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The Great Wheel (Wheel of Fortune)

Published April 30, 2014 by michelleembree

oldwheelThe Great Wheel is change.

We have collectively come to a moment of great change. Spring of 2014 is carrying us across something mighty. The astrologers and those who study the seismic are witnessing what I mean in their own vocabularies. Those who study the I-Ching have the largest vocabulary of them all to express this time period.

I want to be clear: There Is No Turning Back.

There is no who- you- were- when you got married or graduated from college or started train hopping or first learned to play the guitar. There is no who-you-once- were, because the time-line has shifted out of all that now.

The changing line both carries and relentlessly destroys the entire story of the I-Ching. It is what devastates the hexagram that was into the hexagram that now has always and only ever existed.

The changing line tells the story of all time; same as planets in perpetual motion and permanent change on The Great Wheel.

The ceaseless is what we experience as loss. So, be ready because here we go now and we will never, ever, ever be back this way again. We will never go back to where we were or who we were or to how we once knew. That’s all over now.

The ceaseless is what we experience as loss. So, this hurts. Alot. The greater your wisdom the fatter your tears.

As Souxsie once sang: Be A Man and Weep.

Like time travelers, we just hit the crest and now everything is unlike it ever was before.

The Great Wheel is the Key of Change.

Change is the one constant here in The Quest.

Change is all that ever remains.

The Great Wheel is never about what you need. It is always and only about who and what you really are. You may have nothing or everything to fear. None of that matters here, only who and what you really are. That is all that matters.

There is a light in your chest.

It is real.

It never goes out.

It never changes.

What you are is the only thing that never changes.

The Great Wheel is constant change and right now, today, is the perfect time to accept it complete.

Good Luck Out There. Be Wisdom. Be Freedom.

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“When you are a…

Published April 30, 2014 by michelleembree

“When you are awakened in a new way, the vision is changed. When the vision is changed, the possibilities are new. When the possibilities are new, there are new choices to call to you. But to be in your wisdom means you identify what you need in a thoughtful, kind way and you inherit your wisdom; you claim the magnificence as the one who may know.”

-From The Guides of Paul Selig

Ritual: The Great Wheel

Published April 30, 2014 by michelleembree

ImageThe Great Wheel (Wheel of Fortune)

Make a list of every fear inside your mind: every one of them.

Start with the big ones: death of a child, paralysis, buried alive.

Work your way down: spiders, losing a tooth, falling in public.

Write down every fear you can think up, be ridiculous by the end: Fear of Shmoo.

In fact, make a game out of how many fears you can come up with. If someone you really love will do this ritual with you, all the better.

After you have compiled this list. Breathe. Deep. In through the nose, out through the mouth. Listen to this breathing. In through the nose, out through the mouth.

Realize every fear you have written is entirely possible. Realize that the worst of the worst on your list, the ones at the top, the unthinkable fears have, in fact, happened to people. Breathe. In through the nose, out through the mouth.

Tear up your list and burn it. Bury the ashes or put them in a bottle to keep on your altar.

Let that list change you. Let yourself, now, let yourself think of those who have survived or succumbed to the very worst of those things on your list. Think of people who have survived those things that did not even make your list. The first list I ever made did not include: being a refugee, death row, concentration camp, and genocide of my people. My first list did not include these all too fear worthy scenarios and I learned a great deal from the simple fact of it.

I think about people who survive and succumb to these very real worlds of shock and grief, of change so absolute none of us have been the same since their happening, whether we know enough to include Napalm Attack on our list of fears or not, we have been altered by the simple truth of the fact of it. Nothing has been the same since the first Napalm Attack, the first Rape, the first death camp. Nothing has been the same since these horrors have occurred upon bodies just as our own. These bodies survive and succumb to the unthinkable day after day, night after night, generation into hurting, fearful generation.

Let this exercise change how you live inside your life. Not because there is nothing to fear, but because all change all the time is the only constant and you can never predict what you will find as that change happens all around you. Nor can you predict how changing the way you live in your life, in your body, changes everything around you.

Change. That is the whole deal. Change. So, let’s go now, because we can’t stay here.

The Hermit (9)

Published April 1, 2014 by michelleembree

The Hermit is your Wisdom Key.

Wisdom is not intelligence. Intelligence is a state of being not an action.

Not all intelligent beings accumulate knowledge. And not all who accumulate knowledge, even meaningful knowledge, posses Wisdom.

Wisdom is what the Hermit teaches and her teaching is simple. Wisdom can be applied to all meaningful knowledge, but it has nothing to do with thinking. Thinking is a process, a sorting. Thinking is what a brain does, Wisdom is what the mind knows.

Wisdom is the allowing of what the mind knows.

Allowing is an action. We forget this most basic Wisdom in a world where action is understood as motion. The Wisdom mind, however, knows that allowing is action, it is an active acceptance of what exists. And anyone who has ever tried the action of allowing what is to enter perception knows the force of this action and the attendant desire to make an immediate outward action against it. The what is can bring on a craving for coffee and cigarettes and cocktails and channel flipping like no other action can.

Wisdom is what the hermit teaches and her teaching is simple: Allow.

What the mind knows, already knows, is that Wisdom is the perception of paradox as whole. We are whole beings, on a whole planet, in a whole cosmic infinitude. The mind itself is whole, it is The Great All in All.

This key is represented by the Hermit because wholeness is aloneness. This is not the same as lonely. Lonely is separation and wrong belief, it is born in a world where action is understood as a one-way street and Time is immortalized by a clock that teaches a belief in endings. Aloneness is pure connection.

The Hermit is your Wisdom. She is your key to connection to The Great All in All. The Hermit holds paradox in her palms as flame. She understands herself in compassionate accountability and applies this Wisdom to all the meaningful knowledge she has accumulated through experience, feeling, and through study.

We fear what is true because we fear it will lay waste to what we believe is true.

And it just might do exactly that in bringing us to a state of physic sovereignty through the expression of wholeness. The Hermit heals the ego, repeatedly traumatized as it has been, the Hermit heals the ego and carries it over the threshold and into the freedom of wholeness.

 

Ritual: The Hermit (9)

Published April 1, 2014 by michelleembree
Artist: Frieda Harris w/Crowley / Thoth Deck

Artist: Frieda Harris w/Crowley / Thoth Deck

The Hermit is your Wisdom Key.

If you have been thinking about meditating . . . NOW is the time.

A meditation teacher just told me that she instructs beginners to start with 3 minutes. I was going to say five, but she said three is a long, long time. And she is right.

If it is not quite the right time to pick up a full meditation practice, there is still plenty of mind clearing that can be done easily enough.

I am a big believer in breathing deeply just before falling asleep and asking some questions of yourself, letting the mind simply answer.

(The following is taken from Paul Selig’s channeled text: The Book of Knowing and Worth)

First, claim yourself as wisdom. Breathe deep into your stomach and as you breathe out say to yourself: “I am wisdom. I am the one who may know.”

Ask yourself important questions and let yourself know the answer. Thinking is a process it is a sorting out of information and details; knowing is an inherited inner compass.

Suggestion: Am I the person I believe I am in this lifetime?

Suggestion: What is the truth about me in the situation of __________?

Suggestion: Ask to see a vision of yourself as you exist when living out your purpose. Ask to see this version of yourself in your dreams.

We access information by intention.

Intention is alignment.

Alignment is agreement.

Agreement is access.

When you claim: I am Wisdom. You align with wisdom and that alignment is your agreement to be what you claim and that agreement is your access to wisdom.

I am Wisdom. Claim it. Claim the Hermits key.

 

 

 

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