Friday, November 11, 2011

Jupiter retrograde

From September till December 25'th Jupiter is in its retrograde phase. It is as if Jupiter will be moving backwards (retrograde motion). This time is not very suitable for active advancement in career or decision-making in all social affairs. This is the time of stoppages, obstructions, etc. The optimal solution at this time is manifestation of built-up potential and preplanned ventures.
 On December 25-26 Jupiter will be "stationary", at which time the new beginnings may not find their realization or their advancement will be immutable (won't be able to do anything about their inertia) - orb of +/- 7 days
. From end of December 2011 and until the end of year of the Rabbit (23 January 2012) Jupiter is accelerating again passing through sign of Taurus (11 June 2012). This time is auspicious for any earthly matters, concerned with establishment of financial stability and wellbeing.  Also, winter-spring of 2012 might bring about events of summer 2011 (recurrence of situations of the past).

The Angel

Once upon a time there lived a wise man, considered the most intelligent, maybe, in the
entire world. He knew all languages. It suffices to say that he was a wise man recognized by the
entire world. And he travelled.
One time, as he disembarked a ship, he saw a man sitting and drawing something on sand
using a stick. The sage approached that man, looked closer but couldn’t understand what the man
was writing or drawing. And the sage said: "Pardon me, but I am curious - what are you doing?"
The man replies:
- Aren't you this man?
- Yes. Do you know me?
- No.
- But how did you know?
- If you want to know what I do and what I am writing... I am going to the same place as you.
You can come with me, and eventually you will see everything yourself.

And so the two men walked together. Suddenly darkness fell. They see a nice big house, so
they knock on the door, and they are let in. They were received with great hospitality. They
walk along the hallways and find a lot of precious objects, such as a golden vase standing on a
golden tray, a painting in a golden frame, etc. Wealth is felt everywhere. The host was gracious
and hospitable. The travelers enjoyed a delicious supper, got comfortable beds in a nice room,
bathed. They fell asleep. At dawn they got their stuff together, and the host says: "If you like,
stay longer." The sage wanted to stay, but the other traveler said: "No, thank you, we are in a
hurry." And they both left.
They walked a few steps, and the wise man feels that the other holds something under
his shirt. So he asked: "What are you carrying there?" The other opened the shirt and retrieved
a golden vase. Sage asked: "Why did you steal that vase?" "You will understand later," was the reply.

