“Looking at a sunset, just for a second you forget your separateness: you are the sunset. That is the moment when you feel the beauty of it. But the moment you say that it is a beautiful sunset, you are no longer feeling it; you have come back to your separate, enclosed entity of the ego. Now the mind is speaking. And this is one of the mysteries, that the mind can speak, and knows nothing; and the heart knows everything, and cannot speak.” — Osho
It’s been a quiet week on the blog for me although it’s been busy enough behind the scenes. With the Sun in my Solar 12th Aries, I have definitely been more introspective lately.
The other day, I found a little piece of paper as I was cleaning my bookshelf, with one of my notes written to myself [as I often do] from 2004 when I was in Amsterdam.
I wrote it after visiting the Van Gogh museum overwhelmed and inspired by his art, passion and being. The last line read “I want to inspire others with my eye,” a reference to one of the paintings. It gave me chills because I did not remember writing that line but I do remember the yearning I felt at that time in my life.
It was a few months before I started doing astrology “professionally.” I was just resurfacing from a divorce, unemployed (after my last 9 to 5 job at a T-Shirt design company in NYC) and deeply soul searching my way across Europe. At the time I had no idea that I would soon be doing what I love, much less that 2 years later my father would design the ‘eye’ logo for ‘Cosmic Diaries’ with no input from me.
I share this story because I know many struggle with the idea of what makes a “career.” I don’t necessarily have the answer to that question, but I would say find what makes your heart happy and let your passion lead the way. Its not an easy road to confront ones fear of failure, but when success isn’t what you are after there is nothing to fear. The ‘Divine’ within us speaks. Sometimes loudly, sometimes in subtle soft whispers. It is we who don’t always listen/pay attention/doubt and fear.
Often I have the image of God praying to us humans, to just let go and enjoy the ride while he takes care of business. That requires a great deal of trust and faith, which is not easy to come by when one has been disappointed by the world. But only in surrender can we experience bliss. God is not an entity separate from us, nor we separate from him. God is omnipotent and omnipresent because he lives and experiences through each of us and all life on this planet. God is Life itself.
Enlightenment is not an option nor saved for the lucky few; it is our ultimate destination. As I said to one of my clients today with heavy Scorpio energy, resurrection and evolution is not a matter of “if” it is a matter of “when.” When we are ready, the doors to heaven open right here on earth. In truth all is one and words are unnecessary. This is what I am learning.
— Priya Kale, NYC