What The Heck Does It Mean To Be Enlightened???

What The Heck Does It Mean To Be Enlightened???

My ‘enlightenment‘ came into question during a Facebook Private Message exchange a couple of days ago. It was an interesting case where I responded to a persons PM promoting her business (this person had done it before and I had ignored - but there had been NO other engagement since 2011) but this was right on a fiery Leo Full moon and I am fiery anyway!) with the following: ‘This is spam. Just like emailing without permission’ and when she responded with an apology but said she ‘thought I might like to help a fellow business woman out’ I responded ‘I don’t help out fellow business women who only engage with me when they want something.’. Was I a little sharp? Yes, probably. What can I say, it was a BIG Leo Full Moon on Tuesday and I am not perfect. I had forgotten about it by Wednesday morning but then this happened…..   Her MOTHER messaged me telling me to ‘check your attitude when it comes to what you propose that you are about and what you really are about’ and that they were ‘deeply connected to many in my ‘group‘.’ When I asked if that was a threat she also said ‘I am not threatening you with my connections just trying to awaken you. Who seems who professes to be so enlightened’. There was more but I only set the scene because this set me to thinking what it really MEANS to be enlightened.   So, let’s start with the etymology from Dictionary.com. enlighten (v.) Look up enlighten at Dictionary.com late 14c., “to remove the dimness or blindness”...

Letting Go of Soul Habits

The astrology I am most drawn to is known as Evolutionary Astrology which teaches that our soul incarnates to evolve and to loosen the grip of the old lessons that our soul has learned. One major thing I look at is the Moons Nodes. Now I am not going to go into the technicalities. I just want to describe what this means for an individual and how the nodes are here to teach us so that our soul can evolve and that we can attain a sense of wholeness in this lifetime. The South Node energy is something that we are born with. When we look into a New Born babies eyes we see glimpses of it. You see a more angry look or a peaceful, passive happy look. I remember my eldest being described as an old soul. This is the energy of the South Node. This is the oldest energy in each of us. It represents the past at an unconscious level. It’s energy that we come into this life with through a long lineage, past lives or soul energy, however you choose to describe it. Astrologer Stephen Forrest describes it as “the single most telling placement of a persons evolutionary past”. The South Node contains well honed abilities, talents and gift. Both positive and negative. Ingrained habits. These tend to be compulsive tendencies and old survival strategies. Contains all the things our soul has learned through it’s evolutionary journey. These are innate and instinctive qualities not qualities that we are aware of until later in life. They are qualities that we have lived so deeply that...