The final weeks of April brought in some very Scattered Surf which had
its strongest effect on our mental bodies, causing us to go into mental
overdrive. Thinking... thinking... thinking... No matter what we were
doing.... night and day.... thinking.... Not necessarily coming to any
monumental realizations, but thinking about everything. Reviewing our
pasts, reviewing our present situations, reviewing where we want to go
At the same time, many elements were brought
to completion in April. Some of these were the resolution of long drawn
out issues which we had yearned to be free of for years. Finally, they
are out of our lives!
Other resolutions were the letting go
of old friendships which had run their course and couldn't grow deeper.
The road that you were traveling together simply came to an end and
there was no more to say.
We also kept running into situations where
our old perceptions simply weren't vast enough and had to be quickly
discarded. We kept making adjustments to our attitudes and shifted our
vantage points and each time we did so, it felt much truer.
At times, the Scattered Surf and heightened
mental activity made it nearly impossible to get anything done. We were
so engrossed with our mental gymnastics that there was little energy
to focus on the tasks at hand. And even if we could get things done,
it was more on the level of automatic pilot, without our full attention.
Then during the final days of April, the
Winds of Change came in with a big Whoosh--- adding elements of the
New, propelling us out of our old situations and thrusting us into the
pivotal month of May.
May is an emergence and changeover month.
It's a powerful bridge month of changing over from one set of circumstances
to a totally new one. It's as if there was our pre-May life with one
set of criteria and our post-May life in which many elements in our
lives have visibly changed. It's the key turning point for the entire
year; one in which we enter from one landscape or vantage point and
exit into a totally new set of circumstances.
It reminds me of Merlin's Cave at Tintagel
in Cornwall, England. Most of the time, the entrance to this cave completely
disappears. But at low tide you can enter it from the land. You can
walk through the cave and exit into the sea. And standing in the blackness
of the middle of the cave, you can't see anything, but yourself. Then,
if you wish, you can start walking forward until you encounter the light
again. Depending on which direction you chose, you will arrive at one
of two totally different worlds-- the vastness of the ocean or the ruins
of King Arthur's castle, simply by shifting your vantage point.
May is going to be like arriving from
the sea to emerge onto the land or like walking into the cave to leap
into the ocean. The shifts are going to be that dramatic. Of course,
this is actually going to take several months to fully accomplish. It
won't be until August or so that we are finally getting settled in our
But May is going to be the month when
our new direction becomes clear and we can really start walking away
from the old status quo and letting go of our previous endeavors. Suddenly,
we will see the light at the end of the tunnel and start walking directly
towards it over the bridge of May. We will finally know where we are
For the past several months, many of us
have been consciously dismantling our beings. This process is similar
to gutting the inside of a building. Keeping the outer structure somewhat
intact while removing all the internal walls (conditionings and limitations),
so that the inside can be re-formed in an entirely new configuration.
During the dismantling process, we have
not wanted much social interaction; everything was too tender and unformed.
Scaffolding was placed on the outside of our beings so we could feel
somewhat protected during this profound inner transformation. We also
let go of much unnecessary outer activity to keep our focus on the task
Towards the end of May, we are going to
remove the scaffolding and emerge greatly realigned. Again, these won't
be the final results, but the new patterning will definitely be visible
and to our liking.
We have also been dealing with the element
of judgment. Judgment is playing itself out heavily on the planet during
this time. There is much judgment being thrown about on the world, political
scene. "This is a good country." "That is a bad country."
"These people are enemies." "These people are friends."
"You are either with us or against us." "This is a good
religion; that's a bad one."
There are the numerous judgment and assumptions
which others make about us. "That's a good thing you are doing."
"That's not good." "Oh, you're wrong about this."
There are also the judgment we constantly
make about others which are much the same as those which people put
And then, there are the judgment we make
about ourselves. These are possibly the most destructive ones.
