The Cosmic Dance: Shiva the Destroyer
Updated: Dec 25, 2021
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(Sorry this one is a bit long but it’s a wrap up of 2021 and the preview of the next couple of years; I think you’ll find it worth the read.)
In my Yoga Teacher Training, one of the required books is the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Swami Satchidananda. The Sutras is one of several Hindu texts equivalent to the Christian Bible, Judaic Torah, and Islam’s Quran. One of the questions I ask in the homework is to describe Avidya. Avidya is distortion of reality, incorrect knowledge, false understanding, and it is colored by our egos.
Master yogi Desikachar says, “the essential purpose of yoga practice is to reduce avidya.” He means that practicing yoga is about reducing the noise of the ego/mind and the mirages it creates in order to come to a place of truth, divinity, and clarity within oneself. In his discussion of the consequences of avidya, Desikachar talks about dhyana, which is one of the steps in the eightfold path of Patanjali’s Classical Yoga. Dhyana is a meditative tool of reflection. It helps us prevent negative consequences because we meditate on decisions BEFORE acting and, ideally come to a place of non-attachment (aparigraha) with a mindset of what is best for the greater good – not just for our egoic minds.
Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras have much practical wisdom that can be directly applied to life. In fact, the evolution of a civilization (or its destruction) can usually be traced to satya (truthfulness) or asatya (untruthfulness). Satya is also said to be “that which has no distortion.” Today, the discovery of Satya (truth) remains a challenge we all face.
I have said over and over again, that 2020 and 2021 would be a continuation of many RE-veals. RE-member all those RE words? Review, reflect, reassess, reevaluate, revise, reconsider, rearrange, restructure, resign, rebel, return, revive, and finally renaissance.
According to predictive astrologer Anne Ortelee, Pluto will also be doing a lot more revealing. Like Dorothy pulling back the curtain to expose the wizard, the re-veals will continue until enough people wake up and rise above the division (fear).
I came across an interesting video about Evolutionary Astrology which has a unique perspective on morality & duality. If you want to watch it, here’s the link. Otherwise, I’ll give you a summary.
We are transitioning out of a 2,150 yearlong Piscean age (ego) and entering the age of Aquarius (altruism). So, we are currently being influenced by both Pisces & Aquarius until we officially enter Aquarius (which no one can agree on).
Pisces is the symbol of 2 fish swimming in opposite directions, representing 2 roads - the path of the ego and the path of service. As humans moved towards power, greed, hate, selfishness, and money, we’ve gotten farther and farther away from love.
Earth is being split into two. Just look around. There are 2 distinct groups that cannot comprehend what each other stands for. They are so opposite, that either one is wrong, or both are right. We’ve also seen this duality as a split between spirit & matter, the age of illusion of separateness, the Kali yuga, the age of darkness where we’ve forgotten our connection to the light. It’s the illusion of separateness (duality). Unity vs polarity, infinity vs mortality. It’s time to shift to unity within duality.
In yoga, purusha is spirit, the cosmic being or Consciousness. Yoga is a path of Self-realization; realizing the entire universe is within our own minds and hearts, the return of the divine. The age of Aquarius invites us to elevate our souls through love. We are moving back into the Purusha (the eternal soul). Through awakening and ascension, we are remembering our unity Consciousness; that we are not separate, we are one energetic organism.
The Pluto Return & the Pandemic
Pluto and Saturn are both associated with fear and control, so it is wise for all to be conscious of how fear and control are being utilized to manifest the reality we are currently living.
The years 2012-2017 began this massive shift affecting all the planetary transits. We are simultaneously dying & birthing. How will we evolve through this natural & necessary process?
Right in the middle of that time period - June 2015 - Trump announced his candidacy for US president and took office as the 45th President in January 2017. It doesn’t matter what you think of Trump personally or politically. While I am not a fan of any President since I could vote, I do consider Trump the Great Disrupter. He brought about this era of questioning everything. He opposed the main belief structures (BS) & antiquated systems. He discredited and broke the control of mass media. He woke a lot of people up and also stirred the flames of fear. Unfortunately, 6 multinational corporations own 95% of ALL media and they are spewing asatya (deception) and injecting us with FEAR (vibration of 100) and confusion. Who are you giving your power away to?
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be?"
~ Marianne Williamson
Fear doesn’t create change unless you sink to a deeper level - the dark night of the soul. People believe life as they know it will go on…that we’ll find some technological solution to prevent viruses, pandemics, death, etc. What if this threat to our survival can’t force us into being loving participants on this planet? We have this battle between high vibration (love) and low vibration (fear). What if we have to CHOOSE?
I see so much fear in the masses. Fear of death from the virus and fear of death from the vax. And there is a small portion of people with no fear of death. Fear is a VERY low vibration (100) on David Hawkin's Scale of Consciousness. It's very important to focus on love (500), peace (600), gratitude (700), empowerment (800), and freedom (900).
