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Photo by Holly Alexander

Originally published on July 14, 2009

Lost

Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes beside you,
Are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here,
And you must treat it as a powerful stranger,
Must ask permission to know it and be known.
The forest breathes. Listen. It answers,
I have made this place around you,
If you leave it you may come back again, saying Here.
No two trees are the same to Raven.
No two branches are the same to Wren.
If what a tree or a bush does is lost on you,
You are surely lost. Stand still. The forest knows
Where you are. You must let it find you.

—David Wagoner

It can be challenging to swim in the primordial waters of our psyche, in that place outside of time and space, the eternal NOW. Consensus reality (inner and outer Saturn) requires us to report for duty, have clarity about who we are and where we’re headed. It validates us for what we do know.

Many of us are confronting our fears about physical survival these days as transiting Pluto (inner and outer breakdown and transformation) in Capricorn is taking us on an underworld journey related to our personal and collective existing economic structures. Old ways of operating are no longer being supported.  And yet, there is much confusion about precisely what the new, alternative ideas and visions are for living in the world that will, and how to manifest them.

Transiting Neptune (dissolving boundaries and constructs of ego-identification and separation) continues to be on the cosmological world stage, joined by Jupiter and Chiron in Aquarius. One way to view this is as an exterior (Jupiter) and interior (Neptune) vision quest connected to seeking new information on how to fulfill our ultimate potential and finding the key which will open new doors of knowledge, wisdom, and opportunity (Chiron in its teaching aspect).

The Neptune part of us first requires a willingness to give up the old, close the doors and empty out the glass without knowing what the new will bring. Its initiation process invites us to be lost in the wilderness, wandering blindly in the dark, surrendering our attachments to current ego-identification and roles we have played.

Neptune is the antidote to the mind’s need to know. In that place of not knowing, and having faith we are being guided in the deepest recesses of our personal and collective psyche, we are giving ourselves an incredible opportunity to practice another level of spiritual mastery. Inevitably, we are led to a birth of a new identity and beginnings.

© Holly Alexander at http://www.yourdivineblueprint, 2010. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Holly Alexander and http://www.yourdivineblueprint.com with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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Butterfly Landing: Image by Mont McEwan

Butterfly Landing: Image by Mont McEwan

Originally published on July 31, 2009

Loving ourselves as we are, is the deepest most profound gift we can offer to ourselves and thus to others. Accepting all decisions we make are the right ones for us, even when they give the false illusion they are not. As wise beings, connected to Source and the vast Intelligence of this Source, we are always in alignment with that Source on some level. Choices we make, consciously and unconsciously, are guided by our Selves from this place.

As we let go of the judgment of false appearances, our bodies relax, and an opening occurs for us to experience the freedom of grace. Grace is not the experience of a place we need to strive to get to. Nirvana, that state of bliss, IS, and asks us to simply allow. Peace and joy flow in effortlessly. We feel the vibrational frequency of ecstasy, in that union with Spirit, our Beloved. The Other, the one we cannot see, and yet, can feel in our bodies, its presence.

We lift ourselves out of the struggle we have become so familiar with, soaring into spaciousness. The wide open free flowing experience of Being, connected with Spirit, united with our human selves. The union of the apparent opposites occurs. All seeming polarities disappear, and we realize we are One.

© Holly Alexander at http://www.yourdivineblueprint, 2010. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Holly Alexander and http://www.yourdivineblueprint.com with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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