Who’s the witch? This is how we learn to divide a community

One of my friends told me about a powerful lesson in her daughter’s high school class this winter. They’re learning about the Salem Witch Trials, and their teacher told them they were going to play a game. “I’m going to come around and whisper to each of you whether you’re a witch or a normal person. Your goal is to build the largest group possible that does NOT have a witch in it. At the end, any group found to include a witch gets a failing grade.

The teens dove into grilling each other. One fairly large group formed, but most of the students broke into small, exclusive groups, turning away anyone they thought gave off even a hint of guilt. “Okay, the teacher said.You’ve got your groups. Time to find out which ones fail. All witches, please raise your hands.” No one raised a hand.

The kids were confused and told him he’d messed up the game. “Did I? Was anyone in Salem an actual witch? Or did everyone just believe what they’d been told?”

And that is how you teach kids how easy it is to divide a community.  Keep being welcoming, beautiful people. Shunning, scapegoating and dividing destroy far more than they protect. We’re all in this together. Enjoy our offering this month.

The March 2019 Horizons is now online and here are the horoscopes

March 2019

The March 2019 Horizons is now online at http://horizonsmagazine.com/mags_online/3-19-Issue.pdf . The flipbook version is at http://horizonsmagazine.com/fb/3-19index.html.  We are honored to have nationally known Maya White doing the monthly horoscopes. Maya White is a Master Destination Astrologer and one of only 90 people in the world certified in Astro*Carto*Graphy, a specialized branch of astrology which helps people find their perfect place on earth for love, prosperity, and personal growth.  Visit Maya’s website and for an introduction to Maya White, see http://horizonsmagazine.com/blog/introducing-horizons-new-astrologer-maya-white/ Contact her and ask what she might do for you.  Here are this month’s horoscopes: Cusp dates are accurate for 2019. Sometimes the actual date the sun enters the sign varies by a day or so because of a leap year, or, even the time of day. I assure you these cusp dates are correct for 2019. 

MARCH 2019 HOROSCOPES

Aries – (March 20 – April 18) How do you say ‘new beginnings.’ The full moon of March 21st lands in the opening gate of your sign, Aries. It’s like attending your first day of school all over, right from the start. Be sure to stay free and clear. Mercury retrograde until March 28th complicates obligations, so don’t sign up for anything that is going to bog you down or drain your pure, fiery energy. Keep things simple and straightforward.

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What you see happening is not all that’s happening

A Facebook friend wrote, “I was just assaulted by woman who was drunk / high out of her mind, stumbling, slurring words, chasing me down the streets of Brooklyn. Touching me in unwanted ways, pulling on my umbrella. What the fuck. It was all I could to say very loudly “stop touching me, stop following me.”  This shit really happens and I couldn’t defend myself or do anything to stop it. All I could do was run away and I was in such shock I couldn’t call the police I couldn’t take a photo or video. I shudder to think if the situation had been reversed that the man would have hurt me. No one would believe me & I’m just fighting back tears on the c train. She tried to followed me onto the subway but either didn’t have a metro card or it was empty. I got very lucky. Happy Fucking Valentine’s Day. Jesus Christ. I’m out of sorts. People don’t do this to each other.”

Andrea writes:  I responded. “I see everything as an agency of the soul, helping us be of value, What a holy honor and yes, a vibrational match. The lifeguard always attracts the swimmer in distress. The fireman always finds the fire. Sometimes the flailing grab onto what they see as a ladder out of their chaos, and they are then a vibrational match to the person who wants to be helpful. Sometimes, in their altered state, they just want to touch the hem of the garment of someone they think can somehow help lift them out of their situation. What’s going on in their minds is likely not some high maniac screeching erratically at a stranger. At this point, her soul is hovering a short distance away watching as her body goes on autopilot until it’s over. Bless you for being there for the broken, even tho it breaks your heart to do so.”

I can be slow when I get in a rut

I can be slow sometimes, slow to give something sufficient thought to remedy an easily fixable situation. The past year I’ve been sharing space with a pal, which has worked out remarkably well. But I notice I suddenly spend a lot of time in front of the tv. I only vaguely wondered why that was, since half the time I have a show paused while I text or email work stuff.  Today it hit me that in the process of sharing space, I gave up a couple of rooms where I had ongoing projects laid out. A room was set up for sewing and crafting, one had my art studio, half the living room was set up for making hats and painting angel heart rocks. As I wandered around the house after work each day, I’d sit at this station or that and work awhile on whatever was on the table that day.   Continue reading

The February 2019 Horizons is now online and here are the horoscopes

February 2019, art by Esmeralda Raven Aponte

The February 2019 Horizons is now online at http://horizonsmagazine.com/mags_online/2-19-Issue.pdf . The flipbook version is at http://horizonsmagazine.com/fb/2-19index.htmlWe are honored to have nationally known Maya White doing the monthly horoscopes. Maya White is a Master Destination Astrologer and one of only 90 people in the world certified in Astro*Carto*Graphy, a specialized branch of astrology which helps people find their perfect place on earth for love, prosperity, and personal growth.  Visit Maya’s website and for an introduction to Maya White, see http://horizonsmagazine.com/blog/introducing-horizons-new-astrologer-maya-white/ Contact her and ask what she might do for you.  Here are this month’s horoscopes: Cusp dates are accurate for 2019. Sometimes the actual date the sun enters the sign varies by a day or so because of a leap year, or, even the time of day. I assure you these cusp dates are correct for 2019. 

