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Healing and Balancing Ritual for Fall Equinox.

Happy Fall Equinox and Full moon. It’s a dandy isn’t it??

The energies are shifting after a busy, active, action based summer and our feminine souls are craving soul food, we are ravenous for soul nourishment. I personally am at a place of starvation in the soul department… hungry for a shift into softness, gentleness and ease.

Our feminine natures are howling at us to return to the darkness and caves of our inner selves. Our Wild feminine souls are waiting for us at the inner fire of sacred stillness, silence and retreat. Magic dust is in the fire waiting for us to simply sit and inhale the wonder and depths of the inner soils of oneself.

I have been so busy and active that I have lost my balance. I feel stressed, anxious and overwhelmed. And yet The Equinox calls for balance between light and dark… day and night, the physical and the spiritual.

I need more soul time, more stillness, more space for deep inner reflection and soulful contemplation.

The reality is I need to create space and sacred moments in my day for this to occur. Even if it’s ten minutes or two, the point is nourishment.

It is a time of making an offering to our souls by doing what nurtures the Inner Self. This is a Sacred Act, a Sacred offering to the Divine within ourselves.

So on this lovely Equinox begin the soul offering with some sacred time and space. Light some candles and listen to a mediation, journal, contemplate, converse with your soul and at the sacred fire within. Begin to nurture the inner self with some sort of ritual that is nurturing to thy self. Perhaps it’s a bath or a cool brisk walk in the fall foliage.

Take some deep breaths and find yourself at a fire in a dark cave with your feminine wild soul right beside you. Notice what she looks like and how hungry she appears. Offer her some food and sustenance. Giver her some water, wrap her in a blanket and tend to that inner self. Simply offer your presence and see if you can gently shape shift into her, become that inner self. Feel the aliveness and energy. Ask yourself what you need for nourishment and aliveness? Perhaps you will notice that you are doing an action or an image appears in the fire or perhaps there is simply an inner knowing. When you feel ready shift back in that outer consciousness beside your soul. Lay down a red blanket and some rocks at the fire where you sat as a sacred offering. Let your soul know you shall return with an embrace. Before you go you give her a gift, an offering, what do you notice it is. Feel how full it makes her feel. Say your goodbyes and leave the cave back into the present time.

Journal your findings if you wish. Feel the feeling of fullness spread and expand in your body, all the way into you fingertips and heart.

Have a cup of tea, light some candles and enjoy the rest of this sacred night .

Aho! And so it is ūüôā

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Happy Equinox

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June full moon Energy & Soul Connecting Rituals.

This full moon the energy feels alive, electric, vibrational and active. It feels like a very masculine energy, a time when we are extremely busy… the pulse, the beat, the tempo is very fast paced and quick. There’s a lot of energy output going on as we work on manifestation, creating, doing and growing during this time and season.

And yet the words “feminine root” ( from the book Wild Feminine) is circling my busy aura, as though the energy is calling for my attention like a screaming bird in the sky.

I know I need to balance the busy masculine energy with tender, juicy, slower paced , alive, wild feminine connection. It’s tenderness and savouring of the radiant colours and experiences of summer life. My schedule feels so busy yet the need to pause and find stillness even for ten minutes feels necessary as though I need it to keep breathing.

This moon and Mars retrograde asks us to evaluate our schedules and energies. Are we balancing the feminine and masculine or at least honouring both aspects of our souls even though we may be lingering in the masculine elements at this energetic time. Are we still paying homage to the feminine ?

We need to root into our feminine natures when they are calling us home. It’s in this root that we are refuelled and filled with life force energy. It’s where our aliveness is tasted and swallowed so our connection to our own feminine wild soul is felt and experienced. It’s a place of conversing with Spirit, our guides, our ancestors and even the moon and stars so the magic and purpose of life is restored and refocused. It’s a slight, calm magical pulse of aliveness. A beautiful calm and alive contradiction.

So on this full moon the Grandmothers ask us to harness our energies that are grand and wide like a roaring fire and find the calm centre epicentre of the burning. Be the wood logs, be the air in the fire, or the blue in the flames and find the calm in the busy, dancing roar.

Read a book, journal, sit by a fire, do a feminine yoga like Yin or Restorative yoga and balance the energies. Take a Sacred pause. Stillness and contemplation are being called of us right now in brief moments amid the flaming busy energy of our lives.

