How might your life be different?

How might your life have been different, if, deep within, you carried an image of the Great Mother?

And, when things seemed very, very bad, you could imagine that you were sitting in the lap of the Goddess, held tightly ... embraced, at last.

And that you could hear Her saying to you, "I love you .. I love you and I need you to bring forth your self."

And if, in that image, you could see the Great Mother looking to Her daughters, looking to each woman to reveal in her own life, the beauty, strength, and wisdom of the Mother. 

How might your life be different?
"This is the season to be jolly.." goes a popular Christmas carol. However, many people in our society experience deep depressions associated with the advent of the holiday season. Depression can be equated with a huge sense of loss.
It can be especially difficult to cope with a Christmas depression because everyone else seems so joyous, so reaching out feels more awkward and more remote. We don't want to bring down those around us, we don't want to feel "different" or alienate ourselves, and we don't want to draw attention to ourselves either. We tend to disassociate ourselves from our own feelings and ask ourselves self defeating questions. We wonder what is wrong with us and why we can't jump right on into the holiday cheer. This is suppose to be the happiest time of the year and yet we can barely drag ourselves out of bed and become functional human beings. On top of feeling sad and dysfunctional, we feel out of place and somehow illegitimate in our feelings. And while the text below is written from a female perspective I appreciate that men experience the separation from spirit in much the same way.  
When we embarked on our journey back to ourselves, we often leave our current circumstances with great sorrow, even though we know we could not grow into ourselves if we remain.
Embarking upon my journey, I was leaving behind hearkening to outer authority to find my own meaning. Leaving the clarity and comfort of having my duty defined from outside. Leaving behind projecting my leadership ability onto others instead of owning it myself. Leaving behind being a "good woman" in service. Forced, now to claim my energy to serve the Self as I interpreted it. Forced to become, on my own terms, who I truly was, to be willing to suffer my guilt against the collective for becoming myself. 
"To discover who she is, a woman must descend into her own depths. She must leave the safe role of remaining a faithful daughter of the collectives around her and descend to her individual feeling values. It will be her task to experience her pain .. the pain of her own unique feeling values calling to her, pressing to emerge. To discover who she is, a woman must trust the places of darkness where she can meet her own deepest nature and give it voice... weaving the threads of her life into a fabric to be named and given.. sharing it with the women around her as she comes to a true and certain sense of herself." (Circle of Stones - Judith Duerk)
Woman, standing on a hillside, peering, 
peering into blue space...
... what will woman be?
... not yet fully seen
... not yet fully revealed
... but coming
... coming
                  ... what will woman be?
♥ Looking forward to walking with you on your Individual Journey 
Wishing you all a peaceful and magical festive season and may the New Year bring you a big smile on your face, peace in your soul, and more happiness! 
Love, Light and Peace to All, 



"Just be yourself!" - That's the most commonly used phrase of many self-help books. But that automatically raises the question: Who am I?

Like the famous quote from Odon von Horvath suggests: “I'm actually quite different, but I get around to it so rarely.” many of us go through life with an idea of who or what we are but how can we be sure that this is our own true-self?

Some may say: ”I am many” – hinting that we are made up by many different personalities; defined by the roles we take on through our lifetime, by our shape and form, by our gender, name or social status but is this not only a concept that we create, the “I” or the ego? A mental construct on that basis we have a sense of personal identity?

When we talk about the river Seine, what do we describe? The water in the river is changing, the banks are changing, the river bed and shape is changing... We all see something different when we visit today, in three weeks or in the years ahead. We refer to the concept that we have of the river, but not the river itself.

We perceive things as permanent even though they are changing moment by moment. The one thing that is permanent is the ego; the picture that we have of ourselves. Letting go of the ego can be eerie as we may not be used to defining ourselves through something that has no fixed essence but our true self is exactly that - a wonderful complex flow.

Life is about change, it forms us; but we as well transform – ourselves and our environment - with our thoughts and deeds. On our individual journey back to our true-selves, we should always raise the question: “What kind of person would I like to be?” We always have the choice and can change course at any given moment.

When we manage to look at ourselves like our soul came in contact with our body for the first time, I believe we can remain who we are and who we would like to be – a constant surprise to ourselves.

By Anna Rossberg

Transit of Venus - Wed, 6 June 2012

On the 5th and 6th June 2012 the planet Venus will pass across the face of the Sun and this is called a Venus Transit.

It is among that rarest of planetary alignments and only 7 of them have happened since the invention of the telescope.


They happen in pairs with 8 years in between them. The dates of previous ones have been 1631 and 1639, then 1761 and 1769, followed by 1874 and 1882 and then finally 2004 which was the opener to a pair which will see the second event in 2012.

Venus and the Sun do cross over regularly, but ordinarily Venus passes our star high or low instead of moving across the Sun’s face. This event actually has more impact in terms of meaning because of this. We have to understand that a Venus Transit is like an eclipse. Electromagnetic force lines and plasma flux ropes will cross over.

Imagine a piece of string going from Earth to the Sun and one from Earth to the Venus too. It's as if the strings will cross each other and vibrations pass down the string.

So what is the meaning of this in astrology? To find that out we have to explore the events around the last 3 pairs of Venus Transits and see if there are any similarities in world events. For what happened then will happen again now, taking into account cultural differences.

Let's look at what happened before.....

From 1631 to 1639

A new world view was emerging, beginning with Galileo’s insistence that the Earth was not the centre of the Universe, the Sun was. Another influence was Rene Descartes who brought order to thought and something of a revolution in the intellectual life of Western man. The Catholic Church remained powerful, but was challenged.

A new generation of communicating European scientists were making nonsense of theories that had been rock solid for generations with microscopes and other inventions. They sought answers to motion and dynamics; things that had been unquestioned because they were holy and under God’s control. Authority and power was shifting.….and chocolate had arrived. (yyesss!!)

From 1761 to 1769

After a spectacular year of military successes in 1759, Britain signed peace treaties with France and Spain in 1763. Britain was now the dominant power in North America. However, the American Revolution started brewing at this time and the Anglican Church was ousted in 1761. Exploration for the achievement of scientific knowledge began with Captain Cook’s mission to Tahiti. 
(Vanilla to go with the chocolate?) He makes an unprecedented contribution to the knowledge of the Pacific. An industrial revolution occurred in Britain and the first of the mills, factories and canals were opened.

From 1874 to 1882

There were huge leaps in technology, electricity for public use and the telephone, light bulb and recording equipment were all invented. The Theosophical Society and the Christian Science movement were both founded in 1875.

So, what did these three periods have in common?

A common feature is exploration and the seeking of scientific knowledge, which is interesting, since it is very apparent that we are in the middle of huge advancements in scientific exploration now. Captain Cook’s expeditions, with their painstaking recording of information on species marked a leap forward in the history of human inquisitiveness and acquisition of knowledge.

The most common theme is revolution. In the 17th century it was about scientific revolution which the Catholic Church could no longer contain. In the 18th century it was about an industrial revolution in Britain and the preludes to a government revolution in America. In the 19th century a technological or electrical revolution began.

Venus transits always occur in Gemini and Sagittarius alternately - an axis that is all about exploration and the gathering of knowledge for books in an effort to gain gnosis and superior understanding. Religion and spiritual questioning is associated with the sign of Sagittarius and each of the eras has some notable milestones concerning issues of faith. 
We are heading for a Spiritual Revolution by the looks of it. |(Yay!)


Source: Elements of Oneness