Posted in 2021

The Value of Community Action

I am one of the Krones of the International Koalition of Krones. This is a Transcript of my talk on the IKoK Chat on May, 21st, 2021.

You can find more information on the IKoK at the bottom of this blog.


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In the last chat I spoke about the 1/66 Dual Frequency I AM Keyword phrase and its impact on me, personally.  I spoke of how I had to dig deep into the Energy and the Meaning of that Keyword phrase in order to fully understand how It could aid me.  I spoke of how I understood that this was work that I had to do.  How I knew it was work for me not only on a personal level, but for me as an individual aspect of the Collective and the work I do on behalf of the entire Collective Consciousness of Humanity and beyond. 

Last week I focused mainly on the work I needed to do for me as an individual.  Today, I am going to talk again about that work, but I’m also going to be speaking of how we can use this to aid, not just an individual, but the entire Collective.  I’m not talking just Humans, I’m talking about ALL Beings; I’m talking about how we can utilise the Energy of Healing, and how we can do this work of healing for all on this planet. 

In this life time, I’ve only been on my conscious spiritual journey for a little under 7 years – not long in the grand scheme of things so I don’t know how the Physical and the Spiritual came together – worked together – in those earlier times, but if I look back to that hippy era, there seems to have been a ‘togetherness’ that appears to be lacking right now.  What I do know and am very aware of is that in these recent years we have been highly focussed on the Spiritual aspect of our current growth and that’s fine, things cycle around.  Now it’s time to bring things back into balance and regain that knowledge that you really can’t separate the physical from the spiritual.

In the last chat I mentioned one of the health issues I have had to deal with for many years – chronic pain.  I spoke of my doctor’s recommendation that I use a wheelchair and my decision not to accept that future for myself.  I spoke of the choice I made, but I didn’t go into any depth regarding how I actioned that choice and I didn’t talk about the steps I took to ensure better physical health. 

“Actioned” the choice.   “Steps” I took.

I, like you, am an individual part of the Collective.  I’m one of the threads in the Tapestry of Life, just like you are.  What I do affects the Collective.  What YOU do also affects the Collective.  If, at that point in my life, when the doctors told me I needed to accept that wheelchair, if at that time, I had simply asked people to pray for me, to send energy – as so many people do when life is difficult –   if that was all I had relied on, I probably wouldn’t be alive today.  I personally know people who have died because they relied purely on that energy healing. 

I’m not saying it doesn’t help – one of my main skills is distance healing.  Science has proven through Quantum Entanglement that energy really does move in that way – from one point on the globe to another point on the globe, and that some people are proficient in actioning that. But you, as Starseed, Lightworker or whatever you want to call yourself, you can send all the Loving, Healing Energy you want, but it won’t help in the recipient’s physical world unless the action steps are also undertaken.  And if that doesn’t happen, if Action Steps are never taken…  Well, what’s the point?  We might as well pack up and give up on the human race.

So let’s delve a bit deeper about Action Steps, and we can use my experience as an example.  I was supported by many people – doctors, physios, chiropractors, family, friends….  And all that supportive energy could just as easily have been channelled into supporting me into accepting my limitations, accepting that wheelchair and the inevitable worsening of my condition.  That energy was being caringly given, and it was being gratefully received, but if I had sat there and waited for that Energy to do the work for me, nothing would have been achieved.

How I did use that supportive energy was to quit my job; to move to a place that is more energetically suited to me – next to the ocean.  And I started to learn to move again.   It was hard.  It was very hard.  It pushed me out of my comfort zone, every day – many times a day.  I started with getting out of my chair and walking across the room.  It took me four months to be able to walk to the lift, across the lobby, out of the door, across the road and onto the beach.  About 500 meters.  1/4 of a mile.  Then I would rest on the sand for a couple of hours and then start the long journey back.  It took me over two years to wean myself off all the drugs.  And all the time I was receiving caring, supportive Energy. 

If I hadn’t had people around me supporting me energetically, could I have found the strength I needed to take those action steps? If I was doing it on my own? Probably not.  That Energy, that wasn’t given in a Spiritual way, through meditation or distance healing or Reiki, it was simply people caring and helping.  And it was essential, but it would have been useless if I hadn’t used that support to take the action steps that I did. 

