The Size of Your Heart

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Chakra Mantra Connection

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Below is a lovely meditative short video by Mama Maga on the energy of each chakra. Try consciously running a situation or topic that repeatedly comes up for you through each chakra. Listen to what your energy has to say to you from the perspective of the chakra mantra.

For daily astrology information, check out Mama Maga’s youtube page.

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Sun in Scorpio – Second Chakra Sunshine

Hello!

The Sun is in Scorpio now, and things can get really intense. Scorpio is known as a deeply sexual and psychological sign – so our physical, emotional, and mental energies may be building up at this time around the second chakra. With the Sun shining on Scorpio, our shadow side gets lit up. What “hidden” aspects of yourself are beginning to surface?

My friend and reiki teacher, Geordie Numata says this about the current vibrations of  Sun in Scorpio:

With the Sun in Scorpio, we want to get down to the bottom of things, even if it means dragging old rotting skeletons out of the closet. Our Scorpio passion wants to go all the way and isn’t afraid to do whatever it takes to get there. Scorpio is the most masculine of the feminine water signs because it’s passion is hot and it wants to penetrate into the depths of the mysteries (before Pluto was discovered, Mars was assigned to Scorpio). It’s a time when we can get insights into stuff that has stumped us in the the past, but most importantly, It’s a time of regeneration when can let go of the old so we rebirth ourselves into the new. Yes, it’s time to clean up our act now so lets discard everything that no longer serves. Let’s purify and simplify so can fly free into the rarefied ethers of philosophical contemplation when the Sun enters Sagittarius and then plunge into the depths of meditation after the Winter Solstice when the Sun enters Capricorn.

We have so much more freedom now since the massive Blood Moon Total Eclipse purge in September. It’s time to move forward!

Death of the Sunflowers (c) 2015 Holly TroyScorpio is also the time when things die in the Northern Hemisphere. Death can be literal, or it can be a letting go. What do you need to let go of in order to move forward in your life?

If your energy is feeling stuck, why not get it moving with the gentle exercise in the video below? If your lower back feels tight, this is a good stretch. If you just need calming, it’s soothing physically and mentally.

I made this video a few years ago for one of my original Writing the Energetic Body online workshops.

By the way, I’ll be releasing an entirely new online course format in early 2016 – stay tuned!

Thanks for reading,

Holly

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Imagination and Belief ~ Light and Gravity

How do you see the world?

“She believed, of course … because without something to believe in, life would be intolerable.” ~ Rosamunde Pilcher

“We don’t get what we want, we get what we believe. What do you believe is possible for you?” ~ Kelley Rosano

“I address you all tonight for who you truly are: wizards, mermaids, travelers, adventurers, and magicians. You are the true dreamers.” ~ Brian Selznick

“Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape; it’s a way to make contact with reality after a day of making things up, and it’s a way of making contact with someone else’s imagination after a day that’s all too real.” ~ Nora Ephron

” . . . and so castles made of sand slip into the sea eventually.” ~ Jimi Hendrix

“I am fated to journey hand in hand with my strange heroes and to survey the surging immensity of life, to survey it through the laughter that all can see and through the tears unseen and unknown by anyone.”  ~ Nikolai Gogol

Goodbye Sunset (c) August 2015 Holly Troy“The camera … may want to know, to develop, to expose, but what it can also do, if pressed, is reveal the flowered vacancy of the invisibilities, the mixed-up motivations, that only a wise author could portray.” — Alexander Nemerov, Silent Dialogues

“Poetry is the shadow cast by our streetlight imaginations.” ~ Lawrence Ferlinghetti

“Dreams come true. Without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.” ~ John Updike

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”
Albert Einstein

“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
Albert Einstein

“This or something better now manifests for me in totally satisfying and harmonious ways, for the higest good of all concerned.” Shakti Gawain

“All that you see was and is for your sake. The numerous books, uncanny markings, and beautiful thoughts are the ghosts of souls who preceded you.” ― Khalil Gibran

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Sing and Know Truth

We all have our own stories to tell – what are yours? (5th Chakra)

“I do not know the truth, or I do not know how to tell the truth. All I have are stories, night thoughts, the sudden convictions that uncertainty spawns.” – Anne Enright, The Gathering

“You are song, a wished-for song.”- Rumi

“Puritanism hangs heavily on American literature . . . The French were able to produce very beautiful erotic writing because there was no puritan taboo, and the best writers would turn to erotic writing without the feeling that sensuality was something to be ashamed of and treated with contempt.” (2nd chakra and the 5th chakra) Anias Nin from
Eroticism in Women, Playgirl, April 1974.

truth tree (c) 2015 Holly Troy“Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.” ― Khalil Gibran

“My Soul gave me good counsel, teaching me that the lamp which I carry does not belong to me, and the song that I sing was not generated from within me.” ― Khalil Gibran

