Pisces, the sign
of deception and compassion, reigns for most of the month. While we are all
sitting around worrying about what new terrors might occur, and what politicians
are trying to do to wreak havoc on the world, the biggest question remains
- what are we doing to make the world a better place amid all of the
There is a reason
that most heroes are born during wartime. They possess valor in the face
of danger - and the known ones must have had good publicity. I note the good
publicity part because, in truth, most true heroes are not recognized as
such. They become nameless and faceless in comparison to the celebrities
and politicians we put on TV, radio, Internet, and anywhere you can stick
a face or a body part. They are there though. We are here. We are what lies
behind the curtain.
In being such,
we must remember that while not everything may be what it seems, we must
not let ourselves be put on edge. We must not let them win, whoever they
may be. At this point, I dont think any one of us really knows the
answer to that question. Maybe we are all on our own paths to destruction,
or maybe we are that group behind the curtain that is ready to stand up,
to speak out, and to bring compassion to those we dont necessarily
understand or agree with, in order to fight for a common goal: the goal of
forgiveness are not weaknesses; rather, they are among the hardest things
to accomplish in this world. It is so easy for us to point fingers and place
blame, but when it comes to letting go of the differences and petty things
that plague us, we often find that we cant do it. Why give up our pride
and ego for someone we see as wrong and backwards? That doesnt mean
we should be weak either. Standing firm in ones truth and ones
respect for all of mankind is a mark of the wise. So, while there is deception
all around us, the truth remains, waiting to be revealed through compassion
In this issue,
Sucheta has a horrific pictorial article about the effects of atomic bombs
used on Japan in World War II and the birth deformities in Chernobyl after
the nuclear plant disaster there. If ever we forget the fragility of life
here on earth, this is a compelling reminder. War doesnt just affect
those who enlist; it also affects the innocent. For war advocates and peaceful
protesters alike, this will remind you. Its not about whos right.
Its about who is affected in the end. Here is the link that will take
you to it: Lest We
Forget. Also, just a warning, these pictures are very graphic, so
if you have any qualms about seeing some very disturbing things, you might
not want to take a look.
Light and Love for... *
Its sad that he has such a terrible disease at such a young age, but
that burden is borne by a wise soul who is able to spread courage to us all.
and his friend who is dealing with overcoming an addiction. May he make the
right decisions and come out stronger in the end.
involved in all the many disasters happening all over. The club incidents,
the earthquakes, etc.
of the world. Hopefully their continued postponement of the war and diplomatic
efforts will prevent much destruction from happening.
All of those
who are lost and lonely. May you find direction, hope, and love in your life.
months White Light and Love section. If there is anyone who you feel
needs mention in our white light and love section, please PM me (enchantress299).
that there are weekly meditations going on, Mondays at 10 p.m. and Fridays
at 6 p.m. Check the Friday Meditation and Meditation
Monday threads for more info.
I hope you all
have survived this months craziness and Saturn going direct again.
If the tension surrounding us all is starting to get to you, remember that
life is all in your perception of it. What seems impossible to one person
is a breeze to others. If you want people to smile at you, smile at them
first. Change your outlook on life. Do something exciting and crazy. Go fly
a kite, or as in my case, go sledding. Let yourself look beyond the prescribed
way of thinking and doing things. Lighten your heart of burdens. But whatever
you do, dont let yourself get stuck in one place. It can be one of
the most debilitating and frustrating things in the world. There is always
another option. Remember that. It will give you strength when it seems like
all hope is lost.