New Moon – Partial Solar Eclipse Update 5-20-12

The New Moon and partial solar eclipse is Sunday May 20, at 5:48 PM Mountain Daylight Time.

This is a very intense time that can bring breakage, conflict, change and potent fuel for your dreams and bids for power. Some of you may already be experiencing or witnessing increased accident activity, short tempers and things feeling a bit out of sync. This is highly charged solar energy and you can infuse your commitment with this solar energy, which represents the masculine. The quality is fiery and explosive and will be fueled by the winds of change. So use it well!

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A New José Stevens Article

The Nature of Jealousy and Envy and How to Deal With Them

People often confuse envy and jealousy. Envy is wanting what someone has and jealousy is wanting to possess someone all to yourself. With jealousy there is a feeling of ownership over the other person accompanied by a feeling or desire that they not show someone else attention, love, or affection. The jealous person feels that the object of their desire should show that attention, etc. only to them. If they think it is going elsewhere they feel enraged or overwhelmingly upset to the point where they feel they have to interfere or interrupt the activity. They may also accuse their love interest and try to punish them in a variety of ways, haranguing them, beating them, or giving them the cold silent treatment. In truly severe cases the jealous person may be imagining everything. In other cases their partner is in reality showing attention to others and may even be trying to make their partner jealous. Whatever the case, jealousy comes from a feeling of being deprived and a feeling of being overlooked or put down in favor of someone else. In other words jealousy indicates deep insecurity, lack of trust, and lowered self-esteem. Jealousy is a product of the dragon of self-deprecation, the fear of not being worthwhile.

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The Manhattan Power Spot: A Shamanic Understanding

A trip to visit our son Carlos brought my wife Lena and I to New York City in late November, 2011. He recently moved to Manhattan to work as the Creative Director of a computer design and animation company and we wanted to see where he worked and visit his apartment where we stayed for a few days. His apartment building on the West Side has a roof with a fabulous view of the entire city and we spent some time up there in the cold November wind getting to the know the city from that vantage point. Wall Street and the World Trade Center where Ground Zero is now being rebuilt and reshaped is a few subway stops away. Since he had to work all day for the first two days of our stay, we took the opportunity to ride trains and walk extensively throughout the city.

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Full Moon Update 5-5-12

Full Moon is Saturday May 5, at 9:35 PM Mountain Daylight Time.

This is a super moon, the largest moon of the year and very powerful. Harness the power for some commitment or bid for power that you are working with right now. We remind you here that you do not need to KNOW all the steps and all the details of how it will all turn out. In fact it is best if you give the “how” of it over to spirit . Having the right intellectual information before embarking on a bid for power and a commitment to it is not essential. In fact it will often get in the way and hold you back from just going for it. Stretch yourself this full moon.

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May Forecast 2012

The theme for May is COMMITMENT.

What is commitment?
Commitment is removing the back door, the escape route and the words “if”, “maybe” and “when” from your vocabulary. Commitment is moving into your future with no turning back and no escape hatch. Commitment is eliminating the worry and anxiety that comes with ambivalence, doubt, consideration and “too many thinking”. Commitment is a natural segway of any bid for power. A bid for power without a proper commitment to launch it is not a serious bid for power.

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A New José Stevens Article

Psychopomp Intervention

In early March 2012 I traveled to Real de Catorce, a tourist mining town in Central Mexico, arriving with a group of my shamanic students to do some ceremonial work in this high desert region. I have been going to Real for the last twenty five years and this was our annual pilgrimage lasting for several days. The town lies close to Mount Quemado, most sacred pilgrimage destination of the Huichol people, in the news recently because of a huge protest over an effort to mine the mountain by a Canadian mining company. Fortunately the protest was successful and the Mexican government issued a stay to all operations on Quemado.

After performing our ceremonies and prayers we always visit the Church of Guadalupe, a church that lies just outside the village, built in sixteen hundred by the Franciscans with indigenous labor. Although there is a large Catholic Cathedral in the center of town, I like to visit the little church because it was built by and for the indigenous people and therefore has unique qualities. It is situated with a view of Mount Quemado and is surrounded by a colorful and quite beautiful cemetery. Rather than Jesus hanging on the cross over the altar characteristic of most churches in Mexico, this church has a big picture of the Virgin of Guadalupe over the altar instead. Clearly it is a church dedicated to the feminine face of spirit rather than the masculine.

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New Moon Update 4-21-12

New Moon is Saturday, April 21 at 1:20 AM Mountain Daylight Time.

For this new moon we suggest spending a few hours in the power of silence. Feel the power of the still point of the new moon and honor the still point in yourself that allows for things to be reset if needed. This is the great void where all possibilities exist. See if you can become aware in your silence of the void and its power. From this place, anything is possible and that is a powerful place to be.

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Full Moon Update 4-6-12

Full Moon is Friday, April 6 at 1:19 PM Mountain Daylight Time.

Mercury has gone direct on April 4th and it is all systems go. If you have recently made a bid for power this is a time you will likely be tested on that bid. If everything is as it should be, you should feel a sense of power and expansion and you will see signs along the way confirming you are on the right track. The universe wants to know if you are ready and serious.

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Inception

In the tradition of the Matrix trilogy, Inception takes on the question of “What is Reality?” This is an incredibly complex dream within a dream within a dream theme that is surprisingly coherent and detailed for such an endeavor. Leonardo De Caprio plays a dream thief of the future, an expert who steals ideas from other people’s subconscious by hacking into their dreams. Now he is asked to plant an idea in business mogul’s subconscious mind through a dreamscape that becomes increasingly complex and requires a whole team to perform. Complicating matters is Leonard’s past and his own out of control subconscious that warps into the planned dreamscapes.

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Legends of the Guardians: the Owls of Ga’Hoole

While the story line is the basic hero’s journey, this 3D animation is fabulous for its artistic qualities and powerful images. I was thoroughly entertained by the visuals, the characters, and the creativity of filmmaking. The filmmakers understood and depicted the king role perfectly in both its positive and negative…

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