Monthly Archives: December 2019

Sagittarius 30 ~ Sanctity

Sagittarius 30° ~ The Pope ~ Keyword: SANCTITY

Fly to Paradise ~ Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8oDnUga0JU

To Make Holy

Sanctification is a Greek word “hagiamos” which translated means holiness. To sanctify, therefore, means to make holy. Here is the state of proper functioning. To sanctify someone or something is to set that person or thing apart for the use intended by its designer. A pen is “sanctified” when used to write. Eyeglasses are “sanctified” when used to improve sight. In the theological sense, things are sanctified when they are used for the purpose God intends. A human being is sanctified, therefore, when he or she lives according to God’s design .and purpose.” http://www.biblestudytools.com/dictionary/sanctification/

The Smell of Roses

“People reportedly perceive the fragrance of roses although there are no roses present in a room or house. The experience is frequently related to a spiritual event of some importance. How do we explain this? The fragrance of roses and the smelling of roses is frequently mentioned in records of mystical experiences. How to explain it? I am not sure if there is a scientific answer. I haven’t seen any, not so far. However, it is a fact that strong spiritual, as well as other mental, activities can trigger accompanying sensory perceptions. The imaginative power, for example the intense thought on behalf of a beloved person, may produce a physical impression and presence of that person. The smelling of roses, being a refined and exquisite sensation, may be the equivalent of a highly-spiritual and, likewise, exquisite experience. Or it may be the spiritual compensation for a painful spiritual experience. Some mystics are invited to experience the dolors of Christ’s Passion. The smelling of roses may be the recompense for this ordeal, or a way of letting them know the deeper life-giving meaning of their experience.” Fr. Johann G. Roten, S.M.

“Close your eyes, smell the roses.” Namaste ~ Saijin

Image source: Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew and a bed of roses ~ An Extraordinary Display of Christian Unity http://english.aawsat.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/pope1.jpg

Sagittarius 29 ~ Participation

Sagittarius 29° ~ A fat boy mowing the lawn ~ Keyword: PARTICIPATION

“When the heart is in full gear.” Saijin

Shine Bright Like a Diamond https://youtu.be/l3Gux-Ly384

I’ve got your back, and I didn’t stutter.

Go ahead now. Mow your lawn! Shovel your snow! Get it in gear and show us your style! Insist on such love. Insist on such light. Insist on such growth. Of and for yourself.

Master self! Maintain control and control direction. Get out there and do what you know in your heart to do. It’s time to trim your hedges, cut your lawn or shovel the drive and blow the snow off the doorsteps. It’ time to present an orderly and manicured vision of you for the sake of your future. It’s decision time.

Keywords: “Your Future” You are a seed child of light in a world of duality. “You” are here to spread “your” light. It starts at the roots and spreads upward. It pours out of the heart and radiates in all directions, connecting you with your higher realms and dimensions—a place from which you cannot return and see things ever again as they once were seen from the lower dimensions.

Ode: Intimations of Immortality

Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting:

The Soul that rises with us, our life’s Star,

Hath had elsewhere its setting,

And cometh from afar:

Not in entire forgetfulness,

And not in utter nakedness,

But trailing clouds of glory do we come

From God, who is our home:

Heaven lies about us in our infancy!

Shades of the prison-house begin to close

Upon the growing Boy,

But he beholds the light, and whence it flows,

He sees it in his joy.

William Wordsworth. 1770–1850: http://www.bartleby.com/101/536.html

Rejoice, Rejoice, Emmanuel

Shall come to thee, Oh Israel.

Oh come, Thou Wisdom from on high,

And order all things, far and nigh;

To us the path of knowledge show,

And cause us in her ways to go.

Rejoice, Rejoice, Emmanuel

Shall come to thee, Oh Israel.

