- Daily Inspirational Message for December 6, 2013
When you find yourself in a fury, the person you perceive as causing it is your greatest teacher at that moment. That person is teaching you that you have not yet mastered yourself, that you still do not know how to choose peace as that button is being pushed.
– Wayne Dyer
We all have our buttons, by which I mean those sensitive little spots where we are not 100% okay with ourselves, where our faith in our own divine perfection is wobbly and where our trust that everything will be okay has worn thin. For example, someone could call me a bad mother or a bad friend, and I wouldn’t bat an eye, for I know I’m a great mother and a fantastic friend, thank you very much. On the other hand, someone could call me fat, and regardless of how fat or thin I may actually be that day, I might be instantly plunged into a dark well of self-doubt and self-recrimination. They could say that I’m far too sensitive, and I would start beating myself up for not being tougher. When someone upsets us, it may be normal to react unconsciously with anger toward that person or disappointment in ourselves, but if we’re wise, we’ll view our negative emotions as signs that there is something deep inside of us that needs love and healing.
- Kajama Digest for the Week of December 2 through 8, 2013
Three planetary events will set the stage for the holiday season this week, and together, they hold the promise of greater balance, hope and harmony throughout the remainder of 2013. Monday’s Sagittarius new Moon will kick off the party by turning our attention to the fun-loving nature of this sign. We’ll begin to entertain and socialize more over the coming weeks, so this new Moon makes this the perfect time to look for a new outfit, try out a new haircut, or send out holiday invitations. On Wednesday, Mercury will join the party when it dances into Sagittarius. While the planet of communication has a great time in this sign, we’ll need to be on the lookout for exaggeration and the temptation to make promises we can’t keep. Though we may get caught up in the spirit of fun, the choices we make now could come back to haunt us once the last of the holiday decorations have been taken down and packed away. Mars will take up residence in Libra on Saturday, where it will remain until July 24, 2014. This extended visit in the sign of partnership will generate the ideal atmosphere for us to work on key relationships through the middle of next year. Now that the holidays are upon us, things could get a bit hectic this week, but thanks to these three stabilizing changes in the heavens, December could prove to be our most joyous month of the year.
Trusting and Developing Your Intuition
by Jim Tolles
“Before you start trying to intuit major life changes, start simply. Start with getting a sense of what your body wants for dinner, or let yourself just drive by intuition and see where you end up. Practice on small issues, like which chores are most necessary to do around the house, and see what it feels like when you do those first. Do you feel more open and relaxed? There are all sorts of simple ways to play with intuition and keep it in a relaxed and easy space. That’s when we’re best able to hear our intuitions the clearest.”
Transcending Difficult Emotions
by Jim Tolles
“Sadness is met the same way as the other emotions; you look at it. You sit with it. You listen to its story. Using the metaphor of sitting with a sick child works well here. Your awareness is so strong that the child immediately starts to heal as you sit with it in a non-reactive space. This can be intensely uncomfortable, however. The child may be screaming, snotting, and puking, and this is where we all learn how messy the spiritual path can get. But it does pass, and as you develop the inner fortitude to be with these messy emotions, you are also building up a greater capacity of patience and tenacity to be with whatever the outer world sends your way.”
Letting Go of the Results
by Jim Tolles
“This is how the spiritual path is. It is constantly evolving and changing, so holding onto the results we think we want simply becomes a futile absurdity. We have to have faith because there is so little we can ever fully know about the vastness of creation. In this humility, we embrace each moment with conscious dedication, and when the winds of change shift as they like to, we can change our sails to embrace this new opportunity and let go of the original destination. In so doing, we have space for something potentially more true for our paths to appear than perhaps we had originally imagined.”
In this week’s Mystical Matters, Learning to Trust Your Intuition, Julia counsels a woman who often gets warnings from her intuition, but tends to ignore them, especially when she would have to explain her decisions to people who may consider her illogical, strange or crazy.
In this week’s Double Vision, Recurring Dreams of a Certain Celebrity, Susyn and Oceania explore the very common experience of feeling strongly drawn to a certain celebrity, and the possibility that this strange attraction is rooted in past life experiences.
In this Double Vision column, The Spiritual Lessons in Alcoholism/Addiction, our columnists explore some of the spiritual lessons, influences and other factors that may come into play when someone suffers from a life-destroying addiction like alcoholism.
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