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The Game of Life

Extract from Quick Guide IV – A Scorecard that Accounts for Mindfulness in Business.

Adapted from Druid wisdom (ref: Light and Life, a series of booklets written by David Loxley, Chief Druid, The Druid Order, London).

Your purpose is more than to succeed. It is to learn and apply the wisdom needed to succeed.

Success is the goal, but life is the time and space that happens in between now and reaching that goal. You attract the future that comes towards you. The future presents you with what remains incomplete right now in your life. The future presents the present with the opportunity to learn about yourself, incomplete wisdom, and apply that wisdom – completeness.Should you complete what is incomplete, it travels into the past and need not return.

The Game of Life

The Game of Life was understood by the Egyptians from the Ancient Kingdom.

Whatever travels into the past that remains incomplete ‘returns to the future’. Whatever issues (i.e. unlearned or unapplied wisdom) that remain incomplete, be they business or personal, return again and again until you complete them.

When you start something, complete it.

Shine on…!
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Paul C Burr
Business/Personal Performance Coach & Author

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Affirmation for today, 3 July 2013, from Titan

 

Titan, the largest of Saturn's moons.

Titan, the largest of Saturn’s moons – and Homer’s personification of the Sun.

Recite 17 times…

“I am powerful and strong in mind, body, soul and spirit.”

Image sourced from NASA.

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TftD: Someone Tell Dr Who, “The Lyrids are coming!”

April’s “shooting stars”

LyridsImage and info courtesy of EarthSky

These meteors tend to be bright and often leave trails. About 10-20 meteors per hour at peak can be expected. Plus, the Lyrids are known for uncommon surges that can sometimes bring the rate up to 100 per hour. Outbursts are not easy to predict, but they’re one of the reasons the tantalizing Lyrids are worth checking out. The radiant for this shower is in the constellation Lyra, which rises in the northeast. In 2013, the waxing gibbous moon lights up the nighttime until the wee hours. Tis best to this meteor shower after moonset, before dawn on April 22.

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Paul C Burr
Author of Quick Guide: How Top Salespeople Sell, Learn to Love and Be Loved in Return, 2012: a twist in the tail and Defrag your Soul

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TftD: Changing your Character, Changes your Life

ChangeMan1Image courtesy of Blaze Institute

…All that happens is the result of character; the only manner in which the destiny can be changed is to change the character…..

the chart of birth….is merely a map of character…..

(and) can be markedly altered in any direction desired.

CC Zain

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Paul C Burr
Author of Quick Guide: How Top Salespeople Sell, Learn to Love and Be Loved in Return, 2012: a twist in the tail and Defrag your Soul

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TftD: New Moon in Libra Tonight

big pink moonFull moon in Libra, heralds you to reflect on what you started in the quest of truth, justice and balance over the last lunar month. A time of completion by which your Crown Chakra irradiates the light of the Sun thoughout your body so that that you shine.
Your progress (luminosity) is impaired only by the untruth, injustice and imbalance by which you treat yourself. Avoid any self judgement too. Instead rebalance.
Your task, nay life purpose, is to shine.

Shine on…!
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Paul C Burr
Author of Learn to Love and Be Loved in Return, 2012: a twist in the tail and Defrag your Soul

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New Moon in Pisces Tonight and Comet PAN-STARRS visits

comet-panstarrs New Moon at 19:51 GMT, 11 March 2013: a time of new beginnings and/or emotional awakenings and with 7 planets in Pisces…. it should be powerful.

With Mercury in retrograde – these awakenings might occur because you have a re-think about something or you may re-awaken to an idea that you once had. this could also be a good time to re-invent yourself.

Comet PAN-STARRS is making a close approach to Earth this week. Check it out (once the snow blizzards have gone here in UK) in the Northern sky just after sunset. Hopefully we’ll get a good siting because it won’t be back for a 100 million years – so its kinda special, is it not?