“When the heart is in full gear.” Namaste ~ Saijin

Image source: An imprint of life and death seen in this very dramatic photo! – ‘Few seconds after the attack, the Owl left this imprint on the snow. Credit: Gav Dog Fat Cat/Tom Samuelson’ – via Hashem Al-Ghaili https://www.facebook.com/246667595346687/photos/a.246675158679264.78487.246667595346687/1957636737583089/?type=3&theater

Sagittarius 28 ~ Conservation

Sagittarius 28° ~ An old bridge over a beautiful stream ~ Keyword: CONSERVATION

Christmas Ad #ManOnTheMoon https://youtu.be/sMqMNV_raB4

Heavenly Bodies

There are the heavenly bodies and luminous, sculptures of light we see in the darkness. As we gaze upon them, we are innately responding with our own light energy patterns, our own auras are perceived by them. It is a transference of energy, each of glowing from the light within, speaking the stories of our presence from wherever we may be. We are all dreams coming true; we are all light coming through. And in one another’s presence we meet and our lights, as well as our dreams, cross paths. And it is a dramatic and glorious response between heavens and earth.

The Galactic Center Speaks

Here at Sagittarius 28, the old bridge over a beautiful stream, it may well be that we lay out the welcome mat and receive our visitors upon life’s journey more than on any other particular degree. We are at the degree of the Galactic Center, you see. Enjoy this day as you play here with others, dance here with others, harmonize here with others. But also enjoy the magic that this portal brings—a moment in the cycle when we may play with cosmic characters, dance with them and harmonize with them, as well, for here it is that they stand in all their fullness of light and glory! Come! Let us dance! Let us play!

Curtained Windows of Opportunity

Peek at first, if you must, from behind the curtains, but do come to the window and see. You can’t hide from me. I see your light and you see mine! See how we glow? Ready? Let the show begin!

“To live in the light of love.” Namaste ~ Saijin

Screen Capture: John Lewis Christmas Advert 2015 – #ManOnTheMoon https://youtu.be/wuz2ILq4UeA

Sagittarius 27 ~ Immortalization

Sagittarius 27° ~ A sculptor ~ Keyword: IMMORTALIZATION

“To live in the light of love.” Saijin

Sagittarius 27° A sculptor ~ IMMORTALIZATION

Auroras https://youtu.be/NZlfxWMr7nc

If I Only Had a Million

The Young Man came to the Old Man seeking counsel.

I broke something, Old Man.

How badly is it broken?

It’s in a million little pieces.

I’m afraid I can’t help you.

Why?

There’s nothing you can do.

Why?

It can’t be fixed.

Why?

It’s broken beyond repair. It’s in a million little pieces.

― James Frey, A Million Little Pieces

The Glue

The solution is always in the problem. The young man should have asked the Old Woman, perhaps? She might have had a different perspective. She might have gotten out the glue, as in days of old, and glued all those million pieces together again! Or perhaps she might have created a stained-glass window. Or, if she was really, really, really wise, she would have looked at the pile of broken shards, and bending low, she might have exclaimed, “Oh look how this one shines! Just like you! You are like this shiny, broken piece—one in a million!” And with that she would have placed it in some special place so that you would remember how special you are.

Listen to remember how simple the answers of light are: http://youtu.be/Hg0OLeTRgFw

Immortality is Practical and Orderly, and it never gives up!

Yes, magnificently enough, this is true! And the simplicity with which this takes place should bring great peace to our understanding. Life! My life, your life, our lives… Have we forgotten the miracle of existence? Every day a choice to live in love one with another. We act as if we are not sure about the hereafter—as if there is some guesswork, some roll-of-the-dice involved. And yet everywhere about us—all around us—from the springing up, blooming and decaying of flowers, to the ever-changing cycle of the seasons–we behold the immortal wonders, the eternal order of the endless cycles of creation all about us!

Be still for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground!

“To live in the light of love.” Namaste ~ Saijin

Image credit: Stained Glass sculpture by JoAnne Barbiaux Pohler, owner of JoAnne’s Stained Glass & Gallery, Truckee, California. http://joannesstainedglass.com/stainedglassgallery.htm

Sagittarius 26 ~ Nobility

Sagittarius 26° ~ A flag-bearer ~ Keyword: NOBILITY

Merlin ~ The Reawakening of Lemuria https://youtu.be/va9xIvFMvmY

Blindness vs Eyes Closed

“The man with sight, but with his eyes closed, differs from the blind man, although neither is seeing. The first man has the capacity to see, which the second man lacks. There are then potentialities as well as actualities in the world. But when the first man opens his eyes, has he lost the capacity to see? Obviously not; while he is seeing, his capacity to see is no longer merely a potentiality, but is a potentiality which has been put to work. The potentiality to see exists sometimes as active or at-work, and sometimes as inactive or latent.” Sachs (2005) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potentiality_and_actuality

Nothing can stop you now!

