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The more he saw the less he spoke
The less he spoke the more he heard
Why aren't we like that wise old bird?
~ old English nursery rhyme
The Tao of Now: How to Become An ElevatorNovember will take our measure, in every sense. On the 6th, the U.S. holds midterm elections, more crucial this year than at any time in recent memory. The 11th heralds our annual transmutational gateway, the 11:11, beckoning us to step out of rote and into remarkable.
On the 16th, trickster Mercury begins its triannual retrograde dance (until December 6th), offering us an enriching opportunity to rethink, remember, reimagine, reclaim...
And Pluto, our spunky little planetoid of death and rebirth, conjuncts the ecliptic in a north-south direction - which happens only once every 248 years. Entering its own underworld, Pluto directs us in no uncertain terms to die to who we've been and birth a new form, foundation and structure.
The essential question is: do we want to be elevators, or escalators? Both mechanical conveyances move us to different levels, but when we apply the terms to people, only one raises others to a higher level of consciousness. (In the UK, an elevator is a lift. Same meaning.)
A Stronger ConnectionIt's a powerful moment to look beyond our either/or 3D perception, exemplified by the U.S. two-party political system, and consider a third way. Mythic astrologer Caroline Casey has long observed, "If you want people to get nothing done but conflict, convince them they're on one side of something. What two needs is three."
José Argüelles shared a harmonic solution for growing beyond polarity in order to resolve any conflict, whether political, military, religious, cultural, or social: a natural time calendar that aligns us with timeless Earth rhythms, which are also human biorhythms.
The easiest way to synchronize with these ancient patterns is to spend time in nature (lots of it), far from our ubiquitous devices.
You may have heard the aphorism, "There is no WiFi in the forest, but you'll get a stronger connection." Here's support for this verdant adventure.
The Birds of ChangeJust as Owl, who can see in the dark, is a symbol for wisdom, discernment and the ability to travel between the worlds to retrieve solutions, Dove is associated with heavenly mother figures and the Living Light, says Gillian Macbeth Louthan.
"As the 11:11 Light comes forth on the wings of a snow white dove, let it purge you of what has been solidified and blocked for far too long. Allow the heart to rise above previous emotional tide lines, exposing the barnacles of the past. Set sail into a higher heart free of debris, free of the definitions of the past."
Birds symbolize freedom, and the mind. Cultural totems often have bird heads. Freeing our minds to soar allows us to say yes to possibility.
Mercury will assist, as its cosmically perfect timing calls us to revisit the past and release what no longer serves, or revise it for the New Earth.
Aligning our heads and hearts with natural rhythms, we're able to reach for a third (or 4th, or 27th...) potential (re)solution, and listen beyond the words.
With this stronger connection, we become elevators for all humanity.
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