Keep it Simple – Richard’s Commentary

I was finishing up the week’s laundry just now and found a single tiny gray sock in the dryer. Tristan was reaching out to say “hi” to me! Yes, Tristan and his parents are back in LA after a wonderful weeklong visit with us here on the east coast. But he is still here too, his little fingers wrapped tightly in our heartstrings!

As grandparents it is certainly easy, very simple, to be in love with a three-month old grandson. For the week he was here he was the priority. Our world revolved around him and the to-do lists were forgotten.

What if every week was like this? Why can’t they be?

This is the point of Rosemary’s message – they can be! It is a matter of choice.

Here’s her key point:

Let LOVE drive your to-do list. Focus on what is important to your soul, to your purpose, to your heart. Don’t wait for an emergency to arrive to show you where your priorities lie. Make a conscious choice that you will focus on what really matters and put LOVE at the top of the list.

Last week with Tristan here, love dictated our to-do lists. Today he “dropped his sock” in my life to remind me how well last week flowed. Oh, we got everything done: we had a good time with the visitors, got the Friday MuseLetter out on time, threw a birthday party for our daughter-in-law Friday evening. And our son when leaving for the airport said he checked off everything on his list he wanted to do during the visit!

Yes, it is easy to love a grandchild, to put them first on the list and make choices that are always in their best interest. This approach can be applied to everything in life with a bit of focus.

Can we make our to-do lists while focusing on love? That is not always easy. There are things that we “should” do, even “must” do that are difficult to love. I don’t love taking the garbage and recycling out to the curb every Sunday night. But I do find myself shifting my thoughts to keeping the house clear and smelling good for my family; chore turns to act of love in a small way. Who loves filing their taxes every year? But I do shift my attention to this chore as part of running our shared business, which I do love.

Shift the focus, change the intention, look to the deeper purpose in each task on the to-do list and find a way to love it. This is the heart of Rosemary’s message.

Keep it simple. Choose LOVE. Focus on what really matters and it becomes very simple to choose.

And I would add: find something to love in the chores that must be done.

It is that simple!

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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

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 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!

Get Ready for the Big Shift! – Richard’s Commentary

You’ve been hearing about this “big shift” from Rosemary, many others and me for a long time. We talked about it leading up to that momentous pivot point of the Winter Solstice of 2012. And we have been talking about it for more than a year since that point. Is it coming? Is it here? And most importantly:

Are you excited about taking a quantum leap forward in your life?

I am excited! And I do sense this is the time. Rosemary says this:

Now is the time! The world around you is showing you in not-too-subtle ways that you have turned the corner into the place where you are facing the biggest shift of your life. Are you willing to shift?

But notice something here: she is not talking about something on the outside; this is not necessarily a change that is coming at you. She says, “you have turned the corner.” Indeed we have all turned a corner and we now have to embrace what we have generated.

This “change energy” is an internal potential. The calendar has little to do with it other than to focus our attention and intention on a specific time. Yes, there are many factors pointing to this time as important: a Mayan calendar change, a rotation of the wheel of the Zodiac through to a new sign, other calendars, other potential physical shifts in galactic space, even a potential shift in the Earth’s magnetic poles.

But the shift Rosemary and I are talking about is a shift in consciousness. Yes, this shift may be influenced by one or more of these external factors. But, the important shift comes from within. This is a shift in awareness. This is a shift in who we think, and feel, we are as conscious beings.

So, the question of being ready does not motivate building a bomb shelter, stocking the basement with a year’s supply of food and water, getting all of our affairs in order or preparing in some physical way for impending earth changes. Preparation is an internal check-in; it is a matter of preparing our bodies, emotions, minds and spirits for the next phase of human evolution.

If you are reading this post you are a “cultural creative”, you are on the leading edge of expanding human consciousness. And you are key to this coming shift!

How do you get ready? That may be a personal question you must answer for yourself; you are likely already preparing, may even be fully prepared. Here’s what I’m doing:

I am meditating more – more frequently through the day and for longer periods of time. I am reading through the Kalachakra Tantra Rite of Initiation by His Holiness The Dalai Lama and Jeffery Hopkins. I am practicing yoga and qigong. I am practicing the six Transcendent Perfections of Buddhism (as best I can). I am attending to my body, speech and mind. And I am planning to attend the Kalachakra Initiation of 2014 in Ladakh, India this July.

I may not be ready for the “big shift” but I am “being the big shift.” I am practicing what I can to be prepared. And I am excited!

The Moon is new today at 4:38 pm Eastern Time. This marks the end of the old Lunar year and a shift into the Year of the Horse. I feel the energy gathering and galloping in. I am as ready as I can be for this shift and the bigger shifts to come.

I hope you are ready with me!

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ROSEMARY’S EXPLORATION: Get Ready for the Big Shift!

Are you ready? Are you prepared to shift? Are you excited about taking a quantum leap forward in your life?

Now is the time! The world around you is showing you in not-too-subtle ways that you have turned the corner into the place where you are facing the biggest shift of your life. Are you willing to shift?

Or are you feeling a bit scared and wishing you could turn around and go back to the way things were?

Think of a baby in the midst of the birthing process. What if the baby decided to turn around and stay inside Mommy? It might be thinking, ‘I don’t know what’s out there so I think I’ll just stay here where it’s comfy and warm.’

That is what you do when you choose not to grow, when you opt out of your next quantum leap, when you try to keep things just as they are.

It is easy to look around for the quantum leap when everything feels as if it is falling apart in your life. This is the point at which you might as well leap because there is just nothing for you if you stay stuck where you are. It is more difficult, though, to leap when things seem to be going smoothly and you don’t want to take a chance on ‘rocking the boat.’

Ah, that’s when the quantum leap is most powerful, however!

You are always at a point of choice about your life and how you will live it. You can always choose to resist the tide of change and remain stuck where you are, not doing the personal growth work that is available to you. But this choice takes so much energy that you will exhaust yourself and still be stuck. Why choose this?

When you decide to GROW you face a field filled with possibilities that beckon to you to leap in, choose a path, try it and decide to stay on that path or choose another one to try. When you fully participate in life and go for the quantum leap, even more possibilities will open up before you.

That’s how possibilities work. If you feel as if you are looking through a narrow field into choices that look like ‘either-or’ choices, one or the other opportunities, then it is your field of view that needs to change first. There are always possibilities, even if you cannot see them in this moment. There are plenty of possibilities that are the ‘and’ kind, the ones where you can have this AND that. But if you only look through the lens of ‘either-or’ you will miss all the other options!

This is a time filled with great potential for each person on Planet Earth. The energy field is shifting. The magnetic field, the poles, the very Planet herself – all are contributing energy to support you in making your Big Shift.

We are in the Center of the Milky Way Galaxy, looking out in every direction at the rest of the Galaxy. Where would you like to leap? You have the power to move forward in any direction.

Shift and leap. Examine the possibilities in 360 degrees around you. Reach out beyond the first ones that you see and look for the possibilities that might seem to be just beyond your reach. Make bodacious claims for yourself about who you are and who you can be.

Shift. It is a choice and there is an amazing world of possibilities just beyond your view. Leap into it!

ROSEMARY’S INSPIRATION: The Big Shift is Coming!

My Two-Minute Video for this Week: The Big Shift is Coming!