Picture sourced from Discovery Magazine

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Paul C Burr
Author of Learn to Love and Be Loved in Return, 2012: a twist in the tail and Defrag your Soul

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2012 – The Return to Oneness

2012 BoliviaThe Return

“Enough! I’ve had enough of winning and losing.

I can only exert a limited amount of power.

I can only spend a limited amount of money.

I can only create so much suffering before I kill off those over whom I am victorious.

 I can only suffer so much when I lose.

I have exhausted all the possibilities of winning and losing in the material world.

I now choose temperance.

I return to the harmony of opposites, the yin and yang, the will and imagination, to return to oneness.”

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Character Defines the Results You Attract

“…all that happens is the result of character, the only manner in which the destiny can be changed is to change the character….. the chart of birth….is merely a map of character…..(and) can be markedly altered in any direction desired.”

CC Zain[1]

Image sourced from  Spencer Hope Davis

 


[1] Ref: Chapter 4, Doctrine of Nativities from the book, Laws of Occultism, Inner Plane Theory and the Fundamentals of Psychic Phenomena by CC Zain, published by the Church of Light.

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Neptune Plunges into Pisces, 2012-2026

Extract from Defrag your Soul:

Neptune is at its most powerful swimming in waters of Pisces with its fishes. Neptune is the most spiritual planet and the most illusionary at the same time.

Neptune 

 Image sourced from Templedarkmoon

Pisces is an emotional and dreamy sign – so you can think you are swimming in the seas of fun and good times without realising the sharks of karma – guilt, anger, sadness and fear lurk in the depths below.

They await to see if you swim in truth or fantasy. Do you swim in spirit or false ego? Do you trust in the Divine or manipulate the ethers for your own sensual pleasure, at the expense of others?

The key to success is DISCERNMENT.
Separate
1) that which feels right, to take you down the path to find, open, become and express your true self from….
2) that which the false ego fantasises about or pacifies your fears.

This can be very tricky, especially in affairs that are close to your heart and uncomfortable in the head. But its almost impossible to decipher when you’re split 50/50 between head and heart.

Do I love her? Do I not?
Shall I go for this job? Shall I not?
Am I being true to myself? Am I not? – This is the key question.

Discern between oneness and separateness.
Live with your vulnerabilities. Neither deny or over embrace them. Let them be okay.They/you are human. And….

Trust yourself.

Trust spirit.

Trust the Divine.

Shine on…!
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Of Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice at Newgrange

Cold and dark
the earth awaits new beginnings,
a world receptive and yielding
to the increasing light of day
as Mother Earth yearns
to fill her empty womb
with mistletoes’ fruitful seed.
A quickening in her belly reflects
the stirring of nature all around,
rebirth giving hope and joy.
We welcome and bless the cycle
of life to come……
Josie Mamo

Image sourced from Laura Knight-Jadczyk, Winter Solstice: From Chaos to Creation

Newgrange, a magical megalithic site in Ireland estimated to be older by centuries than Stonehenge, older than the Egyptian pyramids, was built to receive a shaft of sunlight deep into its central chamber at dawn on winter solstice. The light illuminates a stone basin below intricate carvings — spirals, eye shapes, solar discs. Although very little is known about how Newgrange was used by its builders, marking the solstice was obviously of tremendous spiritual import to them. 

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11.11.11 at 11.11am GMT, Unite with Millions to Change the World

Click on photo….

Fire the Grid

Millions of people will come together on 11 Nov 2011 to focus on bringing on a world filled with abundance, peace and joy; based on a new level of consciousness.

The intention is to spend an hour, that includes 11.11am GMT (any hour within 12 hours will be ok but 11.11am is peak), engaged in an activity that unites the energy of millions with one heartfelt intention – a world filled with love, peace, sharing and understanding where each and everyone of us can pursue happiness in accord with laws of nature.

Click on photo for more info.

