Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Adrial / Aurora: Seeing Both Sides
The month of November is a time of seeing the "other side" of the coin. It is kicked off in celebration to honor our sister's (Santa Muerte) aspect of All Souls Day, the Day of the Dead. But rather than this being a single day, there is a duration from the beginning of the month that is used for reflecting on the darkness, which in this definition is the opposite of the light. This helps define who you are in much the same way that you say "I am this, I am not this". Both are critical aspects of the process of definition. These aspects might be things like greed, jealousy, lust, revenge, hate, fear, and so forth. They are things you wish not to see or define yourself as, yet by not defining yourself as these things you are defining yourself as these things.
[American Thanksgiving is also celebrated during this time as an expression of abundance, but you might find yourself stuffed to the gills with turkey, cranberry, stuffing, mashed potatoes...]
It is as if your ability to manifest all of a sudden had a reversal of polarity. Anti-gravity? Sure, why not? Would even the magnetic poles of your planet reverse polarity? Why not? It would not be surprising if the soul you know as Jesus turned the water into wine during this time phase, it seems a particularly evil act to rob someone of life-sustaining water just to make them drunk!
And this phase typically culminates in the celebration of the end of December. Many cultures celebrate this time and it is also an expression of extremes in this particular reflection-phase. You have giving but you also have greed. Expressions of extreme poverty and extreme wealth. Extreme love and extreme hate. The beginning of January might seem somewhat anti-climatic... but all cycles include a void-time, a time of nothingness following chaos. There are also many expressions of selflessness and love. These are all part of the whole.
And so you have been presented with alternative points of view to your own, some may seem to parallel these views and then diverge at a critical point. It is a fairly raw expression of the two sides of the coin, for you may look at a coin and see the coin, and notice that it is joined on either side by the middle of the coin. It's a metal coin. It is a cultural application that applies heads and tails. You flip the coin for decision-making processes, when many times you already know the answer, you have already made up your mind. The coin reflects that choice... it is not a random event. For something to truly be random, a true reflection of chaos, one needs many more than two choices.
The Celtic folk also embraced this concept and celebrate it through history as Samhain, embracing the wholeness of who we are [Atlantis is also mentioned, it was celebrated there as well]. Masks are another way of saying that we wear these things that we see as positive and negative but it is not who we are as a real person. In both cases, illusions which may be removed as easily as a mask.
Do not be disheartened by these seeming divisions that you might see rise up in others. This is truly all part of the whole, and imitation is often the best part of flattery. But you see this statement represents pride and copyright... but can also be considered to be collective consciousness, love, and honor.
Posted by dreamwalker at 7:13 AM