SATURN RX SEZ: “Time for a Prison Break!”
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“If you don’t try to fly and so break yourself apart, you will be broken open by death, when it’s too late for all you could become.” RUMI
From the perspective of Saturn, Lord of Karma, the vast majority of souls in human incarnations are trapped within a karmic prison of their own making. Whether we’re consciously aware of it or not, our limiting karmic beliefs about what we think we deserve and is possible for us create the personal reality we allow ourselves to dwell in. Some of our prisons are tiny mucky solitary cells (ugh!) and others are the size of giant sports arenas—but, either way, there’s always room for expansion.
Now, With Saturn retrograding in the final degrees of relationship-oriented Libra (from February 7th-June 25th) there’s no better time to recognize that ultimately we’re our own karmic judge, jury and parole board (and who else could they be?:))) We need to move out of trying to convince ourselves that “It’s not so bad,” by hanging curtains in our windowless cells and do the work to release and dissolve that which has kept us in bondage.
There’s always a sense of urgency to get on with our karmic lessons as Saturn moves through the final degrees of a sign. And this urgency is certainly amped up with Mars retrograde throughout this period as well. (For more on this: MARS RX) It’s also important to keep in mind that when Saturn begins his transit of Scorpio on October 5th, 2012, all bets are off in terms of how much time and energy we’ll have available to do this deep inner work as mounting external pressures will be demanding more of us, to say the least.
So, how do we perform this feat of liberation while we have this window of opportunity? Here are some questions to consider:
1. Are we doing the best we can and being impeccable with our word?
2. Can we forgive ourselves for being wounded and imperfect as we hold the vision of moving towards healing and wholeness?
3. Do we believe we’re worthy of receiving our birthright of infinite abundance on all levels—health, love, resources—and know there’s enough to go around?
4. Can we extend this view to all beings?
When we can answer these questions in the affirmative, then we’re ready to stamp our records: “TIME SERVED!” But, if we still resist being fully open to the deepest levels of self-love and self-forgiveness, then to this degree are we keeping ourselves in karmic lockdown with no set date for parole.
Saturn is exhorting us to shift from “woulda, shoulda, coulda” to “I will, I shall, I can . . . I AM!” Can you hear him yet?
Some of the worst cases of karmic lockdown with clients I’ve dealt with are those who harbor beliefs about what spiritually evolved “old souls” they are. This allows them to judge others as “less than” and keeps them painfully separate and isolated within their delusional self-image cells. And while they may believe they’re more enlightened than most . . . nobody wants to play with them.
Conversely, cases of false humility, with feelings and beliefs of unworthiness and fear of stepping into power and failing (or succeeding), are another extreme but very common form of solitary confinement.
Then there are those who have such fear and aversion to being alone (i.e. without a significant other in a romantic relationship) that they make themselves miserably unhappy in a loneliness lockdown, rather than choosing to joyously commune with all of Life as their primary relationship.
These are just a few examples but, whatever type of karmic rut we’re stuck in—whether high and mighty or weak and low— there’s no possibility of parole until we reexamine our limiting beliefs and fears and become willing to accept that no matter how “legitimate” they might feel, they are unequivocally NOT TRUE. And, not only no longer serve us, but are exactly what are keeping us from flying free.
If you’d like more clarity and guidance on your present karmic challenges, please consider a: KARMIC CONSULTATION
After these next four months, Saturn will not be retrograding through the final degrees of Libra for another 30 years. Every incarnation is a precious opportunity for awakening, and every moment in every relationship—especially with our selves—is a precious opportunity to catalyze an opening to our True Nature.
To make the most of this time to review, recalibrate, refine and re-envision, here are some more questions to contemplate:
I. Do we know that anyone we’ve ever loved is always with us in our hearts—whether we see them again in this life or not . . . and smile?
II. Can we be without attachment or aversion—-clinging or pushing away— to people coming into and out of our lives . . . and smile?
III. Can we accept that those whom fate (or their own free will) has taken from us are always sparing us from some greater pain . . . and smile? (BIG smile here!)
IV. Do we know in our hearts that it’s much better to play alone with ALL of Life then to be imprisoned in karmic bondage with others (or parts of ourselves) that are negative, draining or toxic . . . and smile?
V. When we choose to part from someone, can we wish them all good things on their journeys forward with heart-felt gratitude for lessons learned and karmic gains made . . . and smile?
In closing, here’s a vision to hold: Imagine your former prison cell becoming a playpen that is continuously expanding until it encompasses the whole Earth plane and beyond—ultimately becoming One with the cosmic playing fields of Source. YAY! For more on this: LEELA
In love with Leela,
J O A N
I DREAMT I WAS FLYING
“Ordinary people hate solitude. But the Master makes use of it, embracing her aloneness, realizing she is one with the whole universe.” LAO TZU
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