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I woke up yesterday morning feeling the pain of the world! It took me a few minutes to figure out what I was experiencing. I haven’t felt that since 2003 at the beginning of the Iraq War when I experienced it quite often and had to learn how to deal with it. This is even worse_the fear and disbelief we are all feeling is overwhelming at times. How could this be happening to our country and to our fellow travelers on this planet, here to raise our consciousness and the consciousness of the world?

Well, it’s a part of the journey. Some are saying a Trump presidency was inevitable to mobilize us into seeing the truth and corruption in our world and standing in our power to take back our planet; perhaps that’s true. But there is an element of shock that so much could happen in the space of a week’s time as we listen to Trump’s “executive actions” No time for denial or delay of action; just time to take action. I could say more about all the particulars, but you can find that online and on cable T.V. The wind is at our backs! People are demonstrating all over the world with strong conviction and will probably need to for a long period of time. What I would like to focus on is how to stay grounded, feeling empowered, and handling feelings of overwhelm.

If we go back to Metaphysics 101, we will remember that the lower consciousness of the planet thrives on the energy of fear and anger. These feelings “feed” it, so it strives to provoke these feelings and to create division between groups of people. If you connect to the feelings of the world, which is bound to happen from time to time since we’re all connected, especially if you’re on a spiritual path, it can seem to come out of nowhere and be overwhelming. The task is to learn to hold a larger space of energy as a container for those feelings_ the Transpersonal Witness. This “container”, as its name suggests, is transpersonal rather than personal. It allows us to “witness” these collective feelings so that we can transform them rather than feel them personally and be overwhelmed by them.

Within Unity consciousness, which is the level of consciousness we are integrating now on the earth plane, we recognize that we are all connected and we find love, compassion and caring for the good of the whole. From that place, actions are taken not just for our own desires, but for the what will serve the whole e.g.. other people, other countries etc.

If you would like to learn how to connect to this level of consciousness and utilize it, call me for a personal session or attend one of my seminars. See my website for more information.

If there ever was a time to “hold the light” for the planet it is now. Here’s a quote from my previously published book Kicking and Screaming to Enlightenment, a Journey to the Real Self. ~ Blessings, Mary

For years now I have talked about the shift in consciousness we are going through collectively, where we are moving from experiencing reality from our individuated selves, to seeing the bigger picture from the Self, where we have compassion and make decisions for the good of the whole. This is not an easy transition and has many levels. Cathy Pagano shares some amazing wisdom here about this New Moon today in Leo! ~ Blessings, Mary

** See my August Newsletter “From the self to the Self!”

No matter how disappointed progressive people who supported Bernie and real change in this country are about the way the DNC did not give him a fair chance_did not follow the will of the people_ why are we surprised that the “powers that be” would not support change that would take away their power over the masses? The chicanery has been exposed now as a “fact” even though we knew in our hearts what was going on, and Hilary has not chosen a running mate who would be our first choice. So what do we do now? What’s our next step?

A third party may truly be what we need, but not now. We haven’t got the foundation built so that we could win! I have to admit though that I can see the wisdom of choosing Tim Kaine. He is a likable guy, he has tons of experience to contribute, he seems honest and he can bring in the swing state of Virginia and maybe the Senate and Congress at times. Watching what I could stomach of the latest from Trump, we do have to stop him; we cannot allow him to be elected. And it sounds like there is a chance that he could be elected. No.

I don’t think we should look at this as “submitting” to the Clinton campaign or being disrespected or “losing”. Yes, our position is being disrespected but again what do we expect from people who have been in charge for a long time and want to keep it that way! Perhaps we need to “surrender” to where we are right now and keep making headway on implementing all the things we believe in. We’ve made some headway on important issues such as TPP, a public option in healthcare and student loans in the Democratic platform; now we’ve got to work to get those things implemented in Congress. The revolution has just begun; Rome was not built in a day! At some point, when we have built a foundation, perhaps we can elect a third party candidate if the Dems won’t come along, but for now, I think we need to build on our successes and keep Donald Trump out of the Whitehouse!

Listening to Bernie on the Sunday shows this morning, I agree with the way he is reflecting on this. Was it a fair competition in the primary? No, it wasn’t. Here in Arizona, Clinton claims that she won but the way that she won was by keeping a great number of people from voting_some estimate a million progressive Democrats and Independents could not vote_ and by reducing the number of voting places from over 200 to 60. People stood in long lines for hours; many were given provisional ballots that were never counted. CNN announced the winner in AZ while people still stood in line to vote. This has got to stop! It is all part of the “old order”. It’s not the first time it has been initiated by either side of the aisle. If a candidate cannot win an election honestly, what does that say about them?

Duality is all about the struggle between two polar opposites; so are political parties in this country. They create division among people rather than uniting the in common purpose. Those who say we can never have more than two major parties are wrong, in my opinion. When we add a third successful party, we will shift out of duality and the division that it creates, and move into a higher level of consciousness with respect and policies that are fair for all. But we have to build a foundation for it so that it has an equal voice and can succeed. In the meantime, we can still make a difference by working towards fairness and equality for all. It’s not an easy task, but as Hilary Clinton once said “It Takes a Village”!

With Ears to Hear and Eyes to See!

It was difficult for me to see Bernie endorse Hillary yesterday; many of us had hopes that he would truly be the nominee. But I can’t help but admire the way in which Bernie adjusts to the way life unfolds, surrendering very quickly, and continues on his path for the higher good to get people involved and to achieve the changes our country needs at this point in time. He has changed the discussion of our political trajectory in one short year. As he has said many times, this election is not about him, it is about us_what we will do, how we will be involved in our government, what we will demand from our governmental leaders.

Change always occurs from the bottom up! If Hillary becomes president, everything is in place for us to demand the changes that our people and our country need; if Trump were to become president, we will be on a downward spiral. Do we need to be for enough of the collective to “wake up” and become more conscious of what is going on? To suffer more before we demand change? I don’t think so; I hope not. It seems like the opening for change and for regaining our power is here if we resolve to take it. It does not come from ego and it is not power over another; it is standing in our power for the good of the whole. Fairness, equality. Not self-serving but having the maturity to see how all can prosper when we honor and respect each other and our places within the whole.

I remember how I felt when Bush was elected the second time, knowing that the first election had been stolen. It was beyond reason to me that he could be elected a second time; I couldn’t get out of bed for four days. But after a while, I realized that many of us saw the truth of what had happened_ the election, the Iraq War, the Patriot Act_ but not enough people for a collective shift to happen. It took another four years before enough people would “get it” and be motivated to do something about it. We are still in that process. Although many positive things have happened with Obama as president, they were not the deep change we voted for and hoped for_ the changes that Bernie is speaking to now. True change from a system that is not working anymore in all facets of government_ campaign finance, voting rights, our congress and senate. How did we get here where congressmen can make $174,000 a year, refuse to bring up important legislation for a vote when it is supported by huge majorities of people, and take more “vacation time” every year to avoid doing what they have been elected to do? It makes no sense.

