The Floods & the Dog Star

 

The Flooding at this time of the year is Ancient and is described by the ancient Egyptians

From the Eclipse post I did at the start of the Dog Days

https://ritualdiary.com/2017/08/05/we-are-waist-deep/

In the Dog days of Summer comes the Flooding of the River

Full of Crocodiles

When the Evil rises and the plagues spread

The swarms of Locusts come

Like Manticores to devour

The Hearts of Mankind

This is the influence of Sirius the Dog Star”

 

In the Dog days come the floods:

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/30/mumbai-paralysed-by-floods-as-india-and-region-hit-by-worst-monsoon-rains-in-years

http://abcnews.go.com/US/epic-catastrophic-flooding-devastates-houston-rainfall-forecast/story?id=49462873

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41094872

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/08/sudan-floods-villages-submerged-death-toll-rises-160814185828482.html

http://www.news24.com/Africa/News/sudan-warns-of-floods-as-nile-water-level-surges-20170821

http://floodlist.com/africa/how-can-sierra-leone-learn-from-mudslide-to-avert-future-deaths

 

In the Sign of Cancer, which is ruled by the moon and the tides,  the Dog Star sits and rises at this time of year causing the Rivers to swell.

Follow the path of the Ancients

come into history, perspective, Natural cycles.

Feel the Earth as she moves and has moved and will move through time long after we are gone,

shall the floods continue in this cycle forever?

Has it always been so?

Shall it be again?

 

 

 

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Protect your Candle from the Wind ; Exterior Circumstances Can Not Defeat All Things Do not be Fooled into REACTIONARY DEFENSES

“Emotions run between hope and fear leading to inconsistency in character. The result is not only a lack of success but an undermining of self esteem. Calm the turbulent waters of your emotions and hold to your inner consistency. Vacillating with a lack of commitment to success leads to failure. Liberation shows that you need to keep your mind free of fear in moving forward. Hope is not the same thing as commitment.”   –Hexagram 32.3

 

Hope and fear are both polarized extremes.

Unbalanced

And uncentered

Both exhibit

Expectation

And fantasy

Reality rarely follows these phantoms

But rather

Remains

Ever focused

On centering

The equilibrium

That is Nature

In order to become humans

That reflect Nature

We must accept reality

And work to change

According to its laws

Of homeostasis

We must center

Ourselves

(your center is a fire that is spirit it is in your heart)

And avoid polarizing extremes

That cause separation

Of mind body and spirit

In order

to remain

In balance

That is TAO

There is negative

There is positive

And there is neutral

One contains the other two

There is red

and there is blue

and there is Purple

 

To shift consciousness in order to alter and evolve humanity,

this will not come through legislature or political reform.

This will come from the inside of the hearts and minds of human beings.

to change the outside we must change the inside.

The more humans who go neutral and HOLD THE TAO

the less likely humanity is

TO FALL INTO EXTREMES

 

GO TAO NOW

become the Alchemical Hermaphrodite

the Alchemical wedding

Adam Kadmon the Androgyn

we MUST HOLD THE TAO SPACE

 

-White Witch

 

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True Tree Mystery

I am going to relate this exactly as it occured, without explaination or apology.

I was going for a walk,

as I often do,

And was parambulating down a lovely tree lined street on a summery Los Angeles February day,

and my thoughts and eyes were drifting too and fro, winding along with my feet,

when suddenly,

a particular tree caught my eye.  As soon as I saw it, “Beautiful” was the thought that came into my mind.  As I looked at it, it was as if I fell into a deep love with this tree as my gaze descended upon its limbs.  It was an intense tree.  The bark was smooth and silvery, riddled with knot holes that looked like eyes.

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It had no leaves, each of its bony fingers naked in the sun.

I felt absolutely compelled to go up to this tree, and to touch it.

It was as if there was no way I was not going to touch this tree, hahaha.

So, of course, I walked up and touched the tree.

I closed my eyes and placed my hand upon it and just kind of spaced out feeling the tree,

when it happened.

I heard it talk to me.

“Help”

it said, very clearly, very plainly, very…DISTINGUISHABLY.

My eyes shot open and I looked at the tree.  When I actually LOOKED at the tree, right in front of my face, like directly in front of my face, exactly lined up with my eyes,

was a deep knot in the tree, and it was FILLED with trash.

