AFFIRMATION
Today I share all with others, and that energy renews my supply ten fold

MEDITATION

  Feel Blessed When You're Feeling Good - and Be Graceful When You're Feeling Bad


The happiest people on earth are not always happy. In fact, they all have their share of problems, low moods, disappointment and heartaches. Often the difference between a person who is relatively happy and one who is unhappy isn't how often they have low moods, but instead it's what they do about these low moods. Their reactions to the disappointments and let downs in life is what counts. How do they relate and respond during these fluctuating mood changes?

Most people have this backwards. When they are feeling blue, they may roll up their sleeves and go to work, or throw themselves into a project to feel busy. They take these low moods quite seriously and try to figure out what's wrong and analyze it all. They may try to force themselves out of this low state, which will tend to compound the problem rather than relieve it or solve it.

When you observe peaceful, relaxed people, you find they are feeling good and that they are grateful. They understand that both positive and negative feelings come and go, and that there will come a time when they won't be feeling so good. To happy people, this is just fine, and it's the way of the flow of polarities of this planet we live on. They accept the inevitability of passive feelings. So, when they are feeling depressed, angry, or stressed out, they relate to those feelings with openess and wisdom. They don't fight their feelings and panic simply because they are feeling bad. They accept these feelings as a part of life, and know the mood will soon pass. Rather than stumbling, fighting or feeling bitter about their negative feelings, they are graceful, allow them, and feel okay with grieving or airing their frustrations. This allows people to come gently and gracefully out of these negative feelings into strength and a positive state of being. Some of the happiest people I know get into a state of low feelings from time to time. The difference here is that they are comfortable with these low moods, and understand them. It doesn't seem to throw them off too much because they know that in time, they will be happy again. Then it all becomes "no big deal".

The next time you're feeling bad, rather than fighting it, try to meditate. See if, instead of panicking, you can be graceful and calm. Know that if you don't fight these negative feelings, if you can remain centered and graceful, they will pass away as surely as the sun sets in the evening. Simply take some deep breaths and do the Louis Hay mantra, "I am safe, it's only change."

Think of Ammachi, and meditate on the Yellow Daffodil, one of the first flowers of Spring. You are looking at this delicate flower from afar, as something outside of you. Then bring it inside your heart center and know that it grows within your heart, as is Amma, always! The petals of the Daffodil are slowly opening as you chant your mantras to the Divine, opening to receive the golden warmth of sunshine and power from above. There is a light within each heart as well music coming to you from the Daffodil, the flower of spring. The light from above and the light from the Daffodil blend as one...as you swoon into the bliss of Divine Love

 

The Sun has entered ARIES

Symbolized by the Ram, Aries initiates the energies following the Vernal Spring Equinox. Regardless of your personal Sun-sign, play the role of the pioneer and chieftain, the leader in unknown waters, as Aries represents. Imagine yourself to be a seed in the ground of Spring, sprouting as a dynamic vessel of life, reaching upward to absorb the powerful rays of the Sun. Spontaneity, assertion, and a great love of adventure are natural expressions of Aries. However, steer clear of immaturity, selfishness, and reckless pursuits. Aries is the first of the three Fire Signs, with a flair for the dramatic, but fatigue and rushed energies can extinguish even the strongest flame. Remember that energy and persistence and a progressive Spirit can unlock the magical creativity of your mind.

It is your turn to play the role of trailblazer and courageous leader. Just as feelings of spontaneity and the love of adventure come to life at this time, creating long-term goals and in-depth analysis are alien factors. Be daring when launching new projects, and remember to begin after Mercury goes forward, April 15th. Keep mental burn-out and temper tantrums under control. Remember that the passions of Aries can consume your vital energy in a blaze of self-destruction or empower you into electrifying success.

Based on the Rune (Breakthrough) and Animal (Dragonfly), April 2018 brings a time of reaping what you sow. If you have been working hard, this month brings in some rewards. There may be some situations or issues you have to walk away from, as well as some relationships that will improve this month. Be on guard, as Mercury is retrograde for the first half of the month. Anything new may not last, but enjoy it while you can. Don't sign any contracts or leases this month, because change is sure to upset the agreement. Some more winter weather is possible as April opens, as  well as throughout  Canada and Europe.

From: Medicine Cards by Sams & Carson, published by Bear & Co.

ANIMAL: DRAGONFLY

Dragonfly - breaks illusions,
Brings visions of power,
No need to prove it,
Now is the Hour!

Know it, believe it,
Great Spirit intercedes,
Feeding you, blessing you
Filling all your needs.