February 2019 HOROSCOPES

Aries – (March 20 – April 18) Mars and Uranus have been traveling close together for too long now. This pair has a cantankerous relationship and you’ll feel a sense of relief after February 14th when Mars leaves your sign and energizes your money sector. It’s possible that something good can come out of this pair, but to receive the benefit of explosive growth rather than just an explosion, you have to slow down.

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I’ll be doing 3 month predictive astrology reports

We all need something to look forward to.   I’ll be doing 3 month predictive astrology reports. It’ll be in a pdf,  20+ pages of interesting and insightful and specific info letting you know the spiritual lesson in what is going on for you right now, and offering ways to navigate it. It will address issues you have going on right now and let you see what is on the horizon for you for the next 90 days. Paypal $28 to horizonsmagazine@gmail.com.
You may also DONATE $28 at the upper right hand button at http://horizonsmagazine.com.
Then email me your date of birth, time and location.
For more info, see http://horizonsmagazine.com/astrology

Doreen Virtue’s conversion to fanatical born again Christianity

Lots of folks are voicing their opinions about Doreen Virtue‘s move from metaphysical thought to born again Christian fanaticism. Some say she’s following the money since “the New Age left her broke.” Others say she squandered a vast fortune. Neither is true, I knew Doreen for many years. Those in the know know that not everyone who writes books and sells products makes a lot of money. With rare exception, authors and speakers pay their own transportation and hotel costs on book tours, hoping to recoup it through the products and services they sell. As anyone in the metaphysical market knows, very few make a lot of money in it. I’ve read the contracts, I know many authors from many publishing houses and I’ve heard their stories thru the years. Being a best selling author does not always equal big bank.
Tip: Get a good agent. Polish your work so the good agents want you. Otherwise, forget the income and be happy to be in it for the outcome.  
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New Year’s Retreat 2018 with Mokshapriya Shakti

H. H. Ma Yoga Shakti Saraswati

Retreat with Ma Moksha Priya Shakti exploring meditation based on Ma Yogashakti’s book “Techniques of Meditation to Enhance Mind Power.”  Spend a weekend in the wooded seclusion of Yogashakti Mission, Palm Bay, Florida. This Ashram was created by Ma Yogashakti and is purified and energized by her. Learn meditation; take part in three Hatha Yoga classes; learn deep relaxation. Accommodation is shared or you may prefer to bring a tent, or sleep in the beautiful screened pavilion.

REGISTRATION: In advance before December 1st – $120 per person, families $170. At the door $130 per person or $190 for families

Ma Moksha Priya Shakti

WHEN: 3pm on Dec. 28th until 2pm on Sunday Dec 30th 2018
WHERE: Yogashakti Mission 3895 Hield Road, Palm Bay FL 32907.
MEALS: Delicious and wholesome home-cooked vegetarian meals will be served each day

WHAT TO BRING: Sleeping pad or blankets and sheets, loose comfortable clothes, towel, yoga mat, pen and notebook

CONTACT yogashaktipalmbay@gmail.com to register or call 321-725-4024

The January 2019 Horizons is now online, here are the horoscopes

January 2019, art by Esmeralda Raven Aponte

The January 2019 Horizons is now online at http://horizonsmagazine.com/mags_online/1-19-Issue.pdf . The flipbook version is at http://horizonsmagazine.com/fb/1-19index.htmlWe are honored to have nationally known Maya White doing the monthly horoscopes. Maya White is a Master Destination Astrologer and one of only 90 people in the world certified in Astro*Carto*Graphy, a specialized branch of astrology which helps people find their perfect place on earth for love, prosperity, and personal growth.  Visit Maya’s website and for an introduction to Maya White, see http://horizonsmagazine.com/blog/introducing-horizons-new-astrologer-maya-white/ Contact her and ask what she might do for you.  Here are this month’s horoscopes:   Cusp dates are accurate for 2018. Sometimes the actual date the sun enters the sign varies by a day or so because of a leap year, or, even the time of day. I assure you these cusp dates are correct for 2019.  

Aries – (March 20 – April 19) 2019 is your year for travel and learning about all of the wonderful things that the world has to offer. Step outside of your comfort zone and learn about other cultures. Taste new foods and take on new experiences. Choose happiness and delight this year. Face your fears, and then write about it. Have you ever thought of giving a Ted talk? It’s that kind of a year – go for the gusto.   

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I meditate to connect to inner guidance

Yes, you can meditate to calm and center yourself without attracting a host of guardian angels or whatever popping into your head unwanted.  But for me, the giant reason to meditate is to plug in to my own inner guidance, tap into my Soul so to speak.  When I sit, I first set my intention to relax, release resistance, become receptive to whatever guidance will be helpful for me, and connect. Speaking with a friend last night, I suggested that meditation might help her with her dilemma. She countered that she didn’t think it was possible to meditate yourself out of a situation, otherwise no one would have died in concentration camps, and people around the world wouldn’t be starving.  I told her I wasn’t suggesting she could meditate her way out of trouble. I told her meditation is simply a daily practice to relax and release resistant thought a couple of times a day. Meditation doesn’t replace action, it doesn’t replace anything. Concentration camps and starving communities take a lot of mass consciousness pre-paving to get to that crisis point; it doesn’t happen overnight.  And you don’t meditate anything away.

If you meditate regularly, you’re more likely to have organized thoughts.
When you have organized thoughts, you’re more likely to have less uncertainty.
When you have less uncertainty, you have less fear.
When you have less fear, you have more trust.
When you have more trust, you’ll be directed to true guidance.
When you’re connected to true guidance, you feel empowered.
When you feel empowered, you empower others.

And a community of empowered individuals does not get led to concentration camps and they will find a way to feed themselves.  And it all begins with paying attention to where you are, and to where you want to end up.

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