There’s a synergy at play.  It’s a synergy that we seem to be losing touch with.  Especially during this last year or so where we have been so isolated from each other.  That synergy is brought into play by the community supporting the action steps needed to bring about the desired result.  And that synergy is what we need to start to focus on in order to bring about Collective Healing. 

There are many Starseeds who ask why they are here.  What their role is.  What work are they here to do.  Here is the answer.

The Collective.  Individuals form the Collective.  Individuals form the Community you live and work within.  You are a member of your community; you are an aspect of the Collective.   Yes, these are just words and it doesn’t matter which word you prefer.  What it means is that you are a part of the energy source for your community and you are a part of the needed action steps  to bring that healing energy into the physical world.  How do we do that?  We do what we are here to do as Starseed – we help our community and not just Energetically.  We give service to our community. Physical service.  Our work is Community Service.

There are many ways that you can be involved in community service, but I tell you now – this is work that involves the very survival of your community and many of the individuals within it.  And I tell you this too – when the survival of a community is at risk, so too is the survival of the species.  This is grass-roots work.  Let me give you some examples.

I know a lady who has given her life to Community Service.  She’s an awesome person and one of the things she does is to organise the Meals on Wheels service within my community.  Without this work that she does, many elderly people would have no outside contact with the world, wouldn’t get a proper meal.  No-one would know if they fell over and broke their hip.  Her work provides a lifeline for these people.  She could sit under a tree and Spiritually send healing energy to the elderly of our town, and that would be good but that wouldn’t feed them or make sure that they are actually still alive, and well.  That synergy of the Energy given and the action steps taken is essential.

And it works both ways.  I work within Community Service.  All my work is voluntary.  Some of it I actually get paid for in a round-about way.  I’m technically unemployed, but at almost 66 years old, I’m not going to be able to get a paid job, so I do community service instead of competing with the younger ones for work.  Our Government supports this for our older community who are not yet old enough to retire, but are unlikely to be offered, or physically able to undertake full time work.  But, and it’s a big but, If I didn’t do this volunteer work, I wouldn’t get unemployment benefits.  Without that, I’d be without a home.  Or food.  I’d be destitute.  My giving of energy spiritually and physically – and my taking action steps within my community, is what ensures my personal survival. 

Again it’s about choice.  I can choose to sit under a tree, go into meditation and concentrate on sending Energy to help someone. And I do do that.  Then I can go home, make a coffee and feel good about myself.  But have I really helped that person?  Does sending all the love and healing energy in the world help the physical reality of that person?  I’d really like you to think about that question.  And then think about what you can do to change it.  What action steps do you need to take to bring about that synergy in your community.

So where do you start to bring that change into the world?  That change that we all desire so much.  You start right where you are. You take action steps within YOUR community.  A bit like ‘paying it forward.’  I’ll talk more on this in the next chat.   By you taking action steps within your community you are anchoring the 5 frequency not only into your community but also into the planet.  The 5 Frequency is a neutral charge – a grounding frequency.  It is about having the courage to step out beyond our comfort zone.  And that is what our work is all about – pushing the boundaries that say we have to do things in a certain way; it looks for positive change, looks for what else out there might be true, and teaches the right use of free will.

You cannot separate the physical from the spiritual. You need to tattoo that on your arm so you can’t forget it.  We are human.  And although our Spirit isn’t confined within our physical body, it is tied to it for this lifetime reality.  We cannot separate them and remain alive in this reality. 

Energy and Action – that is the synergy we need to make the changes and the choices we, as a Collective, need to make in order to heal and to move into a better future.

OM AkarapariNAma Anandaham


The International Koalition of Krones (IKoK) is an international group of Spiritually Awakened Wise Women whose goal is to assist the Collective in it’s continued Spiritual Awakening & Consciousness Expansion Journey during this time on Earth referred to as “The Great Awakening”

The Founder of the IKoK, Essence Ka tha’ras, is, amongst many other things, a Master Metatronic Numerologist. If you wish to explore her work, and the work of the IKoK, there are links below.

