by Robert Wilkinson
I have heard from countless people that there seems to be a very strange atmosphere right now, where some are learning how to navigate and move through the fog while others are crashing and burning. Welcome to the Sun illuminating the Neptune zone.
I wrote about this back when Neptune entered Pisces. Right now we're again experiencing a collective strangeness we all share due to the recent New Moon opposed Neptune. Add Venus square Mars conjunct Saturn (which I’ll write about tomorrow) and it’s no wonder there are distressing cross currents in the mists and fogs of life!
The fact that we’re all experiencing a great weirdness doesn't mean we're all having the same experience of that weirdness. Some are crashing against their own "not knowing" at the same time that others are awakening.
Some are in fear at wondering what it all means and what we all are about to confront, while others are learning to cultivate skills to help them navigate through the "field of weirdness." To put it another way (all credits to the movie) "If they build it will it really exist?" Or perhaps "Despite the appearance of being built, does it really exist?"
Neptune, besides being the ocean of collective consciousness, the vast collective subconsciousness and unconsciousness, is also the great dream machine, more than Hollyweird ever imagined. Neptune is where every ghost, every illusion, every hope, every ideal that ever existed resides. It is where we are all one in a vast fluid field of pure feeling, individual and together.
Neptune rules the pit of humanity's despair, and the outer reaches of its universal imagination. It is the depth of human dread, and the repository of our dreams.
Neptune is the ruler of the mystery where we all came from and go to. It is the deepest part of the ocean and the primordial vastness of space, as well as the ideals we dream of only in the compassionate connection of our Oneness.
Neptune rules Pisces on the spiritual dimension of existence. Now that it is in Pisces, over the past couple of years Neptune has "come home" for the first time in 150 years, and we all get to enjoy the homecoming whether we want to or not.
That's why many are feeling a sense of "coming home," despite not knowing where that is or how we came to be here. Simultaneously, it is also producing freakish illusions and a sense of vague dread in those who haven't walked the talk, or been living a delusion of separateness up to now.
That doesn't necessarily mean there's anything to fear, even though all of us are at present swimming in the ocean of every feeling ever felt by anyone who has lived on Earth. It's that sense of moving through "all-feeling" that makes the experience feel so generically weird.
We're all feeling all there is to feel, and that can be unsettling to the rational mind accustomed to having everything its linear way. Even for those who are living their spiritual practice, it's still a challenge to navigate a strange dreamscape where little if anything seems "real." But make no mistake; the feelings are real, and showing us the way beyond our separateness.
We're all confronting illusions, whether our own or those of another, whether illusions from the distant past or the present, without space-time distinctions giving us a convenient frame of reference. At this point it doesn't matter what we think or feel about the illusions; it's enough to know they are facets of those greater eternal illusions present in a shape-shifting material field.
Neptune in Pisces is the time when we are learning to navigate through the mists and fogs of experience without clear outer space-time reference points. This challenges our ability to reference our inner point of equilibrium, where we can access the creative Spirit from a point of equipoise.
While it may seem very strange, it's also a great skill to cultivate. Besides, there's really nothing else to do. During Neptune in Pisces, nothing except an internal reference to Spirit, where we merge into forms of unity rather than feeling separate, will help us feel anything other than vague feelings of "not knowing."
This is the time to be clear about expunging the sources of fear. Kill out the root of fear and you will prevent a thousand problems from ever arising. Kill out the root of fear and you will find a power and clarity that will never desert you. There's no other time but now to expunge the patterns that lead you to allow fear to arise.
Humanity is grappling with being at the cusp of the Great Age, where the past gives way to the future, where the dilemmas of belief versus doubt are giving way to a unified field of vision for those who are cultivating that way of perceiving "reality." If there's a sense of drifting, reorient toward a clearer vision of what you're here to do in the larger scheme of things.
Don't sweat "not knowing." Learn to feel which way your Divine Feeling Nature is being pulled, and swim in that direction. You have nothing to lose but your fear and uncertainty.
© Copyright 2011, 2014 Robert Wilkinson