“Make your ego porous. Will is of little importance, complaining is nothing, fame is nothing. Openness, patience, receptivity, solitude is everything.” ― Rainer Maria Rilke
“Nobody sees anybody truly but all through the flaws of their own egos. That is the way we all see …each other in life. Vanity, fear, desire, competition– all such distortions within our own egos– condition our vision of those in relation to us. Add to those distortions to our own egos the corresponding distortions in the egos of others, and you see how cloudy the glass must become through which we look at each other. That’s how it is in all living relationships except when there is that rare case of two people who love intensely enough to burn through all those layers of opacity and see each other’s naked hearts.” ― Tennessee Williams
“Opinion is really the lowest form of human knowledge. It requires no accountability, no understanding. The highest form of knowledge… is empathy, for it requires us to suspend our egos and live in another’s world. It requires profound purpose larger than the self kind of understanding.” ― Bill Bullard
“Enlightenment is ego’s ultimate disappointment.” ― Chögyam Trungpa
Opinion certainly seems to be rampant these days. It is difficult to read or watch any kind of media story that is not agenda tainted, or scan a “discussion” on social media without being subject to the sting of self righteous indignation that flavours the volley of comments between people who rarely know each other. There is a lot of ego out there and even lesser empathy as events continue to unfold in 2017 due to an increasing amount of palpable fear, disillusionment and uncertainty. Our ego tends to inflate to protect us and distract us in times like these so that we remain unaccountable and yet feel that we have some sort of control over our lives.
In my January yearly forecast I said this would be the Year of Bold Unified Vision but at this point to an earthly observer it would appear that we are even farther from this goal. However, if one dabs away the blood and pus from the collective wound there is a cellular transformation taking place underneath. It is subtle but it is there as layers and layers of ego based beliefs that chained us to dis-empowered thinking continue to be stripped away. It feels very uncomfortable now like we are wearing shoes a size too small. Standing in our ego based sense of life is getting more slippery as daily and worldly events keep us wide eyed and walking on eggshells. Staying focused and on evolutionary task is more difficult when there is no ego based value system to drive us out into a purposeful rhythm; it terrifies many who do not want to stand in their own answerable truth, would like a predictable black and white, intellectual reality and blanche at the thought of being on equal power footing with others. Hence the deflective lashing out, the rage, the lies, the violence and the bloodshed.
The first week of June hit us hard with a large geomagnetic storm of new ascension coding; our sloughing of the old was quick, painful and dirty. As we head toward the Full Moon on the 9th and through the rest of this month we will be releasing at an accelerated pace to drive us deeper into our heart, our own essence and our own truth. As mentioned in my January blog: Wherever we go this year, Wherever we remain…the results of our actions follow us swiftly. This is the first in a 9 year cycle that will set the tone for the remaining 8 years – if we miss this opportunity to shine, to take risk, to follow our dreams, to enjoy life, it will be much more difficult to align after September 2017. The universe is giving us the chance to be fertile, to tend the seeds we have planted since the beginning of the year, nurture ourselves, and clear away major emotional debris that stands in the way of being impassioned and in healing service to others in the new co-creative paradigm. There is still much inner work to do if we are to be collectively aligned as One Heart by the end of this year.
Physical and psycho spiritual symptoms and predictions for June: This is a month for more emotional loss and buried grief to surface. It will be fast and it will be painful at times. It is important to point out that this encourages us to use the feelings to connect with something greater and wiser than our everyday persona. When we’re aware of a deep inner process occurring but we aren’t sure of its exact source simply accepting it without resistance will ease the mental burn-out. This clearing will unearth more of our authentic self and create deeper spiritual connection and resilience. Our ego becomes very porous in the process and we become more engaged as heart based shapeshifters. This is a necessary trait as we go deeper into becoming co-creative “Human-Beings”. Connecting to wholeness and Being One with All requires this transformation.
You may also feel that there are too many June events coinciding that you don’t have time to process or manage them – hence more digestive issues this month with “emotional indigestion”. Take time for more solitude if you can. Don’t spend time trying to make sense of the grieving, just allow it to pass through as well as you can. Breathe deeply through the wounding and surrender. This will help you feel more calm and centered. This is not a time to be unkind to yourself or others! Be accepting, more understanding and compassionate of others feelings and of your own. Ask for hugs! And hold your boundaries in terms of your need for times of contemplation and rest. This is tough inner work and will only accelerate in intensity through until end of September.
Archetypes for this month: The Lover, The Prophet, The Mystic
Recommended Senses of the Soul Products: – With all the busyness of late I have decided to push off the launch of Soul Journey Box until the fall. It is just not meant to be right now. In the meantime, please feel free to browse my website and shopping cart – if you trust your intuition you will know which products are right for you at this time.
Cosmic Dates for June:
Full Moon in Sagittarius – June 9th, our heart chakra is in full on grieving mode as we release the old. This allows us the opportunity to connect more deeply with ourselves, and to understand what makes us “tick”. No blame, no shame, no avoidance – we are being asked by the universe to own who we are – the good and the shadow.
Summer Solstice – June 20
New Moon in Cancer – June 23 – this moon requires you to hold your ground and practice your boundaries. We take the new found sense of self this month and test it with others in various events and encounters from now until the 30th. Practice compassion and stand in your integrity.
Pictured: Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) – useful in times of grieving to allow deep surrender, calms mental stress and allow connection to the feminine feeling life without mentally masturbating about it. 🙂 Available in my Illumination Tea, Feel No Fear Tea, Illumination Chakra Spray.