Pisces 26 - 30
by Richard Grey
When we accept another’s opinion, we have belief; when this belief is beyond personal doubt it is conviction, and when there is objective proof, then we have knowledge. Yet Faith is a deeper experience than these, where we trust the heart to know what the mind cannot fathom. Perhaps our ‘gut instincts’ inform our awareness, yet the resolution of belief into faith requires a decision. It sets us free – free of doubt, uncertainty and confusion.
If prayer is an expression of faith, then it is not fanciful hope, the surrendering of personal authority to an imagined higher being; it is the articulation of our appreciation for what we truly expect to come to pass. Also it is the antidote for self-pity, blame and guilt, replacing these dark thoughtforms with the light of optimism, self-confidence and sovereignty of being.
Pisces 26 A new moon that divides its influences.
Pisces 27 A harvest moon.
Pisces 28 A fertile garden under the full moon.
Pisces 29 A prism.
Pisces 30 The Great Stone Face
PISCES EXPRESSION of FAITH
We come to a state of realisation that we have no choice but to exercise free will (26). Thus we are constrained to see our lives as the fulfilment of desire (27), and we do fulfil our desire! (28) By simultaneously looking for God and looking through God's eyes (29) we become whatever we idealise (30).
by ShaRyn Maatthews
Even though we can learn some basic, intermediate, and advanced skills or tools as a magician, the more experienced we become in the practice of magic, the more we will become aware of our strengths, our weaknesses, our likes, and dislikes. Our magician beings are as unique as our human beings and we each tap into different qualities to support us in our magical explorations.
I learned them as the languages of connection, and the languages of trust.
As we consider faith in this month’s Newsletter, these kept returning into my being, I’m sure they wanted to be shared. At the end of the article, you might want to have a guess at my language of trust and connection.
Our sense of ourselves as a being beyond a body, as having a soul or a spirit, is only possible because we have faith, or we have the need of faith. As I’m writing I’m wondering, in the natural world, can we see faith in any of our animal friends? I can see trust in fellow animals or packs, in what went before, and in instincts, but I don’t see faith.
Faith, by its very nature is unproven, maybe even unprovable, because once you’ve can prove it you no longer require it. So, to experience faith, one needs to use the senses outside of the 5 physical senses.
This brings me to our language of connection. This is the language you use to communicate (or connect) to the nonphysical world. Sometimes called the ‘Clairs’ they are linked to our physical senses, yet we experience them in a nonphysical way.
Clairvoyant, our inner sight
Clairaudient, our inner hearing
Claircognisant, our inner knowing
Clairgustant, our inner taste
Clairnascent, our inner smell
Clairsentient, our inner sense that presents itself physically
Clairempathic, an inner feeling of another person(s) emotional state
Clairtangency, information is understood or sensed through touch
We each have all of the clair’s at our disposal should we have need of them, but there will be one, maybe two, that you favour and therefore are more practiced at, and so are stronger in. If you’re not sure which is your strongest clair, imagine yourself reading a menu. How do you share with your fellow diners what is appealing to you?
Ooo that looks nice!
Hmm that sounds nice!
Today feels like a fish day
Blugh, I’ve had such a bad day, I’m having icecream – by the bucketload!
I can almost taste it/smell it, I’m having that!
Can you see how we use language differently to say the same thing, depending on our primary language of inner connection? See if you can catch your own patterning or take some time to consciously listen to friends as you spend time with them, you’ll be surprised how quickly you establish your own language of connection and how often you can guess your friends’.
Now let’s turn our attention to our language of trust. This is the ‘mechanism’ through which we discern truth for ourselves and find support in that truth. Perhaps we might say it is how we experience intuition or insight. These languages are the touch points in your being that you go to and never question, and like the clairs they are all available to all of us, but we will have a primary language of trust, the place or thing you go to when you have an unresolved question, or you need some surety or even reassurance.
