Poem: Whispers

 

Your gentle
telepathic
whispers
surround me

I am the
center
of an
orchid.

– Deelia ©

 

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Monthly Symbol, February 2015: Gordian Knot Solved

Gordian Knot

“In Greek and Roman mythology, the Gordian knot was an extremely complicated knot tied by Gordius, the king of Phrygia in Asia Minor*. Located in the city of Gordium, the knot came to symbolize a difficult problem that was almost impossible to solve.

According to legend, Gordius was a peasant who married the fertility goddess Cybele. When Gordius became king of Phrygia, he dedicated his chariot to Zeus* and fastened it to a pole with the Gordian knot. Although the knot was supposedly impossible to unravel, an oracle predicted that it would be untied by the future king of Asia.

Many individuals came to Gordium to try to undo the knot, but they all failed. Then, according to tradition, the Greek conqueror Alexander the Great visited the city in 333 B . C . After searching unsuccessfully for the hidden ends of the Gordian knot, Alexander became impatient. In an unexpected move, he took out his sword and cut through the knot. Alexander then went on to conquer Asia, thus fulfilling the oracle’s prophecy. Alexander’s solution to the problem led to the saying, “cutting the Gordian knot,” which means solving a complicated problem through bold action.” From: Gordian Knot / mythencyclopedia.com  http://www.mythencyclopedia.com/Fi-Go/Gordian-Knot.html

A few of my personal, subjective adaptations of Gordian knot solved:

♦ instant, positive manifestation (spiritual, mental, emotional and/or physical healing, growth or solution, a shift in a relationship issue, a sudden shift in consciousness, or a material manifestation, and so on).  An issue solved immediately by using  “the sword” of higher truth. Affirmation: “Any situation can change for the better at any now moment.”
♦ energy work (working with/transmitting higher energies) especially Ray 1 (Will to Initiate by Sanaya Roman)
♦ soul, spirit in action (vs ego)
♦ missing piece falling into its place (saw an image of that recently during my energy meditation)

 

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Related article: Gordian Knot
http://www.crystalinks.com/gordianknot.html

Image 1 wholejoy.com:  The Gordian knot can be made on a Torus tube which looks like a donut or a sphere that turns in from one side and comes out the other in a perpetual motion. The Torus Tube contains many mathematical formulas and equations. Science began using this model as a geometric\mathematical model of the universe.” Read more here http://wholejoy.com/jewelry/gordian-knot.html (link corrected)

The Gordian knot can be used as a symbol to solve problems in life through unity and oneness with the world around us.

Image 2:  Salvatore Vuono /freedigitalphotos.net

Poem: To Us by Nicholas Roerich

To Us

In life there is so much of wonder.
Every morning near our shore
Swims by an unknown singer.
Every morning slowly from behind the mist
Moves a light boat and
A new song always rings.
And as always the singer
Is hiding behind the next crag.
And it seems to us we shall never
Know who he is—this
Singer—nor whereto he is directing his path
Every morning. And to whom
Does he sing always the new song?
Oh, what hope fills
The heart and to whom does he sing?
Maybe
To us.

– Nicholas Roerich, 1920

 

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Gratitude Quotes

 

An angry “you should be grateful” is not about gratitude. It´s about obligation with no joy and sometimes a denyal to look at what needs to be transformed. There are better ways of communicating. Like any positive energy, gratitude is free, it cannot be ordered around, but tuned into.  -Deelia

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. – Melody Beattie

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. – William Arthur Ward

We learned about gratitude and humility – that so many people had a hand in our success, from the teachers who inspired us to the janitors who kept our school clean… and we were taught to value everyone’s contribution and treat everyone with respect. – Michelle Obama

Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for. – Zig Ziglar

Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world. – John Milton

No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude. – Alfred North Whitehead

Sometimes we should express our gratitude for the small and simple things like the scent of the rain, the taste of your favorite food, or the sound of a loved one’s voice. -Joseph B. Wirthlin

Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse. – Henry Van Dyke

When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in. – Kristin Armstrong

Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul. – Henry Ward Beecher

Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude. – Joseph Wood Krutch

Gratitude changes the pangs of memory into a tranquil joy. – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

It’s wonderful to be grateful. To have that gratitude well out from deep within you and pour out in waves.  – Srikumar Rao

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. – Gilbert K. Chesterton

Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind. – Lionel Hampton

The loving parts of your personality have no trouble loving. That is all they do. You experience the loving parts of as gratitude, appreciation, caring, patience, contentment and awe of life. – Gary Zukav

Giving is an expression of gratitude for our blessings. – Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen

Joy is the simplest form of gratitude. – Karl Barth

 

Image: The Japanese Bridge (The Bridge in Monet’s Garden) by Claude Monet /wikiart.org

Eros in Pisces (January 12th – February 27th)

 

“Eros in Pisces says, “merge into the depths with me”! Here Eros wants to lose all sense of where his being ends and another begins. Eros in Pisces desires a return to paradise, a drink from the Holy Grail and union with the divine. He is willing to give up his own identity, allowing it to melt and merge with the beloved until they are no longer distinct but part of a greater whole. This is the state of the mystic and the universe of the quantum physicist.”

