Friday, June 5, 2020

Sagittarius Moon & Earth Cycles

Luna is full in the fiery, visionary sign of the archer, Sagittarius. Raise your sails as we head into this new chapter under her luminous light.

Sun & Moon, Night & Day, Dark & Light are examples of the duality within our selves manifested on our dear planet Earth and vice versa.

Like many of you, I tend to deep dive into subjects that come up in the collective consciousness. The reason for the dive is a profound sense of curiosity and search for truth.

The ancient alchemists viewed their art as one of transmutation, referring to consciousness or a substance, moving from a base form to an enlightened state. This applies to both psychological (internal) and scientific (external) aspects of the work.

We move from base matter to a more refined understanding and then go through the process again and again, like the cycle of the Phoenix and the ouroboros, in a constant loop.

These loops can be seen in our physical world as described above and through the three motions 
of the Earth:
  1. Her spin on the axis within 24 hours, resulting in night & day
  2. Her revolution, producing the four seasons
  3. Her wobble, taking place approximately every ten of thousands of years. The wobble cycle has a few names, including the Yugas, originally described in the Vedas, and Greek Great Year by Plato. The current cycle is referred to as the Kali Yuga, the Iron Age.
"The Kali Yuga is an age of darkness, when we witness human morals and capabilities at their lowest point. The Mahabharata describes this period as when the “World Soul” is Black in hue; only one quarter of virtue remains, which slowly dwindles to zero at the end of the Kali Yuga. Men turn to wickedness; disease, lethargy, anger, natural calamities, anguish and fear of scarcity dominate. Penance, sacrifices and religious observances fall into disuse. All creatures degenerate. Change passes over all things, without exception."1

Sound familiar? The good news is that we are moving into the Golden Age, the Satya Yuga, which
author Graham Hancock has calculated to begin in 2025.

Artwork by Yoshitaka Amano

Graham Hancock

Monday, May 18, 2020

Movie Monday: When Life Imitates Art

Do you ever get the feeling we are living a Sci-Fi film? Besides pondering such concepts as: am I living amidst a bunch of muggles or zombies, topics from alchemy creep into my mind, like am I really co-creating this reality and if so why? Is it to experience the shadow and fear on a  level that the current masses have not yet lived through? Is it the adjustment that needed to occur for balance as we continue to move out of the Kali Yuga cycle, is it a test to see if humans can move out of fear and create balance?

There is also a point of view referring to "timelines", frequency fields shared to me by a view intuitive folk that have visited the perfumery. It was explained to me that many individuals here on planet Earth are stuck in 3D timelines and are not experiencing what those in higher timelines are experiencing. Here is what has been shared with me:

"The lower timelines have dropped away but people are still living in them because they keep creating them everyday. Many of us feel very blissful as the energy waves come in and we completely feel out of place with anyone or anything in the old timelines. This is what is creating the bifurcation. The split in the road where you choose to go one way or choose to go the other. We met critical mass of 10% of the higher frequency folks about 2 years ago so we are able to use our magic for many different things now in our New Earth which we have created. Some will still move up into
the higher frequencies but the process is very slow for them and may take decades more.
Higher frequency folks should shift completely in August, that is our latest intel."

And then there is the really strange things that are worth considering, like an episode of the Dead Zone TV Show titled Plague, which aired on July 13, 2003 which mimics exactly what we have going on now! Pretty weird. Is life imitating art or vice versa?

Human imagination is a powerful tool, a doorway, operating from the right brain. Symbols and signs beckon us to view a different perspective, an alternative way of perceiving the world, beyond the pragmatic left brain….and the news media. Part of being human is the capacity to reflect, shift our attitude and deepen our wisdom. It’s a balance between remaining grounded, and deeply experiencing the tough stuff like grief and sorrow, deepening our compassion and empathy for others. If we plant ourselves to deeply in the bedrock of the left brain, rather than the creative right brain, our heart we miss the full the experience of being creative and fully enlightened human being.

Here is a list of some thought provoking films, add your favorites in the comments.

Solaris (1972) by Tarkovsky, any of his films are thought-provoking and reflective. Like many Eastern European and Russian artists, his work is steeped in symbolism, coming out of the terrain of the right brain with themes of: childhood, dreams, memory, metaphysics, etc.

Space Odyssey
Altered States
Matrix (1)
Fight Club
The Fountain
The Fall
The Truman Show
Donnie Darko
Minority Report
Twelve Monkeys
Vanilla Sky
Edge of Tomorrow
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Cloud Atlas
The Great Year
Mr. Nobody, which is a tribute to Blind Chance, a 1987 film written and directed by famed Polish director Krzysztof KieĊ›lowsk

and one of my absolute favorites: Only Lovers Left Alive by Jim Jarmusch

Artwork: ©GregSpalenka

Thursday, May 14, 2020

The fabric of everything is beauty

This lockdown period, although excruciatingly painful, has been very beneficial in providing us with time to contemplate, even though some of us, like many of our awesome health care and other essential service providers continue to work.

While contemplating the oh so very wise words of the young, visionary medic Dr. Zach Bush I came to the realization of a few things:

  • Beauty has pretty much always been at my core, specifically the kind of beauty that has to do with harmony, whether it was as a little girl organizing my grandmothers spools of colored thread or my grandfathers drawer of nicknacks and 35 mm film canisters.
  • The reason creating beauty & harmony is so important to my makeup is because the act of putting things in order gives me a sense of peace, and yes is might have something to do with my Leo Sun, Taurus Rising, Pisces Moon, Libra in Venus, etc.
  • Thus as a teen I pinned magazine images on a small bulletin board in my room, a few years later that shifted to pasting images from magazines into sketch books. I would even take those books along with me when I traveled so that I could sit quietly and gaze at what I wanted to manifest.
  • Then I met Marilyn Neuhart, a Queen of beauty and harmony, who had huge pin boards in her cubicle at the design office with her husband John. From then on I abandoned the books and went back to the bulletin board idea, but used big pieces of homasote, a type of fiber board, so that the boards could be expansive, like Marilyn's.
  • That was in the eighties when “Vision Boards” were becoming popular in the lexicon of the transformation and personal growth movement.
  • The last piece of this puzzle was working with Jennifer Butler, who provided me with a color palette and themes that worked in harmony with my souls expression in the physical world.

The new realization, is that the act of creating beauty & harmony is healing, I bet that many of you reading this feel it too. The end product of creating the boards is of course the feeling of peace that comes from hanging out in your right brain, the realm of the feminine, but also that now you have something that acts as a pillar to support and nourish you.

Every morning I look forward to heading to the perfumery, my cocoon of beauty, it’s my happy place and am thrilled that it has become a happy place for many of you who have visited and will visit in the very near future.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to create a vision board. Start small, start online using Pinterest if necessary, but do it and watch what happens, here are my Pinterest boards.

The photo above is one of the pin boards here at the Santa Fe perfumery, in the top right corner is a magazine ad with Carmen Dell'Orefice, I included that image after Tom Ford asked me to be his “Carmen” as an extra on the set of Nocturnal Animals. Interacting with Tom was a highlight of my life which is evoked every time I see that photo and also has me aspire to age as elegantly as Carmen.

Here is a short video from the Art of Botanical perfume where I share the expansive pin board from the perfumery at the Agoura Hills perfumery.