Emotionally Charged Thoughts as Mercury Retrogrades from Cancer to Gemini in June 2014
Unless you are detached from all created things, you will not be free to make divine things your goal
– the Imitation of Christ
(Mercury Retrogrades from the 7th June – 1st July)
In 1995, the Heart Math Institute in California conducted a series of studies to demonstrate the connection between our interior feeling state and its impact on the surrounding world. Placing probes on various rocks and trees at varying intervals between two and fifty feet from where the experiment was to be conducted, the volunteers were adorned with strategically placed probes. The probes on both the participants and in nature were linked to a series of computers so that any reactions in nature to their emotions could be measured. Each participant was asked to remember a time when they were really angry or experienced a sense of injustice. They were asked to allow those invoked emotions flow openly around their body and to express those angry feelings in whatever manner felt comfortable. For comparison’s sake they were also asked to embody a memory of pure joy and/or ecstasy.
When examining the read outs from the probes, the researchers found that the surrounding earth, up to a distance of fifty feet, responded in one way to anger and in the opposite way to joy. This led to the conclusion that in a moment when both thoughts and emotions are aligned, there is an immediate impact in the surrounding ‘inanimate’ environment.
According to both the ancient teachings and quantum mechanics, our animate and inanimate worlds are ultimately made up of light particles, so the same Institute created another set of experiments to test whether our physical bodies have any impact on the world around us. Researchers created a vacuum inside a glass container from therein they measured the patterns of light photons. The photons were scattered randomly, as expected.
A tissue sample containing human DNA was then placed inside the container. In contrast to the previous results, the remaining photons aligned themselves to the patterns of DNA within the tissue sample. Moreover, when the researchers removed the tissue containing the DNA they were amazed to see that the light particles continued to align themselves to memory of where the DNA pattern had been within the glass vessel!
In other words, the Heart Math Institute has demonstrated what for centuries the ancient traditions have all suggested – that the quality of your thoughts and emotions has a direct effect on the world around you; that the way you feel about your world has an impact on the world around you.
If we combine the results of both studies we discover that it is your emotions that provide a template for active DNA in our bodies and it is the combination of your thoughts and feelings that dictate the arrangement of the DNA in your body. Your DNA, in turn, impacts the arrangement of matter outside of your body. So as you change your thoughts, you change your DNA. As your DNA changes, the patterns outside of your body similarly changes!
It is the combination of your thoughts and emotions that creates what you feel. Those feelings are ultimately your beliefs and perceptions, which orders the sequences of DNA inside your body. In turn your DNA codes the matter surrounding you, be it a person, an ideal or an event; and it is those ‘things’ which are what your feelings are all about!!
The importance of the inner state of your mind is seldom given priority in a fast paced, technologically driven, consumerist society. Take a look at your news feeds as the acts and deeds of others are not only sought after, they are glorified with little regard for the intention from which those acts manifested. It is the exterior of a person – are they strong, handsome, good writers, industrious etc. that is celebrated with little regard for their interiority – are they rich in spirit, patient humble etc.
Within the astrological paradigm, the planet Mercury reflects the ‘mind-consciousness’. In a world that prefers the exterior to the interior it is no wonder that Mercury’s apparent retrogradation has become synonymous with delays, setbacks, doom, gloom and technological outages. And yet, is that really all that this thrice annual cycle is about?
Rarely do we, as a society, encourage the recollection our senses or give homage to the inward reflection of our soul. The sad fact is that even after a short period of meditation we become involved in the external actions of everyday life without pausing to examine our conscience concerning all that we do.
Pauses are inherent within nature. For example, in music, the spaces between notes are often as important as the notes themselves. If this sounds strange simply imagine listening to someone giving a speech that never paused for a breath! Not only is it exhausting to keep concentrating on the constant stream of words issuing forth from the speakers mouth, whatever nuggets of inspiration the speaker is sharing with you will eventually become lost within this unending and ultimately monotonous stream of sound from which you will eventually crave relief from. Likewise with music it is important to provide spaces, allowing the listener to absorb each musical phrase before the next one starts. Even within a phrase, rests can be used with great effect to add strength to the rhythm of the melody. This goes a long way towards creating nourishing music, with good dynamic balance between musical activity and rest[i].
Arising between June 7th and July 1st it is time for your mind to quieten and become more reflective. Even as Mercury Retrogrades go, the interior space being created within the Collective Mind in June is especially quiet and slow[ii]. Moreover, for the second time this year, Mercury will move from a Water Sign back into an Air sign, a phenomena that occurs during each of the three 2014 Mercurial regressions. Thought (Air), or imagination, alone lacks the potency to create our reality, in the same way that your power source, emotion (Water), needs a guidance system to direct its energy. The coupling of thought and emotion creates our feelings and it is our feelings about ‘stuff’ that directly impacts our reality and creates feedback from our world which in turn generates further thoughts and emotions! This implies that our cosmic mind is creating a space to reflect on the quality of our emotional (Water) mind (Air), therefore the matrixes, or realities, that you live within.
