– Gregge Tiffen
RULER #2 – RETROGRADES FROM DECEMBER 3, 2017 THROUGH DECEMBER 23, 2017
RULER #10 – RETROGRADES FROM AUGUST 3, 2017 THROUGH JANUARY 3, 2018
Ruler #10 appears to go retrograde, from our vantage point on planet Earth, beginning August 3, 2017 through January 3, 2018.
The energy impress of this ruler emphasizes the future, goals, and innovation areas. No fancy footwork or slipshod methods are allowed if you are going to use this retrograde to your advantage. It’s to your benefit to reference your Fixed Star contract in the area of Future and Goals for further support in identifying how you agreed to use your specific tools in this area. This is the energy that identifies attitudes about long-range plans and how we manage, innovate and create our future goals.
The following information is for your consideration as possible conditions to be aware of during the retrograde activity of Ruler #10.
1. The effect of this retrograde is almost never felt in the present time frame but rather lies in relative obscurity until some later date when it tends to hit like a bomb.
2. Globally it is particularly devastating because its results can come so far after the fact that almost everyone has forgotten about the original issue and is not prepared for the late reactions. War issues fall into this category and regardless of how issues are resolved for now, future repercussions will come back to haunt us.
3. On a personal level the retrograde has strong implications around the planning and execution of future goals. You should follow the carpenter’s advice; measure twice, cut once.
4. Consider that hardly anything you see now will be the same in the future. Even slight changes can have major effects down the road.
5. Important lifestyle changes should be measured carefully. If activation is not a particular necessity, you would be better off in delaying action until this ruler turns direct.
6. None of us have accurate crystal balls and the future is never cast in stone. Therefore it is wise to weigh and balance all the elements when considering long-range plans or future commitments.
“In the words of the late Ed Sullivan, America is putting on a really “Big, Big Show!” Those of us who are fully committed to metaphysical principals have deeper concerns that cannot be veneered. For us, it is living with the ever-present reality of how we handle ourselves individually and collectively that has an irreversible impact on this planet for hundreds of generations to come.
America has always assumed an important leadership role on this planet. Certainly since World War I our actions at home and abroad have played a significant role in dictating the direction of humankind. We have inherited this responsibility more as the result of a legacy left by our Founding Fathers than by the request of other nations.
We were founded as a nation of immigrants. Seldom could one lay claim to a long and glorious family history. We were nomads, restless in mind and spirit searching for an oasis and a fertile land to call home. Our ethnic heritage has held strong over the years and has been a source of pride to individuals and communities alike. We have always taken pride in pointing to our distant fatherlands and proclaiming our parental blood lines. We are everything embodied in the Statue of Liberty and more.
By the 19th century, America was recognized as the melting pot of the world, harboring just about very ethnic group known to the planet. However, today we find ourselves on the brink of the new world. Our world is much different, in fact, totally alien to that which was ever conceived by our Founding Fathers. When there Continental Congress met in Philadelphia in those tumultuous days of the 1700’s, no one even dreamed that 200 plus years later, the Constitution they were drafting would blanket a land that stretched from the Pacific to the Atlantic oceans in a coverlet required to drape across a national bed 3,000 miles wide. What those gentlemen conceived was nothing more than 13 strong, independent colonies, free of the Monarchy and intent upon their own destiny. They met the challenges of their time, and they left the future and challenges to those who were bound to follow.
Our challenge today is the ultimate test of the strength of our national fabric. Placed in a position of world leadership, we can neither plead weakness or disinterest in determining the future of the world and all who inhabit it. As a country, we have seldom, if ever, turned our backs on a challenge. We have committed ourselves to the rest of the world as no country has ever done before us. We have met our responsibilities and then some. We have been both loved and hated for our willingness to commit to the good of our fellow humans.
However, today we are in quicksand, and we are not fully aware of it. Today, we still offer the concepts of our Founding Fathers and of our melting pot heritage as the menu of democracy. It is a menu that produces social, economic, and spiritual indigestion among Americans and their fellow humans abroad. Our leaders, our captains of industry, and our citizens are blind to the demands of a new world and times that are separating themselves from the umbilical cord of history. If we are to survive and to lead this world into its new era, we must do it with an awareness of the future and a willingness to divorce ourselves from the past.