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Posted in 2021

DREAM WEAVER

As I write this, I have just opened the box of Dreams to be woven into the Carpet for Cardwell that I am weaving and my emotions are hovering somewhere between wanting to cry and allowing my heart to soar.

I am Auri’An.  I am a Krone of the International Koalition of Krones, Meditation Therapist, Holistic Counsellor, Reiki Practitioner, EFT Tapping Master Practitioner, Healer (although I don’t like that word!), Energy Worker, Spiritual Awakening Guide, Dream Weaver and much more.  My aim in life is to help people navigate through the tricky times in their life by showing how some basic yet valuable ‘tools’ can help them regain their equilibrium.

I live in the Far North of Queensland, in a very small town called Cardwell. This place became ‘famous’ when a super cyclone came ashore just a little bit further north in the early morning of February 3rd 2011. Super Tropical Cyclone Yasi changed not only the face of the town, but attempted to destroy the heart of the people who live there. There are still a lot of unresolved problems in the town, for example the Marina. The owners went into liquidation after Yasi and now, 10 years later it’s still not sorted out. The marina is silting up; the coast guard can’t get out to rescue people; the roads around the marina are not maintained and neither is the street lighting. The sewage situation in that area around the marina will soon become unspeakable if something isn’t resolved very soon.

It is a town where so many dreams were squashed down by the need to simply survive.

But it’s also a town of fighters. It’s a town where a small number of people work their butts off to bring tourists to our town, to raise the awareness of what a beautiful place it is. There are themed markets held right through the cooler months and we even host the ONLY UFO Festival in the Southern Hemisphere!!


Carpet for Cardwell is a project I started a few months ago as a part of one of those themed market days.  I, with the assistance of anyone who wants to have a go, am taking the dreams of people who live in Cardwell, or who are just passing through, and am bringing them into reality by weaving the Energy of their dreams into a rag-rug carpet.  People write their dreams and drop them into the local Heritage and Visitor Information Centre.

I’ve enjoyed crafting since I was a small child. Well – that’s not strictly true, I enjoy working out how to do various crafts and then I lose interest, and I had no reason to suspect that my desire to learn how to weave a rag rug would be any different. I bought wood and screws and nails and bright red paint and worked on my very first woodwork piece. After all you can’t weave a carpet without a loom, and why have just a plain old boring wooden loom when there is bright red paint! There was a fair bit of eyelash-batting at the local hardware store (well, actually, at my age it’s more like pulling the ‘old-dear’ card) and got heaps of help in getting the wood cut to the right size and not getting a drill bit for metal.

Once I’d made the loom and learned how to do the plain twining weaving, I was hooked. I’ve mentioned it before, I’m a Meditation Therapist and twining weaving, once you’ve got the hang of it, is extremely calming for the mind. I spent hours working on this carpet even talking to clients on the phone whilst weaving, and it was whilst I was doing this that I realised that I was weaving the energy of the conversations into the carpet. Dream Weaving and a Carpet for Cardwell was birthed. I’m now weaving my 2nd carpet (also my 15th place mat; 9th dream catcher and about a dozen mandalas made from the cardboard tubes inside toilet rolls!)

Everything is made of energy and all energy vibrates.  Different things, including thoughts, vibrate at different frequencies.  Have you ever had troubling thoughts running through your head, or need to do a job that you just don’t want to do?  How does that feel to you?  I’m pretty sure that it feels heavy.  And when you are filled with happiness, when things are going your way and you feel marvellous – don’t you feel as if you could fly!!  The darker, heavier energy is of a low frequency; the brighter, lighter energy is high-frequency. 

Some of the Dreams I am weaving are sad.  Some have a difficult path to journey on.  These should feel heavy – except the people who have shared these dreams are filled with Hope – and Hope is a frequency that soars to the sky with potential. 

And so, as our Carpet for Cardwell takes shape, it is filled with Joy and Laughter; with Hope and Prayers; with Goals and Dreams for the future.  And in a world that often seems as if it is sinking into the murk it brings a beautiful light of Life.

