From Our Heart

Only from the heart can we touch the sky.” ~Rumi

Rumi is a 13th century Sufi mystic for whom dwelling in the heart was the way of realizing oneness with the divine.

In Sufi psychology the heart refers to the spiritual heart or qalb, not the physical organ. It is this spiritual heart that contains the deeper intelligence and wisdom. It holds the divine spark or spirit and is the place of gnosis and deep spiritual knowledge.” ~wikipedia

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There is plenty of analysis, research, worry, consideration and hypothesis going on. Mostly can confuse and agitate us. Of the quotes I considered for lead in to this article, the above is the one that felt peaceful and still. There is no denying it or questioning it. It is clear. Simply a reminder. Embrace essence and everything is available. Step out of conditioning and Truth remains. The ever present, eternal One…

“It” guides without us lifting a finger or spending a moment in quandary. We remain centered in knowing that there is no need to know half of what we think we need to know. In emptiness there is freedom, compassion and unconditional abidance. The beauty of being in these physical forms is abundantly obvious no matter what appears to be going on around us.

If a question arises we follow that deeper from the many facets of mind to a place of silence where all questions are devoured in emptiness. So that what/who Am I? What is my purpose?

Should I? Can I? All answered by the roar of silence. How do I? Accomplish this…one foot in front of the other and wrapping myself in the single thought “I am That”. Every step toward simple acceptance quiets the mind. As we quiet the mind we free our selves from the tyranny of the patterns that motivate us.

This silence prevails; when we are out in a storm wind pushing us about, caught in slow traffic, caring for our loved ones who may be ailing or on their way out. It is present always. When we listen we can hear it, the soft vibration that pervades all. It soothes and ‘reassures’ us that ALL is well.

Make everything in you an ear, each atom of your being, and you will hear at every moment what the Source is whispering to you, just to you and for you, without any need for my words or anyone else’s.” ~Rumi

This year, this month this moment will be whatever it will be regardless of my efforts to change that. ‘My’ happiness occurs when I am in agreement with that moment and present

to it all. A witness, observer, riding the wave and compliant with dissolution of the wave into the grand pool in which we all swim. Grace washes over us and “I” disappear.

New Moon 23 deg. Capricorn 13 min.January 12th, 2021 9:00 p.m. PT, January 13th 12:00 a.m. ET

How might this first New Moon of the year be influencing us to proceed one step at a time? What guidance do we find to show us the way through the months to come? Capricorn the sign in which the New Moon occurs is about recognizing how the structure has supported us to eventually surmount it; to reach for greater heights knowing that we as individuals and a community transcend continually based on past experience. It is the organic process we call life. Capricorn—determined to succeed proceeds with caution will not venture forth into unknown territory until it intuitively feels the stability of it’s direction.

Also concurring, Venus (wants, desires, values, self worth) in exact square to Chiron (our wound and our gift) there is apparently pressure to examine how the former has contributed to perpetuating the wound or to the healing of same, giving us greater access to the gifts we potentially share. Isn’t it our heart’s desire to realize the potential that lies within; to fully express the gift that we desire to share?

Where is Chiron in your own chart? How does it relate to the planets in your chart? What challenges do you have concerning the expression of your gifts? How might you, in 2021,

find greater contentment through sharing those gifts?

With Uranus (revolution for evolution)and Mars (energy, vitality, action) in close trine to Venus there is an abundance of energy encouraging us to seek freedom from the old and embrace the new (whatever that may be) in a way that will adjust our sense of self, security and stability. We can’t hold onto to the old if we are going to evolve. There may be a moment that feels like free fall. We will adjust!

And with Pluto in Capricorn conjunct the Sun/Moon we are feeling pressure to eliminate anything that is of no use; that festers within or is toxic. Rather than being a heavy and laborious process, the Saturn/Jupiter conjunction in the air sign Aquarius ensures a more enlightened view motivating all that transpires.

The prevailing energies are inevitably experienced by all of us. How I choose to experience them is based upon my thoughts. When we are open and accepting we find that all that comes to us is the same. None of what occurs is a problem but a challenge and challenge is an opportunity to discover what more lies hidden in plain sight. It is our pathway to the enormous bounty that lies within from which we joyfully give to others.

You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment…” ~Thomas Merton

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