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Are You Guilty of Sin?
Posted by on 28 September, 2008

Rebecca Halstead from sheds new light on some of our deepest held subconscious beliefs about sin, false guilt and how to find the freedom to be you in a world that often uses these concepts to manipulate you!

Taken from Thoughts & Insights
Issue #2 June 30, 2008 –

Are you Guilty of being a Sinner?

Ever feel guilty? I’m not talking crime. I’m talking everyday human interaction.

Maybe it was someone’s thoughtless comment that you’re selfish or did something wrong.

You know you weren’t being selfish. You didn’t do anything wrong. You really have nothing to feel guilty about but, regardless, your mind feeds on it, you fear that you might be guilty, and you can’t let it go. It’s there at the back of your mind, waiting for confirmation that, yes, you should feel guilty.

The one who made the thoughtless comment simply got their feelings hurt. But then, they sense the guilt in you. Consciously or not, they use it to their advantage; manipulating you, pushing the feeling on you, making it’s weight heavier. You’re sure it’s all coming from them. You really start to doubt yourself. Maybe they’re right. Maybe you are guilty. Maybe you were selfish. Maybe you should make amends.

But then again, maybe you aren’t and weren’t and shouldn’t…. Maybe the guilt is coming only from you.

Learn to recognize false guilt, stop it, explain your emotions or actions to yourself, and accept your explanation as well as your responsibility.

Guilt is something like sin. We have been programmed to believe we’re prone to these faults; hence, we expect them in ourselves. Too often we don’t question their legitimacy. And, then, the buildup of false accusations, understandably, turns to apprehension, bitterness and resentment, often without knowing from where the negative feelings are coming.

An interesting little tidbit I picked up from Eckhart Tolle in his book New Earth points out that original sin is recognized as the normal state of humanity according to Christianity. He takes that an interesting step further by sighting that “sin”, as written (in Greek) in the New Testament, literally translates as “to miss the mark”. So, in a nutshell, the original definition of sin is potentially and quite simply to miss the point of human existence. It does not necessarily mean you are a bad person. And certainly that wouldn’t translate to Webster’s definition: 1. the willful breaking of religious or moral law. 2. any offense or fault.

Even better, Tolle then gives us the definitions for the normal state of humanity according to Buddhism and Hinduism. Get this: suffering, unsatisfactoriness, or misery for the Buddhists; the veil of delusion for the Hinduists.

Hmm. They may have something there. This world is chock full of victims of unhappiness or unfairness on every corner. Certainly I can think of several individuals who I’d call self-deluded.

If you think about it, you can simplify all this guilt of being a bad person into simply being human and either not getting the point of life or just not knowing your path. So, how you rectify being an unsatisfied or deluded human (or sinner) is completely dependent upon how you interpret your guilty deeds.

Moral: When you feel guilty, just flip a U-ee and pull over at the corner called Contemplation.

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ASTRO-INSIGHT with Hassan Jaffer
Posted by on 14 September, 2005

ASTRO-INSIGHTwith Hassan Jaffer
Here is a summary and guidelines for the next few months.

Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra and Sagittarius and Aquarius are getting excellent opportunities from foreign countries and friends who will make you more confident and optimistic. Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius are in a new 7-year period and need to re-evaluate and focus on what you really want for the next seven years. You will also become more spiritual as you experience inspirational sadness and need to become more flexible in your outlook. A great year for longterm achievement for Aries, Gemini, Libra, Sagittarius and Aquarius. Those born in the 60’s are in a lot of stress from Aug. 2005 till Jan. 2006. Be careful of misunderstanding, fraud, your immune system and self pity. Avoid drugs and other addictions and sublimate your obsessions.

Aries: Your delays are over and you are in for a reward period. You really need to be your own boss in some area of life, and this is the year for it. Your luck starts from Aug. till Oct. 2005 as Jupiter expands your horizons through travel and foreign friends. Take all opportunities from end of Aug. till end of Oct. 2005 as you will have the discipline, focus and practicality to finish what you start throughout 2006! Excellent year for new responsibilities.

Taurus: Your new 7-year period starts from Aug. 2005 and you may run into obstacles but get new authority as well. Use this important period to establish your longterm goals and to secure your foundations and acquire property. Added responsibilities and testing in relationships may affect your health so pace yourself. You will be quite energetic from Aug. till Oct. 2005 but will need to control your passion and temper. You will be more spiritual in 2005 but need to sublimate inspirational sadness through music, creativity and community work.

