Posted In: Our Potential, Well Being, The Opponent Posted On: December 26,2012
I recently spoke about an experiment that was done where five monkeys were put in a cage with a banana hanging from the ceiling in the middle of the cage and a ladder going up to it. At first, the monkeys tried one by one to climb the ladder to get the banana. But each time one started to climb, the researcher sprayed the climbing monkey with water as well as the other four monkeys. Soon enough the monkeys learned that if one of them climbed the ladder, they all suffered, and eventually, none of them tried to climb at all. At this point, the researcher replaced one of the monkeys with a “new monkey” that knew nothing of the water. Not surprisingly, as soon as he saw the banana hanging from the ceiling, he ran to climb the ladder. Before the researcher was even able to spray him, the other four monkeys rushed that monkey and beat him to the ground. The same thing happened when they replaced yet another one of the original monkeys with a new one until eventually all the monkeys in the... Read More
Posted In: The Soul's Journey, Death Posted On: December 21,2012
There is no greater pain then the pain of losing a loved one before their time. But the grief felt when a parent buries a child is impossible to comprehend. For those of us on a spiritual path, we turn to our sources: Stories in the Bible that provide lessons and help us deal with situations that might seem above the natural law of the universe; stories that remind us in the worst of times that God is ever present. We know that Aaron lost his two sons, and though theirs was a death of the righteous and the path for their souls was blessed and Light-filled, Aaron still lost his children. It is so much harder to understand God’s ways when those so innocent and small are taken from this world and our lives. Though no words of compassion can ease that pain perhaps the understanding that, although our bodies are finite, our souls are eternal and the work of a soul transcends the actions of misguided and troubled people who take the lives of others. I remember reading a story about a couple... Read More
Posted In: Capricorn Posted On: December 19,2012
Last week, we entered the lunar month of Capricorn. The planet that rules the sign of Capricorn is Saturn. In conventional astrology, Saturn is known as “Old Father Time” because Saturn is said to “give no gifts.” So the rule of thumb for Saturn is this: Everything we receive, we must work for. This is why it is so appropriate that the sign of Capricorn is the goat. Have you ever seen a goat go up a hill? Well, its movement is slow and steady to say the least. And that is how Capricorns act. They walk methodically up the mountain, working hard and cutting no corners. Saturn is also the “teacher” and “organizer” of the cosmos. For a person born under the sign of Capricorn, structure (especially a structured environment) is paramount. Because of this energy, we will need to behave like a goat this month. We will need to walk up the mountain slowly and keep going, practicing both patience and perseverance. If we try to charge full speed ahead or skip steps along the way, we may make... Read More

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