Grand Prize: sundara2021
TIE First Place: 8838610591 & MAZ2020 [both receive full amount]
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Thank you everyone for submitting your writing! I enjoyed so much reading each and every one of the offerings! They are exquisite.
Winners, please contact me by 10 am Mountain on Dec 28, 2020 with your name, a good mailing address, and the first line of your essay.
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I have learned so much from all of you, and for this holiday season, I want to learn even more.
Please consider writing an essay that describes how the practice of Jyotisha has impacted your 2020 year.
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Who is eligible: students and clients of Renay who are 18 years of age or older as of December 5, 2020 who have had a class or appointment with Renay between January 1, 2017 and December 5, 2020.
Prizes: One grand prize: $500. One first prize: $200 One second prize: $50. All winning entries will be posted anonymously on this website: AyurAstro.com. By entering, you agree to this posting of your work. (Of course, you may publish the essay yourself also!)
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Since I started my work with astal forces in astrology, I have experienced many wonderful things. It would make sense that I also have encountered negative components of the astral world, namely bhutas or ghosts that are afflicting people.
I would like to share here briefly the stages of bhuta possession as seen in some clients’ lives:
It really is a terrible thing to witness, and the stages are very consistent from possession to possession.
I would recommend that you stop the sequence at the early stages, for the power increases as you go along. For example, NEVER give a name to a bhuta.
Be aware. This is a real phenomenon.
Dr. Lad has mentioned the reality of these bhutas all along my education, and again, I have witnessed the sequence to the advanced stage in a few unfortunate clients, and I think we all have experienced a bhuta at the early stage. I have.
It can seem innocent enough. Let me tell you a story.
One time I was looking for a dropped ring that is of great sentimental value. I mean, I looked all over my rather open plan apartment. I then went outside and traced my steps with a flashlight and ran into 3 friends. I told them of my situation and we looked a bit when one of them recommended that we try again in the apartment.
All four of us spent a half hour combing my apartment floor almost literally. So kind of them. Finally, I looked up and appealed out loud with great earnestness, “Powers that be, please give me back my ring.” (I was standing in the hallway, a central place where all 4 of us had repeatedly looked.)
I looked down and it was at my feet.
Perhaps, it would be better not to have appealed to the “powers”. I don’t know. It was an instinctive act. I don’t want a precedent started.
Also, I grew up in an old Victorian. All my family saw and talked to a ghost supposedly named John. I had a mental refusal to engage in such things. Nope, nope, nope. I don’t even want to know if he was kind like they said. He’s a ghost. He needs to embrace Godhead.
Remember, these are the astral entities who have not chosen to go into the light. Why would you want to engage with them? If you feel you must engage with them, tell them that they no longer have a name and that they MUST go back into the light.
64 Bit Computing and the Golden Age
We are about to enter the Golden Age, many spiritual teachers agree.
I think 64 bit computing is going to facilitate this transition.
How? Well, consider some of the ways 64 figures in Nature:
Am I missing anything?
Thus, my intuition tells me that the world is going to open up when everyone starts using 64 bit computers. Let’s see.
Also, eight is the Ayurvedic Astrology Vedic numerology number for Saturn.
Sixty four is thus Saturn squared, Saturn rarefied.
That could very well describe Aquarius, since Aquarius is the more developed of the two constellations owned by Saturn!
Perfect for the Aquarian Age about to come upon and through us.
The recent stock market downturn was not so difficult for me.
For one thing, I am not in the market. For another, I was able to tell my friends who were to get out about two weeks ahead of time. I think I saved them around ten million dollars all told. Not bad.
You can ask them for copies of the emails, those of you who know who they are.
Well, there was one exception, a good friend who didn’t believe me, and he lost about 70% of his portfolio this month.
I would like to say that my prescience was all because of astrology.
Sure enough, Mars and Venus in Libra aspected by Saturn would suggest troublesome desires and motility within restriction in areas of banking and markets.
However, I hadn’t relied on that for my prediction.
I relied on the guy at Peoplenomics. He is a meditator who uses web bot predictions to cast his prognostications. He’s also been right a few times before, and I recommend his site.
Renay Oshop - teacher, searcher, researcher, immerser, rejoicer, enjoying the interstices between Twitter, Facebook, and journals.