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Life Is But A Dream

We use the same word to describe the mystical phenomenon that happens during sleep and the aspirations that we hold for our unfolding lives. I had a dream. I have a dream. Additionally, we are told of a spiritual principle that invites us to view life itself as a dream, unfolding magnificently in a way that reflects the notion that anything can happen and probably will.

I have noticed that the idea of lucid dreaming is gaining more traction out there in the zeitgeist. When we become more consciously aware of our dreaming experience while we are sleeping, the more we can bring that conscious awareness to our dream-like waking life and the aspirations that we hold dear as we create our magnificent futures. I feel quite blessed to have devoted my practice to holding the dream as sacred and powerful. And never before has it been quite so clear that we must treat all three of these dream states with the exact same reverence.

There is a mystical text that most people in the Western world are quite familiar, even if they don’t recognize it as a mystical text. I committed it to memory when I was about three years old. It goes like this: “Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream. Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream!” This may sound like I am trying to be funny or clever, but truly, this is a piece of wisdom that we all learned at a very young age and everything you need to know about how life works is held within these four lines.

As you might imagine, it is the last line that interests me the most, as life is indeed but a dream we are dreaming up as we go along our way. However, the entire piece can be interpreted to both understand the journey on a deep and profound level. At the same time, doing so can offer insight into the principles of interpretation that inform all of the work that I do in my own spiritual practice and that which I teach to others.

One of the most powerful tools in interpreting a symbol is the principle of implication. Much like a detective surveying a scene for clues, the landscape of an image offers an enormous amount of information. Firstly, we recognize that we are on a journey as represented by being in a boat on a stream. This is symbolic of how we are to move through life. It is, ultimately, a navigation of emotional territory for water represents the emotional body and a stream is a small current, individual-sized flowing of water, much like our individual selves. When we connected in large numbers, we form a river and we are all heading toward the ocean of the collective. When examined more closely, we are part of the ne3ver-ending cycle of water flowing, evaporating, being redistributed to flow again. The stream is the fluctuating path that our life is to take and the boat we are in connects to our individuated sense of self.

We are given an instruction right off the bat. We are to row. We do the rowing and we are to row our own boat. Not each other’s. Not someone else’s boat; just your own. Row YOUR boat. And there is going to be some effort involved. How do we know this? The instruction is repeated three times. Clearly, there is going to be some effort involved.

Now just in case we are overwhelmed by all that rowing, we are given a powerful qualification. Several in fact. The first one I’ll point out is that we are moving down stream. It won’t always feel like it, but we are to know that even when the going is the most strenuous, we are still going down stream. To me, this is akin to the principle that consciousness is always expanding and that everything that occurs happens for your benefit. Even when it looks like anything but this, the truth still remains. We are expanding at every moment of the journey. And it’s a gentle ride, which is a very clear suggestion to lighten up and go with the flow. Row gently. Stop fighting. Resistance is pointless. When it doubt, choose the gentle path.

And here is my favorite part. It’s supposed to be fun. We are told to do all that we do with a sense of merriment. This is such an important principle it is given a lot of emphasis. It is repeated four times; one more merrily than there are rows. That means no matter how hard it gets, it’s STILL supposed to be more joyful than effortful. It’s supposed to fun, so do everything you can to cultivate joy.

And of course, the best part of all. Life is but a dream. And what are the qualities of a dream? It is a magical landscape in which anything can happen and probably will. It is a time when we are profoundly creative, causing the seemingly impossible to happen just by using the power of our thought. It is a state in which we get to see our blatant humanity while simultaneously becoming acquainted with our precious divinity.

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A Note About Orlando

This is one of the biggest weeks, astrologically speaking, of this entire year. If you were to read back over my daily posts posts throughout this time (see Daily Astro Alerts for info about my daily subscription), you would absolutely recognize in my words an enormous sense of hope and delight in the expansion of consciousness that is happening RIGHT NOW.

And then we are asked to do the near-impossible. Our world demands that we incorporate into this idea of things getting bigger and better something so senseless and tragic. How could a world so filled with Good contain something so Evil? Does this terrible act mean that we are wrong to say that consciousness is unfolding toward more Light?

Remember that when the Light increases, the Shadow becomes long, sharp and very very clear. And so here we are, basking in the ever-increasing Light and there is the Shadow, revealing itself with a clarity that grows exponentially. Each of us has a role in moving toward and dissolving that Shadow. I believe that it happens for the Planetary Being at the level of the individual and so I devote my entire life to that process. I do this because I know who I Am.

Your job is to find your way and do it. Do it publically. Or privately. In the classroom, or perhaps at the grocery store. Possibly you usher in Peace for Humanity in the pages of your journal, or maybe you turn your pen toward writing your congressperson. Maybe you are an activist who shouts words of protest at the top of your lungs, or it could be that you are the sensitive empath who stays home and weeps for the pains of a world gone mad.

