Evolve Your Light – Richard’s Commentary

As I was writing my Morning Pages yesterday it came to me that I want to go deeper with Qigong. Why? I had raked leaves the day before and loaded 15 bags from the front yard – heavy work. As the evening descended my muscles and joints began to remind me that I am older than I think. But I did some breathing and reminded my body that I practice Qigong; all the twisting and pulling motions of raking leaves is not unlike certain Qigong moves I make in practice. In fact I was very mindful of these motions as I raked.

Last year when I raked leaves from that front yard I ended up with stiff muscles in my back for a week afterward. This year I woke up the morning after and felt great. So, I raked more leaves ahead of the East Coast storm we are enjoying today. There is no question in my mind that my body practices are keeping me younger in body than my age in years would indicate.

My plan is to Evolve My Light, or I could say “Evolve My Qi” and take further steps down this path of growth. Why? Here’s how Rosemary answers this question:

Now, at whatever your current age is, those souls are looking to you for your light to shine on the path that you are sharing. How do you shine your light? By living your soul’s purpose, by being the light that you already are.

“Those souls” are everyone in my community. They include you, dear reader. My “soul’s purpose” is to build community. And my approach is to build community around Qigong. Qi is Life Force; it is Light; it is Love. By continuing to go deeper with my Qigong practice I am answering the call that Rosemary reminds us we are here to do.

I am reading some excellent books on Qigong and Taiji. And I am putting the word out I am looking for deeper instruction. At this time I am between classes that I have been teaching because I am feeling this call to go deeper before developing my next series of classes. Naturally I always learn more by teaching as well; a new class will be offered early in the New Year.

What form does your light take? How are you “Evolving Your Light”? This is the most important question you can ask yourself! Why?

YOU are in charge of the development and evolution of your own consciousness. No one around you can do it for you. You were not born to find answers and then stagnate. You are here to learn the next thing, to study, to grow, to evolve.

Never stop. There is no end here, no bottom to the deeper!

I am grateful to Rosemary for this important reminder! Enjoy your “gratitude day” tomorrow as we celebrate Thanksgiving here in the US.

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ROSEMARY’S NEWS

supernova glareHappy Thanksgiving! This is the week in the US where our thoughts turn to Gratitude, at least for one day, and we look around us at the number of blessings for which we feel grateful.

Thank you for being a part of RosemarySpace! I am full of gratitude for you and look forward to sharing time with you as we move forward in our personal and group evolutionary processes.

If you saw last week’s MuseLetter or post here last Tuesday, you saw the video with our grandson, Tristan. I am grateful for my wonderful family. We enjoy being together and get together as often as we can. This is one of the reasons I am so happy to be back in Maryland where most of the family lives. It’s just FUN!

My gratitude list is too long to write everything here, but I wanted to start you thinking about what you have in your life that you are grateful for. You will probably get a lot of emails this week whose theme is ‘gratitude.’ The only one that is important is the one that you write from your heart to yourself, letting you become aware of all that you have in your life for which you can express gratitude.

Thank the Sun for coming up. Be thankful that you can receive this blog post and all those other uncensored emails. Find something each day for which you are thankful. It’s a good practice.

And if you are in Maryland consider joining us for The Possibilities Playshop on December 13 so that you can explore more possibilities to manifest in the coming months. All the details are here and spaces are filling fast (we like to keep the Playshop intimate and so limit the number who can attend). Be sure to take advantage of the Early Bird Discounted investment! Details and Registration

There was a New Moon in Sagittarius on Saturday, November 22 at 7:32 am Eastern Standard Time (EST). New Moons, when the Sun and the Moon are together in the sky, at the same degree in a sign, indicate the start of a new cycle and this one is at the start of the sign, Sagittarius (in the first degree, for you astrology students).

According to The Mountain Astrologer magazine, ‘Sagittarius is the sign most associated with discovering the meaning of life and our role in it.’ Are you ready to begin a new cycle of living your purpose? Can you commit to evolving your consciousness and shining your light more brightly?

