Dancing with the Stars
As above, as below.
Coloured italics citations from C.G. Jung.
"We have not yet realized that Western Theosophy is an amateurish, indeed barbarous imitation of the East. We are just beginning to take up astrology again, which to the Oriental is his daily bread."
So many thousand years the nature, and the stars have guided Homo Sapiens. Guided us here, where we are.
"Anybody who understands navigation realizes that our link to the stars is the most precious and useful knowledge that humanity possesses"
* Six of Swords - Holy Light Tarot *
Why stop taking guidance now? We are apparently not doing so well when we guide ourselves! Becoming too many. Becoming unstable. Becoming full of ourselves.
Though, we have no problem navigating through life guided by sports, TVs, magazines, celebrities, and other - in reference - short lived (man made) things! Finding and making up things to live for.
"The chances of finding out what's really going on in the universe are so remote, the only thing to do is hang the sense of it and keep yourself occupied."
* Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy *
Quite erratic, arbitrary, shortsighted and irresponsible - which the outer world mirrors back to us.
Homo Sapiens are funny. Playing in their little bubble of homemade systems, miss-using the planet, and bodies they have but for loan.
While nature, with seemingly growing impatience, waits for them to grow up.
"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted."
* Albert Einstein *
"It's the job that's never started that takes longest to finish."
* Lord of the Rings *
"we are born at a given moment,
in a given place and,
like vintage years of wine,
we have the qualities of the year and the season.
Astrology does not lay claim on being anything more."
"Venus is the planet of pleasure and what we love. So it makes sense that a significant part of making ourselves happy is making our Venus happy."
* waymanastrology *
Why is 1 meter 1 meter? Why is 0 degrees Celsius 32 degrees Fahrenheit? Because it is so defined. It is a reference system - not facts.
Would the water stop melting if we discarded the systems? Would the water behave differently if we changed the scales?
The systems were defined by humans, quite recently. Systems certainly can simplify things. But can make a mess if we forget that we made them, and that they in fact don't exist, more in our own minds.
"Contrary to popular belief, the entire ancient world was not defending the idea that the Earth was the center of the universe. In fact, Egyptians, Hindus and some Greek philosophers before Christianity, had all their cosmologies based on a universe centered around the sun. It was only after Christianity that the idea of the geocentric model (supported by Aristotle) became widely accepted in the Western world."
* jweel *
Nature doesn't care about humankind's systems, so it gets quite messy when humans prefer to follow the systems rather than nature!
"The word 'belief' is a difficult thing for me. I don't believe. I must have a reason for a certain hypothesis. Either I know a thing, and then know it - I don't need to believe it."
Everything many today take for truths, facts, and granted all had its "first". The first scientist, the first doctor, the first engineer. Doctrines, regulations, dos and don'ts. But such a short time they all have existed. Nature was there long before. Watching them all come to be.
For a long time these inventions served us, helped us survive. It was the ways of the fivesensory humankind. But now those ways rather hinder us than help us. It´s the dawn of the multisensory humankind.
We tend to resist things that can't be defined, that can't be touched. We tend to resist to feel, to trust, to experience, to let go - to be alive rather than merely survive.
It is indeed more comfortable to walk the trodden paths. Follow along.
Much can quickly be changed by taking up reverence for the universe again.
Much can be read in the stars!