Expansion of “Luck” or Coincidence

Over the last year, I’ve learned a lot about astrology and how the stars, planets, points, etc. have a direct influence over us in regards to the circumstances that we experience throughout our lives, whether we believe it or not.

I’ve been back and forth with whether or not to pay attention to the alignments because I have been so confused about it all. But lately, I’ve gained a lot of clarity about what’s going on in the cosmos. But like anything we believe in life, we could always be proven wrong. I get information about what’s going on in the cosmos but that’s it. I don’t overthink about how my future will be based on what’s going on, I just see where everything is and what kind of energy they will throw in our direction so I can prepare myself for them.

Even though they have these direct influences, we each have the free will to view and respond to them as we see fit. That is the only thing we have control over. We do not control the cosmos or anything they throw our way.

So lately, there was a huge transit that happened last month. The biggest planet in our solar system, Jupiter, finally made its transit back home in the group of stars, or constellation, called Sagittarius. This happens once every 12 years and it stays in this constellation for about 12-13 months.

Jupiter is known as the planet of luck and expansion. So it expands whatever it touches. Now, because it is in Sagittarius, it is expanding higher learning, travel and luck. It’s in my home turf because I’m both a Sagittarius Sun and Ascendant, although the Ascendant is the most important, which is determined by the time you were born and determines the houses that the other constellations fall under. So because Jupiter is back in my first house, its home turf, things will start to shift in my favor way more easily than it has been over the last 3 years, especially this last year, as long as I respect the transit, stay aware and keep my ego in check.

So if you are not aware of the true essence of higher learning, what luck really means beyond the surface and you do not keep your ego in check, you may start to experience luck in a way that’s very uncomfortable.

Higher learning is a way of understanding life beyond the surface, as I’ve explained in a previous post The Problem With Awareness (I know, sounds like a contradiction). And luck is not what people think it is as I’ve posted about in The Nature of “Luck”. Most people think of luck in a way that is easy to obtain that is great on the surface and that’s not exactly what Jupiter offers. However, if you do the work by understanding life in a higher mind kind of way, the luck you receive will appear easy.  Like I said, it’s a matter of how you use your free will to view and respond.

Now with this said, there are some things I’ve noticed that have happened since this transit took place. Call it the direct influence of the “luck” planet transit or a coincidence.

Many people that I know, whether family or friends that completely disregarded my attempts of informing them about astrology for the past year all have been experiencing “bad luck” since last month. One in particular, a friend, and the only person who criticized a post I made about astrology last year, dislocated his shoulder once this Jupiter transit took place and is now in rehab. I don’t think “good, he deserved it” but rather I am just amazed at how coincidental this is. It’s almost as if our lives are now “switched”.

I was in complete isolation and confusion in life for quite some time during that harsh transit my planet and constellation has made over the last few years and at the same time observing everyone else, including my friend, appearing to do well. Now, that my ruling, first house planet has returned home, I’m doing so well, and others are in a sense “struggling” even though I can clearly see what “lucky” opportunities are laid out for them. I’ve tried to explain to them what’s going on but they think I’m crazy. As for my friend, the rehab means he needs to slow the fuck down in life because his ego is out of hand and this is his golden opportunity to realize that.

So what do you think? Is it really the expansion of “luck” or just a coincidence?

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The True Benefit of Meditation

There are many different kinds of legitimate articles and such that explain all the benefits of meditation. I’ve read so many and they all sound great and have been proven by science. However, the one thing I feel many of them lack is the ability to express the benefits in a way to where the reader can truly understand.

People will only pay close attention and be motivated by something they resonate and connect with. You can throw out a lot of information about the benefits of whatever along with some statistics, but no one will actually pay attention or be motivated unless you explain something to where they can truly connect and understand in a “aha” kind of way.

So with meditation, I feel that the one benefit everyone can relate with is the ability to take a step back as an observer.

What do I mean?