Through Bernie’s efforts, we are much more conscious now of the problems in our voting laws, income and wealth inequality, horrendous trade policies, our broken criminal justice system, and our people’s lack of access to affordable health care and higher education. He fought aggressively to address the crisis of climate change, the need for real comprehensive immigration reform, the importance of developing a foreign policy that values diplomacy over war, and so much more. It’s time for us to take over now. There’s been a “coup” going on in our country for some time now as corporations take over what was once our democracy. If Trump is allowed to be elected, it will be all over. We are not powerless in the face of this threat. Please be involved in this election cycle, do your homework on the issues, have a voice, vote your conscience and pray on a regular basis. We need to “hold the light” during this chaotic time staying grounded, aligned and consciously connected to who we really are amidst the chaos rather than get caught up in it! That is real power_spiritual power. We need to remember to use it!

Love this image of the crab, the signature for Cancer in Astrology. I’m sending this newsletter a bit early because the planet Mars goes direct today from a lengthy retrograde period that has put us on hold_now we can slowly move forward with all that we learned about ourselves during the retrograde, acknowledging our part in events of the past. This new moon falls on a national holiday over the weekend  here in the U.S., the date of our nation’s Birthday, and I can feel its power already. Feels like a reprieve to me with energizing and joyful energy and yet there is more to follow. Sirius is conjunct this new moon again bringing both personal and collective openings to higher consciousness. I’ve written about Sirius before; when its close like this we can utilize it’s high frequency energy. This is a powerful year astrologically with one transit after another demanding our attention. As always, Divine Unity, one of my favorite astrologers,  has much wisdom to share about this New Moon.  See my latest newsletter!
~ Blessings, Mary

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Being present in the here and now is what we strive for on the spiritual path. Have you noticed how quickly that now moment moves to the next one so that if you don’t take action in a “here and now” moment when something seems relevant, it then disappears and the moment is lost ? That doesn’t mean it wasn’t something important to act on, just that you missed an opportunity to take action when it could have made a difference. Right now the planet Mars is still retrograde and it moved back into Scorpio for a month on May 27th. Do you feel like you’re still waiting for something to happen to move you forward?And you’re sloshing through a lot of old stuff? Our task is to stay present and deal with what presents itself. Here’s some wisdom from Divine Harmony on that subject. ~ Blessings, Mary
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FROM DIVINE HARMONY

so from 5/27-6/29 we have retrograde mars in the depths and bowels of scorpio- facing us with all our shadow material that most of us prefer not to deal with or look at directly (if at all). the thing is when we don’t deal with it- it deals with us. if we cannot see it in ourselves then it comes into our life in the form of others who become the projections for our own shadow. the shadow of scorpio can be very intense- jealousy, possessiveness, obsession, anger, rage, misuse of sexuality and power, addiction, power/control dynamics, revenge and more. looking at our relationship to the dark side of the psyche is key during the coming month. looking at where we are afraid of the depths and shadows or alternatively where we are obsessed and overtaken by them is key. ultimately we are all seeking to come into right relationship with the shadow- so that means not suppressing it or spiritual by passing it and it also means not living in it completely and acting it out

I’ve been giving some thought to that question lately and realizing that I need to talk more about my brand and the focus of my healing practice. I work very effectively with a variety of people of all ages in my private practice as a healer, and have for 25 years now, but my true specialty, my “brand” is describing and integrating the shift in consciousness we are experiencing on the earth plane and being the healer’s healer!

Not everyone is interested in metaphysics or esoteric study or in levels of consciousness, but I am and that is my specialty! While we understand some aspects of spirituality from metaphysics and esoteric study, we can’t really “understand” these things without experiencing them.

The collective is going through a shift in consciousness. We have finished the phase of experiencing ourselves as individuated “beings” and now, as we expand, we are becoming aware that we are part of a bigger whole, and that that “whole” cannot exist without each other.

In the upcoming months, I would like to offer more seminars for healers and other health care professionals. If you would like to sponsor a seminar in your area, call me or text me at 808.651.2045. ~ Blessings, Mary

Have you felt a shift in energy the last few days? The planet Mars turned retrograde on the 17th, and we have a full moon in Scorpio tomorrow on April 21st. I love this image for Scorpio by Laura Laisley, the Scorpion_ something we see often here in the Southwest. A symbol of power, passion, death and rebirth, exposure of something that is hidden or in shadow and also something to be wary of. They only sting defensively but their sting can be very painful and poisonous!

I can’t help but notice the connection in the last few months between astrological transits and our spiritual growth and integration. There has been much talk about alignment of personal will with Divine Will, the deepest longing of the Soul_ both concepts that are addressed in the Brennan model of healing work. How do you align your personal will with Divine will? What’s the difference between what you think  you want and what you know  you want? And how do you connect with the deepest longing of your Soul?

I learned these methods many years ago when I studied with the Brennan school and then expanded upon them through personal growth. When you bring the non-dual into these alignments, they become even more powerful. Transcend and Include, as Ken Wilber coined the phrase. When you go beyond a level of consciousness, the previous level is contained within it at the same time.

I have recorded 2 healing meditations for you to experience alignment with Divine Will and your Soul’s deepest longing, which I have posted on my website here. It is through experiencing these things that you will come to understand them. Be sure to listen to them when you have time to rest awhile afterward and not while you are driving.
~ Blessings, Mary

I’m reminded right now of something Barbara Hand Clow, an astrologer I followed in the late nineties, said about the anger and disillusionment Americans would experience when they realized they had been lied to by their government about their freedoms and the way things worked. I thought this would happen in 2012, but it seems to be happening now in 2016,  which is what others had predicted. As we watch the drama of the upcoming election, I hear more and more people saying “You mean our primary votes don’t really determine which candidate will run in the Presidential Election? In the end, it’s the party who decides who will run? They can discard the people’s voice after the first ballet? ” It has always been so, we’re just paying more attention now. There has always been corruption in our political system. Each state has their own set of rules and restrictions that control who can run in an election, primary votes, presidential elections. Voting machines can be hacked, results can be flipped. Are we really a Democracy as we have been told, or have we been fooled into thinking so? Cathy Pagano speaks to how astrology is assisting us to”wake up” to the truth and to take action. This is the time to take back our power! See April 7th’s Newletter. Blessings ~Mary

 

Ever wonder why there is such a high incidence of Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, Obesity, gut related illness and Autism?

It’s all around us, its insidious, it’s destructive but its preventable and treatable when you see it for what it is. Last week I walked out into the yard just in time to see some landscapers spraying something I had not authorized. When I asked what they were spraying, they said “Round Up, everyone is using it!” Ugh! I thought. I know all about “round up” and I only use natural organic products in or around my house. So I stopped them, of course, but I was standing in the middle of the freshly sprayed area and guess what? I got sick. Quite sick in fact. And so I did more research online about round up and gathered some new information.

It was worse than I thought but it made a lot of sense. I am well aware of the struggle going on between Monsanto (who makes Round Up) and state legislatures to label GMO’s and to stop the spraying of this herbicide on food crops world wide. I did not know the extent of the research already done on the side effects of this product and how it is contributing to epidemic diseases of all kinds.

Did you know?
**Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Round Up, was originally patented as a de-scaler_it cleaned industrial boilers and pipes by chelating minerals, grabbing them and dissolving them.