Here are some journal questions for self reflection and connection during this lovely full moon. Sit by fire or light a candle. Brew some tea or summer juice and light an incense or two. Breath in the radiant full moon aliveness. Inhale the moon beams and let its magic and sparkle radiate in your cells.

1). What are you most happy and grateful for in your life right now.

2) put in a timer for five minutes and don’t lift your pen until the timer goes off. Just write what comes…. “I would love…”.

3) Imagine Grandmother Moon to become some sort of being… a person, animal, plant or element and invite her sit with you by the moon lit waters edge in your minds eye. Notice the gentle warm breeze and the burning fire. Lay a blanket for her and ask her a question, challenge or struggle you’d like guidance on. Give her an offering such as food or a gift like a necklace or bracelet. Perhaps it’s a stone. What does grandmother moon look like in form ? Just sit with this lovely energy and let her presence calm you. Let her answer you and give you guidance to your question. When you receive her words tell her thank you and ask if you can meet again. Imagine her returning to the moon on a moon beam when you are done and gently return to the present. Journal about your experiences.

Happy full moon friends xo Crystal

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An Energy Practise & Ritual for the December Full Moon.

Happy full moon friends. The energy may feel intense as we have a super moon meaning the moon will be bigger and brighter in the sky as it’s closer to the earth. It’s also when mercury goes retrograde. So lots of energy swirls and swoons moving us all around.

This full moon feels like a time of reflection and reconsiderations. It’s a time of laying out all the cards in our life and evaluating them. Take a look what do you see? For many of us we have tried to force or figure things out of how they are going to be but the Universe has instead thrown us some curve balls and removed the paths we thought we might take. It’s easy to feel defeated or uncertain but the Universe is asking us to trust that something greater is in the works. Something greater is in the matrix of manifestation if we can keep our energies open and trusting.

This is what retrogrades are all about… time to reflect and re-evaluate. It’s also a time to explore our need for renewal and refresh our energies. Just take a step back and observe while allowing the energies to tweak and peak as they need.

It’s tough to be patient and persevere but that is what this full moon is asking of us. We may need to take a new path and let something go even though this feels fearful and uncertain. It’s like we have a choice to go back to the old familiar way or risk to trust that there is a new form, a new way, a new balance emerging even though we can’t quite see the edges of it yet. It’s there …we can feel it… just dream it, sense it and call it in. Let it tickle your nose and call you into its energy.

Full Moon Energy Practise.

All we need to do this month is sit and breathe. It’s a time of practising trust and patience and envisioning ourselves feeling great and happy. Expect the best! Expect and believe that it will all work out . Make it an inner knowing… a softness inside. Feel the energy of it working out. Close your eyes and see yourself feeling your best. Feel it in your body where do you feel that ? What do you feel? Just sit in this energy throughout the month and allow the universal energies to untangle what is into what it is meant and needs to be. Take care of yourself this month. Spend time reflecting, breathing, listening. Get a massage or two, light some candles, make a fire, have some hot cocoa or tea. Let the Universe and Creation that lives all around you swaddle you like a warm fuzzy blanket and feel caressed and soothed while the energies work themselves out for your very best to emerge.

And so it is friends.

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A Healing December Full Moon Ritual

The last full moon of the year, and a supermoon ta boot! ¬†Yup the moon is closest to the earth, intensifying it’s effects on our emotional bodies. ¬†…yeehaw and oh boy! I don’t know about you but I have been may moon2spewing emotion out of nowhere…tears fall out suddenly and surprisingly as a pour a cup of tea or as I drive down the snowy road, they just abruptly float down my cheeks. ¬†I feel raw and vulnerable, stripped down to my bones. ¬†The Universe at large is asking us to surrender our defenses, no more fearful living and just to trust at the door of lingering change ahead. ¬†I don’t know what is around the road but there’s something and all we can do is walk the path of the unknown one step, or pearl strand at a time until we can see it and know what it is.

This is a big moon…a real big cleansing, a pull from the moon for you to release all the armor that blocks you from receiving love and abundance. All the fear padding you wear will be played with, toyed with, shaken loose for you to look. ¬†And you feel naked, raw, emotional, and down right scared. ¬†I feel a duty to tell you that you must feel what is there if you’d like it to transform. ¬†Just sit with it in the moment it arises and see it through, so you can release it. ¬†This is no easy feat, we are usually used to squirming our way out the emotions or distract ourselves into numbness.

