If you want to change the world, become an activist. If your goal is inner peace, become a monk. If you wish to know yourself, become a parent. Raising children uncovers aspects of a parent’s nature that otherwise might remain latent. A cooing baby is likely to reveal unfathomable depths of love while a defiant teenager has the potential to expose equal measures of anger. From proud to humbling moments, parenting is a sure way to acquire knowledge about oneself. When such knowledge is approached with the intention of personal growth, it has the potential to purify, awaken, and perfect a parent’s character as reliably as any self-development program.
So often, spiritual journeys feel like solo ones. Whether we’re wrestling with our dark night of the soul or finally feeling the liberation of our loving, awakening heart, these are experiences that belong to our own consciousness, our own awareness.
Communication is key. Especially during these trying times, communication is more important than ever. Here are some general tips for communicating your mental health needs with a loved one.
Mercury recently went direct (July 13), and many of you know what that means: time to get stuff done! Mercury in forward motion allows you to move forward, too! The dates for the current Mercury direct period are July 13, 2020, through October 14, 2020, in both Vedic and Western astrology. This is an excellent time to make progress on projects, start something new, take small trips, and communicate with clarity. Mercury enlivens any activity that involves written or spoken idea exchange. So, it is a perfect time to write this little primer for aligning the natural Mercurial energy in yourself with that in the cosmos.
Forgiveness isn’t easy, but if you can learn to forgive, the storm of emotions and negative feelings inside you wreaking havoc can begin to calm and allow a space to start healing. The first step is to learn what forgiveness is, and what it is not.