Moving forward amidst the changes *✫ ♡ *✫

*✫ ♡ *✫ I have blogged three posts in the last few days… {following on from “I have nothing to say” no less} lol!

Just to synchronise with the “four” in the tetrad of Lunar Eclipses in this special series and it’s cycle of change, and perhaps because I will be turning 44 in December ~ probably you will see a fourth post from me in another day!

I am taking liberties;) With myself, first and foremost.

As I witnessed the progression of tonight’s eclipse, the tangible sense of our Time & Space continuum made itself felt. Yet, all an “illusion”…..

Hmmm. I wished to share the “over quoted” lines of poetry by Robert Frost:

“Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.”

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No matter what we decide, the mere fact of choice creates contrast.

That in itself can evoke “loss”… and to this end, given the themes so present in our time ~ I am promoting the process of “grief work” both in my personal and professional life.

These nuances for me have often times been overlooked – as I have emerged as a survivor and passionate “Carpe Dieum” – type girl / woman, lol.

The words of one of my favorite “modern day” writers, Isabel Faith Abbott resound through my Being and hence my blog, too:

“because grief lives in the body, and knows its voice in the body, and demands we listen with our whole life.

because we are coming undone.

because when we cannot breathe and we don’t know the next step, we must turn to one another and say the simple words, “where does it hurt?”

because we are aching for the rites and rituals that would name our dead and dying and allow us to cultivate reverence and ceremony that holds us in our humanity.

because the losses can come both slow and sudden, and either way, we are taken under, into the deep end, and the waves are relentless in their reminders.

for all the love. for all the lust. for all the breaking and the things lost which we can never recover and which will never return. for all the fists clenched tight and the the grief carried under skin for years and years and years. for all the times the body was wracked in the pain and the psyche set upon its reckoning, for the losses we must remember and give voice to, the good-byes and the endings, for the dying into life.”

in her skin | the grief session

“The prompts in the course led me into surprisingly deep waters inside of myself, and helped me to come more deeply into communion with my feminine sacred sensual self. It is turning out to be exactly what unlocks so many other doors inside. I hadn’t realized we could go so deep in seven days. Isabel and Stacy provided gentle encouragement and sisterhood, walking the path alongside and whispering “yes” all the way. It was a magical experience.”

I cannot recommend this fabulous team and their work {& words} in the world enough.

Please visit their collaboration and musings through the following links:

http://inherskin.net/current-session/

https://www.facebook.com/awomaninherskin?pnref=story

See you there, if you are called. Or, when you are called.

Blessings, always ~ Rain @TheScarletLodge.com

eye rainbow

“til you’re standing in my shoes, I don’t want to hear nothing from you!” ~ Blood Moon, Super Moon, Total Lunar Eclipse, September 2015

http://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/music/news/a46479/lady-gaga-sexual-assault-music-video/

Lady Gaga, contentious as always, has released a potent song and controversial video amplifying the lens bent to shed light on one of the leading causes of rape in the mainstream world.

(Rape in war is of course vastly under scrutinized, not to mention the consequential genocide effects… However, not the subject of this blog post).

Since emotions are running high, this blog post attempts to shine light on what is otherwise dormant and insignificantly in our awareness – the process of the past few years:

“Blood Moon Eclipse #1

On April 14-15, 2014 we started the first of the Blood Moon Eclipses in the sign of Libra. This eclipse was all about relationships and breaking patterns. It was also about helping restore balance and equilibrium to relationships and coming into a deeper understanding of unconditional love and harmony. You can read more here.

Blood Moon Eclipse #2

On October 7-8, 2014 we had the second Eclipse in the sign of Aries. This was all about new beginnings, taking action and standing up for  yourself. This Eclipse would have helped many to find their path and open up to a new way of being. You can read more here.

Blood Moon Eclipse #3

On April 4,  2015 we had the third eclipse in the sign of Libra. Again themes surrounding relationships, self-love and partnerships were bought to our attention and old beliefs and patterns around love were shed. You can read more here.

Blood Moon Eclipse #4

This is the final of the Eclipses and will fall in Aries on September 27-28, 2015.

Looking back through time there may have been significant events brewing around these dates that will now need to come to a close or resolution.

You may have also been feeling strong shifts in recent months that have perhaps lined up clues for you as to what may be in store on this very significant date.

Energetically, this final of the Blood Moon Eclipses is going to open a new doorway that is going to give rise to a new way of being- a new Earth that is higher in consciousness and more evolved.

In order to reach this stage, the old, the outdated and parts of the ego need to be shed, released and let go of.

Some will fight this urge and others will embrace it, giving rise to the disparity and the push/pull that may be felt on Earth.

It is up to us all how we want this rise in consciousness to change our world. Either we can flow with the changes or fight them, regardless however, they are happening.

During this time there is also a heightened sensitivity and perhaps even a greater understanding of the spirit world and metaphysics.

Think of this coming Eclipse as a gateway into a new world where we will all have a deeper understanding of humanity, our purpose and what life is all about.

Many believe that our solar system as we know it is moving into a new area of space and time and that through this shift we will all be experiencing and opening to new energies and realities.

This shift is extremely powerful and will definitely give rise to a new way of being and thinking.

You have probably already started to feel and see these changes in your own life, perhaps you have even begin to change your behaviours or attitudes to things. Perhaps you are now also realising that your way of being is no longer serving you.

The message for everyone is to dive head first into these changes. To be proud and assertive over what you want and to lose all attachments to the ego mind and body.

Go within to your soul and nurture the tiny flame within, allow it to guide you, allow it to show you the way.

Part of this huge shift in consciousness is also about stepping back and allowing life to live you instead of the other way around.

Part of this shift is about opening your heart to the Universe and feeling the deeper connections that surround us all.

Part of these shifts are really about YOU and aligning yourself on your highest path for your highest destiny.”

For the full article and / or more information, see http://foreverconscious.com/the-astrology-of-the-blood-moon-eclipse-september-2015

“Til it happens to you, you don’t know how I feel. How I feel…. How I feel…. Til it happens to You.

You won’t know, it won’t be real, no it won’t be real, won’t know how it feels, til it happens to you…

Til it happens to you, you won’t know how I feel”………. Lady Gaga song, released September 2015.

The goal is to expose campus rape and change the #1in5 to #zeroin5 by raising awareness.

Do you know how I feel? Stop rape now. Stop. Now.

May we all make the shift lined up for us so magnificently in the heavens, and tread nobly toward our best possible “tomorrow”…

Blessings all, Rain

Hmmm. About “triggers” and so on….

*✫ ♡ *✫ So September is almost over, and still I find an echo of words reverberating in my psyche, yet few to deliver for the page.

This image spoke volumes to me, and I am exploring the relevance to my own life, and our societal struggles… including “social media” and the likes.

Blessings for a beautiful Spring % Autumn / Full Moon / Super Moon / Blood Moon / Eclipse…. wherever you are, bright and blossoming blessings…. much love *✫ ♡ *✫

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