For the Week of January 28, 2019
This morning I awoke with the dawn, that first ray of sunlight on the
horizon peeking through my window. That image has stayed with me
throughout this morning and I am convinced there is good reason for it.
The Light is showing itself. Is it the Light at the end of the tunnel? Call it
what you will but the Light is here. The shift is unstoppable now. Thanks
to Venus and Jupiter, there is a palpable exhale of harmony and peace,
regardless of external events.
The Sun has traditionally been a masculine principle, strong, powerful and
dominant, but I think it appropriate that it is the dawn that has the spotlight
here. The Divine Masculine is resurrecting and redefining himself. No
longer the aggressive and angry warrior, he now takes his place at Her
side as partner, wise councilor and mate. He has learned from his past
and stepped into the wisdom of maturity, much as She has. They have
both learned that it only works together as equals.
The Sun now represents both of them standing together in their glory and
the power of Wholeness and Unity. The Sun represents the Divine One in
active mode, while the Moon now represents the Divine One, Masculine
and Feminine balanced, in receptive mode.
Dawn and dusk also represent the balance of night and day. Here we have
a brief glimpse of masculine and feminine individually as they move to
harmonize the the polarity of one or the other. All are in equal balance now
and the hours of the day reflect that. The hours of the day endlessly play
out their dance of Unity, forever merging. Together and yet individual,
reminding us of strengths and attributes that have joined so joyously
together.
And so the Sun woke me this morning with its message of Union. He is
here now and we can watch for Him to play His part on the world stage,
both as partner and councilor. Pay no attention to the final temper
tantrums of the Wayward Son. His part is foreordained as well, and what is
more, he knows that to be true.
Welcome the United Sun and the United Moon into your heart, where they
both belong. The rehearsal is over, folks; this is it. The dawn came today
to wake us up and remind us to pay attention. Be vigilant in all you say
and do, being sure your words and thoughts come from the heart and are
in integrity. The mind must partner with the heart from here on in - yet
another partnership we have learned to embrace!

***This guidance column was written by Jan Finley for  TheCosmicPath.com. It may be shared freely, but only when the author’s name and website are included.

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For January 21 - 27, 2019

I am overwhelmed by the sense that the “big change” cannot be made until He comes to stand at Her shoulder.  I have spent time meditating on the Haumea Uranus bridge and that is not what keeps pulling at me. I literally cannot get the images out of my head.  She is reunifying and taking her place of love based power.  No question about that but we cannot be whole until the masculine and feminine are balanced.  For that to happen, the Sacred Masculine must step forward and right now He is still hovering in the back, all but invisible. The Wayward Son will not change by himself so there has to be more.  There has to be that moment when both Masculine and Feminine align in power, and not in quiet silence. Not behind the scenes. But out front and in our faces.  I keep watching for it “out there”and I see hints of it, but not enough for me to go “Ah! There it is.”   We have so many strong feminine archetypes to work with now.  Where is the Divine Masculine in all this? Certainly, we can call out names (Mars, Uranus, etc.) but they seem to be doing what men, good men, are doing here - standing back and watching.  Something more is coming and every cell in my body, every voice whispering in my heart, says “Get ready.  It is almost here.” 

(I started this as an email to Stephanie and then I heard this answer to my question:)

He stands at the ready, awaiting only the proper moment, to step forth at a Her side.  This is her show, and He knows it and honors it.  He has been fractured as much as She over the many years and now struggles to unify what his heart tells Him with what He has been told.  His anger dissipates and loss is left behind. A weariness and a loneliness He did not know He carried.  A hesitancy that He is unfamiliar with and struggles to identity.  

Open your hearts to Him. Welcome him home and allow him the room to re-member who he is.  And when the time comes, as soon it must, open and the door and insist He take his rightful place at Her side.  This is power not born of taking, of greed, but power born of union, of being more than self focused. He does not know yet how how to recognize this new power, this new knowing, this new way of Being.  It requires courage and individuality rather than pack mentality. And yet, and yet, once this power is acknowledged, true meaning and connection with others will replace the concept of pack.  There is no alone any more.  There is only All-one.

