Weekly Guidance: August 21st, 2017: Learn to embody higher energies

Learn to embody higher energies.

 

Happy Eclipse and New Moon!! 

The Moon card came forward this week to remind us to go inward.  Solar eclipses happen during New Moons, and new moons are all about release and integration of shadow. And it's new moon in Leo. So we're going to get bold, bold enough to confront our past and move through it. Bold enough to let go of things we never thought we would be to release because they formed such a strong lesson point in our lives. But even good lessons sometimes need to be let go, so that we can begin taking in new lessons and deeper lessons.

As we roll into Tuesday (some parts of the world will still be in Eclipse energy) we'll have a master day after our revelations. While master days are typically days where we are being asked to stand for ourselves and our work, we're still in Mercury retrograde. So this might be an excellent day to try something new or trying things in a new ways. It might well very be a day when you can let go some bad past experiences and try something that felt like "failure"  or "hurt" before with new eyes and heart.

The Messenger Oracle card, "Respect your Boundaries" and the Enchanted Map deck "Come together", show that while things might be lifting, we still need to make sure we are leaving ourselves the time and space to finish the inner shifts we have begun. That might include some extra alone time, daily practice "work", and making appointments with uplifting friends and peers for some planning and dreaming time. We are still in an energy of being able to experiment with different changes, but as Saturn goes direct over the weekend we'll come a point where we'll be able to make more solid choices. And once we are really able to get some momentum going, we can be more ready for meeting the world as it is again.

Vesta rounds the reading for the week. The message "Your household situation is improving, either through a move or a healthy change in the occupants." isn't entirely literal. While relationships, authority, and trust might have brought some issues to the home-front, this season hasn't had the "homey" energy that we had in June and at the beginning of the year. But the message is certainly poignant, in that life in general is going to improve and flow easier, as the week goes on, as we begin to integrate and get real with all the changes and shifts this eclipse has brought for you. 

Remember to take some time for embracing the sacredness of your life and this time of year!

 

And here's part 2

 

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Vesta: Your household situation is improving either through a move or a healthy change in the occupants.

Coming Together

The Moon

Respect your Boundaries

Thought of the week

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What does this mean for the intuitive biz Goddess?

This week should be geared toward things like:

  • Building some new or improved action plans with your clients.
  • Refreshing your marketing plans and opportunities to "get out there in the spotlight".
  • New product ideas or ways to serve your following might hit you out of the blue.
  • Since we're not out of Merc Retro yet, we still have two weeks to go, this is the time to make sure your clients are being realistic about their new plans, ideas, and changes. It's at time to help your clients research and experiment with trying new things out. Don't commit to action plans and huge investments of time and money now unless flexibility is part of the desire for the project or idea. If something more stable is desired, wait until after Merc goes direct in early September to solidify plans.

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Introduction to shifting hard emotions: Emotional Mastery series

There are so many ideas and myths out there about what emotional mastery looks and feels like, that I wanted to take the time to set some things straight. I'm starting with a little of my story. As we go through this series, we'll take a look at why emotional master is so important, what it really means, and how to begin working with your emotions on a whole new level.

 

In the space of one year my life had almost completely fallen to pieces. I’m not even exaggerating. I spent months on end on the point of breaking. My family was no longer what I thought it was. Forced lifestyle changes killed the business I had had. Court hearings, lawyers, money flying out the door. Then we lost our primary source of income.  I spent months in deep resentment, anger, gnashing my teeth at the world and the various sources of of my angst. I thought I had lost everything, basically, and I didn’t know who I was anymore. Very little got better on it's own with time.

There is a point where I realized all my internal feelings didn’t mean squat. Feeling all those feels so deeply every single time they came up didn’t change anything, or if it did change something, it didn’t change for the better. Acting from that pain place never got me the results I wanted or expected. But I still didn’t know how to heal from it, how to let go, how to find comfort and peace within myself from all that had gone askew. All I really knew was that staying in that active grieving/anger stage was going to kill me and everything I loved right along with it.