What have you learned over the Summer and Fall that you are now ready to put into action? This is your call: Clear the blocks and limiting beliefs. Get the personal work moving along. Know your purpose and commit to it.

If you’ve been meaning to schedule a private session to get this work going, or just to check your progress, then now is the time to take advantage of the special offer that closes down at the end of the year. You can have a half-hour reading with me to get some guidance for planning for 2015 and to see where you are in your process.

I will not be offering half-hour sessions again so, if you would like to invest in a ‘check-in’ session before the end of the year, please send me an email at rosemary@thescientificmystic.com. I still have some slots open.This is the best holiday gift you can give yourself! Get ready for 2015!

Where’s Rosemary?

November 27 – THANKSGIVING WITH THE FAMILY!

December 5-7Practice Building Breakthrough, Los Angeles. In addition to attending the seminar, we’ll get another dose of 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 11The Oracle Speaks – 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 and Registration

December 12I 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 13Possibilities 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 and Registration

Happy Gratitude Day!

Be Your Brightest Self! – Richard’s Commentary

Rosemary’s article and post this week continues this conversation about “being the light.” I have heard her and the multiple “sources” she channels say many times “you are the light of the world.” This is an easy phrase. Many of us have heard it most of our lives as quotes from the New Testament of Christian Bibles. Jesus frequently said this about both himself and his followers.

But when that simple phrase is closely considered it is not necessarily the easiest concept to embrace! In particular here is one challenge Rosemary throws out:

And when you are having a bad day, do you seek the light within yourself or do you try to pull others into your bad mood to commiserate with you?

OK, I don’t think I try to pull others into my bad moods. But I do have them. And when I am in a mood that is not necessarily of the lightest variety, do I seek the light within? Not always! Do you know what I mean? Are there moods you experience that are dark but you want to stay there, to feel them, to wallow for just a bit? There’s a soothing quality to these moods sometimes.

But consider others around you. I have to pull this notion toward me first when I am in one of my moods. Now that I’m retired I “work” at home. And, yes, it is actual work to keep two businesses going. The point is I am home, with Rosemary, a lot. We do have a big enough house to spread out and go to separate rooms. However we are frequently and often together; our moods rub against each other. It is much easier and more pleasant to reach for the light, even when I am in the darkest of moods – it’s only fair!

How do I do this? As I’ve written many times I have lots of practices to move my moods around: body practices include Yoga and Qigong and I do one or both almost daily. My mental practices include reading, research and my “morning pages.” My “pages” are the quickest way to shift my mood. I enjoy writing anyway; to write about my moods is a sure way to dig in to them, sift through them and finally shift them. Some of my page writing begins quite negatively. But by the end of the third page they always end on high notes! I don’t even know how this works, but it is true. It’s a wonderful practice, for me, and the reason I’ve been doing it for years now.

My spiritual practices include several forms of meditation. But it is difficult, for me, to meditate when I am in a mood. The mood needs to be shifted first. I need to “seek the light within” first and be in that space of light in order to still my mind. But there is one Koan meditation practice that does work; I’ve written about it here before. It is to simply ask the question “what is this?” when the mood insinuates itself enough to be recognized as “a mood.” The question is answered and then repeated several times until the root cause is revealed. It works. You might wonder at first if this is more like a mental practice, but as the questioning and answers move deeper the process does become meditative.

You may ask “why go through all this; moods change eventually.” Hopefully for most of us this is true enough. But here’s what Rosemary says about the “why”:

Your purpose on Planet Earth is to be your own Sun, to shine your light. Those around you are looking to you to shine. They need the light of your love and warmth as much as they need the Sun’s. Who are you to withhold that light from them?

It starts inside. We need ourselves to be lights for ourselves! And this radiates out to those closest to us. And it continues to radiate out to the neighborhood, the community, everyone we encounter from store clerks to friends, from family to strangers (friends we just haven’t met yet). Imagine if we all knew this purpose and became “suns” for everyone else on the planet!