Nature. You have a conundrum, or you need clarity, and you know that if you go for walk in the woods, visit the ocean, spend the afternoon gardening or some other favourite activity in nature, before you know it you will have an inexplicable sense of surety and it will be resolved.
Your Body. I’m sure you’ve heard the saying “I can feel it in my bones” this is an example of the language of trust in someone who listens to and trusts their body. Other examples would include muscle testing, having sensations in the body, feeling a clear ‘Yes’ or feeling ‘No’ as resistance. Perhaps showering to clear away the cobwebs.
Synchronicities and Signs. Perhaps you have an idea, and even though it brings you excitement you first need a ‘sign’. So, you might set the intention to see a specific thing, let’s say a red feather and sure enough later that day someone posts a flyer through your letter box that includes a red feather. Or you might go for a walk with the intention of being open to receive a sign, and various things you notice on your walk from street signs to number plates, random bits of conversation overheard or people you meet, all of which you consider a sign and feel reassured. Or the opposite may occur of course, no red feather, no reassuring things are noticed so you don’t take any action.
Guides. For some who regularly channel other world beings, these words from their guides may be their language of trust. In other words what they channel is an irrefutable truth.
Source. Similar to guides, faith or trust in a godhead, be that modern or traditional, gives some a sense of security and trust. This is not just (although can be) religious, how often have you heard people say “I’m trusting it to the universe”?
Knowing. For some knowledge is a precursor to inner trust. That can be an inner knowing as well as knowing found from research In its highest form, there is a knowing that seemingly draws/plays/writes itself or drops into the body as expanded consciousness arriving without clear understanding.
Part of being an experienced magician is to not only know your own language of connection and trust so you can use them wisely when practicing, but also to be cognisant that we are not all the same, so providing due process and respect is present, there is room for the various combinations of these languages.
As with all things, I consider myself to be constantly learning. These are just the languages I’ve witnessed over the years, I’m sure the list is not exhaustive so do share your language of connection or your language of trust in the community channel.
My language of trust is “Knowing”, not only from intellectual knowledge, although that does help, but it’s a deeper knowing that has no basis or foundation in anything that can be proven or measured. It simply is. This is my definition of faith, a knowing of being that transcends knowledge.
Over the years I’ve put my faith in many things that have proven to be unworthy, so you might hear me say “whatever it is that is greater than me” when I’m trying to articulate in whom or in what I am now putting my faith. It is, for me, unknowable and yet I know that when I leave this place, my eternal being will continue on its journey in another way, it may be another human suit, it may be another planet, plane or dimension, at my deepest core that never forgets I may not even know the difference. I repeat, a deep knowing of being that transcends knowledge.
Risk, Adventure and Faith
At 9 years I was still unable to swim, yet one day, trusting my mother to keep me safe, I jumped off a quay and dive-bombed her as she swam by. Sadly, she happened not to be a strong swimmer, and we were both in real trouble until my dad played hero and saved us. I was accused of dire recklessness and forbidden from repeating such foolishness, but the warning never took hold. The thrill of surviving the jump did however, and I felt both powerful and free to have discovered what I thought of as courage.
I was often called plucky, audacious or brave – when hitchhiking alone to London at 14, to Italy at 18, and giving up my secure accountancy practice at 30. Later, when I had no job, yet inspired by the spiritual teaching “give and you will receive”, I gave away most of my savings, with conviction that therefore I would never know poverty. I was branded idiotic, even crazy.
All of these descriptions missed the point entirely – there was no need for courage, no need to face down my fears, because I had something for more powerful; I had faith. I simply had to decide to trust. Not in God particularly; I felt trust in life. Most importantly, I decided to be guided by that feeling – rather than the many warnings and gestures of disapproval that came my way,
To some degree we all have the light of faith, and the secret to happiness and good fortune lies in our decision to increase that light by living life in a way that occasionally depends upon our faith being validated, as it was for me later when I had faith that I would meet the Sufis in Turkey, after I had vowed not to return home until I’d found a guide to initiate me into their mysteries.
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