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Beyond Done With the Crying-

More Answers and Advice for Parents of Estranged Adult Children- Sheri McGregor, MA

About a decade ago, I became the unwilling member of a group of parents who society has forced into silence and continues to judge and blame. Truth be told, I would have made many of the judgments that were projected on to me. I am the parent of an estranged adult child. Ignorance and silence perpetuate untruths concerning estrangement. Along with this, there has developed an entire philosophy of cancel culture and a business sector within psychology that supports blaming parents. Don’t get me wrong—I realize divorce, drug abuse, alcoholism, emotional, physical, and sexual abuse all can lead to estrangement. But these are NOT fueling the phenomena we’re dealing with. Sheri McGregor’s book is about how “good parents who work diligently and do their best sometimes end up without the sweet fruits of their labor.” Her statistics indicate that as many as one in four families will experience an estrangement at some point. Gone are the days of reasonable parenting producing anything like reasonable outcomes, IMHO. Early in my own search for understanding, I looked for books and found ridiculous nonsense that blamed, shamed, and put the onus on parents for reconciliation. What a breath of fresh air to find McGregor’s book which empowers parents!

In 2016, McGregor released her first book, Done With the Crying: Help and Healing for Mothers of Estranged Adult Children. I skipped that one preferring to go on to the second because the focus of Beyond Crying is about moving the family that’s left behind forward. After years of processing my own feelings and coming to the same place as the author about her own situation, I was more concerned about how siblings handle estrangement and how to prepare for end-of-life choices. In addition, Beyond Crying, offered expanded material on mental health, boundaries, and truths about reconciliation.

The overall emphasis of this book is to help parents recover a strong and healthy sense of self to move forward with purpose. The adult child may never reappear or reappear only to break again. Even reconciliation that is functional will never be what it once was. You can’t go home. Hard truth. McGregor shares many stories from interviewing over 50,000 parents who have walked this path. They are enlightening.    

And I know that if you read this far, you’re wondering—why. Why did my estrangement happen? Like many of the parents in the book, I don’t know why. I never will.   

Sheri McGregor’s Website for parents: https://www.rejectedparents.net/     

Added: 7/22 To get a feel for how adult children are counseled in current psychology to drop parents from their lives simply google “no contact with parents.” Be prepared for some terrible stuff.

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BLOG INDEX

The index of articles from this blog are now posted as a page. Find the listing here:

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BLOG INDEX SAMPLING

For the last few weeks, I’ve been working on a directory of posts from the blog. Although not all encompassing, hopefully it’ll help anyone looking to read about specific topics. Below is a sampling of categories and articles. Eventually, I’ll make an index page. Also note that WordPress didn’t seem to retain anything prior to 2014, although I started this blog in 2012. If anyone knows why, please share below.

Canyon of the Ancients, Colorado

DIRECTORY OF BLOG POSTS

ASTROLOGY:

Chiron & the Healing Journey- M. Reinhart

https://bit.ly/3uKswdy

Reincarnation Astrology

https://bit.ly/3u01Ztx

Alan Leo- Father of Modern Astrology

https://bit.ly/3K48EIJ

Yesterday’s Sky- S. Forrest

Evolutionary Astrology/reincarnation

https://bit.ly/3j0t6y5

An Astrological Look at the Pandemic

https://bit.ly/35xeO4W

Gazing Skyward: History of Astrology

The Fated Sky- B. Bobrick

https://bit.ly/35Reezj

Interview with Mama Maga: Astrologer

https://bit.ly/3yGB5Js

Astrology & the Rising of Kundalini– BH Clow

https://bit.ly/3IkRDKo

——————————————————————————————————————–SPIRITUAL

Poem: A Morning Offering– O’Donohue

https://bit.ly/3iWZz8D

Who are you?

https://bit.ly/35BteRM

Samhaim- What is it? (pagan holiday)

https://bit.ly/3wTQ0Q5

James Randi- (never a true skeptic)

https://bit.ly/3759Cpp

Painted Rocks (community project)

https://bit.ly/36OTHfc

Life in a Time of Covid

Ellis shares her Covid journal

https://bit.ly/3wZhGmy

Gratitude Reminders– gratitude practice

https://bit.ly/3xfYO31

The 1st Time Reindeer Flew

history, culture, shamanic, mushrooms

https://bit.ly/38sz4WN

Meditation Fundamentals Spiritual Schools Get Wrong

shared link from Khefer Haru

https://bit.ly/3Ij7gSe

A Resonate Thanksgiving

Covid Thanksgiving & past suffering

https://bit.ly/3Dw5ivD

Where to now, St. Peter?

