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“The Tibetan word bardo literally means intermediate state”

On the 19th September 2013 our world collapsed. My husband Peter was diagnosed with a brain tumour. Nothing will ever be as it was again. Ultimately a new world order will emerge for us as a couple and for our family life. But in the meantime, in the midst of Petes lengthy 9 month treatment we find ourselves in a time of Bardo, that transitional place between an old order and a new order. We simply have no idea of the outcome or the way forward yet.

Indeed the dynamic square between Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn is creating this profound impact on individuals and collectives alike. Evoking sudden and abrupt change and complete disruption of the status quo, often violently. Think Arab Springs, the Congo, the Phillipines typhoon, the weather shifts and changes, collapse of the banking system…

So what am I learning about living in uncertain times? That it needs to be lived in a more feminine way:

*There is no such thing as a plan! Only fluid and flexible responses to rapidly changing situations will work, anything else creates disappointment and anxiety.

* Be in, hold and contain the situation, trust that you can bear any anxiety that emerges and put in place the emotional and practical support to enable you to do this.

* Live in the moment, the hour, the day for that is truly all any of us possess

* Know that in the end all that really matters is Love , friendship, community and empathy for yourself and others in this human condition.

But most of all be aware that in periods of deep transition and shifts of consciousness our very thoughts, feelings and beliefs are powerful agents of change. Our power to choose how we feel, decide how we think as well as which company, product, political party gets our vote according to our values has a dramatic impact and influence on not only our own life but local,national and global ones too.

So as we gear up collectively to the big quantum choice that the cardinal grand cross of Pluto in Capricorn , Jupiter in Cancer, Mars in Libra and Uranus in Aries between April 12 -29 and then again Nov 26 – Dec 27 2014 is offering, the demand is that each of us take action in our own small spheres , make positive choices for ourselves that may impact the collective good, act now and focus on the difference your shift in thinking and consciousness can have on the world you participate in. A powerful time is now breaking through and what emerges ultimately will be healing and nurturing.

” When people feel the End fast approaching , (know) the beginning is also close at hand. The world, ever on the verge of explosion or collapse is also an eternal drama , a story being told from beginning to end, again and again.”

Michael Mead “The world behind the world”