 

I realized that if I had any chance of creating a life I really wanted to stand up for at some point in the future, then I had to start getting a grip. I knew there was no way to simply stop feeling. The more I was able to simply sit still my pain feelings, the more guidance I heard about that feeling. But now I had two conflicting voices in my head. One voice for all the world sounded like “realistic”, if not pessimistic.The other voice sounded like “hope”. I so wanted to resist hope, I didn’t want to set myself for more pain. But I did tell hope, “Maybe. Probably not today, or even this week. But there will be movement on this at some point.”

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Even fear and heavy emotions are sources of guidance and strength.

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That "maybe: changed everything. The change wasn’t instant. It wasn’t all healing. But in retrospect, I see is that I was opening the door to deeper guidance. That sense of hope, it wasn’t just another opinion in my mind. It was Divine guidance, an intuitive hit, a precognition of how a potential could play out. I had resisted because I didn’t recognize it as Truth. I thought it was wishful thinking, based on my desire to have everything feel resolved and harmonious again. But it was long-term plan guidance, maybe not today. Things were heading in that direction, maybe not tomorrow, but I have to prepare myself to meet this potential.

 

I also resisted. I thought accepting the situation as it was, would mean that I accepted an outcome I didn't or wouldn't like. I now see perfectly how that was fear talking smack. That knowledge helps me to see how fear might be talking smack in my present. This isn’t about ignoring your feelings or burying them. It’s about being present with them and knowing that you still need to make choices. It’s about being able to say, “if my anger isn’t getting this situation better, what will? And what do I need in order move through this shit, cuz I want to be flowing, not stuck?”

myths about emotional mastery

Being sensitive doesn’t mean we are meant to suffer. Our emotions aren’t meant to weigh us down or rule our lives. They are sacred. They are guidance. But they aren’t the part of you that has to make the powerful, life-changing decisions you need to make in order to rise and grow.

 

It’s time to learn how to fierce and sensitive, true to your feelings, yet ready to create change.

 

As we continue in this series on Emotional mastery, we'll take a deeper look at how our deep feelings are actually the source of strength and personal magick in this life.

Weekly Guidance: June 5th, 2017: Personal power only exists in the present moment.

Personal power only exists in the present moment.

We are gearing up for another energy reset on Thursday, when the moon goes full and Jupiter goes direct. Over the weekend things will lighten up, but on the 16th Neptune is going to go retro and bring with karmic lessons.  We should be looking to use the next 9 days to create as much forward movement as we can. It's not that work will necessarily stop when Neptune turns, but whatever karmic fears and baggage we bring into that period could be intensified both during and then right after the retrograde. 

As the Summer warms up and we head toward that full moon on Thursday, Brigit reminds us to hold our ground. But as usual, the Universe wants us to try to do this without having to resort to anger and tantrums. This is more about holding our power and personal responsibility (Kind of Pents) in alignment with a deeper understanding of our awareness of circumstances (Wizard of Awareness). In order for to float kind of smoothly through the Neptune retro, we have have to get our shit in alignment these next 9 days. Feeding our internal insecurities and fears (know your fears) isn't going to help us the rest of the month if we don't hold our ground now. 

The key is in being proactive about things we would rather avoid or procrastinate on. This week we need use the good energies that are and will flowing to tie up loose ends, take care of details, and bust through some of the thing you've been putting off. It's a week to nine days of strategic action. Set your boundaries, don't sweat the small stuff, and say what you mean to say. If fears come up, plan around them, don't simply ignore them or let them take full control of your actions.

The biggest point behind personal development and evolution is not to never have bad days again, but rather to come a point of integration with our fears and our ability to plan and move forward. It's the integration of the primal mind with the rational mind. Our fears are every bit as sacred as our logic and rationale, but when we use our fear to inform our process, proactively, we begin to transcend and transmute our old lives.  We've got nine days to bust up some of the patterns and fears we have still been holding onto. The energy of this will week will bring our personal empowerment home to live within us. 

Any flights of fancy or escapism during these nine days could be an influence of Neptune as it's preparing to turn, so always come back to the question "What can I do about that right now?" to help ground you into the present moment.

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Brigit- Don't back down

Know your fears

King of Pentacles

Wizard of Awareness

Thought of the week

Personal power only exists in the present moment.

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What does this mean for your biz?

