Card of the Day – The Lovers – Monday, October 22, 2018

Tarot by Cecelia

Welcome to Venus retrograde in Scorpio at the tail-end of the Sun in Libra! Can you say relationships? There are many types of relationships which we have in life, and, currently, many of them may very well be under intense scrutiny. There could be questioning of oneself as to how things came to be as they are, and reviewing the decisions which led to this place. Moreso, the moral structure of society is under a microscope here, and this could be where you find yourself in a conundrum over some of your closest associations. There exists now, a faction of others, wherein you may ask yourself how did there come to be such a great divide. The Full Moon in Taurus is only two days away, and this intense review of people and situations may cause you to let go of some. You can not make someone else change their…

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Daily Words of the Buddha for October 22, 2018

Pāli Word a Day for October 22, 2018  —  cariya — conduct, behavior, state of, life

Idha tappati, pecca tappati,
pāpakārī ubhayattha tappati.
“Pāpaṃ me katan”ti tappati,
bhiyyo tappati, duggatiṃ gato.

Idha nandati, pecca nandati,
katapuñño ubhayattha nandati.
“Puññaṃ me katan”ti nandati,
bhiyyo nandati, suggatiṃ gato.

Agony now, agony hereafter,
the wrong-doer suffers agony in both worlds.
Agonized now by the knowledge that one has done wrong,
one suffers more agony, gone to a state of woe.

Rejoicing now, rejoicing hereafter,
the doer of wholesome actions rejoices in both worlds.
Rejoicing now in the knowledge that one has acted rightly,
one rejoices more, gone to a state of bliss.

Dhammapada 1.17, 1.18
The Discourse Summaries by S.N. Goenka

Theosophy | By Their Fruits (Part 2), by Raghavan Iyer

 

Apparently, as H.P. Blavatsky stressed, this turns out to be more difficult for many people in the post-Aristotelian age in the modern West than it appears at first sight. Can obedience be combined with a tremendous courage? Can a lion be a lamb as well? Nothing is impossible for human beings when they master the art of acting from within without, from above below. The process could never be successfully reversed. On sacred matters can one say anything definite? If one can, any of us, should he say, or indeed what would be the point of so saying? But all of this must show itself by its fruits. Surely in regard to the latest of Teachers and their servants it would be true, as it was true of the oldest of Teachers who came to what we call the West, but who really came to the whole world from the East: “By their fruits they shall be judged.” Surely it could be said of any teacher what was true of the paradigm of all Teachers, the Buddha: he was a spiritual Teacher in that he gave lasting confidence to everyone else. Yet he did it in a way that was inimitable, in a manner that baffles analysis and defies imitation. Or we could even say that every true teacher must have something in common with Krishna, the planetary spirit who overbroods all Teachers, in that Krishna was always an enigma to everyone around him. It took Arjuna ten chapters to put right his relationship with Krishna, to whom he said, “I took you for a friend, I sported with you.” In other words, he tried to put him in a box. In the second chapter of the Bhagavad Gita, when Arjuna asked him to describe the characteristics of a wise man, Krishna did not say, “Look at me.” Krishna gave the most magnificent impersonal portrait. So surely then it is only on the basis of the invisible thirty-two psychological marks of the true Teacher that recognition and direct benefit are possible.

No Teacher can be separated from other Teachers, and when we consider the broader import of spiritual instruction we are really talking about a fundamental renaissance, heralding the civilization of the future. Those who feel they have found clues within themselves should treasure them. Those who want to help should perpetually prepare themselves. Certainly, no one need waste time and energy in speculating about it because this is not a matter which could be a fit subject for opinion or speculation. To put it in a more positive way, anyone’s opinion is as good for him as anyone else’s, because in the end it is his life; he has to decide. Many are called but few are chosen. But anyone could decide at any point to do the best he can in relation to the best he knows. In the talismanic words of Mahatma K.H., “He who does the best he can and knows how, does enough for us.” Anyone who does the best he can and knows how can do enough for the Messenger of the Fraternity, and indeed thereby himself become a messenger, in a sense. He becomes a teacher because he has shown what it is to be a servant.

