|Spiritual Insights August 2012||| Print ||
The focus of 2012 will revolve around money matters for the planets reveal many truths blatantly displayed for us to see. The astrological implications of these planetary combinations now reveal the global consciousness around money as well as our individual awareness concerning these personal issues.
The political elections involve the emotions around money and religion. Our beliefs can be seen through the perception of our political candidates as the people look towards the President to save the nation from so many potential crises. The usual conservative verses liberal is a part of the polarization of this election. Republican represents the rich, and democrat the poor. Anger is displayed in the masses as their emotional issues are confronted in their views of money, religion and the perceived morality of these candidates.
The money matters are the focus of this time in history. It seems to be the focal point of the American elections and the focal point of most of our lives right now. As the financial markets come under scrutiny and the banks falter, the masses panic and the world goes into fear.
It is really our own individual concepts of money that we are facing currently. Money comes to some by hard work and ingenuity and others through family. Some find it so illusive that it can only be gotten through winning the lottery.
For certain, with large sums of money comes a great responsibility. Those with money are perceived as having the good easy life but nothing could be further from the truth. Droves of people are attracted to those who are successful and wealthy for always someone needs the money for their investments, donations or any worthy cause. Scammers and schemers seek out the wealthy – the more money, the more lawsuits. But the worse effect of money occurs in family inheritances and business. Consequently, money is the culprit of destroying most family relations especially when large sums of money are involved. People marry and divorce because of money, siblings become enemies with vengeance, children are disowned and friends become enemies. The best of relationships split due to unfairness perceived in the injustice around money.
What is this all about? It involves many beliefs imprinted in early childhood. The upbringing and the way money is perceived by the parents is a key issue. This has infiltrated down from religious beliefs, society, family and culture, but it boils down to our emotional judgment of ourselves. My newest quote is, “You can tell everything about a person by the way they spend their money.”
Money is called “the root of all evil,” and this statement seems appropriate with all the pain, separation and contention it seems to cause in lives and families. But of course, it isn’t the money that is the root cause of problems. It is the emotion we have concerning money. Money represents energy as it is used to exchange goods and services. The bottom line is that we cannot acquire money without a good understanding of our sense of worth, value and commitment to our following our path in life.
The most successful people follow their path with commitment to their purpose. This gives a sense of self-worth and accomplishment, which brings wealth. But it involves unwavering work and persistence. This is the law of nature – what you put into life you will receive. Everything put forth with focus and effort leads to success, even though you may not see the results immediately. Many success stories have gone through ups and downs, and every experience is leading to a realization that all the experiences are making you what you are here to be. The apparent losses are a part of the experience you are here to gain through important insights that lead you to your highest goal. This will give you a sense of appreciation, respect, self-worth and the richness and wealth of a lifetime.
As mentioned in my previous newsletter, there are three ways to discover your truth and happiness. They are the Three Rules for Liberation. They relate astrologically to the three water signs and houses that teach us our truths through the emotional body. In a series of classes, I will present these keys to personal awareness leading to your happiness.
The Three Rules for Liberation
Live in accordance with Nature’s Law of Cause and Effect.
1) Love yourself (4th house/Cancer)
2) Surrender. Let go of the need to be in control (8th house/Scorpio)
3) Eliminate the need to suffer (12th house/Pisces)
I want to explore in depth the third Rule of Liberation. This awareness will bring peace in your life now. These are from my teachings on the 12th house and Pisces. These are the three Moksha houses, meaning Spiritual Liberation.
Eliminate the Need to Suffer
The Unconscious Mind
Quotes by Carl G. Jung and Ralph Waldo Emerson
Unconsciously our behavior will create experiences that seem beyond our control, but on closer inspection it is our behavior that has caused the events due to our beliefs. This has to do with the many ways we sabotage ourselves believing it is our fate. Swiss psychotherapist Carl G. Jung explains, “When an inner situation is not made conscious, it appears outside as fate,” and “you meet your destiny on the road you take to avoid it. Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” Writer and spiritualist Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Fate is nothing but the deeds committed in a prior state of existence.” These apparent fated events take us to hospitals, prisons, jail or institutions.
Our unconscious behavior creates results that we believe are randomly happening to us, calling it fate, never believing we are responsible for the conditions being manifested. Essentially it is the violation of the natural laws that will lead us to time out, or time away from the world to contemplate our actions. In reality, our mind is creating our own prison.