Dragonfly medicine is of the dreamtime and the illusionary facade we accept as physical reality. The iridescence of the Dragonfly wings reminds us of colors not found in our everyday experience. Dragonfly is shifting color, energy, form, and movement which explodes into the mind of the observer, bringing vague memories of a time or place where magic reigned.

Some legends say that Dragonfly was once Dragon, and that Dragon had scales like the Dragonfly wings. Dragon was full of wisdom, and flew through the night bringing light with its fiery breath. The breath of the Dragon brought forth the art of magic and the illusion of changing form. Then Dragon got caught in its own facade. Coyote tricked Dragon into changing form, and the shape of its new body became like a Dragonfly. In accepting the challenge to prove its power and magical prowess, Dragon lost its power.

Dragonfly is the essence of the winds of change, the messages of wisdom and enlightenment, and the communications from the elemental world. This elemental world is made up of the tiny spirits of plants, and the four elements of air, earth, fire and water. In essence, this world is full of nature spirits.

Dragonfly comes into the vibration of April 2018, which brings us a full harvest, but a warning to watch out for contaminated food products. It is time to give thanks for the food on your table and the clothes on your back. On the psychological level, it may be time to break down the illusions you have held that restrict your new actions or ideas.

Dragonfly medicine always beckons you to seek out the parts of your habits which you need to change. Have you put on too much weight? Are you smoking heavily? Have you started to look like a scarecrow? Do you oversee someone else's life to an interfering degree? Have you tended to the changes you have wanted to make in your own life? If you feel the need for change, or a move, call on Dragonfly to guide you through the mists of illusion to the pathway of transformation.

Follow Dragonfly to the place inside your body where magic is still alive, and drink deeply of its power. This strength belongs to you. It is the power of becoming the illusion. Creating your reality means you see it, believe it, become one with it, and then the reality is there. This innate ability to manifest and transform is within all of us and is ever-changing with the knowledge that you are the one creating it all!

APRIL CRYSTAL — Diamond - Clear Quartz

Diamond — Enhances brain functions. (ArieS rules the head). Aids alignment of cranIal bones. Breaks up blockages in Crown Chakra, as well as the personality. It is a Master Healer! Dispels negativity. Purifies the physical and etheric bodies. Reflects will and the power aspects of God. Enhances full spectrum of energies in mind/body/spirit. Brings alignment to the Higher Self. Creates abundance, innocence, purity, faithfulness.

 

Clear Quartz — Enhances the crystaline properties of the blood, body, and mind. Activates and enhances the pineial and pituitary glands and stimulates brain functions. Creates emotional balance. Amplifies thought forms. Has a full spectrum of energy and activates all levels of consciousness. Dispels negativity in the energy field within the environment. Receives, activates, stores, transmits and amplifies energy. Excellent for Meditation. Enhances Higher Self and inter-dimensional communications with Spirit Guides. Cleanses and clears all Chakras, enhancing the color vibrations in each one. Dissolves and removes emotional blocks to growth, progress and success.

RUNE OF THE MONTH

BREAKTHROUGH

Dagaz is the final Rune belonging to the Cycle of Self-Transformation. April of 2018 will mark a major shift or breakthrough in the process of self-change, along with a complete transformation of attitude, 180 degree turn. For some, this transition is so radical that they no longer continue to live the ordinary life in the ordinary way.

Because the timing is right, the outcome is assured, although not from the present vantage point, predictable. Rely now on inner trust, although the moment may call for you to leap, empty handed, into the void. Confront and vanquish your refusal to allow right action to flow through you. In each lifetime there comes a moment, when, if recognized and seized, transforms the course of that life forever. With this Rune - Breakthrough - your warrior nature reveals itself.

If Dagaz is followed by the Blank Rune, the magnitude of the transformation might be so total as to portend a death, the successful conclusion to your passage.

A major period of achievement and prosperity is introduced into your life with this Rune. The darkness is behind you; daylight has come. However, as always, you are put on notice to be mindful not to collapse yourself into the future or behave recklessly in your new situation. A lot of hard work can be involved in a time of such transformation. Undertake it - and do it joyfully.

 

 

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This has always been the section for Healing Requests. Through the power of group prayers, healing take place spontaneously. You can be of help to many others, as well as your loved ones, with one minute of silence at 7:30 pm EST every Sunday evening anywhere in the world. With a prayer for the recovery of health, universal energy is sent out to any and all who send in their prayer request. What is needed is the name and birth date of the ill person, along with a diagnosis, if possible. What are you asking to be lifted? When you place your request in the Healing Circle of Light—located in our Prayer Room, – know that as soon as you make your Prayer request and Healing request – you will begin to see positive results!