“Lockdown”

Poem by Fr. Richard Hendrick, OFM

https://bit.ly/3DBXMQ0

Buddhism & Quantum Physics (video)

https://bit.ly/3ugJxgi

Christmas Blog- A Reflection

https://bit.ly/3KhiiYu

Spiritual Awakening: Kundalini

https://bit.ly/3JkvdHU

Extraordinary Conduits

channeled text material

https://bit.ly/3a7fWib

Of Chicks & Robots

consciousness, mind, intention

https://bit.ly/3KBWYNL

Winter Solstice at Stonehenge

https://bit.ly/3rb8fNc

What’s a Beguine?

https://bit.ly/3lZfPY3

Physics of the Soul- A. Goswami

living, dying, reincarnation

https://bit.ly/3AxOyVg

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GHOSTS & HAUNTINGS:

The Fashionable Ghost

ghost sightings, portrayal of ghosts in lit.

https://bit.ly/3LDmr9m

A Chill in Amsterdam

History, ghostly tales

https://bit.ly/35xJZx2

The Dark Rises

hauntings in NY State

https://bit.ly/3DH8JQg

The Ghost Story in Literature

https://bit.ly/3x04wG3

Ghost Town (St. Elmo)

visiting a CO. ghost town 

https://bit.ly/3LBaJMt

A Parisian Cemetery/Pere Lachaise

https://bit.ly/3DYPLof

Things That Go Bump in the Night

beware conjuring your own ghost

https://bit.ly/3uuJ3mu

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March for Our Lives (June 11, 2022)

NOW IS THE TIME!!

Saturday, June 11, 2022, all across America marches to support gun control will take place. Find an event near you here. Click on the link below! I’ll be at the Denver march.

If you think nothing ever happens, things never change, please know that NY State passed a bill to increase the legal age to own assault weapons to 21 this week. Florida did the same after the Parkland shooting in 2018. Things can change but not without us!!

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UPDATE: THE DENVER MARCH FOR OUR LIVES EVENT:

6/11/2022

There were some good speakers and many committed people at the event. Amazingly, this rally was organized by teenagers in high school who have all been directly impacted by gun violence. One speaker talked about the need to reach out to bridge the separation everyone feels in the country. Specifically, calling on gun control advocates to address the constant hammering of untruths by “big guns” (the gun industry) with reality. Please see how to answer gun advocates on http://www.coloradoceasefire.com.

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OMEN

Photo: Nick Fraser

I remember Sandy Hook. It was the morning of December 14th, 2012. I woke from a fitful, awful, disturbing dream unlike anything I’d ever experienced before. A gunman shooting cats, blood everywhere, sickening, and the phrase pounding “slaughter of innocents.” I noted the time on the alarm clock and tried to dismiss the dream as turned to daily chores. Later I’d learn that my dream occurred when the first 911 calls were coming in on the shooter at Sandy Hook.

One, two, skip a few… ninety-nine, one hundred. Sunday morning, May 22, 2022, we readied ourselves for our first major road trip marking an end to Covid and our new dedication to travel again. My husband and I had a trip planned to the Four Corners region of Colorado. I left the kitchen to see to some last-minute details when suddenly, my husband let out a god-awful gasp.

“What?” I called from the next room.  

“Don’t come in here!” His tone was firm. “The hawk has the baby bunny.”

My heart sank. The both of us had watched two, tiny bunnies in our yard for the past couple of weeks. Even showing them to the grandkids. (Damn redtails! I hate when they hunt in our yard. I do my best to feed the squirrels where they have cover but what can you do for bunnies?)

The morning felt off, being marked by death. Later in the car, my husband remarked on how he thought the bunny had been safe so near the lilac bush but that the hawk had come from behind and swooped down on him.

