My life with horses began as a deep friendship and a whole lot of fun. After 35 years, my relationship with them is all that and so much more.My best friend of 27 years was my horse friend Admiral. We journeyed through life together, beginning in my early teens through marriage and motherhood. It wasn't until the time arrived for me to assist in his death that the profound awakening of our relationship opened to me. I'll talk more about that at another time.
Let’s play a game. It’ll be an experiment. For one day don’t do anything out of a sense of guilt. See what happens. If your life doesn’t fall apart with your unleashed freedom – try extending the experiment to a couple days.
A team that doesn't work well together successfully isn't a money team. It doesn't mean that they are not fun, exciting, or lively. But, it usually means that they are not very effective. If the players don't work together to get the ball into the goal, or the puck into the net, or the football over the line they, are not considered a successful team.
Similarly, the Soul can't use a personality whose components don't function as a team. Considering ourselves in this way is a helpful analogy for thinking about the process of spiritual awakening and personality integration.
No one is perfect, and the art of forgiveness is a very normal part of any relationship, even a conscious one. Forgiveness is also something that can’t just be conceptually understood. Remember the early days in school when your teacher would make you say you’re sorry and makeup? Standing there waiting until you said those magic words. You’d say them reluctantly without meaning it just so you could get on with your recess. The same sort of phenomena still happens in adulthood.
Esoteric or Soul-Centered Astrology provides a way to understand ourselves through the lens of our individual consciousness. Astrology is an invaluable tool for self-understanding, personal guidance, and integration. However, traditional astrology is limited due to its inability to work within the framework of varying consciousness. Soul-centered Astrology factors consciousness into the analysis of an individual's astrology.