 
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When our will and wishes become one

If you were to ask yourself “In my heart of hearts, my very soul, what do I seek more than anything else in life?” Would you really know the answer? After years I’m still getting some semblance.

I had to evolve a very focused state to answer the question without my emotions, petty desires and false-ego getting in the way. Even then, I would question myself “Do I really mean this?” And when the answer is “yes,” there arrives a second question, “Do I have the will to go for it?”

Knowing what you want is one thing. Going for it, 100%, is another. It takes determination, resilience and above all courage.

“Courage is a decision, not a trait. We all have it. We don’t all choose it.”

We need to focus on the here and now, in the present tense, and choose courage.

The point, the present tense, no matter how short a space in time, is infinitely small. As soon as we’ve thought of “it,” an infinite number of moments have already passed by. “It”, is/was already the past tense. What if we were to experience “it” right now? No thought, only now, (an) eternity (of moment by moments), when the mind stills completely. We vibrate.

We project our latent desires and fears (desires to avoid things) out into the universe. We broadcast our vibration. We make our own law of attraction. We attempt to attract that which we wish for. But who is that makes the wish? Is it the real “I”? Or is it a supplication of the false ego, “me?”

Is it some external trophy: a partner, money, a job, health or safety from harm, I attach a state of increased happiness to?  Will what I seek truly complete me? Or will its energy be subsumed by the unlit darkness of the shadows that lurks within? Is it to fill a dark void I feel inside myself, with the light of a false sun?

Or is my desire to find and become my true self and fulfil my contract (if I were to know it) for this life, in harmony or resonant with all that exists?

This, I suggest, is the true art or science of discernment. To discern my truth (that which takes me down the path I’ve contracted to follow) from false-egotistical fantasy.

When we will ourselves to take the path to our truth, passionately and genuinely, the universe resonates. We attract that which we seek, that which we wish for. Our will and wishes become one. But…

When we seek to placate our false ego, we deviate from our path. We allow the shadows to remain hidden. The universe responds. It disrupts our flow. It tells us there’s something we’ve chosen not to learn about ourselves. We ignore the glory to be found amongst our shadows. Consider the following symbolism.

Astrologers, ancient and modern, symbolise the sun in charts as a dot in a circle:

The dot (or point) symbolises the here and right now, the present tense. The universe/infinity is represented by the circle, a never ending stream of cycles in which we return continually to our starting place.

The point in (time) the centre of the circle thus represents the vibrations we send out into the universe. They are a product of all the information we possess (from the past) and its impression on our thoughts, words and deeds to create a better future, our will and our wishes. What returns to us in the future is a product of our will and wishes right now.

Imagine a pebble tossed into a circular pool, as an expression of what we will to happen. Everything we give birth to, all our thoughts, words spoken and deeds go out to the edge (of infinity) to return to us. On their return they meet the waves we project right now.

When the returning waves are coherent with those outgoing, we observe a series of standing waves. We experience our individual wave formation resonate coherently with the universe. We tune into the greater good.

This is not the end of the journey. It is a major milestone that tells us we’re well on our way. It’s important  that we acknowledge ourselves.

Acknowledge = Accept + Congratulate + Reward + Consolidate Learning

We are not all equal in power and spiritual development. But we are all equal in honour. It’s important that we acknowledge our power humbly and we don’t over-laud ourselves. Our false ego reclaims lost darkness when we put ourselves above others who haven’t travelled this far.

Please note, our law for attraction is what we will to attract NOT what we wish to happen. Willpower takes courage. Wishing is a relatively simple task but care needs to be taken that what we wish for suits the passion for our life’s journey.

Inserted image sourced from art-prints-on-demand.com

When the returning waves lack coherence, we create choppy waters. In extreme conditions we manifest dark stormy seas. Such is karma. It’s not about right or wrong. It’s feedback that tells us we’ve things to learn from the shadows within us still.