The drive toward Mesa Verde took us into part of Colorado that neither of us had ever seen. My husband spotted the first dead deer on the side of the road. More followed. I started to point out my own roadkill. Why so many? If I’d known there’d be so many, I would have paid attention and actually counted but surely it approached a dozen. I’ve been on lots of road trips, but I’d never seen so much death. I commented that death seems to be with us (my husband’s (fairly) accustomed to my sunny humor after all these years, but he didn’t respond). I felt unsettled at the sheer clobbering message of death we were getting but as is often the case, what can you do with insufficient knowledge?

Dreams, premonitions, omens. Being out of news media range at the National Park where we had no TV in the room, it wasn’t until the day after the Uvalde shooting that the details started to emerge for us. Honestly, I didn’t want to hear about the carnage. BUT— here we are again. THE SLAUGHTER OF INNOCENTS!!

When we returned home, I spent a few days doing my civic duty. Writing my Senators, making donations to groups for gun control, lobbying for an assault weapons ban, sharing posts about upcoming marches. I watched Facebook (with my liberal friends, mostly) post some obligatory responses and then within a week put their heads down and give up. In a community of people who (I think) regard themselves as “spiritual,” I watched my postings be ignored. Many “friends” took absolutely no stand, as if being spiritual elevates them so high they can’t deign to come to earth to take a stand for the weak, the young, the vulnerable. I’m ashamed of them.

I understand frustration! I’m frustrated, too. I don’t like that the Senate is highly unlikely to pass anything that will prevent another Uvalde! I do get that! But what’s the alternative as an individual? Do nothing? (Well, apparently!) I also wonder about individuals who remain silent because they don’t want to ruffle feathers because it might cause conflict on FB and other social media. Pretty weak, huh? But it’s there. It’s also there with those who have clients on different sides of the political spectrum and hey money (MY money, that’s more important than kids…I guess).

My bottom line for this rant is that if you are spiritual (in any way, shape, or form), you don’t get to sit it out. Nope! THAT IS YOUR FREAKIN’ CALL!! From that place of spirit, you are called to act. To protect the weak, the vulnerable, the young, the old.

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Zelensky: Past Lives Astrology

Photo: Government of Ukraine

The world has watched in astonishment as Volodymyr Zelensky has led Ukraine in its stand against the formidable Russian invasion. I’ve heard more than one person ask how this former comedian and actor has the internal resources to rise to this occasion. That intriguing question led me to take a quick peek at his birth chart to see what evolutionary astrology might have to say about him. As it turns out, quite a lot, actually.

Evolutionary astrology begins with the premise that we all have lived many lifetimes and we evolve spiritually through the many lessons we encounter along the way. To understand the themes associated with anyone’s past lives, we must look to the south node in the birth chart. Zelensky’s south node is in Aries (11th House). Let’s begin there because it reveals much about what his soul has been through.

Aries is associated with war. This is an adrenaline driven energy. Raw energy is available, and confrontations are likely. Suffice to say, Zelensky has known war, at least on some level. It is very possible that he experienced first-hand, the violence of the battlefield and that this has been a recurring pattern for him. However, it may not be the only context for the use of the mars’ energy. There can also be situations which involve challenges or do-or-die scenarios which involve an individual challenging themselves in hazardous situations. These are things that get that adrenaline pumping. Think mountain climbing, car racing, high stakes gamboling, and even political contests. Regardless of which of these happened, astrologer Steven Forrest has written of the Aries’ south node individual, “There are, inborn in this soul, the reflexes of a warrior.” So as the world keeps asking about that Ukrainian comedian, perhaps they are missing precisely who Volodymyr Zelensky really is on a soul level. That comedian mask hides the warrior and he’s done the warrior-thing for lifetimes…

The 11th House placement also gives us further insight into Zelensky’s past lives. This house is associated with fellowship and the groups we belong to because we share a common interest. Zelensky had past lives where his sense of individuality was overtaken by the interests of the group. There were collective social forces that did not allow him to fully express himself. Because of the connection to Venus in his chart, this was probably more about him going along with the prevailing belief system and playing by conventional societal rules. Nevertheless, Zelensky has a history of being caught up in broad historical currents which occurred in previous homelands. He identifies with the collective and has a pattern of sacrificing his inner self for the sake of the group.

I hope all this makes you smile a little more when next you hear something about that Ukrainian comedian!

Much more analysis could be done on his chart. This is just a brief glimpse into the power of evolutionary astrology. If you are intrigued about what your own chart might reveal, contact me below. Clients continue to report surprising correlations and how evolutionary astrology reports have helped them.  

