Generally, when something's "golden" it's considered good, optimal, desirable, refined, auspicious. A golden opportunity. The Golden Rule. The Golden Mean. Someone who's able to turn straw into gold -- creating something valuable, that benefits others, from humble origins or 'raw... Continue Reading →
Mindful inquiry. Sacred inquiry. Transformative inquiry. Affirmative inquiry. All of these point to a particular way of working with questions that's a little different from the same old, same old. This was one of the topics (or themes, or skill... Continue Reading →
I appreciated and enjoyed reading Robert Alan Rife's InnerWoven post about a particular historical culture-shifter who: • defied hatred with love, • practiced inclusion and invitation rather than exclusion, • annoyed the Powers That Be (of his time) by opposing... Continue Reading →
As I write this, the Energies of Now are heavily spiced with Airy, Mental electrical currents and a beautiful now-waning Grand Water (Mystic, Imaginal) Trine, with a tiny bit of Earth and Fire on the side. Live wires in the... Continue Reading →
Every one of us experiences various life milestones, some of which are reflected in one's astrological natal and transits chart -- the first Saturn Return (and second), the Uranus Oppositions and Squares, the Chiron Return, Progressed Lunar Return, and a... Continue Reading →
"In a sense, with all our gadgets, we are all night shift workers to a degree now." ~ David Blask, MD, associate director of the Tulane University Center for Circadian Biology. We are "darkness deprived." ~ Richard Stevens, PhD, University... Continue Reading →
It's been a wild few weeks, on the macro and micro, and life's kept me busier than usual in the local, interpersonal, in-the-thick-of-it realm. Even so, quite a few Sophia's Children musings have been brewing and incubating, so stay tuned.... Continue Reading →
e·piph·a·ny To reveal. Shine. Manifest Revelation. An Illuminating Realization or Discovery Resulting in Elation, Awe, Wonder. It's Epiphany, or the first of eight days of Epiphany ... well, it's more than that. (Yes, you can take it literally and/or metaphorically,... Continue Reading →
Here's a bit of timely inspiration as we stand in the gateway of a new calendar year, in the month of Janus (looking backward, looking forward, standing in the present). In an April 2017 TED Talk on the "lyrical bridge... Continue Reading →
"I know it is possible for leaders to use their power and influence, their insight and compassion, to lead people back to an understanding of who we are as human beings, to create conditions for our basic human qualities of... Continue Reading →
“Our destiny is the golden thread that holds together the hearts of humanity and the heart of the world. We carry the heart of the world within our own heart, and through living our destiny we nourish the heart of... Continue Reading →
For many horizon-edge walkers and vision-seeders, transformation agents, and similar culture-shifters, or just people trying to be decent and kind in a culture and world that seems too-often indecent and insane, transformation fatigue, apathy, and burnout are occupational hazards, ever... Continue Reading →
I'm always amazed at the seeming magic of replacing a period with a question mark. Know what I mean? If you've explored the power of inquiry -- the art of asking the good questions -- you've likely found, as I... Continue Reading →
"A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself – and especially to feel. Or not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts... Continue Reading →
I wrote recently about Mars coming out of its retrograde, cave time, and vision quest (June 29). With Mars in the archetypal Scorpion-or-Phoenix zone just the now, additional key shadow possibilities include the hoarding-witholding typical of the Taurus-Scorpio shadow. With... Continue Reading →
Ahhhh, yes, we enter anew into the Season of Vision-Tending and renewal.
It’s always a fine time to renew, revitalize, regenerate, and re-vision, of course.
But there are also times that are potent in their adding support to just that. This is just such a portal of time in the coming weeks and few months.
Plus, we all know how it feels to be anxious, frazzled, and ‘behind’ as we move through the often-stressful (for many) holidays and into the new year.
Tending these fires, strengthening our connection to what truly matters, and stirring vision and attending to renewal, eases the way considerably.
That makes visioning and renewal very, very practical.
So in the Spirit of the season, here’s an updated Season of Vision-Tending …
What Vision-Seeds and “new greenings” will grow in your garden in the coming weeks and months?
Big Love and Evocative Vision-Tending,
It’s the perfect time for checking in with the deepest stirrings of heart-and-soul … a Season of Vision-Stirring, Vision-Seed Planting, and Vision-Tending.
I’ve got a Vision-Stirring feature-page on the Sophia’s Children work-table, but for right now, here’s some Vision-Season inspiration.
It’s prime visioning time.
Even the current astro-mythic and Seasonal energies support Vision-Tending:
We already know that the uber-transformative and “Are you being true-you?” Uranus is in Aries and Pluto in the “bring Wisdom to Earth” landscape of Capricorn, Neptune and Chiron travels through heartful, soulful, Divine-connected Pisces, and Saturn the master-magi-teacher is fresh into the sign of the Archer asking us this question:
Just what fiery arrows are we aiming, and at just what destinations … and in service to what (or whom)?
Venus has joined vision-expanding Jupiter and energizing Mars in fire-tending Virgo, before she moves onward, like Inanna or…
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An interesting and insightful post about “psi” and the limiting (and ironically unscientific) dogma and hubris from certain sectors of “modern science.”
Stuart Jeanne Bramhall also includes Rupert Sheldrake’s TED Talk, banned because he dared to question the sacred cows of “Science.”
Most important about this, to me, is the emphasis on the power of inquiry, which I’d think any true scientist would embrace, and daring to ask the questions, as well as honoring too-long-banished Ways of Knowing.
Happy Full Moon Lunar Eclipse!
The Sense of Being Stared At and Other Aspects of the Extended Mind
By Rupert Sheldrake
Arrow Books (2004)
The aim of The Sense of Being Stared At is to offer a plausible scientific hypothesis for a range of so-called “psychic” and “paranormal” phenomena. In his book, biologist Rupert Sheldrake catalogs an extensive compendium of controlled research into a variety of psychic phenomena.
In all, he examines eight of the most widely entertained theories of “psi,”* the technical term for parapsychological or psychic faculties and phenomena. The one he favors is based on concept of “morphogenic fields, ” a biological process which determines how flowers, fruits and various animal species develop from the embryo stage to take up their specific form.
The Theory of Morphogenic Fields
According to microbiological research, the final form of a tissue or organ can’t be satisfactorily explained on the basis of genetics…
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There's a lot of 'buzz' swirling about particularly intense energies and 'waves' and myriad other things for September 2015. This, of course, includes the usual yet unfortunate supply of 'catastrophe addiction' and 'drama, drama, conflama' type stuff stirring the ol'... Continue Reading →
"Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language." "Don't search for the answers, which could not be given... Continue Reading →
This is an 'evergreen', timeless update from the Sophia's Children archives. Is there a deeper purpose and beauty in relationship than what we might have been conditioned to see? A deeper beauty and richness of possibility that has been obscured... Continue Reading →
[I wrote and published the original post way back on August 28, 2012, and have updated it several times a year since, including late-September 2015 ... because yes, it's a timeless "new normal" topic in our wild-energy times!] The energies... Continue Reading →
"Nothing is more commendable than to live lyrically, to make our lives a continuous song of experience." ~ Charles "Tom" Brown, quoted in The Friends of Silence newsletter, April 2014. "I see dance being used as communication between body and soul... Continue Reading →