My family is my foundation.
MEDITATION FROM THE HEART
Every heartbeat is God’s name to me. Every breath of life is ecstasy. Every night is bliss and I awaken in your company. Then dawn plays a symphony revealing to me my personal reality. Every life is a living God to me. Every thing is an expression of God’s personality. Every kiss is God’s romance and every love is embedded in God’s originality.
I hear, breathe, sing and speak of God. Each day your plan reveals it’s universal truth. From the past to the future, connected, is how each day shall be. Speaking thy name, I will dwell on you eternally.
May God grant me Health, Protection and Guidance.
AUGUST brings vacation time and a plan for new beginnings. It’s time for your prosperity to begin. Based on the Rune (The Self) and Animal (Dolphin) chosen as the vibration – August, 2013 brings a time for you to open to meeting new friends and exploring new organizations. On the practical level, this is good for removing clutter and getting organized. Remember to see the bigger picture of your life now, and not get sucked into the fear-based viewpoint. Relax through the long, hot August dog days and visualize your dreams, make notes as how to make them happen, and then move forward as fall begins, a few weeks from now. You are creating a new reality, and that means that the old paradigms must be released, bringing you to a new plateau, so that by early September you’ll be well on the way to a brand new life style.
The Sun has entered LEO
The fiery sign of LEO has an inside track on love, power and the Universe. One of the best routes you can take is heart-focused meditation. Anything you can do to enhance the purity of your ideas and creativity will bring you rewards. Developing and using your creative abilities creates an energy flow within you that triggers that same flow to others when they encounter the work you have done. Music, acting and temporal forms of artistic expression that involve an audience as you create, brings you an especially potent technique. Engaging in sports activities brings joy and enthusiasm and at its best, brings playfulness to both spectators and players. Taking on a leadership role will challenge you to bring forth your best, Leo. Working and playing with children can also trigger spontaneity within for the benefit of everyone involved. Children respond the best when someone is able to touch their minds and hearts to draw them out. Their relative openness, especially when young, will allow you to open your heart as well. No matter what you do, if you realize that by giving to others you give to and improve yourself, you will always be on the right track.
From: Medicine Cards by Sams & Carson, published by Bear & Co.
ANIMAL—THE DOLPHIN –Manna
Dolphin…breathe with me
The breath of the Divine,
Manna of the Universe,
In Oneness we entwine
Dolphins speak to us of the breath of life, the only thing that human’s cannot go without for more than a few minutes. We can live without water for days and without food for weeks, but oxygen is the source of our sustenance. Within the breath we encounter the rythm of energy that all life emits. In changing the rate or rhythmic texture of our breath, we can tap into any other life form or creature. This is a very easy way to connect with the Divine Energy of Spirit as well as with your own personal body rhythm.
Dolphin is the keeper of the sacred breath of life, and teaches us how to release emotions through Dolphin breath. Dolphin creates rhythm, swimming through the water and breathing before submerging, then holding its breath for the duration of underwater travel. As Dolphin comes to the surface again, it blows its breath out in a manner resembling the popping of a cork. We can use this same technique to pull the stopper on our stress and tensions and create total relaxation for ourselves. This is a good exercise to use as you begin to meditate, before entering the silence.
Manna is the life force. Manna is present in every living atom, and is the essence of Great Spirit. Dolphin teaches us how to use life-manna through its breath. It revitalizes each cell and organ, and breaks the limits and dimensions of physical reality so that we may enter the Dreamtime experience.
Dolphin was traveling the oceans one day as Grandmother Moon was weaving the patterns of the tides. Grandmother Moon asked Dolphin to learn her rhythms so he could open his female side to her silvery light. Dolphin began to swim the rhythm of her tide weaving, and learned to breathe a new way. As Dolphin continued to use this new rhythm, he entered the Dreamtime. This reality was a new and different place from the seas he had known.