It’s never been about the vax or the virus. Vax, no-vax, mask, no mask, virus, no virus, it’s about fear. If you are in fear, you can be controlled. Fear is a choice! We don’t have time to be afraid of the virus, vaccine, or death. Let others have their earthly experience (even if it means you or they might die). When the ego fears its demise, it puts up a huge fight. Fear of the unknown. Death of the ego. Death is an illusion any way! If you’re not afraid of death, you are vibrating from higher consciousness.
Three months ago, I had a close call with death. On September 3rd, I woke up to our finished basement 3-4 inches deep in water from hurricane Ida. I got right to work using the shop vac to remove the water. As Dan was leaving for work, he told me I should really put on his rubber boots as I was bare foot as usual. A couple hours into removing 322 gallons of water, I picked up the fan to move it to higher ground and grabbed its extension cord. I could feel the jolt of electricity go through me. If I hadn’t listened to my hubby, he would have found me on the floor late that evening when he returned home.
We all have exit points. These are opportunities to leave this life when we feel we’ve learned enough, done enough, or been through enough. Sylvia Browne said we have at least 5 exit points in our life. Dan and I have both experienced some “close calls” and been given the choice to “stay or go”. I am not afraid of death. Even though I often feel soul tired, I’m not done here. I welcome death when it’s time but right now, I feel like I have much more work to do – teaching yoga, energy healing, clearing houses (energy & clutter), writing blogs, etc.
During his formal training in shamanism, don Oscar Miro-Quesada talked how his mentor buried him deep in a sand incline with a breathing tube in his mouth. His other mentor sent him into a cave known to be guarded by a puma where he was to be in the dark with it. He said, “the burial and the cave experiences were foundational in catapulting me past my fears, past my insecurities, past my self-importance, and most importantly dissolved my ego-mind so that I realized that I'm not separate from the great web of life and that I am protected no matter if I die or if I live.”
Alberto Villoldo talks about how the shamans see no difference from being killed by a microbe/virus or a jaguar. In the West, a microbe/virus is illness but being killed by a jaguar is an accident. We want to be in ayni (reciprocity) with the microbes, viruses, and the jaguars - in right relationship with all of nature - so neither thinks of us as lunch.
Instead of mortality, compare it’s opposite - immortality. It’s a remembering. Knowing our divine Consciousness is infinite. Yes, infinite! Spirit is immortal. Really think on that.
Fear comes from the egoic mind. Rather than fight, flight, or freeze from fear (a trauma response), transmute it. We are not here to fight the fear, we are here to transmute it. No one can do that for you. You have to transmute your own fear. Check out Dr. Emoto’s water experiments as well as Sandra Ingerman’s use of transfiguration to reverse water pollution. (I participated in this same experiment in 2019 and it was eye opening.)
Corona means crown (it also means common cold). We are collectively experiencing the opening of our crown chakra, remembering our connection with the divine and returning to unity Consciousness. This corona virus is extremely organized and extremely intelligent; it is expanding human consciousness and it’s about getting rid of the fear. Ayni - respect.
The power that someone else has to influence your reality & your vibration is weak compared to YOUR influence over your own reality & frequency. Raising our consciousness is the best thing we can do to help this planet - our home - and to be in service to humanity. We already have God/Goddess/Source energy working with us, the Angels are helping raise our frequency during dreamtime, and the Schumann Resonance spikes are allowing us to unlock our “junk” DNA further. In Epigenetics, only 2% of DNA is coded, that means 98% can be influenced by nature and trauma (more on that in a future musings). There are also many lightworkers & teachers offering their help to shift our vibration, including myself. I can show you additional Tools but you have to make that choice; that’s sovereignty.
Sovereignty in the Bible is often expressed as God rules and reigns over the entire Universe. However, we were given free will for a reason. Free will is the Law of the Universe. Others may think they know what is best, but ultimately the choice of how to live one’s life is an individual choice. What if your choice is wrong and theirs is right? Is it okay to take away another’s free will? Think about it. Would God be okay with you playing God? It’s just a question. Non-attachment is reaching a place of acceptance (350). Attachment is the root of suffering (ego).
I was re-reading about Nataraja, Shiva as the King Dancer. Shiva uses a dwarf-like demon (representing ignorance <200) as a pedestal to dance upon. The only thing worth paying attention to is the rhythm of the dance (joy 540). He will not be distracted. Shiva's dance is born out of a liberation (freedom 900) from the fear of change. Death is the ultimate change. Let's be more like Shiva and dance!
Freedom is in the unknown. If you believe there is an unknown
everywhere, in your own body, in your relationships with other people, in political institutions, in the universe, then you have maximum freedom. —philosopher John C. Lilly
For those of you who attend my yoga classes, I said 2020 was going to be rough and 2021 would be a continuation. The end of 2021 has been physically exhausting & prompting a deeper dive into your shit. The past few years have been eye opening for a lot of people regarding power and control by politicians and Plutocrats – the people with the most money. It’s time to move past the old BS (Belief System). You’ve been confronted with a paradigm SHI(f)T you cannot ignore anymore; you need to deal with it. Are you listening?
