ASIACT Astrology - June 2012
The Loom of Time
'I wish it need not have happened in my time', said Frodo. 'So do I', said Gandalf, 'and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us'.
The physical world always makes sure that we cannot fool our self for long about who we think we are by showing us what truly matters to us: we are continually faced by challenging, unpredictable experiences. Whether we react or respond to our challenges is the best indicator of how well we know our self. Our universal contract entails incarnating into a situation that is optimal for becoming conscious and so awakening to who we truly are.
The joy (yellow) of awakening (red) is bliss (orange).
What we react to invariably resonates with a certain kind of pain suffered in the past – or in the far distant past. When we suffer trauma we drop into a vortex which freezes us in time; every time a situation resembles the original traumatic experience, we are catapulted out of the present moment into another pain-filled time – we are beside our self.
Our task is to discover who we truly are: to become aware that when we react (as opposed to responding) what we see and experience at that moment is not in the event or situation but within us. And that we have created the painful situation so that we may go beyond the pain of physicality to connect with the timeless essence within - to become aware of where the trauma resides so that we are able to let it go…
Equilibrium Bottle 26, Etheric Rescue or Humpty Dumpty, orange/orange could support us to understand and melt those frozen moments so that we are able to enter the mainstream of life again. As we create more wholeness for our self, we move back into the flow and are able to give of our self. Outflow determines inflow.
We are able to accept that what we thought the world was withholding, we had within us all along; unless we allow it to flow from us, we won’t even know that it was ours to give. The source of abundance is within us and as we lovingly integrate our discrepancies and heal our time line, we find a new balance and peace within our self (keynote for Bottle 26).
Bottle 72, blue/orange, The Clown (Pagliacci), supports us to lighten up, to connect with others, to speak what has been unspeakable. By exchanging ideas with others we are able to transcend the intellectual constructs we put in place to sustain our world as we knew it.
At an archetypal level Bottle 79, The Ostrich Bottle, orange/violet symbolises the return journey of the Magician. The orange in the top fraction indicates a level of conscious understanding that allows us to relate at a level deeper than thought and emotion. In the stillness we know the oneness of our self and others - it is after all the Return Journey of Bottle 1, Physical Rescue, blue/deep magenta. The Magician messages the true caring of detachment, of non-interference and non-doing.
Bottle 82, Calypso, green/orange teaches that as we dance the fire we are transformed and transported to a space where we are able to reconnect with being in the right place at the right time doing the right thing.
Believing is seeing
Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs are people who have come alive