They walked along. On their second day at nightfall they again need a place to stay
overnight. They notice a house: not as great, but not bad either - average house. There was
nothing around it anyway. They knocked. They were let in, but the host was inhospitable. They
were shown directly to their room. The travelers smelled some very delicious food. The wise
man became excited that now they will enjoy a wonderful meal. Yet, the host ate alone, and
the travelers received only the leftovers. They were hungry, so they had to contend with the
leftovers. Then the host told his servant to show them to a barn for lodging. The two men stayed
overnight in the barn. In the morning they got up, but for breakfast they received only a slice of
bread and a glass of water. As they were leaving, the man who previously stole a golden vase
gave it to the host and said: "Thank you kindly for your hospitality." And the two men left.
The wise man was perplexed. "Why did you give him the vase?!?", he said. The other
man replied: "You will understand later."
They walked on. Another nightfall. They see some house, knock. A man opened the
door; no servants, nothing. He is alone, by himself. His beard is uncombed. It turned out that he
is an alchemist. He tries to turn iron into gold. He has been staging experiments for his entire
life, but nothing worked out. He welcomed the travelers as equals, and he said: "I want to give
you a treat, but all I have are garlic and bread. Water is in abundance."
They took the bread, spread garlic over it and ate it. This was followed by a glass
of water. They slept overnight. The man who has been doing all the work so far tells the
sage: "Let's rise early". They got up early. The "active" man lit a match and set the alchemist’s
house on fire. The wise man was getting out of his mind this time and said: "This alchemist
welcomed us the way he could. Why did you set his house on fire?!?" “You will understand
later”, was the reply.
Then they came to a city. They knocked on a door, and it turned out that they entered
a house of a widow. The widow had a 12-year-old son. She welcomed them heartily. In the
morning she catered a good meal for them and bid them farewell. And sage’s companion asked
the widow for directions to the place they wanted to reach, and he named a city. She started
explaining the directions. The sage’s companion said that they, foreigners, didn’t quite know
their way around in this area, and he asked whether widow’s son could should the way. She gave
her consent and told her son: “Go show them the way.”
They walked on and reached a river. River was wide, fast and wild. They saw a sturdy
bridge across the river. The boy says: “Just cross this bridge, and you will easily find out the rest
of your directions.” Sage’s companion asks the boy: “Perhaps, you could walk us to the end of
the bridge?” The boy agreed. When the travelers approached the middle of the bridge, sage’s
companion grabbed the boy and threw him into the river.
The wise man was going insane. “I, the wise man, know everything. But you do
outrageous things. I can’t fathom them.”
His companion replies: “There is nothing to understand. Our first host was a very
wealthy man. So wealthy, in fact, that he doesn’t cherish his abudance, and such behavior could
lead him to poverty. Therefore, I stole a golden vase to show him that someone might take some
of his riches. If theft happens a couple of times on a greater scale, then he might become
impoverished. Yet, currently, he brags about his riches. Such behavior dooms him to eventual
Sage says: “Fine, I understand now. But how about that second host who was
inhospitable, yet you gave him a golden vase as a present?”
Sage’s companion continued: “I gave him that vase, because his initial judgement of us
was that we are dressed poorly and therefore we can’t offer much in return. By giving him the
vase, I illustrated that one should judge people by their intelligence rather than their outfits. And
he will understand this eventually.”
Sage responded: “Fine, I can understand this, too. And how about that alchemist, who has
been trying to turn iron into gold all his life? Why did you set his house on fire? After all, he
shared the last scraps of food with us.”
His companion replied: “That alchemist has been trying to do something that is
unrealistic. How to turn iron into gold? And to relieve him from perpetual suffering, I did a good
deed for him: set his house on fire. When the house burns down, he will discover a bulky golden
chest full of gold and diamonds. After this discovery he will live comfortably, and he will
abandon his initial idea.”
Sage reasoned: “All right. With your explanation, I begin to understand this as well. But
what about the poor widow?!? She was so welcoming to us, so hospitable. Why did you throw
into the river her only child?”
His companion said: “Her child was 12 years old. When he would have turned 16, he
would have killed you.”
The sage was perplexed: “Who are you that you decide everything by yourself?”
Sage’s companion shrugged off his clothes and flew away. He turned out to be an angel…

We need to be ready, so that when the time comes to meet the angel, we would be able to
recognize him. That wise man, however, knew everything yet couldn’t recognize him. The same
happens in our lives. You need to take into account even the details of how he greeted and bid
farewell to various hosts. Life is very complicated if one doesn’t learn that which he needs to

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The tear of creativity

Once God sent one thousand angels to Earth with the task of finding the most perfect work of creativity on Earth.  Nine hundred and ninety nine angels searched all over the planet Earth and, having found many works of creativity, returned to God-father.

Only one, the last angel, kept going on and on searching until he found what he was looking for.  Only then did he reappear in front of God-father. 
God asked, "Have you found the perfect creation?  Please give me a moment of happiness".
The angel answered, “Yes, my Father.  Here, in the palm of my hand, there is one teardrop. When I was searching for the perfect work of creativity, I suddenly heard a sinner pray, ‘Forgive me, my God, I have been so bad to people: I killed and I hated.’  Tears were streaming from his eyes.  I then caught one tear.  And here it is!” 
God-father looked at the tear of the sinner and said, "Out of the one thousand works of creativity I have been shown, this is the most important and perfect work of creativity!" 

