By Leo Knighton Tallarico
This week we enter (on Tuesday) the last quarter phase of the lunar cycle that began with the Cancer New Moon on July 4. It has been a very violent time period with many terrorist/mass murder attacks since July 4.
With the last quarter phase this week, hopefully horrific events will not be erupting.
Last quarter or 4th quarter phases of the Moon see the Moon’s light dwindling to dark as it gets closer to the next new moon, which will in Leo on August 2.
In the meantime during this 4th quarter phase we are slowing down, reflecting and processing. We may also be preparing for renewed action and/or new beginnings at the fiery Leo New Moon.
It is difficult to believe sometimes that we are so far into 2016. Time does seem to be going faster in some way. For you too?
This year so far has defied expectations. As we entered 2016 most doubted very strongly that Donald Trump would be the Republican candidate for President of the USA.
Very few people would have predicted all the horrible violence, much inspired by the Islamic State, which has extended its reach far beyond its territory in Iraq and Syria.
The Old World is dying more rapidly now, the old establishment and old paradigm getting weaker and weaker.
The strength of the Bernie Sanders’ campaign shows us the hope for a New World and paradigm, and shows us that young people are ready to get more involved in making our world a better and more fair place.
It has been shown this week through Wikileaks that the Democratic Party establishment worked in favor of Hillary Clinton and against Bernie Sanders.
But that establishment is the Old World and the people following Bernie represent the hope for the New World, whose time has not come in full yet.
All the dislike of the two major party candidates has also opened up the doors for the Green Party and Libertarian Party. People are becoming more aware of their existence, which will give them more visibility and strength for the future.
So for now we must keep our inner lights burning with the hope of the future, when the Old World has given way to the Age of Aquarius.
We can still transform and grow and connect more and more with our better values and with others who share our vision for the human condition on Planet Earth.
Most important is our commitment to personal transformation. It is not always an easy journey to break down the shackles of the programming of the Old Paradigm.
We are indoctrinated all our lives whether we are aware or not. We are programmed to respect fear, and to unfairly judge ourselves and others. We are taught rules and regulations that are not always connected to spirit or to deeper values, just empty ways of being.
We are programmed to emotionally and mentally react to people or situations in egoic ways that separate us from one another and do not truly enhance our confidence or self esteem.
We develop belief systems and inner tapes and patterns that take us out of the Truth, out of our hearts and souls, and into dysfunctional ways of relating to others.
We hopefully get awakened out of the these programs as we get older, and often it takes a very challenging situation, like a divorce or job loss or death to help us to transform beyond the old programming.
We learn to heal from old wounds and traumas and to release and let go of that which is keeping us trapped in our own Old World Paradigm.
We then find our more authentic soul self, and we learn to take this self into more aligned careers and jobs; and into relationships more suited to us and more healthy.
We also then learn we are connected, and that all is connected. We then can feel we are One human family all together under the Moon and Stars that show their light for us all to experience together.
We become more connected to our world, yet also more connected to our own souls and bodies.
Understand that all the changes we are experiencing now, some of them very painful and frightening, are in some way that we do not completely understand a pathway to a new Age.
Nature and the Universe do not always operate in gentle and kind ways. Look at hurricanes and earthquakes and predator animals savagely killing gentle prey.
We cannot truly understand the depth of mystery to it all, but I do know we are all evolving into more loving beings who are aligning more and more with the frequencies of the Age of Aquarius.
Use this coming week, as we come down through the yinward last quarter Moon, to come back to our knowing hearts. We can then come out of the fear that we are doomed, or in great danger all the time, or that our lives will be ruined by a horrible new President of the United States.
God/Goddess/Universe is not abandoning us. We are moving through a sometimes quite difficult transition on the path to the Age of Aquarius.
Till next week,
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