Right Thinking—Right Action
One more time, for the fourth time in 2016, and this could not be more “timely”!
Mercury retrograde is always a wonderful opportunity to turn your mind back upon itself, to make some precious time for self-reflection. It is a time to bend your mind inwards so that you may contemplate and self-correct. It is a gift and not an annoyance at all, for it is offered to you in order that you may continue your journey of self-becoming, of raising your consciousness as you learn to exercise ever greater Mindfulness.
The sign of Mercury’s retrograde indicates in what matter and to what objective you should direct your Inner Sight now. For this circuitous round of retrograde, Mercury will be moving through the sign of Capricorn.
The principal message of Capricorn can be best summed up by one word, Responsibility. The question that you must ask yourself as Mercury takes you inward is exactly this, “Have you been responsible in your gathering of information; Have you been diligent in your examination of the various facts, viewpoints, teachings and truths by which you have formed your view of your world?” And most importantly, “Have you been responsible in your sharing of these facts, opinions, viewpoints with the world around you as well”?
You journey through an integral Spiritual Hierarchy of Life-Consciousness-Spirit, with innumerable fellow humans clustered around, above and below yourself. But this Ribbon of Light and Love extends far below you to less evolved life-forms yearning to become “human”, and equally far above you too, into the realms of the Deva’s or "shining ones" to whom you look for guidance and inspiration. And this Hierarchy continues further onwards without end, to the planets, stars and galaxies…and much more.
Your journey of self-becoming is aided by those who extend their love and consideration to you from above, while you give and receive comfort with those who abide on your own human plane of consciousness. And so then equally guided by your true nature, that you are a precious spark of the One Divine, following your heart and Higher Self, you will also reach below yourself to extend your love and help to the innumerable life-forms below who look up to you with wonder.
This Spiritual Hierarchy of Life-Consciousness-Spirit is the Body and Life of the One, and because of this, the whole of Creation is bound to one another by the Love of the One for one and all. It is this that forms the true source of your experience and expression of Responsibility. You are here because you were and will always be Loved. And you are here to be Loving too. You are cared for and have been guided to become who you are…And you in turn will care for many, many others for all your lives that were and are yet to be, for this is your nature, this is the Heart of all the teachings, “You are here to love one another as you love yourself”.
The word Responsibility literally means “your ability to respond”. But “what” is it that you are here to respond to you might ask. Most fundamentally, you are here to be Responsible to this Hierarchy of Life-Consciousness-Spirit, and that means especially on your own plane of learning and loving, you are here to take care of and be considerate towards your fellow human beings. With regards to Mercury, with regards to your thought-forms and communications, you must take responsibility for what you do in this most powerful realm of Consciousness.
All in this Creation are subject to what is known as The Law of Karma, of “cause and effect”. It is in fact how the Universe (or the One) brings about or fosters Responsibility! Quite simply this law of the universe means that what you do, in any form, will return to you its author or creator. The actions you take with regards to any other will come back to you. If you harm them, you will eventually suffer in turn. And, this is equally true for the thoughts that you think, and most especially for the words and images that you “share”.
The symbol of Mercury, the Caduceus, was adopted by the medical profession as its sign or symbol. Likewise, in this realm of thought, it would be a great blessing if one and all followed the truth embodied in the Hippocratic Oath of medicine with regards to thoughts and communications, the Heart and Soul of this teaching is this: “First, do no harm!”
With regards to the reception and adoption of information, data or “facts” for yourself, you must take the time to understand the source or provenance of this information. If you fill your mind with too many dissonant, conflict-filled or negative thoughts, you will turn away from the path of Light. Your mind will become cloudy and confused, your thoughts shadowed and self-destructive, and you will lose yourself in a web of darkness and fear.
Likewise, and even more importantly, you must consider carefully the thought-forms you share, whether in speech, or writings or postings, or whatever forms of communication in which you partake. If you spread misbegotten ideas, if you share half-truths or falsehoods, you contribute to the loss of clarity and trust upon which your life and the lives of others depend. You are by acting in this manner being very, very irresponsible. If you do not contribute to the Light of Love and Reason, you will bring about deeper shadows; if you spread falsehood and foster hatreds, you turn away from your own true self, you turn away from love, and you do harm to yourself and to many others as well.
For it is from the fostering and spreading of Lies that wrong actions follow, and so great harm will come to one and all by the willful and deliberate actions of some, as well as by the unknowing or unconscious spread of these fears and darkness by the many who did not understand what they did.
But ignorance of the Law of Karma is no excuse, nor will Justice be denied. You will reap what you sow, so choose wisely. If you do not know, really know, if something is “true” or factual, then do not pass it on, ever!
A cacophony of falsehoods is overwhelming reason and love in the world now. Choose to be a champion of Light and Love. Do not harbor or hold onto negative thoughts or half-truths. Do not share what is harmful or false, do not be used by the dark and destructive forces that are tearing your world apart.
Let Mercury take you on an inner journey of Mindfulness.
Choose to take responsibility for what you know and understand.
Let this turning of Mercury cleanse your mind of falsehoods and fears.
Help one another by illuminating the shadows that cloud one another’s minds.
Think clearly by following the Wisdom Ways that have stood the tests of time,
Centered by the quiet confirmations of your own Higher Self’s loving affirmations.
Look to the Fountain-Source of Truth found in the Ancient Teachings,
The Ancient Wisdom founded upon the Wisdom of Love.
This same Love is this Luminous Hierarchy of Life,
Built and formed by Love, Trust and Sharing.
Choose to stand in the Light, and
Be a light for one another.
Choose Reason over Fear; Choose Love over Hatred.
Live in Light,
Live by Love.