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May 2013 Vol. 1 Issue 1

The Evolution of Revolution Abundance Alchemy Insights into Consciousness FOUR MINDS DON’T THINK ALIKE

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Hello What an amazing blessings it is to have you here! Thank you for taking time to investigate Connect Spirits! This has been a year in the making and it is so thrilling to be finally writing to you all! At the request of so many of you, Connect Spirits has arrived! What an amazing day in this amazing year! I hope you find this a place to visit often, to take in something new and re-member your soul! This is an amazing time to be alive! Blessings & Love, Rebecca L. Allen Are you a writer, photographer or interested in offering a column of your own? We are looking for unique, inspired, submissions and welcome you to submit your work for upcoming issues.

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Essence

Natural Home Remedies Page 4

Investigating Laughter Page 8

Abundance Alchemy Page 7

Binaural Beats Page 9

Insights into Consciousness

Is your Water Energy Dead?

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Put the Glass Down Page 12

The Future of Medicine

The Evolution of Revolution Page 18

Messages from Angels Page 30 Celestial Effect

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As I began to Love Myself

Directory Page 39

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Thrive FOUR MINDS

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DON’T THINK ALIKE Page 25

Soul Retrieval Page 33

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Aloe Vera

“The plant of Immortality”

Over 6,000 years ago Cleopatra applied Aloe gel to her body as part of her beauty regimen. The ancient Greeks used it to cure everything from itches to insomnia . The Native Americans called aloe "Wand of the Heaven". Many of us have an aloe plant in the home, or know someone who does, but we may be overlooking the amazing benefits of this magical plant. We tend to be aware that it is great for burns and skin itch, but that is far from the end of it’s uses!

From the outside: Aloe, when directly applied to skin, can decrease pigmentation and dark spots, treat acne, reverse signs of aging skin and wrinkles, act as an antidote to allergic skin reactions, help eliminate Eczema, Psoriasis, Rosacea, and even remove eye makeup! Of course you can apply it to cuts, sores, burns, boils and other skin infections to take advantage of its antibacterial healing properties. To relieve asthma symptoms, boil the leaves, and breathe in the steam. Rub aloe gel on your scalp before bed and wash in the morning to relieve dry scalp, and use as a conditioner to tame frizz. The benefits of ingesting Aloe Vera are even more impressive than using it topically!

From the inside: Aloe acts as a soothing agent throughout the mouth, throat, esophagus, stomach and digestive track. It assists in relieving sore throat, heartburn, ulcers, inflammation, stomach upset, sooths IBS and colitis, hemorrhoid symptoms and aids bowel movements when ingested regularly. Aloe oxygenates the blood and helps promote a healthy circulatory system, strengthening the heart and relieving diabetic and peripheral neuropathy. That’s not all! Drinking Aloe juice stabilizes blood sugar, reduces triglycerides, activates white blood cells and promotes the growth of healthy cells. It also helps protect the body’s immune system, destroying bacteria, slowing down the aging process and helps to establish a healthy alkaline pH.

Drinking your Aloe plant is actually very simple        

Take a leaf ( or two) off your plant Cut off a small piece at the bottom Sit it upright in glass jar and allow the yellow resin to drain Filet the top skin of the leaf away, and remove the yellow inner layer Scoop out gel, use enough leaves to make 2 tbsp. (30ml) of aloe gel Place gel in a blender Add 1 cup of juice or fresh fruit and water Blend until smooth and enjoy!

We offer information and opinions and are not as a substitute for professional medical prevention, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult with your physician, pharmacist, or health care provider before taking any home remedies . 5


“Sirius”

is a feature length documentary that follows Dr. Steven Greer – an Emergency Medicine doctor turned UFO/ New Energy researcher – as he struggles to disclose top secret information about classified energy & propulsion techniques. Along the way, Dr. Greer investigates new technology and sheds light on criminal suppression. He accumulates over 100 Government, Military, and Intelligence Community witnesses who testify on record about their first-hand experiences with UFOs and with the cover-up. In the course of his research Dr. Greer is asked to look at an amazing find: a humanoid specimen, 6 inches long from the Atacama Desert. Not until 2012 was he given permission to take bone samples and DNA from the specimen. At that same time a preeminent geneticist, hearing of this find, offered to do DNA testing. He enlisted an MD from the same university,- world renowned for his work with skeletal anomalies, to view the x-rays and CT scans. Their expertise along with Dr. Greer’s expansive knowledge of the subject bring more questions than answers. Where did this “Atacama Humanoid” come from? Are there others like it? What does it say about the origin of the human species? While on this odyssey, the audience gains a whole new perspective on technology, human evolution, and clandestine organizations who have manipulated and controlled the public for centuries.

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For Your Most Abundant Life, Start With the Basics Abundance comes into our lives in many forms. There is material abundance. There are spiritual gifts always available to us when we open to them. There are big hugs, nurturing acts and gifts of love that are emotional in nature. We can be fulfilled in so many ways! So what is one practical way to ensure that we are the perfect vessels who sport the ability to receive all of this miraculous abundance? Take care of your body. I don’t mean that you have to train for the triathlon or be on par with Olympian athletes. I do mean, however, that you move daily. Be active. Take frequent walks around the block. I do mean that you drink plenty of water, and that you rest and sleep a lot (way more than you think you need to – it makes a difference – trust me!) Shower or bathe every day. Not only does water clean your physical body, but it cleanses your energy body – and abundance LOVES energy that is clean and clear! An abundant body is a relaxed body… A nourished body… A hydrated body… A clean and clear body.

Art by Carol Cavalaris

Eat plenty of fresh vegetables – and a variety of them. Eat lots of whole grains (one of my personal favorites: Quinoa - It is delicious, highly nutritious, and adaptable to any dish). Eat a few nuts daily, and some avocado. Your body needs the healthy fats, proteins and oils – plus, healthy proteins and foods, such as avocado, regulate your blood sugar levels, which is imperative for abundant energy! (Note: My food suggestions are barring any food allergies you may have, in which case always check with your naturopath, nutritionist or physician.)