**Then it was discovered that because of that chelating property, it could also kill plants, so Monsanto bought the molecule and patented it as a herbicide.

**Then it was found that it kills gut bacteria, unfortunately the beneficial gut bacteria, not the bacteria you want to get rid of, and they patented it as an antibiotic.

**It’s an endocrine disruptor, a mitochondrial toxin, it can change the balance between male and female hormones, and it’s linked to birth defects and Cancer.

**80% of GMO’s are sprayed with Round UP. It soaks into the crop, we eat it, we absorb it.

**It’s a neurotoxin related to the massive epidemics of, Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Autism as well as depression, short term memory loss, brain fog and bouts of severe anxiety and aggression.

**It all starts in the gut where healthy bacteria are destroyed and toxins break down the “tight junctions” in the small intestine allowing undigested proteins to enter the bloodstream. This causes chronic inflammation to many of the systems and organs of the body. The cells stop communicating and these toxins and proteins cross the blood-brain barrier leading to neurological symptoms and diseases.

**These same “tight junctions” exist all over the body. As soon as you get a gluten or glyphosate exposure at the small intestine you make Zonulin, and that Zonulin goes systemic and damages tight junctions throughout the system leading to chronic disease.

It’s no wonder Monsanto doesn’t want our food labeled for GMO’s! And how many other crops are being sprayed with Round Up? Eating organic is certainly a large part of solving the problem. But what do we do about these compounds that are already in our bodies or exposure that we get inadvertently when we eat out or buy something that isn’t really organic? Or that we get exposed to in the air or in the water? If “everyone is using it” then we are being exposed everyday in our neighborhoods and subdivisions even if we don’t use it ourselves.

According to Dr. Zach Bush who is featured in the article below, anyone eating a standard American diet is exposed to glyphosate from many sources because 80% of it is not made by Monsanto anymore but by China and provided here in generic form. For many eating a standard American diet, GI symptoms have become their #1 medical complaint. But there’s hope!

There is a new nutritional product that has been developed that restores the integrity of the cells in the small intestine and removes glyphosate from the body. It’s called Restore and it works quickly. For anyone having chronic GI problems, It is worth looking into. It’s a complex subject, but you can read the entire article for more information below.

Restore 4 Life

We are living in time where it is possible for the earth to raise its vibration into higher consciousness. To do this, our bodies need to stay healthy and raise in vibration too! The lower ego of the mass consciousness is attempting, once again, to stop this process and control humanity by reducing its consciousness, just as it did in Atlantis.This time it’s being done through our food and water supply. Operating from greed and ignorance, it is causing untold pain and suffering, which reduces our vibrational levels. But we can have a different outcome this time, by becoming aware of what is happening and taking action, not only to stop it by supporting legislative action, but by utilizing the products becoming available to correct the imbalances being created in our bodies.

We don’t need to engage in a “fight” with this energy, but we need to stand firmly, saying “no” to its agenda, and stop it from causing destruction, just as you would would a small child who is out of control and knows no better.

This is the spiritual lesson: to stand in love as we say no to an unruly infant consciousness.Taking charge, refusing to let it destroy us and the shift in consciousness that is occurring.

Blessings~ Mary

 

Zika Thoughts: No Panic Needed


Very interesting article by Dr. Brownstein on the Zika virus. (a Board-Certified family physician and is one of the foremost practitioners of holistic medicine. He is the Medical Director of the Center for Holistic Medicine in West Bloomfield, MI.) Did you know that that virus has been around since 1947 and has never caused microcephaly before? And that pregnant women in Brazil were required to take a new vaccine for pertussis DTwP which contains aluminum hydroxide, a known neurotoxin? And that the area where babies are being born with microcephaly is the same area where 800,00 genetically modified mosquitoes were released to counter both dengue and Zika viral infections? Hmm! Further research and no panic needed.

Michael Moore has always been a favorite of mine. Here’s his latest letter_just in time for the Winter Solstice and Christmas_spread the word!  http://michaelmoore.com/weareallmuslim

“So, in desperation and insanity, you call for a ban on all Muslims entering this country. I was raised to believe that we are all each other’s brother and sister, regardless of race, creed or color. That means if you want to ban Muslims, you are first going to have to ban me. And everyone else.

 
We are all Muslim.

 
Just as we are all Mexican, we are all Catholic and Jewish and white and black and every shade in between. We are all children of God (or nature or whatever you believe in), part of the human family, and nothing you say or do can change that fact one iota. If you don’t like living by these American rules, then you need to go to the time-out room in any one of your Towers, sit there, and think about what you’ve said.”  Michael Moore

I first became aware of Ram Dass when I was working with a client who had been diagnosed with a brain tumor. She was a student of mine in the first school that I taught; I was very fond of her and knew her quite well. In fact a few months before she was diagnosed, she attended a seminar I led in Hawaii. At that seminar, during a private session I did with her, I received the guidance that there was a particular issue around being a spiritual warrior that she needed to deal with right away. If she did not do so, she would become very sick. I counseled her on how she might do that and with whom. I didn’t hear from her again until she called to tell me of her diagnose and to request healing work. She had not proceeded with any personal work since the seminar. Shortly afterword, she came to see me for a week of intensive work in Arizona where I lived. She was already showing cognitive difficulties and had some intermittent paralysis on her left side. Oh, that we would listen to guidance when we get it!

I don’t remember now how a tape from Ram Dass came into my hands at that time; it is interesting the way Spirit works. But I had in my possession a tape on the meaning and the process of dying that he had recorded in a seminar he had conducted. It was very moving and insightful. I gave it to my client to take home with her. It was really too late for her to turn things around at that point. She had missed the window of opportunity where change could have occurred. But that was my introduction to Ram Dass.

I recently visited his website, after hearing of Wayne Dyer’s passing, I knew that they were good friends, and wondered if he had posted anything. I found some outstanding articles on his blog about the nature of spirituality and the place of psychology on the path to awakening. They fit very much with my life experience_ that we have to develop a strong functional ego before we can let go of it and the place of a teacher and a guru. If you resonate, you can find these at https://www.ramdass.org/open-heart-extra/.

Each time I send out a Newsletter, I find the best wisdom I can find on the astrology transits occurring, combining them with the guidance I receive and the principles of healing and shift in consciousness work that I have learned and embrace in my own work. This week-end there is more to share on this amazing transit we are in. Because of the accelerated times we are living in, it is even more important than ever to pay attention and to utilize these openings in time where things can be accomplished personally that also move the collective forward. This last set of eclipses, according to Cathy Pagona at Wisdom of Astrology, is a final opportunity for this set of transits, to deal with our issues around Self and Other. How do we work in service to the whole and still get our personal needs met? How do we see the bigger picture and see our place within the whole? Here’s some more wisdom about this weekend’s portal of new moon and solar eclipse in Virgo.~ Blessings, Mary

**See Newsletter Archives

I don’t usually borrow artwork from Mystic Mamma, but in this case I thought this was exceptional and was created by Mystic Mamma herself. The theme for this eclipse is the healing of karmic patterns and moving from judgement and criticism of ourselves and others to compassion for ourselves and others. We all make mistakes and have “blind spots” so to speak_ lessons to learn here on the earth plane; that is what we are here for. To become conscious and to grow! Some of our patterns are deep seated and take a long time to become conscious and to heal_we call them “Karmic” because they have a root from another time. That pattern repeats itself over and over until we can see what is hidden and what illudes us in healing it. Then we can finally let go and do something different. Here’s what two well known astrologers have to say about the potential of this eclipse to move us through these hidden agendas and “leap” to another level of consciousness.~ Mary

**See Newsletter Archives

With Jimmy Carter having been diagnosed with metastatic cancer and beginning radiation treatments today, national attention is being drawn to the subject of cancer and cancer treatment. I’d like to add a book to the discussion which I found while I was traveling in California in July. Cancer is Not a Disease, It’s a Survival Mechanism by Andeas Mortitz.

