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6 Geeks, Authenticity and Change - Christina James
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17 Authenticity At Work - Nan Russell
25 Discovering Your Inner Self - Ayesha Patel
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JANUARY 2015 PG 3
Here it coomes!!
X3.1 Solar Flare of Oct. 24, 2014:
2015 is here. By the time you read this, the new
year will be out of the starting gates.
This year has been identified as a very amazing year, when
the manifestation of things that have been in the birthing or
creating process will come forth. Last year - 2014 - had two
cosmic events that are portentous…the beginning of a cycle
of blood red moons, and a cycle of Mercury Retrogrades that
had significant impact on human affairs.
Two other things - probably less noticed but more significant
- were the number of solar flares and the beginning of an
alignment with our solar system to the energy vortex that
blasts out from the center of our galaxy. (Most scientists and
cosmologists agree that a very massive black hole is at the
center of our galaxy. As this black hole consumes galactic
debris, it emits powerful energy blasts - imagine lightning
from a massive round ball - that shoots through the galaxy.
Our particular arm of the galaxy began passing through a
portion of that vortex this past year).
Cosmic events. Do they really have any bearing on life on
this little, out-of-the-way planet Well, think back…especially
to the amount of turmoil, chaos and violence that has visited
societies and cultures around our globe. Think back to the
economic uncertainty, the social discord, the increasing sense
that SOMETHING BIG IS COMING.
Metaphysical practitioners, social scientists, and spiritual
intuitives the world over are sensing “a disturbance in the
Force.” Something big is coming…most people know it, and
even though they may deny it, they feel it and it impacts the
way they live their lives.
What is the best thing we can do to position ourselves for
whatever is coming Well, here are few things I believe are
Recognize that - whatever else happens - this “something big”
that is coming is, at the core, spiritual. It is not political, social,
economic or even cosmic. Political, social, economic and
cosmic things are all manifestations of spiritual reality. Don’t
pay so much attention to the manifestation that you forget to
look at the spiritual forces working behind it.
Does that make sense
Ok - “spiritual” means…transcendent. Unseen. Above and
beyond you. It is that force, or energy, or maybe even that
Consciousness, that works in and around all of us. Here is an
example: what happened in Ferguson, MO was a tragedy
and exposed many cracks in American society. However, think
beyond the details, and ask yourself - “what spiritual truth is
being revealed through this event” When I do that, I think:
love, reconciliation, trust, forgiveness, a new way of thinking
about racial relationships and race in general.
What do you think
The best way to respond to spiritual energy is to be
TRUTHFUL. When we are not being truthful, we limit the
impact that any experience, or thought, or person can have
on our selves.
Does that make sense
The best way to be truthful is to be AUTHENTIC. Take off the
mask. Be honest to yourself about who you are, what you
want, how you think and how you feel. When you act with
authenticity, you take down the walls of delusion and provide
an open receptacle to truth and spirit.
Yes, authenticity requires vulnerability and courage. It is not
easy. Most of us have years of practice in not being honest
with ourselves. We are trained to not think about who we are,
and to not give respect to our own personhood, or our own
desires. We put up walls, we wear masks, and we fake it.
All that does is keep the massive spiritual energy that is
swirling around us now from impacting us and sweeping
us up in its bliss.
So…as the New Year begins, I encourage you to practice
authenticity. Begin by being honest with yourself.
This year, Aquarius is devoting its content to exploring ways in
which we can prepare for spiritual revolution…because HERE
IT COMES!! This issue - the first of the new year - is devoted to
May your mask come off, your walls come down, and you
become the powerful person that you are.
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has traveled extensively in this world and many others.
He is a family man, an outdoorsman, a poet, a musician,
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practitioner (Akashic Field Therapy). All he wants is love,
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As the wind blows the cold air of January into our homes, I’d like to take you back to a
time of the year when the weather was warm and bright: Labor Day weekend. Every year
at this time, downtown Atlanta fills with an enormously diverse crowd of people gathered
together to celebrate their love for a variety of different pastimes; a mutli-colored, costumed
swarm of faces forming from all across the United States and as far away as Germany and
the United Kingdom. This is DragonCon, a convention that spans so many fan genres that
the schedule for the weekend is the size of a graphic novel and the event itself spreads
throughout five hotels.
With all of these different interests – interests that range from the skeptic to the metaphysical
practitioner, the science nerd to the fantasy geek – thousands of people, rich and poor,
young and old, all form into something unexpected: a 62,000 person family. Yes. I said
family. Not a disparate group of people with marginally similar interests, not acquaintances,
not even friends...but Family.
Why Family What is it that bonds each genre’s fans together so much that every person
you speak to refers to this Atlanta mega-event as a giant family reunion What is it that
brings the psychics to the same table as the evangelical skeptics to play a game of cards
It isn’t the costumes, though there are definitely some incredible costumes to be seen. It
isn’t the books, shows, games, or other interests that dominate one panel track or another
– there are hundreds of other genre-specific conventions for people to go to if they want
to focus on their individual favorite pastimes. No, it is the authenticity, the honesty, the
transparency reflected within this community that makes its members family...and it is the
acceptance of each individual’s truest expression of self that is the blood tie that binds them.
Every person at DragonCon is likely to call themselves a “geek” but, really, a geek is simply
someone who is unapologetically enthusiastic about the things they enjoy, someone
who is genuine, true to themselves. When we talk about authenticity and the need for
personal and community integrity, truth, and transparency, we have no better example to
learn from than the community, the Family, which reunites each year in our own backyard
Here you find multiple generations of people who grew up being discouraged of their
own authenticity; people who were beaten up or made fun of for liking Sci-Fi, comic books,
fantasy novels, anime, or any other number of interests that didn’t conform to society’s
standards of what “normal” was at the time. These people, now parents and grandparents,
were expected to grow out of their fandoms...but they did what we all need to do...they
refused. Instead, here they are, graying hair, still celebrating with the enthusiasm they had
as children. Many, raising the next generation of proud non-conformists, are bringing
these pint-sized geeks to DragonCon to show them the power of community, the power of
mutual acceptance in the authentic embrace of the DragonCon family.
Geek culture – and that is what DragonCon is truly about – shows us the true socially
transformative power of authenticity. All of these authentic people, by the very nature
of their refusal to “grow up,” to conform, to deny their own truth, risked loneliness and
ostracism from a society that rejected them. Instead, however, they remained genuine.
They had the most integrity of all and that integrity attracted others who had followed
the same path. Like magnets, the geeks were drawn to each other, aided in large part
by gatherings like DragonCon, amassing into larger and larger groups that eventually
transformed society, as we know it. By refusing to sacrifice their authenticity, the geeks
won the world, creating the “rise of the geek” and making fandom – once the purview of
disenfranchised, bullied outcasts – COOL!
On Thursday, Dec. 18, Aquarius was given an incredible gift.
Ghandi, in his call to transform society through the
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age. Through their individual self-honesty, their
stubborn refusal to be anything other than genuine
in their pursuits, geeks have and will continue to
remake the world in an image of acceptance and
authenticity. It’s time we all followed suit.
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Immersed in a sea of disguises, authenticity can be difficult to capture. Image is everything
in a world of egos. We love to make good first impressions but we fear the idea of people
knowing who we really are. Disconnected are those unable to be true to themselves on a
daily basis. Self-actualization begins when you have the audacity to be authentic.
Frequently, we seek authenticity in our political leaders only to find it’s opposite. A lack
of authenticity is also found amongst our spiritual leaders (i.e. the history of sexual abuse
insulated by the papacy). Additionally, as many languish at the deterioration of Bill Cosby’s
image, we are reminded that celebrities and entertainers commonly compromise their
authenticity to fulfill egocentric desires.
With such a lack of authenticity in the leadership of our egocentric society, how do you
know if you might have an issue with authenticity
The old saying goes: “Character is defined by what you do when no one is watching.”
Are you the same person when no one is watching
HERE ARE 5 STEPS TO RESTORING AUTHENTICITY IN YOUR LIFE:
1. Identify the Masks you wear. Society frequently compels us to put a different face
on for the public. Whether at work or at home with our children, we often feel required to
compromise our true values and sentiments. Think of moments when you are not true to
yourself and others.
Case in point, many cops anonymously disagreed with the outcome of the judicial
proceedings surrounding the NYC police officer who choked an unarmed Eric Garner
to death. However, none of these officers will speak up for fear of being ridiculed.
Meanwhile, hearing the authentic perspective of these officers could raise our level of
collective understanding on race relations and police brutality in law enforcement. It could
inspire legislation to minimize risk by mandating race relations training for all officers and
psychological screenings to identify subconscious racial biases. While that may seem like
wishful thinking to some, authentic conversations open us to the potential for positive
change. Remember, the coroner’s autopsy concluded that Garner’s death was neither
asthma related, nor heart related, it was classified simply as homicide.