Aristotle spoke of Energeia – of potentiality and actuality and the relationship between the two. “The concept of potentiality, in this context, generally refers to any ‘possibility’ that a thing can be said to have. Aristotle did not consider all possibilities the same, and emphasized the importance of those that become real of their own accord when conditions are right and nothing stops them. Actuality, in contrast to potentiality, is the motion, change or activity that represents an exercise or fulfillment of a possibility, when a possibility becomes real in the fullest sense.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potentiality_and_actuality

Virility, Femininity and Nobility

“What is the most beautiful in virile men is something feminine; what is most beautiful in feminine women is something masculine.” Susan Sontag

Nobility

See me, see my nobility-

tall, pillar-straight; strength

of stone; sheen of polished marble;

each muscle sculpted; each foot

firmly planted, sure my journey

follows the right path; my righteous

spear upholds freedom’s banner.

Follow my example

Yet – out of sight, know

my reflection ripples

with uncertainty, warped by

world’s flaws; spear no longer

flies true, banner wavers.

Where is the truth? Make

up your own mind. I am

on my journey. Find

your own my friend.

Sally J. Blackmore http://sallyjblackmore.co.uk/2011/05/22/one-stop-poetrys-sunday-photo-challenge/

The Final Chapter

“On resiste a l’invasion des armees; on ne resiste pas a l’invasion des idees.” Victor Hugo (1802-1885)

Translation “One can resist the invasion of armies; one cannot resist the invasion of ideas.”

Yet, until those ideas take root within, and cause the seed of truth to awaken, the blind will continue to lead the blind or closed eyes will remain closed. Either way, there will be no sight, no awakening…

“An actual potential.” Namaste ~ Saijin

Image source: Athena Varvakeion, small Roman replica of the Athena Parthenos by Phidias. Found in Athens near the Varvakeion school, hence the name. First half of the 3rd c. AD.; Nobility Statue by Walter Parada http://sallyjblackmore.co.uk/2011/05/22/one-stop-poetrys-sunday-photo-challenge/

Sagittarius 25 ~ Emulation

Sagittarius 25° ~ A chubby boy on a hobby horse ~ Keyword: EMULATION

Wonder of the World 2 of 7 ~ The Piano Guys ~ How Great Thou Art https://youtu.be/CHV6BjuQOZQ

Today’s Septenary speaks of the way of coming to the mysteries prepared to receive, to emulate!

Alignment with Divine Will is both a protection and a requirement before the Mysteries will unfold, before they can be understood, and before their power may be made manifest in the world. There are no shortcuts. The Mysteries are self-protected from any thievery by mankind. In the meantime, man will think that he knows. He will exercise his right to claim inspired thought, perceived might, unrelenting fortitude. But in the end, he will find that knowing the path and walking the path are not the same thing. Then he will bow in humility and his true learning will commence. He will be recreated as if for the first time. He will hear with new ears and see with new eyes.

The Wonder of Seven: Creation!

1 ~ Music – The Seven Modes of Music: http://www.wisegeek.org/what-are-the-seven-modes-of-music.htm

2 ~ Literary – The Seven Ages of Man by William Shakespeare http://genius.com/William-shakespeare-the-seven-ages-of-man-annotated

3 ~ Geography – The Original Seven Wonders of the World http://geography.about.com/od/lists/a/sevenwonders.htm

4 ~ Religion – The Seven Prophets http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/prophets-in-the-bible-7-to-know/ and the Seven Prophetesses https://claudemariottini.com/2013/12/16/the-seven-prophetesses-of-the-old-testament/

5 ~ Astronomy/Astrology – The Seven Classic Planets: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classical_planet

6 ~ The Masters of Wisdom – They are Seven. Their names are 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9. http://youtu.be/nkHCzFthVVs

7 ~ The Seven Archangels – Gabriel, Michael, Raphael, Uriel, Raguel, Remiel and Saraqael https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Archangels

And these just to name a few! Go ahead and name a few of your own! There simply is no end to creation!