THERE IS NO ONE WAY TO DO THIS. And there is no escaping your responsibility to find your way and do it with all your might. When in doubt, start right where you are, inside your own consciousness where your Heart and Mind are probably still at war with each other. Find Peace there, and it will reflect out into the world and begin to bring it on a global level; incrementally and irrevocably over time.

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Summer Solstice 2016 – Downloadable MP3 Recording!

The Summer Solstice is coming and this year it is accompanied by a rare second Full Moon in the sign of Sagittarius. If that weren’t enough, there are three MAJOR planetary transits that are exact on the very same day. This is an unprecedented moment in the course of 2016 and it bears taking notice in a very conscious manner.

So much is going on this year and it is all happening in layers and increments, with retrograde after retrograde causing delays, and things unfolding in anything but a linear course. This download will ground and help navigate you in this very powerful month and in the months to come. Some of the topics covered in this 60-minute MP3 recording are:

  • The expansion from Jupiter and the North Node!
  • Pluto in Capricorn Trining Jupiter and the North Node, creating yet MORE change.
  • A Mutable Grand Cross, an exact Square in the cosmos implying endings and yes, more change!
  • Mars completing his retrograde cycle!
  • Powerful New Moons in August and September!
  • Crucial Mercury Retrograde cycle in Virgo in September!

This transmission will fully explain all of the energy connected with this year’s solstice, but also tie in significant transits during July, August and September. Don’t miss this opportunity to be supported during this intense time. The investment is only $19.95 and your MP3 will be emailed to you within 24-hours, in most cases within minutes. Order yours today!

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Daily Astro Alerts

Twice a year in the space between the eclipses, I make my Daily Astro Alerts available to my general mailing list. You can receive this information on a daily basis delivered right to your email by subscribing to my Daily Astro Alerts below. The exchange is only $8 a month and after this month, that price is going to increase. Sign up now to enjoy this daily download of Wisdom based on the astrological transits of the day at the current low price. Emails are delivered at 9:00pm Pacific Time the night before. Here is an example of what you can expect:

March 21, 2016

The Moon is still in Virgo so the perspective that I described yesterday that this archetype is the one responsible for integration of new information and expanding wisdom applies to today as well. In fact, even more so today, because the lunar aspects include a Conjunction to Jupiter and a Trine to Pluto. If you look back to the post for March 16th, you will see how much emphasis this particular passage has by virtue of the connection between these two planets by Trine. That enormous energy is triggered by the Moon which makes today, though otherwise somewhat quiet, fairly important in the scheme of things. We are changing at very deep levels and expanding in hidden ways that will reveal themselves in the months to come. There may be some progress in those narratives for some of us today, whether they are obvious or not (many things right now are happening behind the scenes.

There is another importance to that day through the principle of rulership. Mercury, the planet that is the archetype of the Mind, has rulership over two signs; Gemini and Virgo. What this means is that any time the Moon is in either of these air signs, there is more emphasis placed on what Mercury is doing, if anything. At 5:30pm PDT this evening, Mercury will cross the same birth canal threshold between Pisces and Aries that the Sun traversed yesterday.This passage is an important part of the wormhole that we are in building to Wednesday’s eclipse and it carries even more weight because this change of signs happens under the light of the Virgo Moon. We are giving birth to a new landscape; a new Self, a new world. We all have an enormous responsibility in this to know who we are the gifts that we bring so that we can impact the world at this time of crisis.

Remember that there was a rare configuration of Mercury, the South Node and Chiron, all at the 22nd degree of Pisces back on March 17th. That began a process of diving into the depths (Pisces) for information (Mercury) that is part of our healing (Chiron) and processing the past (South Node) that is leading us toward a great releasing as part of the Full Moon on Wednesday. Mercury is the guidance system and when he moves out of the watery realm of Pisces and into the fiery charge that is Aries, he is likely to be bringing with him some valuable guidance, inspiration and information with him. Starting tonight and tomorrow, look for insights, flashes and material designed to help you do just that.

It’s a big week, with Wednesday being the pinnacle of what has been a pretty intense passage. Let the next few days guide you; keep your eyes and ears wide open.

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March 2016 Eclipse Wormhole MP3 Recording – Get Your MP3 Recording Today!

TOTAL Solar Eclipse March 8th!
Lunar Eclipse March 23rd!

The first round of eclipses are coming and this coming wormhole is truly one of the most important passages of our time. Jupiter’s placement in Virgo is not only a game changer in terms of helping us manifest the life of our desires, his EXACT opposition to the total Solar Eclipse in just a few days is wildly fortuitous. How you approach your life during these next weeks could have an enormous impact on your future, so make sure you are well prepared.

Download this 50-minute recording and allow me to usher you this spectacular moment. The MP3 will be delivered right to your email within 24-hours of your purchase and will feature important dates as well as a sign-by-sign impact description so that you can know exactly how these crucial astrological events are going to be hitting you personally. The exchange is only $19.95, so order yours today!
This 50-minute recording will feature:

A sign-by-sign description of how this eclipse season is likely to impact you directly!
An explanation of eclipses and what is possible during this cycle!
Key dates that mark shifts and important moments to be aware of!

