…ultimately to connect us with the mystery of being, an act of faith is required. To have faith is to let go of control; it’s to release the ego’s instinct to always be in charge…This is what faith is: an opening of the heart, an opening of the mind. Jesus knew from his own experience that when you open your heart and mind, you literally open yourself to the healing presence. You open yourself to that which can transform you, physically, spiritually, and psychologically.
Deep healing requires deep listening, deep understanding and deep compassion. Knowing that as I suffer so suffer all those with whom I interact—in any type of relationship—my beloved, friend, family, those with whom I work, the man on the street, the fellow next to me on the freeway. In the depths of our little being is the source of all things. The source of all things is our little being and there is the source of all healing. No matter where we are at this time we are called upon to journey past “our pain” and all it takes to accomplish that, to be truly available for “others”, as we all meet the demon residing at the door to eternity, eternal youth and endless possibility here.
As we set aside for a moment, all the beliefs that have me think I know anything, my mind is open. When my mind is open the heart too is open. There is no conditioning too suggest that I am not open. How do we do this? With grace, with humility, with acceptance and faith. When we have faith there is no longer the need to be in control.
The bad news is you’re falling through the air, nothing to hang on to, no parachute. The good news is that there is no ground.
~Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
This month on the 9th, Jupiter transits into Libra and will conjunct Neptune in the charts of all of those born between 1942 and 1956 in its one year stay in this sign. In Libra we have a desire to understand interpersonal relationships, partnerships and harmony between people. Jupiter in Libra, here there is faith, maturity and wisdom to explore areas of human interaction that carry us nearer our hearts desire for “peace”. Jupiter is the bigger picture where we see things with a little less personal attachment. We know the beauty of freedom that exists in Truth. Jupiter rules the sign of Sagittarius—I seek Truth.
In the ‘big picture’ we see humanity as the energy that inhabits this planet with every imaginable form of expression. It is precious, this interrelationship here, something that feeds, nurtures the soul in indescribable ways or rather would take whole volumes and has throughout history. How we experience that is with utmost sincerity, whatever that might be. Now, as we traverse the waters of deep healing, explore the oceans that are Neptune’s domain, we will find that there is no difference between “you” and “I” and that the perpetuation of the myth of separation creates suffering that need not be unless that is something I hold to be true—that I must suffer here. In the depths of Neptune’s domain is the great compassion for self and others, knowing that we are the same; that will take us from a place of conflict to peace. When there is peace there is the Love that we are and so desire to express freely with all others as thyself. “Love thy neighbour as thyself.” We cannot love our neighbour until we love self.
Neptune in Libra is Universal Love. Here there are no boundaries that would create separation. There is only the deep ocean of compassion that is the essence of Being. In the deepest waters of existence, where time does not exist, is the Ohm of creation that is present at ‘birth’ in our fragile world of apparent incongruities. From this point forward we shall arrest our greatest fears, divest our selves of petty disturbances and meet in the place of deep peace within our hearts. Every human being is I and as I love “this”, as this is Love, I extend that to everything. The great ocean of Being floods the Earth and there is enough for everyone and everyone is enough.
With Jupiter conjunct Neptune in Libra great walls will tumble. We have the courage and the knowingness to accomplish great things and so it shall Be; that the tide on this planet shall turn and we all will embrace the beauty and purity that is possible on this heavenly orb. In deep listening, deep understanding and deep compassion we know what the other is going through on the journey home. Though nothing need be said our gaze and open heart touches with a tenderness that encourages opening. It may be a slow process as the hinges of ‘that door’ may be rusty but when we stand in Love for that, there is no greater gift that we can offer.
The ‘ego’ may kick and scream but there may not be anyone there to hear it anymore.
Blessings to all of us as we meet all of our fears head on!
Tarot Cards for September:
As the World we cannot help but see the big picture and rise above our egos with a view of the highest good. We automatically are of service to that and everything we touch benefits from that clarity. “On a clear day, we can see forever.”
Three of Cups—The loving, harmonious and beautiful interaction in community that creates such ease of being and graceful abiding. We all get to relax, to rest knowing that there is “no effort required” for any of the events that unfold in the mystery. The mystery of this interaction carries us ever deeper to Truth.
Two of Wands—Yes it is true! We hold the world in our hands and everything is possible. In a place of perfect balance, the mind is at rest, I am this world and everything flows to me with ease and grace. There is great abundance and untold riches available as I experience Life with utmost joy and possibility.
As September is the beginning of harvest may we all reap the rewards for all the hard work we have done and enjoy the fruits of our labours for now and always. It is a superlative opportunity to shine.