I often find when I am traveling that I go through a process of re-evaluation and growth, often being guided to books or other ways of gathering new information. That was the case with this book. Although I was aware of some of the information in the book, being an RN for many years and being well read, there was new information for me here, presented in a way that was a different concept than I had considered before. I have watched many people die from the treatment of their cancer by conventional means and have always known intuitively that conventional treatment was not the way. This book explains why. Did you know?

*Cancer is not a disease but a final and desperate survival mechanism of the body that occurs only when all other protective mechanisms have failed.

*It is an extended immune response to help clear up existing congestion that suffocates a group of cells,

*Cancer cells are normal healthy cells that undergo genetic mutation so that it can live without oxygen.(anerobic) in areas of the body where little or no oxygen is available.

*They thrive in areas where plenty of metabolic waste products are trapped where they derive energy for their sustenance and then take these potentially dangerous waste products away from the healthy cells.

*Cancer cells are an attempt by the body to cleanse and heal itself and to prolong its life.

*They do not randomly spread throughout the body. They lodge themselves in places that are congested and oxygen deprived.

*The main obstacle to finding real cures for cancer are based on the false assumption that the body is trying to destroy itself rather than trying to preserve its life. It is not an autoimmune disease.

*Every single day, the body turns over approximately 30 million cells; an estimated 1% become damaged in the process and turn cancerous. Your immune system is programmed to detect these cells and destroy them. It is essential for the body’s own survival that these cancer cells be created every day to stimulate the immune system. So why does the immune system discriminate between destroying these daily created cancer cells and cancer cells created to deal with congestion?

*Because they are serving a purpose. Why would the immune system try to hinder the body’s own efforts to prevent certain toxic metabolic waste products from entering the bloodstream and killing the body?

*The toxicity crisis ends when we remove existing toxins from the blood, bile ducts, gastrointestinal tract , lymphatic vessels and tissue fluids and restore energy to the body.

*Cancer only strikes when a part or parts of us are not alive anymore, physically, emotionally or spiritually. it is a wake up call, prompting us to take back our life when it no longer feels meaningful.

*Just as we need to feel loved, cancer cells also need to know that they are loved. To live in heath and peace, we especially need to be friends with the cells of our body, especially cancer cells. Cutting them out through surgery, or destroying them with poisonous drugs or deadly radiation, adds even more violence to the body than it already has to deal with. [and doesn’t get to the source of the problem]

~ Blessings, Mary

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The New Moon in Leo on August 14th is a personal Moon with a collective message: we each have a role to play in furthering the thrust of conscious evolution, but we play that role in the intricacies of our own individual lives. It’s all too easy to forget that small acts carry great power, especially when our attention is taken up with life’s daily demands. This Moon reminds us that everything we do, each thought, word and intention, matters more than we can possibly imagine. It challenges us to step off the habitual tracks of the mind to break any cycles of negativity, victim-consciousness or just plain old hopelessness that may threaten to keep us stuck in past pain and old fears best released.~ Sarah Varcas

 
Do you ever wonder where we’re headed as a species? As you look around the world, it can be easy to be bogged down and discouraged by what you see. Is it ever going to change? A decade ago, there was such optimism_such spiritual growth. Now we’re in a different phase; a phase of integration of that higher consciousness, a phase of new beginnings. New beginnings are always somewhat nebulous. It’s one step at a time not knowing exactly where you’re going. That will come later when you’re closer to the end of the cycle when you can see the bigger picture. Lessons can come in surprising ways, perhaps not at all what you expect.

I got a fortune cookie last week that just made me smile as I reflected on its wisdom. “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance.” Isn’t that the truth? The truth of what we’re seeing reflected to us in the outside world, especially in the political arena. It’s the ignorance of the ego who “thinks” it knows the answer, who “thinks” it knows the truth. That’s what gets us in trouble as human beings_leading with our egos rather than the wisdom of our higher selves. It’s happened in other cultures and its happening again now. But we’re more conscious of it now, partly because we have the input of psychology and healing paths, and partly just because we have grown. We’ve been here before; its time to demonstrate what we have learned and make different decisions.

When the ego connects with the soul level and then the spirit level of consciousness, it can function very efficiently in this world because it has more information. It is lead by higher consciousness. When it does the leading, it does not have enough information and often makes very serious mistakes because it is ignorant. Ignorant of the bigger picture or the way that things really work. The way out of this dilemma is learning how to connect consciously to these higher and deeper levels of our Being and remembering to stay connected with the wisdom of this higher guidance through meditation and personal healing. The ego holds distortions of thinking from previous experiences and traumas. These can be identified and released through spiritual healing_ it is the way forward.

What role do you play in the grand scheme of things? What are you passionate about? What is your contribution to make at this point in time that will help move the collective in a positive direction? Keeping connected to higher consciousness is the task; it holds the answers. For months now, astrology has been promising us a new direction, a new beginning, What are you passionate about? What can you contribute to the whole in this next phase of life that excites you? That can make a difference?

Here is more wisdom from another astrologer about the power of this new moon in Leo. We are living in very powerful times. Utilize them to the fullest! Blessings~Mary

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From Kelly Rosano
The Leo New Moon on August 14 is empowering your self-dedication. The Sun, Moon and Venus are coupled in Leo. They are in a positive energy flow with Uranus. This provides you with a fresh start to innovate your life. Change does not have to be hard or difficult. You can make graceful changes. You are encouraged to be a powerful creator. Be unique. Be who-you-really-are. Be creative. Come from your heart. Be love.

The Leo New Moon empowers you to use your creative Self-expression. Live from your heart… You were born for these transitional times. You came to create. You are here to make a difference. You are a player in a grand free will experiment. You are a change agent. You are an emissary of our New Earth. You are remembering the future. We came to forge together. You are a conscious creator. Use this Leo New Moon to take the next step on your life path… Follow your heart. Follow your Bliss. Commit to expressing your Fullest Potential/Power.

TV has channels, radio stations have channels, and consciousness has channels too! What channel are you listening to? Yesterday in meditation I was reminded that we can consciously choose what “channel” or level of consciousness we are tuned into. In our world now in the physical plane of reality, we are being bombarded with lower frequency energies from blue tooth and wi-fi_energies that include lower vibrational thoughts and thought forms. Have you noticed that? Thoughts that seem to come out of nowhere and ideas beyond anything you might have claimed in the past as your own? Negative thoughts and ideas; preoccupation with what is going on here on the earth plane? To see the bigger picture, we have to reach higher. Choose another frequency! Change channels.