So then it gets back to oneself. What can one do to prepare oneself? What can one do to be a worthy servant available at the right time to do that which benefits oneself on one’s Path, but which has meaning in relation to a much vaster vision and plan that can be seen with the mind’s eye? Though it is hidden, it can be seen to be partly manifest, even before it happens. What is there at this very time which is crucial in enabling us to be ready to be at hand in the future? This is the classic chela-like attitude that anyone can take, but it does not mean going here or there. It requires that wherever one is, one is willing to be wholly available. There is a protective blindness in regard to the future, a protective blindness in one part of our nature. In another part of our nature we know. It is said in the oldest traditions of humanity that the future is very dangerous knowledge. The future is a closed book at all times through the compassion of the universe, and in another sense through the inability of individuals to be ready to bear the knowledge. A Teacher once said that unless a person is so made up, or so ready in his total makeup, that nothing in the future will frighten him and nothing in the future will make him elated, he will not be ready to know what is in the future. That is surely as true now as always in regard to unveiling the future. Shaw’s remark about freemasonry and marriages applies even more to the code-language of Adepts – those who are outside will never know, and those who are within are pledged to eternal secrecy.

Behind all the rhythms of nature that are perceptible to us there are other rhythms that we impose. And behind these there is a kind of chaos in which there is another rhythm that is very mysterious. The Monad of man has no resting place. It is on a pilgrimage where it is ceaselessly changing conditions. There is no refuge, because if there were refuge for the Monad, it would no longer be involved in evolution. In that sense, one might say, surely at the end of evolution there must be a resting place. Whether there is or not, for a Monad that comes voluntarily into the process there is no resting place, in a more poignant sense. Above all, for the Son of Man who comes to bear a certain cross, there is no resting place in that he chooses a destiny within the framework of universal consciousness. We should reflect deeply on that extraordinary passage in The Secret Doctrine where we are told that in regard to the great cycle or circle of necessity, in the end the only choice is between being a volunteer in the iniquitous course and being involuntarily propelled into it. As Simone Weil said, you either choose suffering, or suffering chooses you. As Subba Row understood, the Logos chooses the Avatar who allows himself to be so chosen. This para-historical paradox is pivotal to the destiny of mankind in the culminating decades of this century.

Toronto
October 9, 1971

Through many millions of world-ages many people hear, when they are born, neither my name nor of Perfect Ones, neither that of the teaching nor that of my community. Thus is the fruit of bad action.

But when gentle and forbearing beings originate here in this world of man, then because of their good actions they see me revealing the teaching as soon as they are born.

Gautama Buddha

Hermes, May 1976
Raghavan Iyer

Paradigm Shift | The 144,000 – What It Really Means 

All that increase vibrationally with this shift to 5D on this planet are the 144k, we are all a part if this galactic shift.

We are basically just smaller bodies within the bigger body or cells within an organism. 144 is an activation.

It is the galactic warriors of light … it is unity of the df and dm within ourselves, it is all of it.

12 tribes= 12 solar systems

144k= 144,000 galaxies of the 12 solar systems/tribes

12 planets: 12 gates: gateway keepers to the unconscious:

Venus

Mars

Jupiter

Pluto

Uranus

Neptune

Earth

Saturn

Mercury

Ceres asteroid

Eris asteroid

Chiron asteroid

13th gate = Nibiru.

Cycle triggers cycle of ascension of earth.

Collapses “time” end of time (3d linear format of 12:60 timing frequency of false time ended 2012 at 11:11 to begin this cycle to the 13th Gate, graduation of cycle started early 2017).

We receive messages from our higher self/oversoul from the universal mind through the unconscious of the avatar the codes of 144 (and others) to transition vibrationally and in consciousness. It is all information and transmissions of consciousness.