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Now is time to allow what the moon is calling out of us to emote and simply see it through. ¬†Do so on this Full Moon…emote with me, with the Sacred Feminine and Grandmother Moon and feel the divinity and healing in this sacred act. ¬†What are you afraid of? What is coming up? ¬†Are you angry? Annoyed? Sad? Why? Write it out…literally¬†list it all on a page. ¬†I’m mad at….I’m annoyed that…I’m scared of….

Get that stuff out and have a pity party on the page. ¬†Allow yourself to open to what is there so you can release it. ¬†Release it by burning it. ¬†How can you let go and surrender into love and what is? ¬†Now list the the qualities you need at this time…and imagine those qualities as symbols. ¬†Go on…stretch your imagination and just allow what comes. ¬†For me I need trust and faith and I when I think or an image or symbol that represents that I imagine Grandmother Moon beaming her loving hands down to my heart and inserting crystals all over my body. ¬†They radiate peace and trust, they make me feel secure and calm. ¬†I breathe in the feeling of that feeling and keep imaging the crystal powers spreading throughout my entire being. ¬†Imagine your symbols entering your body and spreading out so that all the cells of you can feel what its’ like to have what you need to carry onward down the road of life.

All the old wounds have been summoned, even when you thought you have worked it out, the last seeping fluid of it floating around in your body will be called out so you can start 2017 a new, cleared, focused…ready for what lies ahead. ¬†And here’s the kicker, it still isn’t clear what is around the bend of 2017. ¬†It is new, it is different, it is a change but we still can’t put our finger on what the heck that is how it will translate for us in our lives.

For me I just found out my husband will be working out of town for chunks at a time starting in January and oh boy has this stirred up some deep emotion in me. ¬†When I had my first baby, my first husband bailed and I was left to my defenses and a baby. ¬†I lost everything, the house, the dogs, my job, my peace, my security, my trust in others. ¬†I fought and fought and I survived. I survived by padding up, by not needing anybody, living totally on my own, independent, and stopped reaching for help…I stopped trusting in people for fear of getting hurt. ¬†I didn’t lean on anybody but myself, that felt safest. ¬†I closed my heart.

Seven years later (and my second baby with my amazing new husband), I’ve opened my heart again. ¬†I can trust again because of the good man in my life, who is consistent, who shows up, who honors his word time and time again. ¬†I have felt safe and secure enough over and over to allow myself to be more dependent on him…or at least more interdependent. ¬†I still struggle to ask for help but I’m getting there and I express my needs more (sometimes lol) rather than struggle along “independently” doing everything myself. ¬†And now he’s leaving (but he’s not, he’s just going on periodic work trips) but my body is registering his leaving as abandonment. ¬†My fear has skyrocketed out of my bones and the memories of being a single mom, alone, nobody to depend on, nobody to protect me, a loss of safety and security are erupting out of my cellular memory. ¬†Maybe I haven’t fully processed it all (even though a few years of counselling you think I would) but there’s a pocket I missed or didn’t find until now…or maybe, just maybe I’m going at the unknown heart not padded and full of feeling.

My mind is swirling with anxious, fearful worries…”What if I find myself in that position again, what if life falls apart again? ¬†What if life throws a giant curve ball and I’m left to my own devices again…now with two kids? ¬†What if I die, what if he dies…blah blah blah.” ¬†My head spins in irrational fears and my blood pumps what feels like firecrackers throughout my anxious body.

The truth is I need my husband and I’ve never let myself trust to this capacity before. ¬†I’ve never let my shield down this much because I’ve never experienced this kind of love and trust. ¬†And sometimes I don’t know what to do with that, I don’t know how to live with that vulnerability. ¬†The slightest risk to my well-being or security and I immediately want to put the armor back on and back way up from the closeness I feel for this wonderful man. ¬†I get terrorized, aka – traumatized by the memories and emotions from the most painful period of my life and I want to only count on myself. ¬†That means I shrivel up and retreat…sawing off my connections. ¬†Not good, not good.

This is what this moon is pulling from our veins,this yuck, this old painful icky goo… ¬†But we must feel the shit, the pus, the bruises, the memories of the sharp cuts and let it seep out, so we can go in the New Year with love, with trust.

decembermoonWe are being called into our vulnerability on this last Full Moon of 2016 because it has been one heck of a ride of healing this year so why not end it with a full moon bang! ūüėČ

Here are some beautiful words that found their way to me that really rang the bell of my soul for this full moon. (From writer Beth Berry). I invite you sit with your vulnerability and see what happens. ¬†What does it feel when you welcome it’s presence? ¬†What would it feel like to allow it to embodies within you?