(We have had thousands of responses. Keep the Prayers going for all concerned!)

 

STARGAZING FOR ARIES 2018

Dandelion in 3 piece mirror representing the past, present and future

Discover the secrets of your Astrological Sun Sign, Moon Sign and Rising Sign and read them all together, for monthly guidance and direction.

ARIES

The April 15th New Moon in Aries brings unusual and unexpected things. Mercury reverse its direction and moves forward. Five days after mercury goes direct is the best time of year to purchase that lottery ticket or take that risky gamble. Start something new, Begin a relationship, promote your business, learn something unknown to you. Fingers crossed as you watch with joy everything begin to manifest.

The April 29th Full Moon in Scorpio brings a time to avoid dark or dangerous people, places, or things. This is a time of transformation. Look deeply at your goals, think and plan, then take action to get a lot of work done.

Mercury retrogrades on March 22nd through April 15th

THE PERSONAL SIGNS

ram Aries (3/21 – 4/20)

. If someone accuses you of rushing or intimidating them in April, step back and think about why you are angry, Aries. On April 15th Mercury turns direct and there’s a New Moon in Aries. This will be a big day for you. Should you charge forward and act on your instincts or wait a day or so. Advice: Take a deep breath and sleep on it. All will work out as it should.

bullTaurus (4/21-5/21)

April brings the time to kick back and relax, especially mid-month. Take time to enjoy events related to music or art. At month’s end, don’t give up on an argument and storm off into the sunset. Take time to look at another’s point of view.

twinsGemini (5/21-6/20)

April brings old friends and lost loved ones back into your life. If someone owes you money and has not repaid you, remind them after the 15th. This time they’ll hear you and get busy paying you back. The end of April brings romantic choices. Time to interview for the position of your “significant other.”

crabCancer (6/21-7/22)

April brings an urgent time with relationships. You need to work on either repairing a relationship or cutting the ties that bind. It won't be easy, because this time the Universe is playing for keeps. Don’t think gifts, think heartfelt thoughts and how much you miss them. If you need some help and advice, be brave enough to ask for it. Hang in there career-wise. At least until mid-May,

lionLeo (7/23-8/22)

April brings work and little free time. You may be thinking of settling down, finally. What could be better than a warm, loving soul mate who adores you to spend time with? The higher-ups show you recognition at month’s end. Impressing them will be like a walk in the park.

virginVirgo (8/23-9/22)

April brings restrictions with your free time. Work is intense. The good news is that you’re being considered for a promotion. It’s amazing what a nice lunch or pleasant getting-to-know you chat can bring.

scalesLibra (9/23-10/22)

You’ve been putting your nose to the grindstone lately, Libra. If you have some days for time off, be sure to take them. Don’t fight it. You’ve earned it and you know it. The Full Moon at the end of March asks you to open your eyes to your relationship for what it really is. It’s time to be practical. Is this good for you. Take a step back and assess the situation while Mercury is retrograde. You’ll have your answer once it turns direct.

Scorpio (10/ 23-11/22)

. The sarcastic Scorpio pulls an April Fool’s joke on someone. Just make sure it’s fun for everyone and not mean-spirited. If you’ve been wanting to tell someone how much you care, now is the time to sit them down, look them in the eye, and start talking. A project you want to move along may hit a delay or roadblock at month’s end.

Sagittarius (11/23-12/21)

April is the perfect time for adventure, especially if you’re happily attached and looking to spice things up. Saturn helps you to understand and get a grip on your finances mid-month. Authorities will be easy to talk with. Begin to develop your need to negotiate, Sag. Someone comes along at month’s end that could be a new love or platonic friend. It’s up to you. Just a little warning here that they could become habit forming.

Capricorn (12/22-1/19)

. Finding time to relax or play in April could be tough. Try to kick your shoes off every now and then to enjoy the close family members around you. Financial deals go smoothly but don’t sign anything until after Mercury goes direct on the 15th. Thinking about adding a new pet to the family?

Aquarius (1/20-2/18)

April brings a break with time away, perhaps over the Easter weekend of April 1st. If you’ve met someone new, take advantage of every lul and slow-moving window to get the show on the road. If you feel depressed at month’s end, tell someone. A friend is willing to listen and could prove very helpful.

Pisces (2/19-3/20)

April brings you a charming out-of-towner to get to know. The qualities you admire in them are their spontaneity and willingness to take risks. Enjoy the time, but don’t get too used to their being around, much less attached. Watch your plastic as April progresses. Be cautions and pause to think. After all, didn’t you just wreak havoc with finances last fall? Easy Pisces!

 

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