All kinds of garbage had been shoved deep into it, by some stroller eating horrible poisonous food and then depositing their disgusting waste into a living being.

If you can imagine, it would be as if you were standing on a street corner and someone came by and shoved their Mcdonald’s garbage into your mouth.

Your mouth if you are lucky.

I INSTANTLY knew what the tree needed, and that indeed, its call for help was no hallucination, but very real.  I set about clearing the garbage out of the tree.

It was filthy, and as I pulled out that last wrapper shoved deep within it a cacophony of insects emerged in a spiraling swirl of haste.

I could feel the tree heave a sigh of relief as the insects scattered out of the wound,

and I was filled with a feeling that can best be described as being very much like “Sen” in “Spirited Away” when she uncorked the river dragon’s spirit in the bathtub.

I looked at the tree, brushed it off, and gave it a high five and went along my way.

Why would I have looked at THIS tree, so specifically?  There was a whole lined street FULL of trees, and only ONE that was full of garbage, and only ONE that I looked at.  Statistically, the odds of my arriving in that space to provide that service for the tree at that moment are impressive.

I felt, very certainly, that the tree had pulled my eyes upon it, and drew me over to it in order that I may help remove the thorn from its paw.

Arbol del bien y del mal

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The Hungry Ghost

I picked up the phone.

She said she didn’t know what to do or who to talk to.

Calm down I said, just explain what happened.  Her Grandmother had died she said.  But she wasn’t gone.  Since she died, her four year old daughter has begun talking like her.  She believes she is now possessed by the spirit of her great grandmother.  She had been to three separate Reiki therapists, none of them knew each other, they all said the same thing.  There was a spirit that had grabbed onto her heart.

Her four year old had taken to talking to herself, in an unfamiliar voice, repeating the number “98” (the age of the Grandmother when she passed.) and shouting that she wanted to leave.  She kept asking if she was ok.

Did she have a proper funeral? I asked.  Yes, yes everything normal.  Try giving her an offering, I said, at her grave.  Have you been to her grave?  No they hadn’t.  In ancient China they had a tradition, to keep ancestors from becoming hungry ghosts, they would cook them a meal and bring them offerings, that might work.

Ok, ok I said, lets see if I Ching can help us figure out what to do.

First question:

Is the spirit of the dead great grandmother possessing the child?

The response:

Hexagram 57.2—>53

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The image for Hexagram 57 is of two hands placing a meat offering on the alter for the dead ancestors. WOW!  Its exactly what I just said!

The line read (from “Total I Ching” by Dr. Stephen Karcher):

“Subtle penetration is also a healing ritual.  You must penetrate to the core of this old story, full of sexual intrigue and dark ancestors.  Use intermediaries, who can see and call the spirits, and diviners, who know the past.  Get to the bottom of it and free yourself from its grasp.  This is not a mistake.”

I said, I think you should take some food to her grave, make her a dinner or something.

Can we ask it what I should do?  She said.

Of course!

Second question:

What should I do regarding my dead Grandmother haunting my daughter?

Response:

Hexagram 27.4—>21

Hexagram 27 is literally “NOURISHING”, daily bread, things that go in and out of our mouths.  Hexagram 21 is biting through.

Both hexagrams are specifically the mouth and things going into it.  This was the line:

“The source of nourishment is disturbed.  This action will shake things up and free you.  Search out the new with the ferocity and passion of a tiger.  Be full of force and concentration.  This energy is not a mistake, it brings light and clarity to the situation.  Bite through obstacles.

How did she die? I asked her.

She starved to death, she was a diabetic, she replied.

Ooooohhhh, she wants to eat, I said!  Yes, yes, go with your daughter and take her some food to the grave and eat a meal with her.  Make her favorite thing.

Last question:

Will taking her food at her grave solve the problem?

Reply:

Hexagram 29

Ghost river, or Earth pit (grave).

Again, from Karcher;

“its symbols are rushing water, holes, pits, snares, tombs and graves…the deep center where the dead live…It represents a critical moment that requires courage and determination in the face of great fear engendered by the presence of the ghost world.”

Good luck I told her,

I hope it worked.

 

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