When the returning waves counter-balance the outgoing waves, the pool becomes still. We become equally knowledgeable with what goes on above the surface (the known world) and below, the unknown. We become one with all that is, non-duality. We live completely in the present tense, outside of time and space.

We discover that the opposite of life is not death, but not-life, an illusion. It doesn’t exist. Birth is the opposite of death. Life is eternal.

Derived from The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle

Summary:

  • Take care and time to focus on that which you really wish for. Make sure it meets the following criteria:
  1. It is not borne out of anger, sadness, fear or guilt.
  2. It feels in line with your life’s journey, purpose and contract.
  3. When it is complete, it will give you a real sense of fulfillment.
  4. Is it ecological. Does it flow (give to and receive from) with nature and at very least does little harm to its balance.
  5. You feel passionate about the journey more than the outcome.
  • Will yourself to make it happen. Choose courage. Choose providence.
  • The universe will provide.

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Paul C Burr

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Replace Forgiveness with Accountability

“Forgiveness is an illusion of the mind. It appeases our false ego. Instead, we are wiser to erase the data that attracted whom, or that which, we resent or feel guilty about. I speak not of erasing an unpleasant memory or the learning there-from. I speak of erasure of the negative emotions we attach to that memory. The same negative emotions or darkness by which we attracted the person or event, that we allowed to offend us, in the first place.

The sun shines on us all, regardless. The Heart Chakra, your 4th chakra, is the domain of Helios, the Sun King. The heart doesn’t judge. Tis all in the mind.”

Image from American Mathematical Society

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Supernova – visible in northern sky for 9 nights!

This June 9, 2005 NASA false-color picture shows the supernova remnant of Cassiopeia A

The recently discovered supernova in M101 (the Pinwheel Galaxy, in the Plough constellation) should be visible through binoculars over the next 9 days.

When it’s cloudless, look to the northern sky. Go to a local spot with low surrounding light pollution. Look for the Plough Constellation. Follow Star 3 to Star 2 and keep going. There you should find an exploding dwarf star that sucked the energy out of a neighbouring big star, too much too quickly, and  “burst” – 21 million years ago.

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This June 9, 2005 NASA false-color picture shows the supernova remnant of Cassiopeia A.

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A New “Business-Consciousness” Model for the World

I started advertising my Facebook page, Beowulf, earlier this week,  at only 1p/click-through. It’s aimed at sharing wisdom and research into business, leadership and consciousness – and hopefully attracting some business for me too :).

(Image from Just Give Me Peace who share/sell great art and poetry.)

It accumulated more than 660 followers in 24 hours. It now has over 1000. I expected take-up to be a slow burner, maybe 30-60 people in the first week. Instead, take-up has blown me away. I still don’t know why so many started following it. Will those of you, already signed up, please send me or share your reasons for following Beowulf and your interests?  Thank you.

In return I shall write about what you are interested in, best I can.

I would like to discuss something that I’ve been working through in my mind for a couple of years. I haven’t thought it all through. Therefore I write of idealism – which you can, should the more clever than me of you want to, rip to shreds.

We live in a world where land, property and wealth is won through forfeiture. Some kill in the name of a religion or a God, egged on by clerics who say “you shall become martyrs”. Forget it. That is a religion based on brain washing, protectionism and Middle -Age theocracy that preys on the fears of man. The Sun shines on everyman regardless of race, colour, religion or creed. Whether you believe in God or not – can we not all accept the principle? “We are all equal in honour not privilege.”

We see industrial giants, under the guise of “democracy”, scrambling for oil rights in Libya, pipelines across Afghanistan and trade in the Middle East. We spend billions on war, space travel and litigation. We see 1 billion people in the world without adequate food, shelter and clean water. We see violent uprisings (now in London, where next?) where people on the street say “Enough!”

There is a quickening of change. I don’t yet know what shape it will take. Those who attempt to hold on to that which serves only themselves will meet their “come up-pance”. And the “me too” or “me first now”  attitude of the developing economies (after centuries of exploitation, want their “rightful share”) will only replace one capitalist empire with another.

