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Loving Symbolic Hate Mail

Friday, January 8th, 2010


Loving Hate Mail

Loving Hate Mail

Yesterday, I got my very first “hate” mail (a real zinger too), and I am loving it.

Having an online presence for six years (double that counting offline sharing of symbolic thoughts) – it’s a milestone whose time has come, I suppose.

Ironically, just yesterday I caught an observation on Deepak Chopra’s Twitterstream.  He said: “The others in your life reflect who you are, including your critics.” Coincidence? Unlikely. We know better, eh?

After reading the mail (and recovering from a fit of giggles), I did what I always do….I pondered the symbolism of the event.

As Dr. Chopra succinctly Twittered, our external events are a reflection of our internal workings.

Interestingly, the mail did not attack my platform…no acid drips directed at my views on symbolism. Rather, the (exquisitely descriptive) comments were pointed to my appearance.

I’ll buy the symbolism in that because I’ll admit to certain concerns about my physical appearance (I’m pretty sure it has something to do with being human).

However, my convictions about symbolism are resolute. Why?  Because the fuel driving my voice is eclectic electric, and core views are drawn from other-realm Voltages.  I add some flavor, sure, but the real spice is added by a multitudinous Creatrix.  

Navigating through various etheric realms while walking in the physical can be a real challenge. 

Straddling energetic parallels ain’t always easy, so I’m grateful to the sender of this mail.  It directed my attention to this delicate balance inherent in the process of living life.  I pause to even call it “hate” mail because it’s a gift of awareness - another layer of understanding life and all its crazy symbolic nuance.

So, I invite you to reinvent how you look at criticism

Is your external environment sending you anything less than love letters?  If so, what’s that symbolic of?

These moments are gifts. They allow us to adjust our perspective and realign ourselves in unique ways.

There’s a caveat! Exploring criticism for deeper symbolic messages must be done with humor. Honestly, this life is precious elixir; one moment spilled on issues like this is ludicrous.

So laugh at the critics (both internal and external) as you investigate the meanings behind the barbs.

Oh, and one more thing:  There is no marring your True Shine, and laughter is the brightest way to keep you rightly lit. ;)

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Ladybug Messages of Wisdom

Monday, January 4th, 2010


Ladybug Messages of Wisdom

Ladybug Messages of Wisdom

In this first blog post of 2010, I wanted to express amazing things to inspire you.

The kind of inspiration that makes the tight netting around your mind loosen so you no longer feel the squeeze of control.

In the midst of my spiritual stewing, I looked up and saw this Ladybug in my kitchen window.

She transmitted fabulous Wisdom as I captured her on digital.

Jump-jiving with joy, these Ladybug messages came in earnest rapid-fire.

Here is what this Ladybug said:

  • Each of my steps offers a different flavor, and promises new depth in perception.
    Are you awake in your ambulations? 
  • My balance comes from engaging and communicating with my environment.
    From where does your balance come?
  • My dark marks are my advantage. Make note of yours, flip them over in your view.
    What benefits do your spots offer?
  • My time circuitry is wired in a ‘foverver-loop.’
    How are your timelines established?
  • My crimson carapace is a fire, feeding your Roots.
    Will you accept my warmth?

I am trusting these Ladybug messages radiate within your worlds – in this moment and each moment still to unfold.

Need more to fuel your moments?  Here are some ideas…

When I look out with symbolic eyes, I relate the colors I see to the symbolic colors of the chakra system.   Look at my photo above.  What do the chakra colors of red, green and blue say to you?  Here is a chakra color chart that may help.

When insects surface in my awareness, I am reminded of the art of simplicity.  Ladybug Wisdom is elegance because it is based in simple movement. Small steps accumulate into enormous progress.  Here’s more on insect symbolism.

More on the lovely ladybug and similar topics:

More Symbolic Insect Meanings

Ladybugs as a Love Symbol

Ladybug Meaning (brief symbolism)

Ladybug Tattoo Symbolism

Symbolic Meaning of Beetles

Loving this Ladybug Wisdom? Pass it on. Share this with someone you love today.

