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There are two companion articles in this issue. The first article, Learning Saturn's Lessons, elaborates on the way Saturn helps us! Saturn has the reputation of a task-master, but he really just wants us to have a good, solid foundation for our lives. He wants us to know (and to do) the basic tasks that will support us as we move out into the world, like how to balance a checkbook, manage credit, and live within our means. Sometimes he gets exasperated with us, when we refuse to take it seriously, and he gives us a hard lesson that forces us to pay attention, but if we work with him, he will reward us for our efforts!
The second companion article, Challenges Happen, but Suffering Doesn't Have to Follow (That's Up to Us!) , is about how our attitude and our automatic, default ego/emotional judgment and reaction to things are the source of most of our suffering, because they reflect our inability to accept what is. It really is true that what happens to us is not the most important thing; it is our reaction and what we do with it that counts. I recently had a situation that would have put me off the deep end not too long ago, but I've learned that simple acceptance without judgment can totally defuse a situation. It also gave me a chance to realize that in it's own way, the situation was a blessing!!
And that new perspective came from a simple attitude adjustment!
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Welcome to my newsletter, Tunnel Vision! I periodically share observations, musings, and tips—based on what I learned during and since my Near-Death Experience—on where we are in the Great Shift of the Ages, how the Shift is manifesting in our lives (basically: change, change, then more change!), and how to navigate the waves of change, rather than getting dragged under, kicking and screaming! (Been there; not pretty!) The easiest way for us to navigate this great transition and transformation is to examine everything... what we think we know, what we believe, who we think we are, and how we act... and let go of everything that is no longer working for us, supporting us, or true. If we don't let those things go, the Universe has a way of coming along and ripping them out of our hands! (OUCH!) Letting go of judgments is the first step. I hope you enjoy my musings in the current and archived issues.
In addition to writing my Tunnel Vision newsletter, I also have been invited since 2012 to submit articles for the annual Predictions issues of The Sedona Journal of Emergence. You can find them on my Sedona Journal Articles page, a sub-page of this one.
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Overview of the Latest Issue
The main article for the December 2019 issue is, It's A New Day, A New Year, A New Decade. . . A New YOU! We all know that we have been in times of change, change, change. It started in 2000, ramped up in 2012, and it's been escalating ever since. And now we're at the dawn of another New Year, and a whole new Decade... of more change!
So what will the New Year bring? We often get a clue from looking at the major planetary transits that will happen at the beginning of the year. This year we have a super Saturn/Pluto conjunction that will be helping us make good changes all year!
So what does that mean? Pluto will continue to rub our noses in our shadow parts—all those parts of ourselves, and our society, and our culture, and our governments and institutions that we don't like, we don't want to see, and don't reflect well on us. As distasteful as that is, it's a good thing, because when we're in denial all these "programs" are just merrily running in the background and we don't realize the damage they are doing. This way, we can close those apps!
With the Saturn/Pluto conjunction setting the theme and energies for the next year (and kicking off the next decade), we'll all be encouraged (forced?) to move the dead bodies out of the living room and give them a proper burial. These aren't new problems, they're the problems and issues that have been in our face for years, the ones that we haven't wanted to deal with, the ones we want to pretend don't exist. So far, we've been able to just throw a rug over them and step over or walk around them and go cheerfully on our way (hoping that they will go away on their own, or that someone else will come along and fix it). In 2020, Saturn and Pluto will up the ante: the stench will become so strong that we will have to do something about it!
Pluto shows us what's decomposing, and Saturn tells us to do something to fix it, so if there's something you've been avoiding, you might as well bit the bullet and get it over with. The good news is that Saturn rewards our efforts, so it probably won't be nearly as hard as you thought it would be! Of course, this can apply to lots of things, like a long-dead relationship or a dead or dying job or career, or a government, institution, or organization that is too stuck in the old ways to continue in the new.
So this is the perfect time to review your life and set intentions for the New Year and the New Decade! Read more here.
Read the current and past issues!
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SPECIAL OVERVIEW ISSUE—The Great Shift and its astrological Underpinnings, such as the Great Uranus/Pluto Square (and why it seems that everything is falling apart)
LATEST ISSUE—DECEMBER 2019 —Includes It's a New Day, a New Year, a New Decade... A New YOU!
SPRING 2019—Includes After An Awakening--What Then?
DECEMBER 2018—Includes Change Your Story, Change Your Life
SUMMER 2018--Includes The Summer of Our Discontent
HOLIDAY SEASON 2017—Includes Remember to BREATHE!
SUMMER 2017—Includes: When the Shift Hits the Fan
FALL (ELECTION) 2016—Includes Change is Upon Us! Now What? (aka The Great Metaphysical Test) and Let There be Peace on Earth, and Let it Begin with Me
SUMMER 2016—Includes Dark Nights of the Soul—Resistance is Futile (that's good!) and
Time Flies When... er, Whenever!
MARCH/SPRING 2016—Includes 2016-The Year of the Empowered Human? Why Not? and
What Does Empowered Action Look Like?
DECEMBER 2015—Includes Which One are You Feeding?
FALL 2015—Includes Food Fights and Other Forms of Disrespect
Why Does God Allow These Things? and Is it Spiritual to be an Activist? Or Better to Stay Above the "Fray"?
SPRING 2015—Includes What Energy are You Living In? and Renewal and Rebirth—On Steroids!
JANUARY 2015—Includes It's 2015—Are You "There" Yet? and Take that First Scary Step, and the Universe will Roll Out the Red Carpet for You
MAY-JUNE 2014—Includes Divine Feminine: Patience, Alignment & Divine Timing
APRIL 2014—Includes Forgiveness is the Ultimate Act of Self-Love and The Next Step is Gratitude
MARCH 2014—Includes Stop the World... I Want to Get Off! (and more)
FEBRUARY 2014—IncludesThe Dark Side of Valentine's Day and Always Remember to Ask for Help! (and more)
JANUARY 2014—Includes It's All a Game of "Make Believe"! (and more)
DECEMBER 2013—Includes Peace on Earth, Peace, Goodwill Toward Men (and more)
NOVEMBER 2013—Includes Remembering JFK and Cultivatingand Attitude of Gratitude (and more)
OCTOBER 2013—Includes Halloween, Death, and the Thinning of the Veils and Mercury Retrograde —That Transit We Love to Hate! (and more)
SEPTEMBER 2013—Includes Let Go or Be Dragged and What Can YOU Do to Make This Transformation Easier? (and more)