Last night I, along with many others from my community, went to the local DMV office to vote. While there, a very interesting dynamic was playing out. There was a daughter that had just turned 18 four days earlier and her mother. The mother had already done the mail in ballot and was there in support of her child. Once the child was called up to the electronic booth the mom went with her. The people working at the polls told the mom…
Have you ever noticed that as the moons waxes and wanes so does the energy within you? If you work at a hospital or in a healing profession you might notice a shift when the moon is full. What some call grandmother moon, regulates the rhythm of the tides in our oceans, do you think there might be a lunar effect within our mostly fluid bodies?
I'm aware that for myself there are definite shifts that happens and cycles I tend to go through. Of course there are many things that contribute to this - there is the moon, the cycles of the seasons, and the cycles of my menstruation, and on a grander scale the cycle of my life. In what ways do you notice the cycles and seasons of your life? Are you in flow with them or do you resist.... and therefore the things you aren't so fond of persist?
We have a new moon cycle upon us. This is a great time to go within and spend some time reflecting. What's working for you in your life? What would you like to shift? Are there some things you are ready to bring to closure so the next cycle can begin? The new moon teaches us that within the darkness we can go within to search and seek space. From the space of our heart, or our gut brain we may be drawn to what we need or what we want in our lives. The answers may come when we are still and listen. And from there we can set our intention for the next 28 day cycle of the moon to create shift and change in our own life just as the moon shifts and changes.
When we fully delve into this process of listening to what we want/need we are using our intuition and flexing our intuitive connection. Intuition is a deeply profound and powerful feminine force that we all carry inside us. In connecting to our feminine energy we are able to connect with all that is. We are able to see the big picture. We are able to create. We are able to come into balance.
Perhaps it would be helpful for you to spend some time with yourself during this next new moon. To listen to the different messages calling to you from within. To come into balance with the source of your feminine energy and power and to do it within the magical grace of the lunar cycle.
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"Together we rise together we fall" is a common saying that most of us have heard. I challenge you to explore if this is actually true? Is it that together we are rising or together we are falling? In my experience this is not true. There are a few people that are falling, that are bringing more terror, and fear, and a sense of lack and not enough-ness and they are driving that energy into our culture. What about the rest of us?
One of the things I was taught to do when growing up was to compare myself to others. Whether it was the typical thing at the dinner table to eat and appreciate food because not everyone had enough or whether it was within the family dynamic in which I was the only girl and so the comparison was between males and females (and appropriate behavior).
I think that most of us were taught to compare…..
We are all told stories.
We are told stories about who we are. We are told stories about the ways of the world. We are told stories of who we can be when we grow up. We are told the stories through the media of the state of the world and our country. Stories. Constantly told stories.
How do we know if they are true?
We do everything because of how we feel. When I say everything, I literally mean E V E R Y T H I N G. Although most of us are actually super disconnected to how we feel. In fact, we have been taught since a very early age that feeling is not a safe thing to do. This comes in the the form of phrases such as
How much of your life have you spent comparing yourself to others? Your family, your looks, your intelligence, etc. However much time that has been, it is too much. We do not need to compete with others so much, we need to start to collaborate. Why? So we all can have a place in this world, live out our purpose in this world, and be filled by the collective energy of community.
When we believe there is not enough
May this inspire & encourage you today. This is for you. Maybe you say this to yourself.... from yourself. Perhaps a way to let there be the light ignited within you. Maybe this is a way for you to meditate. Repeat after me.
Have you ever had a moment when suddenly everything felt effortless? Full contentment, enjoyment, child like awe and wonderment? That's what I'm talking about when I say your world stands still - times slows, and all is magical - if only for a moment. Do you remember the last time your world stood still? When I am in moments like this my eyes become glittery (teary) and I feel overwhelmed with purity, joy, happiness, bliss. This feeling comes over my body that is feels airy, satisfyingly still and empty with tiny bubbles of joy floating around. Have you felt this before? Would you like more moments like that in your life?
Some clues to know if this is happening in your system would be thinks like digestive issues, sleep disturbance, difficulty concentrating, being defensive, or feeling anxious. Have you noticed that our bodies and our minds are not actually separate? Perhaps you were concerned about something at work and it effected your sleep? Or maybe when you've struggled with a relationship you also have struggled staying on task and focused throughout your day?
Whether we remember in our minds or not, the body knows. The body holds our traumas and fears. These can show up by someone not feeling their body at all or by feeling it all of the time and further down the road it leads to serious illnesses/diseases.
The secret to healing is
A big question I have is this - Why are we so stingy with love? There are so many sayings everywhere that talk about great gifts like hope, and laughter, and that the greatest is love - is love the greatest because it is the most difficult for us or because it can truly save and heal us on the deepest most intimate level?
In a relationship we must be able to mutually effect each other [super scary because you might get HURT.... you also could be deeply fulfilled] -
I was recently reading when I came across a quote that struck me. This is what it said, "It is very important to transcend the places that hold us...." I stopped. Just like that, I stopped reading and I began to think to myself, what has been holding me? The answer - many things and the bottom line was myself.
Here are some of the tools I use
As we begin this week with our clocks set back an hour we might have a shift happening internally. Perhaps we are going to choose to get out of bed when the sun rises and begin a morning workout routine, maybe we will go to sleep earlier each evening because it's been dark longer outside and it's beginning to get cold. Perhaps we want to eat warm soothing foods and stay inside more often? As we are in fall we are in transition. There is always some sort of transitioning happening, today we can talk about our "ode to fall."
Fall has a lot to teach us about transition and impermanence.
So, my question began as what's with all the guns and shootings... and I ended up diving in on a deeper level.
This is a bit of a continuation of my last post, The Struggle is Real. What I have for you today is a little poem that I put together about the beauty of the breakdown, of being ripped open and raw, and slowly beginning to put yourself back together ... so you can be a stronger and more inspiring you.