Dolphin began to discover the underwater cities in the Dreamtime, and was given the gift of the primordial tongue. This new language was a sound language that was brought by Spider from the Great Star Nation. Dolphin learned that all communication is pattern and rhythm, and that the new aspect of communication was sound; he carries this original pattern to this day. Dolphin returned to the ocean of the Great Mother, and was very sad until White Whale came by and told Dolphin that he could return to be a messenger to the Dreamtime dwellers anytime he felt the rhythm and used the breath. Dolphin was given a new job. He became the carrier of messages of our progress. The Dreamtime dwellers were curious about the children of Earth, and wanted us all to grow as one with Great Spirit. Dolphin was to be the link.
Dolphin has appeared as our guide for the Summer of the year 2013. This year will link together all children of the Earth. This is a time when you will notice a growth in telepathic power, as you become a link to some solution for the children of the Earth. You are to link with Great Spirit and bring forth answers to your own questions and those of others. In addition, this can mean a time of communication with the weather forces and the rhythms of nature. You are hereby put on notice to be mindful of your body rhythms and the pattern on energy being fed to you by the Creator. Imitate Dolphin in stressful and tense times, and ride the waves of relaxation and laughter, spreading joy into the world. Breathe and experience the manna so freely given. As we go through earth changes and planetary reform, break existing barriers and connect to the Dreamtime or Great Star Nation. Know that we are healthy, whole and complete in the eyes of the Everliving One.
If you get into a dark state that feels unbearable, know that you are simply forgetting to breathe. You may be under stress and your body is crying out for manna. You may be starving your cells and organs no matter how many vitamins you are taking. Your natural cycles may be fouling up if you are having negative thought processes. Pay close attention to your health and to your feelings. If you are on edge or just tense, take time to relax and breathe the life force into your muscles. Focus on releasing old breath at the bottom of your lungs and refilling your respiratory system with regenerative manna. Breathe from the diaphragm and fill the lungs to capacity. Then exhale from the chest to the belly, allowing the body to relax as you breathe out.
Another message may come if you are feeling lazy, logy or slow, and that is that many signals are carried through universal tides or waves. You may be failing to sharpen and use your natural sonar. To detect these wave patterns you may need to realign yourself with the natural rhythms within your body. They can be thrown off through world events or extreme weather upsets anywhere on the planet. Then it will be necessary to use the Dolphin breath to connect to universal awareness and signals through quiet time and meditation.
For August 2013, Dolphin reminds us to dive deeply into the water, play by the coral reefs, and to discover the beauty and rhythm of the breath.
AUGUST CRYSTAL: PERIDOT – ONYX
PERIDOT: Balances the glandular system. Aids in tissue regeneration. Has beneficial influences on the heart, pancreas, spleen, liver, adrenals and purifies the body. Strengthens bloodstream. Brings overall balance of the mind and body. Aligns the subtle bodies and increases intuitive awareness. Reduces stress. Stimulates the mind and thinking process. Accelerates personal growth. Opens new pathways to new opportunities. Helpful when going through sudden change or crisis.
ONYX: Relieves stress and removes negative energies. Balances the male/female polarities. Strengthens bone marrow. Aids in detachment. Enhances emotional balance and self-control. Creates desire for higher inspiration and brings it in. Works with the seven chakras and our attitudes, depending on the color of the onyx.
RUNE of the Month – MANNAZ
The Essence and Starting Point in Life
Mannaz represents the starting point which is the Self. Its essence is water, the sign of Cancer. Only clarity and the willingness to change is effective now. A correct relationship with yourself is primary, for from this flows all possible correct relationships with others and with the Divine.
Remain modest – that is the Oracle’s counsel. Regardless of how great may be your merit, be yielding and devoted, moderate and correct, for then you have a true direction for your way of life. Be in the world but not a part of it. That is implicit here, however do not be closed, or narrow, or judging. Remain receptive to impulses flowing from the Divine within and without. Here you might contemplate the words from Hamlet: “To thine own Self be true.” These words also may be contemplated, “strive to live the ordinary life in a non-ordinary way.” Remember at all times what is coming to be and passing away, and focus on that which abides. Nothing less is called for from within you now. August will be a time of major growth and rectification, and as a rule, rectification must come before progress.
