The truth has many faces…

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I just started reading The Mists of Avalon for the first time, and this quote from the prologue resonated with me so deeply that I was moved to share it with you. Of course our individual outlooks and choices inform where we find ourselves at the end of any path we walk, independent of those who may walk all or part of that path with us.

Being a place of great magic and powerful energy, I decided to jazz up one of my old photos from Old Burying Point in Salem for the occasion.

 

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Which do you choose?

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A wonderful reminder! ♥

Image: Lupytha Hermin

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It would be wonderful if we could all spend more time and energy praising and building upon our own and one another’s best qualities, wouldn’t it? Imagine what a different world it would be if people weren’t constantly tearing themselves and each other down. ♥

Image: Dalai Lama in Australia

Loosen up! The flipside of Mercury in retrograde…

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We’re on the cusp of another Mercury retrograde period, and whenever it rolls around, I find myself wondering why there is such a feeling of imminent doom – sometimes even panic. People talk about wanting to just hide out while the weeks of retrograde pass, but by staying braced and focusing on the negative (much of which is a bit of an overreaction), people are missing out on all of the positives that come along with Mercury retrograde. Actually, in Vedic astrology, Mercury retrograde is considered a very positive time, exactly opposite of what we in the West have made it out to be.

I’m not denying that there are a few negative things that Mercury retrograde actually does enhance, such as communication snafus and misunderstandings. However, I think we tack on a lot more than the retrograde period is responsible for. Mercury retrograde is a wonderful time for intuition and introspection, for creativity and whimsy, for clearing, thinking, meditating, and other, less corporeal activities. This is the time that creative blocks start to loosen up, physical and energetic clutter is cleared out a little more easily (perfect time for spring cleaning!), and those of us that work with our intuition and psychic gifts will find that they are even more powerful.  More