This week should be geared toward things like:

  • Batching out your content, emails, blog posts, social media posts, etc...
  • Settling any unresolved issues, taxes, missed payments, any sort of conflict or unknown status.
  • Trouble shooting.
  • Listening to soul for any guidance on your biz alignment. With this being a micro-full moon the internal voice could still feel amplified, like it has through the super new moons. 

 

As we look toward what clients might need more focus on, you might find they need help around:

  • A gentle push to face their problems head on.
  • Figuring out how to stand in their power in the face of family or work family pressures.
  • How to stay moving and proactive when things get rocky and stormy.

 

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Weekly Guidance: March 6, 2017: Act from the energy of what you love

weekly guidance for biz goddesses: march 6th 2107: act from the energy of what you love

I have a feeling this going to be a week where walking your talk is paramount to staying in sync with the energy coming through. Between a Grand Cross on Wed followed by a master 22 day, we’re looking at a week where our sense of personal integrity has some important messages for you. No don’t confuse seriousness with being responsible. You can have fun and be loving and being responsible. I’ve told all my kids this one piece of advice, 90% of being responsible is being responsive. Meaning it’s about answering the questions that are being asked to best of your ability and not over-promising.

We already have such big heart, compassion, sense of responsibility, and sense of integrity that we need to really sit with the realization this week, that not everyone is geared toward holding those higher vibes on the physical plane. What we have, our mojo, even if we drive ourselves nuts with it, really is a gift, our super secret power. It’s from this level that the world needs what we have to give. It’s not about over-giving, getting that one last certification, or trying to fit ourselves into the “professional” box. It’s about being to true to who we are, what we are experiencing and feeling, and letting our gifts model healthy ways of being for others…even if that means ranting a little in your social media posts to get other’s attention. Even the positivity mask is still a mask!!

Remember to stay true with what is actually jiving for this week, not ONLY the good feelings, but also what is giving you an energetic or love ROI (return on investment). If you’re not feeling the ROI, then there are some tweaks that need to make to what you are doing. Up love vibe and act from that place!

 

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Are you doing the heart work? -Soul practices that matter series

Are you doing the heart work?

 

Heart work is one of the most crucial pieces of self work any empath or intuitive can add to their practices. But it’s often the case that we use meditation and practices to band aid our emotions without really every working with them. My work is focused on the benefits of working with emotions and emotional patterns so that we can release them, not avoid them, but truly heal them. My professional work is informed by my personal practices, so don’t believe for an instant that I am talking out my ass in some academic way or that I am trying to be holier than thou. Heart work needs to be talked about more. I met a woman at a psychic circle recently who was just beginning to open up. We had been paired up, and my message for her was to release what was holding her back. As we talked, she mentioned how emotional she kept getting when she thought about her awakening. I had to tell her is was a natural thing, that our body knows how to process and cleanse. I still feel a little taken back that people still need to be told it’s okay to feel and feel deeply. Feeling deeply is a spiritual gift!!!

Just about everyday I have to do some kind of heart work. I do have one specific thing I do all the time, because each day it seems like my heart is in a slightly different place. From what I hear from others who do consciousness practices, this is a common theme. The one consistent thing that happens is that I have to sit and really ask myself where I am things, life, my work, my plans, my relationships. This asking is what informs me what meditations, clearings, shifts that I need for the day. Of course, there are days when I spend most of the afternoon shifting to high vibe, working and re-working tender feelings. The process I use is deceptively simple.

Emotions are a form of guidance we get from our physical bodies about how centered we are or aren’t. Specifically, learning to identify what we are feeling, will guide us to know what kind of self love we need to work with in the present moment, to bring raise our vibe and bring us to center.

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Emotions are not there to hold us back or to hurt us. So often when we realize we are feeling down or upset, we allow our survival instinct (monkey mind, inner critic, it has many names) to go into full blown investigative mode. This voice within us, has the job of figuring out why we are in pain and what might be causing it. But survival instinct goes a little overboard when it comes to emotions, because usually there is no physical wound, no way to know if a pattern or situation is really over or not. This makes survival instinct a poor judge of emotional pain. It simply doesn’t really understand what the feeling is about. The feelings are there to guide us back to center.

