Oneness and Diversity

Written by John Cali

Oneness and Diversity John Cali & Chief Joseph

As many of you know, I live in Wyoming inrepparttar northwest part ofrepparttar 122235 United States. Wyoming isrepparttar 122236 home of Dick Cheney,repparttar 122237 Vice President ofrepparttar 122238 US. Dick could berepparttar 122239 next president in a heartbeat, orrepparttar 122240 lack of one.

Most of Wyoming today is generally a conservative cowboy state. A place whererepparttar 122241 early American frontier values of freedom and independence live on. It’s a state where whoever is running onrepparttar 122242 Republican ticket for president is a surefire winner.

And yet it’s a state of great diversity, in its people and its landscape. Inrepparttar 122243 last election for governor, Dave Freudenthal, a Democrat, wonrepparttar 122244 office.

Dick and Lynne Cheney’s daughter, Mary, along with her parents, has publicly acknowledged she is gay.

Wyoming is a place where people of diverse and differing opinions and lifestyles can coexist peacefully. Wyoming people, while usually steadfast in their beliefs and values, are generally willing to allow others of different beliefs and lifestyles to live peacefully.

There certainly are exceptions to that. People are people, and sometimes they have less than peaceful differences with each other. A shocking and horrible example of that wasrepparttar 122245 brutal October 1998 murder in Laramie of Matthew Shepard, a gentle young man who happened to be gay.

But that isrepparttar 122246 exception in this place that wasrepparttar 122247 first ofrepparttar 122248 United States to give its womenrepparttar 122249 right to vote, in 1869. In 1925, Wyoming’s Nellie Ross becamerepparttar 122250 United States’ first elected woman governor. The legendary frontiersman, Buffalo Bill Cody, who foundedrepparttar 122251 town I live in, was an early and outspoken advocate of women’s rights and justice for Native Americans.

Wyoming is justly known asrepparttar 122252 “Equality State.” In many ways, it’s a perfect place to live, at least for folks like me who love peace, quiet, friendly people, big blue skies, and vast wide-open spaces. It’s a place that knows how to embrace all, those who agree, and those who disagree. And to somehow acceptrepparttar 122253 sameness andrepparttar 122254 diversity, and live in peace.

A magnificent example, I think, forrepparttar 122255 rest ofrepparttar 122256 world. Especially for America, now so bitterly divided after a bitter presidential election and its equally bitter aftermath. It’s time to healrepparttar 122257 wounds and work together. And to realize in our diversity, we are also one.

In this newsletter we don’t often re-publish past newsletters. But we’re going to do it this week. Many of you are new to us and probably haven’t seen this old information anyway.

Joseph, a long time ago, said this:

“You came to this planet at this time to experience diversity, not oneness. And in that diversity you will all find joy, once you allowrepparttar 122258 diversity to be okay. Once you allow yourself, and all others, to be okay just exactly where you all are right now.”

My response to Joseph’s comment:

“Joseph was not saying we, as a human race, are not one. We are, in fact, one with all of life, with all that is. But within that oneness, there is diversity. And that is as it should be. Sameness is notrepparttar 122259 same thing as oneness. Even withinrepparttar 122260 oneness of nature, there is always diversity. No two snowflakes are identical. Each is unique and special, one of a kind. And yet all are snowflakes.”

Joseph continued:

“. . . you live in a Universe so vast you cannot even begin to get your arms around it, if you will, with your human minds. And yet each of you, individually and in human form, have allrepparttar 122261 vastness, power, and gloryrepparttar 122262 entire Universe does. Each of you is a mini-universe, so to speak. A mini-universe with allrepparttar 122263 energy ofrepparttar 122264 larger Universe. Each of you are worlds, universes unto yourselves.

New Moon in Scorpio Brings Transformations

Written by Ronni Lynn

Welcome to Zodiac Art's New Moon Reflections. Website is

Inspired by Jan Spiller's marvelous book New Moon Astrology (Bantam Books), I would like to share with my readersrepparttar influence ofrepparttar 122234 new moon each month.

