Today might seem a bit too busy and chaotic leaving you juggling all the things on your to-do list. It’s a true balancing act. Don’t stress it .. do your best and just do what you can.
Spirit shows me that the energy can be a bit much…. and this weekend could feel a bit out of balance. Grounding, meditation and cleansing your space will come in handy to regain your balance. Spirit also reminds us that the full moon is near so emotions and the energy will be intense. I also want to take a moment to thank everyone who voted in the Toast of Music City Awards – the results were last night!!! GREAT BIG SMILES!
Today I talk about what holds us back, what has us chained down and releasing those things that bind us and keep us from moving forward on our path. I talk about this SHIFT that we are all experiencing and what to expect. What it’s all about and how to make it through.
Here we are with another weekend gone and new week ahead of us. It will be a high energy week all week long!!! With a Blue Moon on Friday the energy and your emotions will be running AMUCK! Spirit shows us what to steer clear of, how to ease the impact and also shows us that a spiritual goal is met. All in all I believe it will be a great week!
Life is quite often complicated and hard. There are magical moments and moments of great hardship. The world will knock you down over and over again. Just make sure you keep getting back up.
Life lessons are hard, they create so much chaos in your life, you don’t know if you are coming or going and searching for that next step can feel like a huge burden. All the “what if” questions flood your mind, creating worry and fear. That’s the whole point.. Your world gets turned upside down when it’s time for big change. We are all creatures of habit to some extent. Unless someone throws the puzzle pieces up in the air, we will continue searching for the right piece to go in that empty space in front of us. Sometimes you are simply working the wrong puzzle.
Although change can throw you off balance, there is a great feeling that comes with finding your balance again. Remember as a child when you use to walk across an old fallen tree… each step taken with care, not to lose your balance…. when you would begin to teeter from one side to the other it was both frightening and exciting all at the same time and then that moment when you regained your balance…. remember that feeling? THAT was a great feeling, you felt safe, you felt okay and that moment of fear, when you nearly fell off … is gone. You still have to keep walking forward to get off that old tree. Just remember that the fall is still possible and that tree isn’t going anywhere… get back up and try it again.
“But he who dares not grasp the thorn
Should never crave the rose.”
― Anne Brontë
To accept the lighter, more beautiful side of someone .. you must also accept the thorns. It’s a package deal and one cannot live without the other. Some might call it the great balance of life.
There is just something about this photo I took this morning that I feel drawn too…. hmmmmmmmmmmmmm whatever could it be?
Maybe its the quiet of an early morning.
Maybe its the tranquility that resonates within while out in nature.
Maybe its the light.
Maybe its the reflections from within.
Maybe its the sparkle!
There is something in nature that we can all identify with. Take time in your days to sit and reflect for a while. Connect yourself with the source of Mother Nature and allow the peace to fill you. Spending time outside brings about balance, rejuvenation and peace within.
Son of Earth – It’s ok to be proud of yourself for your accomplishments … the size of the endeavor doesn’t matter. It’s time to appreciate yourself and the work you have done, the miles you have walked, the storms you have weathered, the harvests that you have gathered, and the seeds that you have planted and tended.
Six of Air – Clarity – The more you understand and know yourself … the clearer your insights. Get to know your own inner truths. When the battle inside you stops, harmony and wisdom prevail. Knowing yourself gives you inner peace, security and trust.
Five of Earth – Insecurity – Stop abusing yourself! Look at yourself with love and understanding… there is no need to be so harsh with yourself. Where does this negative thinking come from? It’s not needed in your life. Thinking poorly of yourself slows your growth and holds you in a miserable loop of negativity. Stop it! Your are worth love and kindness. Treat yourself how you treat others. Stop beating yourself up. Inject positive thinking into yourself and allow yourself some happiness…. some love and kindness. YOU ARE WORTH IT!
Ace of Air – Inspiration – Insight – Mental Clarity
The answers are clear….. follow that hunch – that inner knowing. You know what to do so why question what you already know and feel? An inner balance will help you find the trust that is needed. Practice meditations and begin following your hunches… the more you follow the more you will begin trusting yourself fully.
Nine of Fire – Inner Strength – Break Through – Growth – Courage – Resolve
You know the gifts and the strengths that exist inside you… and you must begin now to trust that they will sprout fourth when the time is right. This does not mean that your actions stop.. it means you continue your work to progress but have patience in yourself and allow the gifts to fully develop in their own time. It is hard to see our own growth.. but take a journey back and look at where you were 10 years ago, 5 years ago, 3 years ago and even just 1 year ago.. you are growing .. and you must truth that you will continue this path of growth.
Balance – Looking Within – Change – Transformation
It is easy to become overwhelmed in today’s life .. take some time to step back and reflect within. Sometimes we must withdraw to regroup and gain our balance. Let go of “doing” and just let go for a while. Listen to your inner knowing and when the time is right to begin “doing” again.. you’ll know.
Letting go is the key to wisdom… clarity is revealed when one lets go. Easier said then done… I know.. but practice makes perfect .. so pend some time teaching yourself the act of letting go.. even if for small moments at a time. You will benefit greatly from this practice, and the more you do it the more you benefit.
There’s nothing quite like clearing the air. It’s something that has been done for many thousands of years by many cultures. Herbal concoctions of preference mixed together and then set on fire and and allowed to smolder.. releasing the herbal incense into the air.
This practice is most commonly known as smudging. Any herb can be added to the mix, some use specific herbs for their healing properties and others are chosen by the scent that they release. The purpose is to cleanse. Cleanse the air, cleanse objects and tools and to cleanse the soul.