“I now see that by holding so tightly to a more masculine understanding of strength, I was actually repressing and resisting a new strength trying to be born in me: the more feminine strength of vulnerability.

It is vulnerable to ask for help. It is vulnerable to admit that you don‚Äôt know what to do. It is vulnerable to depend on others physically, financially, and emotionally. It is vulnerable to gaze into the eyes of your newborn baby and realize that she is completely dependent on you for her wellbeing. It is vulnerable to imagine evolving into something unknown (and culturally dishonored). It is vulnerable to lose yourself to love. It is vulnerable to trust your instincts. It is vulnerable to claim strength and beauty in ways that aren‚Äôt culturally condoned.” ¬†(source: ¬†http://revolutionfromhome.com/2016/08/we-arent-meant-to-bounce-back-after-babies/)

Vulnerability is the opposite of what we learned. ¬†Vulnerability is a brand new bathing suit that requires giant pools of trust and love and faith…like bad-ass faith— in the Divine, and in the good and heart of another. ¬†For me putting my heart on the chopping block again, risking it…and trusting that I will be loved, that men don’t leave or choose themselves over their families all the time. ¬†It’s trusting in a foundation of connection that has never been experienced before and believing that the wires of union as so intertwined you are safe. ¬†Vulnerability is like putting on an ugly sweater but knowing only certain few can see it’s beauty and wearing anyway because that’s how you are choosing to role…heart open, ready to be present and feeling, and trusting and risking in the face of uncertainty or possible rejection. ¬†It’s stepping forward into the unknown knees shaking but trusting and knowing you will be lead to where you need to go one step at a time, that you’ll be safe, you have strength, even if it’s a windy path. ¬†Vulnerability is choosing to throw the worry out the window and allow what comes to come when it does and enjoy the moment of what is in the now. ¬†Embrace the unknown like it were a special place to be.

 

I pulled a card for this Full Moon knowing I’d get the Hanged Man card, and sure enough…he showed. ¬†I just knew it. ¬†So I leave with the wisdom of the Hanged Man or the Sacrifice card in the Psychic Tarot deck.

“…This card represents self-sacrifice and a time when you should look around your life to see what needs to be released. ¬†By surrendering and letting go, there will be more room to receive…the rewards for this are transformation, wisdom, gratitude, and enlightenment. ¬†This card signifies that there is a situation happening (or about to occur) in your life, and you can’t control the outcome. ¬†This would be a good time to pause, rest, have patience, reflect and meditate…The Sacrifice Card (or Hanged Man) can also symbolize a period of transition and change. ¬†The solutions you seek may be slow in coming , for it could be necessary to live the answers. ¬†Accept the things that you can’t control, heal and leave the past behind, move toward your future, and watch for new doors opening and paths that are being shown to you.”

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Super Moon Ritual – Connecting with the Great Mother and Finding Purpose.

great mother 2Oh yes, here we are at the Supermoon. ¬†This moon is the closest to the Earth as it has been in over 60 years!! ¬†It’s huge and bright and colorful….and well…magical! ūüôā

This month has sure been interesting hasn’t it?! ¬†Lots of change, lots of shock, lots of summoning of the unhealed emotions and evoking of our power. ¬†I started the month with this sudden anxiety, heaviness and couldn’t breathe feeling. ¬†Then it switched to sadness, an uneasiness and even anger post election (even though I’m not American nor do I live in America). ¬†My husband was surprised at my reaction but as a woman, something was called forth. ¬†I couldn’t believe that somebody who embodied such disrespect of women, of minorities, of the disabled was elected as a president. ¬†I felt a deep despair for a day and then the inner fires started to burn like they’ve never burned before.

We have more work to do here sisters. ¬†The Great Mother has stirred the pot of bravery, of fiereceness, of change within us all. ¬†It is time for great healing and it has been brought forth, the mirror has shone in our faces. ¬†In the end, perhaps this was the best thing that could have happened for it has ignited a passion and power in many women across the globe. ¬†We are being called to be louder, bolder, stronger and more vocal for ourselves and for those who need support and advocacy. ¬†We are being called to embody and bring forth the Great Mother energies into the world like never before. ¬†It’s kind of exciting…you can feel a change occurring within many already…there’s a stirring strength in the air. ¬†Can you feel it??