In a typical day,

  1. I will begin by taking stock of where my energy is. Am I full of energy? Feeling depleted? Feeling scattered?
  2. If I’m not full of energy, I go a little deeper. Perhaps I realize my heart is feeling a little tender around myself worth. Maybe I’m feeling resistance to putting my work on the net that day because I’m not sure I’m actually reaching people. Perhaps I’m still feeling some emotional ripples from something my husband said the night before when he was talking about money. When I find the root of the feelings, I get a sense of “ah-ha”, or even “okay, I see. I got this now.”
  3. I then release what I need to release. If something someone said or projected made some emotional ripples in my world, I have to deal with my ripples. The other person probably didn’t even know I was getting emotional ripples, they were probably just talking something out or venting. So I spend time reassuring myself that I have money in the bank and that I have every opportunity and potential to attract money to me in this day. I get really deep into my knowing and sense that even if I cannot see all the ripples I create in others and out in to the world (from the love I put out), that in the world of energy we live, it cannot be otherwise. I get deeper into my knowing that as long as I stay open to the moment, to meeting the universe, willing to be an equal receiver and broadcaster, that the universe will have my back…it’s the law of attraction. Any other thoughts are just fear worrying over getting the results my fear mind wants. I love them, and tell them “it’s okay, that’s not whats really happening here. If we want a life of love and abundance, we have try higher vibe ways of being.”
  4. After grounding in what I know to be true, and letting soul inform me of anything I might have temporarily forgotten, I fill up on love. I ask for very specific things. If I am doubting my self worth, perhaps I might ask to be shown how I can help or have helped just one single person. If I am feeling very caught up in my feelings still, I ask to be given the opportunity to share, in a real way, what my feels feel like. Sharing usually helps relieve the feelings and can help other release similar feelings.
  5. Most days I will find something to relish in, to celebrate, to embrace with intent. Even if that thing is simply that I have to chance once more to make an impact in someone’s life. There are days when the only thing I can relish in is that I get to watch silly comedies to laugh with. And that’s okay. It’s being true to my experience.

 

Doing heart work isn’t about faking it. Doing heart work is about knowing where you are, and giving yourself the love that you need! Sometimes that love looks like: boldness, relief, activated, vulnerable, conviction, freedom…it can take many forms. Honor that and you honor your most Divine Self!

It doesn’t always work on the first shot. There are certain ripples that take a few days to work with, some months and years. But the more I do it, the more I find I understand myself better. I also find that Soul’s messages get clearer. As work to clear out my heart from tenderness, confusion, stress, and so forth, I am creating more space in my daily experience for a more solid connection with soul to form. As I go through this short little exercise my relationship to emotion changes as well. I am caught up in it less, as I can recognize what is happening faster than I had before. The quicker I can become aware of my emotional ripples, generally speaking, the less I really have to suffer because of them.

 

Heart work Affirmation:

Honoring my emotional experiences, honors my Divine Self!

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13 Signs of being Centered

13 signs of being centered

In my  line of work I talk about lot about “the basics” of empathic and intuitive mastery, like grounding, getting centered, and how to thrive without shields. It’s mostly because the deeper I go into these foundations, the more realize that they haven’t bee explained or talked about nearly enough to for us to really “get it”. So many people say the same things over and over about these practices without getting down to what is actually working or how they work it. The more awakened and souled I become, the more these foundational skills just keep giving. I started this series on centering at the beginning of the month to really explore what my soul knows and feels about this one practice. If you are starting with post, you can look at the others here and here!

Here’s some of the ideas we’ve already covered, so everyone can be on the same page!

  • Centering is not quieting your mind, letting the light, grounding into Earth, or collecting your thoughts or energy.
  • Centering is allowing soul back into the physical, creating a safe space and environment in the the physical for Soul to come home to.
  • Nothing is required beyond creating the time and space to make internal peace and quiet that makes body irresistible to soul.
  • The big reason we are uncentered usually revolves around not feeling safe enough, stable enough, worthy enough to accept our own Divinity. We have created separation between soul and physical reality…at least in our minds.