May you weave your dreams into reality

Krone Auri’An

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Some of the Dreams that are being woven:

  1. To survive cancer
  2. To be able to travel the world, working in different forensic labs and solving murders. 
  3. I’d like to go to concerts of my favourite bands.
  4. To live a happy life with N.W.
  5. To find happiness with someone.
  6. Being a fairy and flying and being a spy and detection.
  7. To be a super hero
  8. To get into my dream school
  9. Happiness and Love
  10. A life of happiness and fulfilment
  11. A partner who listens and loves me for who I am, despite my faults.
  12. That my grandsons will have their mum and dad for many, many years
  13. To learn the CFX Programme.  Achieve financial freedom and help others change their life as well
  14. Unification of our towns
  15. To see the world come together in harmony
  16. Travel the great north and then travel Australia
  17. Parramatta Eels to win 2021 N.R.L. Grand Final
  18. That all Australians embrace the 60,000 year history available to us
  19. Peace and Serenity for all the world
  20. For everyone to be happy and content with their own lives and to be supportive to everyone
  21. Cardwell Marina to re-open
  22. That my twin nieces be born safely
  23. For the world to be kinder to the less fortunate.
  24. Fill the world with love
Posted in 2021

Working with the 1/66 Dual Frequency

I am one of the Krones of the International Koalition of Krones. This is a Transcript of my talk on the IKoK Chat on May, 7th 2021.

The International Koalition of Krones (IKoK) is an international group of Spiritually Awakened Wise Women whose goal is to assist the Collective in it’s continued Spiritual Awakening & Consciousness Expansion Journey during this time on Earth referred to as “The Great Awakening”

The Founder of the IKoK, Essence Ka tha’ras, is, amongst many other things, a Master Metatronic Numerologist. If you wish to explore her work, and the work of the IKoK, there are links at the end of this post. There are also You Tube and Soundcloud links to the full IKoK Chat if you wish to know more about the work we do.


A couple of weeks ago Essence retrieved, and shared with the Krones, the I AM Keyword Phrase for the 1/66 Dual frequency.

The 1/66 Dual is a phrase that struck an immediate chord with me, so much so that I had to ask Essence to repeat it simply so that I could soak it in.  That’s happened a couple of time before, where I have heard one of the I AM Keyword phrases and felt it resonate right through me, and I have over time, come to understand that when this happens it means that this is an area where I have work to do.  Work for me as an individual; work for me as an individual part of the Collective and work for the entire Collective Consciousness of Humanity – and beyond.

So I had to delve deeply into this frequency in order bring about for me, an understanding of what exactly this frequency means and how it can be of assistance.   I needed to work to bring that ephemeral understanding – that gut feeling – into the physical world because that’s where I live and where I work, and if I didn’t understand that depth, how can I understand it enough to use it to be of assistance in this physical reality?

I am a person who has, in many ways, fought with my physicality all my life.  I’m a dancer.  I was accepted into the Royal Ballet School in London – except, after two years of auditions and interviews, I was told that it didn’t matter how talented I was, I would never succeed because I wouldn’t grow tall enough.  They were right.  I’m barely 5ft tall and that has given me a lot of logistical problems like how to reach things on the top shelf at the supermarket!

I’ve fought with my physicality through my health too.  I’ve had times of severe illness where I’ve had to literally crawl my way back to a semblance of health.  I’ve had my arguments with my mental and emotional self too.    I’ve had two mental breakdowns, PTSD, grief.  Never forget, your mental and emotional health is an aspect of the physical Self.

And so, when I heard this I AM Keyword Phrase, and it resonated so deeply within me, I knew I had to work with this.  As Essence says, Everything is Energy, Frequency, Vibration – and that very much includes the words we use.  We talk to our bodies.  We tell them that they can get better, that they can improve, that they can stop being sick.  But we also invariably use words that don’t carry quite the right frequency and so we often get disheartened and very often fail in achieving the health we seek.  I know this.  I’ve worked really hard to get my health where it is, but I also know that I’m not where I want to be.  There is something missing.  Something I’m still not doing right. 