Weekly Tarot Guidance for the week of October 22 through 28, 2018

Tarot by Cecelia

Let the transformation begin!  This week the Sun finally makes its way into Scorpio; it will be joining Jupiter, Venus, and Mercury, amping up the intensity in the Universe.  To add to all the hubbub, the very next day, there will be a Full Moon in Taurus.  What will you be leaving behind?  Mercury will be entering its shadow phase…yikes!  Yes, this means Mercury will soon retrograde, from November 16 through December 6, so it will be out of the way for the most part for the holidays.  To listen to my Weekly Tarot Guidance for this coming week, download the Patreon app from your AppStore, or join my Members Only Area on Facebook.

Artwork Credit:  Tiffany Toland-Scott

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Full Moon in Taurus, October 24th, 2018 ~ LOVE and Alchemy

The New Divine Humanity

This powerful Full Moon is in Taurus on Wednesday October 24th, 2018 at 1:45 pm ADT. 

Be ready for sudden surprises, shifts and MAJOR Changes as Taurus joins with Uranus, during this Full Moon, especially in connection to relationships and love.

The Sun opposite the Moon (The Full Moon) highlights the emotional body as polar opposites come into play, and that which is to be cleared in relationship to the previous New Moon intentions.

The subconscious and memories from past lives, are all playing out within the screen of your perceptions. 

The subconscious, heightened under the Full Moon ~ becomes  spotlighted in the deeply penetrating Light.

Venus opposite Uranus may initiate changes in Love relationships and romance, bringing either a new one, or excitement to what is, already. This may feel challenging and of course impacts each being Uniquely. Excitement, almost electrical….is impacting this overall frequency of this Full Moon in Taurus.

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Daily Words of the Buddha for October 21, 2018

Pāli Word a Day for October 21, 2018  —  pāvaka — pure, bright, clear, shining

Manopubbaṅgamā dhammā,
manoseṭṭhā manomayā.
Manasā ce paduṭṭhena
bhāsati vā karoti vā,
tato naṃ dukkhamanveti
cakkaṃva vahato padaṃ.

Manopubbaṅgamā dhammā,
manoseṭṭhā manomayā.
Manasā ce pasannena
bhāsati vā karoti vā,
tato naṃ sukhamanveti
chāyāva anapāyinī.

Mind precedes all phenomena,
mind matters most, everything is mind-made.
If with an impure mind
one performs any action of speech or body,
then suffering will follow that person
as the cartwheel follows the foot of the draught animal.

Mind precedes all phenomena,
mind matters most, everything is mind-made.
If with a pure mind
one performs any action of speech or body,
then happiness will follow that person
as a shadow that never departs.

Dhammapada 1.1, 1.2
The Discourse Summaries by S.N. Goenka

Theosophy | By Their Fruits (Part 1), by Raghavan Iyer

   This mergence of the Jivanmukta into Ishwara may he likened to what may happen in the case of the sun when a comet falls upon it; there is in the case of the Sun an accession of heat and light; so also, whenever any particular individual reaches the highest state of spiritual culture, develops in himself all the virtues that alone entitle him to a union with Ishwara and finally unites his soul with Ishwara, there is, as it were, a sort of reaction emanating from Ishwara for the good of humanity; and in particular cases an impulse is generated in Ishwara to incarnate for the good of humanity. This is the highest consummation of human aspiration and endeavour.

Bhavani Shankar

 

Shankaracharya, in Self-Knowledge and The Crest Jewel of Wisdom, provides a wealth of instruction about meditation and particularly the relation between Viveka or discrimination andVairagya or detachment. Anyone attempting to apply these teachings will find that it is difficult, but he will also learn that it is extremely enjoyable. If thoughtful, he will conclude that, by definition, there could not be any fixed technique of meditation upon the transcendent. Technique is as particularized a notion as one can imagine, a mechanistic term. A techne or skill has rules and can be reproduced. On the other hand, that which is transcendental cannot be reproduced. It does not manifest, and it is beyond everything that exists, so there can be no technique for meditation upon it.

