The first Saturn Return of Eckhart Tolle

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Eckhart Tolle is one of the most famous spiritualists in the world today. His book, The Power Of Now helped propel him to fame. Published in 1999, but by 2000, the book was a force to be reckoned with. Over the next decade and a half, the book has now become one of the most popular spiritual books of the new millennium.

Eckhart knows a lot about intuition and ‘stillness’, for he felt there was a second book ready to be born from him. Ready to be written. And finally, in 2005 A New Earth was published. Again, another hit. The man is widely praised, of course, with also many critics and naysayers watching his every move too.

But, how did Eckhart come to this place of success, and more importantly, happiness? His childhood was emotionally unstable, for his situation with his parents didn’t help his mental state. As he grew, he perhaps unconsciously slipped into situational bouts of depression, and anxiety.

He ended up being well educated as he grew up. But his bouts of depression, and anxiety continued despite his academic success. Eckhart admitted to even keeping up with his studies, not out of inspiration, but out of fear.

Then came Eckhart’s spiritual awakening experience. He was 29 years old and saw a splitting of his thoughts, and his ‘real self’. Perhaps Buddhists would call this a spiritual awakening, or enlightenment. After 29 years of struggling with his depression, and his mental stresses, this ‘breaking’ of his mental process from his ‘being’, he had found a profound peace that he had never felt in his 29 years of life.

This breakthrough was an extreme example that the Saturn Return can turn one person’s life upside down. Because thanks to this ‘awakening’ that Eckhart had, he later on went on to write ‘The Power of Now’ and ‘A New Earth.’

For Saturn brings a rich harvest for those who live and walk their integrity. Sometimes after years of bitter tears and suffering.

Eckhart’s situational anxiety and depression had taught Eckhart enough. He no longer needed his anxiety and depression as his teacher. Eckhart teaches that some people need their suffering in order to learn. My guess is sometimes this suffering can last lifetimes.

This is part one of my Eckhart Tolle’s Saturn Return series. The Second one will come soon.

The 12th house of healing

The 12th house can be a wonderful place. It is a place for healing and it is also a place for escape. It is a place to escape from the public eye and the noise of the world. It is a perfect place for anyone who has been hurt or hit with trauma. The 12th house rules hospitals, prisons, a mother’s womb, being close to God, water, big animals, forgiveness, and more.

It is too ethereal and elusive for this very violent and angry world. It is a place where one is one with the universe, or God. Some find the idea of the 12th house something to be feared or even eerie, yet I find a place of peaceful solitude.

One idea that scares people about the 12th house is that it is also the house of past life karmas. It is a place where many of our seeds/karma from past lives come back to haunt us. This is true, but what is also true is that there is good, or even great karma here also. Just think of the 12th house like the ocean. You cannot force your will against the waves, but you can learn to roll with the punches. This house is a place to be feared for control freaks and people who need to know everything.

An antidote for the anxieties towards this house isĀ for the guest to surrender. Complete and utter surrender. It is because this house is so close to God, that we realize that we have limited control and knowledge about the universe. It is not the kind of surrender where you accept losing a war, or accept getting physically beaten up. It is the kind of surrender where you have done all you could in your power as a human being, and now you give it up to the universe, or God, for this higher power to take care of. It doesn’t mean let go of the steering wheel when you’re driving.

The 12th house also is related to mental hospitals. But mental hospitals, hospitals, and prisons, are places where people can learn to heal, rebuild, and get ready for the new beginning that begins in the 1st house.

It is a place for literal ghosts and spirits. They rest and someĀ utter the pain they had during their earthly life, or incarnation. Be careful of the fog that exists in this house, but you’ll just have to trust that you’ll get help and get a clear path! Just sit back and let the pure waters of the 12th house soothe you, and heal you. What a peaceful place the 12th house can be.