Our first step must be a redesign of the fabric of unity that makes this country the United States of America. Proud of our ethnic heritage and threatened by a world in war and chaos, we have clung more closely to our former lands. We speak of ourselves as Italian-Americans, Mexican-Americans, Jewish-Americans, German-Americans, African-Americans and White Anglo-Americans. We speak of ourselves as something else before we speak of ourselves as solely Americans. We have depreciated our cohesive force as a nation. We are more interested in holding to our own ethnic piece than joining fully with all other pieces to produce a new fabric with a national pattern. We have become a nation divided, if indeed, we have ever been a united nation at all. We wave foreign flags and proclaim foreign languages and hold to our ethnic needs over our communal requirements. What we must understand is that although that was what was necessary to establish our national fabric over the past 200 plus years will no longer serve us for the next 200 years.
The world must now be lead by a united people, a dedicated people, a determined people, who proclaim their unity though action and not rhetoric. It is time for us to put aside our ethnic blankets and wrap ourselves in a common flag. How can this nation send a message to its congress when every interest is predicated upon ethnic pride and regional greed? How can we dare tell the world that we are The United States of America when every action and every path we tread proclaims our disunity? Must we have wars to unite us? Must we be a nation of disaster before we can be a nation of leadership? If that is our destiny then this country and our beautiful planet is doomed. We must start now to think and act like a nation united. We must send the message to our representatives in Washington that every bill and every piece of legislation must be designed to strengthen our national fabric.
We must take the democratic steps to remove those who still serve special interest groups at the cost of national unity. We must, to a person, recognize that the survival of this world rests on the quality of this country’s leadership. This leadership cannot be discharged by a nation of parts. To those of you who care and who have a metaphysical commitment to yourselves, to mankind, and to this planet I send this message. Work first to strengthen yourselves. Having done that, divest yourselves of prejudices and lay your ethnic heritage to rest. Proclaim yourselves as Americans to the rest of the world, not in boasting terms, but in terms of caring enough to keep the promises established by our forefathers. Carry forth the traditional torch of freedom with a new light of leadership. It is time that we manifest the motto of our founders: “E Pluribis Unum” – OUT OF MANY, ONE.” – Gregge Tiffen 2008
“Nothing you find in front of you is a job. It is an opportunity. The huge difference between you and your neighbor is how you view that opportunity. After you view it, then the difference is your decision. You don’t have to take everything that comes along, but consider the person who is choosing to sit down and not take advantage of anything.
The fundamental issue is that an experience does not take you by the nap of your neck and drag you into it even though many people think it does. That is because they see the experience as larger than their world. Nothing is larger than your world. You’re it. You have a right to empower the world to be larger than you if you want to do that, but at that point you have given up your world. The large issue is the issue of choice. Of course, you’re not working at this all of the time. You get your food, exercise, rest, and you take care of your basic functions but when you are truly awake and you are in the world for the experience, you fall in love with the opportunity to create.
You wouldn’t want to sit around doing nothing if you really believed that the whole function of life is the acquisition of knowledge through experience. In order to get the wisdom and make your jump into your better world, you need better experiences. Open up your five senses to see what is directly in front of you. To do this, you don’t just sit there, because there is way too much interest and excitement to not do something. I will guarantee you that you cannot be negative or impassive to the opportunities that exist in front of you at any given moment if all your five physical senses are fully operating. That’s impossible. There’s nothing fancy about this. That’s it. The Universe isn’t going to do this for you, but the Universe provides for you the opportunities to act. Your whole life is simply an opportunity to use experiences.
If you’re feeling pessimistic and not enjoying your experience, it’s because you are not using your creative momentum. You’re not building up to anything that accounts for anything. By the time you are in mid-life you look around and say, “Oh, forty-five or fifty years have gone by, and what have I got to show for it? Life is terrible.”