Another way of putting it, an older way and perhaps less misleading, is that of the Dalai Lama in his book My Land and My People, where in a few pages he explains that the teaching of the Buddha is both wisdom and method. They go together. Wisdom is meaningless to us unless there is a method. But the method itself cannot be understood unless in relation to wisdom. He says that there is a distinction to be made between absolute truth and relative truth. In other words, wisdom is your relationship to knowledge, and that relationship involves the means you employ. It is skill in the use of what we call knowledge, but skill that is neither rigid nor final in its modes of embodiment. There is a natural allowance for growth in oneself and within others.

In this arena of inner growth, he who really knows does not tell, partly because he knows that what is essential cannot be told, in the Socratic sense in which wisdom and virtue could never be taught. But partly also he chooses not to tell when telling is of no help. The Buddha, the Master of skillful means, said that whichever way you go – telling little, telling much, or keeping quiet – in every case you have created karma. There were times when the Buddha told nothing. There were times when he told a great deal merely by telling a fairy story but saying through it much more than is ordinarily possible. There were times when he said very little, and even this sometimes became a bone of contention among disciples. We are dealing with the karma involved in human encounters, and this karma must not be physicalized and only understood literally and exoterically. That is our whole tragedy. We have a physical conception of telling and of silence, but that is because we still have not understood that the real battle is going on between that subtle and rarefied plane of consciousness where the true suns are, and that boisterous plane of consciousness which is the astral light, where there is an immense array of inverted shadows and images.

Words like “telling,” “knowing” and “being silent” have to do with inner postures. As long as we seek external representations of the inner postures of the spiritual life, the spiritual life is not for us in this incarnation, and perhaps just as well. Maybe this is where humanity has grown up. There is now no need for mollycoddling. There is no need for giving in to the residual and tragic arrogance of those who are on the verge of annihilation, by pandering to them, yielding external tokens, or performing external signs. In this Aquarian age, spiritual life is in the mind, and people have got to be much more willing to assume full responsibility for all their choices. The reading of the signs requires a deeper knowledge, or a tougher kind of integrity. The only honest position for anyone is that, given whatever one thing he really knows in his life, in terms of that he is entitled, in E.M.Forster’s phrase, “to connect” – to connect with what is told and what is not told. People are brought up in India, and indeed all over the East, to know from early on that what the eyes are saying is important, what the physical gestures are saying is important, and that ominous or peaceful silences bear meanings of many kinds. Brought up in the rich and complex poetry of silence, gesture and speech through all the seven apertures of the human face, there is no such problem as between knowing in one particular sense and telling in one particular sense.

A lot of the subtlety has gone out of our lives, probably all over the world, but nonetheless we must recognize that wisdom always implies an immense, incredible flexibility of method. Let us not play games, least of all adopt sick and self-destructive attitudes, where in the name of belittling ourselves we insidiously belittle our Teachers. What this really comes to is blackmail and bargaining and they never helped anyone. On the other hand, let us genuinely be grateful for whatever we receive at all levels. It is part of the meaning of the Guruparampara chain that if one were smart enough to be benefitted at some level and to be ever grateful to the person who first taught one the alphabet, then one is more likely to make good use of Teachers in higher realms. We are dealing with something archetypal in which our whole lives are involved, but in which each one will be unique in his or her response.

Conversely, there is nothing predictably easy about the emergence, appearance, decisions, masks and modes of any spiritual Teacher. To assume that would be to limit the Fraternity or to imagine that an organization or some individuals could make captive or bind him. The moment such a being becomes captive, as Plato pointed out in the Republic, his withdrawal or his failure is inevitable. He will be free. And what he is really doing would be known only to him. What is important is to know that existentially he will point beyond himself to the Tathagatas. It is a hard lesson for the world – especially in a worn-out West that is still fighting the Middle Ages – that a true Master is a true servant. The reason why we find it difficult, even in our everyday language, to understand what is involved in being a Master is because we have ceased to understand what is it to be a true servant. When we can restore the full meaning and the grandeur to the notion of a true and totally reliable servant, only then will we understand what is it to be a Master of Wisdom and Method. Who are the Masters? They are the Servants of mankind. Who, then, must be their agents? Those who exemplify the art of service, who are unquestioning, total, and absolute in their obedience to their Gurus.