“Giving the Mysteries voice.” Namaste ~ Saijin

Artist: John Singer Sargent (1856 – 1925, American) ~ Boy on a Hobby Horse https://iamachild.wordpress.com/2011/03/21/john-singer-sargent-1856-1925-american/

Sagittarius 24 ~ Fortune

Sagittarius 24° ~ A bluebird standing at the door of the house ~ Keyword: FORTUNE

“Song Of The South” Zip a Dee Doo Dah http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8C9K3LEpm0k

Open the windows of Heaven

So, you know how to love. You are kind to your fellowman. Always ready to pitch in and help, lift another, buoy the spirits of the downtrodden. Basically, just an all-around wonderful kind of person! That’s you alrighty!

Can you take it all in?

The bluebirds in the game Angry Birds have a unique quality. “They have the ability to split into three separate birds. Whether they start as one or just hide behind one another is unknown. …They are currently the weakest bird out of the Flock.” http://angrybirds.wikia.com/wiki/Blue_Bird

Time to collect our thoughts and get our act together! Focus! Focus! Focus!

Knock, knock, knockin’ on our noggins! We’ve forgotten the Prime Directive!

“The Prime Directive, used in four out of five Star Trek-based series, prohibits Starfleet personnel from interfering with the internal development of alien civilizations. This conceptual law applies particularly to civilizations which are below a certain threshold of technological, scientific and cultural development; preventing starship crews from using their superior technology to impose their own values or ideals on them.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prime_Directive

Uh huh—that would be our attempt to change others.

Come on! We all know the only thing we can change is ourselves. The Bluebird comes with a warning. Can you find it?

Here’s a clue: “Implicit in the symbolism is the need for a conscious ….”

So, how’s that going so far?

You get what you give. Our thoughts are directing the quantum universe of electrons to deliver our exact commands right back to us. Our realities are a direct and precise result of what we’ve been putting out there in our thoughts. Confused? No less than the Universe is when we send out thoughts of confusion. It is a just and fair Universe.

||: Be true to yourself, your heart, your happiness. :||

“Opportunity nearby.” Namaste ~ Saijin

Image source: Bluebirds in the game of Angry Birds http://angrybirds.wikia.com/wiki/Angry_Birds_Wiki

Sagittarius 23 ~ Entrance

Sagittarius 23° ~ Immigrants entering ~ Keyword: ENTRANCE

Hercules ~ Sara Bareilles https://youtu.be/uZTTEfzTQSM

“Forth from them came forth the Logos, instruments they of the power over all. Vast is their countenance, yet hidden in smallness, formed by a forming, known yet unknown.” Thoth

Entering unknown territory

Longfellow wrote to his father about his aspirations:

“I will not disguise it in the least… the fact is, I most eagerly aspire after future eminence in literature, my whole soul burns most ardently after it, and every earthly thought centres in it… I am almost confident in believing, that if I can ever rise in the world it must be by the exercise of my talents in the wide field of literature.” http://poemhunter.com/henry-wadsworth-longfellow/biography/

Wherever I go there I am

“Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s last few years were spent translating the poetry of Michelangelo; though Longfellow never considered it complete enough to be published during his lifetime, a posthumous edition was collected in 1883. Scholars generally regard the work as autobiographical, reflecting the translator as an aging artist facing his impending death.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Wadsworth_Longfellow

Come what may, I am that I am

Michael Angelo, a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Michel, piu che mortal, Angel divino. — ARIOSTO. Similamente operando all’ artista ch’ a l’abito dell’ arte e man che trema. — DANTE, Par. xiii., st. 77. http://www.poetrycat.com/henry-wadsworth-longfellow/michael-angelo#.VIxavXvxURk

Dedication

Nothing that is shall perish utterly,

But perish only to revive again

In other forms, as clouds restore in rain

The exhalations of the land and sea.