2. Accept the Fears you are masking. There is no maturity without self-acceptance.
Understanding why you are fearful of your authentic self is crucial to letting your mask(s)
go. Only when we face our fears can we overcome them. When we avoid our fears, the
problem only gets worse. When we do not openly communicate the truth, our pretentious
outward exchanges foster an internal disconnection between our ego and our authentic
self. This leads to inner conflict which manifests as mental and emotional imbalance.
Self-acceptance resolves this conflict by restoring our internal connection thus promoting
oneness and inner peace.
3. Embrace your Ego for all you have learned from its attachments and disguises. In
the holistic community, it is very popular to demonize or denounce our egos. However,
just like brains and hearts, egos are necessary for us to fulfill our respective purposes
on planet Earth. We need them to develop personas in the physical world. Therefore, it
is important to reflect on what you have learned from your ego. By learning from your
ego instead of demonizing it, you are more likely to be inspired along your journey of
transformation. This prepares your ego for alignment with your authentic self so you can
be true to yourself while in the physical world.
4. Find your Truth. No one has the same experience you do. No one thinks and feels
what you do when you do. Your conscious experience is the fingerprint of your existence.
Therefore, you must identify what is true to you. Your authenticity is found in your truth. As
your truth evolves, so do you.
5. Liberate Yourself from popular beliefs, media sound-bites and poor role models
who compromise your authenticity. With millions competing for your attention, it is not
easy to liberate yourself from these influences. Fortunately, you were born with
intelligence and intent before any of these externalities.
Let it all go. Authenticity is difficult to capture because to
be authentic is to be free.
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New Year, New You
The New Year gives us all the opportunity to adjust our thoughts, attitudes and decisions
and prepare for a new direction as we move into 2015. This is a wonderful time to checkin
with yourself and review your over-all health and well-being. You can create the best
and healthiest year ever by deciding to do everything you possibly can to empower
yourself. There are several important factors to consider when you are ready to live your
Mental Thinking – The way we think affects
everything about us and our lives. Mental
thinking has an energetic frequency that
attracts to it exactly what the thought gives
out. Positive thinking attracts good things.
To attract abundance in your life replace the
old negative thinking with this positive idea.
“I am prosperous, rich and abundant in
every way. My good follows me wherever
I go. Prosperity comes to me from
expected and unexpected resources.
I am blessed in every way.”
Emotional Stuff – There is an emotional
reason for every illness. The emotional
component of a disease is the foundation
of how the disease develops. As an
example with cancer some of the emotional
components are grief, depression, deep
hurt and longstanding resentment. In order
to heal the physical body you must heal
the emotional self. Getting in touch with,
understanding and releasing emotional
baggage is key to creating a body that is
healthy in every way. A new thought to heal
the body is:
“I lovingly forgive and release all of the past.
I choose to fill my world with joy.
I love and approve of myself.”
Stress – We have all heard that stress can
be a killer and it is true. Stress can lead
to high blood pressure, heart attacks,
insomnia, skin breakouts, and a host of
other serious diseases. Let’s face it, we
live in a stressful world, but it is never what
happens to us that makes any difference
at all. It is our reaction to what happens to
us that either creates more stress or helps
us to move through challenging situations.
Meditation, exercise, relaxation, hobbies,
rest and a good attitude can help to
Toxicity – Most people are full of toxins
from air, water, pollution, additives, dyes,
chemicals, drugs, processed and junk
food, pesticides, heavy metals, fungus,
mold, yeast, worms and parasites. The
more toxicity that has built up in the body,
the sicker the body can become. To bring
back and keep perfect health it is essential
to cleanse and detoxify the body. Colon
cleansing, lymphatic drainage, cleansing
the blood and removing undesirable toxins
are key to creating and keeping good
health. Detoxification treatments, herbs,
essential oils and specific foods can assist in
the detoxification process.
The cleaner the body, the better it runs and
the healthier it is.
Nutrition – There is so much food available
that is downright unhealthy. Fast food is
cheap, quick, easy and addictive. Greasy
fried foods, processed, cooked dead
food and genetically modified foods
give the body little or no real nutrition.
Cooking food kills vital enzymes which
are necessary to help the body function
on every level. If we continue to deplete
enzymes in the body one day the body will
become bankrupt and disease, illness and
symptoms can easily take over. It is very
important to learn which foods to eat to
enhance health and well-being. Adding
more organic raw and living sprouted
foods to your diet will help you create the
best health ever.
Good health is a choice and if you
want it for yourself you must participate
wholeheartedly in doing the right things.
Make your health a priority by making
good decisions about your nutrition,
thinking, cleansing and emotional health.
When you feel good and have more energy
everything in your life will improve.
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p Capricorn (December 21 - January 19)
Happy Birthday, Sea Goat. Your nourishing leadership
ascends to new levels. Diplomatic and charming, innovative
new ventures have a profound healing component and your
courageous new path is karmically destined. Celebrity status,
new found bliss and major dough are in the cards for you,
Capricorn Baby. Bolt the gate of 2015. This could be big.
[ Aquarius (January 20 - February 17)
Let the games begin, Water-bearer, as 2015 launches a new
cycle signed, sealed, and delivered by the gods. Brilliant new
professional possibilities are off the chain and a project from
the past may find new legs. You are officially the king or queen
of the world now. Use your new authority wisely. If you do well,
an even bigger cosmic promotion may be brewing behind the
] Pisces (February 18 - March 19)
Your instincts are running on optimal as is unconditional
love and it goes both ways, fish sticks. Destiny has prepared
radical new work possibilities so work those independently
with action and freshness. Work hard and do take charge as
your executive leadership soars and you get results for you,
me and us! And yes, this month, dream it and it is so…or
just…within reach, Noble Fish!
q Aries (March 20 - April 19 )
Brave Rambo, you are indeed a warrior and you’ve earned
this badge of valor during this constant cauldron of change.
It’s exciting, though and totally liberating. Decisions,
decisions, decisions in the romance arena. Choose wisely as
partnerships forged now could be futuristic, indeed. CEO
promotions may lead to a spade of workaholic but success is
virtually guaranteed, Pioneering One!
w Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Creative Bull, you are sensual, artistic and tuned in this month
and parties held at home will be the talk of the town. A
honeymoon period in day-to-day life sees new balance and
harmony. You are a charming and convincing spokesperson
now so stand up for what is right. This month when Taurus
speaks, everyone listens, particularly around the new moon of
e Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
Write a book, publish a screenplay, apply for a contest this
month, Twin, as your creative media projects may capture
some high level attention! Hard work pursuing your dreams
is lucky indeed and romance is written in the stars with
commitment sure to follow. Prime time to go back to school
or do some international travel with your sweetie. You may go
independent this year as freelance opportunities open for you
now, Sparkling Gem.
r Cancer (June 21 - July 21)
2015 sees an auspicious onset for you Sensitive Cancer.
You thrive and are the star of the show at both work and on
the home front. Do whip up one of your famous crab and
artichoke appetizers open a bottle of wine and watch your
personal luminary the full moon on the 4th and the new moon
of the 20th, work its voodoo that you do so well, especially
conducive on these dates but all month long. Nice.
t Leo (July 22 - August 22)
This is a truly red-letter year for you, Royal Lion, so go for the
gold and the gusto. The pilot of your life just might get picked
up. What happens this year could fill a book, so put your pedal
to the medal and work your butt off. Listen closely; that’s your
freedom and your true calling, is calling! Relish it, Lovely Lion/
Lioness: you are and have so earned it!
y Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
A star kissed collaboration at work may be just what the doctor
ordered, Virgo. Resist the urge to isolate and spend time with
the kids or captain a speculative venture that requires a super
human outpouring that most definitely pays off. Then follow
your bliss and remember all work and no play makes our
Lovely Virgin a dull girl or boy. So honor your wild side and
retreat to the sacred realm as you follow your spirit’s call.
u Libra (September 23 - October 22)
This is your time, Harmonious Libra. Everything that has come
before has been preparing you for this. Do launch a lucky
project that aligns with your beliefs and larger objectives.
You could work from home or your home is your work as
you hunker down and take de-cluttering to a high art form.