All judgment are rather counterproductive
in our process of stepping into greater Oneness. They emanate from a
place of separation and tend to lock the object being judged into a
box from which they are not allowed to emerge. Judgment are different
from perceptions because perceptions acknowledge that they are coming
from a particular vantage point. Judgment tend to be thrown out with
a "That's the way it is!" "This is the only truth!"
Once something is judged and labeled "such
and such", then it's like sticking it into concrete. "That's
how it is and nothing will change it." Or "That's how you
are and you have no possibility to become anything different."
And if what we really want is for these
elements to change, by our judgment we are actually condemning them
to not change.
But all is not lost. We are all capable
of living in a Judgment Free Zone and it would be helpful if we can
get there soon. Here are some powerful antidotes to judgment:
Compassion is the ability to be aware of the many elements at play in
any given situation and to allow our perceptions to become vaster so
they can encompass the bigger picture of what is really happening. It's
being able to understand that everyone is doing their best with whatever
they have in each moment. Yes, sometimes our best is pretty dismal and
sometimes we are deluded, but that's just how it is here on Earth at
this time. It's all part of the great human experiment.
For example: Say we are in a restaurant
and the waitress is really unfriendly or inefficient. It's easy to judge
that they are a terrible waiter, to get impatient with them and leave
a really small tip. But how informed was our judgment? Perhaps, the
waitress just broke up with her boyfriend or was up all night with a
sick child? How do we really know what's beyond the outer appearances?
Maybe someone is judging us or maybe we
are judging someone for being a mess when what they (we) are actually
doing is dismantling our being which takes a lot of courage. It's so
easy to look at outer appearances and make our judgment call. And it
makes us feel so superior. But this isn't going to set us free from
duality and it's not going to move us deeper into the One Being.
Another antidote to judgment is the realization that "Nothing Is
Set In Stone", "Nothing Is Impervious To Change". Any
situation can get unstuck in an instant. Any misguided being can have
a life changing revelation. The Winds of Change can intensify and blow
The third antidote for judgment is to see that Nothing Is Separate from
the One. Even the most dismal and negative situations contain powerful
opportunities for transformation. Once we allow ourselves a vaster vantage
point, we will be freed from our need to label and judge.
Yet another effective antidote is the knowing that "Nothing Is
As It Appears To Be". If we can't rely on the veracity of outer
appearances, then how can we make a true judgment?
It's important that we become extremely
aware of judgment so that when they are flying around us, we can discern
their presence and not mistake them for the truth. And it's important
that we catch ourselves before we start joining the crowd and throw
our Judgment out there.
MOVING INTO OUR NEXT STEP
For several months now, we
have been presented with some tantalizing opportunities which have been
glimmering before us. Instead of leaping into these new opportunities,
we have walked slowly in their direction, only to discover them disappearing
before our very eyes like mirages. This has helped us adopt a "Wait
and See" attitude. We've learned to wait and see if they are really
going to happen before we get too excited, and most of the time they
It's been a good practice
in patience and discernment. We've been able to take our time and figure
out if the new opportunities are something which we really want to do.
It's also helped us develop a stance of openness. We are very open to
change, but not so desperate that we have to leap into every opportunity
which comes along.
Well guess what??? In May,
some of the opportunities which enter our lives are actually going to
be solid ones, ones which make us quite happy to pursue. And they are
going to be successful.
It's important to continually
remember that Anything Can Happen and to stay open to the Unexpected
because the Unexpected is going to make its presence felt, particularly
during the second half of the month. And one of our prime directives
is to get into our new positionings and start consciously setting up
a unified field of Oneness.
As the month of May progresses,
the Winds of Change will speed up and intensify. There will definitely
be too much to do, too much happening. This is exactly when we need
to move into utilizing a newfound Zen-like mastery of bringing simplicity
into the midst of intense complexity.
By the end of the month,
the energies of May speed up to blast us into major breakthroughs.
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