As Leo Season Continues: The Lion Roars – But Has No Enemies.
Think about it. These are extremely volatile times we are living through and things are certainly coming to a head this week. (I highly recommend you check out the Astrological configurations for this week at http://realastrologers.com and http://www.alanoken.com).
One of the best pieces of advice I was ever given is:
“Don’t attack what you want to change“.
This week, this advice could save your life. Especially if you are thinking of going out tonight and having a head to head with an armed police officer. Lions can be fierce when needed, but they don’t have enemies, don’t form Armies, and they never, ever, go to war. The Lion walks alone for a reason.
The violence in the streets of England this past few days is a sign of how we have separated ourselves off from each other. The solution is not to use this as an excuse to separate ourselves further into ‘us’ and ‘them’. The UK government is this morning sitting with whether to bring in the Military and use Water Cannons against ‘the rioters’. The media are of course whipping up fear as usual. The average age of ‘the rioters’ is 15. They are children.
What kind of society turns the military on it’s own children? We have already let them down otherwise they wouldn’t be on the streets. (Forget water cannon bring in Supernanny!)
Of course it is extremely important to take a stand against oppression and injustice everywhere, but we don’t do it by making enemies of each other. The Leo-Aquarius polarity is the energy of group awareness and individualism. At this moment of time, being on the cusp of the Aquarian Age, we are barely just beginning to understand this level of group consciousness.
We Really Are One
It is a far cry from the mob consciousness that is fueling these riots, and the fear. It is a recognition that we really are one body of humanity, and yet it is important that we have the freedom to move and act individually, but not separately, to maximize our purpose and function.
To fully comprehend the Aquarian energy of ‘independence without separation’ let’s use an example: each of the fingers on your hand can move independently of the others, but they are not separate from you. And if you damage one finger, your whole hand – indeed your whole Being - suffers. Each one is as valuable as the others, and each one is needed for your body to remain healthy.
So it is with humanity. Each one of us is necessary for the health of the whole body of humanity. When we harm one individual we affect the health of the whole of humanity. When we restrict the movement and freedom of individuals, we restrict the functioning of the whole of humanity.
Where there is oppression it is the Lion’s job to stand and roar – to draw attention to the fact that individual needs really do matter. They matter to the individual, and they matter to us. Because there is no-one who is separate. There is no-one who is not part of this body of humanity. There is no-one who is not part of us, as we are part of them.
When we harm others, we harm ourselves. But does this mean we allow others to squash us? No! If, in their ignorance, they are trying to make themselves matter more than us it is the Lion’s job to roar – to firmly point out that (in Supernanny’s words) ‘that behavior is unacceptable’! This is best done without anger and definitely without violence.
I’m saddened by the news reports. I think of the impeccable behavior of the Japanese people following the earthquake and Tsumani this year, where there was very little violence and looting, and it doesn’t take a genius to figure out the difference. Where we have let these 15 year old youths down, is by not telling them they mattered. If we told them, and they didn’t hear it, then we didn’t try hard enough. Why? Because in our ignorance we didn’t realize, or care, that they did (matter).
Such scenes of violence and chaos is Leo roaring: “I matter”!
The scenes of violence will not stop until we finally get it, and stop treating others as different. Every single individual involved in these riots needs to know that they matter. They need to know the importance of their own Self. And, like the rest of us, they need to know that every single thought, word and action that you make – really, really, matters. They don’t need water cannon, they need and deserve, our love and respect. Not because of their anti-social behavior, but because of who they are – a vital part of our Selves.
We are in the build up to the Full Moon in Aquarius on Saturday and it is time for each one of us to take Self responsibility. Ask yourself: Who am I being, in all of it? Are your thoughts, words, actions and conversations with others, seeking solution? Or are you throwing fuel on the fire? Pay close attention to your inner world, and notice how you are flowing your energy into the world.
Now is the time to meditate. Now is the time to apply everything you ever learned about emotional intelligence, anger management, how to calm yourself, and not react to others. Anything you have ever learned that can support you in remaining calm and not getting swept up in all the hype and bru-ha-ha is essential, right now.
Turn off your TV. Watch your energy as you participate in Facebook.. are you feeling calmer or more agitated? Pay close attention. Stay off internet sites that whip up agitation, and practice meditation. Remember, even your computer has an ‘off’ switch.
You are now being called up to live the highest of who you really are. You brought a very bright light into this world. It is now time to let it shine, by being the brightest and best of who you are. Lead by example. Stand out from the crowd. Be the Lion. You don’t have to do anything, it is your presence that matters.
If anyone ever told you that you didn’t matter, they were lying. It is now time to drop all the lies. Knowing that you matter is enough. You don’t need anyone else to tell you. Walk the highest and best of who you are into this world, with every breath you take.
“What I am, is enough. If I can only be it openly.”
- Carl Rogers.
This way you will create a new earth and make your life a blessing. The choice is yours. Be the individual that you are and do not get swept along in the reactions of lower consciousness.
Ruth Hadikin is a Soul Path Coach, Author and Soul Astrologer.
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