This Taurus Full Moon feels like a salute from the Great Mother herself.  Grandmother moon shines bright on our fiery, feminine souls and asks us to unleash our wild, passionate selves into our lives and thus into the world at large.  We do so my seeing why we are here.  What is our purpose and how do we bring it forth?  We can finally see, the moon is so bright it is shining it upon us.

Supermoon Ritual.- Connecting with The Great Mother and Finding Purpose

On this Full Moon, find a cozy, quiet place to light a candle or two.  Ignite some incents or sage breathe it in allowing your body to settle and relax.  See those glowing moon beams shooting through your body and calming you further and further with every breath.  Breathe them in and allow yourself to sink deep into yourself.  Walking down a flight of inner stairs into your deepest depths.  Imagine the Great Mother hugging you, nurturing you, filling you up with love and care with Her presence and energy.   See Her, what does she look like?  What is she wearing?  What does she feel like, sound like?  What colors does she wear?  What unique features does she have?  Feel her energy, what does it feel like?

She whispers something to you in your ear. ¬†She’s asking if you can remember your purpose, your soul call, your stripe on the Earth. ¬†As she whispers to you, you allow yourself to see an image emerge. ¬†Go with what comes.

Draw it or describe it.

Become that image and journal/finish these sentences.  Talk as the image.

I feel….

The adjective that best describes me is….

I wish….

I must….

I need….

I will…..

 

Enjoy this glorious Supermoon friends! ¬†Even if you just absorb the energy of the moon beams or feel the embrace of Grandmother Moon. ¬†And so it is…our soul journeys are being called forth like never before.

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Aries Full Moon Ritual.

fullmoonoctWell isn’t this an intense filled, possible life changing, soul directing Full Moon?! ¬†It’s been an intense week for me, I’ve dropped to my knees a few times feeling overwhelmed, tired, lost, even confused. ¬†My howling soul is desperately trying to guide me through these feelings and my job is to sit with them. It’s friggen’ tough to sit in overwhelm or the sense of uncertainty. ¬†It feels like the floor is gone and a tornado is destroying my insides. ¬†But I breathe through it and try and tell the feelings I see them, I hear them, I honor them and plop myself beside them.

This is an Aries Full Moon,  Aries is the first sign of the zodiac.  Aries is leader of the pack attitude, a go-getter, action oriented people.  They are independent and like to take orders from themselves, not other people.

This Full Moon energy is fueling our souls need to lead us. ¬†It is howling and ferociously scratching upon us from the inside. ¬†If you’ve been teary, overwhelmed, lost, unsure but yet feel something deep stirring on the inside, this moon has shot its’ moon beams your way. ¬†Try and embrace this, see these struggles as sign posts to dig inwards and find what is lurking at your depths. ¬†What wants to emerge? ¬†What part of you is calling for release into your life? ¬†See your wild soul there and have a conversation with Your Divine Essence. ¬†What is your wild asking of you? ¬†How is She trying to direct you forward to your soul path and soul sustenance?

I pulled a Tarot card for this Full Moon in Aries and got the New Beginnings Major Arcana card.  It traditional decks it is the Fool card.  So fitting.  This is exactly what this moon is igniting in our own soul.

“This card represents that a great new adventure is awaiting you. ¬†It usually shows up when there’s a significant inner change happening within you…Life is constantly trying to nudge and move you forward…During this time don’t be alarmed if you feel lost or even confused. ¬†Most people are afraid of change and play it safe by staying where they are. ¬†Know that through inner guidance, wisdom and a belief in yourself-and by tapping into those tools-you’ll be propelled forward on a positive, life changing path.” ¬†(Adapted from the Psychic Tarot)

This is exactly how I feel unsure of where I’m headed but feel a great need for change, something is brewing, something is stirring. ¬†I’ve been researching farm houses, coffee shops, Etsy stores. ¬†I’m being guided somewhere new but I’m not fully sure where or what that is. ¬†I’m seeing glimpses and allowing the Universal energies to simply lead me, I’m asking to be shown…and sometimes sitting in stagnation helps rattle the energies because we can’t tolerate the stale so we look for what is trying to be shaken loose within us.

Full Moon Ritual

Light some candles, spark up the incense and close your eyes, take some deep, calming breaths. ¬†Return to your calm, soul nourishing place inside. ¬†Maybe it’s a sunset beach or a snow covered mountain. Just let yourself sit there and be there for awhile. ¬†Inhale in the wise and inspiring energies. ¬†Wherever you are allow in image of the new adventure that is calling your energy and wants to take shape come forward. ¬†Allow it to come alive in the soil, or water, or trees, or mountains, or fire…where-ever you are use what is around you for the image to emerge. ¬†See it, maybe there are many facets of it, or just pieces of it, allow what comes, don’t make sense of it, just receive the image or images.¬†Draw or color the image, even a small doodle helps in your journal. ¬†Now let’s ask it some questions.

