TIP FOR TODAY:
Here’s part of the astrology for March from Astrograph.com. With both Mars and Mercury being retrograde much of the month, it should prove interesting :-)…
The Astrology of March is powerful, and features two important retrogrades:Mars and Mercury, along with the archetypal energies of Chiron, Uranus Neptuneand Pluto. The red planet, still retrograde in Virgo, gets back to almost the beginning of the sign by the end of the month, heading toward its direct motionon April 13th. Mercury also retrogrades this month, from March 12th to nearly the end of April when you take the period of the retrograde shadow into account. We can expect a more deeply meditative and internal time than the usual Mercury retrograde, because Mars is also retrograde in mutual reception with Mercury, and because the mist of numinousity represented by Neptune and the sign of Pisces is so greatly emphasized by the recent Pisces New Moon from February 21st.
Meanwhile Mercury, after the 11th, begins its retrograde; so that the last two thirds of the month exhibit the usual symptoms of deep introspection, missed connections and mechanical breakdown. Since Mars is alsoretrograde, this is exacerbated by the factor of the mutual reception between them. Also, during the early part of its retrograde period Mercury will aspect retrograde Mars, as well as Uranus, Chiron and Pluto. Insights will be paramount and supplant action as the most important mode in operation. At the March 14th Last Quarter Moonthere is a powerful Grand trine in Earth signs between Venus conjunct Jupiter, retrograde Mars, and Pluto. This phase is normally introspective in any case, and it may well be that during this mid-month period we will be getting down into the deepest places within us, perhaps to a part of ourselves that has been wounded in the past, and attempt to work with these deeper parts of ourselves in a constructive and practical manner.
PICKS OF THE DAY:
# 1 – I’ve never been one to do much on Facebook, but this is “right down my alley”…
It’s a new social networking site called Revelri that offers opportunities to increase your happiness and abundance quotient, express more gratitude, send and receive healing energy around the world, and much, much more. Go to my “What’s New” page to find out more and to sign up for the launch while they are featuring many special.
# 2 – I’m really excited about this pick, too. Learning Strategies is offering a Spring Forest Healingfest…
It starts March 12th and over a period of days you can listen to 10 audio sessions and a video training program by Qigong master, teacher and healer Chunyi Lin FOR FREE! And it’s on-demand, so you can participate at your leisure. Master Lin is such a sweet being I know this will be inspiring, informative and entertaining. Sign up for the Healingfest here.
# 3 – Another insightful, thought-provoking article from Guy Finley. I love his distinction between self-improvement and self-correction…
HOW TO EXPERIENCE NEW INNER GROWTH
Key Lesson: Your possibilities in this life for interior growth are as unlimited as is your willingness to consciously meet your limitations.We are a peculiar race of beings. On one hand, each of us professes to be concerned with growing and self-developing while, on the other hand, none of us ever wants to be wrong. This is a paralyzing contradiction. If we are always right, or at least afraid of being wrong, what have we to learn? Couched in our hidden attitude is that we already know everything. This is a serious problem if we are at all serious in our quest for self-liberation since this higher freedom comes to us in direct proportion to what we are willing to learn about ourselves.
Learning is a correction process. Real correction, at any level, always purifies the matter and so leaves it less confused and thus in a higher state. Taking this beautiful idea one step further reveals to us the promise that self-elevation always follows self-correction. You may not as yet fully understand the implications of this powerful Inner Law, but it holds within it the promise of endless heights.
The whole idea of modifying ourselves, of slowly improving through time, is born out of our reluctance to be wrong. Perhaps this is why so few of us ever really learn to stop hurting ourselves. Let’s take a moment and look at the difference between self-improvement and self-correction. With self-improvement we teach ourselves lessons of our choice based on what we think we need to learn in order to grow. Self-improvement teaches and confirms the process of self-addition where we acquire new knowledge, behaviors, and beliefs.
With self-correction we learn for ourselves that we have been teaching ourselves incorrectly. Seeing this allows us to let go of our incorrect thinking. As we experience the benefits of letting go of ourselves, vigorous new inner growth then takes place as naturally as it does for a young plant that has been moved from a shadowy place out into the sunlight. A new tree cannot grow in the shadow of an old one. Learning can only take place outside the shadow of pride. Anything that resists correction is a part of what is wrong.
No matter how it may feel or appear, all personal difficulties are born out of a lack of understanding. By trying to hide the problem from yourself, you shut the window on the possibility of looking into your current life-level, which is the only world where real correction can take place. This is why we must never hide anything from ourselves. Remember, once the problem is out of sight, so is the only possible solution.
Here are two higher guidelines for realizing real solutions:
- If your intention is to go higher, then the detection of what is wrong within you is the correction.
- If you see you are wrong, then at that instant you can give up being wrong.
(This article is excerpted from The Secret of Letting Go. For a free Welcome Kit from Guy and his Life of Learning Foundation go to: http://www.guyfinley.com/Welcome/36/CD1414/0)
# 4 – And it’s always nice to end on a little Abraham :-)…
“The best way to accomplish an improved environment is to focus upon the best things about where you currently are until you flood your own vibrational patterns of thought with appreciation, and in that changed vibration, you can then allow the new-and-improved conditions and circumstances to come into your experience.
Look for good things about where you are, and in your state of appreciation, you lift all self-imposed limitations (and all limitations are self-imposed) and you free yourself for the receiving of wonderful things.”–– Abraham
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