 

The practice of centering is coming back to the recognition that we are meant to carry the power and wisdom of soul and source connection into our physical reality. We are meant to have that power, sacredness, insight, and level of perception. That power only exists in the moment, and we can tap into it more fully when we are clear. So learning to hear wisdom vs. ego in the moment is a huge part of the process.  That difference was the topic of last week’s blog article, which you can find here! The whole idea  can be summed up like this:

If some thoughts and feelings make you feel bad, afraid, ashamed, worried, then it’s NOT Divine Wisdom and Love.

To be centered is to be open and in moment with Divine Love.

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When I first centered fully with Soul, mind, and body in alignment, true, deep alignment, I instantly saw what I  had been doing to myself. I saw how I held myself back, going in silly circles of thought, and that thought had nothing to do with the outside world. It was all internal. And I also saw how wisdom had been guiding me my entire life. I saw the pattern clearly, of how at each little junction point I heard clearly what the answer was. I understood that all those times I chose to feed fear instead of listening deeper I had only been holding myself back. And I saw in all that I was loved and cherished, not because I finally got it right, but because I kept trying, seeking, asking for wisdom. In the past, it had only been my awareness and expectation of what guidance was that kept me from fully recognizing it.

What we usually associate with centering are actually the steps we can take in order to get centered. Quieting the mind does help in the process of inviting soul in because soul likes peace. When we are peaceful within ourselves we can align more quickly. Gathering our thoughts or energy can help for the same reasons, as most of thought is not truly ours. Learning to practice gathering true self, what YOU actually think and feel, can also help toward centering. Meditating can help do those things we just talked about, and so also can be be a good gateway to getting centered. But none of these things in and of themselves are actually centering.

Let’s get back to the practical though, being centered feels like:

  1. I feel powerfully aligned with the tasks I need to do to fulfill my life purpose.
  2. Heart feel open, full of love, even when thinking of a challenge.
  3. I feel empowered and ready, yet fully relaxed, breathing calmly from my belly.
  4. Able to hold or work with more energy than “normal”.
  5. The perfect solution seems possible.
  6. Able to provide self-love and assurance to shift from negative, ego-thinking and limitations.
  7. Easier to consider pushing my boundaries of my comfort zone.
  8. Open sense, no spiraling or cyclical thought, sense of expansion.
  9. Seeing, knowing, sensing the perfectness of the moment or even next step.
  10. Easily able to see the difference between ego thinking and true wisdom.
  11. Able to give self permission to “feel good” even if tired, sore, ill, feeling a little down, dealing with a bout of negativity.
  12. My core has been activated and my actions and love clearly create ripples out into time/space
  13. Sensing my own energy and aura breathing and moving around me.

 

The 13 signs of being centered

Centering isn’t about make one shift a day or every so often.  Nor is it about hitting each of the 13 points that I experience, all the time or building up to that over time. Centering is a practice of continually coming back to our truest self over and over with each breath and moment. It is the practice that give us the time and space to release all that holds us back from being co-creators, strong and Divine in our own light.  Part of the mastery of this process should be about naming and recognizing how you know you are actually centered in Divine Source and Soul level being.

To help get you started, here are some actions that can help you consistently create that time and space:

  • Making time to be creative, allowing our flows to guide mind and body to create something new and beyond us.
  • Ritual work, so that soul, mind, and body can work in alignment.
  • Dreaming and Daydreaming, allowing soul and wisdom play in potentials.
  • Meditation to quiet the mind and create the peace that Soul adores and wants to fill.
  • Sex or orgasims to fill ourselves with higher vibes and love to attract soul in deeper
  • Actively giving self love to fill ourselves with higher vibes and love to attract soul in deeper
  • Gardening or doing the dishes because these can be meditations to quiet the mind too.
  • Spiritual or self work to see ego’s thinking more clearly
  • Taking a bath or shower because that can be a good time to get really present and release thought.

But the number one thing you need in order to really “get” centered and centering is the willingness to come into the space where you can have the unconditional love that you need, that you have always craved.  That willingness is the key, no matter what physical actions you might be doing.

In the comments below, I hope you will take the chance to explore what might be keeping you from intentionally centering into the state of unconditional love!!

