November 28, 2009in Newsletter Archive

Dear Friend,


        From the moment we’re born into this life, it’s as if we’re strapped into a multi-dimensional rollercoaster ride, smacked on the behind and enter screaming.  Since then, we’ve experienced highs and lows, gains and losses, pleasure and pain and so it goes in the Divine Play of Leela, also known as the Earth Game.

        In 2010 and beyond, we’re being given an opportunity to step up the level of our game with the cosmic assistance of accelerated high-frequency energies moving us to the next stage in the evolution of consciousness.


        To fully understand what the future holds, and in honor of Uranus going direct on December 1st, I’ve written an article that will help clarify upcoming events.  Please click here:  Embracing the Unexpected:  Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Uranus (but were afraid to ask).

         Also, with the ongoing challenge of the Saturn/Pluto square through 2010, (and with Uranus dancing in and out of t-square status through 2012), internal and external structures which no longer serve our growth—personal and en masse, man-made and from nature—will continue to disintegrate unpredictably to allow more Light in.


        When I meditated on how ALL the in-coming energies— cosmic, galactic and planetary—will be affecting us, the message I received of what is being co-created through us and for us is:  Divine Order-ly Chaos.    

                To get a feeling for this high level of “re-ordering,” let’s look back to October 7th, 1950 , when Saturn was at the same degree of Virgo that he returned to this fall.  On this date, China invaded Tibet.  Was this good news or bad news for Tibetans and the world at large?  Well, certainly bad news for Tibetans in the short run but, if we look at it from a very long-range perspective, perhaps good news for the world in terms of spreading the Light of Consciousness.

        Similarly, this will be the case in our individual situations as well as the planet’s, if we can maintain this higher perspective.  There are two ways of relating to the rollercoaster of life:  it’s a double-edge sword of either fear or excitement.  Both make us feel really alive, but which brings more joy to us and the world?

        If we can witness upcoming events—no matter how tumultuous—and stay calm, stable and compassionate at our core of Being, we’ll get to experience all the sweetness of this adventure in consciousness, like tasting honey off the razor’s edge.


        Besides, we’ve got everything to gain and nothing to lose by raising our view to the timeless perspective of the Soul while in the Earth Game.  All rollercoaster rides, no matter how circuitous and death-defying, ultimately lead to the same destination:  we get to drop our bodies without losing our Higher Minds.  And, not only is physical death absolutely safe, it’s also the only thing in life that’s absolutely certain. That being said, why waste any precious time worrying, when we could be fully savoring each moment’s potential for expanding our awareness?

        (If the last paragraph made you feel veeery nervous, please read my article about Uranus.)


        In closing, here are my personal reminders for 2010:


I.      Always maintain the witnessing perspective, which allows me to never take anything personally, no matter what is going on.


II.     Keep in mind the deepest secret of Tantra:  accept everything just as it is in the moment.  Resistance creates suffering.


III.    The Flow of Life is not under my control; my true power lies in how I choose to respond and move with it.


IV.    If I go for healing and growth in any situation and simultaneously enjoy the ride, I’ll have no regrets later.



        Sending out enthusiasm for every twist and turn in the game,


  J  O  A  N

PS  I really appreciate your emails about how much you’re enjoying these newsletters and my website.  I can’t thank you enough for all your love and support.  I hope you’ll pass this on to anyone who might benefit.



Current Newsletter