He then began to cry.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The smile of Buddha

Buddhist and Taoist Secret Smile Exercise

“In ancient China, the Taoists taught that a constant inner smile, a smile to oneself, insured health, happiness and longevity. Why? Smiling to yourself is like basking in love: you become your own best friend. Living with an inner smile is to live in harmony with yourself.” -Mantak Chia
The secret smile meditation is a tool for training our puppy mind.
Sit comfortably in an upright position. If using a chair, sit with your feet flat on the floor. Put your hands on your thighs or folded comfortably in your lap. Keep your head nicely balanced on your spine and relax your shoulders. Allow your eyes to close. Take two or three slow relaxing breaths. Exhale slowly and completely, then wait for the inhaling to begin on its own. Relax.
Bring forth in your mind the energy of smiling. Use your powers of visualization to create an image that makes you feel like smiling. You might imagine before you the face of a loved one beaming love toward you. The image could be of your own smiling face, or a memory of a time when you felt love and peace. Perhaps you would like to imagine the beatific face of a divine being shining love upon you.
Hold the image in mind as you continue to breathe slowly and calmly. Feel the welling in your heart as the image stimulates your emotional response. Allow your heart to open to the smiling. Allow yourself to smile back at the image. The change in your facial muscles may be very slight, but let a peaceful, loving expression overtake you.
Become fully aware of the feeling of smiling energy in your mind and body. Register this as a state that is readily available to you. This pleasant emotional state can be summoned, just as you would summon a memory.
You need only remember to smile inwardly.
Continue to feel the smiling energy. Let this pleasant thought and feeling course through your body. You can place your inner smile anywhere in your body. You may want to focus your inner smile at each of the chakras (energy centers). Working down from the crown of your head to the base of your spine, or from the root of your spine to the top of your head. The seven major chakras include the crown, forehead (third eye), throat, heart, solar plexus, sacral, and base chakras. Smile into each area and allow the loving energy to swirl.
You may also practice smiling into the various organs of your body. Send your inner smile to your heart, lungs, stomach, liver, kidneys, your glands, and so on. Direct your love to parts of your body that you don’t think about much, or that you don’t like about yourself. Be whole in your compassionate smiling self.
Cultivate the loving feeling that arises with a smile.
Awaken the love energy in your heart and mind.
Move into the flow of love that fills the universe.
Fill yourself with loving kindness.
Share your smile and your loving heart with people in your life.
                          Grow the circle of your compassion wider and wider, so that it includes
yourself, and those you love.
Include those you know that you didn’t think you loved.
                                      Grow it wider so that it includes people you don’t know,
and wider still to include people you don’t know, but you didn’t think you could love.
Send your smiling energy to the most pathetic and unlovable.
Shine that smile into their hearts.
Wish them greater wisdom and wish them awakening awareness of love.
Expand the scope of caring to include all beings in the universe.
Know that the force of love pervades the universe, seen and unseen.
When you love, you attune to that great force, you come into accord with the divine unity.
Develop the habit of using your inner smile to activate your loving heart. Use it to relax your mind and body. Use it to make friends with your world.

Monday, July 25, 2011

The Old Man and the White Horse

Once there was an old man who lived in a tiny village.  Although poor, he was envied by all, for he owned a beautiful white horse.  Even the king coveted his treasure.  A horse like this had never been seen before – such was its splendor, its majesty, its strength. 

People offered fabulous prices for the steed, but the old man always refused.  “This horse is not a horse to me,” he would tell them.  “It is a person.  How could you sell a person?  He is a friend, not a possession.  How could you sell a friend.”  The man was poor and the temptation was great.  But he never sold the horse. 

One morning he found that the horse was not in his stable.  All the village came to see him.  “You old fool,” they scoffed, “we told you that someone would steal your horse.  We warned you that you would be robbed.  You are so poor.  How could you ever protect such a valuable animal?  It would have been better to have sold him.  You could have gotten whatever price you wanted.  No amount would have been to high.  Now the horse is gone and you’ve been cursed with misfortune.”

The old man responded,  “Don’t speak too quickly.  Say only that the horse is not in the stable.  That is all we know; the rest is judgment.  If I’ve been cursed or not, how can you know? How can you judge?”

The people contested, “Don’t make us out to be fools! We may not be philosophers, but great philosophy is not needed.  The simple fact that your horse is gone is a curse.”

The old man spoke again.  “All I know is that the stable is empty, and the horse is gone.  The rest I don’t know.  Whether it be a curse or a blessing, I can’t say.  All we can see is a fragment.  Who can say what will come next?”

