Spirituality & Self-Expression

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I used to call myself a spiritual person, and with more than a little bit of pride. But after a while there were these patterns I started noticing, and the word "spiritual" didn't really help me relate to myself anymore.

When I told others I was "spiritual", suddenly their ideas of what that word meant came into play. In my relationship with another, I was now expected to conform to their beliefs about what that word meant, or I would no longer be properly "spiritual".

At first I tried to conform to their expectations so I could be a good "spiritual" person, but then something else became apparent. People have radically different ideas about what that word even means. To the highly religious, it means being highly religious. To the New Age, it means being part of the New Age. To the atheist, it means being an idiot. And that's not even counting people's personal definitions.

Spirituality, at least in most people's minds, is still part of this rigid societal structure. To the conformist, it looks like this type of self-expression, but it's a predefined kind of "self-expression" which is really a form of prejudice. It should go without saying, but real self-expression has to come from the self.

Now I'm not against the word, and if it means something to you, go right ahead and use it. I know it's a positive, empowering concept to many people and there's nothing wrong with that, I just have my own personal experiences that I wont ignore. If I were to define it my own way, it would be the Divine Experience of This Moment, completely free of any extra baggage or mental limitations.


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AstroEyes Evolutionary Astrology – Cathy Lindsey


We have been living through some intense and interesting times…….and I believe that the “New” that we are co-creating, is only going to get more interesting. The energies have been very chaotic and unsettling…and throw in a bit of the “Wild Card” feeling…. and you have this fleeting month of November. Mercury retrograde has also been very active this month! Miss communications and troubles with Planes, trains, and everything in between….including computer and internet mess ups and problems have shown up. Mercury stationed direct last Thursday……just in time for Thanksgiving and Family celebrations. One thing to remember and meditate on during these times is….staying out of the fear!! There are a lot of Fear based things going on everywhere. Consciously stay out of all the fear in all areas and focus on surrounding yourself with others that vibrate where you vibrate….along with the higher energies of….Love and Peace!


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AstroEyes Evolutionary Astrology – Cathy Lindsey

This Taurus/Scorpio Full Moon is high voltage, exciting, electric…. while bringing us profound transformations and changes that happen with the swiftness of a lightning bolt.  Awakening us to what in our own world and the world itself …..needs to be released….so that we and our planet can evolve. The energies of the Full Moons and the New Moons over the last few months and for several months (most of 2020) coming up are so powerful that you will feel the energies for several days before and several days after the actual peak of the moons.  This is very important to understand as we head into a very energetic, powerful and transformative 2020! 

We will start with the fact that yesterday we had a rare alignment of Mercury retrograde transiting (Eclipsing)  the Sun!  Mercury is our voice…how we speak and how we think.  The Sun is our life force.  The last time this happened was in 2016…the next time it happens will be November 13th 2032.  It always happens when Mercury is retrograde and in the Taurus/Scorpio signs. It took about 7 hours for Mercury to transit over the Sun (you may have seen photo’s of it on the news or at Astronomy clubs that have special telescopes that can look at the Sun).   During that time new thoughts, ideas, intentions etc. were planted in our minds.  This really intensifies the internalization of thoughts that you are naturally processing during this Mercury retrograde in Scorpio time. 


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