The Wisdom teachings have taught us about spiritual initiation, reaching and integrating higher levels of consciousness. But what if in the new frequencies of energy available to us since the beginning of 2014, we just have to “tune In” to them in order to access and experience this higher consciousness. What if a variety of levels of consciousness are available to us now on the earth plane, because of all of the work done by light workers on the path in the last 25-30 years and probably millennia before that, but now we are on a new path. One where the work has been done to integrate higher vibrational energies on the earth plane and now the task is simply to “tune in” to them. To choose them over the lower vibrational ones being transmitted here at the same time. How do we do that?

For those of you who channel or would like to (no pun intended) is there more information you are intended to retrieve? Could it be as simple as assimilating this information and choosing a higher vibration, a different channel. “I choose a higher frequency of energy; I choose a different ‘channel’. I choose to be aligned with a higher frequency of energy_one that sees this reality from a higher perspective. I lift my consciousness to a higher vibrational channel of information.” Try it! And let me know how it works!

Today is the Spring Equinox, a New Moon( a Super Moon) and a total Solar Eclipse in the last degree of Pisces! Having just followed the 7th and final Uranus/Pluto square, some say it may be the most important and intense day of the year! Much has been written about this date and its transits. I am most moved by the words of Sara Varcas below.

This is truly a day for meditation, prayer and ritual! All New Moons are a time of setting intention but this one is especially powerful. It is a time of major endings of a cycle and entry into major new beginnings! May we let go of the past, regret or shame, sorrow or sadness, having learned from it as best we could. Move into the future; there will be new opportunities for growth, aligned with our deeper Self, our Authentic Self within! Namaste’, Mary

From Sarah Varcas at Astro Awakenings

This total solar eclipse occurs at 9:47 a.m. GMT (2:47am PDT) on 20th March in the final degree of the zodiac. An eclipse here speaks of completion on a grand scale. Things within reach that we failed to grasp disappear; opportunities postponed for a ‘better time’ dissolve; riches hoarded lose their worth.

“This degree of the zodiac brings to a close great cycles of time and change, major life themes and patterns. An eclipse here reminds us the cosmos has its own timetable, weaving its design through our lives with or without our consent. We are faced with the choice to synchronise our timepiece of the heart with that of the heavens or occupy our own time zone – sometimes in synch, sometimes way out of it, struggling to impose our own schedule upon the unfolding of sacred creation. The endings we face now, be they losses, disappointments or liberating closure, remind us of the need for deep and abiding alignment with the god-force from here on in, as it threads its way through our lives.”

“The cycles now ending offered certain challenges, opportunities and emergent wisdom. They required choices, the distant outcomes of which we now face. Those made in alignment with the evolutionary imperative of awakening reveal powerful new beginnings on the near horizon, crystallising as we speak. Past courage will reap rewards of freedom and deep peace. Decisions made out of fear, from a defensive heart, reveal now the fading of a future self even as we gaze upon it: opportunities lost, the time for action passed. We may feel burdened with shame or regret, sadness or grief. But no matter the pain this moment may hold, there is comfort and hope at hand.”

“The power of this solar eclipse will remove rose-tinted glasses and veils that hide the truth. We cannot stop it nor can we choose to postpone our own awakening. This – right here, right now – is the end of denial, the end of artifice, the end of avoidance.”

“This eclipse connects us with 1997, bringing to a close cycles begun then. Whatever life asked of us at that point, the cosmos now echoes back to us the answer we gave.”

An eclipse on 9th March 1997 released into the collective consciousness a vision of completion, of enlightenment. A flame was lit in the human psyche, brighter than before, which called us to draw near and remember our original face, just visible in the dancing shadows. …Life was taking on a sense of urgency and the energies which have tested our mettle to the max in recent years were tentatively beginning to make themselves felt. We were changed from that moment, even if we didn’t know it. Since then our task has been to know it, to live intimately with the divine, with the universe, the god-force. To discover just how deeply we are guided and led by forces whose influence stretches far beyond anything we had previously known.”

“In 1997 we were conceived in truth, at this eclipse we are born of it, stark and undeniable, beautiful and nourishing, truth in all its guises and glory: harsh and gentle, in darkness and in light.”

I sent out my newsletter today March 16th, the final Uranus/Pluto square astrologically. Here’s another astrologer’s perspective  and summary of this transit during last three years; it’s really wonderful!  Mystic Mamma 

Sometimes when transits go on over a period of years as this one has, we loose track of what it has all been about or how we are to participate personally while it is going on. Because we are a part of the whole, how we have used this time personally for transformation affects the outcome of what was to be accomplished at the collective level.

Divine Harmony has done a wonderful job of describing the journey we have been on for almost 3 years_the 7 Uranus-Pluto squares_ reminding us of what they mean. Only in this seventh square are both planets moving direct. In every other square, one of the planets was retrograde. That means we can move forward now unencumbered! Here are some highlights but take the time to read the entire article.~ Mary

Divine Harmony

Ever since I became aware in early February that the planet Pluto will oppose the fixed star Sirius at 14’17 cancer all this year, “uncovering and deeply activating the very mystical, mysterious energies that Sirius has accumulated throughout history,” I have been in touch with the Sirian energies channeling new work. “Sirius holds incredible spiritual wisdom and of course Sirius gets it’s Higher Frequency from somewhere as well- so it’s not that Sirius is the end all/be all point.”1 But as a part of the whole it holds amazing frequencies of light and can show us how to utilize them.

In the late 80s, I learned about “Walk In’s” from Ruth Montgomery, an author and channel who did automatic writing. Those years were earlier on the spiritual path for me; I was intrigued by what she had to say. She wrote that when a soul was unable to finish a life’s task, was feeling overwhelmed or simply not strong enough to continue, he/she could make an agreement on the inner planes to “walk out” at the soul level and allow another soul to replace her in her body and finish the lifetime for her. I can see now that this concept was based on the idea that a “soul” was a single entity rather than composed of many parts.

Recently, I had another experience and learning while I was working with a client, which I will attribute to the Sirians. This client had a recurrent experience when feelings would come up about being on the earth plane at this time. She had memories of being on a higher plane of reality where there was more light, and more advanced ways of dealing with things. She had a great deal of difficulty being here because of all the pain and suffering, and especially because she no longer had the tools available to her from that level of reality. Things were done so slowly here and people were so “stupid” and “cruel.” She just could not commit to being here and sabotaged many of the efforts made by the client to have a fulfilling life. Now I would like to point out that this client was not pathological; she was very functional and successful in her life. These feelings just came up periodically and resulted in feelings of frustration and despair.

Because I learned Voice Dialogue a number of years ago, I would help her to develop an aware ego to that part of herself, but that was not working. Voice dialogue is a method used to develop an aware ego to two opposite parts within the personality and hold the tension between them by separating out from them. In this latest healing session I learned that it was not working because this was not an personality part; it was a soul part that had come in as a part of the configuration of energies that formed the energy field of my client in this lifetime. It didn’t want to be here and there was no reasoning with it; it wanted to go back. It was not willing or able to transform. Developing an aware ego to it was not helping. And so I was shown how to allow it to “walk out” of this incarnation and allow another part to come in and replace it. This new part was more highly evolved and could work cooperatively with the rest of the energies in my clients field so that she could evolve and fulfill her task of being here at this time. It was not necessary for the entire configuration or “person” of my client to walk out; just this part of her.