What is the first step I need to take and focus on right now?

What do you need to tell me?  What can I do to help you manifest in my life?

Where can I find you?

How do I keep stepping towards you?

And so it is my friends.  Happy New Beginnings with this Full Moon!  Yahoooooooooooooooooo.  How exciting if you let it.

 

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Full Moon & Solstice Ritual. Calling in your Power.

Hoooowweeee!!!! A full moon and the summer solstice.  The sun and the moon are shining
their brightest together, simultaneously…illuminating our guts, glory and wounds.

If there were ever a time to break free from the old patterns, the past, to get off the hamster june full moon solstice2wheel…this is it. ¬†Grandmother Moon and Father Sun are elixing and stewing change
in their celestial cauldron.

Things heighten, explode, come to a peak at this illuminating juncture. ¬†It is intense and I say…allow it. ¬†Allow the intensity, the heavy, the hurt in and see it, reveal it, speak of it. Throw it on the table and fucking own it so it’s noose will fall off your neck.

We are being called into our own inner authority, our own power, our own , “no you won’t do that to me anymore” strength. ¬† It’s like our voices are cracking open and some of it will be in loud shrieking anger then hollowing sobs for we have kept these wounded vaults closed for years and years. ¬†Today, tonight, on this magical union and celebration of Sun and Moon, the healing emerges, the shackles are unlocked, the freedom, the new path, the new way is set in motion. ¬†And it can get messy, symbolically bloody.

And how freaking lovely is that in the grand scheme of things! So celebrate the messy, the ugly, the bleeding wounds revealed tonight as we yank off the old band-aids and let the wound heal naturally by revealing it so it can breathe.  So we can see it and tend to it and allow a natural healing process to occur. No more covering up, no more hiding it, no more pretending we are fine.

We step into our own inner authority and confidently approach what is, even if it is full of smelly shit, painful, bloody, tears, or pussy scabs.  We let go of the victim, the silence and harness our own inner King, warrior, Emperor and own it all, the good, the bad, the ugly.  We face it and we deal.

FULL MOON/SOLSTICE RITUAL:

As always, spend some time in stillness and reflection. Revel in the light of that bright full
june full moonsolstice moon (which will come late on the longest day of the year ) and inhale the magic in the air.  Maybe today or tonight calls for an intense conversation or act of power of some sort.  Maybe it calls for finding a stone or symbol that represents your inner authority and strong, masculine energy.

Close your eyes, see yourself in a calm, safe, soothing place.  Breathe it in, feel the temperature there, see the colors, hear the sounds, feel the sensations.  When you are ready ask for a symbol or image to emerge that represents your own inner strength, personal power and authority.  Talk to it. Ask it questions as though it were an alive person and just go with what comes.  How is this symbol a representation of your strength?(ask it).  What would it like to tell you?  What would you like to tell it?  Bring the symbol into your body and let it spread like a warm honey oozing to every cell of your body until you really feel that sense of strength and power in you now. You are emperor of your your inner power.

 

And so it is friends.  Hang in there, celebrate the messy and allow the healing light to illuminate you off the old, dark trail.

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May Full Moon- Express Your Wild.

mayfullmoonHappy Full Moon!!! ūüôā

Wow, this is an interesting full moon.  The energies are buzzing, new patterns forming.  After the last moon cycle (and collapsing, ending/ crisis of last moon) we are in a time of rebuild, renewal, re-structuring.  We have started new patterns, new cycles, new ways of approaching life.  And we are being rewarded.

This moon feels joyous, a time of celebration. ¬†A time of fun. ¬†In Canada, it’s May long weekend and it’s actually hot and sunny. ¬†It almost always rains May long weekend but this year is different, this moon is different. ¬†The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, the people are buzzing with excitement.

I pulled a card from the Native Spirit Oracle cards and it is Song of the Wild card.  How fitting.

New horizons await you! ¬†You’re ready to savor the wonders of the world. ¬†Take some risks. ¬†Answer the call of the wild. ¬†Step out of your comfort zone. ¬†Live passionately. ¬†Take steps in the direction of freedom. ¬†Expand beyond your limitations and boundaries. ¬†Maybe its time to take a journey or do something new and exciting.

