Dying to Transform

This card tells us that we must shed our attachments to the appearances of this physical world in order to gain access to what lies beyond our senses. Letting go of the ego-based ideas we have of reality can and will free us to become our Risen Self…this is the key to resurrection.

Death is not the only way to transform, just the most profound.

Today, I drew Key 13. Ironically, it was also today’s card on my phone app. There are no coincidences. The deck I keep next to my office desk is Doreen Virtue’s Angel Tarot, it’s called Release.

key13-release
Release in Doreen Virtue’s Angel Tarot

Traditionally this is the Death card…one of the most feared and misunderstood of all cards. Associated with Scorpio, it represents the three stages of transformation:

  1. The scorpion – letting go of pain and protection
  2. The snake – shedding our old skin and moving on
  3. The Eagle or Phoenix – representing immortality and regeneration

On the Tree of Life, it’s the path of Nun. Connecting Tiphareth and Netzach, is about shedding the personality in pursuit of transforming ourselves into the Higher Self.

In short, this card tells us that we must shed our attachments to the appearances of this physical world in order to gain access to what lies beyond our senses. Letting go of the ego-based ideas we have of reality can and will free us to become our Risen Self…this is the key to resurrection.

After taking a photo of this card on my laptop keyboard, I trimmed and adjusted it…and noticed that two keys were at the top of the card, the question mark “?” and Shift key! Again, there are no coincidences. We’re all being asked to question who we think we are and then prepare for the inevitable shift away from what we think of as reality to become our Higher Self.

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Remembering Lives—Past and Future

From your earliest memories of yourselves, the story has grown and become oh-so elaborate, often weaving together bits and pieces of other people’s stories as you make up the grander story of who you think you are. Pause, then, and consider how simple you really are without all these stories, dramas, and conjectures. How much more time you would have if you could slow down all these thoughts and just be you. But you are making all this stuff up to protect that innermost you from discovering the very simplicity and awesomeness of the divine being that you are.

From Chapter Thirteen: Past Lives, Present Living

Lost & Found—Finding the Lost “I AM” Within You by Debra E. Brady

As memories of the individual soul’s past lives are remembered in the lifetime, one must be careful to not put too much emphasis on the passages out of life called death, but rather focus on the lessons of that lifetime as it pertains to this one.
Remember the past…but focus on the lessons of this lifetime

As memories of the individual soul’s past lives are remembered in the lifetime, one must be careful to not put too much emphasis on the passages out of life called death, but rather focus on the lessons of that lifetime as it pertains to this one.

—Kailley

Since there is no such thing as time, there cannot be a past or future to remember. However, in the physical world you inhabit, there are memories of the not-now that hold a special kind a fascination for human beings.

This fascination extends to the concept you call past lives. No memory can be trusted, especially those that have emotional charges. These charges arise due to the resonance you have with present associations. Understand that in order for you to experience yourself as limited, having a body, growing up, and getting old, it’s natural for you to consider what came before this life, and what will come after.

There is an enormous amount of pressure you place upon yourself. It’s what you call stress. Although stress does not need to feel difficult or negative, all these things you make associations with in your present reality. When you let go of time as a function of your reality, much of this pressure, this stress, will diminish or even cease to exist at all. It is the remembering of past hurts or potential future events that propel you into this state of discomfort.

Breathe, as yogis have admonished you to do, more consciously. Breath pulls fresh air into your body and allows you to be more self-focused. Time itself seems to slow down when you’re focused on the deliberate inhale and exhale of your breath. You will find it difficult to be internally focused and hold thoughts of time and exterior reality.

So what fascinates you with this concept of living other lives? Could it be that things or people in your life remind you of something that has happened before or will happen sometime in the future? In one important respect, there are memories or rather remembrances of a life or lives where you were not as you conceptualize yourself to be. The you that you are remembering is not a different life but a fragment of reality caught in the kaleidoscope of the multiverse. You have no tangible way of conceptualizing this, but you know that this rings true as you read this.

Hopefully, you will find this more understandable, but we know that it is a difficult concept for you. You have tried hard to place inequities and injustices that you see in the world around you into some kind of concept that makes you feel better. There is no ultimate judgment, no justice, and no punishment for the choices you and others make. The universal source provides the source material with which you experience yourself in the reality that you yourself have created.

This divine drama you have conjured up can be fascinating; indeed, it is an unending source of your art and literature. Those of us who exist outside of your self-limiting dimension are often amused at the joy and consternation that arises from this continuing story of your lives. If it helps you to conceptualize yourself as living in some past or future life, by all means, do so. You have an active imagination, fertile with all kinds of thoughts about what that might mean to you.

From your earliest memories of yourselves, the story has grown and become oh-so elaborate, often weaving together bits and pieces of other people’s stories as you make up the grander story of who you think you are. Pause, then, and consider how simple you really are without all these stories, dramas, and conjectures. How much more time you would have if you could slow down all these thoughts and just be you. But you are making all this stuff up to protect that innermost you from discovering the very simplicity and awesomeness of the divine being that you are.

You are just now arriving at a time in the progression of this remembering, which is allowing you to discover this core truth. We rejoice at what may seem to you like an epiphany, your true being with the need for stories or façades. When you stop telling yourself the stories, when you can truly let go of the attachments that you have built your life around, then you will be able to see the shining star of your inner, true self.

It is this unmasked and unblemished you that your ego self has kept hidden from your acknowledgement that brings us the most joy. You will understand just how important a leap of faith this is after you have made it. The irony here should not be lost on you. You must leap before you know what lies beyond. Trust in the reality of your true self and everything else will fall into place. As always, we send you love and support in this transition.

‘Star Trek’ Star Leonard Nimoy Dead At 83

Leonard Nimoy, who was best-known for his role as Mr. Spock in the “Star Trek” franchise, died at his home on Friday in Los Angeles, his wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed to the New York Times. He was 83.