We are in a time when our vibration has lifted to a level where we are seeing and understanding reality from a deeper place and will receive guidance from there. We will have many different perceptions now of our reality and the way things ”work” that surpass what we have known in the past _many “ah-ha” moments. It’s not that this is an entirely new concept, because you may have experienced this before. But this is truly a quantum leap in energy into a new reality where “fine tuning” may occur. It is important that we stay open to new teachings, taking the time to be still and to “listen” and then to apply what we have learned. Namaste’  Mary

1)http://www.divineharmony.org/cosmic-insight-divine-harmony/divine-harmony-astrology-blog/pluto-opposite-sirius-sacred-lies-concealed-profane/

This is the Epilogue to my book published in 2010_Kicking and Screaming to Enlightenment, a Journey to the Real Self.

2011 and 2012 have come and gone without the dramatic lift in consciousness we anticipated in the outer world. Or does it just look different than we thought it would? On the inner planes, we did indeed achieve the changes needed to move us forward into a new paradigm. In 2013, many experienced a kind of disorientation and lack of direction as a recalibration seemed to occur. And now in 2014, we have reached the beginning of a new paradigm. As such, a new level of perception is developing as our consciousness evolves. In the outer world, things look worse than ever as the old order struggles to stay in control. But we truly are moving forward as we learn to adjust to the new energies and build new structures both within ourselves and in our culture. There is a shift in the level of compassion that many are experiencing and expressing for the many people who are suffering. Attitudes are changing towards many social issues such as immigration and same sex marriage that just a few years ago were different. Many are experiencing a shift in their work and their living situations. A change in their life task is occurring and as such, old form is breaking down, as new form is being created just as I described in this book. Utilize the tools I describe here and keep the faith_ the new paradigm just looks different than we thought it would because we were trying to understand it from the perspective of the old paradigm. It takes time for changes on the inner planes to materialize on the outer level. Death and re-birth happen in a continuum. The saga continues.

Social Action

And we thought intensity of emotions only occurred at full moons? Not so by how this new moon is feeling! It is exhilarating but also saddening to see the number of people who are waking up to the reality of our political system. 20 years ago, it was considered a “conspiracy theory” to speak of a “secret government” but now the term is used freely on the internet by many authors of legitimate publications like the Boston Globe and Huffington Post. It’s just a fact_just the way it is. So what do we do now that we know about it?

 
I remember writing an article for my newsletter several years ago where I was talking about the our role as Light Workers to help shift duality into Unity Consciousness and how to do it. There I posed the question “perhaps duality is just the way it is and we can’t really change it.” Maybe we have to build a new structure that exists right along side duality_one of higher consciousness_a multidimensional reality and people can choose which one they want to live in. At least for a while while duality is being phased out. That fits with the process of Voice Dialogue too where we don’t try to change a part of ourselves; we accept it for what it is and develop an observer to it~a part that takes charge of the decision making based on what it observes from the different parts. This observer, an aware ego, is what changes.

 

I think of that this week with discussions going on on Facebook about who is really in charge of our government and why things don’t change very much. How much do our votes really count? Can we really change the existing structure by inserting people with good intention into it, or do we need to create a new one? One built on a different premise than a two party system which keeps people opposing each other_a system that truly sees people as equals and makes decisions for the good of the whole. A system conceived of higher consciousness! Sound like a “pipe dream”? Maybe, but I don’t think so. If we can envision it, we can create it. I think we are creating it as we “hold the light” for the planet. It may be just about to materialize. How soon? Probably not overnight but it’s clear, people are waking up to the truth and the charade can’t go on for long once that happens. ~Blessings, Mary

 

If you have read my first book, Kicking and Screaming to Enlightenment, then you know that I see a connection between the genetic manipulation and loss of power that we experienced as a species in the point in time we call Atlantis, and what we are experiencing now. Because these issues have come around circle, the energy to see what is happening and to reclaim our power is currently available to us. The future of the planet and of our evolution depends on the choices that we make now. It is not a time to put our heads in the sand or to be apathetic. It is a time to stand in truth and take back our power, both personally and collectively.

This is certainly relevant when we look at what many are observing about our political system as the primary season unfolds. Many, if not most of us were unaware that different states have different rules for voters and distributing delegates for a federal election. And for most states, Independents are not allowed to vote in the primaries. That means that many potential voters are being left out of helping to determine who will run on a Federal ballet. It’s clear to me, this is a sure way of maintaining the control of a 2 part system_one that maintains the status quo of corporate control and money interests, discouraging people from participating in the political system because they have no power.

Independent numbers have grown nationally by leaps and bounds. Why would that be, if there is no Independent Party as such? It’s because people are unhappy with both major political parties and don’t want to be a part of them. in Arizona, more than 50% of the population are registered Independents, more than the number of registered Democrats and Republicans put together! In our “Presidential Preference” election here,(an interesting term; its not considered an actual primary) it is estimated that a million people were not allowed to vote when voting locations were changed from over 200 to 60. Results for the Arizona election were being called on National TV while people still waited in line to vote, some for 4-5 hours. This is Democracy?

But we have a candidate who is challenging those notions now; his name is Bernie Sanders! And although the media would have us believe that he has no chance of winning, I think that’s still up to us! The “culture”, “the patriarchy”, the “powers that be” are certainly fighting to try to keep change from happening, but stranger things have happened. When it’s time and the Universe is supporting change, it can happen when we least expect it. So I hope that you will educate yourself about this election and these candidates, become involved in the process, and make decisions based on informed consent, not sound bites or drama! It’s time to take back our power as citizens of the Universe if we choose to; its up to us!

It can be difficult to understand the workings of the Universe sometimes, especially from the perspective of the present moment, but one thing is for sure, if there was ever a time to stand for transformation and change politically, this is that moment. I guess Bernie shouldn’t be surprised to the extent that the current “culture” would fight to preserve itself in the face of its demise, but at some level I think he is; he looked very sad and resigned on TV this morning. The game isn’t over yet, Bernie! But the media would have us think so.

Our media tends to shape our belief systems and would define our sense of reality. It tells us what to think and tells us what is possible, if we allow it. But is it correct or just a figment of ego? Clearly the pun dents are operating from ego when they define for us what they see as possible in this upcoming delegate selection and election process. They have no higher vision of what might be possible or how so called “miracles”, things totally unexpected can happen. Or maybe they are just too invested in the status quo. After all, they are a part of the old order and the old order is “kicking and screaming” to stay in control even though its time is ending. As are politicians on both sides of the isle. Is it any wonder why more Democrats haven’t endorsed Bernie when they are part of the system he is attempting to address? Campaign finance reform and what about our voting system? No attention is being given in this primary season to how the votes are being counted and monitored for accuracy. With only a few months until the general election, how will we know that our votes are being tallied accurately and are really counted? With so many being disenfranchised now, can we really have an honest vote of the people?