Your Native Spirit Wants You to Know: ¬†You are entering a period of expansion and going beyond self-imposed limitations. ¬†Even if you feel hesitant, this is a time to try something new and do things in a different way. ¬†You might even visit far-off lands or wild natural places. ¬†Adventure often entails risk, but without it, life can become lackluster and stagnant. ¬†There’s a vast new, and wondrous vista just around the corner, but you’ll never see it if you don’t venture out.

It feels like a victory moon, a bright light shining on us for choosing another path, for rebuilding rather than staying stuck in the rubble of the past. ¬†It’s time for change and growth and you have earned the right to celebrate your courage, your commitment, your steps forward into the new. It takes guts to let the old go, to face the inner stuff so you can and to walk a new tight rope into a brand new way of life.

So do something fun and wild.  Something that feeds your freedom and wild soul.  Dress up today/tonight. Wear a bright lipstick, a bold dress, a funky hat.  Do your make-up differently, wear bold jewelry.  Be out in the wild, in nature, around fire and friends.  Celebrate your wild soul by expressing it.

Happy Full Moon friends, enjoy this fun one, it is well deserved ūüôā

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How to embrace the Ch…Ch…Change on this Full Moon.

goddess of change2We are upon a full moon tomorrow….

Can you feel the call for change? Is it time to make an important choice and jump off that cliff into something new? ¬†Can you dare and trust yourself and the Universe to give you wings and support you? ¬†Can you trust it shall always work out…there are no wrong roads, just longer ones ūüôā

It’s hard to let go of the safe and familiar isn’t it? We feel like we are in a safe cocoon, albeit, an entrapment of sameness and eventually stuckness. We like the security, the consistency, the know what to expect kinda of life.

But deep down our wild, magic souls calls to us for more, tugs us towards a golden unveiling of something new, something more expansive, something more invigorating on the soul level. ¬†The soul craves change, craves expansion, excitement and aliveness. ¬†This is the “joie de vivre ” in soul life.

My sister recently had to make a decision to make a change or stay in the same place she was in. ¬†She wasn’t happy in the same but making the change required that she cut the safety net off the old, to really say good-bye to it. ¬†She was torn as to what to do because her fear got a hold of her and zoomed her focus on what would happen if it didn’t work out. ¬†She went right to the worse case scenario. ¬†We’ve learned that pattern her and I but I encouraged her to approach with trust and faith in the Divine. ¬†She would not have been gifted this opportunity if it wasn’t meant for her. ¬†She would learn something brand new either way and this was about a positive change that yes, could be challenging but far more fulfilling. I encouraged her to take the road that had rainbows and golden sparkles on it.

I mean, what is the purpose of life really…to live on the safe, accomplished, titled, road or to take chances, follow your heart, have soul lifting experiences? ¬†For me its’ the latter, for me it’s a life well lived, sucked dry of everything juicy it had to offer, not just checking off the “success boxes”. ¬†We can all be “accomplished” or have the picture perfect life and job and still feel empty. ¬†Is that the goal- external success? ¬†That is fine and dandy but it need to be coupled with some magical experiences and feelings, and internal aliveness. ¬† Life is not meant to be safe and mundane…we need to live, explore, expand, and stretch ourselves into new territories and see what is there. ¬†What the heck excites your bones? ¬†What puts sparkles in your eyes? ¬†What song does your heart sing?

My sister, ¬†she boldy, confidently, excitedly jumped off the cliff into the new. She’s one courageous, smart goddess.

The cosmos support this change or actually create and initiate this time of change in all our lives.  It calls us into our authenticity, into our depths where we feel alive, sparkly, magic dusted and aroused.  Make the choice that excites all of your senses.  Make the choice that scares the shit out of you but simultaneously makes your heart want to bust with excitement and giddiness.

So on this lovely Full Moon, why not do some reflective writing to deepen your trust in yourself, cause you’re fricken awesome and amazing and have all this wonderous stuff about your already and you trust that the universe is calling your greatness into life, into the world. ¬†Why not dip your pen into the elements of trust and faith and let the universe create a matrix of wonder and excitement. ¬†Let your pen guide you home to the place of remembering.

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You know the drill, setup a lovely, little soothing space do dive inward and dance around into your soul tethers.

Creative Warm-up to help move you into your colorful depths…

  • List all the magical things in your life and around you.