Remember you are a creative monster, and don’t forget you’re
not just here for your sweetie. Don’t lose your wild creative
streak, which could go large this month and take you further
than you ever dreamed.
i Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
You are reinventing yourself as a hard working visionary with
potentially the Midas touch, Evolutionary One. Your words
carry great weight now and you may find your neighborhood
needs your executive abilities and be called to the fray! Feed
your restless spirit with a spontaneous road trip and let your
spirit lead you to mysterious outings both inner and outer,
Mysterious Seeker. You may need to runaway and that may
be with someone from the past or an entrepreneurial initiative
may take off! Could go either way.
o Sagittarius (November 22 - December 20)
Your CEO potential is showing this month, Sagittarius, and
you could be promoted or begin your own start up. You may
reinvent the four-hour workweek, or travel the world and
create a new business model while you’re at it, Fortuitous
Centaur. If your life is Aladdin’s Lamp now, do take this
opportunity to put it out there and you are not restricted to
Capricorn Dec. 21 - Jan. 19
Happy Birthday, reliable leader Capricorn!
As a practical earth sign ruled by the
disciplinarian and planet of rules and regulations
Saturn, you are the natural CEO of the Zodiac.
Your focus generally is on: a powerful desire
to succeed, your standing in society, fairness,
wanting to treat everybody with respect, your
willingness to learn the ropes and come up from
Represented by the sea goat or mountain goat,
you assiduously advance to the helm of whatever
endeavor you set your sights on and build your
foundation from the ground up. In recent years
the transiting planets in Capricorn have reshaped
your goat’s psyche and helped you overcome old
school notions that have outlived their usefulness.
Naturally conservative and reserved, Caps can
actually be kind hearted and charismatic even
becoming warm and cuddly teddy bears, once
people around them prove to be trustworthy.
Also you can be extremely mature in youth and
seem to become more youthful with age.
In the professional realm you are noted for
your fatherly compassion and you’ll find more
Capricorn bosses than probably any other sign.
They tend to provide employees who prove their
worth and ability tremendous latitude to do their
jobs with freedom and mutual regard. While they
may not easily express emotion or give flattery a
word of appreciation from a Capricorn boss will
mean a great deal.
Caps in 2015
The evolutionary sign of Pluto has been in your
sign for the past few years and will stay there
through 2023. It has been forming a square to
Uranus the planet of revolutionary change with
a break out opportunity to completely recreate
your path and sense of identity. Your inherent
infrastructure is being torn down and rebuilt
from the ground up. Saturn and Neptune are in
harmonious aspect to your Sun indicating great
creativity, hard work, spirituality and vision are
keystones in the coming year.
Some well known Capricorns include such high
achievers as news caster Katie Couric; President
Woodrow Wilson; founding father/scientist Ben
Franklin; ground-breaking physicist Isaac Newton
and Jeff Bazos, the founder of Amazon.com.
*If you are a Capricorn and do not resonate to
these attributes you’ll need to look at the rest of
your chart as this description only relates to your
sun sign and ascendant.
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The phrase, living our truth, seems like
such a simple task. We all go about our day
doing our best to be the true version of
ourselves … or do we
Are we really living our truth or merely
reflecting what we believe the world and
others expect us to be
Living authentically allows us to tell the
world our story. It enables us to have
genuine connections to others as well as
What does it mean to be authentic
Most dictionaries define authenticity as
“being genuine; of undisputed origin”. I
define being authentic as being our true
selves without the confines of who we have
been conditioned to think we should be. It
can only happen when our thoughts, words
and actions are in alignment with our inner
beliefs and principles.
As we move from infancy into toddlerhood,
we begin to become influenced by the
programming and belief systems of those
around us. Many people spend their entire
lives living someone else’s ideals. There are
those however, who feel the yearning for
more fulfillment and set out on a quest to
discover their authentic selves. I realized
early on that I was one of those who
marched to the beat of my own drum and
I was a seeker on a journey to discover the
The freedom that comes from living
authentically is monumental,
but isn’t for the faint of heart.
As we grow ... we evolve, but often times
we are fearful of change and the potential
judgment of others that can come with it.
I battled with what I interpreted as letting
people down, when in turn I was actually
imprisoning all those involved, including
myself, in unauthenticity.
Authenticity requires a commitment to
the process of continual growth and selfdiscovery.
It is learning who we are and
accepting our genuine self. It is necessary
to have complete and full acceptance of
our past and present choices and to have
learned unconditional self-love. It requires
us to be open to change and to allow
ourselves to be vulnerable. It is about being
comfortable in our own skin. We must be
willing to take off the mask and let the world
truly see us.
Living authentically is a process that doesn’t
happen overnight. There are old patterns
we must let go of and roles we have taken
on that we find we can no longer fulfill.
Release is an essential part of the process to
achieve complete authenticity. Often times
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as a result our connections to others and
My life has been a multifaceted series
of transformations and my pursuit of
living authentically has certainly come in
stages. One of the most difficult stages
has been learning to let go. I certainly
have not mastered it, but I can say that my
ability to release myself from inauthentic
connections with jobs, friends, family, and
relationships has allowed me to continue
growing unimpeded as a person mentally,
emotionally and spiritually.
The more authentic we become, the more
we want deeper and more meaningful
Without authentic relationships we cannot
continue to develop. It, in effect, inhibits
our heart and soul, which are both crucial in
Inauthentic relationships are often created
as result of two individuals struggling with
their own authenticity and many times
carries with it an unsustainable illusion of
Authentic relationships require total and
complete honesty, love and acceptance of
one another for who they truly are and not
someone we wish or want them to be, open
communication, and must be built on a
foundation of absolute trust.
Carl Jung said it best “The privilege of a
lifetime is to become who you truly are.”
Living an authentic life is not stagnate. It’s
constant acceptance of change, a challenge
of old beliefs, a shift in our ways of thinking,
disengaging from past facades and letting
go of unhealthy connections, but with it
comes a desire to attract and embrace
constructive and beneficial relationships,
the courage to live in complete freedom
in a place where we are truly alive, where
our hearts are full and we can live fully
embracing and realizing our purpose and
mission in this life.
Live in authenticity ... you and the world
will both be better for it.
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The Chiron Return poses the question:
“Your vision will become
clear only when you can
look into your own heart.
Who looks outside,
who looks inside,
What am I going to do
with this last part of my
life - Astrologer Melanie Reinhart
After the Saturn Return at 30, and the
midlife crisis at 40, one of the lesser known,
but most significant rites of passage, at
50, is the formidable Chiron Return. It is,
perhaps, due to the relatively new discovery
of Chiron, in November 1977, that so little
is known about this profound period of
transformation, that reveals so much about
the secrets of the human psyche.
Neither planet nor asteroid, Chiron
has been determined to be a comet or
planetoid (minor planet). Found between
the orbit of Saturn (representing tradition)
and Uranus (representing progress), Chiron
forms a bridge between the old and the
new, historical origins and individual
expression. Chiron mediates between the
conscious awareness and reality-basis of
the practical personal and social planets
(Sun through Saturn) and the multidimensional
cosmic consciousness of the
outer planets (Uranus, Neptune and Pluto).
It provides a gateway forward or back,
whichever is deemed essential for growth,
forming our own link between the natural
and the supernatural, the physical and the
Part horse and part human; part mortal
and part immortal, Chiron, a Centaur,
is associated with the archetype of the
“wounded healer.” Mythically, Chiron,
born a mutant, was rejected at birth by his
mother, who thought him an abomination.
Chiron was forced to raise himself. Facing
many rejections and trials, ultimately,
his accomplishments as a great teacher
and healer (he was personally trained by
Apollo), self-sacrifices (he relinquished
his immortality to Prometheus who was
imprisonment in the underworld for
bringing fire to earth), and wisdom (tutored
personally by Athena), brought him the
respect of Zeus, who gave him his own
Chiron represents (and is given definition,
by sign, house placement and aspect)
where we feel fundamentally wounded.
He also embodies our dualities and inner
contradictions: where we have the potential
to be both: godlike and human; instinctive
and reasoning, where we feel most rejected
and ashamed, but where, too, we have the
capacity to heal.
The fact that Chiron has been so difficult to
categorize is emblematic of the Wounded
Healer’s dilemma: that of feeling unable
to find one’s niche or place in the world.
Hence Chiron in our charts also represents
where we feel disenfranchised and where
we can contribute most to those who
themselves feel to be outcasts.
Chiron, himself an accomplished teacher
and healer, is thought to be prominent
in the charts of healers, astrologers and
spiritual teachers. The symbolism goes
further to say that embodied in the primal
wounding of a being, either physically,
spiritually or incarnationally, is the secret to
Perhaps the most universally acknowledged
image of Chironic consciousness is the
image and person of Christ. Other famous
Chironic figures in our culture include
Martin Luther King, Jr., who was born with
Chiron direct and stationery, inspiring many
future generations with his “dream.”
