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Episode 21 – The Guest House

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Summary

This is our first episode back home from travels and just the two of us in a deep dive conversation. We had a lot to talk about apparently!  

Larkin opened with a poem: The Guest House by Rumi (Coleman Barks), which, despite having been a source of ambivalent annoyance over the years (along with all manner of poems like it used as inspiration by the New Age), proved somewhat helpful in dealing with difficult emotions this week.

The Guest House by Rumi

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.

Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

Taken from SELECTED POEMS by Rumi, Translated by Coleman Barks (Penguin Classics, 2004).

We talked Mars-Venus stuff as a way to understand the intense ups and downs we and others seem to be experiencing right now, Larkin’s distillation of the summer’s insights, saint’s aspirations, speculation on an eighth “starshine” chakra, Katy coached Larkin around pivoting to a different kind of work, and then we got down to the meat of it: Embracing being a hot mess!! Embracing being honest. So many people are suffering and how does being perfect and holding up a false facade help? In the end, Larkin just wants to be a High Priestess! In the end, Larkin just wants to be a High Priestess! Which she can totally do (if she lets go of having to make a living from it) 😉 Meanwhile Katy reported on shifting toward a new career in cleaning + Marie Kondo 🙂 And we rounded it up with sorrow and hope for the planet, and warnings about the dangers of AI from Elon Musk of all people.

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Resources

More on “The Venus Cycle as Mars retreats what do you do?”

Download the 2020-2021 Venus Cycle Timeline

Larkin’s 5-Pointed Star: Self-Worth, Beloved, Responsibility, Free Will, Surrender — the distillation of this summer’s insights which began with “The Starfish” episode back in May (during the 1st Gate of Venus!)

Larkin’s download on Free Will in Olympic National Park on 7/7/21 in answer to the question, “Should I be concerned with the depth, breadth & length of my spiritual craving/ practice/ development?”

No 
&
only if you want to be ….
to exist in the world as it is & to not drive yourself mad, means to exercise that true & ultimate gift – FREE WILL. 
too many but use it to keep themselves steady/still/stuck. 
To be still at all means/+= some kind of unhappiness/ stagnation. 
To be truly still means to be in movement all the time. 
Allowing things to come & go ~~ 
this is how we step out of time & out of mind

And we hope you join us for next week’s guest: Courtnay Francis, the Crystal Whisperer https://www.courtnayscrystals.com/

Music Credits

Track: Travel With Us — Vendredi [Audio Library Release], Music provided by Audio Library Plus, Watch: https://youtu.be/o-rpKzt4KSY, Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/travel-us

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