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My point is that abundance is far more likely to bloom in your corner when you give it a good home… A happy home. Your body is the house for your abundance on this earth, in this lifetime. So, feel into it: What makes your body happy? Jumping, running, skipping? There is a reason children laugh a lot! Children are highly tapped into abundance energy. Hiking? Long walks on the beach? Rolling around in the grass with your pup, and playing lots of fetch? Animals are nature’s greatest abundance teachers! Singing is physically healing, and keeps your throat chakra (your energy center of communication) wide open. Do you like to sing? Do it! Even if you don’t want anyone to hear you – sing in the shower, sing in the car. Sing while you do the dishes. Blast your favorite music while you clean your house, and do your laundry. Dance like crazy, and sing at the top of your lungs. Your vibration will rise – and your body will be the happy house your abundance has always dreamed of! Astra Spider is the Abundance Shaman and CEO of the Abundant Souls Academy. Astra is a healer, teacher, shaman and business mentor. She works with soul -centered women biz owners who are ready to open to their abundance – their love, joy and money – in business and in life.

Investigation of the effects laughter has on the workings of the brain and body show both psychological and physiological effects. It not only reduces levels of stress hormones, but lessens depression and improves mood. Even more important, research shows that laughter stimulates an increase in the activity of defensive immune cells, including Tcells, that attack and kill tumor cells and viruses. It also boosts the activity of the antibodies that defend the body against harmful organisms, and it steps up the production of interferon, a hormone that fights viruses and regulates cell growth. These solidly documented findings are being taken so seriously that there is a software program in the- works designed to help doctors create "laughter prescriptions" tailored to specific individuals, (pp. 600-601) Study Date 2000 Source http://melodiecat.free.fr/Textes/TER_Humour/Article_Martin(2001).pdf

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ater Molecules in lab studies show the reaction to vibration on a structural level, as the vibration of the sound increases the form of water shifts itself into more complex structures of geometry. Water under a microscope not only showed changes with sound but also with emotion. Dr. Emoto began studies on the structure of water, to learn more about it’s composition. When he placed water from the tap under a microscope he found the structure was broken and created no patter. When holy water was studied it showed very intricate patters of perfect geometry. He took this study much further to see structures under a microscope given different labels view the pictures below. When we place the knowledge that vibration changes the structure of water into our daily lives, everything changes! Within our body we are made of more than 58% water. What happens when we are sad, we feel down, lethargic, inattentive to daily life. When something is going well and we are feeling good we describe ourselves as on top of the world, feeling great, enthralled with life, excited. So we are already aware of vibration it is within are emotional state. Scientific research shows that the level of stress felt changes the rhythm of the heart, the heart is a sound that vibrates within our bodies, and

can change the water we carry. So if our emotional state and our stress level both are able to signal to our bodies water base, then we can now see how feeling out of tune emotionally can actually create a physical breakdown of body by first changing the water frequency we carry with us that then breaks down the cells of our body. There have been many studies over the years based on vibration and structure of water; though many are controversial there became awareness that frequency changes structure and stress can cause a heart attack. Personally after my years of study and comparison of illness and emotional state, frequency and structure, I believe it worth my while to pay more attention to my mood. It also created awareness that what I am drinking matters, right down to its frequency. Over the last 3 years I have created a series of meditations, techniques, and tools to bring awareness to the water you are made of, how to cleanse your water, and how to balance and infuse your water before bringing it into your body. You can start today and right now balancing and cleansing your water. All forms of meditation and stress reduction do allow water to restructure. Those who work in and receive Reiki, Shambalha, Energy work, Yoga, Acupressure, 10


Acupuncture and the like also feel the restructure of their water. Often felt as a feeling of lightness or relief. The avenues of restructure are vast, but the awareness of what it is your assisting in is much more valuable.

Transform the Structure of your Water

When you become

aware of your vibration you are able to make a choice, one we often are not taught. Our mood, our vibration, is our own choice. When we take time to breath deep, relax and allow things to be as they are, we are not only lifting our own

These bottle labels transforms the structure of water to the 528Hz frequency of Pure Love.

energy, our own vibration and our own restructure, we are assisting to raising the vibration of water , our ripple effect is more amazing then we can imagine. Before you drink your water, or beverage take a moment to take a breath and give thanks, love and positive emotion out to your water. This also is great for adding more love to your cooking, baths, showers, and while swimming. Just take a moment, more if you can to send out the highest vibration you can reach. This simple act, used daily, with transform your life!

When producing labels I am in a meditative state and enhance the label with Reiki and expose it to the binaural frequency of 528Hz. These labels can be placed on your containers, to go cups and water bottles to enhance the structure of your water. These are also awesome for healing Practitioners give Pure Love Water to your clients before or after your sessions to leave them feeling the Love and Light for days to come.

Written By: Rebecca L. Allen www.lovetheprocess.com

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put the glass down

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One day, I woke up with an overwhelming inspiration to make a movie. As I opened my eyes, I turned to my husband and said with great excitement ”I’m going to make a movie!” I’m not sure that my declaration completely registered with him at that moment, but everyone soon found out how committed I was to this very new idea. I knew I was going to do it, and I was so excited about it. The fact that I had no previous film making experience, no connections, and no funding didn’t even cross my mind… All I could think about was making this movie.

My busy BodyTalk practice conveniently slowed down as my focus completely turned to making The Future of Medicine, and things fell into place very quickly. Within a month, I had funding, equipment and a crew. Within two months, my movie was over half filmed. And, within three months, I had over 80 hours of footage and was ready for editing. Since I couldn’t find an editor that was able to create what I wanted from ALL the footage I had captured, I did what any ”normal” person would do… I signed myself up for a 3-day intensive Final Cut Pro course,

bought a Mac and edited the film myself. This all happened so quickly and easily and was so much fun… I know I was in my flow.

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Insights into Consciousness with Janet Hoffman A lot of people use the word consciousness, but most would be hard-pressed to define it if asked. The common dictionary definition is a variation on “the quality or state of being aware especially of something within oneself.” The most accurate definition that I could find in a western dictionary is

“It lies out of relative existence where the experiencer or mind is left awake by itself in full awareness of itself without any experience of an object… The essential nature of Being is absolute bliss consciousness. Without the knowledge of the fundamental of life, absolute bliss consciousness, life is like a building without a foundation.”

