Today is Thanksgiving and I hope everyone is where they want to be, and enjoying the holiday with people you want to be with. I’m in Southern California in the mountains right over Los Angeles, and the weather is perfectly warm and wonderful. There are mountain trails nearby and even though within earshot the highways are whizzing with cars and trucks, it’s pretty wild when you get off the beaten track.
I thought about what I was thankful for, walking up that mountain. I was mainly thankful for how I had proved to myself, through my own behavior and through what my clients taught me, that people can change for the better and even learn to enjoy the process of personal growth and transformation.
I wrote a little poem about our collective journey that starts with something I used to think I could do when I was little in Mill Valley, California: fly. I could feel it happening when I ran really fast and flapped my arms! It’s not unlike an altered state of consciousness where one is in a higher faster vibration, having expanding one’s awareness.
Remember how you used to swim through the air low to the ground,
Going faster, going faster around the green lawn in the yard.
Around and around the gingko trees, until you took off!
I remember the feeling of flying.
When was that, in what other life and time was I so free and light?
That was when all was well!
…and people didn’t need a Hell.
We were in a bubble and it burst.
Why is it
that we go to the worst?
Because a lesson is due.
Time for something new.
Chaos ensues and delivers the Truth
We settle down in despair
…we need each other there.
And then we grow and build again.
December 2014 Psychic Messages for the Fire, Water, Air and Earth signs
Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius, Fire signs: ‘Oh my god, what have we here? Straighten out all your messes. Deal with all your belongings. Sweep up the shavings of yesteryear. Be one with your bright future as you sweep, and as you “fetch wood and carry water.” There’s lots to do and then you’re clear and feeling great about the new year.
Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn, Earth signs: If you have pushed people away, now’s the time to make amends. If there’s any understanding about the past that brings relief, ask for it: ask for emotional relief and peace from any ongoing concerns. Make this how you begin the New Year, in which you are even more clear and loving. Be aware, too, of your responsibilities that lie ahead. They actually require your lighter heart! So enjoy what it takes to be more successful now, the blooming of your lighter heart.
Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius, Air signs: Be at one with the new spirit within you, that brings new ideas clearly into focus and expands upon them, and gives you a new lease on life. You have new places to go, new ways to interact – and there’s a lot waiting for you around some faraway corners. Take with you all the knowledge you’ve gained, and be at one with the world. Peace.
Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces: Things are moving fast in your life! We’re here to tell you about all the surprise events, and that everything can work in your favor. That’s the best way to look at it: Negotiate, negotiate, and be nice to deal with. Expect to encounter better-quality people, but you’ll also run into difficult people. Be willing to take others into consideration with as much aplomb as possible. Grace is always going to work better for you.
I had an exciting 24 hours getting omens about November for this newsletter, and if it’s any indication of the month ahead, expect the unexpected and go with it!
The first place the spirits sent me was north to right outside the entrance to Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs. I parked next to a little river , planning to walk down a tree-lined dirt road I’d just passed. But first I sat in my car, staring off into space. In a couple of minutes, padding right across my field of vision and in front of my disbelieving eyes, came a big wild cat.
It was a very small mountain lion with a long tail, but it looked kind of spotted. The two cubs walking behind it were clearly spotted. They were a little unsteady on their feet, but the big one gracefully and silently made its way along the bank, threading through the rocks, and then disappeared into the brush towards the tree-lined road.
Which I decided not to walk down after all…
After a double Americano at the little cafe outside Ojo, I kept going north until I was stopped in my tracks by the most fiery blaze of coppery gold color I ever saw, radiating off a long line of cottonwoods on the riverbank.
Someone else had stopped to admire them and we got to talking. He turned out to be an herbalist who lived in the nearby mountains. His renowned company, Dragon River Herbals, was on the scene in Santa Fe and internationally for thirty years; they supplied doctors and health facilities with their high-quality wild-crafted organic products.
I learned something interesting about wild-crafted herbs: their medicine is so much more potent because in Nature, they go through a lot of stress. The plants’ response to the natural stressors in their environment makes them produce more potent medicinal properties. The “fat cat” herbal plants grown in cultivation don’t need to develop the inner strength necessary to BE strong medicine.
That’s something to remember in November 2014, when it will behoove us to see challenges like a plant in the wild, as something that develops our powers.
