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All right, so the planets have gone haywire, we’re all transforming and nothing looks the same anymore, but what am I supposed to do?

Here are few ideas.  If nothing else, think of them as stress-reducers.  Some of them will be doable and others will make you roll your eyes.  That’s okay.  Mastering even one is a great start.  Thanks to the astrological community for these tips.

1) Do Something Creative.  At first, this one made me scratch my head a little.  What, Rome’s burning so we’re going to make ornaments with cardboard and macaroni?

I did it and I figured it out:  creativity taps into something greater than ourselves. Why is that?  Because that’s where creativity comes from!  Most of the time, we’re on autopilot.  But creating relies on openness and receptivity.  It engages our intuitive selves.

Why do we want to connect with something greater than ourselves?  It’s been said the time is coming when we’re going to need to be more self-reliant.  What would you do if you had to meet all your own needs?  I mean, besides freak out?

So go on, paint a picture and learn to hear the voice of Spirit (or your higher self, God, or whomever that is for you.)  It will tell you what to do.  If you don’t like the idea of Spirit for whatever reason, do something creative and practice using your gut.  Mine is 100% reliable.  I learned to trust my gut by ignoring it, but that’s another post.

2) Meditate:   There are many ways to meditate.  I know, meditation isn’t for everyone so if you find it impossible to quiet your frantic little mind then see #1.  Either way, your goal is to get in touch with your intuition.

3)  Spend Time in Nature:

The quicker things change, the more reliable nature feels.  Last week we were desperate for something to do and the ol’ inner voice said, Boulder Creek.  So we rounded up a bunch of books and games, flung a blanket onto the grass and set up camp.  We spent a good hour picking rocks out of the creek and staring at them.

Look at this one!

OMG!  It has a heart in it!

Whoa!  Are you kidding me?

Coulda been 1965.  Coulda been 1965 B.C., for that matter.  The technology of staring at rocks is pretty much the same as yesteryear, is my point.

Some things never do change.  I think nature is way more powerful than we give it credit for, and it will endure long after we’re gone.  Besides, it’s the original Wii and it has its own ringtone.

4)  You Too Have a Part in the Play: This is not the time to be a victim.  It is the time to ask, what about me needs to change? Maybe my relationships are stressful because I won’t relax and be myself.  Maybe I feel lousy because I don’t take care of my body.  Maybe my boss is a creep because this is a terrible job for me.  Maybe my boyfriend cheated because I settle for low-quality relationships.

5)  Stop Struggling: Trust me on this one.  If you struggle, it feels worse and worse, really fast.   See #4.

6) Be Willing to Do the Same Old Thing In a New Way:  Go on, give it a try.  If you’re doing all the same things and you’re still miserable, do one thing differently and see how it feels.

7) Get Help:  This is a tough one.  I’m a big help-getter, always have been.  Still, this time I knew everything was at stake and I was afraid so I stalled for a couple of years, until I realized I was at the breaking point.  Get help, truly.  This time is unprecedented and there’s someone nice out there who can help you cope.

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