In ancient Chinese the distractions of the world are often described as “ten thousand things” and this was before hand-held technology sent us ten thousand images each day. The world distracting us from ourselves is the nature of “the world.” We should have listened five thousand years ago to our sages . . .
Possibly in response to the ten thousand things distracting us during our waking hours, we seek “the one” – the one love, the one cure, the one food, the one home, the one family, the one leader, the one savior, the one sound, the one color, the one pill, the one supplement, the one career – the “one.”
The one we seek is most likely the one inside, a great sacrilege to those that want us to focus into the world of ten thousand things and find a “thing” that will release us from the trials and tribulations of life on earth.
Speaking of ten thousand things, this morning on social media a friend posted about the “sudden” belief that we could develop super immunity. The word “sudden” struck me as I watch sudden changes of behavior amongst the masses and lately have wondered what I missed. Were we supposed to be eating avocadoes with mayonnaise and cayenne pepper to ward off illness? No one told me.
But “here we go again,” and again and again is my prevailing response. Another panacea, another “one,” that will save us from the inevitability of our own deaths. Death, that’s what this is really all about.
“Sudden” in astrology is Uranus which is transiting the earth sign Taurus and has put focus on body and earth. As pandemic reminds us of our own deaths, the response is to accumulate more earth stuff. As most humans leave the earth through illness or accident, mass illness brings latent fear into light.
All I Really Need to Know I Learned at the Metaphysical Bookstore in 1987
About ten years back while receiving some tips for relaxation, I realized I’d learned all these practices from a qigong instructor many years prior. I just needed to keep up the practice.
Since then, this realization has come back over and over that I learned all I needed to know back in 1987. Walking into a metaphysical bookstore in 1987 I heard ideas that would take me 30 years to understand and now I see were all I really needed to know. One of those ideas was that the mystery of life is within ourselves.
After 30 years, I see why there is resistance to this idea. We are all provided images of “the one” outside of us who will save us, help us, heal us, bring us gifts or be there when we die. When hearing that the “one” is inside of us, we take that external image which may be omnipotent or at least carry non-human qualities and react with, “That’s nuts.”
Yes, it is nuts. We are not gods or Santa Claus.
The mystery is in humanness, not supernatural entities.
The astrological horoscope in full represents the wholeness of our being. Each part of that wholeness is the map of exploration. The horoscope is like the DNA of one’s personality, the energies that exist for humans to manifest and the combination of those energies.
We all have the same horoscope – just with the energies aligned differently. The houses or parts of the sky and parts of our lives contain all of the 12 signs of the zodiac. We are one.
If we want to understand others, we need to understand the part of ourselves that manifests in the same way as what we are trying to understand.
The “ten thousand” marketers and politicians and distractors of the world are relentless in convincing us of differences and separations where none truly exist. Physically (earth) we all need food, water and shelter. Emotionally (water) we all need care and love. Intellectually (air) we all need stimulation and friendship. Spiritually (fire) we all need inspiration and excitement.
It’s no wonder that astrology is taught to be superstition. It’s a method for understanding self and others, not meant to create discord and separation.