Tuesday 17 May 2011

Gemini: The Way of Sacred Communication (by Franco Santoro)

With the entrance of the Sun in Gemini (on 20 May 2012 at 23:05 GMT), the cycle of the year confidently glides through its luminous path, embracing the gift of healing connections and sacred communication. Shamanic spirituality involves being, and learning to be, at one with all aspects of reality. It promotes the constant realisation that it is not possible to exist in isolation. 

The greatest human plague is the tragedy of separation, being unable to connect with others, failing to express our true feelings and understand those of others. This is biblically depicted by the story of the tower of Babel, when confusion of language occurred among people and mankind forgot how to speak from the heart. 

While it is painful that we are frequently unable to openly communicate with others and vice versa, it is even more painful that we seem not to understand ourselves, and connect with who we truly are. 

Astroshamanism, as other similar tools, originated as a way of dismantling the obstacles to true inner and outer communication, gently bursting through the barricades of separation and unveiling the original language that we all deeply share.

In this respect the third sign, Gemini, plays a major role. It operates as the keeper of the circulation of thoughts, information and all types of communication or mental activities. Whatever we experience in the physical world is the result of a communication process. 

Our thoughts and words cause tangible effects in the environment. There are only two types of thoughts and forms of communication. On one side there are thoughts based on separation and our split identity, on the other there are thoughts emanating from our united Self and aligned with Spirit. Each thought and word that we express contributes either to uphold separation or unity.

Communication is ongoing, no matter whether I think on my own or express my thoughts with others, I either communicate separation or unity, fear or love. Thus any moment offers the opportunity of supporting healing connections and stepping out of separation. 

These connections involve whomever or whatever I physically interact with, as well as whomever or whatever comes to my thoughts or emotions. In multidimensional terms there is no difference in value between a physical and a mental or emotional interaction. I am communicating at all times, and again, in any second of life, I can choose between separation and unity, fear and love.

The ego separated mind is based upon the denial of multidimensional communication, as well as upon the refusal to accept our multidimensional Self. For this purpose it employs a huge assortment of devices aimed at sidetracking human perception, causing the mind to elapse so as to ravage information coming from our true Self. Yet, as human beings, we have the capacity to watch our minds, tenaciously engaging with the healing network of life. 

This entails questioning the ego’s bogus anti-spam filter and the entire matrix of our conditioned mind.

Mercury, the ruler of Gemini and Virgo, is the provider of sacred communication, who presides over the quality of intellect, or understanding, which in the Christian tradition is one of the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit

Through the gift of intellect (from the Latin inlus legere, “to read within”) I learn to reach the heart and mind of everything and everyone, penetrating any outer layer and unveiling the naked essence of whom and what we all truly are. 

This is exemplified by the tarot card of the Lovers and by the climax of Pentecost, when through the gift of tongues communication in the Spirit replaces communication in ordinary languages. Gemini encompasses both the blessing of the Pentecost and the curse of the Tower of Babel

The challenge on the Gemini path of healing is to systematically transmute curses into blessings, up to the original curse, which is also the gateway into the ultimate blessing.

© Franco Santoro, Findhorn Foundation Cluny Hill, Forres IV36 2RDUKinfo@astroshamanism.org

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