It’s a pet topic of mine – how the words we use, how the frequencies attached to the words we use, can actually be stopping us in achieving what we want to achieve.   The 1/66 Dual I AM Keyword Phrase, removes the frequency problems.  It tells each cell in our bodies exactly what it needs to hear.  I have lived with chronic pain for many years.  About 20 years ago I was told that I needed to use a wheelchair and get a full time carer to look after me.  I fought this and although my physical life is amazing in comparison to what was expected, I still live in almost constant pain. 

I have been using this I AM phrase on a daily basis, like a mantra, for the last week or so.  I’ve also been moving house – which means lifting heavy boxes and furniture.  My housemate is seriously ill and unable to help a whole lot, so most of the work has been mine.  I should be a physical wreak by now – but I have actually experienced several pain-free days.  It’s amazing, it’s almost unheard of.

Is this a ‘miracle cure?’ Do a bit of chanting and all is well?  Nope.  Not at all.  This I AM Keyword Phrase takes the guess-work out of using the correct frequency to aid you in improving the wellbeing of your physical body.  YOU still have to do the work.  You cannot and should not abdicate responsibility for your physical Self.  That responsibility is yours.

For me, in using this 1/66 Dual Frequency every day, several things became clear and I’d like to share these with you.  But first, let’s hear this phrase again and then we’ll break it down:

1/66 Dual. 

I AM Physical Form perfected.

I AM Somatic and Psychic Dis-ease Experienced and Acknowledged.

I AM Healed.


I AM Physical Form Perfected.
What is meant by that?  Does it mean that I have a perfect body?  That I look good in a way that society accepts as ‘perfect?’  Well, no.  I’m in my 60’s; I’m fat; I’m short; I have a heap of aches and pains that affect how I move and what I am capable of doing.  My body is far from what is considered ‘perfect.’

Yet…  I have a body that is a miracle.  A body, that despite all the stuff I’ve done to it, is still very functional.   It is a design that has developed over eons to become the perfect vehicle that transports me where I need to go, that allows me to achieve what I need to do. If I want to scratch my nose, I can scratch my nose without even thinking about it.  There are so many areas that function in perfect synchronicity, performing the dance that is Life.  It is a body that surrounds me, protects me, that holds safe the core of what makes me ME.  I AM Physical Form perfected.

I AM Somatic and Psychic Dis-ease Experienced and Acknowledged.
Let’s look at this.

Somatic – to do with the physical body, with skin and joints and tissues;
Psychic – having to do with the mind and the Spirit rather than the body.
Both body and mind are able to function at less than optimal.  They are subject to disease and illness.

There is a belief that this Reality is a school.  A place where Beings: Souls, Starseeds, Lightworkers – whatever you wish to call yourself, come in order to experience and learn.  In this belief, many of us, indeed most of us will take on the experience of the body and the mind not working at its optimum, of being dis-eased.  In this belief, we have agreed to experience these things, before we even came into this current lifetime reality. 

I AM Somatic and Psychic Dis-ease Experienced and Acknowledged.  Here we make a statement that we have experienced the physical and mental abilities of our human body not working at optimal.   We are confirming that we have completed the lesson and that we acknowledge the completion.

The lesson is no longer needed.  It is completed, therefore I AM Healed.
 

Now.  I could stop there.  I AM Healed.  There is a finality about that statement, isn’t there – I AM Healed. There’s no going back once you have made a statement like that.  It IS an acknowledgement on all levels.  I AM Healed.  They are powerful words.  Those words put your dis-ease and illness in the past.

What I am not saying though, is “I am healed but, why do I still hurt?”   Or “I am healed – but I’m still overwhelmed by the problems in my life.”    There is no separating the physical from the spiritual  and we’ve just come to understand the Energetic – the Spiritual – meaning of this I AM Keyword Phrase for the 1/66 Dual Frequency, but the problem we have is that we are human. 