As it is the source of “It lies out of relative existence where the thought within the conscious states of an experiencer or mind is left awake by itself mind, consciousness individual.” That must be a field of definition implies that in full awareness of itself without any infinite energy, the totality of experience of an object… The essential intelligence, and consciousness is selfcreativity. When the nature of Being is absolute bliss sufficient—i.e. not conscious mind dependent on any object consciousness. Without the knowledge of comes into regular of perception—and is the fundamental of life, absolute bliss contact with its inner more than just the sum nature of pure consciousness, life is like a building of partial states of consciousness, that consciousness. without a foundation.” source is tapped, and the conscious mind Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who founded the retains more of its capacity day by day. Daily living Transcendental Meditation program—the most then reflects an unfoldment of this infinite scientifically validated program worldwide for the potential in all of a person’s experiences and development of consciousness—defined the term pursuits. pure consciousness in his book The Science of Being During the practice of Transcendental Meditation, and Art of Living: the mind effortlessly settles to finer levels of

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thought, and then transcends the finest mental activity to experience self-referral pure consciousness. Because the mind and body are intimately connected, as the mind settles down the metabolism of the body is reduced. The state of restful alertness, called a “wakeful hypo-metabolic state” by early researchers at Stanford, is the spontaneous experience of every TM practitioner—at this time the whole brain is enlivened. Because consciousness and its enlivenment are real and the benefits are realized concretely in the relative material world, the results can be laid open to investigation and validation. One of the features of Maharishi’s plan to bring this knowledge to all humanity was the exposure of the technique and its benefits to scientific scrutiny. By 2013, over 365 peerreviewed scientific research studies had been published on the broad range of mental, emotional, physiological, neurological and sociological benefits of the TM technique. In Sanskrit, the word Atma is the name for the inner invincible eternal Self of everyone. What thousands of years of spiritual seekers have sought is now available to all of us every day easily with this simple technique of the Vedic Tradition—the tradition of pure knowledge in accordance with Natural Law— that Maharishi brought out of the Himalayas.

Further information on the Transcendental Meditation program: For women, visit www.TM-women.org or www.TMwomenProfessionals.org For men, visit www.TM.org Janet Hoffman has more than 40 years experience working on the international, national, regional, and local levels of the Transcendental Meditation program in leadership, organizational, creative development, and teaching positions. Janet is a member of the National Board of Directors of the Global Mother Divine Organization-USA, the TM Program for Women in the U.S. She is currently nationwide Director of the TM program for women professionals. Janet has appeared on both television and radio and introduced the TM program in business, government, educational institutions, and to the public. She learned the TM technique in 1968 and was personally trained as a certified teacher by the founder of the TM program, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

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The Evolution of Revolution Occupy Wall Street is just the beginning By Craig Boehman

The R-word has already taken root in the minds of tens of thousands scattered across the United States. The Occupy Wall Street movement was the first sign, a preview of what's to come. Conversations of what it means to be truly free is occurring everywhere, from the traditional stomping grounds of revolution in coffee shops to high rise buildings on Wall Street itself. Occupy Wall Street changed the dialogue in Washington DC, a feat in itself, forcing the rather uncomfortable admissions by political leaders that economic disparity is of grave concern to the American people, especially for 1 in 2 Americans that live at or near the poverty level. Although the national spotlight's been re-focused, once again to politically-motivated red herrings, the supposed budget crisis, for instance, in addition to Obama’s own audacity to propose cuts to social security, the call for revolution hasn't been louder in decades. The great irony here is that those in charge have left very little room for anything else constructive. The political system, as it now stands, is beyond repair. Both parties are in the back pockets of Wall Street interests. There is no political will to serve the people. This is already self-evident to many Americans, Right or Left-leaning. Now, what are we going to do about it? 18


It is perhaps naive to think that revolution in the classic sense of the word could occur in the United States any time soon (and could a majority of the people actually want this?). Activists are pitched against the greatest military and police state the world has ever known, but in recent history we have a few fine examples of the people changing their governments practically overnight. The Arab Spring, which directly inspired the organizers of OWS, resulted in regime changes in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen, granted, these weren't Superpower nations. The fall of the Berlin Wall (and the reunification of Germany) and the dissolution of the Soviet Union, however, grants a little bit of hope that such drastic changes are possible within nuclear weaponized countries. There is, no doubt, a desire to see the way our politicians respond to the needs of the people – a basic tenant of democracy which had been abandoned long ago in this country. Voting alone is not enough, and never was. Emma Goldman once said that if voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal. Considering the downward trajectory of wages alone over the last 40 years, it's safe to say no one voted for this trend (it surely wouldn't make it onto any ballot measure!) or elected leaders solely for the purpose to grant more and more power to corporations, resulting in lower wages, the outsourcing of more jobs than what corporations actually create, even as they cut their domestic workforces by the tens of thousands, but that is exactly what has happened. So capital R revolution, regime change, is only superficial if the masses themselves haven't revolutionized. That is to say, people must take part in the decisions which affect their lives in a very proactive way. They must participate. In any case, a population must remain vigilant and a constant thorn in the side of the government, as past social movements in the US have demonstrated. Not only that, the 21st Century pressure must also be applied to corporate leadership in the form of boycotts, demonstrations, and direct action. What good is revolution without a change in the ways people act? What good is it if there is still rampant racism, sexism, poverty, and a tiny elite class of citizens which hold most the wealth and call the shots?

Building a new society within the shell of the old OWS began the process on September 17, 2011. Those who occupied public spaces envisioned a world without a militaristic dictate, without a corporate mandate, among a great many other things which could only be realized in an open, free society. They practiced the age old tradition of consensus, a form of collective decision-making which incorporated the voices of all who wished to participate. This form of “horizontal” organizing stood in resolute contrast to vertical, top-down command structures which dominate much of human society. This meant there were no leaders; there would be no support or affiliation with the corrupt two-party system, or any party, for that matter. Much to the dismay of the mainstream media, this also meant there would be no list of demands. This decision was the consensus from the very beginning. The reasoning behind this decision was that a list of demands meant submitting to a corrupt authority for approval. Unlike voting, which many see now as an exercise in choosing the lesser of two evils, the consensus process granted the people the freedom to act in accordance to their needs and desires without the some watered-down form of representation. The middlemen (and women), the politicians, were cut from the equation. In essence, actions trumped demands. Occupiers became empowered to act as though they were already free – 19