Hermes, May 1976
Raghavan Iyer

Card of the Day – The Empress – Sunday, October 21, 2018

Tarot by Cecelia

The cards, while they are always interesting, have been leading toward the birth of a new chapter lately. Only last Sunday we saw the Death card, then mid-week was the 8 of Wands. Change is in the air, and things are indeed coming to fruition for many of you.  The Empress is involved today in the creation of this new phase.  Should you find yourself with any great ideas today, be certain to write them down. The desire to create abundance is definitely here, but, for now, launching new things may not be in your best interest.

I would be remiss if I did not mention the Divine Feminine. Women from all walks of life have been in the spotlight recently, and with Venus, being all about women, being currently retrograde, in Scorpio, the sign of truth, many women have come forward to speak the truth about their past. Expect…

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Daily Words of the Buddha for October 20, 2018

Pāli Word a Day for October 20, 2018  —  upekkhā — equanimity, evenness of mind, a state of inner equipoise that cannot be upset by gain and loss, honor and dishonor, praise and blame, pleasure and pain

Sabbo ādīpito loko,
sabbo loko padhūpito;
Sabbo pajjalito loko,
sabbo loko pakampito.

Akampitaṃ apajjalitaṃ,
aputhujjanasevitaṃ,
agati yattha mārassa —
tattha me nirato mano.

The entire world is in flames,
the entire world is going up in smoke;
the entire world is burning,
the entire world is vibrating.

But that which does not vibrate or burn,
which is experienced by the noble ones,
where death has no entry–
in that my mind delights.

Saṃyutta Nikāya 1.168
The Discourse Summaries by S.N. Goenka

Daily Words of the Buddha for October 19, 2018

Pāli Word a Day for October 19, 2018  —  dīpa — the island

Tumhehi kiccamātappaṃ;
Akkhātāro Tathāgatā.
Paṭipannā pamokkhanti
jhāyino mārabandhanā.

You have to do your own work;
Enlightened Ones will only show the way.
Those who practise meditation
will free themselves from the chains of death.

Dhammapada 20.276

The Discourse Summaries by S.N. Goenka

Rare alignment of 5 brightest planets align in sky

Tara Greene,Tarot Reader, Astrology, Psychic

October 18 The moon is in Aquarius making light aspects relatively.

Tonight the five brightest planets align in the night sky. Get ready for an exquisite night sky line-up that you won’t want to miss.  

For the second time this year, the five brightest planets in our solar system — Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars — will be visible in the night sky at the same time.

The planets will form a line that rises up from the horizon in the western sky and it will be easiest to see after sunset this Thursday, October 18. If you do miss tonight don’t worry all month these planets will be visible in the same general areas of the sky.

This is a  great time to work with the energies of these 5 gods and goddess and the things they govern. Magical work by drawing down all the planetary energies will be…

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Adventures Out Of The Body With Garnet Schulhauser

Jonny Enoch travels to Victoria, BC, to talk with author Garnet Schulhauser, a retired lawyer who practiced corporate law for over thirty years in Calgary.

Garnet’s entire life changed after encountering his spirit guide on the street disguised as a homeless man. Shortly after this otherworldly encounter, he started receiving telepathic messages and was taken on nightly adventures out of the body to the spirit side. He would then be given the answers to some of life’s most puzzling questions, such as “are we alone in the universe?”, “why am I here?” and “what happens after we die?”