Our physical body is human and yes, we have just acknowledge how amazing a human body can be, but we seem to have wandered into a time where we’ve forgotten that our physicality and our spirituality are not separate things.  They are like pylons driven into opposite banks over a river holding up the bridge.  But the bridge is very wobbly and we have to do the work to connect those pylons.  To strengthen that bridge. 

Within most religions there are stories of how the Master says to the cripple “You can walk” and the cripple stands up, wobbles a bit, takes a few steps and lo!  A miracle. 

If I were to say to you,  “You are healed – you can walk.”  You’d be more likely to answer “Yeah.  Right.”  Some would say that is because the age of miracles is past.  Or maybe it’s because human limitation says that speaking words – however powerful – doesn’t fix the problem.  The science doesn’t pan out.  What needs to happen is that we have to take action steps. 

Let me give you an example.  I mentioned earlier that I’ve had some pretty big run-ins with my physical and mental health.  I’m going to tell you a story about one of those things.  23 years ago I was nursing my husband at home.  He had terminal brain cancer and I got up in the middle of the night to check on him and decided to make a bathroom trip.  As I stepped into the bathroom, suddenly all feeling from my lower body went, just like that.  I collapsed on the bathroom floor, paralysed.  I was there for hours until gradually the feeling came back and I was able to pull myself out of that room.

The next two years saw the difficulties of being widowed compounded by hospital visits, medical tests, drugs: painkillers, anti-inflammatories.  And they had side effects for which I was given more drugs.  I still had periods of paralysis.  I could be walking through the office, and the next minute I’d be on the floor.  The pain I lived with was horrendous. 

And nobody could work out what the problem was, and it was very definitely not getting better.  One day my doctor told me that it wouldn’t be long until I couldn’t walk at all and it was time to consider finding a full-time carer to look after me and to start using a wheelchair.

I had a choice.  I could take that route, but instead I took the most important action step in my life and I said,  “No.  That picture you paint isn’t me.”    Every Master, Teacher, Saint, Angel could have said to me, those words, of the 1/66 Dual.  They could have said “You are Healed” until they were blue in the face, and I would have answered “Yeah.  Right.”   Because I knew that the only person in the world who could say those words to me, was me.  I AM Healed. 

Did that mean I was physically healed.  No.  Because my body is human.  It needed time.  It was Energetically healed because I made the choice, the commitment, to be Healed.  Because I knew the action steps I needed to take, but it took time for my body to recover from the damage. 

Many of us will reach a point where we need to make a choice in which direction to go.  We could make the comfortable choice, the one where we know what happens on a day to day basis; where things might get a bit rocky every now and then, but we where we feel safe because we are in a situation we understand and know.  It’s familiar.  It’s our Comfort Zone. And even extreme pain can be comfortable.

Or we can choose to take action steps to change the things we know need changing in order to effect that healing.

That time of choice for the individual arrives every time you have a situation where you know that something is not right.  That choice could be something huge like choosing to stay or to leave an abusive situation, or it could be that you need to look to your physical health because your comfort zone isn’t going to give you a long and happy life.

That choice I made that day, to not accept that wheelchair, was a major pivot point in my life.  I’ll tell you a little more in the next chat, but it was that decision, and the knowledge that I had only to do the needed work, that pointed me in the direction that has brought me here today.

It was that choice, together with almost 20 years of taking action steps, of constantly pushing myself outside of my comfort zone, that has allowed me to be in a situation where I can indirectly give back to those all those who have aided me.  And I do that through service to the community I live in, to the individuals, who make up the CCoH, to the CCoH as a whole – and to me.  I, and only I, can Heal myself – I cannot abdicate responsibility to others.  I must be involved in my own healing.  I could be guided, but I, the ME who fills this physical body, I had to do the work that was needed. 

I knew, deep within that if I tried to only heal my physical body without commitment, belief  and action I couldn’t heal.  I knew that if I relied solely on someone else doing the healing for me – in my case, doctors prescribing drugs –  and didn’t get off my butt and push my body into taking those action steps, I couldn’t heal. 

You can’t separate the physical from the spiritual.  Doctors, alternative healing like Reiki or other energy work – even chanting the 1/66 Dual Keyword phrase, won’t do it – won’t bring about a healing – if you don’t step out of that comfort zone and take the steps you need to do, to heal yourself.  Healing is not a passive activity.

