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Bingo, Sync, I'm Connected. Are You Feeling It Too?

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It's been a long time since I felt connected to life, people, the Universe. I've always felt slightly out of touch, out of sync, from another planet just waiting on the spare part to get my spaceship back home.

The Covid-19 pandemic spread and its self-imposed isolation has pushed us further into the refine of our homes. And with that comes time to dwell within. This opens the doors to the unknown which turns out to be not as frightening as it was imagined.

I feel more connected to the others than I ever have. It's almost as if I was connected as I used to feel it in my teens and twenties practicing mediation and out of body travels. I feel connected in a way that is anchoring love at the deepest level.

Another thing this strange passage has done is to affirm that things are well. Things are as they should be. That although there are nefarious entities on this planet and dark ones, they are neither the norm nor as strong as I thought they were. They just are there as a counterbalance. The "Brotherhood of Light", that all-pervasive goodness of sorts is far more prevalent than these low energy cockroaches. No offense cockroaches. You too have a purpose. I see that all-pervasive goodness vibrating everywhere in the Universe strongly. It is the norm. Hopefully, we are getting rid of the nefarious ones or at the very least curbing them so far back they stay put for us to see but not touch. They should serve us as a reminder of what can be but shouldn't.

All in all, I feel this wave is good. It's going in the right direction. It has a positive driving factor and it's shedding light where there once was darkness.

Maybe today's Creator's Writing is perfect on time again:

Staying At Home To Brush Up On Energetic Clarity

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The stay at home movement that has been imposed on us due to the Covid-19 pandemic spread has had amazing consequences and tough dealings.

Nature is rebounding and some humans are feeling the pressure of confinement by escalating home brutality, politically corrected to be called "Domestic Violence". One of my neighbors generously left professionally made buns for us to enjoy. That's the spirit no law can force on its citizens.

This confinement also hit me hard. For over a decade I've worked from home isolated from others. For an outgoing extrovert, it's a difficult thing to do staying home. I look forward to my time walking to my friends' dogs. In fact, these two chocolate labs have shown me yet again how these animals are capable of such unconditional love. In fact, I've rewritten the famous Beatles song to All You Need is Love to "All you need are labs!"

But aside from the temporary diversion these dogs give me, I no longer see other dog owners at the park. If we do, a healthy distance is displayed. Some don't even let their dogs play anymore... just in case.

In the meantime, I've made sure my home/workspace is as inviting as can be. In fact, I'm inviting you to see it. The only thing you don't see is my Chinese tea kettle pouring Puer. More on that later and its amazing beneits.

https://youtu.be/TV5bCyD5FBs

As hard as this temporary confinement is and as much as it brought the best and the worse in us, Trinity Esoterics wrote a fantastic piece this morning.

How Vedic Astrology Explains what is Happening

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I'm not an expert in Vedic astrology but enjoy its different way of seeing the stars than western astrology. If you've never heard of Kai, Sarpa, Rahu, and Ketu, don't worry. There are similarities between both. After all, how much different can human understanding and perceptions be even halfway on the other side of the globe? GHasn't the Covid-19 virus taught us we are more alike than different?

Pt. Punarvasu says "all planets including the Sun, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn are under the orbit / axis of Rahu & Ketu forming a very significant negative Kal Sarpa Yoga. This yoga is currently built up in your horoscope with all planets hedged between Rahu in Gemini & Ketu". Rahu and Ketu are respectively the North Node and South Node.

He says "the Kal Sarpa combination is underway with all the planets hemmed between Rahu (the dragon's head) and Ketu (the dragon's tail) which figuratively speaking means that the entire planet chain in swallowed by Rahu & Ketu similar to what the world is experiencing - a worldwide lockdown."

"Rahu & Ketu are karmic planets. They become fully dominant over all planets during Kal Sarpa Combination, not allow them to function independently. When Rahu-Ketu act like masters of everything, they create major blocks in thinking. Being egged by negative serpentine energy, any miscalculated decisions backfire. Major decisions & moves need to be delayed till 27th May 2020 and once the negative energy dissipates it would be time for us to move on."

