Friday, September 6, 2019

Virgo Season: Hard at Work or Hardly Working?

The Virgin, Gustav Klimt - 1913

Last week, we welcomed a New Moon in the mutable, discriminating earth sign of Virgo. Lady Luna and her mate, the Sun, were joined by a cavalcade of accompanying planets, all in Virgo: Mercury (communication, learning, travel), Venus (love, relationships, arts), Mars (action, drive, passion), and the asteroid Juno (marriage and creative partnerships).


With such a large bevy of luminaries working diligently together in the cosmic conference room, one specific area of life is demanding cohesion, congruence, and clarity. No longer can we get away with pretending we don’t know the next right action – or non-action, as the case may be. The Universe has made it blaringly clear what needs to happen next in our consciousness. And, She is giving us the tools and fortitude to see it through.


Virgo embodies the German word flei├čige (“hard-working, industrious”).  It’s no surprise that Virgo season is typically “Back to School” time around the world. Kids of all ages return to their education, whether in an actual classroom or by gearing up for a new work cycle after the Labor Day holidays.


Ruled by information-savvy, rational Mercury, Virgo energy brings us into alignment with the practical, discerning mind. Unlike info-hungry air sign Gemini, also Mercury-ruled, earthy Virgo carefully filters input, deriving the most pertinent points. Virgo then rolls up its sleeve and takes the organized data into the world to get down to business in a useful, formative manner.


And that’s what we’re asked to do now: look at the details of our lives, take stock, get down to business. Where are we being called to be of service in a hands-on fashion? Where do we need to go back to work, or back to school as the case may be? Where and how do we need to get organized?


We can establish good foundations and systems in our lives right now, preparing for the Harvest Moon on September 14, in dreamy, boundless Pisces. Sound structures in our lives enable us to trust the flow. With effective and tested systems, we will be able to make good use of the imagination and expansiveness sure to come during the Full Moon in Pisces. Maybe you need to get your calendaring up to date, your software installed, your proposals outlined, your tool shed de-cluttered, your kitchen cupboards organized. You’re going to want to do it before mid-September, making best use of the New Moon and her parade of planetary paramours also passing through Virgin territory.


At this time of New Moon in Virgo, remember: long-term planning and projects are favored, along with attention to detail, tempered and effective action, and patience. Hard work will be asked of you, but there is a guaranteed payout at the end of the road. You can achieve anything right now, so long as you apply the Virgo discriminating mind to it! Have fortitude and confidence that your ambition and dedication will enable to you to successfully launch a completely new chapter in your life, leaving a legacy that is uniquely yours.


One caveat for those of you who tend toward workaholism: everything stated above does not apply, UNLESS it means organizing your life so that you don’t have to lift a finger for a few hours, days, weeks. Your work is to use the smarts of Virgo to know when to STOP, put yourself on hiatus, and REST. This is applied wisdom – knowing when to let off the gas and coast. Use your Virgoan powers of viveka (Sanskrit for discernment and the discriminating mind); you will know which category you’re in.

Erin Reese, M.S. is a non-dual spiritual teacher, author, and intuitive consultant based in the SF Bay Area. Erin is deeply rooted in the the Divine Feminine and a channel of Kundalini. She spent many years studying yoga and non-dual philosophies in India, receiving transmission from masters and sacred sites. Erin works online with clients all over the world.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

The Artist's Way - online group forming

Image result for the artists way
“To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.” ~ Kurt Vonnegut

Happy almost-autumn dear clients, friends, readers! 

I would like to hear from you if you are interested in participating in an upcoming online group for The Artist's Way, utilizing Julia Cameron’s bestselling book on creativity and transformation. Our springtime inaugural cohort was utterly transformational, with breakthroughs and epiphanies right and left, so much so that I’ve decided to offer the course again!

