ROSEMARY’S INSPIRATION: Take Stock

The video for today’s post not only has a message for you to consider it also announces that my husband, Richard, and I are taking some time to reflect. We are “taking stock” of many things during Solstice time, as the light here in the Northern Hemisphere dims and we retreat inward. With the Sun the MuseLetter and this blog will dim for a time.

My “Two-Minute” Video for this Week: Take Stock:

Have a wonderful holiday time!

ROSEMARY’S NEWS

ngc6670Happy Holidays! And what is your focus for this last month of 2014? Take stock – of your health, your relationships, your work/job/business/career, your family, your living environment. In the midst of the holiday festivities, ask yourself if you are feeling fulfilled by your choices in your life.

That is what Richard and I are doing this December. We are taking stock and you will benefit from this. My focus for 2015 is ‘Relationships’ and I am especially intent on deepening my connection with you, in deep gratitude for your being a part of RosemarySpace.

Thank you for joining with me on this journey. Whether we know each other intimately or you have never met me in person (and it is always fun to meet one of you after you have been reading these letters and posts for awhile!) I appreciate your presence and your energy. You contribute to RosemarySpace. I meditate and bless you. You are part of a community no matter where you live.

And I want to make sure that we serve YOU in 2015. So we are taking a ‘holiday hiatus’ from creating these MuseLetters and Blog Posts while we take stock.

Meanwhile, I will continue to see private clients during December (remember that the special offer for a Reading by Rosemary ends December 31! – reserve your spot with an email: rosemary@TheScientificMytsic.com and the Winter Solstice Possibilities Playshop is on December 13. Join us in Severna Park, Maryland for that FUN event and create your own Playbook for the coming New Moon to Full Moon cycles. Plan to take a break in the holiday activities for yourself on Saturday, December 13, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Learn more about the Playshop here: Possibilities Playshop

Are you ready for the longest night of the year, Winter Solstice? This signals the retreat cycle of the seasons and I invite you to plan some time to go inside and ‘take stock’ – do the inner work, slow down the to-do’s and focus on some ‘to-be’ time. Just as the seasons invite us to follow Nature in her rhythms, I invite you to follow your own biorhythms and take care of yourself this Winter.

There is a Full Moon on Saturday, December 6 at 7:26 am Eastern Standard Time (EST). The Sun is in Sagittarius and the Moon in the opposite sign of Gemini. All the planets are aligning to help us face our fears, examine our shadow, decide whether to stay the course or change directions. Now is the time to ‘take stock.’

The Winter Solstice occurs on December 21 at 6:03 pm EST followed closely by the New Moon in Capricornat 8:35 pm EST. This is the optimal time to set new intentions. There is a blast of cosmic energy that accelerates our evolution.

It’s time to ‘take stock.’ Go inside. Do the inner work. Retreat. Have a wonderful holiday season! See you next year!

Where’s Rosemary?

December 5-7 – Practice Building Breakthrough, Los Angeles. In addition to attending the seminar, we’ll get another dose of grandbaby Tristan while we’re there! Woo Hoo! (Plus we see our friend and hairdresser in Santa Monica – a long way to go for a haircut, I know!)

December 11 – The Oracle Speaks to the Community – last one before the start of 2015! Join us for the message where we tune into the energies and guidance for the coming year. Details: The Oracle Speaks

December 12 – I AM: A Celebration of Life with Dale Allen Hoffman and Bob Sima. This is an ACT (A Community of Transformation) event in Annapolis. Please join us! Info at ACTAnnapolis.org

December 13 – Possibilities Playshop – Plan for 2015 and have a lot of fun creating your own Playbook! And if you join us for The Oracle Speaks on December 11, you’ll know from The Divine Feminine the energies you’ll be working with in the coming ‘moonths.’ (We already have some fun people registered so you’ll be in good company!) 10:00 am – 2:00 pm EST. Details: Playshop

Remember, I love and bless you every day!

ROSEMARY’S THROWBACK THURSDAY VIDEO: You are an Alchemist!