We are living in a period of time that parallels events and decisions that were made in Atlantis eons ago. Genetically modified mosquitoes. Really? A cure or a cause of the disease? Dr. Brownstein in Michigan made the connection between genetically modified mosquitoes used in the area of the Zika virus before the outbreak of affected infants.

It’s a time to become conscious of what is going on politically and governmentally and take back our power. If we ever had any doubt that our political system was “rigged”, its hard to deny it now. It’s time to change the system! Joseph Chilton Pearce, in his book The Biology of Transcendence speaks of the differences between society and culture and the way in which culture will fight to maintain itself in the face of its demise. But we have the power of prayer and light work! We need to stand in the power of alignment with soul and Spirit with intention for the good of the whole. Is this the time when our political system will change and move in a direction that is fair to all? We don’t know yet, but we can pray and we can hope!

 

I’m reminded right now of something Barbara Hand Clow, an astrologer I followed in the late nineties, said about the anger and disillusionment Americans would experience when they realized they had been lied to by their government about their freedoms and the way things worked. I thought this would happen in 2012, but it seems to be happening now in 2016 which is what others had predicted. As we watch the drama of the upcoming election, I hear more and more people saying “You mean our primary votes don’t really determine which candidate will run in the Presidential Election? In the end, it’s the party who decides who will run? They can discard the people’s voice after the first ballet? ” It has always been so, we’re just paying more attention now.

There has always been corruption in our political system. Each state has their own set of rules and restrictions that control who can run in an election, primary votes, presidential elections. Voting machines can be hacked, results can be flipped. Are we really a Democracy as we have been told, or have we been fooled into thinking so? Cathy Pagano speaks to how astrology is assisting us to”wake up” to the truth and to take action. This is the time to take back our power! . Blessings ~Mary

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In 1992, there was a book published called Bringers of the Dawn by Barbara Marciniak, which was very popular among spiritual seekers and new age readers. The phrase I most remember from the book was “system busters”. Barbara spoke of many of us incarnated at this time having come into this planet to break up the structures that are out of alignment with higher truth and no longer serving us. _ Structures that needed to be eliminated so that better structures, based on higher consciousness and the good of the whole could take their place.

A lot has happened since then, some 24 years ago. Much to our dismay, changes have not occurred as smoothly or as quickly as we had hoped. But I cannot help but think of that book as I watch Bernie Sanders speak about what he hopes to accomplish. Sounds like a “system buster” to me! And God bless him and his courage.

Some people don’t think “spiritual” people should be engaged in politics, but I disagree. Politics per say may not be an honest pursuit and is full of corruption, but social action is indeed necessary if we are to be of service to this world we live in on this plane of reality. It is not something that can be ignored or denied. Holding alignment for higher truth and taking action for issues we believe in that serve the whole, is a necessary part of being a citizen of the world.

I hope you will be involved in this next election cycle, not by engaging in the lower aspects of the political system, but by educating yourself about the issues, using your discernment to “read between the lines,” and standing in your power by speaking your truth as a citizen of this country and a citizen of the world. ~ Blessings, Mary

Michael Moore has always been a favorite of mine. Here’s his latest letter_just in time for the Winter Solstice and Christmas_spread the word!  http://michaelmoore.com/weareallmuslim

“So, in desperation and insanity, you call for a ban on all Muslims entering this country. I was raised to believe that we are all each other’s brother and sister, regardless of race, creed or color. That means if you want to ban Muslims, you are first going to have to ban me. And everyone else.

 
We are all Muslim.

 
Just as we are all Mexican, we are all Catholic and Jewish and white and black and every shade in between. We are all children of God (or nature or whatever you believe in), part of the human family, and nothing you say or do can change that fact one iota. If you don’t like living by these American rules, then you need to go to the time-out room in any one of your Towers, sit there, and think about what you’ve said.”  Michael Moore

The Denying Americans the Right to Know (DARK) Act is before Congress.
Big Food’s allies in Congress are doing everything they can to implement their anti-labeling agenda before the end of the year – including sneaking the main components of the DARK Act into the end-of-year spending bill!

Many  people who are on a spiritual path have had memories of the genetic manipulation that occurred in Atlantis at another point in time. As we have come to understand, time is really not linear, but occurs in a recurring circle so that events and issues repeat themselves_what goes around comes around! We are in a period of time now where issues that presented themselves in Atlantis are repeating themselves.

It’s about greed and having power over the masses. Underneath that is a fear that people will come into their own power by connecting with their spiritual awareness and “the powers that be” will somehow loose their power, their place, their importance. But it is all based upon a faulty belief system because we each have our unique place within the collective consciousness; no one is more important than the other. When we each reach a connection with our own power spiritually, the entire collective grows and expands. No one gets demoted. This fear is based upon an idea that to have power, one must control others and restrict them. It is a fallacy.

Perhaps it is time to recognize this fear that is behind the attempts to control the masses and to meet it with compassion. In Atlantis, our genetics were manipulated to lower our consciousness so that we would not connect spiritually and come into our own power. It was done energetically and manipulatively in the temples by tricking the people into faulty agreements. Today it is being done by manipulating our food supply and our medicines by introducing toxins and ingredients into them that change our DNA. Antibiotics, hormones, genetically modified organisms_could it be any plainer? GMO’s! These foods change our DNA, lower our vibration, create dis-ease and redirect our attention from the higher vibration to the lower. Its insane! Why would anyone do that? When you are busy surviving, its more difficult to remember who you are, focus on  higher consciousness, recognize the God-Self within_our purpose for being here.

I haven’t talked about the “dark forces” in a long time; there is much confusion about the meaning of that term. But they do exist; they are the lower vibration of collective thought that has taken on form and has a life of its own. It operates out of its faulty belief systems_ its delusions if you will_ as I’ve spoken of above. It is destructive because it has lost its way and is operating out of greed and survival mode; it is not  connected with higher consciousness and the bigger picture. It is the collective “lower self” of the ego. It lacks compassion and it doesn’t recognize the distortion in its thinking.

What can we do about this? At the spiritual level, We need to bring love and compassion to the faulty thinking of this energy. It is “crazy”; it has lost its way. We can do that in meditation and with prayer.

On a practical level, We can reclaim our power by being aware of what is happening in the food industry and by having a voice_by taking a stand about the labeling of our foods,_by refusing to allow this genetic manipulation again.
Not only do 64 other nations require labeling, but according to a survey by The Mellman Group, more than 90 percent of Americans of all parties and genders want labeling. The DARK Act goes against what the vast majority of us want. I urge you to stand with me today in support of mandatory GMO labeling by contacting your members of Congress right now.

Click here to contact your representative to Stop the Dark Act!
http://signforgood.com/stopthedarkact/

The Universe has an interesting way of helping us to become conscious and to make choices. Periodically, we get similar circumstances to see if we have gotten the lesson. Is it 2014 or 2003? It feels like 2003 to me. It is unsettling to hear similar words as we heard then at the beginning of the Iraq war. There is evil in the world and we have to destroy it. Really?