 

How to Recognize when you’re uncentered

How to recognize you are uncentered

 

Last week, when I began this series on centering, we took a brief look at what centering is. I posted a list “symptoms”to help you identify when you aren’t centered, hoping to give you a broad stroke idea of what centering isn’t. But centering is tricky. There are times when we”think” we can be fairly on target, but aren’t or have missed the central point. Additionally, there are times when we are centered in how we feel, like say when we believe we are angry for all the right reasons, yet the solution seems elusive or is something we don’t think we can accepts. This week I would like to take a little bit of a deeper dive into learning to become conscious of when we lose our center.

 

To date, the biggest centering lesson I have learned was to distinguish between my small physical world mind (ego) and my higher mind (Soul and Source). This first hand knowledge is what guides me back to center over and over again. Before my latest big shift in awakening, I thought I correctly perceived that all the thoughts that went though my mind were my own and were, at least, part of who I was. My thoughts were the result of my experiences and were hard won over life’s challenges and growth spurts. I believed that the things spoken in anger had more truth to them than things said in love. And in that, I even believed myself to be centered. Possessing at a fairly steady emotional keel. I worked to keep that.

As I began to untangle what was higher mind and what wasn’t, my beliefs radically changed. In just a post, such as this, it’s hard to say what will drive this point home for you, gorgeous Soul.  For it me took first fully (at least it felt that way at the time) coming to center to begin understanding the HUGE difference. Today I sit back and wonder how I could have ever believed that the Divine would want to punish me, shame me, kick me when I’m down, as I had done to myself when I thought every thought I had was some sort of Truth. The first time I understood that my guide, the angels, the Divine could not be harsher judges of myself, than myself, I wept for all the pain I had heaped upon my being. My own ideas (ego) of how broken I was kept me from Oneness with Divine and Creation.

 

symptoms of being uncentered

 

All those little thoughts that occurred were ego’s way of wrapping me so tightly in a cocoon of “safety” that couldn’t let the truly good stuff in, the unconditional love. In that cocoon, though, I never felt safe. No matter how many precautions I took, how well I planned to overcome my worry or anxiety. Fear begets fear, it doesn’t solve fear. No matter how well we think we are doing, if we are coming from a place of fear or avoidance of pain, we are not in center with our Divine Soul.

Our center, the seat of Soul, is a place of absolute love. Judgment does not exists there.

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Thoughts, the daily emotions, worries, anxieties, through time and/or circumstance pass or recede. It’s hard to hitch your wagon, plan your life, or make good choices from such a random place. Soul is constant, ever-present, and always observing things behind the scenes of the thoughts and emotions that run through us. Coming to center is learning to identify “self” as that ever-present observer. The whisper or nudge behind that daily drama. That is your truest self, and the true center of your being.

The voice of Soul will never call you fat, a loser, ugly, worthless, a screw up, broken…whatever nasty ass thing ego can come up with. The voice of Soul will show you how to give yourself the love that you need, so that you can more fully come to center.

 

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Our center, the seat of Soul, is a place of absolute love. Judgment does not exists there.

 

What, my dearest Souls, are you willing to stop believing about yourself, so that you can come more fully to center??? Let me know in the comments!

Weekly Guidance: July 18th: Tap into your Destiny

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Destiny is a crazy thing. As humans living in this complex world, we tend to seeking outwardly from us. We look for what direction to move in, what new things to try out, ever seeking what resonates with us. But here’s the kicker. Your destiny is never something “out there” waiting to found and discovered. Your destiny are the very things you dream about, what you crave. It’s always been within you.

Coming into one’s destiny isn’t really about the outward journey, like going back to school, moving, changing your job. Some of things might happen anyway, but living your destiny is about realizing that which has always been part of you. We were all born with very specific dreams and tendencies. No one else has our dream, not exactly. Sure there might be similarities, dream or destiny archetypes, if you will. But the path to bringing those dreams out from within us can never be repeated by another.

Destiny isn’t about who we will be at some point in the future either. It’s about the potential that exists within us in this present moment. Destiny is about accepting that part of us and figuring out how to embrace it, RIGHT NOW. No future destiny can exist without our acceptance of that seed within us in the present.

What is it that is coming forward right now? What have you been putting off, saying “someday I’ll….”? What is that you might be feeling, after all the huge energy shifts of June, it’s getting to the point of do or die??

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What can I do with this destiny now?