During this post-Thanksgiving week we have been exploring Thanksgiving and Transformation and how they do truly go hand-in-hand. Today’s video from a little over a year ago speaks to how we are agents of Transformation for other people. Be grateful for the power you have, as alchemists, to transform the lives of so many! And we are grateful for you!

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THANKSGIVING TRANSFORMATION: Richard’s Commentary

The title of Rosemary’s post of her poem, Butterfly, holds deep meaning in itself. Thanksgiving and Transformation aren’t words that go easily together, but if we give the pair a bit of thought there is more there.

We are now moving well into the last month of 2014. All the turkey trimmings are gone or put away. Is your sense of “thanksgiving” also put away with the November decorations, thrown out with the bones of the bird? Or do you practice gratitude all year long?

Rosemary’s second butterfly in her poem says: “Nothing is static. Nothing stays the same. The only constant is change.” Can we be grateful for every change? Can we look at every change as part of a greater transformation as explained by the third and smallest butterfly? This is the challenge the poem presents. It is the every day, small changes, moment to moment, that generate the transformations of our lives. And gratitude every day, moment to moment for those small changes leads to “thanksgiving transformation.”

Can you hear the vibration that rings between these two words? There is an echo between them, they are “light shadows” – we are thankful and we transform; we transform and we are thankful – every day and in every way. Thanksgiving Transformation is a state of being – continuous gratitude for the continuous state of change we experience. Thanksgiving Transformation is Life!

There is another pairing of words the squirrel of the poem brings to us: Presence and Preparation. These set up another vibration, the echo between being present in the moment, experiencing it fully, and being prepared for the next moment, that moment of change. It’s almost asking that we exist in two states at once; the dynamic about being prepared for tomorrow’s change while being fully present today is the challenge.

butterflyAnd this dynamic, this vibration is present in every breath, every heartbeat. As we inhale we breathe in appreciation, gratitude, thanksgiving for everything, especially the change of our body chemistry with the intake of fresh air. As we exhale we prepare for the next breath, exhausting the stale, used up air and the byproducts of our metabolism.

From the smallest change in our body chemistry, moment to tiny moment, to the great transforming changes in our lives, day-to-day, year-to-year, we are blessed. At the microcosmic level every moment is a miracle. And at cosmic scales, the beauty of the remnants of a supernova, as just one example, pictured here, are mind-boggling! I am in constant thanksgiving for all of it and all the blessings. I may not always be prepared for the coming changes, transformations, but I can truly give thanks for them!

Thanksgiving Transformation. You can’t have one without the other!

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ROSEMARY’S INSPIRATION: Start with Gratitude

My “Two-Minute” Video for this Week: Start with Gratitude

ROSEMARY’S EXPLORATION: Thanksgiving Transformation

A little something different for this week. A poem for you!

BUTTERFLY

A butterfly flits back and forth
Then back and forth again
Before my face
And perches gracefully on the grass at my feet.
It says, “I am the symbol of change. Accept me.”
“That’s funny,” I think.
I had just been thinking about what the future would bring.

Another butterfly, smaller than the first,
Flits by my face and settles on the grass at my feet.
“After each change comes the next one,” she says.
“Nothing is static. Nothing stays the same. The only constant is change.”
“OK, I get it,” I think.

A squirrel joins us, posing on the fence post to look at me and says, “Prepare.”
Now I’m wondering if all of Nature is conspiring to get a message to me.
Have I wondered overlong about the future and forgotten to be fully present in this moment now?
Am I somehow blocking the changes to come by not preparing today for whatever tomorrow brings because I refuse to focus on today?
Am I lost in concern for a moment that hasn’t happened yet while missing the gift of the moment at hand?

I start to walk back into the house
And the third butterfly appears, identical in markings to the other two but tinier than they.
She says to me,
“It is not mere change that we represent.
It is TRANSFORMATION.
Right now, right here, IN YOU.
Be blessed and IN-JOY.”
I get the message.

©Rosemary Bredeson
September 19, 2007