Love and Light

Written by Skye Thomas

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The dark night ofrepparttar soul is perhapsrepparttar 122226 most pivotal moment in every healer's life. Until you embrace that which is deeply hidden within yourself, you can not take your full and complete self into your sacred work. If you denyrepparttar 122227 darkness within, you deny yourselfrepparttar 122228 chance for real healing, real balance, real peace, and real change. It is in our darkness that we lickrepparttar 122229 wounds we've been dealt and its inrepparttar 122230 darkness that we find fortitude and strength to carry on regardless of other people's opinions of us. It's inrepparttar 122231 darkness thatrepparttar 122232 angels come and show us that we are not alone. The shaman's journey is intorepparttar 122233 darkness where man keeps his secrets and his power.

The battle between light and dark is a cruel lie that was taught to us just likerepparttar 122234 battle between men and women. One is not better thanrepparttar 122235 other. One is not more important or more holy thenrepparttar 122236 other. Masculine energy versus feminine energy is not a battle to be fought, butrepparttar 122237 comparison of two gifts held within each of us. The light and darkness arerepparttar 122238 same way. Do not turn your backs on each other over gender and do not turn your back onrepparttar 122239 gift of darkness just because some leaders long ago told you things that were not quite true. The darkness is no more evil then women are. The darkness is simply another piece ofrepparttar 122240 game of life to be explored and experienced.

Do not think that I am advocating evil behaviors or that I'm saying you should worship Satan. I believe that karma will kick you inrepparttar 122241 head if you are mean or hateful towards others. I believe thatrepparttar 122242 boomerang always comes back and you get whatever you dished out. I'm simply advocatingrepparttar 122243 exploration and appreciation ofrepparttar 122244 darkness. Remember thatrepparttar 122245 stars sit in a black night sky. There is so much more darkness up there then there is light. Remember laying out under those stars on a warm summer night and contemplating humanity's place inrepparttar 122246 universe. Beautiful amazing inner reflection happens inrepparttar 122247 dark. Find balance betweenrepparttar 122248 two and learn to be whole within both. Do not assume that you know enough to judge any one color or shade as superior or inferior to another. It isrepparttar 122249 same withrepparttar 122250 colors of energy as it is withrepparttar 122251 souls of men. Love them all for they are all pieces of yourself.

Copyright 2004, Skye Thomas, Tomorrow's Edge

Skye Thomas is the CEO of Tomorrow's Edge, an Internet leader in inspiring leaps of faith. Her books, articles, and astrological forecasts have inspired people of all ages and faiths to recommit themselves to the pursuit of happiness. To read more of her articles and to sign up to receive her free weekly newsletter, go to To download free previews of her books, go to

Life Beyond the River: Guidance for our Times

Written by Rabbi Michael Ozair

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Aquarius onrepparttar other hand is symbolized byrepparttar 122225 individual who draws water fromrepparttar 122226 well. Water, in Kabbalah represents both Chesed (Loving Kindness) and Mayim Chayim, "living waters",repparttar 122227 Torah term for Spirituality.

Always remember, our attitude will facilitate or sabotage our best intentions. So we must not fall intorepparttar 122228 trap of blame, but rather focus our resources for taking responsibility for your own lives, and our most dominant vibration at any given moment. If we don't take responsibility for our own need to spiritually evolve, we are going to play out our unexamined fears and anger individually in dysfunctional relationships and traumatic life experiences. Collectively we will joinrepparttar 122229 others in expressing our unconsciousness darkness, contributing energetically torepparttar 122230 present day storms of social conflict, wars, abuse and exploitation.

Television networks learned long ago that you couldn't make money delivering good news. What sells is crisis. The worserepparttar 122231 supposed threat from terrorism, plane crashes, economic collapse and crime,repparttar 122232 more people will be glued to their sets. In reality, onlyrepparttar 122233 smallest percentage of people are going to suffer from terrorism, midair plane collisions, homicide or even highway fatalities. If you look at statistics, life is safer than ever. But you would never know this fromrepparttar 122234 evening news.

