Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Moon Eclipse: Grounding Cosmic Energies

Christmas Day, we have a New Moon Solar Eclipse in the cardinal earth sign of Capricorn, sign of the Sea Goat. This image is a wondrous animal to behold. Usually, when we think of Capricorn, we think of a serious, driven creature, committed to climbing mountains and securing authority in the world at large. However, what does it mean when we consider the oceanic depths available in the “sea” aspect?

If one has done the earthly, embodied ‘work,’ whether with family, with career, or most importantly, the inner work, one has the reward available to swim freely in spaciousness. 

Eclipses take something away; eclipses bring change that is outside of our control. This is different than a self-will egoic decision to “pivot.” The Universe pivots, and we are not separate.

Moving into 2020, the ground is shifting. We are moving into a collective new paradigm. Some of us are already stabilized there – moving between the crack between worlds, the veil. The old reality is still happening around us, but we are not affected at the core. We are in flow. We are in not just an altered state; we know ourselves to be That which is beyond states. The I Am.

This is important! It does not mean that we abandon planet earth, politics, or people. Rather, it means that doing the inner work of knowing who we truly Are, we are able to toggle back and forth between rest and engagement without reactivity or identification with the cause or the outcome. In this way, we can actually be a bigger help to humanity, to the natural world and ecosystems, and to Consciousness as a whole.

If you find that you’re getting all caught up in the drama, remember, you are playing a role in the entire Lila, or cosmic play. Remember that, yes, while you’re here performing a certain job, having a seeming impact on those around you and on the evolutionary process, you are inextricable from the Whole. 

There is no reason to cling to your role, and there is no reason to not do this role, either. Remember your Shakespeare! All the world’s a stage, and we are merely players. The Bard was spot on.

Spend some time during this eclipse deepening into your inner self. Use the body, use your reactivity, see through the issues. The stories that you are so identified with are only relatively true – one tiny perception of the whole – so why cling to them with such fervor? The stories of your past or your present are always subject to change, according to how we view them from moment to moment.

At this time of the New Moon Eclipse, remember that while you can only be that which you cannot not be (read that about 108 times to internalize that one!), you also could never not play the role that Consciousness has you in. 

This is the blessing of the Sea Goat this Christmas – a worldly animal, grounded on Mother Earth, doing its thing as it must do – and resting in the Eternal Ocean of Consciousness, of Spaciousness, understanding it is inextricable from All that Is.

In Oneness,
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Saturday, December 21, 2019

REST IN PRESENCE: Non-Duality Satsang Online - January 9th

Online Satsang with Erin Reese

9am to 10am Pacific
Thursday, January 9

Suggested donation $20.
No one turned away for lack of funds. 
It will be entirely by Zoom Video. 
Link provided upon RSVP

In everlasting peace,

Friday, December 13, 2019

❄️ End-of-Year Gratitude - Sliding Scale Special ❄️

Erin Reese, M.S. 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

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Full Moon in Gemini: Liberated Relationship

"I hold this to be the highest task of a bond between two people: that each should stand guard over the solitude of the other."
~ Rainer Maria Rilke
Ibejí twins,Yoruba Orisha, early 20th Century
Twins, Duality, Joy, Mischief, Abundance, Children

Today, we welcome the Full Moon in the mutable air sign of Gemini, The Twins. The mercurial Twins represent Duality, the self and other in constant conversation. This is not the “we-ness” of Libra, not the balancing of harmony, peace and collaboration, partnership and committed contracts, no. Gemini is cheekier and punchier, symbolizing a face-off of ideas. Here we have the counterpoint, the expression of opposites, the to-and-fro dance of energies that make up the universe.

We know the buzz of Gemini energies holding forth in writing, speaking, networking, media. We hear of the Twins’ spread of information, studies, learning and teaching. But we don’t often focus on the tension that impish Gemini energy poses. One doesn’t have to be an actual Gemini to feel this; it is an inherent part of the human condition. And during full moon in Gemini season, the height of the Western world’s craze for the holidays, we have the possibility for stress and conflict.

Nowhere is this more obvious than our closest relationships – between friends and family members, for sure. And the utmost: intimate partnership, marriage, romantic companionship. You’ll notice Gemini when that feeling of sibling rivalry emerges – poking or questioning, subtle one-upmanship, pulling rank, jockeying for position. You say tomato, I say tomahto. You say light, I say shadow. You need to be close, I need to breathe.

It is time for Liberated Relationship.

In liberated relationship, it is critical to grow to a level of spiritual maturity in which we understand that healthy relatedness must contain the care of the soul of the other, to protect the other’s solitude. And if this sets off one’s fear of abandonment or loneliness – therein lies the work.

For true freedom, one must eventually realize that the Ultimate Resource is the Self, and the Ultimate Relationship is with the Self. Human relationships are fallible, impermanent, relative. They can support our growth in beautiful and striking ways – we can work through our attachment wounds, heal from trauma, and actualize our lives. We can raise children, grow creative projects, and fulfill our heart’s desire. We can have pleasure, adventure, and joyous shared celebration.  And yet, for lasting and unshakable peace, one must come to realize that the Self is beyond time and space, and ultimately it is beyond relationship.

Gemini shows us aspects of the Self by pointing out the opposite. We get glimpses of the Eternal through experiencing the Other. However, it is not the whole picture. If we stay in duality, we stay in suffering. Duality is an appearance, a glimpse of the whole as it arises. 

How does this work in actual day to day living? See if you can find and feel the spaciousness in relationship. Realize you are already free, it is not contingent on the other. Realize that You as Self are Beyond Relationship. This realization sets self and other free.

See what happens next. Do they reenter your story, from moment to moment? A relationship, whether with a friend, family member, or lover, only happens in the Now. It is not in the future, or the past. It is here. The moment there is a clinging to an idea of what it is supposed to look like, how it is going to manifest, you are trapped once again.

Olly olly oxen free! Have courage! Be fiercely loyal, to the Self. This will guarantee that which you are seeking for – That which is eternal. This is the Truth, and it will set you free, no matter what form the relationship appears to be.

An important message to my beloved readers!
My work is changing! As of 2020, I will be shifting the focus of my articles away from astrology and into more on non-dual awakening, embodied liberation, spiritual teachings and intuitive consulting. This will move beyond what appears to be happening in the planetary spheres. Astrology is a useful tool, yet it is not the ultimate resource available to you – That which is beyond time and space. I invite you to join me on the journey – and I’m excited to share with you that my new website is coming very soon!

A finger pointing at the moon is not the moon. The finger is needed to know where to look for the moon, but if you mistake the finger for the moon itself, you will never know the real moon. The teaching is like a raft that carries you to the other shore. The raft is needed, but the raft is not the other shore. An intelligent person would not carry the raft around on his head after making it across to the other shore.  ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Erin Reese is a modern psychic, spiritual teacher, author, and intuitive consultant based in the SF Bay Area. Erin has a Master of Science in Counseling and has been reading the Tarot for over thirty years. She works with clients all over the world.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Surf's Up! Upcoming Non-Duality Talk - Webcast December 12th

It is easier to live when the Ego is dropped into the heart of the Soul. We can flow with the go; we can see where the waves take us. We can realize we are simply a drop of awareness experiencing waves of experience – and enjoy the ride.

Surf’s Up!

Liberation and Peace Dwelling in the Unconditioned Self:
Online Satsang with Erin Reese

9am Pacific, next Thursday December 12th.
It will be entirely by Zoom
(Video or Phone-in; link provided upon RSVP - simply reply to this email).
In everlasting peace,