There is evil intent in the world; that’s for sure. And sometimes we have to stand up to it. But how do we do that? It is certainly a tremendous problem to have a terrorist group exerting its power, hurting people and taking over land that has not been its own. But is the attitude of “destroying” it the correct one? What the attitudes are within the mass consciousness determines what will happen next. No matter what we’re told about “polls”, what do people really think about what is happening? Do we agree with the plan to destroy “evil”? To have endless war? It reminds me of the saying “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.”

We know that there is tremendous light coming into the planet and that it is uncovering many things hidden that need to be transformed. And we know that the “old order” is fighting desperately to stay in control. The chaos in the world is higher than ever before. I encourage you to participate in whatever way resonates with you in this situation for the highest good of all through prayer, mediation, reciting mantras, grounding and joining in group activities like the ones listed below. As we hold the light for peace, and achieve that state within ourselves, we can make a difference.

As one of my daughters playfully says when something needs to be done right away, Right now, Right now! Now is the time to stand in Love for the world. This very moment. Right now, Right now! Namaste’, Mary

Your Love is Needed Now! Sept. 13-18th with Patti Cota-Robles  www.eraofpeace.org/news/ 

World Peace Day Sept. 21st with Deepak Chopra   unify.org  

** You don’t have to attend either event in person to participate

 

See this latest article on the GMO fight on Hawaii between the people and corporations.http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/08/06/fight-continues-over-moratorium-gmo-crops-hawaiis-big-island

“Hawaii is one of the most biologically diverse, as well as spectacularly beautiful, places in the world, but the chemical companies have been turning the islands into experimental laboratories, unleashing a fountain of pesticides and genetically engineered material into the air, land and waters,” said Paul Achitoff, Earthjustice managing attorney based in Honolulu.“We stand with the people of Hawaii Island who are trying to protect their island from being transformed into another toxic waste dump.”

July 15th (Tuesday) is the deadline for public comments to the FCC on their proposal for Net Neutrality. What’s being considered is creating a “fast lane” which would involve a financial charge and faster delivery on the internet for larger companies that pay this fee. The alternative is to reclassify the internet as a utility which would allow it to be regulated without a charge; this would preserve an open internet for all.

Here’s the link to post your comments on net neutrality to the FCC. http://www.fcc.gov/comments; the deadline is July 15th (Tuesday) Here’s a helpful YouTube from Gov Howard Dean discussing the issues. Reclassify broadband as a utility; don’t create a fast lane for the 1%. http://act.democracyforamerica.com/sign/FCCPublicComment/?akid=5012.1582635.TI4sKA&rd=1&t=1

There’s a powerful full moon today in Scorpio and tomorrow  May 15th, is an important day to take action to protect net neutrality. We all get busy with our lives and are not always aware of what’s going on in the bigger scheme of things. Tomorrow opens a window of time when we can have our voices heard about new rulings that are being proposed about the internet, rulings that would give power once again to the corporations and take away the equal playing fields that exists now where we can communicate  What does this mean and how would it affect you and more importantly freedom of speech in this country and all over the world. Educate yourselves about this very important issue and take action by making a comment to the FCC about their proposal which is being released tomorrow. This is not time to be complacent. On May 15th, organizations across the country are staging a massive protest outside of the FCC building in Washington, D.C. Here’s a link that explains what is going on. http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/05/13-4

I have written about social action a lot because we are at a crossroads and we have been there for awhile, but layer upon layer of opportunities seem to be unfolding for us to respond to if we will. It is easy to become apathetic in regards to the conditions of the world because they seem to go on and on and frankly darkness, ignorance, and negative intent don’t really change. It is our response to them that needs to change; we need to reclaim our power.

Our power has been taken away on this planet over eons of time. This is the opening where that can change that if we take a stand for what we believe in. We don’t have to be victimized unless we allow it. Here’s a quote from my book Kicking and Screaming to Enlightenment, A Journey to the Real Self.

 

There is nothing more important than reclaiming our power at this point in time because it will determine the future direction of our planet and our evolution.” Mary Bell 2010

 

I enjoy watching TV some of the time and I typically will be skeptical about a new show by its name alone, only to find out later that my first impression was not correct and it is actually a good show. That’s what happened with a new show this Spring called Mind Games. I thought for sure it would be another low caliber show like Betrayal or Killer Women on ABC; shows I didn’t even watch to know they would not be my taste in entertainment. But Mind Games surprised me; they actually portrayed physic ability in a responsible way and were laying down some good ideas into the mass consciousness, caring about good outcomes for people without controlling them or interfering with their free will. I was impressed, given the quality of lot of shows of this type. Then, all of a sudden, the show was gone. It took me a few weeks to look it up online, only to see that it had been canceled without even finishing out the season. I ranted about that for a while, even writing an email to ABC complaining. Then I decided to watch the last episode I had seen again, only to see what I think may have been the problem. The subject of the last episode was about GMOs and how a corporation was hiding the side effects which were harming people. In the end, this was exposed and the GMO product was taken off the market. The very next day, the show was cancelled. Hmmm! My guess is that Monsanto or someone in the higher echelon had a fit! Wonder if the truth will come out or if anyone besides me has complained? Do they really think that no one knows the truth about GMOs or are suspicious that they don’t want to label our food so that we can make choices about what we eat? Sounds to me like this was too much of an exposure and good use of TV time to educate people.

I found this article online today; it is very encouraging. We are actually making some headway in getting our food labeled thanks to Vermont and other states that are passing laws that require GMO foods to be labeled. Once a few states require this, there will be a snowball affect. It’s not over buy we’re on the way to stopping the tainting of our food supply in this way. Many Blessings, Mary

Monsanto and Big Food Losing the GMO and Natural Food Fight http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/23151-monsanto-and-big-food-losing-the-gmo-and-natural-food-fight

 

DEAR USERS OF THE INTERNET,

In January 2012 we defeated the SOPA and PIPA censorship legislation with the largest Internet protest in history. Today we face another critical threat, one that again undermines the Internet and the notion that any of us live in a genuinely free society: mass surveillance.

In celebration of the win against SOPA and PIPA two years ago, and in memory of one of its leaders, Aaron Swartz, we are planning a day of protest against mass surveillance, to take place this February 11th.

Together we will push back against powers that seek to observe, collect, and analyze our every digital action. Together, we will make it clear that such behavior is not compatible with democratic governance. Together, if we persist, we will win this fight.

 

WHAT WE’LL DO ON FEBRUARY 11th:

If you’re in the US: Thousands of websites will host banners urging people to call/email Congress. We’ll ask legislators to oppose the FISA Improvements Act, support the USA Freedom Act, and enact protections for non-Americans.

If you’re not in the US: Visitors will be asked to urge appropriate targets to institute privacy protections.

https://thedaywefightback.org/?r=aclu&etname=140208+The+Day+We+Fight+Back+Email+1&etjid=1264184

As a long time lover of Hawaii (I have traveled there many times over the years) I spent two months on Kauai there last summer and was surprised to see what was going on there with GMO’s and the corporate world. Hawaiians have come together to fight the good fight with Mansanto and other groups now who are barraging their beautiful islands with GMO seeds and pesticides which have dangerous side effects. Now they’re going to federal court; we need to support them. This article explains it all:http://truth-out.org/news/item/21506-hawaiis-gmo-war-headed-to-honolulu-and-federal-court