The Paradox Of Truth

It’s always fascinated me that for some people, the truth is a beacon, and for others, earthly appearances are feared and avoided at all costs, instead of being dealt with spiritually. I’m continually surprised by that. One of my favorite quotes from the Christ is “ And the truth shall set you free”. Freedom and liberation from any negative circumstance absolutely depends upon rising up in consciousness, and seeing the spiritual truth about the situation. Refusing to do that keeps one stuck in the earthly manifestation of the problem.

The spiritual truth of everything is that we are all a living part of Divine Love and Divine Intelligence, expressing itself through us in every moment. Only by recognizing the Divine Spark held in the heart, and using that as a compass, can one transcend one’s difficulty, and be delivered from the bondage of fear. To give in to fear is to believe a lie, that the situation is too difficult for God. We must face the things that we are afraid of head on, and renounce them as having any spiritual reality or power. Choosing denial or choosing illusion is not an option, if you want to manifest your miracle.

The mind is logical and linear, it knows nothing about miracles, and how to create them. The mind grasps onto earth plane facts, and feeds them, worsening the problem. The Divine Intelligence within us understands that the universe is energy, and will respond immediately to our elevated consciousness.

When confronted with a difficulty, stand. Breathe. Quiet the chatter of the mind. “ Be still, and know that I am one with Spirit. The Divine Intelligence within me is now released into this situation, and all is resolved, under grace, in perfect ways.” Saturate yourself with the presence of Divine Love. Feel it moving through yourself and your difficulty. See yourself experiencing the perfect outcome, which is assured.

To embrace illusion or denial is to stop your Higher Self in its tracks. Do not. Move forward, unaffected by the earthly appearances. You are a spiritual being with limitless resources, through your connection to the Divine, which cannot be stopped. Your demonstration is always at hand. See the spiritual truth, and the truth shall set you free. Always. Blessings, Reverend Judith Star-Medicine

July Monthly Forecast

The first three weeks of July the Sun is in Cancer, a Water sign. The key words for Cancer are “ I Feel”. Cancer is ruled by the Moon, so aspects to the Moon will be even more important than usual. July starts off with a New Moon, a Solar Eclipse, on 7/2, at 10 degrees of Cancer. The Moon also makes a sextile to Uranus, the planet of freedom and liberation at the same time. These aspects set the stage for 7/4, Independence Day. Declare yourself free of all old habits, patterns, and circumstances that have held you back, and come fully into the moment. Every moment affords us the opportunity for a new beginning.

On 7/5, the Moon trines Jupiter, the planet of optimism, faith, and blessings. Trust in yourself and in Spirit. On 7/7, Mercury goes Retrograde again, until 7/31. So annoying. 7/11 is very good, with a Grand Trine involving the Sun, Moon, and Neptune in the Water signs, Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces. This is exquisite. Dream big, set your intentions, push through obstacles.

The Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse on 7/16 is powerful, the second Eclipse of the month. It’s an opportunity to release deep old fears and trauma, with the Moon in Capricorn conjunct to both Saturn and Pluto. This is very alchemical, with Pluto ruling the Kidneys in Chinese medicine, the home of the Void. Saturn rules the Spleen and family of origin issues. Both are Root Chakra planets. This can be a reset of the Divine Blueprint. A return to our original destiny. A time of shedding, purging, releasing. Let go. Move in radical faith and wisdom. Align with the Higher Self. Release attachments to outcome.

7/21 and 7/22 are also very good. The Sun enters Leo on 7/22, shifting the energy from emotions to passion. 7/24 is a little difficult, inviting us to push beyond those limiting fear thoughts. 7/25 and 7/26 are much better.

We have a second New Moon on 7/31, when Mercury turns direct. This time, the Sun and Moon are conjunct in Leo. Celebrate the Fire Element, which is passion for life, love, creativity, spontaneity, laughter, joy. Embrace the fire. Choose to be the light of the world.

May this month fulfill all of your dreams. Blessings to all, Judith

What Being A Minister Means To Me

Art by Kinuko Craft

My spiritual path in this incarnation formally began when I entered the convent to become a nun when I was 12. I entered a cloister as a postulant, where I remained for just under a year, when my mother’s mental health crisis resulted in my father bringing me home, to take care of her, and my three younger brothers. I was devastated. One of my commitments in life has always been to walk a path of service and love. I’ve never deviated from that path.

I was ordained as an interfaith Minister in 1996. I decided to do that for a number of reasons, most importantly because I had a number of high-risk adolescents in my practice, and I discovered that clergy could not be kept out of hospitals and prisons, where at risk kids are liable to end up. I remember the day I was ordained. The ordination ceremony was so beautiful, with flowers, candles, and friends gathered to witness a very sacred moment. The prayers during the ceremony uplifted all of us. It was the realization of a dream that began at 12, and had never been given up on.

Today, I performed the ordination ceremony for a friend. It was just as emotional and exquisite as mine had been. There are no words to describe the recognition of a part of oneself that is many lifetimes old. It’s as if something locks into place within you, on an energetic level. It brought me incredible joy.

Since 1996, I’ve performed many weddings, helped people write their vows, and, yes, counseled clients in hospitals and a few prisons. Most importantly, my commitment to living a life of love, kindness, and compassion for all those in need of help has been a sacred one. The title of Reverend in front of my name denotes that my counseling practice is a spiritual one, not a secular one. No one in need is turned away. Healing the soul is sacred to me.

There is a candle lighting ceremony at the end of the ordination. In it, we are reminded that light is necessary for life, and we are being recognized and invited to be “ the light of the world”.

Becoming a Minister changed people’s perception of me, but it didn’t change my truth: I am here to serve, to teach, to offer aid in difficult times, but most importantly, to be the light of the world. I always have been, and always will be, that.  I am a Druid Priestess. My ministry is dedicated to helping people find their magic, their gifts, and to follow their dreams. I’m grateful for the Universal Brotherhood Movement, in supporting the spiritual path of so many. I’m sending love to all who are called to a path of service, and who choose to be the light of the world. Blessings to all, Reverend Judith Star-Medicine.