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Generation Stage Practice and the Bardo

Generation Stage Practice and the Bardo

The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo offered during a Phowa retreat:

There is one way that you can help yourself to prepare for the bardo state. As I begin to explain the bardo of becoming now, which is the next stage in the bardo, and a very important […]

Astrology for 12/17/2014

12/17/2014 Wednesday by Norma

Solid thinking cuts through indecision today. Minds are in union, and you and others are definite about what you need to do. Be careful in speech, however, and avoid offering an opinion until you have all the facts. Don’t hesitate to ask for time to think, if you receive a proposal […]

Astrology for 12/16/2014

12/16/2014 Tuesday by Norma

Travel is highlighted today, as well as negotiations between powerful people. Spiritual leaders are making their views known in a manner that is helpful regarding issues at hand. If you feel strongly about the correctness of an action, speak up! A decision or policy will be made soon. Leaders continue to […]

Denial

Denial

The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo offered during a Phowa retreat:

Those people who accuse Buddhists of creating a kind of depression or melancholy through these ideas, are, what I would call, in denial. They’re simply in denial. They’re not at that stage of maturity, either in their […]

Astrology for 12/7/2014

12/7/2014 Sunday by Norma

A final burst of talk occurs and then the energy changes and people get, well, moody. If you feel morose, weepy, as though something were tugging at your heartstrings, consider what you’re leaving behind. Sentimental attachments have been discounted in the forward surge, and today you are reminded of what they […]

Astrology for 12/6/2014

12/6/2014 Saturday by Norma

A new energy is present that’s shoving everything else aside, and it’s associated with friends and groups. All of a sudden, you are being bombarded with requests, comments and expectations. “You’re one of us, so get busy!” is what you’re hearing. Or else you are pushing the agenda. Once you become […]

Astrology for 12/5/2014

12/5/2014 Friday by Norma

Chatterbox day! You will spend more time talking, sending messages and responding to communications than you thought possible. Everyone wants to express an opinion and hear what you think. Do your level best to reply to all messages, it’s important! The one you neglect to answer will come back to haunt […]

Astrology for 12/4/2014

12/4/2014 Thursday by Norma

If you don’t have a happy, loving day today, you are hiding out! Enjoy the fun, and spend time with the people who mean the most to you. New inventions invigorate people, group activity is exciting and everyone is riled up about everything! Bear in mind that people who are acting […]

Astrology for 12/3/2014

12/3/2014 Wednesday by Norma

A reasonable person steps up and makes decisions. This person is blessed with stable thinking and is unflappable, presenting a contrast to the wild energy of the times. Use the two different qualities that appear: one that sets the goals, and another that tells you how to achieve them. Both are […]

Astrology for 12/02/2014

12/02/2014 Tuesday by Norma

Something wonderful happens this morning. Act quickly because a blockage will occur in time, preventing you from taking advantage of an opportunity. Brisk energy is needed; go everywhere in double time! Irritation will inform you that you’re overdoing: if someone pushes back, slow down and relax. This is a good time […]

Astrology for 12/01/2014

12/01/2014 Monday by Norma

Harmony between men and women, plus excitement about life, characterize today. Steady application of energy in the service of a goal is bringing matters to fruition. Excitement is in the air! Six planets in fire signs reflect energy, happiness and enthusiasm! Take advantage of this good time by starting new things […]

Astrology for 11/30/2014

11/30/2014 Sunday by Norma

Someone articulates an important idea that neatly sums up the situation. You now have clarity about what’s going on, and you move forward with understanding. Buckminister Fuller said, “A problem adequately stated is a problem well on its way to being solved.” A hardworking person is steadily pouring energy into a […]

Astrology for 11/29/2014

11/29/2014 Saturday by Norma

Exciting conversations, happiness and enthusiasm give a bouncy energy to the day. It’s foot-in-mouth time; words fly out of your mouth faster than your ability to screen them. Pay attention to the look on people’s faces and apologize if you observe distress. Yes, you just stepped in it! Henry Haskins said, […]

Astrology for 11/28/2014

11/28/2014 Friday by Norma

A bad moment comes in a group. A secret from the past can come to light. Wait out a hurt response; in fact, ask if there is something you can do to make up for your part in someone’s distress. Listen, and do what is asked. The point is cooperation, not […]

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