Men build their houses from the masonry

Of ruined tombs; the passion and the pain

Of hearts, that long have ceased to beat, remain

To throb in hearts that are, or are to be.

So from old chronicles, where sleep in dust

Names that once filled the world with trumpet tones,

I build this verse; and flowers of song have thrust

Their roots among the loose disjointed stones,

Which to this end I fashion as I must.

Quickened are they that touch the Prophet’s bones.

Why go there? It calls to me! I simply must! How can I not? This now becomes the thing that I cannot not do—the place that I cannot not enter—the step that I cannot not take!

“Why do you want to go there?” Namaste ~ Saijin

Image credit: Ars Antigua ~ The Wick Effect http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/d0/00/8d/d0008df561264bb4d755bedb7ad05fa7.jpg

Sagittarius 22 ~ Seclusion

Sagittarius 22° ~ A Chinese laundry ~ Keyword: SECLUSION

Aladdin ~ Prince Ali http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEryAoLfnAA

The Sacred Way

“The way of the Cross is not easy, yet it is the tuneful, the rhythmic, the beautiful, the lovely way.” Edgar Cayce, Reading 1089-6

Authentically you? Is the way you live your life fact or fiction? What say ye?

Today’s septenary is about a Chinese laundry, with a curious keyword to get us thinking about what goes on behind the scenes of “cleaning” things, Chinese-style. Wherever your thoughts might take you in reflecting on this, here’s my takeaway, especially given the political atmosphere and chaos we’ve all been through. As always, apply concepts not only at the collective, but also at the personal level.

The covertness, permeability and participatory character of foreign political education

ZHANG Li-xia (School of Liberal Arts and Law, Beijing Scientific and Technical University, Beijing 100083, China)

“Political education serves the purposes of state politics, and instilling doctrines into citizens is the important means of every country’s rulers for the sake of maintaining their rules. Although most of foreign countries do not use the phrase of “ideological and political education”, they are by no means inferior to our country in political education; yet their political education is more covert and more permeable.” http://en.cnki.com.cn/Article_en/CJFDTOTAL-ZQNZ200101012.htm

For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither hid, that shall not be known and come abroad. Luke 8:17 More about secrets: http://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Bible-Verses-About-Secrets/

“Make yourself clean every whit.” Namaste ~ Saijin

Image credit: Chiang Mai Buddha & Cycle Rickshaw, Cycling Country Bike Tours http://www.pinterest.com/pin/378232068676993937/

Sagittarius 21 ~ Examination

Sagittarius 21° ~ A child and a dog with borrowed eyeglasses ~ Keyword: EXAMINATION

Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country – Second Star to the Right http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrizm2gnQBo

“For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories.” Plato

Sounds bad, huh? Sounds like we’re doing something inherently wrong. Er…

Take out a clean sheet of paper and a pencil. Now write out your statement. Bear testimony to yourself of yourself! Good. Now, write down your vision of your future. The Rest is Still Unwritten http://youtu.be/WLhCOKk_Peo

Now consider the fact that this brand new vision you’ve just had will be interacting with and interwoven with the visions of others. Thus destiny is undetermined, ever changing and morphing as we travel through space and time with others. Also, there is the potential of discovering portals, intercepting by-ways and worm holes through which to travel more quickly and to realize a changed reality—some Never Never Land of our collective design and choosing…. A place that doesn’t even exist yet.

Are we starting to get the bigger picture yet? We are the creators, the ones we have waited for.

This is all about creating reality through character-building—mine and yours! Are you with me? Each of us is being called upon from on-high to design and bring into manifestation our best character traits to inhabit our own grandest vision of our own greater self. And that by being true to ourselves and regardless of what others think or how they might judge us. We each have the tool of 20/20 hindsight at our ready. We must do what we must do whether others understand us or not. We’ve been there. We’ve seen that. We must press forward!

Get your steampunk goggles on. Your mission starts now.

“When the command is given.” Namasté ~ Saijin

Image source: Steampunk Dog at Watch City Festival https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7458/8730541591_139d713d85_z.jpg