There is a sacredness in all of the emotions that we feel, as they are signs of life. The grief that we feel is due to the strength of our love, which is beautifully unspeakable. How can it be thought to be weak to love that deeply? It is a shame that anyone could think so, no? As we awaken we understand that this is just a part of life, but not the only part. 🙂 The ground of our very being is this energy and love that runs the entire universe. And that is powerful to know and experience.
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The Spiritual Ego. The spiritual ego develops at a certain point in a spiritual person’s soul journey. They have begun to wake up to their true identity as a soul and a divine being. They become immersed in spiritual activities and worldviews. It is a joyous and exciting time. They may even be called to start helping others and other aspects of working in the light.
And before they even know it, in walks the spiritual version of their ego. Frankly, this happens when they have not been doing appropriate spiritual work on themselves, and usually this has to do with their shadow side. They start to think they are better than other people, see themselves as a powerful authority figure, and attribute their gifts of divination, healing, and other wonders to themselves and not to the Source that gave it to them. They may get greedy, money or power hungry and use their law of attraction knowledge inappropriately. They may sacrifice their integrity and values, distort their experiences and qualifications, or think that they can use magic or any spiritual tool to achieve what their ego wants and to control others. Essentially it is a spiritual power trip. It can be dramatic or it can be subtle. A more subtle form is the savior complex. They may feel they have the right answers and now they must save and educate the world. Or their “help” is pretty much attention seeking, without the genuine desire to truly help others.
And what goes up, must come down. The lesson that must be learned here is that your ego, even a spiritualized ego, is not in control of the world. If there is a lack of moral integrity in your life and work, it will be exposed. The essential quality of a spiritual person who is here to help others and not just themselves is a profound dedication to service, love of humanity and their foibles, and a relentless and humbling self inquiry into their own darkness and shadow side. Many cult leaders are very high on their spiritual ego and take a lot of people down with them. So my advice to you is to be discerning, use your intuition and common sense with any spiritual teacher. And be willing to not go down the same road.
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This week’s Energetic Forecast: I am sure many of you noticed the total lunar eclipse in Aries on Sunday. How that affected you will depend on where Aries falls in your natal chart, but lunar eclipses are usually about endings and clearings. You may feel a lot more clear now than you have in a while that some part of your life has been held back, and you now know why and what for. This is a good thing, although many people don’t like change or surprises, everyone knows that is how the universe works–you are better off going with the flow that presents itself now.
I was re-watching Rick Levine’s
take on September and it struck me when he said Sept is about “adapting to change while not losing our center.” That’s perfect. The effects of eclipses are long lasting with a six month window so expect the effects to linger. Still in Mercury retro until Oct 9th, which is basically a “are you sure you know what you are doing?” effect. We have Mars and Jupiter in Virgo which is willing to work step by step, Saturn in Sag which is making sure we are ready to make real changes. You may feel like hitting the gas and the brake which is also a good analogy, so take your time, don’t panic, and keep center.
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We are at the heart of Venus retrograde. She is traveling the darkness of the underworld. This is 40 days and 40 nights in the wilderness. The work has to be done. We take it day by day, night by night. And we prepare to re-emerge in early September, even brighter than before. But in order to know the light, we have to be familiar with the darkness. We have to go within to really see the light that is “out there.” There are no shortcuts. There is no where to run, to turn and hide from the soul, the true self, and everything that gets in the way of our light shining. What can we do to ease this process?
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