For one thing we’d all have shining eyes – and that would be something to smile about!

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ROSEMARY’S INSPIRATION: Why Am I Doing This?

My “Two-Minute” Video for this Week: Why Am I Doing This?

ROSEMARY’S NEWS

reflectionnebulaGoodbye, Leo! Hello, Virgo!

As a Leo baby I celebrate my birthday the whole time the Sun is in the sign of Leo. (OK, WE celebrate since my husband, Richard, and I both have August 2 birthdays!) And now we have a new Leo grandbaby who will join us every year in celebrating this Sun sign. The Sun moved into the next sign of the zodiac, Virgo, on Saturday, August 23 at 12:46 am Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

Virgo is the sign of details and orderliness. Leo might have given us grandiose ideas and Virgo gives us the systems to get those ideas into practical form. I’ll bet that it was a Virgo who came up with the idea of ‘Fall Cleaning’! Time to get organizing.

As a help for navigating these times, I will be channeling The Divine Feminine onWednesday, August 27 at 7:00 pm EDT at The Oracle Speaks event. Set your mind at ease in this troubled world by learning where the Light is. Wouldn’t you like a glimpse into the coming energies and what we can do to prepare for and handle them? These events are always packed with information and wisdomand, when you attend either in person, online or via phone, there is a Q&A period so you can ask your personal or general questions. Read more about The Oracle Speaks event here and register for THIS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27 AT 7:00 PM EDTThe Oracle Speaks

And if you’re ready to clear some of those negative thoughts and limiting beliefs, remember that the New Moon is a great time to focus on what you DO WANT to bring into your life, so start creating space for the NEW! I am still offering the special investment for a reading to get you pointed in the best new direction. Email rosemary@TheScientificMystic.com if you’d like to explore a private session.

New Moon is today, Monday, August 25 at 10:13 am EDT. This is when the Sun and the Moon meet up at the same degree of the sign of Virgo and the Moon is barely visible in the night sky. For the following 14 days the Moon grows and helps us to attract growing things into our lives. Make a plan for what you will be inviting into your life as the Moon grows to Full this time.

A word about Transformation: a lot of my clients are seeking their Next Step, which is what we focus on in the mentoring/coaching work that we do together, but I’m seeing these days huge transformations as individuals align with their Life Purpose and take steps to manifest that Purpose in the World. It’s so exciting! Remember that personal growth work is the best gift that you can give to your loved ones, to your work and to the world. Peace and Transformation don’t happen in the outer world until we bring them about in our inner world. Shine your Light from within and you will Light up the whole world!

Happy New Moon day!

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Our newest family Leo, Tristan

Our last days for the Sun to be in Leo! This is our birthday sign (Richard & I are Leos) so we continue to celebrate. I hope you do that for yourself, too. Don’t confine your celebration of your birthday to just one day! How about the whole time the Sun is in your sign? Or the whole month? Our family has a lot of Leos, including the newest member who was born 3 ½ weeks early so he (our latest grandbaby) could be a Leo, too. (Here’s his most recent picture!)

Did you ever wonder about babies who are preemies or late ones? How about the ones where Mom labors for days before delivery? My mom was in labor for 3 days before I was born and, in my natal astrological chart, my Moon is at 0 degrees Cancer – I was waiting to have a Cancer Moon! My granddaughter did the same thing to her mother, although labor only went into the second day. There’s something that the soul knows about this lifetime that is reflected in the astrological configuration of the Solar System at the time of one’s birth. The new astrology teaches about the lessons to be learned and the resources to learn those lessons as they are shown in the chart. It is a fascinating way to learn about yourself.

And Scientific Hand Analysis teaches that your handprints give you a lot of information about how you process data, how you relate heart and mind, what your Life Purpose is, where your Blind Spot is, and a whole lot more.