Staying Home Until Reaching the Core Root, Then Rebuild as it Pleases You

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"In the Great Beginning, there was nonbeing; there was no being, no name. Out of it arose One; there was One, but it had no form. Things got hold of it and came to life, and it was called Virtue. Before things had forms, they had their allotments; these were of many kinds, but not cut off from one another, and they were called fates. Out of the flow and flux, things were born, and as they grew they developed distinctive shapes; these were called forms. The forms and bodies held within them spirits, each with its own characteristics and limitations, and this was called the inborn nature. If the nature is trained, you may return to Virtue, and Virtue at its highest peak is identical with the Beginning. Being identical, you will be empty; being empty, you will be great. You may join in the cheeping and chirping and, when you have joined in the cheeping and chirping, you may join with Heaven and earth. Your joining is wild and confused, as though you were stupid, as though you were demented. This is called Dark Virtue. Rude and unwitting, you take part in the Great Submission."

I love digging into these old springs of wisdom wealth. This passage is a good reminder to get back at the source while we are confined home. As we strip the many layers and finally get to the Core, the Root is still there and we can hack away any outgrowth no longer needed.

Shelley's Creator Writing also gets it perfectly well with her channeling of Archangel Michael:

Taking Refuge in old Classics, a Tell of How Ancient Philosophies Had it All

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My first love was an introduction to Taoism in High School at around 13. It's hard to describe what it did to me or how I felt.

Home. This is it. That makes sense. This is the closest I remember how I felt when I was first introduced to the ancient Chinese philosophy that tries to explain what life is through what it's not and the "Way" as impalpable, ineffable. Taoism has its place in today's world where the ridiculous is worshiped and nonsense adulated.

"Cut off sageliness, cast away wisdom, and then the great thieves will cease. Break the jades, crush the pearls, and petty thieves will no longer rise up. Burn the tallies, shatter the seals, and the people will be simple and guileless. Hack up the bushels, snap the balances in two, and the people will no longer wrangle. Destroy and wipe out the laws that the sage has made for the world, and at last you will find you can reason with the people."

It's hard to argue against this wisdom.

But try as we might, we live in different times than the ancient masters did. As much, we must adapt and take from the old, anchoring our feet in this new reality we are forced to acknowledge.

I take refuge often in Chuang Tzu's famed words. No matter whether he or she exists or not. Who cares. It's the moon we must watch, not the finger-pointing. But this ruthless logic should have us re-examine our way of disempowering ourselves, then complain, then hail saviors that never come.

As we watch the news, it would be wise to see we hear from political careerists and not trained health professionals. Those who are trained health professionals speaking with politicians have long left the confines of their labs and research.

But where do the Children play?

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Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic spread, politician responses, experts and doctors often left behind, companies are asking for help.

70% of employment comes from small business owners in the US. 80% of the GDP -- that other almighty faceless God -- comes from small to mid-size businesses.

And this song has echoed in my for days:

https://youtu.be/F_vy-eWGKSk

Indeed, where do the children play?

 

"Where Do The Children Play"
 

Well I think it's fine, building Jumbo planes
Or taking a ride on a cosmic train
Switch on summer from a slot machine
Get what you want to if you want, 'cause you can get anything

I know we've come a long way
We're changing day to day
But tell me, where do the children play?

Well you roll on roads over fresh green grass
For your lorry loads pumping petrol gas
And you make them long, and you make them tough
But they just go on and on, and it seems you can't get off

Oh, I know we've come a long way
We're changing day to day
But tell me, where do the children play?

Well you've cracked the sky, scrapers fill the air
Will you keep on building higher
'Til there's no more room up there?
Will you make us laugh, will you make us cry?
Will you tell us when to live, will you tell us when to die?

I know we've come a long way
We're changing day to day
But tell me, where do the children play?

Rest, Dig, And Shed Before Being Back!

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Or it would seem that much is being asked of us. The little virus that could is sending the business world in a tizzy while folks are asked to stay at home. Stay at home, but do what?