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The Spiritual Weather Report:

The Jupiter/Neptune Conjunction: 4/12/2022
Perfecting today but ongoing throughout April.
Rare planetary alignment occurring about every 165 years (the next one in 2188).

Indications:
Heightened intuition
Perception of synchronicities
Increased creativity
Vivid dreams
Blissful states
Opportunities for connecting with Cosmic Unity
Feelings of forgiveness, tolerance, compassion

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Ukraine Evacuations/Pets

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February 25, 2022 · 4:01 pm

REINCARNATION ASTROLOGY:

Evolutionary Astrology is where the past becomes a steppingstone, not a millstone.

So, what is it exactly?

Many seekers over millennia have sought out and used the tools of astrology. In modern times, a birth chart reading provides insight into the personality or psychology of the individual. But behind that chart lies another chart, hidden from all but the most ardent of explorers. This is what evolutionary astrology endeavors to parse, the blending of the psychological with the metaphysical to produce a kind of elevated psychology. Perhaps this could be viewed as a sacred level of psychology–the psychology of our evolving consciousness.

Whether as a literal reality or metaphor, evolutionary astrology uses the idea that we have all lived before. Through those lives, we faced lessons and challenges. We learned and grew, and we continue to confront challenges in this incarnation. This is an astrology that honors the individual and individual difference. As a sacred esoteric tool, it empowers each one of us with the free will of choice. Throughout life, an individual makes choices amongst a vast field of archetypal astrological possibilities and always an individual retains free will. We evolve through incarnations based on our choices.

What evolves lifetime to lifetime is consciousness. Exploring the evolutionary chart will reveal past-life situations and dynamics but the focus of evolutionary astrology is to evolve consciousness through understanding, healing, and releasing. The seeker enters the realm of the sacred—the deep, the mystical, the past. Together, astrologer and client go in search of pattern and archetype. We uncover triumph and failure revealing both treasure and wound.

It is important to remember that this analysis employs a symbolic system and is not literal. It is not possible to tell if someone lived in the 14th Cent. Florence or fought in the Boer War. The chart will not reveal personal past-life connections to people in our current lives. These areas may be best explored with psychics or mediums. An analysis using evolutionary astrology will uncover situations and experiences an individual has likely faced many times in the past and these are the issues that are active in this incarnation. The proof of evolutionary astrology is borne out by the presence of these issues in one’s life today.

Are you ready to find out about your past and get a taste of what your soul yearns for in this life?

For the cost of $50, payable through PayPal, you will receive your own personalized 12–15-page report along with your birth chart. This is NOT a computer-generated report but a detailed, specific analysis uniquely for you, written by me.

Contact me through himalayaspencerellis@yahoo.com for more details and scheduling information.  

Feb. 18, 2022: Thanks to everyone who has contacted for more info and to schedule. I’m working to accommodate all the requests! Looking forward to working with all of you! Thanks for trusting me with this sacred task. Ellis

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THE HOUSE OF VELVET AND GLASS

By Katherine Howe

Katherine Howe weaves fictional magic involving tales of ancestral bloodlines, curses, ghosts, and witch trials. All of this spun amid solid historical fact. In this book, Boston at the turn of the last century, anchors the story of Sibyl Allston, a woman who is resigned to her role as family caretaker after she loses her mother and younger sister on the Titanic.    

Once a society debutante, Sibyl’s circle now includes a medium with whom she hopes to reconnect with her dead family members. When her younger brother is dismissed from Harvard for reasons he won’t disclose, Sibyl seeks out a former romantic acquaintance for help. Professor Benton Jones, who is recently widowed comes to her aid. Sibyl gets caught up in the opium dens of Boston’s Chinatown as she falls increasingly under the spell of the medium she has come to trust. Can Benton help her to solve what’s going on now and in the family’s past?     

The book is character-driven and slow in places. The period descriptions and blending of the paranormal with an investigation keeps things interesting overall. The author uses multiple points of view to frame the story. Sibyl has her tale but so does her father Lan, her mother Helen, her sister Eulah, and her brother Harlan. Ultimately, this is a story about Sibyl finding her truth after much searching. A good book to be enjoyed for its characterization, setting, and the thoughts it provokes on fate versus free will. And just for fun, the author provides directions on how to do your own scrying!

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