What you create at point A you are going to have at point B. That is cause and effect, the Law of Karma. Every action has an equal reaction. Everything is working fine you say, but when you come up with all these excuses what you really are saying is “I’ll do A but I don’t want to be responsible for B.” That’s what stops you at point A to create because you haven’t arrived at the experience yet. You’re looking ahead and do not want to be responsible for the end result because you don’t have any guarantee that it is going to turn out the way you want it to turn out. Hell, if there’s anything I can say about creative momentum it’s that there are no guarantees that it is going to turn out the way you think it’s going to turn out. In most cases it’s going to turn out better. And in some cases it becomes not what, but so what? We’re not talking about the end of the world!
What is experience if it’s not a responsibility to accept the end result? For example, people who are afraid to die are very much aware they haven’t done much with their lives that suited them. Those who are very comfortable with dying are satisfied with what they’ve done that did suite them. There’s the big difference. I think that is the main issue with all people as they reach the end of any experience. Did the experience give them enough knowledge that they are comfortable with the fact that they made some headway here? I’m not referring to knowing anything about metaphysics but rather just the basic issue of living. Were they willing to accept the characteristic of responsibility for their experience as their experience, or were they in a state of “Woe is me?”
I can assure you that your experience is going to work out very well and way beyond your expectations when you are operating with the love for the acquisition of knowledge and the fact that… it’s your world!” – Gregge Tiffen
RULER #9 – RETROGRADES FROM JUNE 16, 2017 THROUGH NOVEMBER 22, 2017
Once more, a word about Retrogrades in general before getting into the specifics of the newest one coming right up in a few days.
While it proves to be accurate that the impress of retrograde energy can sometimes become difficult, it is very important to know where in your personal Bicircadian chart all retrograde rulers are currently moving through. In order for you to understand retrograde usefulness, notice in which life event angle the retrograde ruler is currently traveling. Your Personal Bicircadian Calendar will give you this information. It lists all rulers, tells you if it is retrograde and what event angle it is in. Call me to order yours if you don’t have one.
Having this individualized calendar information provides you with knowledge of the events that will be emphasized for you personally during the retrograde activity. That way, you use the energy opportunities in that area for things needing your attention that you have previously ignored rather than referencing negative and difficult situations most often associated with retrograde energy. Gregge taught that specific events are highlighted in order to give us yet another opportunity to be aware of what we have ignored throughout all incarnations, including this one. The wise person uses retrograde periods to develop a more efficient, productive, and satisfying lifestyle.
RULER #9 appears to go retrograde, from our vantage point on Planet Earth, beginning June 16, 2017, through November 22, 2017. The energy impress of this ruler emphasizes areas of spirituality, humanitarianism, and emotionalism. It is the Spirituality energy that identifies how we agreed to communicate with the Universe. It shows where we create our unique spiritual connection and also where we can sometimes be so emotional that we become stuck in unproductive patterns.
Gregge provided us with the following information as possible conditions to be aware of during the retrograde activity of Ruler 9, our next retrograde opportunity for 2017:
“This retrograde works way beneath the surface and more of its effect is felt than seen. In global areas it effects the state of humanity, often bringing out some of the worst in mankind and initiating some of the best in us at the same time. Hidden agenda’s can manifest in cruel actions and the affliction of spiritual pain can be overwhelming. Emotions about the smallest or largest issues can go on a rampage leaving logical thinking as a last resort. Understanding that the Universe is forever moving in perfect form, we can suffer the mean and the ugly by reinforcing our own conviction that right and love WILL prevail.
On personal levels it’s time to look deep within. The caverns of your spirit need to be rediscovered. You should be looking for the motivation for your life, not from mundane sources, but from the source that gives you the breath of life. You are a co-creator with the Universe and for as powerful as that makes you, you are also no more than the smallest of life spores in an infinite forest of life-chain activity. Forget the books and mantras and all these other turban wrapped concepts and get down to your own bone marrow. Life is replicating itself there. Cells are being born and the YOU of tomorrow is trying to surge to the surface of your skin. Can you feel that? Can you accept its design? Does the process delight you?
