Beyond Inspiring ~Gifted Child

An internationally recognized 13-year-old prodigy, considered the only known child binary genius, in both realist painting and poetry.
Selected as 1 of 20 most accomplished visual artists in the world by Tribute Entertainment (London) and ABI (United States).
Kids Hall of Fame inductee.
World Council for Gifted and Talented Children inductee.
A best selling author of two books “Akiane: Her Life, Her Art, Her Poetry” and “My Dream is Bigger than I – Memories of Tomorrow”

Watching this video changed the tone of my whole day today. Somehow, seeing her and hearing what she had to say reminded me that we are all gifted in our own way and each of us, when we are balanced and acting in harmony with who we really are capable of expressing our own genius–our own shining spiritual nature. Just imagine the kind of world that would create.


Eclipses, Emotions and Sacred G

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I have spoken to so many people over the past week who are feeling upset about one thing or another. These are people who are normally pretty rational, together types who are finding themselves whipped into a dramatic frenzy about something that has either felt like a personal affront, or completely baffled them. I was surprised to find myself in this group, last week, too. Though I have weathered many of these emotional storms, it takes a while before I realize that my big reaction has little or nothing to do with the situation that has triggered those feelings.

As I wrote in my previous post, we just completed a series of three eclipses between July 7 and August 5. Eclipses work like magic to unearth old emotional patterns that have been held for years or even decades in the subconscious. Unawareness of these emotionally-charged patterns doesn’t mean they haven’t had an affect on one’s experiences. In fact, these unconscious patterns form the basis upon which many, if not all, of our beliefs about ‘the way life is’ were created. That which we experience is what we know as true for us. It is what we lived, after all. Over time this ‘truth’ has been reinforced so often that most of us come to feel we are helpless to change it. Even when we want to. Even when we see that others don’t have these same issues. We don’t understand how they are being created since the origins of these patterns are stowed away somewhere that the brain cannot consciously access. At the time the original event occurred we did not have the capacity to deal with the it. Our systems are designed to protect us from being aware of things we cannot yet handle. So now, even though we are older, wiser and much more experienced, until we can process the memory and release the emotional charge that has kept the pattern active, we will continue to see it in our current reality.

The key to changing this lies in our willingness to explore an issue that comes up and feels all too familiar. We are often aware that this isn’t the first time we have felt this way; though we are hard pressed to understand why it is happening, yet again. Unprocessed memory holds the pattern active in our energy field until we can finally see it for what it is and discharge the emotion from long ago.

Eclipses touch off sensitive areas in our lives, activating them to give us an opportunity to process the experience and integrate the energy that was previously stuck and replaying the same verse, like a broken record. Liberating yourself from that old story that is not the truth of who you are is the reward. By taking a little time to be with the way you are feeling and recall other times when you felt this way, you begin to free the energy that has bound up a portion of your life-force until you were ready to know more of the truth of who you are.

The best thing I have found to free up more vitality by clearing these old memories and their emotional charge is Sacred G. I have been using Sacred G since March 2009 and highly recommend it. My life has changed in remarkable ways since then, simply and easily. Check it out at CoryHerter.com. Cory is a remarkable person who has been through a profound healing journey. He has used what he has learned to create Sacred G. The benefits are too numerous to recount here. He has posted lots of videos in which he explains in great detail, how Sacred G works and what you can expect to experience. He is currently making Sacred G available as a file you can download so you can experience for yourself what it can do for you.


Wild Moon ~Aquarius Lunar Eclipse of Aug 5-6, 2009

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Did you see that crazy moon last night? Not only was it full and bright, it was the third in a series of eclipses that started a month ago. This Lunar Eclipse right in the middle of the never-a-dull-moment sign, Aquarius, followed the Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn on July 7, the Solar Eclipse in Cancer on July 21. I don’t know about you, but I have had an amazing summer, unlike any other, these past couple of months. Having gotten better at letting go, I feel a sense of personal freedom and wonder at how quickly things are changing. After years of studying the effects of eclipses this last series felt especially intense in terms of how swiftly people’s lives are changing.

The conditions in one’s natal chart will show whether an eclipse, or any astrological event, will be experienced directly, through those around us or through the collective. I have Aquarius Rising, so this eclipse occurred in my first house, the house of the personality, appearance, the instincts and the body. My experience of this eclipse was physical. I felt awash in emotion, upset by things that I would normally take in stride. Old, previously stuck emotional patterns were surfacing like waves on the beach finally available for acknowledgment and release.

The ongoing line-up of Jupiter, Neptune and Chiron in Aquarius continues to shake up the status quo and this Aquarius eclipse amplifies their effect even more. Breakthroughs are likely as the moon, still in full (manifestation) mode brings fresh light to this area of the zodiac and our lives, in breaking down old patterns and creating new potentials for something more healing, visionary, ingenious, humanitarian and inspired to occur.

This Aquarius Lunar Eclipse occurred on or very close to the natal Sun of those Aquarians with birthdays between around January 27–February 3. If that is you, expect the unexpected. You know how much you like to do things your own way, this energy is ripe for finding yourself in a situation you didn’t necessarily see coming. This is no time to sit around waiting to act on what you want. If you’ve been itching to take a chance on something, this may be your golden opportunity.

Those Geminis and Libras with birthdays between about the 27th of May or September and the 3rd of June or October (and even a few days on either side of those dates) are likely to be feeling an energetic boost from this eclipse in a positive, let’s get going and make something happen, kind of way. Full Moons are a time of manifestation. Whereas New Moons are about fresh starts.

The other fixed signs: Taurus, Leo and Scorpio are under a dynamic tension to take action now. Status quo is no longer a viable alternative for anyone, really. Change is only stressful when resisted. As much as those born under a fixed sign prefer that others make the changes so they don’t have to–I am speaking from personal experience, here–there are times when the only thing to do is accept that sometimes change is necessary and ultimately, a good thing, and then do what you know must be done.

As with any event, remember that though you may not have a conscious choice over what happens in your life, you always have a choice about how you respond to what is happening. It is much easier to navigate the river of life when we are open to accepting where we are at the moment. In being present to what is, we can make wise choices about the next step and the one after that. May your precious summer days be filled with sunshine and love.