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COSMIC RETROGRADE – Keep Your FOCUS!!
by Princella E. Graham, the Kindred Coach | Edit 12/06/2016

What is retrograde motion?
“Retrograde motion is motion in the direction opposite to the movement of something else and the contrary of direct or prograde motion.” Wikipedia

“Sometimes the planets appear to change direction in the sky. This retrograde motion is entirely an illusion caused by the Earth passing the slower moving outer planets.”
Christopher Crockett in Space | November 25, 2012

It’s 2016 and the political landscape in the US since 2008 is as tense as the pre-civil war era.  For the last 8 years, factions are taking impenetrable stances and shutting down lines of communication that seek to find a middle ground.  On the political scene, the loud voices screaming “Take our country BACK!” sharply contrast with the voices that urge us to “Move our country FORWARD!”  Those dialogues are not unusual…it’s the VITRIOL that is increasing the fodder of  HATEFUL TENSION that becomes the flame that will “burn down Rome”!!    More importantly, this tension is growing not only in the US but around the world and is only a projection of a more global cosmic reality…our earth civilization is in RETROGRADE.

But, this cosmic retrograde is an ILLUSION.  Consider the wheels on a speeding car…they appear to be moving in the opposite direction of the automobile.  Moving FORWARD is the authentic direction of our earth civilization. The book of Revelations tells us that in the last days, God will “Raise us up.”  Could that mean a literal “raising up” of our collective SPIRITUAL CONSCIOUSNESS?  Conforming us to the image of Christ!!  The “raising up to Christ Consciousness” IS  the QUANTUM LEAP FORWARD for mankind!

A global epochal change is in process.  As we approach the precipice of this universal quantum leap forward, opposing  forces are arising to try to pull us backwards and the “drag” is creating tremendous tension.

But this TENSION is MANDATORY…it’s required as propulsion for the leap forward!!  Consider that you are a seasoned, expert archer.  You grasp the grip of your bow with a steady hand, position your arrow on the rest of the arrow shelf guiding it stealthily into its rest, and locate your target with a sure eye through your bow-sight.  As your other hand pulls back on the bowstring with a strong, gradual drag, you begin to feel the tension build in the bow cable.  The more your PULL BACK, the GREATER THE TENSION…the greater the tension, the more power and force is transferred to the arrow.

Recognizing that the incredible tension of the backward pull is a critical part of the process, an expert archer will be aware of the controversial pressure, but sharpen the FOCUS ON THE TARGET, holding the bow with increasingly greater INTENTION in preparation for the arrow’s release.  This intentional focus ensures that the arrow moves forward to penetrate the bulls-eye incorporating the massive force and speed transferred to it by the creative tension of the backward drag.

We are COSMIC SPIRITUAL ARCHERS.  As Spiritual Archers we must be constantly aware of what we’re focusing on…either the DRAG or the TARGET.  Our success depends on our ability to keep our eye on the target!! If we focus ONLY on the PULLING BACK…take our eyes off the target to concentrate only on the pulling back of the bow cable because it’s causing incredible tension and pain, we won’t even come close to hitting the target when the tension peaks to the point of release.

In spite of the pain, focus on the TARGET…GOD’S DIVINE LOVE… the manifestation of OUR ONENESS WITH GOD!   Holy scripture describes “sin” as “doubt”…”missing the target”.  If we don’t AWAKEN soon, it will really be a SIN!!  “Missing the target” may mean the end of life as we know it.  We must awaken and remember  that our enemies are not of flesh and blood, but of spiritual powers and principalities. We must awaken to the reality of Scriptures that remind us  that there is but ONE GOD, and constantly meditate on sacred writings that confirm WHO we are as children of GOD…Spirit-inspired writings that remind us of the power of our Oneness and God’s Divine Love.   We must be awake and on the ready for this global QUANTUM LEAP FORWARD into the Age of CHRIST CONSCIOUSNESS.  This is not just a Christian reality, it is a wakeup call for ALL faith communities who believe in the ONE GOD!

James Alan Conlon* , Director of the Sophia Center in Culture and Spirituality at Holy Names College in Oakland, California,  speaks poetically of this as “the time of the Sacred FEMININE…the empowerment  and embodiment of Love…an age powered by compassion, nurturing, unity…a shared awakening and awareness of our oneness.”  He notes that the Sacred Feminine has nothing to do with our concept of “female domination” versus “male domination”.  Instead, “The sacred feminine is the divine principle of love in existence..”

This “Divine principle of love in existence” is the TRUE TARGET…THE REALIZATION OF GOD’S POWER AND DIVINE LOVE…THE UNFOLDING AND ACTUALIZATION of the CHRIST CONSCIOUSNESS…the awakening to our ONENESS!  As James Conlon notes, “…Together as one, the true sacredness of God is realised that is above all the dichotomies the mind has to offer.  When we are truly connected in this way, we are no longer a competing pack exploiting one another and the natural wonder of life.”

THIS…God’s Divine Love and our Spiritual ONENESS… is the FOCUS to which we are called in spite of the pain caused by the increasingly excruciating tension of the forces appearing to pull us backwards…the RETROGRADE.  Let’s stay focused…keep our eyes on the true target…and move forward.

God deserves our gratitude for our AWAKENING.  God deserves OUR REFLECTION of His SACRED LOVE into the world!!!

*(James Conlon is the Director of the Sophia Center in Culture and Spirituality at Holy Names College in Oakland, California. He is the author of Ponderings from the Precipice and Earth Story, Sacred Story. In this dramatic and exciting paperback, Conlon sets out to describe the lineaments of a spirituality that is evolutionary, holistic, and mystical. [http://www.spiritualityandpractice.com/books/reviews/view/2356]    Holy Names University is a private, coeducational university located in Oakland, California. It is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church and is administered by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary.  Wikipedia )

COSMIC RETROGRADE – Spiritual Archers…to the Ready!!
by Princella E. Graham, thekindredcoach | Edit 12/06/2016

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