Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Dharma

     Why am I here. What is my purpose in life. What is it I love to do. What do I do, when time slips away, hours seem like minutes, because I am so immersed in what I do, I become the moment. That is your Dharma, or your purpose. Every single one of us has a talent or unique gift that can be used to express the universe.
     We look at those we admire; Deepak Chopra, Sandra Bullock, Stephen Hawking, Oprah, Alex Grey, Venus Williams, Stephen King, Beyonce, Dalai Lama... They are living their Dharma. They are doing what it is that makes them happy.
"My actions are aligned with the cosmic law. Om varu nam nama."
     How do I know what my Dharma is? It is realizing what it is you are happiest doing. It could be gardening, painting, writing, music, acting, number crunching, playing a sport, cooking, healing...it is leaning in the direction of your dream, welcoming and accepting your dream, for that is your steps toward living and becoming your Dharmic dream. The Dharma is asking yourself, how can I use my unique gifts to help myself and the world. How can I serve? Don't ask yourself what the world needs, ask your self what makes you come alive. The universe is calling you right now, pick up the phone : )



Tuesday, August 9, 2011

"Something is happening here, what it is ain't exactly clear, there's a man with a gun over there, telling me you got to beware... there's battle lines being drawn, nobody's right if everybody's wrong..."

Astrology: Mars has squared Uranus, in opposition to Pluto and very loosely squared to Saturn too. In other words we have a re-activation to the grand cross or a T-square. Mars transiting Cancer (home, family, those things and people we hold dear to us) squared and irritating Uranus in Aries (war, military action, alpha instincts taking charge). In short, crisis and anger. Not so surprising given world wide headline news. Mars in Cancer is the reluctant warrior, knowing something must be done but how far should I go with this?
There is so much anger and fear around the world. I have been feeling it in my personal life too, and ask the question: What do you do with your anger? This is not a simple question. So many people are cut off from feeling real rage. We submit to social morals and play nice while the anger boils away in our gut. We may even fear our own power, afraid of what we might do if the rage boils over. To be constructive with our anger I guess we should ask ourselves; how can I be constructive with my anger and rage, what exactly is it that I am angry about (really pinpoint it) and then ask yourself how exactly can I resolve this situation that angers me so?
I know that this is the peaceful way to approach anger, but I also have to ask; what if there is nothing you can do about it without getting yourself fired from your job, or losing your family and friends over speaking your truth? It is a true quagmire, for me anyway, and probably for many people around the world. How do we get what we want and need to feel nurtured, without screwing yourself or someone else... just asking.