Use the energy and vision you see for yourself, ask how you can begin mirroring or embodying that energy or vision.

Start making decisions and choices, as if you are already at that stage you see in your dreams or visions.

But the best tip I have, is to keep asking, “What do I need to understand in order to embrace this?”

So, my lovelies, leave that cocoon behind and start spreading your wings!!

Don’t forget to claim the energy and vision you are embracing this week, in the comments below!! Set that intention free, shout it out to the world!!!

What is Centering?

what is centering

Drum roll please…this month is all about centering.

I like doing these blog series because it allows me to take a deep dive into a subject. In that deep dive I can provide more than just simple instruction that may or may not make sense. For me what is usually most important is not what goes on the surface. It is the inner state that needs to be worked on and with for the surface to reflection to become more clear or more understandable. I also love taking deep dives into the foundational practices behind living a spiritual life. Without a deeper understand of what is going on behind the scenes we run into the problem of simply going through the motions.

That being said, centering is a heck of a lot more than simply gathering your thoughts or coming to a zen point of releasing thought. It’s even more than gathering your energy around you. I haven’t met a Llewellyn book yet that adequately covers the practice of centering. It’s not simply a meditation or even mental concept to ruminate about. It is an active practice. It is also a practice that one practices many times though out the day. Centering is often talked about in terms of the side effects or the first steps to getting there.

  • Quieting the mind and recognizing ego stories
  • Feeling safe and comfortable
  • Releasing blocks and pain

But those things aren’t the whole of centering.

Centering is allowing Soul back into body, to be in holistically in alignment, so that our natural power, Wisdom, Love, and Presence can flow freely.

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Being centered is our natural state of being. It it how we were born into this world, and it has bee only through learning to fear that we have left behind that which is truly authentic about us. So many of us have the tendency to want to hold soul separate from body. I’ll talk more about this in a future post. But for now I will simply state that Soul needs to be in body (even if its a bit of a contradiction to the literal mind). And that that there is no separation in our Divinity between Soul and Body. They are one in the same, parts of a higher being. Centering happens when we accept and recognize our Divine spark-self, and begin letting that drive the bus.

While is our most natural state of being, we are taught that spiritual people do not feel anger and no not feel depressed or lonely or jealous. And because we feel these things, instead of recognizing the common experience of pain, we think there is something wrong with us. Because of ego, fear, we begin to believe that our feelings and innate worth is definitely less than Divine. No matter how lost or broken we might feel, (or ego causes us to feel) there is never a separation of Soul and Body, self and the innate Divinity we were all born with. There cannot be. If it feels like Soul is far from body, please recognize that this is an illusion that is not true on any level.

Since I have digressed into the esoteric a bit, let’s back to the practical side of centering. I often find it’s easier to go about understanding things of spiritual nature by first looking at what I know feels wrong or what makes my body/mind feel worse.

Symptoms of being Uncentered:

  • Stress and overwhelm
  • Worry
  • Panic
  • Manic planning
  • Indecision
  • Loosing time or time speeding up
  • Cyclical patterns of sadness, disconnection, or a sense of loss or loneliness
  • Stuck in “trying to figure something out”
  • Caught in the blame game, pity me, or self-sabotage
  • loss of motivation, procrastination

 

aligned soul is fuel

 

When Soul is embodied, all these little ego traps don’t work to stop us or get us hung up because Soul is literally the juice that moves us to Wiser and Clearer thinking. When we get Soul in alignment with the rest of us, it is the fuel for genius, creativity, inspiration, and motivation. When our full self is in alignment, we are act from our inner guidance system. That inner guidance system can only be fully activated when Soul in the house, so to speak. The guidance is always present, but it is our in-soul-ment that seems like it’s running off and on again. The one thing I had to experience to believe was that the connection to Soul and Divine is always present, I just had to meet it in the present. I realize I had to be consistent, not the other way around.

 

 

 

This is just the beginning of understanding the practice of Centering, and I hope you will stay tuned for the rest of the series! Don’t forget you can sign up for my newsletter to get my newest posts delivered to your inbox, plus you’ll get the Sensitive’s Essential Thriving Kit free!