Fall 2019 Artist’s Way with Erin Reese – BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

My world has been magically transformed by completing The Artist's Way and consecutive books by Julia Cameron at least five times. The entire trajectory of my life over the last 20 years has been influenced by my Artist's Way work - running a marathon, writing and publishing a memoir, a stint in New York City, solo performance in San Francisco, living and studying in India, creating a successful career as a working artist and intuitive... the list goes on and on and on.

I would like to now share this with you, my readers and clients, in a small group format, over a series of 13 weeks (one introductory week followed by twelve chapter modules). We will meet one hour weekly online, in a Zoom room, and I will facilitate a safe and sacred space for the committed participants to share their reports, discoveries, and miracles of the process.

I will strive to make this experience life-changing, fun, and safe for budding creatives and artists to come out, come out, wherever you are!

Whether you see yourself as an artist or not, YOU ARE A CREATIVE SPIRIT.

The Artist’s Way combines three basic tools: 1) morning pages (three pages longhand of stream of consciousness writing), artist's dates (solo outings with yourself), and completing creativity exercises at the end of each chapter.

I will hold space for the participants to travel through the 12 chapters with an emphasis on sharing experiences on the accompanying chapter exercises, artist’s dates, and epiphanies. This material will work for anyone. You do not need to think of yourself as artistic! You only need to want the blocks to your creative spirit removed!

There are NO prerequisites (beyond acquiring a copy of the book). Maximum 12 participants.

INTERESTED? HERE ARE SOME DETAILS - we will meet on Thursday or Friday mornings

Introductory call (FREE!): Sign up for one of these calls and get information to get started!
 #1 Thursday or Friday, September 12 or 13 –  9 or 10 a.m. Pacific (all calls recorded and made available to registered participants)
 #2 Thursday or Friday, September 19 or 20 –  9 or 10 a.m. Pacific (all calls recorded and made available to registered participants)
Week One: Thursday or Friday, September 26 or September 27
Final Week: Thursday or Friday, December 12 or 13 OR December 19/20 (TBD) 

Please reply which weekly time slot(s) would work for you:
·       Option A: Fridays 9am Pacific
·       Option B: Fridays 10am Pacific
·       Option C: Thursdays 9am Pacific
·       Option D: Thursdays 10am Pacific
COURSE COST: $395

EARLY BIRD OFFER: $295 (register by September 10th)


REFERRAL BONUS! Receive $50 OFF for each and every registered participant you refer! Simply notify me upon registration!

Please reply to this email directly and let me know if you are interested, and please FORWARD if you know someone who needs this process and would be interested in joining. Also, if you have any questions, let me know that too.

Blessings, art, love, spark, freedom, and magic ~
Erin

Erin Reese, M.S.
Skype, phone, and email consultations worldwide
Enjoying flamenco - "Artist's Date" in Barcelona, Spain ~ August 2019

Erin Reese is an author, spiritual guide, teacher, and modern psychic reader based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She works with clients all over the world. For readings and spiritual counseling by Skype, phone or email, contact her directly. She can be reached at erin@erinreese.com.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Unshakeable Peace: Non-Dual Talk in Oakland, Thursday September 5th

“Seeing through the illusion of separation, living entirely in the Now, one dwells in unshakeable peace and ultimate Self-care.”

Upcoming NON-DUALITY TALK, Oakland
Monthly Satsang with Erin Reese ~ Thursday, September 5th
 
Thursday, September 5th
Where: Grand Lake, Oakland (address given upon RSVP)
When: 7pm to 8:30pm Pacific
Cost: $20 suggested donation (no one turned away due to lack of funds)
Click here for further information.


Erin Reese, M.S. is a non-dual spiritual teacher, author, and intuitive consultant based in the SF Bay Area. Erin is deeply rooted in the the Divine Feminine and a channel of Kundalini. She spent many years studying yoga and non-dual philosophies in India, receiving transmission from masters and sacred sites. Erin works online with clients all over the world.

These talks will be held monthly, on the first Thursday of each month, in Oakland.