And when you understand that, then you can say those powerful words with the deeper understanding that is needed.  I AM Healed.

OM AkarapariNAma Anandaham
Krone Auri’An

Links:

Facebook: International Koalition of Krones: https://www.facebook.com/IKoK2266
Facebook: The Path to Ein Teri Y’h: https://www.facebook.com/groups/EinTeriYh
You Tube Chat May 7th 2021: https://youtu.be/XHYdQcW9XRo
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/essence-ka-tharas/ikok-chat-may-7-2021-expanding-your-comfort-zone-from-the-inside-out
Web: http://www.shambahallanewearth.com/

Posted in 2020

Mercury Retrograde???

I love looking at the stars. I can point out a few of the more commonly known star constellations and I even know where Betelgeuse is (although I did have to go check the spelling!); but I’m not big on astronomy or astrology. Like many people, I’ve had my natal charts done and I know I have 11 water signs in there and that this is apparently a bit unusual, but beyond that I look at the stars on a clear night to experience Yugen. Houses, squares, opposition and retrograde stuff is something I leave to those who find that information fascinating and also know what to do with it!

I don’t go into a panic when someone mentions Mercury Retrograde (a quick check showed that there’s one happening pretty soon – and that they happen frequently too) and when I saw that people were already getting into a flap because they were expecting to experience all kinds of difficulties from the upcoming retrograde, my guides sort of jumped up and down and waved a red flag at me to dig a bit deeper. Why do people think that things are going to be trickier than normal just because, from our perspective here on Earth, the planet Mercury looks as if it’s going backwards in the heavens?

The way I look at it is that these people are expecting difficult things to happen, so when they do happen, could it really be because of that apparent planetary retrograde, or is it that they are actually creating the Energy necessary for things to fall over? Think of the Law of Attraction. I still get that mental image of an “Ultimate Being” sitting on a cloud looking down at the millions of little Beings on the planet and thinking “Oh look… that person really wants to experience a difficult time, she’s forever thinking about it – let’s help her a little and drop a few tricky things in her path!”

This is another case of “You can’t separate the physical from the spiritual.” In our physical world, when people realise that another retrograde is about to happen and they get all hyped up. They start to worry about things breaking down, of losing connectivity with the rest of the world; they worry about illness and work; the kids, the parents, the weather, the dogs…. after all in Mercury Retrograde all kinds of stuff stops working or gets lost or otherwise falls over.

At least, that’s what I was taught in the very early days of my Spiritual Journey: “Keep your head in, because all kinds of horrible things can happen during Mercury Retrograde!” This was followed up with daily discussions of everything that went wrong, or could go wrong, and obviously it was all happening because of the retrograde and not at all for any other reason. Especially not because of something that person did or didn’t do. The fault was always the outside influence of the retrograde. As an example, you are taking the clean washing outside to dry in the sun when it falls on the floor because a handle on the basket broke. That’s Mercury Retrograde of course and not that the basket has been threatening to break for the past three weeks but you hadn’t got around to fixing or replacing it.

A few years back my Teacher, Mentor, Friend and Spiritual Sister, Essence Ka tha’ras described Mercury Retrograde as giving us the opportunity to run in place for a while instead of jogging down the street. Mercury, the planet, isn’t actually stopped or travelling backwards; it simply appears that way to us here on Earth. It’s all about perspective.

To me that jogging in place analogy makes sense. A planetary retrograde gives us a time to pause; to review what we are doing, where we have come from and where we are going. A breathing space where we can see exactly what are the things we need to spend some time working on – for example, in the physical world – fixing that laundry basket! And because we simply cannot separate the physical from the spiritual, it’s the ideal time to start looking at yourself.

What do you think you’ll need to work on during this upcoming Mercury retrograde? Often you’ll find it’s the very things that you worry MIGHT happen!! You have time to look in the mirror and choose – work on these things or just continue to worry about them.

OM AkarapariNama Anandaham
Krone Auri’An

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