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The secret relationship between emotional pain and intuition

The secret relationship between pain and intuition

This article, about the relationship between pain and intuition, is part of a series about the main 4 block to intuition and also the Emotional Mastery Series. I took two weeks off during the writing of this series (1st article and 2nd article of the Intuition block series), as I had gone through my own bout of pain, struggle, and anxiety. I bless that period of time now, as it really brought home the point of this series in such a profound way that I feel like a clear, laser-focused, on the deepest truth of this life experience.

Let me start off by saying that I am only speaking of emotional pain. I am not speaking of physical pain from injury, disease, or disorder, I am not doctor in any way, and can only speak from my experiences and insights received as an intuitive. That all being said, what I learned during my break was that pain is the experience we have, and we all share it, that something has been taken away from us or the fear that we will somehow lose something. It is the knee jerk survival mechanism that warns us that way in some way be diminished by an encounter, argument, or situation, perhaps even diminished to the point of injury or death.

While emotional pain is a natural reaction, it is not natural for us to hold on that pain. That holding on to pain puts stress on the body that can ultimately weaken and damage the body. The stress of carrying our pain certainly will begin to effect our daily lives, sleep and eating patterns, and we will continue to decline and feel worse.

Pain, or fear of emotional pain, is the root cause of our emotions and behaviors. Yet it is not the pain, in and of itself, that causes the most disruption and damage in our lives. The point of pain is to lead us back to oneness. Like it’s sibling fear, pain shows us where we need love and more healing. It is ego’s response to pain that is the most disruptive to our lives and healing.

Ego is a natural structure, or maybe function, in our minds and consciousness. It allows us to safely experience and learn about the world around us. When we experience things, even pain, ego seeks to explain the reason we feel it and helps us to figure out if something is harmful or helpful. Being that ego only really deals with physical world issues, it only is half the equation, as we are not only physical beings. So as long we resist coming into our natural intuitive state, embracing and coming into alignment with our multi-dimensional soul, we are only getting about half the story about any experience we have, whether it pain, fear, happiness, or joy. While feelings states like happiness and joy are closer to the vibration and state of intuitive soul connection, even they aren’t fully an expression of soul centeredness. We can feel joy and happiness for all the wrong reasons.

force shame out of hiding, giving our pain the light

The longer we stay entrenched in the day to day living beyond this physical plane, the easier it becomes to accept pain and fear as our very real, very deeply reality. The deeper and more frequently we experience this reality the crazier ego becomes in attempting to figure out the pain and solve it. Of course, when firmly entrenched in the physical world view, we all see how it can make sense. Yet ego’s explanations will never fully account or be able to fully heal our pain because it is just one part of us. And because ego is in overdrive trying to resolve our pain, ego also fails to point out that we aren’t the only one’s in pain. The experience of ego and pain, left unchecked by soul and the intuition state, makes it hard to see that our pain isn’t as personal to us as we would believe.

If fact, in those moments of unchecked fear and pain, we seem to all believe that our pain is so real and painful that no one else could possible understand or have experienced this level of darkness and hurt. We fall under the illusion that we are so deeply flawed and lacking we cannot or should not be part of the world around us, or that there are parts of us that should never see the light of day again…or the light of Divine Love. We create our shadow sides, because we have believed the stories ego has fed us, that our pain makes us ugly and unacceptable…some how different.

But the opposite is more true. We are one in our experience of pain. It is through the realization of Oneness that we experience the healing of our pain. Brene Brown’s work on vulnerability beautifully explains that when we can embrace our pain and begin to become vulnerable, to share our pain experience, that we become healed. From an energy level, it makes complete sense, that being vulnerable and sharing would lead us to our healing and Oneness. When we believe ego, it tells us we are alone, flawed, broken, should not show our pain, we close ourselves off. We try to close off the energy of that wound, sometimes we create divisions within ourselves to keep that wound hidden in shadow. But when we share things, our energy opens back up again and the potential for light and love to reach our deep inner pain is possible again.

Our deeply held wounds and emotional pain, are those places within ourselves that we (or ego) has deemed fit to never see the light, when it is the light (our soul, intuition state, the open flow between us and the world around us) that is the cure to our pain. By denying our soul selves and Divine Love, we only keep ourselves in pain.

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