I would love to help you learn about yourself and show you how many tools you can use to help you to Live Your Richest Life!

The place to start is to come to the Possibilities Playshop in Severna Park, Maryland on Saturday, September 20th, meet your Guide(s), create your Playbook, and get ready for the coming ‘moonths’ where you will learn to relate the cycles of the Moon to what is happening in your life.

These Playshops are great fun and some wonderful people gather around the table to play at them. We limit the number of attendees so that it can be an intimate, in-person experience here in Severna Park. I hope you’ll join us as we shift into Autumn – come play with us on September 20! Here are the details: Playshop Link Register early to take advantage of the Early Bird Investment level!

If you can’t share the Playshop with us in Severna Park this time, then tune in for The Oracle Speaks on Wednesday, August 27 and learn what The Divine Feminine have to share with us about the energies of this time. I will be channeling a general message and then attendees can ask questions, both general and personal.We’ve been getting some amazing information at these events so I encourage you to be live with us: in person in Maryland, online via videoconference, or by telephone. I don’t know what we will learn but it will be relevant and important! Here’s how to register: Oracle Speaks Link

Remember that self-knowledge improves all your relationships. Focus some attention on delving more deeply into who you really are. And working on yourself is working on your relationships, your business, your finances and your life!

Have a great week of discovery!

ROSEMARY’S EXPLORATION: Know Thyself – Tools for Self-Knowledge

How well do you know who you are, really?

Of course, you know your name, your physical history, where you were born, etc. You might know your Sun sign to look up a horoscope in the newspaper. You probably know your parents’ names and your grandparents’ names. But who are you, really?

Do you know your thinking style? Do you know where your attention goes when you are presented with a situation or event? Do you know your Life Purpose, your Life School and your Life Lesson or Blind Spot? Have you examined your limiting beliefs? How about those negative self-talk thoughts you carry around with you? Are you clear about your values and your priorities?

I could continue the list but it is too long. There are so many facets to a human being, so many aspects to the personality, that we often think we are simpler beings than we really are.

And what is true for you is true for everyone around you.

For example, you have a certain learning style. Most folks are visual learners. They process information by seeing it. Have you noticed that you remember something better if you see it written than if you just hear it? That’s because your preferred learning style is visual.

Some people are auditory learners. They need to hear material so that they can better learn and remember. For these folks, just seeing the written word isn’t good enough – they need to also hear it spoken or to speak it aloud themselves.

Now if you are a visual learner, you use phrases that reflect this, like ‘Do you see what I am saying?’ or, ‘How does this look to you?’ If, however, you are an auditory learner, you resonate better with language that reflects hearing, like ‘Did you hear about this?’ or ‘How does this sound to you?’

Can you see/hear how this difference can impact communication between two people?

This is only one example of how important it is to know something about yourself.

What about other tools for self-knowledge that give you more detailed information about your tendencies and inherent energies? Astrology. Numerology. Enneagram. Myers-Briggs. DISC. Scientific Hand Analysis. Chinese 5-elements. Your Chinese astrology star number. There is a long list of ways that you can understand yourself more deeply.

Have you explored tools to help you understand where you are coming from? What about where others are coming from? Do you value the differences in how people approach learning, or life, or do you expect everyone to see things as you see them? To listen and to hear exactly what you hear? To feel the way you feel?

Remember that:

All Love Flows from Self-Love.

To love another you must first love yourself. Learn more about yourself and love it all. There is nothing better about one Enneagram type over another, but the more you understand about your tendencies the more conscious you can be about choosing how to respond to stimulus as it is presented to you. One Astrological chart is as good as another but they can carry very different lessons for the person to learn.

I can often shift a person from feeling conflicted to being more peaceful simply by pointing out how differing human beings can look at the same scene and describe differing points of view. This is most beneficial if you know your own point of view first.

Explore tools for self-knowledge and get to know yourself better. It can change your life!