She leads the way, but He must stand at her shoulder.  Only in Unity can the New Age 
begin.  


***This guidance column was written by Jan Finley for  TheCosmicPath.com. It may be shared freely, but only when the author’s name and website are included.

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For the Week of January 14, 2019

Self care... Here is a buzzword concept we hear about regularly but have
any of us really thought through what that means? I recently was slapped
up the side of the head regarding self care, thanks to a sideways elevator
with a peculiar sense of humor.
Following a state to state move a year and a half ago, I found a local
chiropractor who was a natural healer. She helped a great deal until she
didn’t. Her life was in shambles, and recognizing another healer, she
attempted to ameliorate her own pain by offloading to to a empathetic ear.
Yep, me. While my body felt better-ish, I found I came home with some of
her stuff attached to me. I knew better, of course, but I have discovered
that I am not always aware when I pick up other people’s stuff. I have
been in this field for 40+ years and I am still surprising myself.
Last fall, she began to have so health issues and took time off from work
about the same time life around here took an interesting turn. Health
issues popped up, family issues resurfaced, a beloved pet passed away
and then the holidays were upon us. After the first of the year, I attempted
to make an appointment with this woman and was saddened to discover
that she had passed away.
My own health issues continued so I looked for a new chiropractor and
stumbled, with the help of that elevator, into my Next Right Step. I found
not just a chiropractor and a massage therapist. I found healers who walk
the talk, and finding that is not as easy as it sounds.
The difference between the two chiropractors was readily apparent. The
first one was a natural healer who lived a life of uncontrollable chaos (her
perspective). The second one is a joyful, heart filled, spirit led healer who
sees the connection to herself (as without, so within) in what she practices.
The difference is self care. The first doctor had no idea how to care for
herself, how to allow herself growth and awareness, even as it knocked on
her door. Every bit of her angst was turned inward to herself as she
shouldered the burdens of her family and life. That had been her pattern
her whole life, she told me. It was clearly making her unhappy and yet
she spoke of her life with pride.
The new doctor speaks of joy, of time doing she things loves, of the
rewards of being in service to healing. She speaks of spirit and love.
It took me having my first session (the figurative head slap) with the new
doctor to see the mirror the first doctor was. During this session I was
lovingly told to stop carrying the weight of the world and to forgive both
myself and others. She put her hand on my back behind my heart, and I
sobbed. Stuff from years past came up, new stuff came up. A whole lot of
stuff came up.
Now let me tell you that I am no stranger to therapy and doing my own
work. I dedicate myself to this field and I walk my talk. Except when I miss
something....
And I missed a big something. Somehow, over the last few years, I lost
the idea of self care, at least for me. I thought I was taking care of myself,
but I clearly wasn’t.
If I asked you what self care is, I bet you would all say things like eat right,
exercise, sleep well, and so on. You wouldn’t be wrong necessarily but I
bet you missed the same part I did.
Self care is about doing something for yourself out of love, not out of
obligation or the idea that it is the right thing to do. Self care is what you
do for yourself to give yourself some love. I knew a woman who - when
the going got tough - took a half an hour and watched kitten videos.
Those videos made her happy and allowed her heart to step into place.
When we do “have to’s” like exercise and eating right and so on, we are
listening to the dictates of our mind, not our heart. We live entire lives of
“have to”. Now, I know there are many who get great joy from exercise
but I ask you to pay attention the next time you work out. Head or heart?
Self care returns you to home and your heart. It doesn’t have to take up a
great deal of time but find those things that feed your heart and allow it to
breathe and communicate with you.
I share this with all of you because I am there too. My life had become all
“have to” and I was losing my balance. Worst of all, I was so caught up in
it that I didn’t even see it, despite having some health issues whose
messages could not have been any more clear.
And those that guard and guide me, now that I am listening to them about
this particular issue (they roll their eyes at me), tell me that in these
troubling and changing times right now, self care is essential. It is the
most loving gift you can give yourself. Find those things that make your
heart sing and allow yourself their gift, even if only for a few minutes. Our
Lights cannot shine very brightly if we are not taking care of them.
Self care is the choices you make, the time you give yourself, the ways you
support yourself, and the kindness with which you treat yourself. You have
to nourish to flourish, so go be good to yourself.
(I would love to hear what you all discover for your own self care!)