followed and the quality of living for most Americans would something that scared the security state to death. In the true anarchist tradition, the Occupy Wall Street movement represents, continue to decline. Leaders of both parties have refused to prosecute Wall Street crimes perpetrated during the 2007-8 among other things, ideals put into practice, more methodology recession when millions lost their homes to fraudulent bank than philosophy, more direct action than mere hole-punching at foreclosures and the sub-prime mortgage crisis. When the voting booth every couple of years. Occupy Wall Street pressed for justice, we are spoon-fed the too-big-to-fail line, transformed the activist landscape by way of massive protests an excuse which offers us little more than insight into the and its occupations, the likes of which haven't been seen in depravity of our leaderships' mindset. Would a credible generations. It has shown us that there are thousands of people democratic society choose to gamble their homes, across this country willing to take to the streets when provoked investments, and livelihoods if they had a say in the decisionby a government no longer answerable to anyone but corporations, billionaires, banks, and the ruling elites. It has also making? Would we choose to allow corporations to outsource our jobs oversees by the millions? For that matter, wouldn't a demonstrated that there is another approach to the decisionfree society choose free healthcare over crippling medical making process, one that involves all those who wish to participate. Principles of solidarity and mutual aid also bound the debt, free education over student debt with our allotted tax dollars? Would a free society really choose to have their lives encampments to one another in very profound ways. Here were Occupiers that were not only responding to the needs of their close-knit activist circles, but were also providing food, shelter and medical services to the homeless and downtrodden in their communities. This living, breathing experiment was the exemplification of a society for the people, not for profit. Because of this, “The Occupy Wall Street initiative and the OWS was seen as a direct challenge to the social order; the FBI going as far as efforts it has spawned throughout the country referring to “Occupy Wall Street as a are among the rare, really hopeful signs that we potential criminal and terrorist threat”, as one recent Freedom of information might find a way to escape very dark times, not Act request has shown. Keep in mind just the criminality and thuggishness that Wall that OWS declared itself a non-violent movement from the start, the only Street has come to exemplify, but also the vicious violence showed up in welldocumented cases of police brutality. cycle that has been gaining strength for over 30 The end result was a government crackyears, undermining the prospects for decent life down in collusion with elements of the financial industry on a peaceful for the large majority while spectacular riches are movement which sought to right the pouring into very few pockets, and the remnants wrongs of the massive corporate corruption of government. OWS of real democracy are being shredded by highly attempted to form a livable society right concentrated wealth and power. Ominous times, before our very eyes where freedom really was a moral value. and it will become worse if people just watch Contrast this with what the leaderships of the Democratic and Republican parties have to offer us: a self-perpetuating war on terror to the tune of trillions of dollars at the additional cost of hundreds of thousands of innocent lives; a society where multi-national corporations pay no or little taxes, are considered “people”, and are allowed to make unlimited donations to political parties via Super PACs, virtually guaranteeing that the corporate mandate would be

passively. What you are doing is an inspiration, and desperately needed.”

-Noam Chomsky, October 4, 2011

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governed by those who preach profit over people?

The end of OWS? The occupation of Zuccotti Park in New York City lasted until November 15, 2011, when it was brutally put down by police by orders from Mayor Bloomberg during a complete media blackout. A coordinated effort at the state and federal levels resulted in more police crack-downs, with most occupations ending well before mid-2012. A few have dissipated by their own volition since, leaving all but a few smaller groups operating well below the public radar, but this wasn't the end of Occupy Wall Street nor the hopes of countless onlookers and well-wishers who had yet to take part. This only marked the beginning of what is a much broader revolution, which had been stewing deep in the kettle pots of revolutionist souls for a great many of years. The revolution is here, already in progress. Consider two of the most effective projects to come out of the New York City General Assembly since the disbanding of the occupation at Zuccotti, Strike Debt and Occupy Sandy. Strike Debt, through its Rolling Jubilee working group, bought up over $1 million in medical debt at pennies on the dollar in March of 2013. In a show of mutual aid and solidarity with the people, OWS has been raising awareness about the issues of medical debt on the national stage while simultaneously acting on them. The people whose lives were directly affected in Kentucky and Ohio were no doubt pleasantly surprised when they received letters stating their debts were negated by the efforts of a few activists in New York City who organized the donation pool to make it happen. This is people power – as can only be carried out by enterprises ran by the people, for the people. Since October 30th, 2012 Occupy Sandy has continued where Bloomberg and FEMA have fallen woefully short in the wake of the destruction left behind by Hurricane Sandy. Volunteers and organizers have been involved in the toxic cleanup of mold and debris. They've also provided more than $1.5 million

towards relief efforts as of this writing. “The Occupy Wall Street initiative and the efforts it has spawned throughout the country are among the rare, really hopeful signs that we might find a way to escape very dark times, not just the criminality and thuggishness that Wall Street has come to exemplify, but also the vicious cycle that has been gaining strength for over 30 years, undermining the prospects for decent life for the large majority while spectacular riches are pouring into very few pockets, and the remnants of real democracy are being shredded by highly concentrated wealth and power. Ominous times, and it will become worse if people just watch passively. What you are doing is an inspiration, and desperately needed.” -Noam Chomsky, October 4, 2011 The revolution carries on, unyielding. The cat's out of its revolutionary bag. It's not difficult to imagine when we look around at 21


Occupy Photo’s provided by Michael Fleshman

the dismal state of our education system, our decaying infrastructure, our costly wars, and shameful poverty, that the days of Wall Street tyranny – and the security and surveillance state which supports it – are numbered. Too many people have been disenfranchised from meaningful existence in a nation, we are told, is the best in the world. We are expected to pay our taxes as mega corporations and the top banks receive billions in refunds on the taxpayers' dime annually. As the saying goes, something's got to give. While we wait to take to the streets and public spaces once again, we activists will pursue community-based projects which highlight the crimes of the 1%; even as we address them ourselves, by our own actions, oftentimes without permits, and some times illegally – as free people do when protecting their interests and the common good against forces of lawful tyranny. There once were free men and women in the United States who took courageous

stands against the injustices of their times. We read about them in our history books. We watch stories of their lives in movies and documentaries. We idealize them on posters. We heft their slogans above our heads as we confront the forces of tyranny in our own backyards. We quote them. We “Like” their pictures in Face book memes. Sometimes we listen to their exploits in our music, or hear their names dropped in a graduation speech. Sometimes it's easy to forget that the forces of revolution are within each of us in the here and now. We don't have to sit by idly and wait for the day when a magazine in Canada calls for the occupation of Wall Street, nor do we have to wait for others to solve our own problems. As Occupy Wall Street has proven beautifully, even when forced off the streets by SWAT teams and riot police, there is no justification for not doing something good for ourselves and our communities by our own volition. Today, not tomorrow.

Craig Boehman, a poet, blogger, and activist. He's been involved in social media with the Occupy Wall Street movement since the occupation of Zuccotti Park in New York City. A world traveler and aspiring photographer, he has recently settled in Mumbai, India where he will continue to write and pursue activist projects.

