Sabian Symbols: Immigrants entering
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
Sagittarius 23 (22° - 23°)
Any big change demands of us that we hold firm to the deepest parts of our integrity while adapting to new conditions
During stages of transition we must find a way not only to strengthen the faith we have in essence-self but also to be willing and able to adopt new ways of being, and new perceptions. This applies whether we move home to a new town, change jobs, or join a social group; it most particularly applies when we move to a new level of consciousness. There are new realms to discover and new beliefs and realisations to embrace. These can be very disturbing and rattle the status quo. We must not lose the sense of who we are at core.
A GROUP OF IMMIGRANTS AS THEY FULFIL THE REQUIREMENTS OF ENTRANCE INTO THE NEW COUNTRY
A group of immigrants as they fulfil the requirements of entrance into the new country
With faith, imagination and expectation, we create a new life every day
In his book Music of Life, Hazrat Inayat Khan explains how all the clashing and banging in life is entirely the result of souls being in the wrong place, trying desperately to shift their position until they find peace. Each soul is unique and individual, and has the capacity to express genius if it can find its place in the world. Unless and until this is done then it is existentially restless – so we are never at peace if we are not well positioned.
When an immigrant crosses a frontier they are taking a big risk, and know for certain that they will need to learn a great many things, and train themselves in additional skills in order to find their place. Their entrance into another life is not unlike our own – we enter a new life every day, and each day brings its own different challenges and opportunities. This is a life-attitude of a person of vitality.
Daily life offers opportunities which we must grasp if we are to manoeuvre into better position to experience ourselves at our best. It’s a snakes-and-ladders kind of game though – we can go down as well as up. The downs are typically evidenced by a diminishment of vitality, absence of creative flair and the presence of impasse. If the heart is not engaged, and enthusiasm is a rare experience, then root-level change is called for.
We yearn to feel the certainty that we are authentic and in the right place, and this sometimes demands radical transformation. When we feel absolutely real and if our work and relationships are all true and deep – only then can we know soul consciousness. Otherwise we must find the courage to move on, or risk stagnation at the level of soul. We have to leave the nest if we want to fly.
To speak of genius is to court ridicule – yet each of us has the potential to create something original out of nothing but thought. Here’s the formula: first faith, then imagination, then expectation.
Only the foolish and silly will expect success without ardent application. We need to learn how to make reality conform to our will – by repeatedly learning from never-ending trial and error experiments. This is often called training, or sometimes knowledge management.
This is the secret that separates out the goats from the sheep. It is so convenient for the sheep to accept life as disappointing, dismissing all the evidence that it is their own inadequacy that led to the poor attempts to create predetermined outcomes. The goats apply themselves properly, and succeed.