This retrograde period is the one time this year that you’ll truly get to go back to the raw clay, before the Master’s fingers begin to poke and pull and mold. It’s your one clear opportunity for incomparable self-discovery. This is the chance to move inside the seed before it breaks its covering, drinks its first drink of water and confronts the light of day. If you find the wonder in this you will be rewarded. If you shirk from going into those deep caverns of your soul there will be nothing to possess. The Lord giveth but (unfortunately) it is you who taketh away.” – Gregge Tiffen
“The business out in front of you, which is the world around you cannot be ignored. It’s not a great deal of fun with communication systems that put us on a global basis. Turning on your computer, television, or picking up your newspaper is the basis for non-creative energy that you don’t want. There are some individuals who say that they want to cut that kind of input out of their lives. That’s okay. You don’t have to read the news or know what is going on everywhere in the world. I’m referring to your personal life. What you don’t have a right to do is to cut yourself off from your own life. It’s an option if you want to cut off the rest of the world. You have a right to do that. However, you can’t then turn around and say, “I have nothing to create or to live for.” Your own life is the parameter of your experience which is your own world. To begin to accept this provides you with the incentive to take responsibility for the power you have over your own world. What comes out of your world is not the world around you.
Whether your view is positive or negative about the activity of the world surrounding you, it has nothing to do with the creative energy that deals with your availability to have an experience that leads to a proper level of knowledge.
Are you aware of how many celestial bodies have collided today? Do you know how many galaxies have been created today? Do you know how many stars have been burned out today? You don’t know, but it is going on. Suppose you could turn on channel 155, the Universal Channel, on your television. All of a sudden you have a panoramic view of what’s going on in this galaxy right now. It’s going on, but you’re not putting any focus on what you think doesn’t affect you because you don’t know about it.
Is that much different than focusing on all these horrible things going on in the world around you? The issue is choice. I’m not indicating it isn’t going to affect you overall in terms of life activity if you don’t want to focus on the conditions in the Middle East. The point is what you do need to focus on. You focus on your world, which is directly in front of you, should be in the terms of what it is you want to do. I do not want to overwork this point, nor do I want anyone to take the following statement too far: Most everything we read in the book we know as the Bible is a reiteration of basic metaphysical codes. The statement made by the individual attributed to the man that has become known as Jesus is, “I am in this world, but I am not of this world.” There’s your key. He was saying exactly what I’m trying to get across here. He was saying that he knows there’s a world out there. He knew what was going on in the world. He knew what power people claimed to have, but that wasn’t his world. His world was him. He is quoted as saying, “My Father and I are one,” which is saying the Universe is my world, and I establish my own parameter, my own world. Don’t put those statements way out there as if it were some mystic or some great teacher who had no relation to the rest of us. Those are very real statements about the way you and I are meant to live. What gets you overwhelmed is that you are too concerned that you have to interact with the big world outside of you.
At that point, you think there has to be someone else in your life, or that there has to be some other condition such as the bank foreclosing on your house to make the day interesting. It’s as if something has to be going on to threaten your survival. If you want to take into consideration that all these things are threatening your survival, then all you are going to be doing is worrying about your survival. You’re not going to be learning anything other than in a reverse way about how to survive. You’ve already proved that you are going to survive. Survival is no longer an issue. Therefore, it doesn’t make sense to go through your life proving it over and over. We already know you can survive. Let’s get on with something that is worthwhile. Simply follow your nose.
If your overall incentive is that you would like to improve and come back to a better world, how do you bring that into a moment-to-moment reaction to the world you actually live in? That isn’t very hard to do, first of all, you were given five physical senses. Those senses are primarily there to keep you alive. You hear, see, taste, touch and smell. Those physical senses are basically there to make sure your body can meet conditions and survive. The beauty is that you are also capable of super-senses. Your super-senses are capable of going though experiences that do not deal primarily with survival. They deal with the acquisition of knowledge. To function in YOUR world, you must wake up! You have senses all of which allow you to be aware of the seen and the unseen. When you give yourself to these senses, you are excited into an action. That action is not a labor. It’s a willingness to participate in your own development. Nothing you find in front of you is a job. It is an opportunity.” – Gregge Tiffen
The total amount of knowledge that can be given to you as single consciousness at any given time is unlimited. It’s relative only to the capacity of consciousness to learn, which means to use the knowledge. At the point of utilization, consciousness increases a certain undefined resiliency by virtue of its experience. Words fail me beyond this point. I don’t know how to describe and define resiliency, as I mean it here because what I really mean is the strength of consciousness. The more I know, the stronger I am. You may pull a gun on me, put sword to my throat, and do away with me physically (which is basically immaterial) because you can’t do away with my consciousness. Period. If you realize that your strength is in knowledge, which is your experience and the resiliency of consciousness, no one can affect you. Not even the Universe can diminish that one whit.