According to his wife, Nimoy’s death was due to end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The star had been open about his condition, and spoke publicly about it last year. “Just can’t walk distances. Love my life, family, friends and followers,” he wrote on Twitter a week after announcing his diagnosis.

Nimoy had been hospitalized earlier this week, and many of his former co-stars, including George Takei, sent public well wishes. He had become active on Twitter in recent years, and wrote his last message on Monday:

A life is like a garden.
Perfect moments can be had,
but not preserved,
except in memory.
LLAP (Live Long and Prosper)

via 'Star Trek' Star Leonard Nimoy Dead At 83.

Daily Tarot Reading for 10 June 2014

Capricorn

Today, your love life is characterized by encounters and by relationships!

The Magician, The World, Dath
June 10, 2014 Tarot Spread

The World and the Magician will conjure up some new faces for you, and who knows, some of them might become new friends. Have lunch with old friends, go out to supper with new ones, dance away the night–you could have a full schedule today. Decide for yourself whether you want to be whisked away by this whirlwind.

In your career, the World and the card of Death are likely to breathe new life into you. It’s as if your wingspan was suddenly expanding. Concretely, you might go for a trip abroad. You may get an unexpected and very tempting proposal which will quench your thirst for knowledge and your curiosity for new things. If this happens, do not procrastinate, go for it and you won’t regret it.

Courtesy of astrocenter.com

My Interpretation

You’d think that when the Death card comes up in a reading, horrible things are about to happen, especially since it’s in the career slot…and you would usually be wrong. Key 1 The Magician in the relationship slot might mean any number of things, but can almost always portend a new outlook even on a current one. Now, put Key 21 The World in the midst of these two…heaven and earth are conspiring to make great things happen in both arenas!

Not sure if there is/will be a new relationship to highlight, but things have really started to heat up on the career front. Thursday I have an in-person interview…wish me well!

On Reality and Death

This morning I woke up to a LinkedIn post that I felt inspired to write on the death of the physical body.

Closeup of monument at Mount Seton
Power comes not to us so much as through us.

Here’s the post by Neill Severson (in the group, Life, Meditation, Spirituality, Healing, Yoga, and Self…)

WHERE do WE go after DEATH ??

Death eventually captures all of us. As far as I can tell, no human being has yet managed to live forever. Even if we evolve new silicon bodies for ourselves and find a way to transfer our minds into them, there’s no reason to believe those bodies will be immortal either (even with frequent upgrades). We may be able to delay death, perhaps even for a very long time, but eventually our physical existence will end ?at some point. Forever is too long for us to last as physical beings. No backup system is foolproof, especially when its opponent is the infinity of time. The personal thought system often asks questions that are not really questions but are statements in the form of questions. This is most evident with the question, “What happens when I die?” This question is based on the faulty premise that that which is asking the question exists. So there is no way to answer it directly without validating the faulty premise. This is why the question is really the personal thought system’s way of stating that it exists.

My membership in the group has not yet been approved, but here was the response I composed: Death is an illusion as is this so-called life. We give meaning to whatever state of reality we believe in. However, there is truth implicit in your words. the real question is not how long have I got until I transition into the next state of reality but how will I use this one best.

There is no reality that is universal; this is a difficult concepts for dualistic humans to understand. We are used to a linear existence that does not have room for these kinds of thoughts. But, if you open your consciousness up to this idea, you may see that it makes sense.

As always, I welcome thoughts and comments from my readers. Namaste!

There is a Light that Never Goes Out « Charlie’sOtherAngel

A simple, yet grateful tribute to an ex-husband

Take Me Out Tonight

My ex-husband died tonight.

I’ve written that into scripts and scenes and backstories and 1.4 million entries of my journals.

But then it really happens.  And luckily, God wrote this script.  Because, over the 22 years I’ve known my ex, it hasn’t been easy.  It was often fun.  I laughed and cried and laughed some more.  I got cancer.  I attended a lot of Al-anon meetings.  I wished his death on at least one major occasion, and luckily God knew me better than that weakness of character and said No.

I loved this man. …continued on the original blogpost…

via There is a Light that Never Goes Out « Charlie'sOtherAngel.

Life and Death (excerpt)

White cliffs of Dover with saying, Never fail to show up for Life!
Never fail to show up for Life!

Never fail to show up for life. Sometimes it would “seem” to be easier to stay on the sidelines—not participate, not be hurt. You are wrong. You choose to incarnate to be “hurt” by the “other” who is but a shadow reflection of yourself. If you didn’t see the truth in the “mirror”, you could not have felt the pain of recognition. Bless then the “other” who you can now choose to turn away from—in seeing that this is no longer the truth of who you are.

Whenever you experience “pain”—whether physical or otherwise—you should be assured that this is always a temporary situation and that it has its purpose. Sometimes this purpose is not always apparent or seems particularly distressful to you. This may be because it is for long-term growth of your soul purpose; a purpose which is for your highest good. With your limited understanding of the concept of death, you believe that this is the “worst thing” that can happen on the physical plane of reality; this could not be furthest from the actual truth of the matter. Rather, it is non-growth—which stems from your resistance to moving through pain into a greater understanding of its purpose in your life which colors your outlook on your current circumstances.

Know that to the degree that you resist, you are pushing this necessary life experience away from its integration into the soul. It is this process of pushing away which causes you the most pain—and the continuance of this pain until some level of resolution comes to the forefront. This resolution may take the “unfortunate” form of madness or death. These are the direct result of the rejection of experience as incompatible with your current understanding of yourself in relationship to your fellow human beings. The guides you have been given can help only to the extent that you allow them to—their help cannot be forced and it must be welcomed on some conscious level.