Archive for February, 2012


Death.  Good Heavens it’s just not a subject for polite company.  Yet, I’m not sure why.  After all, it is an experience we ALL get to have, some later than others, but even still.  So how did it get this way?  In all my studies of Ancient Religions and Earth Based Spirituality, there was not this deep avoidance of Death.  It was understood to be a natural part of Life, just like the seasons of the year, it was our own cycle, no trauma or drama.  Of course there was Grief, but that is also natural, but Death itself was not something that was made into an Enemy to be Feared.

But this all changed, or should I say, was manipulated, to create a fear of not just the action of Death, but what would happen to us afterwards.  And it is important to understand how this came about.  Our entire concept of Death is a social construct that is designed to create fear, and get us to spend unnecessary money after someone dies in an effort to prove how much we loved them.  Seriously, you must understand this.  Everything about Death, including the Funeral is a situation in which you get to be deeply manipulated.

It is immoral for us to be afraid of the 2nd most natural process of our life after Birth.  Birth we celebrate with joy and congratulations, but Death, oh no, it is the “enemy” that we must “fight” to avoid.  How in the world can we every begin to approach our own Death with Self-Awareness and Consciousness if we are in such deep denial and fear about this inevitability in our lives?

Listen to the radio show, so you can learn some of the history that is affecting your view of Death, and consequently, your view of Life.  They are the bookends of our Life.  How we deal with one is directly connected to the other.  In other words, if you are afraid of Death, than at a very fundamental level you are afraid of Life.  Make some decisions about how you want your Death to be.

Than we can begin to talk about Conscious Death and Dying.  What does that mean, and how do we begin to prepare for a path that opens us to our own Universal Intelligence?  How do we practice coming into contact with this Energy now, so we have familiarity with it an approach to Life?  These are some of the bigger questions we’ll be exploring in a couple of weeks.

Until then, Be Love.  Be smooth.

Many Blessings

Maggi

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Greetings All,
I just wanted to send a reminder of an important Earth based Holy Day that has become obscured as “Ground Hogs Day”.  That day is Candlemas, and takes places February 2.  This day is the mid-point between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox, and is considered one of the most potent of all the cross quarter holy days of the year.  It is the true beginning of Spring.  And as such it is the time to set, or plant, for those who work with the Earth, your intentions for this coming year.  Many of the religious traditions around the globe celebrate this, although by different names, but the power of this day is recognize everywhere.

Light a candle, both to acknowledge the purifying fire of this day, as well as to set your intention.  Contemplate what do you want to plan for this coming year, what do you want to create for your life?  Allow yourself the time and space to delve more deeply into your dreams and desires, and write them down, make it clear, and align with this seasonal energy to support you in manifesting your intentions for this year.  If you don’t make it concrete, it easy to forget ourselves as the year goes by, to allow momentary priorities to take precedence over our deepest passions, dreams and creations.

Don’t judge your dreams, it doesn’t matter what they are, how big or small, only that they are important to you, something you would like to manifest this coming year. Perhaps a new beginning, a different way of being, a new livelihood, or home, manifesting more abundance, finding your Great Work in the world.  Perhaps deeper, new ways of seeing yourself and your beliefs about how you live in the world, seeing the way the critical mind gets in the way of almost everything, developing more compassion, for yourself or others, opening to more love of life, getting healing for yourself, discovering what you are passionate about, practicing more creation, the possibilities are only limited by the judgements that limit our imagination.

Whatever your dreams, hopes, passions, desires and intentions your set down for this coming year, I wish you the highest Blessings of the Universe that everything that is for your highest good manifests to the maximum potential for your Life.

Blessed Candlemas to All

Be Love.  Be Smooth.

Maggi