“You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts.” ― Khalil Gibran

“To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.” —Voltaire

“I sense the world might be more dreamlike, metaphorical, and poetic than we currently believe–but just as irrational as sympathetic magic when looked at in a typically scientific way. I wouldn’t be surprised if poetry–poetry in the broadest sense, in the sense of a world filled with metaphor, rhyme, and recurring patterns, shapes, and designs–is how the world works. The world isn’t logical, it’s a song.” David Byrne

“[What I want to communicate] doesn’t have a language with which I can communicate it. The things that I want to communicate are simply self-evident, emotional things. And the gifts of those things are that they bring both intellectual and emotional gifts — understanding. But I don’t really have a major message that I want to bring to the world through my music. The music can tell people everything they need to know about being human beings. It’s not my information, it’s not mine. I didn’t make it. I just discovered it.” — Jeff Buckley

“We have to create culture, don’t watch TV, don’t read magazines, don’t even listen to NPR. Create your own roadshow. The nexus of space and time where you are now is the most immediate sector of your universe, and if you’re worrying about Michael Jackson or Bill Clinton or somebody else, then you are disempowered, you’re giving it all away to icons, icons which are maintained by an electronic media so that you want to dress like X or have lips like Y. This is shit-brained, this kind of thinking. That is all cultural diversion, and what is real is you and your friends and your associations, your highs, your orgasms, your hopes, your plans, your fears. And we are told ‘no’, we’re unimportant, we’re peripheral. ‘Get a degree, get a job, get a this, get a that.’ And then you’re a player, you don’t want to even play in that game. You want to reclaim your mind and get it out of the hands of the cultural engineers who want to turn you into a half-baked moron consuming all this trash that’s being manufactured out of the bones of a dying world.” ― Terence McKenna

“When we are young, the words are scattered all around us. As they are assembled by experience, so also are we, sentence by sentence, until the story takes shape.” ~Louise Erdrich

“If you have the words, there’s always a chance that you’ll find the way.” ~ Seamus Heaney

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Long Winter, Soft Heart

“For small beings such as we, the vastness is only bearable through love.” ~ Carl Sagan

“Love asks us that we be a little braver than is comfortable, a little more generous, a little more flexible. It means living on the edge more than we care to.” ~ Norman Mailer

“Whether or not you believe in God, you can probably sign on to the idea that being kind to others is divine. Just remember to include yourself in that circle of kindness.” ~ Saul Bass

“If grass can grow through cement, love can find you at every time in your life.” – Cher

“We are all born for love. It is the principal of existence, and its only end.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

“We need 4 hugs a day for survival.
We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance.
We need 12 hugs a day for growth.”
~ Virginia Satir

rosemary (c) 2014 Holly Troy“I don’t really want to become normal, average, standard. I want merely to gain in strength, in the courage to live out my life more fully, enjoy more, experience more. I want to develop even more original and more unconventional traits.” ~Anais Nin

“Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish it’s source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.” ~Anais Nin

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” ~ Anais Nin

“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I suspect the most we can hope for, and it’s no small hope, is that we never give up, that we never stop giving ourselves permission to try to love and receive love.” ~Elizabeth Strout

“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.”  ~Thornton Wilder

“Gratitude is the memory of the heart.”  ~Jean Baptiste Massieu

“Love is stronger than death.” ~ Thomas Merton

“What I’ve come to learn is that the world is never saved in grand messianic gestures, but in the simple accumulation of gentle, soft, almost invisible acts of compassion.” ~ Chris Abani

More quotes for the heart chakra

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Standing up and living! Who are you? 3rd Chakra

“You’re an artist when you say you are.” – Amanda Palmer, The Art of Asking

“We are stardust . . . we are golden” – Joni Mitchell

“Life in its becoming is always shedding death, and on the point of death. The conquest of fear yields the courage of life. That is the cardinal initiation of every heroic adventure—fearlessness and achievement.” — Joseph Campbell  A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living

Sun Set Spirit (c) Holly Troy 2013“When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.” ― Paulo Coelho

“If you end up with a boring miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on television telling you how to do your shit, then you deserve it.” ―Frank Zappa

“Make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too hesitant to attempt. So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservation, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. If you want to get more out of life, you must lose your inclination for monotonous security and adopt a helter-skelter style of life that will at first appear to you to be crazy. But once you become accustomed to such a life you will see its full meaning and its incredible beauty.” ― Jon Krakauer

“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” ― George Bernard Shaw

“Resist much, obey little.”
― Walt WhitmanLeaves of Grass

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” 
― Maya Angelou

“The sun shines not on us, but in us.” ~John Muir

“Creativity ignited a spark. In that moment, I saw that art is not peripheral, beauty is not optional, but a strategy for survival.” – Terry Tempest Williams 

“I do not think, sir, you have any right to command me, merely because you are older than I, or because you have seen more of the world than I have; your claim to superiority depends on the use you have made of your time and experience.” ― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

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