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As I Began to Love Myself Charlie Chaplin by

As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”. As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody As I try to force my desires on this person, even though I knew the time was not right and the person was not ready for it, and even though this person was me. Today I call it “RESPECT”. As I began to love myself I stopped craving for a different life, and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow. Today I call it “MATURITY”. As I began to love myself I understood that at any circumstance, I am in the right place at the right time, and everything happens at the exactly right moment. So I could be calm. Today I call it “SELF-CONFIDENCE”. As I began to love myself I quit steeling my own time, and I stopped designing huge projects for the future. Today, I only do what brings me joy and happiness, things I love to do and that make my heart cheer, and I do them in my own way and in my own rhythm. Today I call it “SIMPLICITY”. As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for my health – food, people, things, situations, and everything that drew me down and away from myself. At first I called this attitude a healthy egoism. Today I know it is “LOVE OF ONESELF”. As I began to love myself I quit trying to always be right, and ever since I was wrong less of the time. Today I discovered that is “MODESTY”. As I began to love myself I refused to go on living in the past and worry about the future. Now, I only live for the moment, where EVERYTHING is happening. Today I live each day, day by day, and I call it “FULFILLMENT”. As I began to love myself I recognized that my mind can disturb me and it can make me sick. But As I connected it to my heart, my mind became a valuable ally. Today I call this connection “WISDOM OF THE HEART”. We no longer need to fear arguments, confrontations or any kind of problems with ourselves or others. Even stars collide, and out of their crashing new worlds are born. Today I know THAT IS “LIFE”! 24


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THE HONEYMOON EFFECT The Science of Creating Heaven on Earth Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D. © 2013 Excerpt from Chapter 4

FOUR MINDS DON’T THINK ALIKE The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end. —BENJAMIN DISRAELI

You had the good vibes going. You were high from the love potions coursing through your body. You were humming all the crazy-in-love songs you’ve ever heard and for once they made total sense. You had created The Honeymoon Effect with the love of your life and you knew that this time it was going to last forever. Except it didn’t. It all came crashing down, and you were left devastated and obsessed with what might have been. And puzzled: how could something so magical degenerate into endless, bickering recriminations and, if you were married, divorce court? After all, you wanted it to work. You believed it would work. Maybe The Biology of Belief works for other people, you’re thinking, but it doesn’t for you. Yes it does! But there’s a catch, which explains why positive thinking and believing, by themselves, don’t work. The catch is that when you bonded so closely with your partner during those first blissful days and months, your behaviors and actions were controlled by the processing of your conscious minds. The conscious mind is the “creative” mind, the one that acts on behalf of your wishes and desires. So when the conscious minds of two lovers entangle, together they create magical harmony. Because honeymoon partners are operating from their deepest wishes and desires, the outcome of their interactions is . . . voilà, Heaven on Earth! However, over time, your conscious mind becomes burdened with thoughts dealing with the busy-ness of everyday life—balancing your budget, scheduling your chores, planning your weekend. The processing of the conscious mind shifts from creating the honeymoon experience to the management and strategies needed to deal with perceived necessities. The result is that the conscious mind relinquishes behavioral control to default programs previously stored in the subconscious mind. When it comes to partners, there are suddenly four instead of two minds involved. And these two “extra” subconscious minds can wreak havoc on happily-ever-after relationships. When our conscious minds stop paying attention to the moment, we lose control over our honeymoon creation because we unknowingly engage in preprogrammed behaviors we acquired through our developmental experiences. For many couples, once that subconscious programming comes to the fore, the honeymoon glow fades very quickly. That’s not surprising because the behaviors programmed in the subconscious mind are primarily derived from observing and downloading other people’s behaviors (many of them negative and disempowering)—especially those of your parents, immediate family, community, and culture. You start seeing a side of your partner (and yourself) that never emerged during the honeymoon. When the conscious mind stops paying attention to the current moment, you automatically and, most importantly, unconsciously engage in behaviors you downloaded from others. Here’s a scenario that may be all too familiar to you. You’re basking in The Honeymoon Effect, full of love for your supportive partner who lights up your life. Then one day you ask him a simple, loving question. He’s not thinking about how good your relationship is. His conscious mind is 26


preoccupied with fixing the car or paying the rent so he responds reflexively and nastily with a tone that says, “Leave me alone.” Shocked, you respond: “Who are you?” You have just experienced the moment when honeymoons generally begin to fall apart. He responded so unconsciously that he didn’t even notice how nasty he was. And, in his response to what he perceives as a personal “attack” on his character, he starts digging in his heels to defend himself to the death. He’s thinking, She accused me of not being me. I’m

the same me I’ve always been. I don’t know what she’s talking about. What’s her problem? Meanwhile, you’re thinking, Where is the loving man I married? Your conscious mind detaches from the current moment to assess the unpleasant situation in which you now find yourself. Uh-oh, unbeknownst to you, you also unconsciously default to your own formerly hidden subconscious behaviors that you acquired from your family and culture. Now it’s your partner’s turn to be shocked as his once loving spouse shifts into criticism and blame, as well as other less than loving programs you downloaded from your parents. As the daily issues of life increasingly occupy your and your partner’s conscious minds, more disharmonious unconscious behavior patterns begin to rise to the surface. Soon you both shift from appreciating your partner to focusing on his or her periodic nasty outbursts. Both you and your partner turn defensive and begin to critique other faults: he never cleans up, she never puts the cap on the toothpaste, and on and on. All the things you ignored in the first glow of love now start to bug you. If you met through an online dating service, both of you want your money back! He/she didn’t fill out the questionnaire honestly! But actually you both filled it out in good faith. You both filled it out consciously—and that’s the rub. Your thoughtful submissions from your conscious minds truly represent the people you aspire to be. Unfortunately, the character of the “you” who answered the questionnaire normally expresses itself only about 5 percent of the time. What both partners failed to include in their surveys were the sabotaging and limiting subconscious programs they acquired from others, which all of us unconsciously engage in about 95 percent of the time. 27


