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Fertility Rites of Spring

May Day is here, and if there was a better time for fertility rites, I cannot think of when it would be. The height of spring, plants are blooming, animals are starting the next generation of younglings and the humans are dancing around Maypoles and completely clueless why in most cases.

In the Celtic calendar it was Beltane, the mid-season holiday between Eostar, the spring equinox, and Litha, the summer solstice. It symbolized the joining of the “May King” and “May Queen” and the rebirth of the world as the dancing of the May Pole.

In all this, I find my life going along with this ancient calendar. Around the time of Eostar, when the “Lord or Lady of Creation” as sometimes referred to returns from the underworld to begin the restoration of life in the world, I had laid the groundwork for putting my personal underworld behind me and starting into a new existence.

Now Beltane is here and I find that my creativity is peaking and new life is starting all around me, including the growth of possibilities for my future. Thoughts that were just ideas a short time ago have begun to germinate into new and fascinating realities.

However you celebrate or enjoy this time of year, be open to the growth of new ideas and things around you. Be aware of not yanking them out like weeds since they were not there last year. It is a new year and a new season, be aware and open to it.


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A Thought for Your Practice

What new ideas have come into your life? What changes are trying to manifest in your life and how have you prepared the changes that you may actually want and/or need?

This month, we are going to look within and see what is trying to manifest in our lives and how we are helping or inhibiting that manifestation.

So here is a two part homework assignment:

  1. Take a notepad or something to write on while you do this exercise. You may also want to leave the pad next to your bed if more comes in your dreams.

    Sit down and let your mind quiet itself, not focusing on anything in particular and letting those random thoughts that come and go pass like clouds in the sky. The beginning is about letting the mind get used to quiet, not being attached to every thought that comes in and through it.

    After a few minutes, say five to ten, place your intention into your head. For this exercise, try something like “What new life in my being is striving to grow, to come into my existence.” If that doesn’t do it for you, find some variant of the idea that speaks to you and hold it for a few more minutes.

    After a few minutes, you may start to notice new ideas and inspirations, write them down in as much detail as they come to you. Let it run freely, this is not about perfection, but about letting your mind receive from your Spirit without the tendency to ignore it or leave it on the side of the road, so to speak.

    Feel free to leave your notes on the nightstand, I find many of my best inspirations come while I am asleep and not consciously filtering EVERY thought through some process of judgment that I learned from those around me and life itself, this is about seeing with new sight of possibility.

  2. Take some time to look over the list of ideas and inspirations that come up for you, where do they take you? Feel free to go over the list and see what you have written, what does it bring to mind and how does it affect you to see?

    I have found that the first part of this exercise often gives me insights into some of the unique ideas I get and that reading them over and pondering them starts to inspire me as to what directions to start with to make them realities.

    Remember that you are ALWAYS creating; it is not only your birthright, but it is impossible for you not to create, it is strictly a matter of what it is you are going to create. Look over your list, see which items are of interest, which you wish to follow and, finally, I would suggest you look at the strangest one and start on it.

    Find the one that you want the most, but tend to tell yourself is least possible or probable and work on it, even as just a hobby. Once you have brought it forth, you will know that nothing is impossible for you.

Try it…


A Little Fertilizer

This morning, I wrote something on Facebook and Twitter basically saying that in all lives there is an amount of crap. If we take that crap and use it to help in the growth of what we want, then we find that it was not really crap, but really fertilizer.

I remember as a kid when it would be time to fertilize the yard and once or twice my grandparents garden, how I hated that job. All this stinking stuff and hard labor, but after a few short weeks, the ground would start to give forth.

Now of course I never hung around long enough to be aware of it at the time and it was not until much later that I became aware of it, at the time it just stunk to high heaven.

Everything that happens in life that seems like it must be fertilizer is happening for a reason, take a moment and look into what is really going on and how it is making you think and feel? You will find that if you look deep enough into the fertilizer of your life that it will make you ready to germinate the seeds of the future if you just give it a chance.

When the fertilizer hits the fan, look into what it leaves and see what you have chosen to learn through this particular drama. Everything happens for a reason and it is up to you to find out why, of course you can always go the other way and avoid what you are trying to teach yourself. Your choice, but in my experience the next time around will make the current crap smell like roses, your choice!

Enjoy!


Quotations

Perseverance gives power to weakness, and opens to poverty the world’s wealth. It spreads fertility over the barren landscape, and buds the choicest flowers and fruits spring up and flourish in the desert abode of thorns and briars.

Samuel Griswold Goodrich

Fertility of mind does not furnish us with so many resources on the same matter, as the lack of intelligence makes us hesitate at each thing our imagination presents, and hinders us from at first discerning which is the best.

François de la Rochefoucauld

The richest genius, like the most fertile soil, when uncultivated, shoots up into the rankest weeds.

David Hume

As the children of God, all that God has is our birthright. Why would anyone settle for our current state of existence? Find your God intended state and see how ecstatic you will be.

Spiritgeek


Calendar & Announcements

“10 Secrets to the Secret” Discussion Series May 10, 2010

Date to be confirmed

This will be the first in a series of discussions on Robert/Spiritgeek’s upcoming book, “10 Secrets to the Secret” due out this summer. Learn the ten insights that have made the Law of Attraction come alive for so many and helped many more discover where they were unintentionally sabotaging themselves.

For details, keep an eye on the Meetup Group and the Facebook Fan page for all the details as well as RSVP since the venue has a limited size.

Birthday of Robert/Spiritgeek May 19, 2010

A party to celebrate the 45th birthday of Robert/Spiritgeek or as Robert prefers; the 29th anniversary of the journey that has become Spiritgeek.com is in the planning and details will be announced shortly.

Club Inspire U at Club Cobra Jun 5, 2010

Date to be confirmed

Spiritgeek.com has partnered with Inspire U Records in presenting Club Inspire U at Club Cobra in North Hollywood.

From Kris Searle, the creator of Club Inspire U:

I wanted to create a place where people feel like it’s a ‘home from home’ where you refresh and vitalize and you leave inspired. A place you can come and not be judged. You are accepted for who you are and for what you do. They aren’t enough places like this so this is going to be a place where ideas will thrive and natural talent rules. Whatever it is.

A special thanks to all those who came to our premier event in April!
Not only did you make it an amazing evening, but you also were
enthusiastic enough that we were invited back to make Club Inspire U
a MONTHLY event!

Thank You!!!!

Written by R. A. Burgener

After finishing the 850 mile trek of self-rediscovery on California's El Camino Real from San Diego to Sonoma, California, Robert continued, via Greyhound, to Portland, Oregon, where he is becoming familiar with the concepts of weather and seasons after 30 years in Los Angeles.

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