Question 1:  What would stay the same if you made the change that is calling to you? (Set your timers for five minutes and just free flow, do not lift that pen off the page ;))

Question 2:  What would change if you jumped into the horse and carriage of change?  (Repeat the 5 minute free flow)

Happy Full Moon & Changes ūüôā

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A Full Moon & Your Own Soul Devotion

releasing moonWow, it’s the full moon already. ¬†And it’s a gorgeous, bright, super moon, meaning the moon is closest to the Earth and appears bigger. ¬†We feel things more intensely. ¬†It’s a bigger impact on us in the most fabulous of ways.

This full moon calls us to get focused, find clarity and take action.  This moon falls in the sign of Taurus, an earthy sign.  And it asks us to tend to the physical.  Get scheduled, make lists, eat well, rest, exercise.  Take extra care of our bodies.

As I sat and felt the energies of Grandmother Moon, I was asked “What experiences of felt senses do you want in your life?” Hmmm…what do I want to feel? ¬†What am I looking to experience? ¬†For me, I want connection, inspiration and joy. ¬†Now my task is to define how I shall accomplish this. ¬†How can I seek connection with others? ¬†How can I find inspiration? ¬†What offers me joy?

The key here this month alongside clarity, focus and action is devotion. ¬†Are we devoted to the feelings and experiences we seek? ¬†Are we devoted to find them? ¬†Or are we more devoted to other things? ¬†Or are we simply distracted and not devoted. ¬†This is my intent this moon, to live with devotion to myself and my soul path and for me that is making some changes. ¬†It is being more committed, more disciplined in devoting my awareness, my thoughts, my actions, my feelings to my soul and my deep spiritual longings. ¬†It is jotting ideas down and beginning to take steps to do the ideas…now!

It is committing to discovering where and how I can find connection with others, others who seek deep, soulful nourishment just like me. ¬†It is walking around in my life with my heart wide open, cracked into the awe of the universe. ¬†It’s intense for me to feel so deeply, so often. ¬†I’m still learning to balance that. ¬†Sometimes in yoga, just by sitting in my vulnerability, in my cracked wide open realness, heart chakra just there and un-protected I feel anxiety. ¬†I am devoting my energy this month to explore this, to sit with it more,to get curious about this old pattern.

I pulled a tarot card for the Full Moon and the card “Stand Your Ground” emerged from the Psychic Tarot deck by John Holland. “…Be brave and true to your core life values and belief system, which are your best allies and will help you move forward. ¬†It’s important to remain clear and focused, for you may have to stand alone and defend your convictions at the end. Maintain your health and stay strong so that you have an ample supply of energy to endure anything, as this could be a long and arduous yet, ultimately, hard-won victory.

A perfect card for a Taurus Full Moon. ¬†For me I’m doing a bit of a cleanse, no alcohol for at least 30 days. ¬†I want to stay clear and focused, refreshed, ¬†That means no glass of wine here and there to soothe the anxiety, agitation or emotional tugs coming forth from my own guidance system. ¬†It’s intense, at times I simply want to shut it off but instead I must distract another way or sit with it, feel it, simply let it be there talking to me, guiding me. ¬†This will allow me to move forward with clarity. ¬†I have been a bit strapped and tethered to inertia, in stuckness, I must shake up the routine to get out. ¬†I must practise devotion, devotion to myself and my health, like it were it’s own spiritual practice. ¬†I am choosing a devotion practise of no alcohol, every day yoga, reading, meditating. ¬†I am devoting to my art and creations, both furniture re-purposing and writing.

Don’t get me wrong, I want to flee…often. I want to have a glass of wine and unplug, shut off, disconnect…take a break. ¬†But I am devoting and committing to my center, to my goal of health, to my art as though it were a Divine practise, an act of power. ¬†It’s tough shit!! lol but very healing, deepening and interesting.

Full Moon Writing Ritual – Devotion.

Set up a special space, incense, candles, maybe some music. ¬†Get out your journals and pens. And here we go…

So ask yourself…”What experiences or felt experiences do you want in your life? ¬†Just write and see what comes. How do I get these? With who? Where? When? How?

The word Devotion has been on my mind lately.  What does devotion mean to you? Where are you devoted in your life and how?  What if you had devotion to your soul?  What would that look like?  Put your timers on for 6 minutes and just free flow write. Do not lift your pen off the page as you answer each question.  Particularly, what would it look like it you had devotion to your own soul?

And so it is friends ūüôā ¬† Happy, healthy Full Moooooonnnn!!

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