With the appearance of uninvited behaviors 95 percent of the time, you and your partner have most definitively left the honeymoon and are back on the road of conventional life. If any of these heretofore unseen, destructive, and disturbing behaviors had surfaced on the first day of your relationship, there probably would not have been a second day. Now you’re wondering if you should lower your expectations and accept what your relationship has become because “This is the way life is and I have to accept the bad with the good.” Or will the many compromises you make as you adjust to abusive behavior become so intolerable that your once seemingly unbreakable bond shatters? You say, “The hell with this. I can’t do this.” And then you go out (again) and try to find what you once had. The culprit for this repeating cycle is invisible: it’s the behaviors programmed in you and your partner’s subconscious minds. Your conscious minds sent you on the quest to find a loving partner and rejoiced when you found The One, yet your subconscious mind is destroying what you’ve created. But once you know that you’re dealing with four minds in the relationship, and once you know how to change the negative programming of your subconscious minds, you will have the tools to recreate what you’ve lost. THE HIGH-MINDED, CREATIVE CONSCIOUS MIND To better understand how this happens, let’s talk more about the relationship between the brain and the mind …

One Question Bruce… What about your discoveries has most profoundly affected your life and the way you live it? In the first instant of acquiring my new insights into how cells worked, I was completely transformed. As a conventional scientist, I taught my students that genes controlled life and that we were essentially “victims” of our heredity. When I first recognized that the brain of the cell was the cell membrane, rather than genes, I was blown away, for the mechanism revealed that life was controlled by signals from the “environment.” The significance of this finding is that the identity of the “self,” distinguishing one individual from another, would also represent an environmental (external) signal. 2 If the cell (organism) dies, its identity signal is still present in the environment. At that moment of awareness, I realized that we have an externalized “identity” (spirit) and are immortal. The realization of a transcendent “identity” brought an amazing sense of peace into my life, for I had truly lost the greatest of all fears…death. It was the most profound experience for me, a nonspiritual scientist that wasn’t even looking for that particular understanding. Subsequently, my life was transformed when I realized how my developmental experiences programmed my genes and behavior. With this knowledge I was able to rewrite limiting, self sabotaging beliefs that were keeping me from experiencing the health, love and joy we all seek. I have actively created a wonderful healthy, fulfilling life and supporting environment. I love my days, sleep like a baby and enjoy life without the necessity of taking a single pharmaceutical drug! One of the most important things I learned through my research was that human beings were biologically modeled after the anatomy and physiology of single cells. Cells are in a sense, miniature people. My research provided insight into understanding how the fifty trillion cells that comprise the human body can live in health and harmony under the skin. I was able to apply the fundamental principles of cellular life to the way I was living my life with great success. In the words of old hippie philosophy, I was “cleaning up my own backyard before cleaning up the world.” I learned to live better and healthier on less money, not only through modeling my efficiency upon cellular life, but also because my personal joy and satisfaction in life was no longer linked to consumerism. My pleasures are now directly derived through my appreciation

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Your love, light and wisdom will touch the hearts of many, as you will be instrumental in helping another person change the course of their life. Miracles, inspiration and healing result, as you are guided to look at how you contribute and give to others, expanding and distributing more. It doesn’t mean to give away all, just to offer generously when inspired and guided to do so.

we are at the core of our being, it is where we find our inner fire and drive. It is the vortex area of personal transformation. This is the time to allow the expansion and expression of your True Self to shine; to be proud and happy with yourself. The world around you is simply a reflection of your inner world, beliefs and feelings.

Take time to pay attention to the perceptions you have of others. To the thoughts that travel through your mind as a homeless man is seated on the sidewalk asking...”Do you have some change to spare?” For in the world you can only keep what you are willing to give. This spirit is asking you for help, he has not asked for a lot, just a little. Truly the perception that entered your mind when asked this question has an impact upon more than just the man on the sidewalk. It ripples out to the universe. Was your perception more ‘Get a job,’ ‘No way,’ along those lines, or would you give the man change, and wish him luck, abundance and that things turn around for him? This is truly a challenge; not allowing yourself to withhold from others in need, and to truly contribute to the greater good of mankind, and to not just focus on getting by yourself. Giving to others is the idea. It isn’t about getting something back, but to give with honesty, an open heart and without expectations. You are challenged this week to be generous and compassionate. Love, compassion and truth heal the situation. Always speak with love and compassion, as you come from that place within your heart. No harm can ever come, so switch off the mind, and do what you know would do you and others a world of GOOD at this time.

If there are people in the present that are undervaluing what you say or do, you are called to ask for guidance to heal the issue. From a higher perspective, they are simply here to help you face your own inner issues. You are called to stand up for yourself, regardless of what others think or say, and know that you are worthy of love. You are a being of Light and Love just as every being is. The Angels are with you working to help you love yourself more; to know that you are perfect just as you are, and to change the perceptions that you have held about yourself.

The Area of the Solar Plexus Chakra is coming forward. As it is the Energetic home base for who

You are guided to be honest and true to your word, and this is a time when honesty pays off. You are reminded to stay faithful and loyal to your path. Compromising isn’t always an option. Truly stay true to yourself first and foremost, for you are called to rise up and fully embrace the individual that you came here to be. Express yourself in simple and authentic ways. You may have, in the past, sold yourself short, rather than ask for what you really need, sat in denial about the truth of a situation, or given up your dream because you thought others wouldn’t support you. As you are perfect just as you are, take time to have fun, be the person that you really are deep inside. You are guided now to not settle for less, and not hang around for more disappointment. Just move on as wonderful 30


adventures, experiences and opportunities are waiting to unfold for you. Allow yourself to feel more alive, and more connected to who you divinely are. It is time, now, for you to shift. Allow yourself to be patient, relax, slow down, sit back and just watch the birds and nature. It is not time to push yourself. It is time to take a break, and contemplate all the good in your life, and even the chaos that has been (as even those have held a blessing). It is time to unwind… as you have earned your time to rest. Yes, this again is a challenge, as when you have spent so much time contemplating and only thinking of how stressed you are. Truly, you know that you have physically been given signals that it is time to take a break. Take some time for you. Connect in nature, whether it is for a walk, to sit by the ocean or the riverside, or to sit under the tree, watch the birds, feel the breeze, feel the sun just wash over you, cleansing and rejuvenating you. Allow yourself this time, as it is truly a time to be still. Your Guides, Guardians, Angels and Loved ones that have crossed over are always there for you. Your team is divinely available during all the times you need assistance. All you have to do is ask. There are many ways to ask. Some feel this must be or should be done as a prayer, but truly just saying ‘Help me’ quietly in your mind is the simplest of ways to call. They want you to know that they are the whispers in the wind as you relax, and when you allow yourself time to be still and quiet they speak to you in your dreams, and through your intuitive senses. They want you to remain aware of what you think when you take those moments to be still. Whether you do this at home, work, while traveling (as long as you aren’t driving) or when you sit and let Mother Nature interact with you. Find the pleasure in what you do, for it is time to make the most of every moment. Do something that brings pleasure to those you love, work, play with and interact with. You may be surprised that when things become more pleasurable, more is accomplished and there is a lot less stress and less effort that is needed. As sure as you have felt the silent cries within for help now your Guide has brought you here to clarify. You’re asked to close your eyes here in a moment. Feel a healing and calming light swell from your heart center. Then feel this expand as though it covers you from your head

