My horoscope, 9/13/07

From Rob Brezsny's Free Will Astrology:

Aquarius, for the week of September 13, 2007

I want to call your attention to the title of a Christian-themed inspiration book by John Ortberg: If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat. You don't really need to read it, because simply meditating on the theme will yield all the insight you need. To jumpstart your intuition, I'll add a corollary: If you want to talk to a burning bush, you should initiate the conversation. Don't wait for the bush to break the ice.

I do not believe in the inevitable nature of astrology. But I think Rob Brezsny gives great advice, and he's funny. I read him almost every week. Check it out!


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Anonymous Anonymous said...


Brezsny has been my favorite for at last the past ten years!

He always takes me by surprise--in the best, most encouraging and challenging of ways.

And, yes, it doesn't matter if one believes in astrology. I just believe Brezsny is a brilliant, genuine and comically loving.


9/13/2007 4:52 PM  
Blogger Chris M. said...

The synchronicities that come through his writing are striking. For example -- you already own a book by John Ortberg! That's what stood out for me. There's always something like that in there.

-- Chris M.

9/13/2007 11:53 PM  
Blogger Robin M. said...

Hey Chris - me too!

Michael, I used to read his column in our local alternative free paper, but then they dropped him and sometime later someone told me it was online. One less reason to pick up the free but lurid paper, that's for sure.

9/14/2007 12:58 AM  
Blogger forrest said...

Hello, Robin. Since I'd had that message last Yearly Meeting re "Faith means the ability to get out of the boat & walk," when I passed through here yesterday and saw this note I said: "I've got to read that!"

I'm afraid Rob B. was right. Ortberg is a much more conventually-minded Christian than I am; I don't know what I learned except that the same message can take different forms, suitable for different recipients, and that message links us despite differences. Like a few years ago, when my Father showed me the videotape of him talking to his City Council, and both of us cussed in dismay because we were so much alike!

Anyway, thanks for book note. I'll suggest Alan Lew, _One God Clapping_, and say you do need to read more than the title, for recreation if nothing else!!!

9/16/2007 11:08 PM  
Blogger Robin M. said...

Thanks Forrest. I think Ortberg's books are written for a mass audience, not serious theologians. I recommend Ortberg's God is Closer Than You Think. Which is the one book of his that I already have. I found it in the grocery store for $4. Some of the points are not going to be surprising to a Quaker, since our whole practice is based on the experience that God is communicating with us, but it was good for me to read that in conventional Christian terms, rather than Quaker jargon.

The main thing for me about this particular reminder is that I first read this on a day when I was feeling kind of mopey. The advice that I had to get out of the boat spoke to my condition.

9/17/2007 12:40 PM  

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