In our understanding of the word forgiveness we believe it is to grant a gift to circumstances or people who are unforgivable. The question is; how can this be done with the need for justice? This sense of unfairness magnifies more injustice perpetuating a victim. The victim becomes so magnified that more and more loss ensues. I believe this is why the 12th house is the house of loss. As the victim scenario continues, the victim becomes so overtly righteous they actually are the perpetuator of crimes and so called evil acts. The victim attracts the perpetrator by its weakness from continually dwelling on the past hurts and cannot let go of the injustices.
Resentments from Injustice
This mindset develops within it deep resentments which control and attract seemingly unprovoked events. Most of the time these resentments are hidden and buried from the observer. But the true act of forgiveness is to actually understand the deep core issues behind resentments. This realization comes from the wisdom of why we feel injustice in our lives.
It all begins when others get something we feel should be ours. As we sulk and stew, bigger events occur impacting and justifying our case as a victim and we never come realize we are unable to receive the good of life because we are focalized on the injustices. Many resort to religions as a means of escape from these feelings since religions condone this victim behavior (we are the sinner, original sin, we cannot help ourselves) and we cannot fathom we are the cause of our own suffering. It is our reactions to the stimulus in the environment that magnifies the experiences and circumstances. We have to come to a place of understanding that it is our reactions to life’s situations that determines our results in life. So, to forgive is actually to understand ourselves.
“Age of Pisces” birth of Christianity
The “Age of Pisces” began 2,000 years ago with Jesus Christ. This was the birth of Christianity. The message of Christianity is to understand forgiveness but the message has been misinterpreted by the focus on suffering. Jesus’ suffering is the focus instead of his messages. “Know thyself,” which means to understand ourselves, thus the workings of the Universe are revealed. The visual focal point in all Christian churches is a morbid body of Jesus nailed to a cross with blood dripping and a crown of thorns. This image of suffering and pain is maximized with guilt as Christians preach that he died for our sins. This begins a lifetime of guilt with a belief that the only way to reach Heaven is through suffering. This encourages the victim attitude. It is not only the story of Jesus that promotes the victim image, a suffering attitude for all religions instills this belief.
The deeper message of forgiveness is misinterpreted because of the level of consciousness and focus on the suffering. Jesus as “the savior” puts the power of God outside of ourselves and does not promote a message of responsibility. Believing that if you pray hard enough you will be saved instead of making a conscious change in the attitudes that have caused self-created problems. With this mindset victims will remain victims, always casting the blame outside of them, giving their power away to change their lives for the better.
Wizard of Oz and God
The Wizard of Oz is an analogy of our search an All Powerful God who can give us what we want, to return home. As Dorothy searched for the all powerful Oz, she believed he was the only one who could save her. Her journey through the land of Oz is symbolic of life as we try to find ourselves though our adventures and experiences. She thought the only one who could save her from the perils of this world was the Wizard of Oz. Her entire search was to get to the wizard so he could get her back home. The wizard of Oz is the search outside ourselves for a god that can save us from the perils of this world. Yet when she finally got to the Wizard she discovered he was an imposter. She found her truth within herself and discovered in a quest to go back home that she already had that which she was searching for. With this realization she then awoke to find it was a dream and she was home. Life is a dream and we will awaken to the truth.
Where does the Victim Originate?
Why do people want to be a victim? In their righteousness they need to be right. Moral judgments are based on belief systems taught in childhood. As children we have no ability to discriminate and what is taught becomes truth or law. These are opinions of the personality and earthly human laws.
As children we go through a phase where we look at everything in terms of being fair. You can hear the children saying, “That’s not fair.” But clearly the situations of unfairness come to those who focus on being a victim. This grows into problems in later life. This is what builds the consciousness of the victim.
Victims never achieve their greatest desires because on some level they feel it isn’t fair, and never get anywhere in life. They are always complaining, whining, never coming up with any solutions. Victims don’t take responsibility for their actions because they are always blaming others for their failures. When they cast blame on others, the power to look at their part in the situation is given away, and no change is possible. It is always the parents, teachers, siblings, and spouse’s fault. But it is when we are able to understand our part in the problems that the miracles happen.
Victims are Manipulative
Victims can be very controlling in a passive aggressive way. They try to get others to do what they want through guilt. They are master manipulators, and when people don’t fall for their ploys they go deeper into their victimization consumed with resentments, and anger based on their feelings of personal injustice.
Realization of Universal Truth
We come to realize past-embedded resentments are the cause of our life’s problems and it is time to release the story of the victim. Our attachment to our injustices must be released for the process of forgiveness to occur. Forgiveness involves understanding the mechanisms behind our behavior. Connection to the to Universal mind and not the individual self gives this wisdom. The Universal God is where we connect when we free ourselves from all worldly attachments. These attachments come from our personal beliefs taught at an early age.
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