Let’s work together to create an abundant business world where wisdom is created and shared. So that those who work hard but do not share the success of those at the top, can learn and raise the value they bring to the market.

If we all focus on helping those who need wisdom most, we raise the wisdom of the whole business planet. At the same time, if we isolate/patent wisdom to line our own pockets, then we transgress the laws of nature.
I speak not of communism versus capitalism but of freedom of wisdom and a change in mindset, so that we sign up to conduct business for the benefit of all. This, I am told, is the essence of the Aquarian Age.

An age based on raised:

  • inner experience + scientific reasoning = wisdom + knowledge
  • …………………………………………….. = consciousness(to replace out-dated faiths and beliefs)

Raising the world’s consciousness is no easy task. But we can make a start – with ourselves.

I would like your input and feedback please.
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Paul C Burr

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Thought for the day – inspired by Jonathan Cainer

Awaken the creative resources within you that have slumbered for too long. Put aside thoughts of people and situations that are so endlessly annoying. Let yourself stop, instead, to appreciate all that is special and/or inspiring. Let the light that’s inside you shine and let it draw towards you the people whose company you can all most benefit from. Don’t try to control anything, just relax. Ω
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Astrological musings: align your management team with planetary forces

Photo credit to Salvatore Vuono

Big business needs to and will change. To change, leaders need a new (and Ancient, I suggest) way of going about business for the benefit of all mankind, not just the shareholders and wealthy.

I have a book , in me, that I was gonna write two yrs ago – Druidism in Business. Here’s an extract that I will turn into a chapter or two. I intend, in later blogs, to delve into specific relationships twixt planets – and twixt Sun and each planet respectively.

  1. The Sun (does the CEOing) – Shines Truth and Wisdom on all aspects of the business. In the noon day Sun we cast no shadow. Nothing is hidden, everything is revealed.
  2. Mercury – Articulate, deep thinker, shares wisdom. Communicates on behalf of the organisation, internally and externally. The winged messenger of the Gods; the harbinger of Truth.
  3. Venus – Creates the wealth through canny and passionate financial management. The financier of abundance within the organisation. Values beauty and elegance – especially in finance. Breaks the traditional mould because she balances her Love for success with her Love for the organisation’s people. Gets on well with Sister Moon.
  4. Moon – Cares for the emotional well being and intelligence of the organisation.
  5. Mars – The warrior, the go getter, especially when the going gets tough. Needs to work well with Venus and Moon to avoid “blood on the tracks”.
  6. Jupiter – Responsible for the growth and development of people and resources. Prepares everyone and everything, “to surf ahead of the wave that Neptune sends his way.”
  7. Saturn – Grounded, manages the infrastructure, business processes, governance and compliance of the organisation. Attention to detail. Anything that isn’t working is dealt with quickly.
  8. Neptune – Strategic Business Developer, looks at the global picture, swims the uncharted seas of opportunity. Discerns opportunities for growth aligned to the purpose (porpoise? J) of the organisation. Avoids waters of illusion.
  9. Uranus – (Che Guevara) works fast, agile, non-mainstream, challenges traditional thinking and the modus operandi. Manages projects (Skunk Works) that bring about abrupt changes to the power structure and processes. Always on the lookout for new (low cost) technology (weaponry) that will transmute the organisation’s effectiveness rapidly. Needs to integrate with Saturn’s down to earth approach to day to day business life, and fill the Moon’s emotional chalice with security – once the revolution is over. Call for Che when something needs fixing fast but beware there might be blood on the tracks, metaphorically speaking.
  10. Pluto – Manages those areas of the business that are better brought to a close and those that will (re)born as a consequence. Looks at the total energy available. Needs to work closely with the Moon to manage transitions.

I want to add 3 more influences to make 13 in total. I’m still musing but ask for your suggestions please.

Shine on…!

Paul C Burr

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