One of the most marvelous examples of this is those few who lived through the concentration camps of World War II. If you examined their backgrounds, you would find that they lived through those conditions through knowledge. They were wise people, and they did it in a way that maintained a resiliency of consciousness rather than giving up or giving in. That shows us just what a warped view we have of what’s valuable and what isn’t.
If you evaluate the way you eat, sleep, entertain yourself, and the processes by which you work, you’re likely to recognize that most of that time is wasted. Very little of it is put into the direct utilization of knowledge in terms of your individual learning requirements. It’s a waste to eat bad food that destroys your body. It’s a waste to go to a job for eight hours when you could do exactly the same amount of work in two hours and thirty minutes. Why spend the additional five house and thirty minutes doing something that doesn’t teach you anything? Such activity doesn’t build any resiliency of consciousness because it doesn’t give you any learning experience. Longings and dissatisfactions occur from just such a waste.
To ask “What do I know?’ is the same thing as asking your consciousness, “What did you do?” The smallest of your learning experiences should never be ignored. What you might consider the most insignificant, might add some tremendous stature to you provided (and assuming) the knowledge within the experience is used. This is why it isn’t wrong to say “I’ not going to do that because it doesn’t contribute to my own growth experience.” You are the one that has to make those decisions. If we all did this, you would find that we harmonize and are never in each other’s way. The cells in our bodies arrange themselves in exactly the same way. They transfer vital information to each other. It is also an absolute requirement that you always know where you are. Otherwise, how do you know where you’re going? You know your position not by knowing what country you’re in or what goals you’ve attained. Your position of knowing where you are is the knowledge of self-experience which is literally the knowledge itself. The message from consciousness is, “This is what I did; therefore, I know where I am.” This is not as far-fetched as it seems in words because the question you keep asking yourself is the one thing you are here to learn. For example, if you are here to learn tolerance, every time you scratch you head you are to ask yourself if you’re learning something about tolerance. The onboard computer in consciousness then runs through the whole experience and immediately tells you where you are, and where you should be going. This allows you to figure out your whole procedure in stages.
Advancement in life experience suffers because individuals start off in directions that are irrational and individually non-productive. It’s sheer ignorance for people to say that they don’t want to know where they are because they don’t want to know where they are going. Leave them alone in their ignorance. On the other side of the coin (the polarity); once you know where you are, you are responsible to do something about where you are going. What else is there to do with your life?
Be emphatic about finding out what you need to know. There are always means of finding out. However, in the human aspect of the mind, there is that little voice that says, “Don’t worry about it. It doesn’t matter.” Nevertheless, sooner or later, you learn that there is a Law of Cause and Effect, a Law of Karma operating. For instance, the way you learn about death is what you learn about life by using what you have on hand. What you see around you is dying all the time. Old ideas die, cells die, people die out of your life. You see, you do know about death by what you know at your particular point of existence. If it’s important to you to know, it’s important for you to learn. Let it register in your thinking from this day forward that First Cause has already created everything. The answer is simple. Use what has already been created. For you to be aware of what that means, put the necessary energy into what you can recognize with one or more of your five physical senses and go from there. – Gregge Tiffen
You will never know anything I try to teach you that you don’t need to know. If that were not true, there wouldn’t be any learning experience because you wouldn’t even accept the teachings. Everything that I teach you that you do need to know will automatically be accepted by you. You will learn something, in your own right, relative to your own need because it’s usable for you.