This is not a time for trying to gain credit for accomplishments, but rather to seek to fulfill the time span, content to do your tasks for the task’s sake which is the meaning of eminent activity. This will be more of a problem for those whose eyes are always on the goal than for those who have not forgotten how to play and can more easily and readily lose themselves in doing the work for its own sake. Herein lies the secret of experiencing a True presence.
If you take Mannaz, the Rune of Self, and cut it down the middle you have the Rune for Joy with its mirror image. There is a subtle caution here against carelessness. The dancing acrobatic energy of balancing is called for in August 2013. The Self is required to balance within the Self. Nothing in excess was the second phrase written over the temple in Delphi. The first phrase was know thyself. With these words the order of the Runes begin.
Above all – this month of August – do not give yourself airs. The momentum of past habits is the challenge here. In the life of Spirit you are always at the beginning.
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 LEO 2013
The August 6th New Moon in Leo brings a time to find new ways to be creative. Start a creative project or begin a new relationship. Watch your creative efforts grow and blossom quickly.
The The August 20th Full Moon at 28 degrees Aquarius brings the second Full Moon in Aquarius. This is a bit unusual. It’s a Moon you cannot count on and the focus is to find balance between what you want for yourself and what the group wants. Stop analyzing and don’t sweat the small stuff. All works out over the next two weeks.
LEO: Polarity: Masculine Sign: Fixed Element: Fire
Planetary Rule: 5th House/Moon Body: Heart, Upper Back
FOCUS: I Am Magnetic
THE PERSONAL SIGNS
Aries (3/21 – 4/20)
August is a great time to vacation at a mountain lake, a theme park, or the beach. The New Moon in Leo favors romance and could bring you a new love. Friendships and networking are also favored now.
Home is where you’ll want to be in August, Taurus. It’s a great time to organize paperwork, de-clutter, and plan your fall home improvement projects. Steer clear of difficult co-workers at month’s end. Someone could have an ulterior motive.
Think positive and aim high! August favors travel. Plan a vacation or a long weekend away near the water. You’ll crave fresh scenery as the lunar energies trigger your spirit of adventure.
August gives you a few days off, at least. You can plan some time away at a near-by destination or a longer time out of town. Time to refresh your body and soul, and share togetherness with your family.
You’ll be at your very best in August, as the Sun lights up your sign. Share your sunny smile and enjoy the added popularity that comes with this burst of fresh energy. Take time to decide where you want to go in the fall months, and what you’d like to accomplish over the next year. Then put your plans into action!
August brings the time to catch up on your rest, sleep, and relaxation before a busy time begins in the fall. The New Moon in Leo will enhance your sixth sense, Virgo, and prompt you to revisit the past as you look into the future. Put your regrets behind you and move forward with positive optimism.
Your intuition is right on the mark in August. Set aside a few minutes for meditation, which will help free your subconscious and your sixth sense. Keep a journal of your impressions and your dreams, to refer to later on. Friendship and socializing will be the focus at month’s end.
Scorpio (10/ 23-11/22)
August brings upbeat family and domestic activities. You may want to host a bar-bar-q dinner for a few close friends to take advantage of the last few days of summer. You’ll also have the energy to complete those household projects you intended to finish earlier this year.
The August Full Moon in Leo brings travel. Schedule it later in the month to avoid delays and possible cancellations. You may want to expand your knowledge by visiting local museums and historic sites.
Vacation planning is perfect for August. You want to be set to go in September, and you have a desire for fresh scenery. You will hear some upbeat news, but be sure to confirm the details because someone may be stretching the truth a bit.
You’ll be at your brightest and best in August with the Leo Full Moon. Give your self and your personal goals a mid-year checkup. You might need to begin an exercise program and update your appearance as well as the wardrobe. Month’s end accents close relationships. Enjoy the togetherness.
August will be hectic at times, but the Leo Full Moon provides the ways and means for you to take some time out for rest, relaxation, and sleep. You’ll enjoy spending time alone and reading a good book. At month’s end take time to get better acquainted with your co-workers.
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