to about 6 inches above your head... like a glowing bubble. From here, then imagine your path covered in beautiful nature trees, birds and animals of all kinds that you resonate with. See the sun, just beyond the horizon, where the light is golden and lighting up the path way. Now, close your eyes for a few moments… Once you have opened them, know that this sun is the reflection of our journey in this life, and it is your guiding light. You are asked to stop trying to figure everything out……. Simply just trust, as you are always on the right path. Surrender to your angels and guides for guidance, as they are here to help you. There is more than enough energy that there is no need to concern yourself that they are too busy. You will find that you have a renewed sense of clarity and a new sense of direction and purpose soon. TRUST!! With Much Love and abundant Blessings to you all, Lizabeth Spencer I began to work with my higher guidance/ Spirit and Guides about 15 years ago, where I did personal readings for friends and family. 3 years ago I was guided to share more publicly where I formed a group, and then shortly after a Page was created through Facebook for everyone. I have shared general messages for everyone when inspired to by Spirit, and when asked sent out messages personally to those wanting a more one on one message for themselves. I see this as my Life Service to help other to begin to remember their connection to source. I am guided to share a SPECIAL Angelic Guidance with Angelic Reiki healing.

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An Exercise in Soul Retrieval Fill a glass of water and hold it with both hands. Place your attention on this glass and say, “Everything I have taken from others, I place back in this water”. Repeat this phrase three times. Take this glass of water outside and pour it on the Earth, knowing that we are all connected by this Earth and all can return through the Earth. Go inside and refill your glass, holding it with both hands again, place your attention on the water. Now repeat three times, “Everything that has been taken from my soul I now reclaim”. Enjoy drinking your glass of water!

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On May 15th Mercury goes into Gemini. This is a wonderful place for Mercury to be as it rules both Gemini and Virgo. This will really get things moving in areas of communication, travel and thought. Things will New Moon in Taurus - Thursday, May 9th 8:28 pm really pick up. You may feel like you are moving at the th Mercury Gemini - Wednesday, May 15 4:41 pm speed of light. Well, you are. Just go with it. Take advantage of Mercury’s placement here, and you will Sun Gemini - Monday, May 20th 5:09 pm surely get a lot accomplished and have a lot of fun in the th process. Try to get most of those bills and all that Full moon in Sagittarius - Saturday, May 25 12:25 am paperwork stamped and mailed before the retrograde at Lunar eclipse - Saturday, May 25th 1:11 am the end of June. Money, communication and travel can tend to go on the fritz during Mercury retrogrades, just Mercury  Cancer - Friday, May 31st 3:07 am plan accordingly, and you may only run into mild st Mars Gemini – Friday, May 31 6:39 am miscommunications. Of course, Virgos and Gemini’s tend to be affected a bit more during these times as it Venus  Cancer - Sunday, June 2nd 10:13 pm rules both those signs, but with planning (a forte of both Virgo and Gemini) one can lessen the blow. Neptune Retrograde – Friday, June 7th 4:25am

Saturn trine Neptune – Tuesday, June 11 7:26pm th

Sun Cancer - Friday, June 21 1:04 am st

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Mercury Retrograde - Wednesday, June 26 9:07 am th

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New moon in Cancer - Monday, July 8 3:14 am th

Mars Cancer - Saturday July 13 9:22 am th

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The Sun joins Mercury in Gemini on May 20th, and this really lightens the Taurus new moon’s earthy influence. For the day, Uranus is square to Pluto perhaps causing a bit of chaos. Be prepared for a rocky start to Gemini’s entrance, but as the week progresses the atmosphere should lift considerably. Gemini is the teenager of the zodiac, so it’s time to lighten up and have some fun! This mutable air sign gives us a lot of energy and flexibility to start new projects. It also brings in a new energy for all forms of media and communication. You may find that you are opening up to all sorts of different avenues for your personal and even business communications. You may also feel that it is time for a spontaneous trip. Let that adventure out, and see where it takes you! There’s nothing like spontaneity, be careful not to be too impulsive though, as Gemini energy can

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sometimes set you off in a whirlwind. The Sun in Gemini can certainly put a lot of adventure into your life. The intellectual side in you will also be brought to the surface, so take some time to enjoy a good book, or even a philosophical conversation with a colleague or good friend. Enjoy the movement that this air sign brings in. Then, on May 25th you can get ready for a fiery Full moon in Sagittarius with a Lunar Eclipse at 1:11am! New beginnings are here! This brings so much energy in, it’s astounding! Full Moon in the fiery Sagittarius and a Lunar eclipse! Expansion is here! Both Mercury and the Sun in Gemini create all sorts of new connections both internal and external, there is a lot of room for growth after you allow that beautiful expansive energy of the Sagittarius full moon in. Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, the planet of expansion and wisdom, and it brings our focus toward philosophy, religion and our higher mind. It is a mutable, fire sign which means it has to potential to change and fluctuate quickly, in any direction possible, but throw in a lunar eclipse on that full moon, and the Universe booms with shifting and expansion. Be prepared for an amazing ride! If you find that you are having trouble trusting in this positive expansion, spend some time with your higher-self and Creator. Use that Gemini communicative energy to communicate with your Guides, Higher-Self and Creator. Make the changes necessary for your own forward growth. The changes you make today, will impact your future greatly. Feel that unconditional love, and trust that the universe will provide you with exactly what you need to fulfill your life’s purpose. Sit quietly for a bit to see if any messages come through. Pay attention to what these messages say. Trust and believe they are leading you on the perfect path of your life’s purpose and dreams; you