Gemini: Aug. till end of Oct. 2005 is a very lucky time for career, marketing, foreign contracts and new contacts. Excellent year for inspiration, creativity but don’t scatter yourself in too many directions. However, you will have the focus and the ability to finish what you start till summer of 2006! This period will make you less cautious and willing to take more calculated risks. An excellent year for family reunions and major moves. Excellent year for new responsibilities.

Cancer: You are at the end of your seven year period by Aug.2005 and your delays will be over and rewards start to materialize. Use this time to re-evaluate what you need to keep and what you need to get rid of (in all areas of your life!). Venus and Mars will make you more loving and passionate and less sulky and moody till end of Oct. 2005. Drink more water to avoid acidity. Your real luck comes from Nov. 2005 till Oct. 2006 in career and love matters.

Leo: You will be more confident between Aug. and Oct. 2005 and this is an excellent time for opportunities from foreign countries. However, you will also run into obstacles as you are in a new 7-year period from Aug. 2005. Establish your priorities, pace yourself and be careful of stress affecting your heart. Mars makes you action-oriented from Aug. till Oct. 2005 but control you temper and avoid ego conflicts. Inspirational sadness will make you more spiritual and humanitarian in 2005.

Virgo: You will be more energetic and confident from Aug. 2005 till Jan. 2006. Just avoid being too critical and crisis situations. Delegate and expand your business goals. Maintain a balance between increased responsibilities at work and having fun and looking after your health especially if you were born in the 60’s. Nov. 2005 till summer 2005 is an excellent time for career, optimistic outlook, personal happiness and many new opportunities in life.

Libra: Your delays are over from Aug. and this is an excellent year to establish your long-term goals and your own business. Many new opportunities from Aug. till end of Oct. 2005. You will steadily achieve and become very productive throughout 2006. Jupiter makes you more optimistic till July 2005 and you gain from through travel and foreign friends. May and July are excellent for love or artistic hobbies. You are at the end of a 7 year period by July 2005 and need to take any delays as a test of your organizing ability.

Scorpio: You are coming into a new 7-year period from Aug. 2005 and need to be less rigid, more cooperative and less secretive! Establish your longterm goals and manage your time better. Added responsibilities and testing in relationships may affect your kidneys so pace yourself and drink more water. Your rewards and productive time will start from Nov. 2005 till summer 2006. Avoid ego conflicts and temper from end Aug. till Jan. 2006. Look at the bigger picture and start working on your products so you can make money while you are sleeping!

Sagittarius: Aug. till end of Oct. 2005 is an excellent time for contacts who will help you achieve your goals. Use this time for communication, negotiations and signing of documents. As long as you can focus on a few projects, you will have the energy, drive, steady achievement, rewards and opportunities to realize your goals till summer of 2006! You will be very optimistic and energetic than usual till end of Oct. 2005 and can expect many opportunities for self growth and personal happiness.

Capricorn: Your rewards for the hard work of the last two years will begin from Aug. 2005. During the last two years, you had a lot of struggle and delays but you established yourself for the next seven years. Remain optimistic and focus on having some fun along the way rather than everything being like a project. Nov. 2005 till summer 2006 is the real reward period for you and will also improve your love life. Venus and Mars help your social life from Aug. till Jan. 2006!

Aquarius: You will have excellent opportunities from foreign countries, travel and the internet from Aug. till Oct. 2005. However, you are coming into a new 7-year period from Aug. 2005 also. Take any delays as a test of your organizing skills and establish your longterm goals. New responsibilities and testing in relationships may affect your spine and nervous system so pace yourself. Very energetic and inventive from July to Oct. 2005. Inspirational sadness will lead to spiritual awakening.

Pisces: You became much more responsible this year and it will all come to fruition from Nov. 2005 till summer 2006. You will be very energetic from Aug. 2005 till Jan. 2006 and will steadily achieve your goals. You will continue to re-evaluate your life this year but need to join some fun classes like Salsa which sublimate your creative side. Aug. till Jan. 2006 is excellent for energy and passion as Mars helps your career and love life.

Noted astrologer Hassan Jaffer, with over 22 years experience in astrology and palmistry, gives his unique insight into your hidden talents and your “future experiences”! Discover your ideal timing for career, love and finances with a personal appointment, personalized report or a phone consultation. Hassan’s website is and you can reach him at Astrograph Inc. 416-497-9000.

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