Another Chironic theme is the conversion
of the “ugly duckling” types who
metamorphsize at 50, just as Chiron
returns to the position it was at birth. In
Magi Astrology, Chiron is the center of
their astrological universe with Chiron
aspects and transits indicating soul mate
opportunities and indications when your
ship will come in for your destiny.
Turning 50, or thereabouts (for some, it
is 49; other’s 51) marks a new paradigm
in Western Astrology, as Chiron returns
to its natal position. This momentous
watershed delineates the end of the heroic
youth, as we enter the realm of “elder.
Like the Chinese character for crisis, the
Chiron Return represents a “dangerous
opportunity.” Here, we revisit ancient
patterns; have the opportunity to go back
to the source of our deepest, unresolved
wounds; to heal them, once and for all, so
that we can live the remainder of our lives
in keeping with our true soul purpose.
Some say, however, that it may not be
possible to fully understand the
repercussions of this passage, until Chiron
itself has completed an entire cycle, in
the year 2028, 51 years after its discovery.
opportunity we all have now: to produce
both a personal and universal elixir of
mysterious and inordinate possibilities.
we all are to be
such a juncture!
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James Braha is one of the most influential astrologers
of our time. He has written extensively on Hindu astrology,
and is considered the leading international expert on
Cathy Burroughs: You use both systems, Western and
Eastern. Why do you love the Hindu/Vedic so much
James Braha: Alan Leo, the famous British astrologer, once
wrote that astrologers with Sun-Neptune conjunctions are
the most predictive of all. I have a three degree Sun-Neptune
conjunction, so his statement always makes me laugh
because I just love the more predictive, fate oriented Eastern
system. But truly, I think my mind is just more comfortable with
Eastern methods and philosophies.
CB: For example
JB: I’m fascinated by the way Hindu philosophy categorizes
life into four areas: dharma, artha, kama (not karma) and
moksha. Dharma is duty or purpose, and relates to the fire
houses, 1, 5, and 9. So, if these houses are prominent, then
the person focuses mainly on his or her mission. The person
lives to fulfill some specific purpose or career.
CB: What is artha
JB: Artha means money matters, and relates to the earth
houses, 2, 6, and 10. If these houses are prominent, the
person is interested in making money. He or she is more
practical. Then comes kama, as in kama sutra, which means
desires. Not sexual desires, but desires in general. Kama
houses are 3, 7, and 11.
JB: Yes. When these houses are powerful, then the person
has tons of desires and gets them fulfilled, unless other chart
features negate that fact. If I see a client with a great kama
horoscope, that person has likely already succeeded in
several careers, and satisfied so many different desires.
CB: Sounds wonderful.
JB: Not necessarily, because these people don’t know what
to do with themselves. They always ask me: “What do I do
with my life”
CB: What do you say
JB: I tell them to try and enjoy the fact that they get so many
desires fulfilled. And then I look to the dasas and bhuktis, the
periods and subperiods for which Hindu predictive astrology
is so famous, to guide them in what nature has in store for
them during upcoming periods.
By the way, Hindu astrology uses a different house system and
zodiac than Western - sidereal, not tropical – so don’t assume
that because certain houses are prominent in your Western
chart they will still be so in the Hindu chart.
CB: I see.
JB: Finally, there are the water houses, 4, 8, and 12, that relate
to moksha, which means enlightenment and final liberation.
CB: Spiritual matters.
JB: Yes. So, this dharma, artha, kama, moksha feature is an
overarching theme that sometimes dominates a chart. I say
sometimes because not all charts are heavily weighted in one
area. Many charts are balanced between 2, 3 or 4 qualities.
My horoscope is heavily weighted toward moksha and
dharma - spiritual matters and personal mission.
But this isn’t what hooked me. What hooked me was the six
weeks of private sessions with my first mentor in Delhi where
we spent four hours every night discussing horoscopes.
CB: Celebrity or well known persons’ charts
JB: No, charts of my closest friends and relatives. In 1983,
when I first went to India I brought about thirty charts with
me in case I found a teacher. What hooked me was when
Santhanam, my teacher, took one look at my brother’s chart
and said “Did he have trouble with his family when he went
to get married” This was true; my brother, who has the Sun
in his 7th house, married a lady of a different religion and my
parents hit the roof. Santhanam also had Sun in the 7th house,
and had to elope because his family objected to the wife’s
JB: What hooked me was Santhanam saying about one of my
closest friends “This man will care little of his appearance”. He
didn’t know it, but he was talking about a man who had once
showed up in court wearing shorts and sandals for his divorce
proceedings! The prediction was so accurate.
CB: How was that seen
JB: Fallen Mars in Cancer in the 1st house, and some
affliction to the 1st house ruler. Then there was the case of
an acquaintance who has a phenomenal singing voice, and I
mean phenomenal. Santhanam saw the chart and said, “this
man, will have a “ mellifluous voice”.
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CB: He said mellifluous
JB: He was quoting directly from ancient astrological
scriptures, referring to what are called planetary yogas, or
unions. There are thousands of these unions, and Indian
astrologers memorize as many of them as they can. My
friend had a planetary union that the scriptures said
would give a mellifluous voice, and boy was that true.
CB: How do they memorize thousands of yogas
JB: Well, we memorize as many as we can. But let me
be honest here; some astrologers really focus on yogas,
while others prefer fundamentals.
CB: Thank goodness.
JB: So, one night we were analyzing charts and
Santhanam says: “This lady will be wealthy because she
CB: Laxmi is the Goddess of love and money
JB: Correct. And there are many different kinds of Laxmi
yogas. One is to have a Moon-Mars conjunction, where
the moon is in a higher degree than Mars. Another one
is when there is a planet, any planet, including the North
or South Node (but not the outer planets since those
aren’t used traditionally), in the following houses: 2, 6, 8,
CB: That indicates wealth
JB: Yes, and there’s no particular logic to it. So,
astrologers simply memorize them and use them when
they come up.
CB: And they work
JB: Nothing in astrology is 100%, but yes, they work. This
woman had lots of money and her 2nd house (money)
wasn’t especially strong. There are also yogas that can
ruin a chart. Sometimes these are logical, like when Saturn
or some other malefics are overly prominent. But, other
times, there’s little logic involved.
There’s a fascinating one called Kalasarpa Yoga, which
occurs when all of the planets sit on one side of the North
and South Nodes. It means the person killed a pregnant
snake in a past life and now has certain problems because
of it. I don’t take the snake concept literally; the snake
represents energy or potential, which the person wasted
or abused in past lives.
CB: What’s the effect
JB: Huge ups and downs, and a very karmic or fated
I was totally floored the night Santhanam told me about
Kujadosha or Mangaldosh or Manglik. These are three
terms that all mean the same thing - “Mars Affliction.” It’s a
condition that harms married life and causes divorce. After
analyzing charts for about two weeks, Santhanam turned
to me and said: “Doesn’t anyone in America have happy
CB: Because so many of your friends had Mars Affliction
JB: Yes. Mind you, Kujadosha is fairly common. It occurs
if Mars occupies the 1st, 4th, 7th, 8th, or 12th house – with
a few exceptions depending on the zodiac sign involved.
But still, the dreaded condition seems more prevalent in
the US, or at least in the charts I brought with me.
One of my favorite techniques is known as the Great Years of
the Planets. Planets mature, or come of age, in a particular year.
For example, Mars is the 28th year, Mercury is the 32nd, Saturn
is the 36th year, and so on. I learned about this on my second
trip to India when I asked my next mentor, P.M. Padia when my
career would take off and whether I would ever achieve any
fame. He looked at the chart and said “You will get fame, but
not until your 36th year of life, or anytime after that year.”
CB: What was that about
JB: Saturn matures in the 36th year, and it rules my 10th house
(career). I was 32 when I was with Padia. My first book, Ancient
Hindu Astrology for the Modern Western Astrologer, came out
in 1986, the 36th year of my life.
CB: Does it matter if your Saturn is strong or weak
JB: Absolutely. My Saturn is extremely strong. If it were weak, I
would have had huge career problems in my 36th year.
CB: And these are completely separate from the main
predictive technique, the dasas and bhukti planetary periods.
JB: Yes. Does that tell you why I love this system
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setting up an interview, and how to start your own show.
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the dream experts Movie Titles &
Carl Gabriel has a Reverend of
Metaphysical Studies Degree from
the Atlantean Mystery School since
2004 and is a perennial student of
Astrology and Numerology. Contact
Welcome to “The Dream Experts” where you can wake up to the meaning of your dreams.
Dreams are messages from your subconscious mind that reflect your thoughts and attitudes.
Dear Dream Expert,
I dreamt I was a teacher’s helper and I was
working with the teacher and planning
lessons. I had a small group of kids in one
class that I was going to do a project with.