We're asked to stay away from work or telecommute. Many are losing their jobs, others hanging on in uncertainty or bissfully unaware. We're asked to take a step back. Sometimes I feel I've been waiting for this moment all my life. I feel I was born to see this gigantic turning moment in humanity. We're asked to take the time to change, to make real profound changes. The rest is up to us.

This chance for a change is a spark. But it's up to us to use it to light a sea of changes. For my part, I'm withdrawing in. It's not without discomfort. Decades of repression, childhood scars, and running around chasing every challenge has left me... tired. I'm burned out from writing covering the world of electric mobility. As much as the initial shock of losing one of my spots in one of the most prominent online outlets, it's led to a sense of deep inner peace at times. I also feel guilt. While my wife goes to work, I'm shutting down for repair, upgrades, digging in the old, and resting.

After the storm, the sun shines. It usually does. But there is danger. There is a real chance we will miss the gigantic opportunity to change the course of our destiny. There is a chance we might get back to work and feed the faceless master, eager for more money, more resources, more power. It's up to us not to give it away again. It's up to us to not disempower ourselves again. Enough voting left and right. There is a real chance for us to say stop, enough.

The Magic This Little Virus Can Do For A Community

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It was about 5 pm. I was walking back my friends' dogs. I heard clapping. Strange, clapping now? Here, in these odd times riddled with fear and uncertainties?

Then I saw a house with children and an adult playing classical music. It was soothing the overhanging fears. The neighborhood gathered but kept its distance. positive emotions were pouring. I was moved to tears. How amazing Americans are in times of crisis. How united they are when not listening to divisive politics or religions.

This 8th-grade orchestra teacher had his children play classical music for us, on their porch. It was surreal. It was a reminder that no matter what, that unquenchable human spirit is indomitable.

As long as we focus on those moments and let the best of our nature come out, what nefarious agenda can trap us?

https://twitter.com/i/status/1244838894517882880

Limpid, Splendid Quietness

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It's truly unreal. This little virus did what no government could nor military or even great economic powers. It has brought the world back to a standstill, long enough to catch our breaths and recalibrate our lives. What shall we do? What shall we do?

Cars are not speeding anymore on our street. The skies are nicely quiet. There are no jet trails anymore. Just limpid splendid quietness. The occasional one to two-propeller aircraft buzzes. That's it. The once a day rare occasion jetliner roars above, maybe once. That's it. 747s are retired after 50 years of gracing the skies. It's sad for me. I first started flying in them since the mid-70s. 707 and DC8 have long gone but the 747 is something else. It's the one easily recognizable for almost anyone. It's the Queen of the Skies, never eclipsed by the A380. And it's now gone, turning a passage on our aviation history.

And with that, I'm happy. The serenity that is palpable in the street in undeniable. People are mellow. They're nice to talk to. They engage, from far but the engage nonetheless.

Will it last?

I hope so. It's really up to us to say: "Stop. Enough is enough. Non-serviam. I will not be your slave. I will not worship the faceless economy God anymore." It's really up to us to say once and for all, enough is now enough. I am my own person and acknowledge my healthy needs above all. If not, how else can I give the best of myself?

Embracing that All Pervasive Non-Dual Reality

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Dzogchen says it, so does the great Tao, as do countless of old religions and philosophies. So why are we still so rooted in duality and seeing everything through the lenses of duality?

I just read one of my EnneaThought daily emails for my type (7) as of March 27th:

"The Holy Ideas are universal perceptions of non-dual reality that are transformative no matter what our type. When we know the Holy Truth all sense of separateness, alienation, fear, and desire ends. We feel our unity with the One and realize that it has never been otherwise. (Understanding the Enneagram, 59)"

When it comes to it, deep down inside, we see and feel everything is connected. Never has this been more obvious than with the pandemic spread of the Covid-19 virus. It slowly started in one country, spread to neighboring countries and took to the world in a month.

In a year of low-brow elections where the choice seems to sadly gravitate -- yet again -- to a right versus left, Democrats versus Republicans. Isn't it time to stand back to see the bigger picture? IT would be nice to say no thank you. You, political parties, haven't done anything in decades but divvy up power among yourselves. It's time to let the adults back in the room.

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