I remember when I first began smudging, thinking back…. I was doing what I had been told by the elders … just following the rules that had been taught to me. I understood the reasons for the smudge but did I feel its effects? Hmmmmmmmmmmm. I’m not quite sure I fully felt it at that time. It was more of a “well this has got to be done first .. so I’m doing it”. I had faith that it was doing what it was suppose to do and thought no further about the process.
Taking a moment to step back into my memories of previous smudge events .. I do recall feeling lifted, more at peace and more capable, if that is the right word, to carry on what I was smudging for to begin with. I also recall attempting particular purpose without smudging first and I would always stop.. grab some smudge and then carry on with my purpose. It just felt wrong to me if I did not smudge first.
I was smudging just a few minutes ago, which is what brought this blog post into light to begin with. The entire act, from gathering my herbs to lighting them on fire, watching them smolder and taking in that ever so familiar smell, made me feel lighter inside and out. It’s something that is quite hard to explain really. It’s a feeling, like I said that comes from the inside and continues to fully envelope your entire being. A balance or grounding effect takes place and… well…. you just feel more centered.
I have no idea who or where this practice truly began, but what I do know is that it will always be something I do. The feeling it brings is something I am honored to experience.
Those more severe moments of our transformation tend to throw us for a loop and can send us off balance … there is reason for this. Once we lose our balance we must work to regain that balance. We change our position, our footing… and we readjust ourselves where we stand. Once we have regained our balance, the world around us has a different look, well it doesn’t look any different really, but we see it differently. Our vision comes then from a new perspective.
Remind yourself, when going through a seemingly chaotic situation that transformation is taking place and that soon you will have a new outlook on life. It doesn’t always change drastically.. but it does change.
The time is coming.. I’m sure you’ve heard about the alignment of the planets that will be taking place this year … but have you given much thought to your own alignment?
During the next several months your life may take some unexpected turns and things may seem to be upside down or out of line for a while. Keep this thought in mind… In order for you to align something you must first take it out of the lineup to get it into its new position.
This will be taking place for most and in some unusual ways. Know that the out of line feeling is just temporary and that you will soon be back in alignment and more on path that ever before.
Imagine what happens when you rearrange your livingroom. You take everything out of it’s normal position.. try it out in a few different angles and positions until you find just the right fit…. and then everything gets it’s new home.. new space and balance is once again restored with a renewed feeling all together.
THAT is exactly whats coming.. are you ready?
Once you begin to trust in your own growth, you’ll become creative in new fulfilling ways.
Think about the leaves and blossoms inside every tree as they lay dormant through the winter… we do not see them nor does the tree but we know they are there. Spring arrives and suddenly the world turns green again with new growth abound!
Have patience and faith in your own inner strength and abilities and before you know it, you will blossom as the trees do in Spring with new growth pouring out all over the place!
Balance is the next key to your growth. A loving connection to your real being will help center you now. There will be no need to force anything into being. The flow of life itself will move you when needed and everything will turn out as it should be.
NOTE: You still must do what is needed to reach whatever goal it is you have in mind.. you must continue moving forward… you just don’t need to force things into being.
Today is a good day for me so it’s easy to say that we should take each day as it comes… look beyond the trauma, the stress, the pain and the sorrow and hold your focus on the horizon for the storms never last forever .. they move on quickly (tho it may not seem so) just like the weather.
These are easy words today … because for me at the moment anyway .. the weather is good. But, I have been through many storms and as I reflect back on those times… I have to say that it was keeping my focus on the horizon that got me through each moment of that storm.
In general I am a very positive person.. always looking at the good in everything. That character trait in me has often been the very thing that has gotten me mixed right into the middle of some really bad storms. My eyes, so focused on the positive and the good … that I completely overlooked the bad crap that was standing right in front of me.
So, in saying that … I have to say that we need to find a good balance between the two.
You can’t live your life always looking for that negative aspect of everyone and everything .. for thats all that your world will become.. one giant heap of negative CRAP! You also can’t just look at the positive in everyone and everything … because you will still find yourself deep in the crap. But it would be unexpected crap and sometimes that can tear your world farther apart than always expecting the worst.
BALANCE is the key… I’m still working on that, myself.
It’s certainly not an easy task.. and I don’t have any clever wisdom that will suddenly make it all come into play…. but what I do know is that as long as you are aware of your own view of the world (yours and the world around you) then at least you are working on it and that is the first step forward.
Remember, you can’t just stop at acknowledgement … it has to be an on going task within yourself to see the whole picture every moment of every day.
Sounds exhausting, I know!
But really what we are talking about here is being awake and aware in this moment.. and this one.. and this one … and the next ..
Many Blessings and Good Luck on Your Journeys,
We have a choice every minute of every day to embrace either side …. or……..
TO FIND THE BALANCE WITHIN.
Take a moment to think about your own inner light,
Do you nurture it?
Do you smolder it?
Do you keep that light kindled?
What do you kindle it with?
Do you feel the warmth of your own light?
Do you allow it to shine?
Do you dowse it’s flame?
How do you feed your light?
Do you feed it?
Are you afraid of it?
Are you afraid of what others will say or think when they see your light?
Do you know it’s color?
Do you feel it’s strength?
Do you know where it lives?
Just a few questions to ponder while you sleep tonight.
Don’t be afraid to shine your light on the world…. the world could use more of us shining our light instead of hiding it away.