Let’s say you receive a phone call from a really good friend of yours. The moment you answer the phone, they are sobbing and going hysterical because they were just dumped. You aren’t sobbing and freaking out over them getting dumped, you just want to know what happened, find ways to console them and try to give some advice. This means you are actually in the position of being the observer of their situation. You are more clear headed than them, which allows you to see the solutions they may not be able to see because they are currently spending all of their energy wallowing in their own confusion of emotions.

Now instead of your friend, it is you that got dumped.

Instead of calling up a friend, you seek help from yourself. When you meditate consistently, you naturally have the ability to take a step back in the same way you did with your friend. You don’t have to try to take a step back, it becomes a natural habit in the same way you blink the moment something tries to invade your eyeball. You don’t start sobbing and freak out, you immediately become your own observer before you can acknowledge it. And when you become your own observer, you become aware of the solutions that are available to you so you don’t react like an asshole, and regret what you did later.

I have been meditating consistently for the last 11 days ranging from 2 minutes at a time to an hour. Surprisingly, I have noticed the difference in my response to my recent experience last night.

I was trying to look for an Air BnB room for the night but couldn’t find any available in the area I’m in. So I looked up hotels and though they weren’t cheap at all I really wanted to shower and sleep in a bed because I drove a lot and needed the rest. So instead of getting all worked up over not finding an Air BnB room or decent priced hotel, I just paid for a hotel room and that was that.

So I get my room and once I opened the door, I saw that the room did not have sheets and a blanket on the bed, as if housekeeping forgot to clean it. I go back to the lobby and get another room. It’s smaller but it is clean. However, I find out later that the shower doesn’t work and I can only take a bath. Then I get an email indicating that my credit card declined an automatic payment from my gym because I had forgotten to put more money on my credit card after reactivating my Hulu account. Doh!

Of course, at this point I would’ve been livid because I just drove all day, and was super tired and hungry but instead my brain function in a calm way and I just went with it. I didn’t go back to the lobby to complain, I just took a bath, paid my credit card, ate some food, chilled out and meditated before I went to sleep. This was awesome because I didn’t waste a lot of my energy getting livid and complaining about things that are out of my control. I was able to control the one thing I do have control of, which is the way I respond. And damn my response was on par and it felt really fucking good!

Even though I had only spent 11 days consistently meditating, the habit came back easily because I had started picking up the habit before. It’s almost like swimming, once you learn, you can’t unlearn or have to relearn all over again. You just pick the habit back up where you left off. The habit may be a little rusty at first but will smooth out pretty easily.

Once the habit is ingrained and you keep the momentum going, your response to just about anything will naturally be efficient without you trying. Therefore, you will only see everything from an observation point of view instead of getting lost in the ocean of emotions like your friend who just got dumped.

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Photo: A view of the Pacific Ocean from a vista point located in San Simeon, California

 

 

 

Sedona, My First Energy Home

I cannot explain in full detail how this place makes me feel.

The moment I arrived in Sedona, Arizona, the first thought that came up was “home”. I finally felt at home.

Maybe it was the amazing formation of the red rocks everywhere, the massive amounts of Jeep Wranglers strolling by, or the nostalgic feeling I had about Cosmo Canyon from Final Fantasy VII that made me feel like I was home. Maybe it was all of it because they all had a very huge impact on me and to this day, it still does. Anytime I hear about Sedona, I get excited.

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Energy and Breakups

Breakups hurt. Breakups suck. But you know what, we learn a great deal from them.

We evolve.

I’ve been through many breakups in my life. Not only were these breakups romantic breakups, but they involved jobs, family, friends, living situations, the ego, etc. Without them, I wouldn’t have become the Jen I am today.

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Mt. Shasta, My Second Energy Home

Mt. Shasta is definitely one magical mountain.

I decided to randomly travel almost 5 hours north in my Jeep just to see if this mountain really did have the energetic magical powers that I read about. And from what I experienced, it did!

My expectations of Mt. Shasta were neutral but deep down I was hoping to feel the energy like I did when I traveled to my first energy home, Sedona, Arizona, for the first time. I was feeling very, VERY low vibrationally and wanted to be somewhere that would restore my energy and bring back that high vibration like Sedona did.

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