The moon changes astrological signs approximately every two days. However, whenrepparttar 122235 moon exactly conjunctsrepparttar 122236 sun (shares it's astrological degree) it is no longer visible inrepparttar 122237 sky and at this point inrepparttar 122238 lunar cycle it is called a "New Moon". This occurs once every month (in rare instances, twice) and marksrepparttar 122239 beginning of a new monthly astrological cycle.

The new moon signifies a start of a new personal cycle each month. It's a time to renew or revise our goals, reach for what we wish for most and renew ourselves. When setting goals or aspiring towards our dreams and desires it is important to keep a few things in mind. First of all, our wishes can only involve ourselves. We cannot try to change others, only our attitudes towards those people, in hopes that they will respond favorably to us. Another important aspect of this process is to meditate onrepparttar 122240 qualities ofrepparttar 122241 sign thatrepparttar 122242 new moon is occurring in. These astrological qualities will give us powerful hints on what to strive for, and how to approach or strategize towards what we want to accomplish. It is a good idea to set approximately 10 goals or wishes each month. Jan Spiller also suggests that you do not combine several wishes into one wish! Keep your thoughts clear and separate, and write them down each month. I recommend a special notebook or journal exclusively used for this purpose.

Visualize Your Wishes First

It is often best not to include a wish unless you can clearly visualize it coming into fruition within your imagination. If not, there may be preliminary steps you need to take first, so instead, try visualizing these. Trust your feelings and intuition in this process- you will know instinctively what feels right. Some wishes become realized soon afterrepparttar 122243 new moon. Others are more resistant and can take many months. Keep repeating wishes each month until they begin coming true as long as you continue to believe that they are right for you. When things in your life such as people, events, and your own attitudes begin to "shift", welcome this new change as evidence that your life is changing as a result of your positive intentions. Each month I will share my reflections onrepparttar 122244 new moon based onrepparttar 122245 sign it moves into to help you in your own process.

New Moon in Scorpio Focuses on Healing and Transformations

On November 12repparttar 122246 new moon will be inrepparttar 122247 sign of Scorpio. This will happen at exactly at 9:28 AM eastern standard time. Scorpio's strong influence this month can heal us in many areas of our lives on a very deep level. This is because Scorpio is known asrepparttar 122248 sign of healing and regeneration. There is nothing light or superficial about Scorpio. In terms of healing, whether it is psychological or physical, we are able to dig deep to findrepparttar 122249 causes of our problems. This month we can wish for a deeper understanding of ourselves, our bodies, andrepparttar 122250 motives of others. It is a wonderful time to use this knowledge in a way that heals.

This isrepparttar 122251 sign that explores beneathrepparttar 122252 surface of things. If there's anything that needs to be investigated, Scorpio isrepparttar 122253 sign to do that, rather thoroughly. This is a time of reflection. We are investigating ourselves, our lives andrepparttar 122254 situations that surround us. It is a good time to plan for major changes in our lives and to plant seeds for profound growth and change. In order to make room for needed change we can begin to eliminate old useless baggage, whether that means emotional baggage, a life-style overhaul, or just a thorough cleaning out of one's possessions. We must get rid ofrepparttar 122255 old to make way forrepparttar 122256 new. If you resist Scorpio's call for change, change will occur nonetheless, so it's much better to understand change and to go along with what is inevitable. Under Scorpio's influence resistance to change can bring painful experiences.

A Stronger Version of Ourselves

At this time it is important that we feel in control of our lives but paradoxically this happens by actually letting go ofrepparttar 122257 need to control. By this I do not mean that we are letting circumstances control us but instead, accepting change and allowing it to empower us as we go on to a stronger version of ourselves. Scorpio enables us to be true to ourselves withinrepparttar 122258 context of a changing, unpredictable world. If necessary, we learn how to face our worst fears and to build a new foundation based on truth and strength. If you find yourself in a crisis situation,repparttar 122259 power of Scorpio will enable you to face that crisis. You will find reserves of wisdom and strength within you that never existed before. You will evolve as a human being and expandrepparttar 122260 limits of what you thought you could possibly achieve. To me this sums uprepparttar 122261 ultimate expression of this rather mysterious sign. Not only do we strive to strengthen ourselves but also to empower others, rather than dominate them. Rather than seeking to manipulate others, we learn self-mastery. With self-masteryrepparttar 122262 need to dominate or control diminishes, as self-satisfaction increases.

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