Life is knowledge and knowledge is Life. When we talk about life development we’re talking about the universal movement of gathering knowledge. This is how the Universe operates. This is how consciousness operates. We should feel some degree of ecstatic passion involved in the realization that this planet, this solar system, and this galaxy exist for our knowledge gathering and learning benefit. No matter where we are, the Universe produces an infinite variety of ways and means for us to gather knowledge through our life experience. As part of the learning arena on earth there is a great magnitude of energy within the spiritual, mental and physical frequencies. Literally everything you learn well at the physical level gives you a look at the things you can’t see. You’ve been placed here to do a job that lets you become fully aware of the teaching values available to you.
The marvelous thing about the Universe (and infinity) is that the Universe cannot deal with Itself in infinite terms. There wouldn’t be any point of recognition. And, in an infinite Universe, you are an infinite consciousness. You must forever have obtainable to you an undefined amount of knowledge that is always available to you. That is a striking realization.
Do you know that your consciousness can’t ever loose what you’ve learned and used? Consciousness absorbs knowledge. It feeds on knowledge in such a way that it doesn’t diminish itself nor does it add to it its mass. It uses knowledge just like the body uses food but it is done in such a way that it ingests the knowledge without changing its mass. How does it do this? Isn’t it true that you can be taught today, tomorrow, next week and next month without making yourself any larger? You can take in more and more knowledge without showing any change in your physical size. You can eat food; drink water and breath air with a marked difference, yet you can take in knowledge without changing your stature one whit. Consciousness absorbs and becomes the thing it learns. Since it has the means of devouring knowledge without changing its mass, it doesn’t need to store the knowledge it acquires on our sojourns. The total amount of knowledge that can be given to you as a single consciousness at any given time and place is unlimited. It is relative only to the capacity of consciousness to learn, which means to USE the knowledge. Knowledge not used is not knowledge. – Gregge Tiffen
One of the great buzzwords of modern society is “potential.” We toss it around using it to indicate everything from the promise that the educational system offers to the carrot of corporate chairmanship. The word has become a tongue cluck when referring to someone who has not done well as in, “He had the potential to become successful.” It is a write-off word, meaning nothing but hiding much.
We are involved in major planetary changes and are being pressured and tested to our personal limits by Universal forces. Each of us has the “potential” of gaining great spiritual awareness and advancement in these times, but to do so we need to understand what our potential is.
We should begin with the realization that the word potential begins with the word potent…meaning powerful. Therefore, to recognize our potential our first requirement is to recognize that we are operating from a base of power. What power? It is hard to think of ourselves as powerful when almost everything around us is crumbling. The power of potential is not the power of the human man but rather the spiritual power invested in us on the Universal level. It is the power of Consciousness aware of its omnipotent force in the Universal scheme of things. All great metaphysical teachers have recognized that they are instruments of a Higher Authority, which moves through us if we would but let it.
Our potential is greatly diminished when we think of it only in mundane terms relating it to our careers, or our education or our relationships. The world we live in is nothing more than the effect of our potent force it is not the source! A job does not have a potential. Of itself it is not potent. It is we who bring to the job its power; it is we who give it its potential. To expect the power of our potent force to be handed to us by some physical person, situation or experience is to deny our own Universal power. By failing to see where the source of our potential lies we end up suffering the impotency of experiences that exist without energy and without the power to make them pathways of development.
Each of us has the chance to correct our misconception of our potential. The world is laying before us a vast number of opportunities, each one awaiting our potent use of power to direct it to our benefit. If we look upon our potential in some cursory manner giving it only lip service and letting the situation dictate our actions, we have no one to blame but ourselves when on some morning we awake and find that we have never lived up to our potential.
Now is the time for the potency of potential to be used. You are both a source and a channel of Universal power. Each of us represents the most potent force available on this planet. Each of us has the potential to change the conditions around us. Each of us has the power to establish harmony, joy, abundance and love in our experiences. We are humans with the ever-present potential of being gods. If we refuse to take our proper place then someone or something that will exert power over us will fill it. Whether we like it or not, we will have to live with the realization that we have abdicated our throne and turned our potent forces over to the negative forces of this world who will use that power to keep us in bondage. We should never forget that a rightful force unused will, by the law of its character, become a force misused. – Gregge Tiffen