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5 ~ Summer, Polarity Principle, & Right Livelihood...

Summer


The 8 Sabbaths, is an annual cycle of seasonal festivals consisting of the year's solstices and equinoxes and the midpoints (cross quarter days). They are marker points to help remind us we are part of nature, mother earth AND the cosmos. The 7 Universal Principles helps the thinking mind and the intuitive mind ground and create from a more conscious awareness of time, space, dimensions, consequences and how the cosmos works. The Noble Eightfold Path is a practical tool to implement and assist in living a healthier, happier life in the physical/material world of everyday living with a greater innerstanding of how to live your life.


There are many paths on the spiritual healing journey. No one way is wrong and no one is right. Hence Mystic Pathways.


An Initiate's Path has been my practice and will continue to be my practice with deep gratitude and heartfelt thanks for all the teachers, guides and initiates before me, with me and after me.


And So It Begins....


“Sabbaths” -

Also known as the Wheel of the Year, is not only a spiritual practice but a practical practice that connects you back in with nature, earth and the age old cycle of seasons.


The Wheel of the Year is an annual cycle of seasonal festivals, consisting of the year's main solar events and the midpoints between them. Solstices and Equinoxes are the main solar events and the midpoints or cross quarter days are the start of the seasons and begin midway point between the solstices and the equinoxes.


Please note these Sabbaths are relative to living in the southern hemisphere. For the norther hemisphere they need to be swapped.


As this is a natural calendar, the Wheel of the Year does not begin on the 1st January, but rather the beginning of Winter and flows from there. To find the exact date the solstices, equinoxes and cross quarter days will fall on, besides the traditional days, please check this link for details:


"The Kybalion.” -

“The Principles of Truth are Seven; he who knows these, understandingly, possesses the Magic Key before whose touch all the Doors of the Temple fly open” The Kybalion, is a study of the Hermetic Philosophy. “The lips of wisdom are closed, except to the ears of Understanding” – The Kybalion.


Studying and applying the 7 Principles of the Hermetic Philosophy is like comprehending the Universe at a sub atomic level. The Laws behind the Principles help us to walk through life forewarned. It is a guide on how to change at a fundamental level, not just a surface level. The alchemical process of change, the transmutation of matter.


The Seven Hermetic Principles, upon which the entire Hermetic Philosophy is based, are as follows: The Principle of Mentalism, The Principle of Correspondence, The Principle of Vibration, The Principle of Polarity, The Principle of Rhythm, The Principle of Cause and Effect, The Principle of Gender.


“The Noble Eightfold Path” -

The Buddhist Path for the Cessation of Suffering, and the fourth of The Four Noble Truths. The application guide for living a spiritually purposeful life. The Eightfold Path, although referred to as steps on a path, is not meant as a sequential learning process, but as eight aspects of life, all of which are to be integrated in every day life.


The Eightfold path consists of Right View, Right Thought, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Mindfulness, Right Concentration.


November 1st

Summer / Beltaine

Polarity Principle

Right Livelihood

This Sabbath:


Summer / Beltaine

Beltaine ~ is the third of the Spring celebrations and while it signals the last of Spring, it also heralds the beginning of Summer.


We find now that the sun is pouring its light & warmth unto the southern hemisphere & all that inhabit her here.


The days are longer than the nights & warmth is creeping back, leaving the cooler darker nights of winter all but a memory.


Beltaine has been celebrated as a time to give thanks for fertility and creativity. It is a time of reconnecting the masculine with the feminine, both metaphorically and physically. Acknowledging the difference between the two roles, the masculine and the feminine ~ both within us and our inner world also with-out us in the world outside of us.


A time to celebrate love.


When we look in our worlds that is immediately surrounding us, literally outside of us, we can see Beltaine at play with nature. Birds are calling and singing early in the morn; crickets are beginning to hum at dusk. And if conditions have been favourable, if our efforts have been nurturing, then that seed we dreamed, and prepared the soil for, and planted, is no longer a seed. That seed form no longer exists but rather is now a new budding form.