When I came in the classroom one day the
janitor was saying there was a fire outside the
door. The door flung open and a little piece
of paper that was on fire floated in and a little
piece of it touched my hand and I screamed.
Later I went to the bathroom because I knew
it would be cool there because there was all
this mist in the air.
This dream indicates you are focused on
parts of yourself that have knowledge and
you are seeking ways to transfer your wisdom
to less developed parts of yourself (kids).
All this focus on your wisdom is creating a
lot of mental expansion within you (fire). You
feel that the expansion is a bit out of control.
The expansion is affecting your life purpose
(hands). Your mind is so busy, you feel the
need to release (going to the bathroom). As
you begin to relax and release, you settle
down a bit.
Dear Dream Expert,
I dreamt I was with people who were turning
into aliens. This man is sitting in a hot tub and
it starts to bubble, then the man comes out
and looks superhuman with big muscles, and
he had turned into an alien. Then the aliens
take other people and turn them into aliens.
Then they are all dressed like people that
others recognize. So then the people trust the
aliens and go with them when they come.
Dear Spaced Out,
People represent an aspect of yourself.
Describe the people in one or two words to
understand the qualities that they represent.
Aliens are aspects of yourself that are foreign
to you. The man in the hot tub represents an
aspect of yourself that seems to have become
stronger through emotional experiences. This
part of yourself also seems foreign to you.
Many aspects of yourself that once seemed
familiar now seem strange. You are having
trouble relating to them.
Dear Dream Expert,
I dreamt this guy Steve asked me to go out
with him, and I said yes. When I got to his
house he first cooked this big dinner and we
ate together. Then we went to this concert.
We stood up and were singing and dancing
to this music. At the end of the night he said
he would call me. I was wondering if he liked
me romantically or not.
Then I received this card in the mail saying
Steve and his wife had a baby named Gunter.
I learned that his wife Sheila died during
childbirth. I figured that was why Steve
wanted to go out with me because he was
already looking for someone to replace his
wife who died.
There is a part of you that seeks harmony
(Steve). You are taking in new information and
making this a part of yourself (dinner). You
are also experiencing harmony in other ways
(concert, music and dancing). There is an inner
communication that is intended, but you are
not sure if there is the potential to create.
You have used parts of yourself (the qualities
Steve and his wife Sheila represent to you)
to create a new idea (the baby Gunter). This
creation caused a major change in you (the
wife dying is an aspect of yourself). You
recognize the power of the part of yourself
represented by Steve (when you cooperate
with this part of yourself you can create
something) and so there is a desire to create
more with that part of yourself (his interest in
Patrick and Kathryn Andries, the Dream Experts, are teachers and co-founders of the
School of Intuitive Arts and Sciences. Send your dream and watch for the answer in the next
Aquarius. If you would like a dream interpreted, please submit it in the body of an e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about dreams visit www.intuitiveschool.com.
What is the meaning behind
a great movie title
Could it have another resonance in
addition to the meaning of the words or
the metaphors or symbolism they may
represent Let’s explore.
What numbers 1-9 mean:
1- Individuality, brave new worlds
2- Relationships, friendships
3- Communication, siblings
4- Foundation, security
5- Chaos, a wild ride
6- Beauty, home
9- Philosophy, a loss for a
Numbers correspond to letters
A,J,S =1 B,K,T =2 C,L,U =3
D,M,V =4 E,N,W =5 F,O,X =6
G,P,Y =7 H,Q,Z =8 I and R =9
If we want to see what a name or title
resonates to, we add all the individual
numbers that correspond to each letter.
For example the title: JAWS. That would
be J (1) + A (1) + W (5) + S (1), or 1 + 1
+ 5 + 1 = 8. JAWS would be an 8. (Any
double digit, for example 24, would be
reduced to its lower expression - i.e., 2 +
4 = 6).
Now that we know the key, let’s play.
I looked at some of the most successful
movies in popular culture and some other
memorable titles and decoded their
numerology to see if they fit our code.
The results were as follows:
Movies with a 1 vibration: Alice In
Wonderland, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Movies with a 2 vibration: Star Wars,
When Harry Met Sally, Ruthless People
Movies with a 3 vibration:
The Sound of Music
Movies with a 4 vibration:
Gone with The Wind, Titanic
Movies with a 5 vibration:
Superfly, I’m Going To Git You, Sucka
Movies with a 6 vibration:
Madea Family Reunion
Movies with a 7 vibration:
The Witches of Eastwick, Harry Potter and
the Chamber of Secrets
Movies with an 8 vibration: The Ten
Commandments, Jaws, Jerry McGuire,
Movies with a 9 vibration: My Best
Friend’s Wedding, Avatar and yes, Shaft
Alice in Wonderland and E.T. are
films where the main characters are
in a different world, both literally and
metaphorically, which perfectly fits the
individualistic vibration of the number 1.
Relationships can be between lovers,
family and friends. “Luke, I am your
father.” Star Wars represents the universal
relationship between father and son.
When Harry Met Sally is the classic story
of friends that become lovers. In the case
of Ruthless People, the story tells the
extreme case of when a captor becomes
There could not be a better example than
siblings and communication through song
than the classic The Sound of Music to
represent the vibration of the number 3.
In film, we need drama and conflict, so
if we have an issue such as foundation
and structure, its going to be a shattering
experience. And great classics like Gone
with the Wind and Titanic, both which
represent that moment when all that you
hold dear is gone with the wind, or goes
down in the cold Atlantic. These are
fourth vibration movies.
Exploitation movies of the seventies
such as Superfly represented a chaotic
underworld. It is funny indeed that movies
that satirized such chaos in comedy form
such as I’m Going to Git You, Sucka have
the same 5 vibration.
Madea Family Reunion is an example
of a six level vibration in comedy form.
Although some could argue The Witches
of Eastwick and Harry Potter and the
Chamber of Secrets are on the lighter
side of spirituality or depth, they do
represent the basic principles of the seven
vibration in its more basic form.
Great examples of number eight power
struggles are: The Ten Commandments
(God vs Man), Jaws (man and beast), Jerry
McGuire (man vs work).
In My Best Friend’s Wedding, Julia
Robert’s character lets go of an old love.
When you listen to the lyrics of the theme
from Shaft, there is a nine-vibration clue:
“Who is the man who would risk his neck
for his brother man...Shaft. Can you dig
So there you have it, our brief exploration
on movie titles and how they translate into
numerological meanings. For those of
you naming projects, books, songs, now
you have a little guide to how numerology
can shape and influence the story that
is being put out there. May the force be
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Authentic Trust at Work
by Nan Russell
Trust is the most misunderstood word at work, resulting
in perceptions of broken promises and trampled
expectations. The new workplace currency of trust
is centered on authentic trust, which comes from
authentic people. Only when there is a commitment
to the relationship is authentic trust built. When mutual
commitments are delivered without concern for personal
advantage or attempted manipulation or control, trust
Consider these misunderstood truths about authentic
trust - the kind of trust that builds workplaces and ignites
1. Non-authentic, basic trust can be unrealistic, naïve,
foolish, or blind. Yet, many people still operate at work with
this simple kind of trust most of us started with as babies.
2. Mistrust is not the opposite of trust. Control is. Notice
where there is a lack of authentic trust and you’ll see
3. There is always risk when giving trust. Authentic
trust is an action developed through critical thought
and experience. It doesn’t deny the past or ignore the
possibility of future trust broken, either intentional or
4. Trust is a process. Authentic trust is not a screensaver
waiting in the background until it’s needed. Authentic trust
is a learned emotional skill. It involves an ongoing process
of relationship building, where the relationship is more
important than the outcome.
5. Trust is about people not things. People confuse trust
with “dependable” or “reliable.” Authentic trust requires
commitments made and commitments honored. It
necessitates decision, action, and response.
6. Trust is conditional. There are limits and conditions with
authentic trust. When we say we trust someone, there is
a presumed statement of conditionality. I may trust my
mechanic to work on my car, but I don’t trust him to do my
7. To get trust you must give it first. You may be loveable,
but that won’t get you love - loving will. As a relationship
process, authentic trust is no different. Contrary to popular
belief, trust is not earned. You start trust by giving trust.
Authentic trust, like love, is cultivated, grown, and nurtured.
We make it by what we do and how we do it. We make it
by what we say and how we say it. We make it by showing
up and being authentic. We make it by giving it away.
Troubling trends, discouraging statistics, sound bites
and attention grabbing headlines heralding distrust
affect our collective psyche, diminish our sense
of well-being, and reinforce the impression
Do You Have a
Conscious business is about people who are
aware of the impact each of their habits and
actions has on their environment (people
and planet). It is about individuals who live
their lives based on knowing that everything
is interconnected. It is about people who
know who they are, recognize their strengths
and weaknesses and desire to live and work
with joy, creativity and ease instead of fear
power and domination.
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that everyone from teachers to businesses to politicians
are not worthy of our trust. But let’s be honest about the
challenge. Trust is not just about corporate or political
America, it’s also about us in everyday America.
Consider these representative examples:
In a survey for CNNMoney.com 71 percent of participants
admitted to lying about money or keeping money secrets
In a Reader’s Digest Survey, 63 percent of employees
admitted calling out sick when they weren’t
In a CareerBuilder.com survey, employers reported nearly
half of the resumes received contained falsehoods
Reduced trust impacts relationships, bottom-lines,
innovative solutions, cooperative endeavors, and wellbeing.
You and I aren’t going to rebuild that broken trust,
but that shouldn’t stop us from replenishing the trust
deficits in own businesses, work groups, and relationships.
Here are some tips to get you started:
Start with self-trust. It’s hard to trust others if you don’t
trust yourself. Lack of self-trust is a precursor to distrusting
others. Can you trust your motives, intentions, impulses
and judgment The most important relationship you have
is with yourself.
Keep perspective. You can find examples of untrustworthy
people, broken promises, and trust-busting actions, but
perspective helps. Don’t extrapolate what you read or
hear to your workplace or community.
Check the mirror. When we denounce looters, but help
ourselves, to our employers supplies we share in the
accountability of dishonesty. But when our word or our
handshake is as good as a contract with those we give it
to, we share in the benefits of replenished trust.
Build a pocket of excellence. People work for people,
not for companies. No one needs permission to create
his or her own pocket of excellence founded on trusting
You may not be able to change your boss’s behavior
or the bosses above her, but you can influence the
environment of those you
work with and those
who work for you.
1 - aim to provide positive value in the domains of people, planet and profit.
2 - seeks to benefit both the external livelihood as well as the internal lives
of its shareholders and employees.
3 - seeks to minimize its impact on the environment.
The Aquarius Conscious Business page is currently looking to highlight
local conscious businesses. If you feel your business meets most of the
criteria described above, please send a write up of your business to us
and we will feature it in upcoming issues.
We are also looking article submissions.
Have your ad on the Conscious Business page. It is
important to let the public know of your efforts to put
people and the planet first in your organization.
Nan S. Russell, award winning speaker and author of Trust: The New Workplace Currency. She writes an insight column called
“Winning at Working,” and a life reflections column called “In the Scheme of Things.” She also blogs for PsychologyToday.com.
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SUNDAY CHURCH SERVICE
Atlanta Center of Self-Realization
Fellowship - 4000 King Springs Rd., Smyrna.
Meditation Service 10 a.m. Reading Service
11 a.m. Sundays. 24-hr. info. 770-434-7200.
Atlanta Unity - Sunday Services at 8:45a.m.
& 11:00a.m. Wednesday Evening Prayer
Service 7:00-7:30p.m., 3597 Parkway Lane,
Norcross 30092, 770-441-0585, www.
Center for Spiritual Living - Midtown
Sunday service at 11:00 am at the Academy
of Medicine, 875 West Peachtree St, Atlanta,
GA 30309 www.cslmidtown.com.
Drepung Loseling Monastery - established
under the Dalai Lama, an affiliate of Emory
University. At 1781 Dresden Dr. Atlanta, GA
30319 Free: Sundays: Guided Meditation 11
a.m. Call: 404-982-0051 or email: center@
Eckankar Center - Religion of the Light and
Sound of God. ECK Worship Service on first
Sunday each month at 11a.m. 2217 Roswell
Rd, Marietta. Children’s program Call: 770-
Hillside International Truth Center -
2450 Cascade Rd. SW, Atlanta, GA 30311.
Lessons in Truth, Aramaic Bible Study with
Bishop Dr. Barbara L. King, visit: www.
Inner Quest Church - Sunday service:
10:30 am. -11:30 am. Metaphysical Class
9:30 am. -10:15 am. Come Celebrate God’s
love! 770-521-2875. 12830 New Providence
Road, Alpharetta, GA., 30004. www.
One World Spiritual Center - Celebrating
One World, One Heart. Sunday Service
at 11:00 am. 3535 Shallowford Rd. NE.
Marietta, GA 30062. 678-214-6938,
Saint Thomas Christian Church - Sunday
services & attend our Celebration of Life,
Spirit & The Eucharist. 11 a.m. at the Karin
Kabalah Center, 2531 Briarcliff Rd., Suite
#217, Atlanta. Call 404-320-1038.
Spiritual Living Center of Atlanta - New
Beginnings Through New Thought - Services
9:30am. &11:30am. 1730 Northeast Expy
NEAtlanta, GA 30329. (404) 417-0008.
See slc-atlanta.org for more information.
Trinity Center for Spiritual Living - Create
Your Best Life & Thrive. Sunday Services
at 11:00 am. Weekly Consciuosness
Empowerment Classes, 1095 Zonolite
Rd. Atlanta, GA 30306. (404) 296-6064
Unity North Atlanta Church - Transforming
the world through love. SundayServices
at 9:15 a.m. and 11:15p.m. Wed.
meditation service 7:30 p.m. 4255
Sandy Plains Rd. Marietta, GA 30066
Unity Spiritual Center - Sunday Services
11:00 a.m. Classes Wed. 7:00 p.m. 3415
Stancil Rd., Gainsville, GA. 770-534-0949.
Take 129 to right on Lakeland, then right on
Charles Bridge Rd. and right at the Center on
Unity of Kennesaw Church - Putting love
into action. 11:00 am services are at Shanty
Elementary, 1575 Ben King Rd., Kennesaw,
Introduction - “Community HU Song” and
Special Spiritual Exercise,12:30 p.m. - 1:00
p.m. Eckankar: Religion of the Light and
Sound of God, 2217 Roswell Rd., Marietta.
Call 770-973-4001; www.eckankar-ga.org.
INNER QUEST - 7:30 p.m. Share in a loving,
supportive environment. Each evening begins
with a healing circle. Take a step closer to your
Divinity. Love offering. 770-521-2875.
MEDICINE BUDDHA PRACTICE 6:30pm -
7:15 p.m. Public talks on Tibetan Buddhist
Studies & Practice: 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. given
by monks and guest speakers. Call: 404-982-
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METAPHYSICAL STUDY GROUP - Healing
modalities, Book studies, Advisors, Full
Moon drumming circle. Call for this
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SOUL HEALING MIRACLES CLASSES -
Looking for clarity for your life path - every
Wednesday 7 pm-8:30 pm -Trinity Center for
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CALL 770-641-9055 OR EMAIL CALENDARS TO ADS@AQUARIUS-ATLANTA.COM
SPIRIT COMMUNICATION - 7:30 p.m. at
Harmony Place Spiritual Center in Roswell.
INNER QUEST HEALING NIGHT - 2nd
Saturday each month 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Experience Gods love through Reiki and
Energy Balancing. (Love Offering) 770-521-
2875, 12830 New Providence Rd., Alpharetta,
GA. 30004. www.innerquestchurch.org.
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THE “BIG PSYCHIC FAIR”- Harmony Place
- Saturday 10-6 pm & Sunday 12-6 pm -
Always the first weekend. The best Psychics
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The Center for Love and Light Upcoming Events …
One Hundred Voices: Stories
Yet Untold - A Digital Storytelling
Workshop with Anayanasi Ricketts
January 3 & 4 from 10:30-5:30pm
Foam Roller Class
with Corey Dobyns
January 10 at 8:30am
Spiritual Kids Support
and Development Class
with Jamie Butler
January 17 at 10am
1145 Zonolite Road Suite #7, Atlanta, GA 30306 404.815.4871
JANUARY Convenient 5 midtown location FEBRUARY at 1145 Zonolite 7 Road.
For a complete event calendar and pricing for venue rental,
FULL MOON TRANSMISSION
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MEDITATION provides a dynamic service
to the world and powerful personal spiritual
development. Introductory talk. Monday
January 5, 2015, 7:30 pm. Phoenix and
Dragon Bookstore Annex, 5505 Roswell Rd.,
Atlanta, 30342. Free. 404-680-7423
Our studio is now
available for rent
The Consciousness Quest
- Redefine Reality with Darshana Patel
January 26 at 7pm
The Center for Love and Light
is an oasis in the city offering
approximately 1,400 square feet
for classes, workshops, private
parties and more. The Center is
perfect for a broad range of
instructional classes because the
space easily morphs into any
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with Jamie Butler
January 16 at 8 pm
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QUIT SMOKING RETREAT IN THE
NORTH GEORGIA MOUNTAINS. Holistic
Counseling, Hypnosis, Stress Reduction,
Massage Therapy, Mindfulness Meditation &
Movement - Experienced Professional staff
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REIKI/ENERGY/HEALING CLINIC - Sunday
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm - Come experience
relaxation & rejuvenation. 20 minutes for $10.
All energy modalities are welcome. We serve
the community Call Keith at 404-829-4783
Looking to hold an event, class, workshop or party
We offer a beautiful space conveniently located in Atlanta next
to Emory University. For more information about amenities, dates
available and pricing please contact:
NESHAMA INTERFAITH CENTER: Yoga and
Meditation MIni Retreat.
Saturday, February 7th, 2015 - 10am to 3pm.
Two sessions: (1) Yoga Body-Breath-Mind-
Spirit Practices and (2) Science of Breath
and Pranayama. $20 each session, $30
for both. All are welcome - RSVPs to sue@
Check www.neshamainterfaithcenter.org for
TOUCH FOR HEALTH KINESIOLOGY
CLASSES. Learn muscle testing and touch
techniques to balance the body’s energy for
optimal health. Level II, February 14-15. Heal
Center, North Atlanta. 770-992-3914. www.
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Reuter Clinic of Chiropractic - Assisting you to a healthier state
of being. Dunwoody. 770-455-4547. www.reuterchiropractic.
Inner Quest - Full ministerial services available, including
weddings. 12830 New Providence Road, Alpharetta, GA
As seen on The Dr. Oz Show - Reconnective Healing. Melissa
Mintz, Energy Medicine Healer. In Person or Distance Healings.
I also facilitate Animal Healings. Credit cards accepted. 770-
517-2516 or http://melissamintz.com.
Reiki Energy Healing Clinic - Sunday, Jan. 25 . 1:30 pm to 5:30
pm. Experience a stress reducing, relaxing, and rejuvenating
non-invasive energy session that promotes healing and
increases your life force energy. The Center for Love and Light
- 1145 Zonolite Road, Suite #7, Atlanta. www.keithdykes.com/
Reiki- 3rd Sat. each month 10:00 am - 4:30 pm. Become a
Certified Reiki Practitioner in a one day class in Lawrenceville.
Class includes guided meditation, spiritual attunement, history
of reiki, and learning basic hand positions for treatment. $75.
Inner Quest - Cindy Fuller and Patrick Abent, Reiki Masters.
Treatments and classes available daily. 770-521-2875.
HARMONY PLACE - Have your next event or workshop here!
Roswell, GA, a large open room (30 x 40 area). Easy access to
GA 400, off exit 7-B, excellent restaurants and hotels in area.
Call: 678-524-9607. ATTN: Psychics and Healers! Hourly rates
Cindy Fuller - Master RoHun Therapist, Minister at Inner Quest,
12830 Providence Rd. Alpharetta. 770-521-2875.
Tree of Life Montessori School - Holistic education in
my home in Doraville for children age 3 - 6 yrs. http://
treeoflifemontessori.com 770-458-9955 Marla
Myst of the Wildwood, established & ethical Coven of Wicca
accepting Adult seekers for training. Our roots are Traditional,
Celtic & light Native American. Call: 404-723-7549 or
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Classes.
Sunday: Meditiation 10:30am. Gathering 11:00am. Weekly
discussions, classes for body, mind, and spirit. Metaphysical
gift shop, books, candles, and gemstones. Marietta (Austell &
“Dead Issues” Workshop. Completion with deceased,
internal experience, spiritual forces. Readings, channeling,
psychometry. Gratitude gift. Dates: Jan.8th and 22nd.
Registration 6:45 pm. Doors Close 7-8 pm. Synchronicity,
861 Holcomb Bridge Rd., Roswell. 404-200-5955.
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It’s Saturday night in Atlanta. The city vibrates with anticipation of the many events the night
holds in store. Myself, I’m heading down Memorial Drive to a place called WonderRoot for the 8th Annual
Homebrew Hootenanny, a yearly benefit for the Music Maker Relief Foundation. Arriving just in time, I make
my way into an unassuming house, the main floor of which has a library, computers, and several other
community resources contained within its rooms. I’m first greeted with the smell of a home-cooked buffet, the
scents of pulled pork, roasted vegetables, and mac and cheese filling my stomach with longing as I make my
way past several small groups of 20-30 somethings eating the delicious spread laid out in the main room.
Climbing down a narrow staircase into the basement, I am met with a packed room full of music lovers,
partaking in an excellent selection of donated local homebrews and jittery with excitement for the concert
about to begin. The music starts and I am lost, pulled along by the foot-stamping, thigh-slapping sounds of
some of the best folk music this city has to offer. The night begins with the bluegrass and rock stylings of Blue
Blazes, getting everyone’s blood pumping and toes tapping. From there, we are treated to the bluesy folk
lyricism of Hothouse Peaches followed by Appalachian bluegrass by the Shoal Creek Stranglers that would
make Earl Scruggs stand up and applaud. Lily & The Tigers enter next, uplifting the crowd with their indie folk
reminiscent of Nora Jones. The evening reaches its pinnacle as the headliner, I Want Whiskey, takes the stage
and the audience can’t help but dance and sway furiously to their modern interpretation of classic bluegrass
chords and rhythms.
As the concert finally ends, the audience slowly straggles out, music still melding with our minds and melodies
still drifting through our hearts. And, with all of the proceeds going to the Music Maker Relief Foundation, this
is a benefit surely worth revisiting year after year.
Facilitator & Trainer
20 years experience
by Christina James
Lily & The Tigers
Christina James, freelance writer and blogger, is a closet culture-vulture and appreciator of all things interesting.
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Your Inner Self
As a teenager, the phrase is constantly repeated to me, even
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I really am.
However, when I hear the phrase, I have to remind myself that I am not
the “me” society refers to. I am not my outward appearance, my grades, my athletic
abilities, or whatever role these characteristics might prepare me to portray. Instead,
I have to remind myself that the genuine essence of who I am is defined through my
soul; the only source of true authenticity in this inauthentic world. The soul is the purity
of the matter you come to Earth with, long before you are molded to fit into the puzzle
that constructs our society today.
In this world, it is difficult to be freed from the puzzle that we are unconsciously
trapped in, and a part of, because people do not even realize that society promotes
inauthenticity. To “be yourself”, one must look at his or her own identity. But how is
In our society, the people and the environment around you constantly influence who
you are. They determine the ideas and lifestyles that you are exposed to and the range
of options you may have for learning what you like or don’t like, what you want, or
what you believe. So in our society we must rely on one another to “be yourself.” The
concept that most people mean when they say, “be yourself” then, is not truly who you
are in the inside.
That is why we must refer back to the authentic source – the soul – to explore our
higher selves and get to know identity at a more profound level. Although some of us
know that we are not our human body and instead are beings from a much greater
level, it’s easy to become wrapped up in the human experience.
We might not realize it, but we are all unconsciously lured by the desire to fit in.
Sometimes this can go unnoticed, as we become accepted as members of a group
that shares similar perspectives. In the process of fitting in, we often relinquish our
individuality. We become like the people we are surrounded by. We absorb the
group’s beliefs and values, allowing our personal views to evaporate over time.
So “be yourself” is inherently limiting since “you” are molded through cultural
influences that can contradict the true self. “Be your self” is tainted with limitations and
restrictions. This is why we must constantly ask ourselves, “Does the outer match the
inner Am I being myself, my true self Or am I striving to
conform, to fit into the cultural pegs”
To truly be yourself is to honor your soul, your higher self.
Look within versus outward to explore who you really
are. When you find yourself unexplainably joyful and
peaceful, you are on the path to authenticity. And on this
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To Be Or Not to Be
That is the Authenticity
“To be, or not to be, that is the question…”
Hamlet’s words resonated in my soul as
a disillusioned and frustrated teenager.
Now, nearly thirty years later, I have a
greater appreciation for the seeds of
consciousness embedded in this insightful
soliloquy. Who is Hamlet conversing with
in this monologue Himself Yes. We
all talk to ourselves, right I had no idea
how profound the notion of conversing
with oneself could be in understanding
authenticity, until many years into
Take a moment to tune into the voice in
your head. If you ask, “What voice” That’s
the voice. Keep listening. Are you present
to the chatter “What chatter” it may ask.
That chatter, that voice. “What is she talking
about” Yes, that’s what I’m talking about…
the voice that asked the question. Tuned
Although this voice is ever-present, many
of us have not yet fully distinguished its
existence. It’s always there. Always talking
to us. Always asking questions. It’s the
voice in our mind that sings useless 1980’s
song lyrics on a Monday morning at work.
It’s the voice that occupies the quiet with its
narration of what’s happening, what might
happen, or what has happened. It judges
what the person next to you is wearing. It
tells you you’re having a fabulous hair day.