For an exchange of only $19.95 you will receive your downloadable MP3 recording in a direct email within 24 hours of purchase (likely sooner!). Purchase yours today by clicking on the link below. Once you place your order, simply wait for the download to come to you by email.

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2016 Astro-Overview MP3 Recording!

This year has the potential to be magnificent! Jupiter, the planet of expansion, abundance and good fortune is in the practical, earth sign of Virgo, helping us all manifest everything we could possibly desire in a very tangible way. All three Mercury retrograde are in earth signs as well, further emphasizing what is possible to create in grounded reality. But the Great Teacher, Saturn and the Great Spirit, Neptune are at odds with each other all year too. The demand for excellence with how you approach your spiritual practice will never have been greater. Get your copy of this 78-minute recording and help navigate this 9 year of completion, the year of the Monkey! The downloadable audio file will include a guided meditation for Peace and personal information sign-by-sign about how this year will impact you! The exchange is only $25, and you will receive your recording within 24 hours, but in most cases it will come right away. Order yours today by clicking below.

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Los Angeles Full Moon Event: Cosmic Insight – Balancing Contrast!

Saturday January 23rd
6-9pm, $60
Yogala Studios – 1840 Echo Park Ave Los Angeles


Special friend discount! Bring a friend, or friends, and get $10 back for each person you bring up to price of ticket.

The year is almost over and it’s time to start laying the groundwork for what promises to be a spectacular 2016. Start your year off right by spending the evening with Breath-worker Robert Lee, Sound Healer Jamie Ford and astrologer Dr. Michael Lennox.

Saturn, the Great Teacher and Neptune, the Great Spirit, are forming a Square in the heavens next year, that edgy geometry that causes two energies that want the exact same thing, but bump up against each other because they come from completely different approaches.

Like the floor that constantly tells the wall to lie down and the wall’s response to demand that the floor stand up, any objects interacting from ninety degrees apart create an obstacle from which growth is the ultimate result. The floor and the wall never give in to each other’s mandate, but between them, the room rises up into form. Such is the case when the planet that represents structure and responsibility forces us to reckon with our Spiritual nature. This astrology creates the foundation onto which we will build 2016 and you will want to be as prepared as you can to create the most magnificent year you can.

We will gather on one of the most fortuitous Full Moons of 2016, which also happens to be the first one of year. Register today and find yourself immersed in the work of three master teachers where you will have the opportunity to:

• Understand the astrological implications of the year and how they relate to you personally!
• Experience a deep dive through the transformational power of the breath!
• Luxuriate in the benefit of sound healing as the tones of planet gongs bathe you in vibration!

Get clear, get ready, and get activated for the New Year!!
Register Now!

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DOWNLOAD TODAY – Eclipse Season 2015 MP3 Recording!

The eclipses are coming and September promises to be a pretty wild month. Be prepared for all of the changes and opportunities for transformation that come along with these bi-yearly events. This month features the fourth of the Blood Moons and so many intersecting cycles (including Mercury’s next retrograde), it will be a challenge to navigate all of the changes that will be happening at once.

Download this 60-minute recording and allow me to usher you this spectacular moment. The MP3 will be delivered right to your email within 24-hours of your purchase and will feature important dates as well as a sign-by-sign impact description so that you can know exactly how these crucial astrological events are going to be hitting you personally. The exchange is only $20, so order yours today!

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Venus Is Going Retrograde – MP3 Recording For You!

Venus goes retrograde on July 25th. This happens once every three years. The last time she did this was in the middle of 2012, the next time won’t be till 2018. This summer promises to be one of the most expansive in the arenas of Love and Abundance that we have ever experienced. Be prepared to take advantage of everything that the next four months has to offer. Download your recording today!

This 60-minute recording will feature:

An explanation of Venus retrograde and what is possible during this cycle!
Key dates that mark shifts and important moments to be aware of!
Information on each of the Full and New Moon opportunities that connect to these crucial months!
A sign-by-sign description of how this Venus retrograde is likely to impact you directly!

For an exchange of only $20, you will receive your downloadable MP3 recording in a direct email within 24 hours of purchase (likely much sooner!). Purchase yours today by clicking on the link below.

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Daily Astro Alert Subscription Series!

I offer a daily subscription to offer inspiration and guidance from the astrological movement of the planets sent to your email box every day. These detailed posts are delivered at 9:00pm Pacific Time the night before so you can plan your day with the astrological weather at your fingertips.

It’s only $8 per month and not only will you get a daily description, I also send out periodic Dream Alerts when the transits are ripe for petitioning wisdom from the dream state and other special notices that are reserved just for my subscribing readers. Just click the button below to subscribe.

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