The specific psycho-spiritual theme of this retrograde is a further development of the ideas seeded during November 2013[iii] as Mercury’s principle dynamic dance is with Saturn throughout the coming weeks. Mercury is the planetary archetype that describes our thought-consciousness, whereas Saturn reflects our ability to bring anything into form. In November 2013 those planets aligned in a Water sign, creating a space for you to look at the depth of emotion that lies beneath your thoughts.
What the Mercury-Saturn dance is all about is the structuring and maintenance of your thoughts. When in Water, these thought forms become a type of living entity, of high energy, animated by the idea or feeling that created it. The stronger the emotion that composes its matrix, the greater the energy and power it creates. Every definitive thought or emotion produces two effects – firstly, a radiating vibration which operates on a wider, more influential scale; and secondly, a floating form with less reach that has an immediate and personal influence. From the story of The Christ and the zealous evangelising of St. Paul; the rhetoric of Martin Luther King; the gentleness of both Gandhi and Nelson Mandela; to the inspiring poetry and prose of Maya Angelou and the heavenly inspired Jeanne d’Arc, their singular intention, fuelled by their passion, have shaped our culture. Each, I am sure, had their own cross to bear, yet the combination of both thought and emotion, generated a deep feeling state that created living thought forms that still actively permeate our world.
June’s retrograde is all about examining the emotional roots of your thought-forms. Remember that Cancer, the sign in which Mercury stations, is all about the generation of emotions, whereas Gemini is all about sharing your thoughts and ideals with the world. Therefore, given the findings of the Heart Math Institute about the creation of our reality through activation of our DNA through the mutual exchange between light particles and our conscious emotional intent, you are now living through a time that is perfect to explore the quality of the emotion underlining your thoughts and how that emotion influences the direction of the energy of your thoughts into your world.
For example, say you are meditating on creating greater abundance in your life. What is the thought that lies behind that meditation?
If you are meditating for abundance by implication therefore you are coming from a place that believes that you are currently not abundant! Hence the underlying thought is one of lack and the subsequent emotion is one of fear. The union of fear and the thought that there is not enough generates a feeling that you are in lack. That will become the framework you are placing into the world.
Given that your thoughts and feelings also code your DNA, which orders the matter around you, which in turn alters your feelings, which in turn further changes your DNA and so on, understand the basic emotions that underlies your thought-forms becomes ever so important!
If, in acknowledging that, you desire more, you are falling into the trap of focusing on what you believe you have least in your life, you are inadvertently co-creating further lack, as opposed to creating bounty! So simply meditate on being abundant, not on becoming abundant!
During this mercurial retrograde I would like you to reflect on two questions. Firstly, what is the underlying feeling that is at the root of most of your inner thoughts? Is it one of fear or one of love? If it is the latter, where does that fear come from? Have you ever considered the origin of those non-constructive thoughts? Is it genuinely yours or does it derive from an external agency such as the media, your family, your socio-religious background etc.?
Secondly, what is stopping you from changing your inner thoughts from critical, non-answered questions such as ‘what-if’ type scenarios, to a simple – ‘How can I’?; ‘How can I best serve my life?’; or ‘How can I believe in myself?’. Is it fear of happiness/ success/ abundance? Or is it as Marianne Williamson states that our “deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us![iv]”
Not only does your destiny change with both your thoughts and your emotions, the feelings that are created by those thought-emotions change the environment around you, which in turn transforms you at a cellular level, raising your vibratory nature to a higher level, again supporting you to raise the level of your awareness. To do this, all you need to do is to hold space, go inward and to continue to change the limiting thought forms that lie deep within by asking yourself better questions. This is the gift of June’s retrogradation.
Inspiration for this article came from Gregg Braden’s The Lost Mode of Prayer Disc II – The Effect of Emotion on our Bodies and Nature and Prayer as a Creative Force; and The Imitation of Christ – Thomas A Kempis
For Information what Mercury Retrograde means please click on the following link for my article entitled “Preparing for the Second Loop in Time of 2014” – https://db.tt/s8gXSsbJ
The following link contains a twelve and a half minute audio narration of the article: https://db.tt/CdTboMlS
All rights reserved. Agent EI, (Andrew Smith), 12:40pm BST, 1st June 2014
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[ii] This is not only reflected in Mercury’s stationing in trioctile to Saturn, but also by the fact that his retrograde speed never really reaches the quickness of other retrogrades.
[iii] Emotional thought forms – Mercury conjoined Saturn, November 2013 by Andrew Smith https://db.tt/nTo9m5xW