The people of the village laughed.  They thought that the man was crazy.  They had always thought he was a fool; if he wasn’t, he would have sold the horse and lived off the money.  But instead, he was a poor woodcutter, and old man still cutting firewood and dragging it out of the forest and selling it.  He lived hand to mouth in the misery of poverty.  Now he had proven that he was, indeed, a fool. 

After fifteen days, the horse returned.  He hadn’t been stolen; he had run away into the forest.  Not only had he returned, he had brought a dozen wild horses with him.  Once again, the village people gathered around the woodcutter and spoke.  “Old man, you were right and we were wrong.  What we thought was a curse was a blessing.  Please forgive us.”

The man responded, “Once again, you go too far.  Say only that the horse is back.  State only that a dozen horses returned with him, but don’t judge.  How do you know if this is a blessing or not?  You see only a fragment.  Unless you know the whole story, how can you judge?  You read only one page of a book.  Can you judge the whole book? You read only one word of one phrase.  Can you understand the entire phrase?”

“Life is so vast, yet you judge all of life with one page or one word.  All you have is one fragment!  Don’t say that this is a blessing.  No one knows.  I am content with what I know.  I am not perturbed by what I don’t.”

“Maybe the old man is right,” they said to one another.  So they said little.  But down deep, they knew he was wrong.  They knew it was a blessing.  Twelve wild horses had returned.  With a little work, the animals could be broken and trained and sold for much money. 

The old man had a son, an only son.  The young man began to break the wild horses.  After a few days, he fell from one of the horses and broke both legs.  Once again the villagers gathered around the old man and cast their judgments. 

“You were right,” they said.  “You proved you were right.  The dozen horses were not a blessing.  They were a curse.  Your only son has broken both his legs, and now in your old age you have no one to help you.  Now you are poorer than ever.”

The old man spoke again.  “You people are obsessed with judging.  Don’t go so far.  Say only that my son broke his legs.  Who knows if it is a blessing or a curse?  No one knows.  We only have a fragment.  Life comes in fragments.”

It so happened that a few weeks later the country engaged in war against a neighboring country.  All the young men of the village were required to join the army.  Only the son of the old man was excluded, because he was injured.  Once again the people gathered around the old man, crying and screaming because their sons had been taken.  There was little chance that they would return.  The enemy was strong, and the war would be a losing struggle.  They would never see their sons again.

“You were right, old man,” They wept.  “God knows you were right.  This proves it.  Your son’s accident was a blessing.  His legs may be broken, but at least he is with you.  Our sons are gone forever.”

The old man spoke again.  “It is impossible to talk with you.  You always draw conclusions.  No one knows.  Say only this.  Your sons had to go to war, and mine did not.  No one knows if it is a blessing or a curse. 

 No one is wise enough to know.  Only God knows.”

Saturday, July 23, 2011

12 Archetypical Roles

In any group setting, whether at work or in a social environment, the energy is divided into 12 Archetypical roles according to Cosmic Laws.  This webinar will introduce you to each of these 12 roles; which are the roles people play in group situations, which are often acted out unconsciously. Kargen Kanesh will talk about t how to become the conscious observer unidentified with just one role - and yet how to be able to flexibly play the appropriate role in any situation. 

This Knowledge will help you to:

Learn how to determine your role in a group and the roles of others
Determine main roles you typically play and their energetic significance
Learn how to play different roles in a group setting and not be attached to any of them
Learn how to take on a significant role and maintain harmonious and well-organized group setting

Kargan Kenesh’s (in ancient Siberian language it means ‘wisdom tree’) work is a powerful blend of practice and direct transmission of spiritual, healing and artistic knowledge, which seeks to harmonize the synchronic development of all aspect of each person’s essential being, and  to awaken the divine individuality of each student. 
In this time of turmoil and upheaval for the planet Earth, quickly approaching a climax when more and more catastrophes knock closer and closer at our door, he delivers a message of hope, strength, transformation healing and spiritual growth. 

“You are a spiritual warrior, master of your inner state, creating your reality as the world is a play!”