The delightful way my omen-getting adventure ended was just as surprising as seeing a mountain lion. In my own mind, Nature was revealing how the improbable would show up in November, and how it could be rewarding to expect the unexpected and go with it. The next night I found myself on back roads that led to a tiny town I’d never been to. It was just a few lights in the dark hills, coming from a restaurant and a little market, both which turned out to be bustling. Shockingly, the restaurant was a bona fide bastion of haute cuisine. I settled on one of their specials, barbecued sturgeon (sturgeon!!) served with lobster butter, grilled polenta cakes, asparagus and a vegetable mirepoix. It was perfectly delicious and $23.95. What an improbable meal off the beaten track in the middle of the high desert! (Check out Blades Bistro in Placitas.)
Be adventurous in November and have a Happy Thanksgiving!
P.S. Last month I wrote about Dreamhealer Dr Adam McLeod, whose workshop I recently attended in Vancouver BC. There’s a Cosmic Contact’s radio show excerpt about the workshop and Adam posted on the front page of my website, scroll down.
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November 12-15th, NYC
November 25th and 28th.Los Angeles
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Intuition Circle in Santa Fe:November 29th, Saturday night 7-9 pm, $45. For more information, go to the circles page here.
I’ll be unavailable in Santa Fe November 7-15th, and November 24-28th.
Radio show December 1st, 5:30 Mountain Time. I’ll be talking about my experience at a workshop I’m attending this month with Dr. Joe Dispenza, and taking calls from listeners, 1-347-838-9142. AccessCosmic Contacts at www.blogtalkradio.com/renford
Coming up: El Paso, Saturday January 17th: Intuition Workshop and Healing Circle. Private sessions on Friday. (Please get in touch soon if that sounds interesting.)
Psychic Insights for November 2014
Ominous news for dieters: This month is tough on dieters, with an especially tempting holiday season when it comes to any kind of dietary control. The best way to defend against this is to put more time into preparation of “your foods”.
KEY TO THE KINGDOM: Letting go of resentment goes a long ways in November 2014. It leads to greater self-trust. Then you’re freer to use your power. Releasing resentment can act like an amazing cure and instantly enable you to do your best.
ENERGY! Expect a big bursting forth of energy after the full moon in Taurus on the 6th. Plans made back in August are on the move again. It’s a strong month of personal growth and change.
On the down-low: In order to stabilize personal goals in November and grow them, you may want to keep them undercover, while investing in yourself through getting help, but not yet being “out” with what you’re working towards.
November 4th astrology: Election Day is in the orb of the full moon in Taurus on the 6th, and the moon being in Aries, both parties are going to be trying hard to the bitter end to exert their will, with more people turning out to vote than expected. The planets support an ultimately liberating day where womens’ strength plays a significant role.
November’s opportunities are still eclipse-driven…last month’s newsletter guidance is still relevant: We are in a cycle that calls upon personal strength, when people bear what they need to and receive the important truths to move forward. It is a natural time to zero in on what’s personally important and make new and improved plans.
November 2014 Psychic Horoscopes for the Fire, Water, Air and Earth Signs
(These messages are in response to asking what opportunity is most likely to present itself while Jupiter is in Leo during November. There were no divination tools involved, just straight channeling, so I would love feedback if they’re particularly relevant or not. )
“What does Jupiter in Leo mean for the different fire, water, air and earth signs? What is the opportunity most likely to present itself?”
For the air signs, Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius, it’s the opportunity to make a wise but not so easy to make choice, between two different versions of reality. Which one is for you, which feels more real? It’s better to choose the one that asks you to expand. Expect support with Jupiter in Leo, and that you can find compatible circumstances.
Jupiter in Leo for the fire signs, Aries, Leo in Sagittarius: You’re right at home with Jupiter in a fire sign, but you could also “burn too bright”, and be over-confident – watch your ego, and be careful of getting too big for your britches! Anticipate plenty of great connections and opportunities too, and we wish you well on your journeys, did you know you’re going to be traveling? More than usual….bon voyage!
Jupiter in Leo for the water signs, Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces: There’s been a lot of heavy-duty happenings, and you may have been slowed down by events. Yet you’re still asked to be grateful for what you have: it is the path to fullness. We wish you well! Behave as if everything is well, and soon it will be.
For the earth signs, Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn: Are you still lugging around that thing? Some things are hard to let go of…it might not even be ‘til April…and then your world opens up so big, that wow, you’ve got to let go whatever’s not relevant—like a hot potato, baby!”