2020 and 2021 were just the prelude. With the next New Year upon us, expect this “falling apart” to continue into 2023 and beyond. The next couple of years won’t be easy. We are in a 4-year cycle of collapse (2020-2024). These are the overarching themes I sense:
2020 The Awakening
2021 The Big Reveal
2022 The Return
2023 The Reckoning
2024 The Revolution
2022 will be the same frequency as 2021. If you’ve been using this time wisely, 2022 has infinite potential. For those that choose to stay on the path of their ego, things will not go so well. If you haven’t done the work, you are funneling your lifeforce (prana or chi) to your attachments (ego) to maintain this false illusion. Don’t waste any more time.
According to the AstroTwins’ 2021 Horoscope, “In the coming decade, we will witness the convergence of many cycles, secular and non-secular, ancient and contemporary in orientation. The period is circumscribed by generational astrology, with the outer planets Uranus, Neptune and Pluto returning to key positions they occupied during pivotal points in American history, echoing watershed events of our past, including the founding of the United States more than two centuries ago.”
Remember that Saturn & Jupiter Conjunction on 12/21/2020? Well, Saturn has moved on and Pluto is now approaching the Karmic degree. Pluto’s orbit is the longest of all the planets. After 248 years, Pluto Returns to his position from the founding of the USA on July 4, 1776, exactly where it was during the Revolution that gave birth to America. When a planet passes over its birth position, it’s called a return.
On February 22, 2022, Pluto (corruption, justice, destroyer & underworld) will begin its return to its original birth position. 2/22/2022 - all those repeating number 2s! It’s obvious the numbers hold a message. BTW did you know that George Washington, one of our Founding Fathers, was born in 1797 on 2/22? I will share more on this in February’s musings about Pluto’s Return and the Future of America. (You won’t want to miss this one!)
In addition, prior to Pluto’s anticipated homecoming, there is a Neptune Opposition which occurs once every 165 years. On 2/22/22 Neptune (revelation, war & natural disasters) will be at 22 degree position. In the bible, 22 is the number of Re-velation.
The last time we had these planets in this position was 1857-1859 when we had a civil war (split of ideals). Just like the abolition of slavery, there are similarities to the injustices that minorities face in the US today. This same energy is repeating in February 2022. You can expect Social Justice to continue to dominate under Neptune. And powerhouse Pluto will be felt for the next 20 years. Starting in 2024, Uranus (technology) will travel close to Pluto for the rest of the decade. AstroTwins note the historical markers of conflict are present and ask, “Given the total nature of the sky, is a new type of civil conflict upon us?” Famous astrologer Maren Altman says, “Expect that there’s going to be a massive reorganization of the world, and the US in particular through 2032”.
As Neptune, Uranus and Pluto all return to placements that coincided with prior wars it looks like history may repeat itself and the USA will most likely be called to atone for the past (taking land from the indigenous and using slaves to build this country.) Ain’t karma a bitch?!
There are many uprisings happening all over the world RIGHT NOW surrounding sovereignty & freedom. What we do know for sure from history is that crisis that continuously strip away people’s rights and freedoms eventually lead to re-volution. What’s your version of freedom?
Revealed & Healed
According to spiritual leader Elizabeth Peru, the decade of 2030-2040 after the Jupiter Cycle is when we ground the expansion in and do the work, walk the talk. This Saturn Cycle is where truth comes to light and anything that was hidden during the Jupiter cycle can be revealed and healed. And this is the power of the Saturn Cycle/Return, its ability to draw out the truth within. It encourages personal responsibility and authenticity.
Reminder: You opted into this this life. It’s not happening to us; it’s happening FOR us. You chose this!
You are smarter than you know
More courageous than you guess
Stronger than you feel;
You are healthier than you are aware of
More creative than you believe
More capable than you recognize;
You are more powerful than you think
More attractive than you assume
Wiser than you suppose;
You are more valuable than you have ever been told;
You are loved beyond your dreams
And you are able to make a difference
In the world that you have not yet begun to realize.
"Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think." ~ Christopher Robin (A.A.Milne)
There is no better time to get clearer on the answer to the question, “What’s next?”. This is an opportunity to re-turn to your authentic self, re-assess where you’re going, and re-vise. Uncertainty can become certainty through intention and re-flection. This is about re-claiming who you truly are, taking back your power and moving forward.
Everyone is on their own path. Allow people their own free will to choose their vibrations. Do your own research, go within, and follow your intuition. Most of all, no matter what reality you align with, come from a place of love and gratitude. LOVE = Living One Vibrational Energy. Watch this inspirational video on the Wave of LOVE.
Ulla Jacobs, author of Hidden Laws, says “The one vibration of perfect, light energy flows through us all, making us a part of what some call God; allowing us to make choices thereby making us the creators of all that comes our way. This is the Law of Free Will at work.”
All you have to do is to focus on your own heart and raise your individual frequency to love or above. Set your intention to be your highest vibration. The world is a mirror, forever reflecting what you are creating within yourself. So always radiate love, light, and peace.
We are being reminded that we have choices – choice about where we put our focus, what we think, and how we care for ourselves and others. We have choice. We are not powerless. On 12-14-12, Newtown showed the world “We Choose Love.” You can too. It’s a choice.
Love and above baby!