In keeping with contemporary, worldy turmoil (!) changes are afoot on this platform, which will continue in the same spirit of Barefoot and Feelgood, as I bring a book I wrote over 20 years ago 'back to life' 😂. I called it 'Come Back to Life' (a way of reminding and reconnecting the reader to the reality of life) and I am going to revisit the ideas shared there, here. On a broader level, I will offer a space to check in and literally come back to LIFE, when so many are getting consumed in the worldly preoccupations of mere LIVING. It'll be like meditation without falling asleep, like spirituality without all the virtue signalling. If all goes well. As the worldly world continues its emotional tailspin, I trust you will find an oasis of true spiritual stillness and practical peace here...
Hey Carl. I only read half of it last night but it's an interesting collection of "thought bites". I like how simple it is. Many things resonated with me but the one that struck the deepest chord was The Happy Little Soul. I read it first thing this morning again. That last line is so powerful - She will be revealed as you release the world that has built up in and on you. Makes me think of the poem ... (I still need to think of a song).
The World Is Too Much With Us BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH The world is too much with us; late and soon, Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers;— Little we see in Nature that is ours; We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon! This Sea that bares her bosom to the moon; The winds that will be howling at all hours, And are up-gathered now like sleeping flowers; For this, for everything, we are out of tune; It moves us not. Great God! I’d rather be A Pagan suckled in a creed outworn; So might I, standing on this pleasant lea, Have glimpses that would make me less forlorn; Have sight of Proteus rising from the sea; Or hear old Triton blow his wreathèd horn.
It's been a crazy week here at Munson central, I've posted 2 astrology videos and recorded 3 'barefoot Broadcast LIVES with coaches and it's like living in a permanent retreat. i've had some awesome comments from both channels where people have SHARED so much more with me, in terms of their healing journey, their hopes, fears and failures. It has been intense. I've creid 3 times this week, by being moved to tears from some ofthese stories. 'The Human Condition' is definitely on my mind this week. How has it been for you? Intense? On the one hand, I think this is the aftermath of venus retorgrade, merucry retrograde (ending todayish), our recent north node change, and the ongoing chiron/venus/juno trine all month. The conditions are definitely good for some deep introspection. Or is this also because the narratives in the news/celebrity appear to be changing since the end of the summer, and now the thinky veiled threats of lockdowns, financial collapse, weather changes etc, has us deep in thought. If you want something to watch over the weekend, you might find these helpful: https://youtube.com/live/ty_44StVh_M?feature=share Is suffering a necessary part of the Human Condition? (this had carl and I in happy and sad tears, but was ultimately uplifting) https://youtube.com/live/hRbbbP8Yeh0?feature=share What does your body know, that you don't yet know? (this was a knockout discussion with our @Sarah Taylor, and had me pondering for quite some itme after.BRILLIANT) https://youtube.com/live/vFsyUXjf06U?feature=share Where does your self esteem come from? (another knockout discussion!) Today in 45 mins, I'll be going live with my good friend Felix Hyde, who is a channel and who uses light language. He has a unique perspective. We'll be looking at 'Can happiness be sustained in the face of adversity?' i wonder what will come up. https://youtube.com/live/dXK2jzVx54s
@Louisa Tanner Munson Thank you so much for the weekend viewing! I've been sick in bed for 3 days, so these came at just the right time. I don't think it's the aftermath of any retrogrades etc, but my body has been going through some strange things for some time now, and it doesn't feel like it's related to my chronic disease. I was literally wondering "What is my body trying to tell me?" when I saw your post. And then I watched the show about Suffering, which is what I am going through now (and for forever it feels like). And in the midst of suffering, comes all of the questioning - why is this happening, what do I need to learn, what needs to change, etc, etc? I've listened to "What's it all about Alfie" about a gazillion times this weekend (with lots of tears!). So, I've just finished watching your chat with Felix Hyde. OMG! There's so much I've never even heard of. The whole show was completely fascinating, but I was especially interested in his comments about disease and contracts. Anyway, he briefly referred to his Dark Night of the Soul which I have been wondering about this year too. Have you done a show on this yet?
And what a lovely show with Dr Joe and the Brodies. Such refreshing honesty. I'd like to tie this in with Carl's previous question about childhood superpowers. How about making yourself invisible so as not to draw attention to yourself, so that you would be safe? And the smaller you made yourself, and the more you withdrew, the more disconnected you became from yourself until your self-worth was almost non-existent.
So today I stumbled upon this chart type on Astro.com. I couldn't see the point of it at all as it was virtually identical to my birth chart ("NC"). But when I ran the natal vs draconic option for 2 other people, I got completely different results. Such a puzzlement. So then I googled draconic charts and the mystery was solved - DC's are calculated with by taking the North Node as the first point of 0 degrees Aries, which is where my North Node (and Chiron) are in my natal chart anyway, hence the two charts looking the same down i.t.o. planet positions, houses and signs (off by minutes only). But if the DC represents the higher self/soul and the NC the personality and physical self, what could it mean when they are the same??? Curiouser and curiouser ...
It seems that there are many Zero degrees NN people out there looking for answers. Lots of discussions but not many answers. I came across an interesting thought though. Someone pointed out that because the Node travels "backwards", zero degrees Aries is the End of the journey for the Nodes. (End of incarnations or a specific cycle?) Everyone agrees that they have experienced a difficult life with a lot of upheavals. They also talk about feeling both blessed and cursed. Some say this is a "do-over" lifetime to finish what you weren't able to do in previous incarnations. Many speak of a sense of urgency - there is something to do or more to do. It all resonates with me. Everyone in chats were either born in 1969 or 1987. One person mentioned 1950. (18.6-year NN cycle). This is very interesting indeed. You should definitely do a show about it under your NN in Aries series.
@Louisa Tanner Munson Sorry if I created the wrong impression. I have not been chatting with anyone but came across old discussions on the topic. Natal North Node at 0 degrees Aries ⋆ Saturn Season Astrology North Node at Aries and a Draconic Chart : astrology (reddit.com) But let me keep digging and see if I can find something more substantial. You could maybe do a show when the NN is closer to zero degrees.
Just to let you know, I'll be chatting with @Troy Colmer tomorrow about the LOA and some of his stories of how it can work even when you're not actively doing it. We'll have a live chat room if you can join us, but if you have a question (and you can't join us live), then drop them in here and we'll answer them for you. The show starts at 7am UK/Lisbon time, which is 4pm in Australia, Friday 28th July The show is on my sister channel and the link is below www.youtube.com/@thebarefootbroadcast / https://www.youtube.com/live/7K7JiVyStEw?feature=share You can also join Troy in his Skool Community 'Become Limitless'
@Troy Colmer Hi Troy. Thank you again for the Trauma release session. I have trained twice since then and have also had a yoga session, and the pain and stiffness which often used to restrict my movement is mostly gone. I am able to move fully and freely once more and experience the true joy of movement. I feel so much lighter and brighter. Much appreciation and admiration for the work that you do and your mission to raise the world to higher levels of consciousness. I wish you continued success and inspiration. Much respect and gratitude.