Friday, January 21, 2011

Full Moon in Cancer

Full Moon in Cancer (Jan. 19th - Feb 1)

This month's Cancer Moon brings out our emotional, nurturing, responsible sides. It's a time when you balance your energy & time between nurturing yourself and assisting others, feeling responsible for both. Cancer is the quintessential  female nurturing energy like Mother Earth herself - establishing a safe haven that brings people together based on a common heart-felt goal, mission, dream or ideal.  

It also speaks to our dreams & aspirations - for individuals and the world around us - how we can contribute to make the world a better place. During this time, your heart, hearth, & home may play key roles - relating to stability, nesting and strengthening your connection to your roots - emotionally, spiritually, physically.  

As a reminder - you can assist the victims & survivors in Tucson. Either by focusing & sending your healing, heart-light energy to them or by donating funds direct. HSI website provides other examples how you can contribute your heart-felt, protective, nurturing energy.

Saturn Retrograde, Saturday, Jan 25: Conceptually, this movement speaks to - teamwork; focusing on your core work, duties & life before adding new responsibilities; and taking inventory of your talents, gifts & gains before moving forward toward long-term success

May the Universe provide you many blessings this month.
--Robin Amanda
Psychic, Clairvoyant, Certified Reiki Master/Teacher, Elemental Energy Healer
(928) 451-5107

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Journey into Tucson Tragedy

I'm in Tucson, AZ helping with the Tucson Tragedy effort. This city mourns. Walking the sidewalks of Tucson and speaking with locals, it's obvious they are all walking wounded. Attended memorials where folks simply don't know how to react, what to say to each other.

Self-conscious while grieving takes 3x energy. Saturday's massacre is a raw, traumatic event they can't see past. They don't have to. Adding the element of press cameras, 24/7 television/newspaper/internet coverage, interviews, etc. doesn't help matters, however necessary it may be. (Donate or Sign/Send your Tucson Tragedy Tribute).

Homicide Survivors Inc., Tucson non-profit group of 3 employees assisting with this tragedy and other Tucson homicides, has over 900 Tucson homicide case files. At least 40% of them remain unsolved. Pima County Sheriff Dupnic should move faster on those cases. HSI works direct with Pima County Victim Services. They pick up the slack where the County cannot tread (court advocacy, matching needs to services, counseling, follow-up, etc.). Please click here to find out more about HSI & donate DIRECT to the survivors & victims of the Tucson Tragedy.

Tucson's crime rate is high - illegal immigration, drugs, violence, etc. For a small town, crime appears disproportionate. UMC, the Medical Center where Giffords & 4 other victims remain to recover, receives countless emergencies involving Border Patrol or illegal immigrants. Speaking with one UMC security guard, he said most of the patients are illegal immigrants or BP agents injured on the job. 

Talked with a few locals who've expressed their grief. They're unable to concentrate at their job, lack energy, focus, wish they could help but don't know how or have the time. Grief affects us all differently. The shock of this incident multiplies the effects, which will wear off in time. Plenty of time for these citizens to give back and take back their town. They're already doing it - up to 7 events scheduled over next 2 days for locals to participate & share their grief (details here). One of the best ways to process grief is by talking about the event or feelings, expressing it. Kudos to Tucsonans for standing strong together & doing that. Express your feelings or condolences to the Tucsonans here.

I'm here for several reasons. Bringing the healing energies of Sedona to this town mainly - helping crime victims & first-responders, the locals. Feel strongly connected to the victims & survivors of this tragedy. I've walked in their shoes. Gabrielle Giffords' husband shares same name as my murdered brother - Mark Kelley. The Houston-Tucson connection is strong here - her husband Mark Kelly is an astronaut who commutes from Houston's NASA to Tucson. Since arriving in Tucson, many other symbols of solidarity exist as well. Yesterday, I saw Houston newsreporter Tom Koch at Gabby's makeshift memorial. See several cars with Texas plates. 

As a former Homicide survivor advocate through Houston's Victim Assistance Centre, I'm experienced in assisting and familiar with these victims' & survivors' long ensuing battle to come - with grief, daily life, justice system, etc. After the FBI & press pull out of town, the commotion has died off, these families will really need help. Grief is a process - taking years or decades. There's no time limit. Your donation of money or positive energy, gift of prayer will go a long way.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Arizona Tragedy

If you've watched the news, you know about the horrible tragedy in Tucson yesterday. Click here for the latest details.

This was a senseless act of violence committed by a very unstable individual. Until we get more facts about this incident, that's all we really know. Over the last 24 hours, I've heard & seen the press make baseless assumptions. Several media claimed US AZ Rep Giffords was fatally shot within minutes of the incident. They were wrong.

As the day progressed, political blame grew - via Social Media & mainstream media. The political Left blaming the political Right for this tragedy. Most statements from the political Right were somber, grief-stricken and rational. "We have to hold people responsible for the actions they take," stated AZ State Rep Carl Seele. Jumping to judgments & assumptions without facts gets us nowhere fast. It creates more anger, conflict in a country already divided. And it stymies our ability to process what happened.

The families of the victims are suffering devastating loss since yesterday. As a surviving family member of double-homicide (1988), I feel their pain, remember the grief, and recall the lessons. Those lessons took a while to understand. My family's tragedy involved politics (Early Release of Parolees, Criminal's prior minor offenses escalating to Capital Murder), the justice system (Death Penalty leading to execution), emotional, mental & spiritual depths.

Anger is part of the grief process. Whether we're aware of it or not, we're all grieving this horrible tragedy. I know. I've been there. And I've watched others in their individual grief too. We're all different, we all react differently. But we're all united that this AZ tragedy has affected us - no matter what state we live in, what side of the political or metaphysical aisle we hang our hat on.

Six people were tragically killed yesterday, one victim was 9 yrs old. Several people critically injured and fighting for their lives right now, including Giffords. Creating more anger & divisiveness will not help them.

From my personal experience which closely resembles these Tucson families', I ask everyone to please consider the victims, the families and their losses. Respect them. If you feel the need to place judgment, in order to make sense of this senseless tragedy, place judgment on the assailant - the perpetrator - not the system, not politics, not your neighbor, not your country.