So, when we look back over the past celebrations, the seeds we planted earlier in the cycle, can you see form taking shape? This is a good way to look back and see if it was all talk or seeds of change.


The Kybalion:


The Principle of Polarity

“Everything is dual; everything has poles; everything has its pair of opposites; like and unlike are the same; opposites are identical in nature, but different in degree; extremes meet; all truths are but half-truths; all paradoxes may be reconciled.” – The Kybalion.


Beltaine is about nurturing that which is forming. A time to tend to what is important. For what is cared for now, in the coming months, will become your harvest.


The Principle of Polarity “embodies the truth that everything is dual; everything has two poles; everything has its pair of opposites, everything is and isn’t, at the same time.” “And all are simply degrees of the same thing.” – The Kybalion


So, while we focus on that which is forming in the coming months, notice how you feel and what your thoughts are and remember that with this principle we can change the vibration of that which sits at opposites. By shifting the mental vibration, we can change Fear to Courage, Hate to Love, Negative to Positive.


When we are faced with challenges, conflict, confusion etc we have the ability to respond wisely, as it is just a matter of remembering and choosing where we will sit in the pendulum swing of polarity.


The Noble Eightfold Path:


Right Livelihood

The Buddhist Path for the Cessation of Suffering, and the fourth of The Four Noble Truths. The application guide for living a spiritually purposeful life. The Eightfold Path, although referred to as steps on a path, is not meant as a sequential learning process, but as eight aspects of life, all of which are to be integrated in every day life.


The Eightfold path consists of Right View, Right Thought, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Mindfulness, Right Concentration.


Seeing the 8 Rights as a guiding light along the path to self-mastery. As a tool to remind us to come back into balance, knowing and direction.


Right Livelihood asks us to apply our moral, values and principles in the kind of 'work' we do. To comprehend the importance and urgency upon us to fully realise the impact our 'livelihoods' have on the physical world around us, the environment, the earth, the eco-system... the only place we get to exist as we know it.


This includes not taking what is not given to us, and having respect for the agreements we make both in our private and public lives. Right Livelihood invites us to step up and take responsibility for the impact we are having on the world as a 'livelihood'. Are you perpetuating the problem or manifesting the solutions?

If your work has a lack of respect for life, then it will be a barrier to progress on the spiritual path for it is in stark contradiction to that which you seek. Humans are not above all things! We are equal to all living beings and a deep remembrance is called to hold respect for all life.

If no-one made the ammunition, we would not have war. If no-one made the harmful drugs, we would not have overdoses.

If no-one made cigarettes, we would not have nicotine addictions.

The list goes on...

The necessity cannot be greater than it is now to encourage compassionate activity, and to make a living in a way that does not cause harm and that is ethically positive.

Weaving them all together...

The wheel has turned yet again and we find ourselves at the start of Summer, where the pendulum has swung to warmer days and nights, longer days and shorter nights. Where the outdoors is beckoning life to revel in this time of the wheel. To put energy into that which will sustain us come harvest and winter. To take advantage of the warmth, sunshine and nature.


Summer reminds us of the importance of Polarity, that soon enough the days will begin to shorten, the nights will begin to cool, the plants have reached their zenith as the pendulum will surely swing to the polar opposite of Summer. Summer reminds us of the thoughts, the feelings, the energy, we need to wisely utilise now, on how we nurture those budding seeds we planted. Summer will show us that which is forming. A time to tend to what is important. For what is cared for now, in the coming months, will become your harvest.


How you apply your energy, focus, thoughts, actions deeds during this time of the wheel will also show up with what you have chosen with your 'livelihood'. For the polarity pendulum swings through all things in life.

Is your 'livelihood' part of the problem or part of the solution. For every problem there is a solution. For every solution there has had to be a problem. Imagine then, living a life that had neither. Imagine a life where humanity had recognised the polarity of all things and chose to walk a middle path. Imagine yourself applying and living a middle path, recognising and honouring the polarity of all life as know it, and choosing to nurture that which sustains life, your dreams and a different future.


Blessings,

Mim WhiteWind


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