will surely succeed. This beautiful Sagittarius energy also sends out an adventure call to all of us. It will bring out our adventurous spirit and playful nature. Enjoy it! Nothing raises your vibration like play and laughter, so embrace them. Looking forward to seeing all the amazing expansions Sagittarius will bring into our lives. It is definitely the sign of making dreams come true with your higher connection and trust in your own expansion. Use your imagination… no limits…Sagittarius is the sign of unlimited possibilities, so dream big! Expansion is here. Let’s see what our dreams with unlimited potential can do! Mercury moves into Cancer on May 31st and can bring in a lot of nostalgic feelings. You may find that you want to spend more time at home and with close friends and family. Mars also moves into Gemini that day, though, and can stimulate debates. Be careful not to get too emotional because all that Cancer energy can sometimes be a bit overwhelming. The other Cancerian side offers an abundance of loving energy that doubles when Venus joins Mercury in Cancer on June 2nd. This is surely an abundant period of love and emotions. This will bring out the nurturing nature in all of us, especially with our loved ones. Neptune goes retrograde June 7th, this becomes a time when it is extremely important to listen to your inner voice. Your intuition will be more accurate, and you will find that the delusions you may have been convincing yourself of are no longer convincing. You can see things for what they are, and now is the time to realize the world you’ve created. That is just it. You have created your own world; your wildest dreams or your worst fears manifest themselves everyday, so be positive in your thoughts and words. June 11th Saturn is trine Neptune which gives one the ability to make order out of chaos. Saturn puts order

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conspires in helping you achieve it.” –Paulo Coelho and with Neptune it is for higher standards of living and being socially, personally and inwardly.

Any setbacks felt now will all be a distant memory at the end of July. Mercury in this fire sign can also make you a little more aggressive in your communication, just be This will all set the stage for Sun’s transition from Gemini to conscious of your words, and your actions toward others. Cancer on June 21st. This is a strong transition during the Also, be aware that other’s words may come off as year as it is also Summer Solstice. It has been long known as a abrasive to you during this time as well. This will be day to celebrate life, love and happiness. Truly this is what exacerbated by Mercury being retrograde, and may cause the Cancer energy loves to do! Love, emotions, loved ones, some serious miscommunications. If you need to, take a happiness and nostalgia are all parts of this nurturing, step back from the situation, and try to look at it cardinal water sign. A lot of new ideas will come in as well, objectively. Another tell tale sign of Mercury retrograde and it is a wonderful time for intuitive communication. is that you may find that old issues come up, or even Cancer energy can help you get in touch with your inner people from your past that you may have had unresolved psychic as well as your inner nurturer. issues with. Just be aware that this is part of the natural cycle, and they may only come up to show you how far June 23rd brings in a Full Moon in Capricorn. Capricorn, you have come since then. Be thankful for your own like Cancer is also a cardinal sign, but with it being an earth evolution process. In addition to Mercury going sign, it has the potential to really put those ideas into action. retrograde, Jupiter enters Cancer June 26th as well. This Everything starts from somewhere. Go with it, and make will bring even more focus on the family, perhaps even steady goals for yourself to fulfill. One step at a time, and family expansion. It will also have a very charitable affect you will have a sturdy foundation. No need to rush anything. on everyone, just be careful not to overextend yourself. Plan your steps accordingly. You already know the answers to the questions you had in the past. Now you can make your July 8th a new Moon in Cancer brings home-life and move! Capricorn energy may bring more resources your family to the foreground of the picture; even though the way, in turn, making you busier than ever. You may find Sun, Mercury and Venus have already taken our focus yourself being pulled in many directions because the ideas are there, this will do so even more so as the moon is the flowing continuously, but pick a few at first to start. Start astrological body representative of our emotions and small, and it will be easy to grow… Self control and intuition. This new moon brings with it emotional and discipline are also parts of Capricorn’s nature, and you may deeply nurturing energies. Cancer teaches us that we are be called to exhibit those qualities. all nurturers, and to trust our own intuition. Cancer is ruled by the moon, so this is the favorite placement of After that full moon in Capricorn you are left with only a few the moon. Cancer also brings in a lot of psychic energy. days before Mercury goes retrograde on June 26th and then Be aware that messages may come to you in all forms. on the 27th it moves into Leo. This may have an impact on Trust those messages and your intuition. It will not steer all those goals and plans you have for yourself, don’t worry. you wrong. Do not confuse fear based thoughts for

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intuition. Spend some time consciously stepping out of fear, and into love; you will soon find that it is much easier to tell the difference between the two. You can also connect by spending some time outside in nature, with animals or with others. You will feel rejuvenated and renewed. July 8th also brings about Saturn’s return which has been long been awaited since it first went retrograde on February 18thof this year. Saturn retrograde was a period of reorganizing and restructuring your life. New projects were not the focus here, but mastering the old projects and perfecting what you started last year. Now, with Saturn direct, you will find it easier to tackle all those new projects you’ve been making plans for. You will be more assertive and more determined. It will also help to bring in more responsibility in areas of your life that needed it, in managing time and your projects. Mars moves into Cancer on July 13th. This is a slow moving placement for Mars, and you may experience a lull in motivation and/or drive. Use all of those fabulous Cancerian ideas, though, and try to start putting some into action. Mars also represents our aggression, so be careful not to fight too dirty, as Cancerian arguments tend to be very emotional and can often hit below the belt. Remember that Cancer wants to show love and nurturing more than always having to be right. July 17th Jupiter trines Saturn, and Uranus goes retrograde. When Jupiter trines Saturn you take all the knowledge and your past experiences into account when making decisions. This will help you for your future goals. Uranus goes retrograde and will stay there until December 17th. It tends to be more powerful when it is in retrograde, and will bring about a lot of inner study and analyzation of the psychology of why we do things. This period will help us get to the root

of who we are. July 17th also brings in another aspect, Jupiter trines Neptune causing expansive intuitive abilities to shine through. Then on July 19th, Saturn trines Neptune and again puts order to chaos, and brings in more social awareness. Astrology, the study of the celestial bodies and their influence on us, always teaches us the balance between having fun and being responsible, between inner and outer and between retrospection and forward motion. This is the beautiful cycle of life. We are grateful for such a collaboration of amazing experiences, and so thankful for this ever continuing adventure. In Love, Light & Gratitude Namaste, Johanna Delaney Johanna is an ordained Reverend with the Universal Life Church. She is a New Paradigm Multi-Dimensional Transformation Master Healer Teacher, trained at the Esoteric School of Sciences, and does private healing sessions using Reiki and Shamballa Energy in addition to Crystal and Sound Therapy. She has studied Astrology for over 15 years, and offers classes and workshops. She hopes to, one day, expand and open a completely self-sustainable transformational center, and to continue to spread love and happiness while inspiring personal transformation everywhere she goes.

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