Don’t miss this exciting interview! Garnet’s website: http://www.garnetschulhauser.com/

Culture | Samhain Traditions

What should you do during your Samhain ritual? Here are a few ideas taken from the most popular Samhain and Halloween traditions.
  1. Hold a dumb supper. On Samhain’s evening, place pictures of the deceased on the dinner table. Light some candles. Eat your meal in silence to honour those who died in the past year. Open up your psychic sense to see if the dead have joined you. More info here.
  2. Make an offering to the dead. Before you eat, set aside a portion of the meal for the dead. It doesn’t have to be only the deceased of the year: it can be your family ancestors, or any other spirit. When you are done eating, place the dish on your altar next to the pictures representing them. Say a few words to honour them. When the ritual is over, leave the offering on your porch overnight.
  3. Make a shamanic journey. Samhain is the perfect time of the year to travel between the worlds, since the veil is thinner (I don’t know how many times I wrote that already!). On Samhain evening, cast a sacred circle of power like you usually do. Then, get into a state of transe (you can listen to a drumming track like this one). When you’re ready, imagine that you are going down through a rabbit hole. Then, let the images flow. Learn more about shamanic journeying here.
  4. Carve a pentagram into a pumpkin for protection. I found this amazing tutorial if you’re interested. When you’re done, charge your pumpkins with energy. Ask the God and Goddess of Samhain to activate your spell. Then, place your pumpkin on your porch to protect your home.
  5. Bob for apples. You remember the kid’s game we talked about? To turn it into a divination game, carve a rune into each apple. Ask a question out loud before your start. The apple that you pick will give you the answer.
Of course, those are only a few suggestions. Since Samhain has a very rich history, the possibilities are endless! You could even invent your own Samhain tradition. The important part is to make it work for you!

Daily Words of the Buddha for October 18, 2018

Pāli Word a Day for October 18, 2018 — paṇḍita — wise, clever, skilled, circumspect, intelligent

Sace bhāyatha dukkhassa, sace vo dukkhamappiyaṃ,
mākattha pāpakaṃ kammaṃ, āvi vā yadi vā raho.
Sace ca pāpakaṃ kammaṃ, karissatha karotha vā,
Na vo dukkhā pamutyatthi:
upeccapi palāyataṃ.

If you fear pain, if you dislike pain,
don’t do an evil deed in open or secret.
If you’re doing or will do an evil deed,
you won’t escape pain:
it will catch you even as you run away.

Udāna 5.44
Translated from Pāli by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Hau’ōʻli Aloha Pōʻahā

Aloha Pōʻahā a me kā maikāʻi oʻ kākahiāka, ī nā mea a pau ʻia ōukōu kānāka a maikāʻi. Kākōu nō ma kā hānā hebedoma hapalua ʻāla. Mālāma nēʻe īmua, hula manāwa ʻūa ʻāneane ʻāneʻi. Ī kā maikāʻi oʻ kā lā. Nūi ke aloha.

Hello Thursday and good morning to all you good people! We are half way through the work week. Keep moving forward, play time is almost here. Have a beautiful day.

Card of the Day – 8 of Wands – Thursday, October 18, 2018

Tarot by Cecelia

Change is in the air! Rapid developments are totally possible today, and after having felt as though you were simply waiting around for so long, you may even find it difficult to keep up with all of the activity. Not only does the pace quicken, and delays may seemingly dissipate, but you can also see increased communication as well.

Motion, action, you name it, you may need a scorecard today to have a handle on what is happening. This energy is swirling and blowing through just like the winds we are currently experiencing outside here. Give it time; the winds of change blow through leaving things unsettled for a bit. This is not in a bad way, simply put, there could be a flurry of events, messages, and spur-of-the-moment changes, and this will not be a time for being idle.

See you here tomorrow!

Source:  Steampunk Tarot

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Daily Words of the Buddha for October 17, 2018

Pāli Word a Day for October 17, 2018 – nissanga — [nis+sanga] unattached, unobstructed, disinterested, unselfish

Gahakāraka, diṭṭhosi!
Puna gehaṃ na kāhasi.
Sabbā te phāsukā bhaggā gahakūṭaṃ visaṅkhataṃ.
Visaṅkhāragataṃ cittaṃ;
taṇhānaṃ khayamajjhagā.

O house-builder, you are seen!
You will not build this house again.
For your rafters are broken and your ridgepole shattered.
My mind has reached the Unconditioned;
I have attained the destruction of craving.

Dhammapada 11.154
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita