ROSEMARY’S EXPLORATION: Start with ‘We Are All One’

You’ve heard that ‘seeing is believing,’ right? The truth is that ‘believing is seeing.’

What you believe becomes the lens through which you view everything.

What do you believe? Let’s start with the folks around you, your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, the community, your country. Are they all ‘others’ to you? How about people who live on the other side of the world? The other side of the political spectrum? The other skin colors? The other religions?

The more we focus on ‘otherness’ the less we understand about who we really are as individuals. Yes, we have separate physical bodies, but we are all one. We are all one big organism called ‘humanity’ on Earth.

Even the teachings about how we are all connected are trying to explain a concept that goes deeper than that. We Are All One. There really is no separation.

If you’ve heard anything about new science, quantum physics, you’ve probably heard that science understands that particles that seem to be discrete and individual somehow seem to know what other particles are doing without a connection network to transmit that information. (Or, at least, a connection that we can describe and understand at this time!) But if the particles (individuals) are all a part of one organism (consciousness) then maybe they don’t need a communication network. They just ‘know’ what is known elsewhere.

Now, for humans, this can get trickier because we like to think that we are unique individuals and we LOVE the word ‘mine’! From the time we first figure out what that word means, as toddlers, we use it to lay claim to what we perceive is ours, without regard to what anyone else wants. Just ask a toddler to care that you want to play with that toy that they’ve declared is ‘mine’ and see how far you get!

Grownups can evolve beyond this narrow vision of ‘mine’ into ‘ours,’ if they try. We learned to share in kindergarten, we practiced being a sibling or a couple or a family member or a community and we learned about the concept of ‘for the good of all.’ Not everyone, though, has embraced that concept.

In the midst of an election in a democracy, like the US, we hear all sorts of rhetoric and, sadly, lies. Everyone running for office claims to have the solutions for every problem. We often hear fear-mongering to get you all riled up about holding onto what you claim is ‘mine’ vs sharing with others, the concept of ‘ours.’ To back up these claims there are often statistics or stories that are concocted without a basis in fact.

The little toddler inside each voter reacts with that old idea of ‘mine’ and can be blindly led down a path that causes them to vote against their own best interest because they are so focused on ‘others’ trying to take what is ‘mine’ that they forget to analyze, calculate, do the research and educate themselves.

Start with We Are All One. Everything really is connected, so connected, in fact, that it is One. We can share. Just as we learned in kindergarten, it is okay to take turns, to share, to participate together so that everyone is taken care of.

Not only do we have privileges as human beings on Earth at this time, we also have responsibilities to each other and to the Earth. In a democracy, citizenship includes being educated and caring about others who share this democracy with you. As Earthlings, we share the planet with many others and so we have a responsibility to care for and about the Earth.

Get out the glass cleaner and clean off the lens through which you are looking at the world. Start with We Are All One!

ROSEMARY’S THROWBACK THURSDAY VIDEO: The Cycles of Life: Promotions, Breaks, Lessons

The theme this week has been about breaking through fear and finding all the things we have to celebrate. Life proceeds in cycles: sometimes we do have fear come up; we look for the lesson inside the fear; we “graduate” and step up from what we learn; then we take a break and celebrate our achievements!

My video today from 16 months ago is about these cycles. Enjoy the reminder to take a break and celebrate!

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Have a beautiful day preparing for Halloween!

Choose to Celebrate! – Richard’s Commentary

The press does a great job of getting us into fear. This word is the center-point of Rosemary’s post. It seems, especially since 9/11, that there has been a deliberate campaign to keep us fearful. Call me a conspiracy theorist if you will, but think about it; watch the news (FOX or MSNBC) and listen for the undercurrent, the focus of the articles, the energy of the reporters or anchors. What is your sense?

Now, I don’t even want to go into the motivations for this, if there even are any. Sensation sells. And if the commercials on news channels are any indication then the news is all about selling. And maybe it’s that simple.

The key point here is we have choices. We can choose to listen and believe everything we hear on the news. If we do there is good reason for fear! Ebola is big in the news with a handful of people here in the US who have come down with the virus and one unfortunate death. But it is well controlled, contained and the chances of an epidemic here are next to none. So why all the frenzy and controversy? It sells; it keeps us tuned in. We have a choice – to tune out!

I am not suggesting a total “news fast” here, although there are many, including some of my esteemed teachers, who recommend avoiding the news, all media for that matter! I do limit the amount of news programming I watch and I watch with a very critical eye and ear, looking at the underlying story, motivation, nuance. And most importantly I choose how to react.

That said, if you ask Rosemary she would say I often over-react at the nonsense that is being spouted and reported as news.  Maybe that’s my choice!

Here’s the key to Rosemary’s Exploration:

There are a lot of fear-mongers who would invite you to feel fear. There are a lot of situations in the world that, when focused on, will generate fear. There are, though, a lot MORE situations that invite us to celebrate.

Rosemary goes on to list many, even down to the functions of our bodies, the meals we eat and the air we breathe. Do you celebrate your stomach for taking care of the meal you just ate?

One of the methods I choose while practicing Qigong is the “inner smile” made popular by Mantak Chia. As my practice winds down and I begin the closing breathing and self-massage, I go through my inner organs in my mind’s eye and thank them with a smile! This is my way of celebrating my health, my body and my physical life. Fear, bad news, horror stories of violence and greed will not give me ulcers. I smile to my stomach and offer my thanks and praise for the awesome work it does!

And if that sounds too weird to you, then choose other ways to celebrate. Maybe it’s your safety record as a good driver. Maybe it’s a fabulous accomplishment by you or a family member. Look for the good news from the simple, everyday successes to the complexities of technology that allow you to read this half-way around the world, instantly.

As Rosemary concludes:

Celebrate! You are reading this. Fear reminds you that you have forgotten to celebrate what’s good, what’s going well. Choose to focus on celebrating and let the fear take a back seat. There’s always something to celebrate, even if it’s just that next breath that you take!

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ROSEMARY’S INSPIRATION: Choose to Celebrate!

My “Two-Minute” Video for this Week: Choose to Celebrate!

ROSEMARY’S NEWS

solar eclipse-10232014How did you like the New Moon/Partial Solar Eclipse of October 23? Everybody I talked to seemed to be going through major transformation during this week! We can go with the flow or resist, but change is happening and I think it’s more comfortable to go with the flow, don’t you?

The Sun is now in Scorpio so we are ready for Transformation with a capital ‘T’ and the eclipse catapults us into big change, ushering in the new and inviting us to allow the old stuff (things, relationships, beliefs) to be released. The good news is that Mercury, that planet of communication, stopped appearing to move backward (retrograde motion) and turned around to move forward again on Saturday, October 25 at 3:17 pm Eastern Daylight Time. The end of Mercury Retrograde periods usually means we can communicate without snafus and our emails might actually arrive at the intended recipient’s inbox! Something to celebrate!

I’m loving the cooler weather of Autumn and enjoying having no air conditioning or heating on in the house. There is something special about watching the animals prepare for winter – birds at the bird feeders, squirrels at the bird feeders, finding the bird feeder under a tree (raccoons taking off with the bird feeder) and seeing geese flying south for the Winter.

To help you plan your Autumn schedule, and because holiday calendars start to fill up early, here are a few upcoming events that we are holding in Maryland:

November 18 and December 11The Oracle Speaks, where I channel important messages from The Divine Feminine. The October 15 session was AMAZING!!! It was so much more than just information to be listened to – it was a transmission of energy to be experienced. I’m sorry if you weren’t with us live but the recording is available for purchase here Oracle Recording Several of us have listened to this multiple times and continue to get value from the guidance we received. This message will help you to get out of fear and understand who you really are and what your Purpose is.

I highly recommend adding this audio to your library. And join us for the November and December eventsso you can get the messages while they are being delivered. These are times of transformation. Get the help that is being offered as you shift to a higher level of consciousness for your life. You can join us via your computer or telephone so you don’t have to come to Maryland! (You can choose to join this even if you are in Maryland.) Each evening is a separate event. You may attend either or both. More Information and Registration

December 13Possibilities Playshop – It’s here again!!! Time to explore the possibilities for your 2015, have a very fun time creating your personal Possibilities Playbook, and hang out with some fun folks as you create your vision, clear some blocks, meet your guide, and leave with a Playbook to help you through the coming ‘moonths’ (Moon Cycles). I guarantee you will have some laughs and do some good work. It’s scheduled for 10-2 but each time we’ve done this folks want to hang around longer. Get more details here and reserve your spot early: Possiblities Playshop

Where’s Rosemary?

November 1 and 2 – A Community of Transformation (ACT) is presenting 2 events with Ashana playing her amazing and transformative music with crystal bowls and her angelic singing. I serve on the Board (Co-Creation Council) of ACT and we are very excited to be bringing Ashana back to Annapolis, Maryland for these events. You can check out the details and get tickets at www.actannapolis.org

December 5-7 at the Practice Building Breakthrough Event in LA with Christine Kloser and Brian Whetten. (Oh, and since our new little grandson is also in LA, we’ll be visiting family – woo hoo!)

Get ready to celebrate Halloween next week!!!

ROSEMARY’S EXPLORATION: Choose to Celebrate!

You are always at a point of choice about how you will respond to a given situation. The way it works is: an event happens, you have a knee-jerk reaction, and you respond. When you are living a conscious life, you pause after that knee-jerk reaction and CHOOSE how you will respond.

Life happens. Stuff happens to and around and in us. We have natural tendencies to react in a certain way. Your first response might be anger. It might be fear. It might be to blame someone else. It might be to assume that it is your fault. There are lots of ways that you can react to a stimulus.

But you CHOOSE the way you will respond to that stimulus. If you allow your unconscious mind to make the choice, it will choose to operate under the same strategies from which your knee-jerk reaction arose.

However, if you give yourself a chance to pause, you will have many more options for choosing a response.

There are a lot of fear-mongers who would invite you to feel fear. There are a lot of situations in the world that, when focused on, will generate fear. There are, though, a lot MORE situations that invite us to celebrate.

But do we focus on celebrating or on fear?

The chances are very slim that you will ever contract the Eboli virus. And, yet, many people are hysterically afraid of this disease which is, admittedly, not a fun thing to have. It is, however, very difficult to contract this disease. But you are certainly hearing a lot about it, often with an undertone of fear.

Now think about all the things that are going RIGHT with your body, right now, in this moment, as you read these words. You have molecules and atoms and cells and tissues and organs that are all functioning without your conscious mind having to direct the show. Air is going in and out of your lungs without your conscious effort, unless you choose to focus on your breathing.

The last meal you ate is digesting itself without your focus. You can reach for a drink of water without having to consciously fire off every muscle involved in the action. Your eyes and brain are working together to make sense of the images you read on this page.

In other words, there are a whole lot of reasons for you to celebrate your body!

Are you feeling fearful at the moment about something that hasn’t happened yet?

Allow that fear to invite you into celebration of something that IS HAPPENING in this present moment. Get into gratitude for things that are working the way you want them to work. Think about the volunteers around the globe who are selflessly serving others right now.

Think about the Sun rising every single morning without your assistance. The things that you worry about are possibilities that haven’t materialized yet. Even if you have a fear based on something that has already happened, is that fear leading to the resources to make the optimal choice of response or is it constricting your vision so much that you can’t see any other possibilities?

Celebrate! You are reading this. Fear reminds you that you have forgotten to celebrate what’s good, what’s going well. Choose to focus on celebrating and let the fear take a back seat. There’s always something to celebrate, even if it’s just that next breath that you take!

ROSEMARY’S THROWBACK THURSDAY VIDEO: The Big Shift is Coming!

The theme this week has been about the changes, transitions and transformations we are all experiencing. We are in the middle of “The Big Shift”! Today’s “throwback video” is from January when I talked about the coming “big shift.” Well, now we are in the thick of it. And you still have time to adjust, to realize we are in transition and take the steps needed to move smoothly through to the Transformation!

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PS: If you would like some additional support during this transition time, the message I channeled from The Divine Feminine on October 15 will provide you with guidance and wisdom from this realm. You can purchase the audio recording from my website: TheScientificMystic.com

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