It whispers how you will never live up to
your potential. It keeps you up at night
worried about tomorrow’s presentation. It’s
like a mother that won’t quit with its advice.
It has you weigh all options for any situation
until you’re so confused you can’t make
a decision. The voice in your head is the
soundtrack of your life. It just won’t stop.
And we are listening to it, knowingly or
I realized I had a nice co-dependent
relationship with the voice. She tells
me the things no one else has the
guts to tell me. She tells me I’m
not really worthy of love. She
tells me I’m not the great
mother I could be. She tells
me I’m looking pretty good but I
need to lose these last 10 pounds.
She’s a brave voice, she is. And I
appreciate her frankness.
But I like to keep her in line. So I like
to do some affirmations to redirect
her attention and tone. “I love myself
for all my perfections and imperfections
for I am a creation of God.” I give the
voice positive direction. I reprogram
the voice. I change my thoughts to
change my life. I dictate what the
voice tells me.
But wait. Who is the “me” What the voice
tells me Huh Who is “the voice” and who
is “me” If the voice tells me something, I
must be other than the voice. If the voice is
telling me something, I can’t be the voice.
I communicate with the voice. Therefore,
logically, there are two entities. There is “I”
and there is “voice.” There is the voice that
speaks and the I that listens. Hmm… so I
am separate from the voice.
Ah, Hamlet was on to something! What is
the door to authenticity Realize you are
not the voice; you are the observer of the
voice. Ego is the voice. Authentic, divine
Self is the observer.
You see, the voice’s job is to help you make
sense of the world, to align it with how you
deem it should be. Its job is to defend
and protect this perspective. It continually
recreates the world in your mind with its
chatter because you can’t control the real
world. So it regulates what you perceive.
The voice deletes, distorts, and generalizes
all the information you take in to match its
viewpoint. It filters, justifies, or challenges
what doesn’t fit. It makes you feel validated
in your viewpoints and beliefs. This
ego-based approach is inauthentic. It’s
disconnected with the divine Self.
Authenticity in our lives and the world
emerges when we become aware of and
release this false self, perpetuated by the
voice. In this letting go – the dying off of
the ego and the voice – we give space for
the emergence of the divine Self.
Take it from Hamlet and be
in the inquiry of “To be or
not to be.” But, allow the
death of the ego.
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– A Work of Fiction
Meet Bobby. Bobby is an awesome being.
But Bobby isn’t exactly like you or I. Bobby
was born inside a giant. And because
of indescribable forces, he’s lived inside
that giant ever since. He is not the giant
but given he dwells within, he’s able to
communicate directly with the giant. He
sees, hears, and feels everything the giant
does. It’s actually a beautifully symbiotic
relationship, well, at least it used to be.
As Bobby was growing up, he and his
giant were the best of friends. His wonder
of the world outside ran rampant, and his
giant always listened and as a result shared
his wonder. Many of the things Bobby
wanted to say and do, the giant did. It was
a wonderful and peaceful time in both their
lives. The giant had never been so happy
to have his very best friend living inside
him, able to communicate and listen to him
at any given moment. Whenever he faced
a hard choice, he would always consult with
Bobby to ensure he made the best decision
for himself. As a result, Bobby felt one
with his giant, experiencing everything he
wanted in the world without ever actually
stepping foot in it.
But one morning Bobby woke up to loud
talking. Actually it was more like yelling.
Arguing. It was unlike anything he had ever
heard before. It wasn’t the gentle voice
of the giant he had come to know and
love so well. As he explored his dwelling
he came upon two new tenants in his
giant. They were arguing back and forth
with one another…suitcases, luggage,
boxes, papers, and trash strewn all around
them. They were yelling so loudly at each
other and over each other, there’s no way
either heard or understood what the other
was saying. Bobby couldn’t get a word
in edgewise. It was only by straining to
understand what their argument was about
that Bobby was able to pick up their names:
Fear and Fit In.
Brothers the giant had allowed to move in.
Both were extremely unfortunate looking
and the epitome of rude. Neither made
any attempt to introduce themselves even
though they saw Bobby standing outside
their door. Eventually Fit In strolled over,
still yelling over Fear, gave Bobby a horrible
stare and shut the door in his face.
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Bobby was crushed. Why would his best
friend allow these…things…to move in with
him Without even consulting him His
giant had always consulted him…about
every major choice in his life. Fear and Fit In
were so loud he could barely even hear the
voice of his giant anymore and vice versa.
As time passed, and the awful brothers
remained making themselves more and
more comfortable with every passing day,
Bobby’s friendship with his giant began
to deteriorate. His giant no longer relied
on him to help with tough choices. He
had began listening to Fear and Fit In
instead. For the life of him, Bobby could
not understand why. No matter how hard
he tried listening to them he could never
make out what they were saying. To Bobby,
it was just noise. Incessant noise. They had
taken this terrible hold on his giant and no
matter how hard Bobby tried…how loudly
he yelled…he couldn’t come through to
the giant over the distraction that was those
Bobby had dreamed of growing old with
his giant. Helping to create a beautiful life
for both of them. Exploring the best the
world had to offer, never forgetting that
sense of wonder and adventure that drove
him. But Fear and Fit In changed all that.
When he looked outside into his giant’s
world now it was safe. It was mundane. It
was ordinary. It wasn’t nearly filled with
the level of wonder and intrigue he knew
it should be. He hardly recognized it
anymore. It was nothing like the place he
and his giant had created when they were
younger. And now Bobby was forced to
listen to the idiot clan day in and day out.
All he could do was hope for the day when
he would awaken to see them gone…
evicted. And hope he did. Every single
day. Relying on his unwavering love and
belief in his giant to keep the course.
Bobby represents authentic self. We all
have an authentic self inside us. That little
voice that attempts to guide us through
life. As we grow older, this voice can grow
fainter and fainter if we allow fear or a
sense to ‘fit in’ overwhelm and take hold. I
challenge you to fight those forces. Keep
your doors closed to them. Don’t allow
them to take permanent residence inside.
Allow your authentic self to continue
propelling you through the life for which
Great question. The spiritual culture is
already an anomaly to the standard way
of living, but even in a progressive culture
there is always room for thinking outside
of the box. It is easy for us spiritualists
to accidentally box ourselves in while
attempting to explore a more positive,
exciting, and grounded way of living
because happiness is the most convenient
and raw drug on the market. It is addicting,
and many of us have craved bliss for a
long time, it is our incontestable birthright.
A birthright that, for many, has been
ignored and suppressed for centuries.
Now that consciousness is sweeping the
western world like some type of infectious
fashion trend, it is significant we, as a
metaphysical culture, remain conscious of
Consciousness is merely the mind’s
awareness of itself and the world, yet
many spiritualists adopt a much broader
approach to the term, and believe
consciousness is defined as the ascension
of suffering. Although suffering can be
transcended when a certain understanding
of love is embraced and experienced, I
do not believe this is the single intention
behind the word consciousness. My
definition of consciousness is as follows:
awaken to the suffering with in.
It is sort of hard to ascend suffering if you
are ignoring it. In our spiritual culture the
ascension of suffering so often becomes
the prevention of suffering, and with
this approach to life we are ignoring the
humanity, the finite part of this earthly
We are depriving ourselves of the organic
wonder etched between the fine lines of
emotion and release. Some of us deprive
“The spiritual and self-help community seems to revolve
around joy, bliss, excitement, happiness, etc. I am noticing
there is minimal focus on our darker sides, and to me, it
appears that this is what needs to be looked at and healed
most in humanity. Turning a blind eye and repressing things
like jealousy, guilt, and anger don’t feel like the right thing to
do, so what do you suggest” ~Michael L.
Ali is practicing spiritual vulnerability
in a culture that craves invincibility,
amidst a fragile world.
emotion from existing, while others can’t
seem to let it go. The key, as always, is to
find balance in the chaos.
Intense emotion is suffering, and emotion
is energy in motion. If we are courageous
enough to surrender ourselves to energy
in motion (emotion) then the energy will
pass through our psyche like the nice
little storm it has been all along. However,
if we deny the emotions our human
body wishes to experience, then we are
denying a little piece of ourselves. It is
human nature to feel emotion, even if
such emotion is extreme or unbearable at
the time. Let the ‘shadow’ or ‘dark side’ of
you shine, that is- let it exist. Don’t shame
the pain. Open your heart up so wide that
even the darkest of fears fall in love with
the light. And the light is you. At the very
core you are love, love participating in the
human experience so don’t be scared to
jump in to this life and embrace emotion.
“Your eye’s must do some raining,
if you’re ever gonna grow.”
~Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes
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