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Symbolic Meaning of the Blue Moon

Thursday, December 31st, 2009


Symbolism of the Blue Moon

Symbolism of the Blue Moon

I’d be remiss if I didn’t discuss the symbolic meaning of the Blue Moon….after all, it only happens once in a blue moon (I know, trite. But I couldn’t resist).

You can go to Wiki for blue moon facts, but stay here if you want a proper philosophical wax about the rare (and symbolic) lunar gifts proffered tonight.

So what’s this Blue Moon fever all about Alphie?

Here are some symbolic points for your consideration:

Color Me Cobalt
Although it’s dubbed the “Blue Moon” it isn’t necessarily blue, but that doesn’t dampen the symbolic implications of this colorful label.  Blue hues are all about communication and clarity of expression. 

Consider the Vishuda chakra.  It’s that shiny azure pinwheel that spins in the throat of our energetic matrix.  Right at the center of our verbal communication H.Q. – the voice box.  When the color blue shoots a bullseye in my symbolic awareness, I’m always compelled to pay close attention to my modus communicandi.  This full Blue Moon, I invite you to do the same:

What are you expressing? 
What kind of signals are you sending? 
What’s the motivation behind your communication?

Utilize this blue-moon-moment in time to contemplate your spoken and unspoken articulations. 

Lassoing the Symbolic Moon
To truly appreciate this rare Blue Moon event, we would do well to move our minds over the symbolic meanings tied to the moon.  Admittedly, this feat can be exhaustive, because pulling on one strand of shimmery lunar symbolism – causes the whole of moon symbolism to unravel like a ball of spun silver yarn.  Cutting overwhelment off at the pass, here are a few basic symbolic features we can drink from the lunar chalice:

  • Feminity - The Moon is the Yin, sweetly partnered with the Solar Yang. For women, this means a time of reaffirming the glory that makes us female.  For men, this is a time to polish your starbright armor  (be reflective & tap into the sensitive side of chivalry).
  • Shadowy - Making no light of her own, our Luna Domina is a cloaked mistress. Her knowledge (and our own awakening) is best tapped with physical eyes shut.  This means reliance upon intuitive methods for gaining insight.
  • Silvery - Alchemists have long associated the attributes of Silver to the moon.  This symbolic hand plays prime aces like: Clarity, Purification, Subtlety, Transition and a whole slew of appropriate adjectives.

Timing is Everything
This Blue Moon is rediculously symbolic because it lands on the last day of the traditional calendar year.  Lady Luna is gravid with her shadowy potential – she has been building up to this moment…now what are we going to do about it? 

This is a brilliant time to recount the phases of our lives that have lead us to this very moment in time.  Milestones in memories ought to be revisited on this auspicious Blue Moon night.  Epiphanies of the past should be taken out of our velvety Soul pouches and turned over in our minds. 

This is a kind of night to hold our spiritual glimmeries up to the lunar light and watch them sparkle with delight.  Recount those *bling bling* moments in your life on this night.  Doing this is like forming a powerful union with this unique full moon.  As our Lunar Queen is full of promise, so too shall YOU be full.  You are a vessel filled to the brim with potential

Reinforce your inner radiance by taking stock of all the brilliance you have achieved, encountered and facilitated up to this point.  Become pregnant with your remarkability, and allow the lunar light to amplify the pageantry of who you are.

All that said, my deepest trust is that each of you shall step into this bright sapphire night with renewed lunar insight. 

This is an insanely pivotal moment in time.  Seize it.  Squeeze the ever-loving stuffin’ out of it!  Reap the lunar tides my hearties (and come back here to tell me about your revalatory reveries!).

A few more light-bright luminations for your pleasure:

Symbolism of the Moon

Full Moon Meanings in Native American Style

Native American Full Moon Zodiac Signs

Symbolic Frolic through Color Meanings

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