***This guidance column was written by Jan Finley for  TheCosmicPath.com. It may be shared freely, but only when the author’s name and website are included.

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Endings and beginnings....

My daughter mentioned to me the other day that God must have
deliberately designed endings, like going to sleep at night, so that
everyone could have an opportunity to start fresh in the morning. We are
given that opportunity, she said, to step back from circumstances and
regroup, so to speak. A reset button.
Never has that seemed more necessary than right now as we hover on the
brink of phenomenal change. We all need that deep in-breath, that
moment to affirm our vision and our truth before we step forward. And
once we do step forward, that perceived change will take on a life of its
own and become an unstoppable powerhouse.
In this very charged atmosphere of change, the sideways elevator hit my
daughter yesterday in its inexplicable and out of the blue way. She has
lived in a rental home for several years now with her two children. It is a
darling house, full of light and love; so much so that we all call it The
Sunshine House. She and the kids have been very happy there.
Her landlord called last night and notified her that in four months time, her
rent will be going up. Enough that it means that they will have to either buy
the house or move. My daughter is a well known and respected director in
a non-profit and we all know how financially strapped non-profits are,
which of course then trickles down to employee incomes. There is no
extra money for my daughter to make big changes.
For me, living in the CC world, this is a huge opportunity to say YES!! For
me, much easier to embrace than my daughter, who has to focus on keep
a safe roof over her children’s heads. Having been a single parent, I
remember how terrifying it can be, but now I see nothing but possibility.
For her, in this moment, there is nothing but fear.
She is facing a huge ending, whatever the outcome might be, and a huge
beginning. For her, it feels as if there is no moment of defined pausing, of
deep in-breath, of reset. She feels pushed off a cliff.
And yet....is this not the moment we all receive the gift of Unity? Is this not
the most profound time to pause however briefly and truly recognize that
endings and beginnings are the same entity?
If we are to live in Unity, as we must, embracing the Wholeness of every
situation is essential. There can be no more one OR the other. We are now
in a land of Both/And and to move forward means embracing Unity in its
entirety.
One portion of our Congress is not embracing Unity and it can be seen on
their faces. They all look angry. They are even appear all the same age
range and color. Weirdly, they all look alike.
The other portion of Congress perfectly represents Unity. Different colors,
races, religions and genders. And more importantly, differing view points.
They are angry too but their anger is focused on positive change and
inclusion, rather than resisting change as the others do,
My point in mentioning this is not to preach on politics but to point out a
visual image of what polarity and unity look like. Only in Unity can we
survive. The days of duality and polarity are gone, done, dead. As they
say in Star Trek, resistance is futile. Beginnings and endings are not
separate and can no longer be seen as so.
My daughter came into this world with an extra dose of wisdom. She will
figure this out. She will find the moment to breathe and she will embrace
the future, because that is what she does. She will embrace the Unity and
move into her new life with the grace that always accompanies her along
her path. We must do the same.
And so, stepping forward, from here on in, we must recognize that there is
only Unity and that our job is to embrace it in every opportunity. We carry
the Light. We are the Way Showers.
And here is a little nugget from those who guide me: In Unity, resides
magic. It is the place in which miracles are born.

***This guidance column was written by Jan Finley for  TheCosmicPath.com. It may be shared freely, but only when the author’s name and website are included.

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