One ofrepparttar 122235 ways,repparttar 122236 old Piscean Energy is most successful these days in keepingrepparttar 122237 old order intact is by pumping us with false images which keep us onrepparttar 122238 run, make us hyper-vigilant to threat and distract us from our real opportunities. A new era of planetary tolerance and well-being would arise if we became as “consumed” by healing as we are to stress and fear based, politically motivated media bombardment.


There is No Avoiding “Creating”

Not doing anything is still doing something - its just that now our energy is being used to reinforce itself and continue in its old ways. Many create for themselves darkness, negativity, and even depression in not allowing themselves to grow. A sure sign that we are living this way is when we find ourselves stuck in “reactivity”. Reactive behavior is also a choice in “creating”. It is still fueling a certain outcome, thereby “creating”.

The question to ask ourselves is whether we feel it is of our highest benefit to create from a position of reactivity. Reactivity is a state we automatically go into when we are not doing our work, when we go back into our “default” state. When we lose focus ofrepparttar 122239 Sacred in our lives and no longer seerepparttar 122240 relevance in our current life predicament.

Our other choice is to periodically focus onrepparttar 122241 Divine in our lives, in life beyondrepparttar 122242 River. In doing this we will become inspired once again to participate in a Divine Plan and Purpose.

Learn to See Everyday Life Tensions as a Recycling Process

The Kabbalah teaches that we grow by “recycling”, by taking in lower forms of energy and converting it into a higher forms….

The same way a tree, bush or any blade of grass onrepparttar 122243 earth takes in a poison such as carbon dioxide and converts it into oxygen, we too are expected to take in life’s “poisons” and recycle to a higher, more refined outcome as a result.

In life, newly harvested truths often grow out of a garden of emotional lows. The important to remember here is that when we are down, there is only one direction to move, and that is back up!

Lurianic Kabbalah seesrepparttar 122244 “getting back up” process as crucial torepparttar 122245 evolution ofrepparttar 122246 human soul. It understandsrepparttar 122247 very energy involved inrepparttar 122248 grappling with everyday tension asrepparttar 122249 drive behindrepparttar 122250 liberation of Divine Sparks, which are shards of light trapped within material existence. The only way to elevate Creation itself is by moving intorepparttar 122251 darkness to liberate it. This is often why very spiritually evolved people arerepparttar 122252 ones challenged byrepparttar 122253 biggest difficulties. It is NOT that they are being punished, but rather chosen.

Celebrate Evenrepparttar 122254 Smallest Victory

It is understood that as a result ofrepparttar 122255 Veil/River that separates us from Divine Reality, we have no way of knowing how much our smallest victories could be affecting its spiritual counterpart inrepparttar 122256 Higher Realms. We have no idea of what shifts we are creating in our overall soul evolution, when taking responsibility for our energy even inrepparttar 122257 “smallest” everyday tasks and challenges.

Patience is More than a Virtue, it is a Necessity

Remember, sometimes reality has to catch up to your intentions. Whether we like it or not, we live in a time-bound existence. Relax, and don't throw away anything that you tried, where it didn't seem to coordinate as you felt it should inrepparttar 122258 time you thought that it should. Being patient is all part of a new consciousness for many of us. Much of wisdom comes in intuitively knowingrepparttar 122259 “what” as well asrepparttar 122260 “when”.

Final Thought from Albert Einstein

"A human being is part of a whole, called by usrepparttar 122261 "Universe," a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated fromrepparttar 122262 rest--a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures andrepparttar 122263 whole of nature in its beauty."

In Spiritual Fellowship,

Reb Michael Ezra Ozair

Rabbi Michael Ozair is a spiritual Life Coach, teacher, counselor and consultant. He can be reached at or by visiting his site at

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