ws, I have just been re-reading this thread, the whole of it. I found a strange semi-error in my first post on page 1, where I spoke of "Water (Air)". What on earth I could have meant by that I can't imagine, could just have been a slip? I've now "corrected" it heavily in Bold and in Blue. To AIR
Post by withinsilence on Nov 16, 2013 14:03:49 GMT
I am married to an Aquarius. She is an "unknowing" natural yogi/taoist/sage and has not ever read or studied nor cares to, one book on taoism, sacred text, or scripture of any kind.
WHile I on the other hand have studied most of them and seem drawn to them like a magnet.
She embodies quite naturally what has taken me much suffering, hundreds of hours of silent contemplation/looking within myself and hundreds of scriptures to realize/see/understand, for lack of better words.
Our relationship is tranquil, quiet for the most part. Not that we don't talk, but we don't speak nonsense and useless rhetoric. We aren't really caught up in "the world" so to speak, we do yoga, meditate, enjoy nature and work very well together. Neither of us try's to control the other, and I don't think we could even if we tried. (and by this I mean, you can't be controlled when you're allowing someone to control you to help them out of their controlling nature, which is what she did for me and eventually I saw it. Wise woman, mysterious no doubt, but wise, so simple, so naturally wise)
If we've had 5 serious arguments in 26 years, its been a lot, we just allow each other to be who they are and accept it, and in this she has had many more trials and tribulations than I.
What can I say, I have a heart large enough to want to heal the world and an ego large enough to think I can do it, and a mind that has cost me hundreds of hours of sleep trying to find a way to write something in someway that can smack people in the heart and reignite the smoldering flame, or awaken the divine feminine that seems to have fallen asleep in humanity.
I know its possible, I know its there innately, waiting, patiently waiting, hiding behind all the masks, all the layers of identities, if one would but look, just let go and enquire into oneself, how soon the light shines to dispel the darkness.
She (my wife) seems to have come here knowing already, what I've come here to learn.
Thanks for sharing so much, ws. I believe everyone in the universe is fulfilling his role to perfection.
I just wish people would awaken out of the role of fearful, blind sleepwalking believer they've been acting, and realize that no one outside of them self is causing them to continue to act that role they've unquestioningly accepted as reality.
people believe they're not responsible for all of their own words and actions, yet if they would but look at who is responsible in choosing to believe this way, this in itself would reveal the error of beliefs and who is responsible for them, for who is doing the believing?
This is why the Buddha taught; "believe nothing anyone says, not even if I say it" another words question EVERYTHING, EVERYONE! Doing this will bring about the truth and the ending of beliefs.
What is a belief but the blind acceptance of something you don't know.
Post by withinsilence on Nov 19, 2013 14:37:20 GMT
Gurth, I've been messing around on the web with different astrology readings etc. I am being told that I am entering a "transit period" that is very important for me??? I am untrusting when told this kind of stuff as it always seems like just another hard sell to get you to buy an in depth reading.
Who can I trust?? I don't have a problem paying for services rendered, but they need to be based in sincerity. Any recommendations? Do you offer these services?
What's ironic is I do feel that I am entering a period of great change, or am finally at a point where I am willing to take the risk to change my career somehow. I know I am wasting my talents/gifts doing this job everyday which means nothing to me and after spending much time in studying myself and digesting all the astrology and numerology reports I've read, I am not using my innate gifts/nature for its intended purpose staying in this line of work.
I know you say to take astrology with a grain of salt, which I understand that ultimately its up to me to choose the direction of my life. I guess I am wondering what the truth of astrology really is? Is it for real or just something to play with? Is it a true guide? Should we listen to it? Can we really tap into the energies at play in the universe and use them as a catalyst to help propel us to our divine purpose? And if so, is astrology/numerology a means and method of doing this?
You know that I am an in depth, almost radical researcher and will not settle for less than truth, and I will only go to sources I trust, which, this is where this enquiry is coming from and why I am asking you.
ws, basically you can't trust anyone but yourself. You can never believe anything just on someone else's say-so. Your understanding of and trust in astrology can only grow from studying your inner reactions to it, an watch the process of how your convictions grow.
My beliefs in astrology are relative, but they still carry much weight and influence over my actions. For instance, if I meet a nw person, without astrology I might devote a certain amount of time and effort getting to know that person better. But seeing an astrology unsuited to myself, I just don't go ahead with any further investigations.
Post by withinsilence on Nov 19, 2013 16:54:10 GMT
Thank you for the honesty. While my convictions grow stronger the more I study, I must ask why reading ones astrology doesn't start at the time of conception? It seems that this would be the precise time one is actually "born" so to speak. I guess it would be hard to pinpoint the exact time the egg was fertilized.
Yet, both the sperm and the egg are already "living" things/cells/protoplasm, thus, has not the protoplasm been subjected to the affects of the vibrations of the stars, planets, sun, moon, universe since time immemorial?
Would not the comingled cells/protoplasm of the newly manifested form be influenced throughout the whole creation process within the mother?
Would not the fetus be influenced by her thoughts, what she eats, drinks and breathes? The fetus is not separate from these influences is it? Also, the fetus may be affected by the environment the mother is surrounded by, the vibrations i.e. noises/movements which the fetus must be able to experience within the amniotic fluid (water) its growing in, as it (the growth/fetus) is but of the same original substance which is the origin of all life, thus there is no separation only manifestation of what is ALL and Everything already??
Like any body of water or sand/matter, its pattern/surface/look changes in relation to the vibrations in contact with it.
So where does ones birth chart come into play? Why does the time, and location of the Stars, Planets, Moon and Sun have such an intense affect once the fetus exits the womb? Is it in the Breath it takes in upon exiting the amniotic fluid in relation to the elements, minerals, etc that constitute the fetus and their present vibrational frequencies? Then, the process of life i.e. experiences continually influence and change the frequencies each "thing" vibrates at. Hence the more thoughts, toxins and contaminates one has the slower the ability to vibrate is i.e. sickness or low energy, and thus the opposite is true, the less thoughts, toxins and contaminates one has the faster or more "frequent" IT vibrates, i.e. higher frequency=better health?? Cosmic consciousness?? Who knows, but I know somehow this is true. When sick, one has no energy, when healthy one is full of it!
This is just a theory or what currently makes sense to me, really I was just asking how astrology ties into this, yet I now see that it cannot not tie into it because ALL Is ONE, the whole universe is one living.............Being and all the seeming parts are really already and have always bee the whole???
I think that the psyche is always and it simply changes forms to experience itself and the human forms are but a clothing for consciousness, and the "I" that sees "me" is consciousness in a stage of forgetfulness/ignorance on the journey of remembering.
A thought: Astrology sticks a label on the bottle that is you and calls you "Virgo". But it's not the LABEL that makes you a Virgo. A month after conception you were invaded by 300 trillion monads (spirits) of type Virgo as called for in the specifications for your destiny already in existence 50 trillion years ago.
Post by withinsilence on Nov 19, 2013 19:36:13 GMT
Really, it seems that all one need do is live simply, naturally, in wholeness, in constant observance and refinement of oneself, ones thoughts, ones words and ones actions and nothing more. Except maybe to share when asked, and to remain silent when not asked.
It (the journey home) seems this simple and all the chasing, looking, seeking, reading were only arduously exhaustive paths leading to the same place.
I feel at times that all the efforts I make are but the greedy attempt of expediting a lengthy natural process that runs at its own pace regardless of how much fertilizer I try and add to it.
I think this is why I find the Taoist approach to life so awesome, perfect if I may say so, not as a judgment but as the most profoundly realistic and natural Way of living. Now, if I could only practice it. haha