From Eros in the Signs of the Zodiac by Kim Falconer, read more: http://www.falconastrology.com/natal_asteroids.htm (link corrected)

Kim’s Eros in Pisces http://www.falconastrology.com/transits.htm

Asteroid 433 Eros: The Astrology of Love http://www.falconastrology.com/discovery.htm

 

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Article: Seeking Wholeness – The Balance of Feminine and Masculine Energies

by Pamela Wells ©

Entering into a new year and a new decade is a great time for us to reflect on ourselves and to use our insight to optimize our lives.

We all have a mix of masculine and feminine energies in a dynamic state of movement.

The masculine energies are characterized by linearity, orientation to goals, and mental focus.

The feminine energies are circular, concerned by feeling and emotion, and they expand the mind.

Instead of seeing these energies as gender specific, we can shift the paradigm by seeing these as how the Divine has taken consciousness. The play of consciousness is that it lives in ways that are always pulsing between contraction and expansion. Indeed, we directly experience this pulsation in our lives. Whether we know it or not, this pulsation is happening microscopically in each of our cells and cosmically in the life of the universe.

When you cease to label these energies and reject associated cultural biases, you distill them to pure energy. You then can see and operate at the spiritual level.

The process of self reflection can be one in which you contemplate and journal about how these primary energies manifest in your life. What is your tendency when managing your job, handling family matters, and relating to other people? Again, we all have a mix of these energies and the proportion changes with every context. There are, however, distinct patterns that emerge if you only begin to become aware of them and then articulate them.

Having explored and then discovered your patterns in the way that you live your life, you can achieve a more fulfilling life by balancing your energies.

You will have a preference about how you do things in your life. We are all creatures of habit. The question is, “are these habits serving your vision in the highest way?” If not (this is the self reflection piece), it is up to you to cultivate that energy that is suppressed or undeveloped in order to integrate your self.For example, when you find that you tend to place high value on your feelings rather than on analysis when arriving at a decision, you can begin to find integration by bringing your mind into play. You are invited to integrate these energies into a divinely synchronized pulsation.

Practice attuning to a bigger energy that holds all of these energies within you. The more that you remember the source of everything within you, the easier it will be to align these energies in ways that bring greater harmony to your life. A great indicator of enhanced harmony is when you experience a deeper sense of peace and fulfillment in the application of this practice. A deeper intuition and intelligence will sense when your energies have reached a dynamic balance and you will have reached that long awaited sense of wholeness that every human being innately seeks.

This is the way of a balanced life. The integration of the primary energies of the universe into a divine relationship. May you continue to remember to align with your highest part in ways that bring greater harmony to all the parts of you.

ABOUT AUTHOR AND ARTIST PAMELA WELLS

Pamela Wells has been working as a fine artist, commercial illustrator and graphic web designer for over 20 years and specializes in creative work that leads to greater understanding and awareness. Her goddess art incorporates her interest in the study of transpersonal psychology, integral transformative spiritual practice and the evolution of human consciousness. She cares deeply about both men and women and also about the ecological preservation of the planet which benefits all living things. To order a copy of Pamela’s most recent book and card set, Affirmations for the Everyday Goddess, www.ArtmagicPublishing.com.

All articles may be republished or printed providing author credit (above) and a link is provided back to the website http://www.artmagicpublishing.com.

 

Related articles:

Simplicity in Complexity: Binary Code and Yin, Yang

A Little Study: The Basics of the Asteroids in Astrology

 

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Poem: Silken Lights

 

She saw an image
of herself
so gray, poor
and utmost drained
of hardships
in another life time,
and her tears finally
began to fall
as she saw herself
like with the eyes
of another one,
and she deeply
understood
how she
had been hooked
on self depreciation
beneath
her conscious mind,
these tears she had held 
under the
misunderstanding
of strength,
and true
self compassion
flowed through

And she took these
muddled energies
to her Soul and
the Angels,
and they dressed her
in beautiful colors
of love and light,
oh, look, how she shines
being bathed in the energies
of the Divine

And her tears
had transformed
into dancing silken lights
and back on his feet,
liberated from his
oh, so heavy shield,
had become
her inner knight.

– Deelia ©

 

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