I like doing these question every year around New Years. It’s so interesting to look back on and reflect. Each year is so voluptuous in learning, healing and evolvement. Take a moment to sit and ponder, dive deep and soak in the year. Write your heart on to the page while letting go and inviting all the energies of the past year and the year to come.
Here we go….
1) What was the single best thing that happened this past year ?
2) What was the single most challenging thing that happened this past year?
3) What was an unexpected joy this year?
4) What was an unexpected obstacle ?
5) Pick 3 words to describe this past year.
6) Pick 3 words your partner would use to describe their year. ( without asking)
7) What are the best books you read this year?
8) What was your biggest personal change from January to December of this year?
9) What was your single biggest time waster this year ?
10). What was the best way you used your time this year ?
11)What is the biggest thing you’ve learned this year?
12) Create a phrase or statement that describes this past year for you.
13) What is your word for the New Year ahead? Mine is creation. And Manifestation.
I hope you enjoy and savour the taste of these reflections into your whole body and soul. And so it is 🙂
Happy New Year friends 🎉😘.
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And the end of each year I feel the need to clean and purge. It’s like a letting go of the past year, a wiping away of stagnant, old energy and a sacred gesture to the Universe acknowledging and welcoming in the energy of the New Year and new experiences ahead. So I invite you to join me in welcoming in a swishing, cleansing, wave energy into your home that releases the old and opens up portals for the new.
Here are some ways to prepare the energy in your home and close the energy of this year.
Clean out your closets. Go through your clothes and remove all the ones you don’t wear. Donate what you no longer need. This goes for your pantry and linen closets as well. Get rid of old food or spices you no longer use. Donate or get rid of half bottles of soaps, shampoos, lotions etc.
Go through your email and clean it up.Delete, delete, delete… what you no longer need! I recently did this and unsubscribed to a truck load of sites as it was simply clogging up my email accounts. It was so freeing. I had 3000 emails, now I have fewer than 50. I also created folders and categorized and filed emails that I need to hang on to. This feels so good.
Vacuum, wash the floors and if you can allow a fresh breeze of air to flow through your home. I know, I know it’s kind of the last thing you want to do but cleanse out the old dirt of the year. It’s winter here, snow, ice, freezing, but I still open the windows to allow the winter breeze to fly through and cleanse out what is there, even for a few brief moments. May all those who walk in your home be blessed, loved and healthy.
Clean your entrance and doorway. Wipe the door, wash the floor, re-arrange furniture, put away the pile that gets stored at the entrance. Sweep out the floor and old energy and allow new energy and prosperity to enter. Say a prayer of welcoming in joyous friends and family, abundance and health. You’ll feel the effects instantly!!
Go through paper work that needs to be filed or thrown out. Get organized. File things away and throw out or burn what you no longer need and feel the old releasing in the flames. Feel how light it is to deal with the paper.
Clean out your purse and wallet. Make sure receipts are not filed in the place you store your money. That is a no-no. Do not place bills where money is suppose to flow. Say a prayer to welcome in abundance with ease and grace.
Remove all your garbage and recycling from your home. If you’re like us and live in the sticks make a trip to the dump and recycling depot. If you live in town or city just try and place it outside or garage until it can be picked up but before the New Year.
Clean out your fridge. Wipe it down, throw out those two year old jars of pickles that will never be eaten. Empty out containers and jars that just aren’t be used. Welcome in healing energies of food and nutrition in your home.
Smudge, light candles, burn some inscents or simply open a window. Change the feel of the air. Break up any old stuckness or resistance and allow joy and peace to flow freely in your home.
Clearing out the old is so refreshing may you enjoy the new space and energy that comes in this New Year.
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Happy last Full Moon of the decade! It really feels like the last full moon of the decade, doesn’t it?! Like a real completion, ending and new beginning, a new era is about to emerge.
This full moon feels like a wrap up of the last ten years. It’s time to dot the “I’s” and cross the “T’s”. If you were like me you may have felt the urge to clean, cleanse and organize.
In a couple weeks, my oldest son will be turning 10. And it has me reflecting a lot on my life ten years ago. At the very beginning of this decade, I was 9 months pregnant and found out my husband (at the time) was cheating. My life literally fell to pieces as I birthed my son into the world. I remember going to a tarot card reader who pulled the Tower Card for me. The card showed a burning and collapsing tower with giant piles of ruble and people jumping out of the tower. It couldn’t have summed up my life better at the time. All that I had built was being destroyed. Little did I know that it would be the best thing that ever happened.
This last week in particular I have been struggling a lot with my health. My neck becomes suddenly immobile and swollen. So I listened to my body and just moved my awareness into the areas of pain…between my shoulder blades and neck. As my mind went to this spot, an image of knife popped into my head. I had been stabbed in the back. My husband’s affairs felt like being stabbed in the back, the ultimate betrayal.
As I spoke with my neck and asked what it needed, I heard her whisper…”to take the knife out.” I have been living with the knife still in my back, or at least the memory of its pain. I started this decade with heartache and loss and I’ve carried that in my back til this moment. I’m done waiting for a magical apology, or an owning of a horrific action. I’m freeing myself from the last energetic chord to my ex. As I imagined pulling the knife out, I seen myself walking to his house, ringing the doorbell and handing him the blood stained knife. I turned my back and walked away. It’s his to hold, not mine. What he does with it is his choice. I’m done living with the memory of that pain. I don’t need to anymore, I’ve done the healing.
I’m entering this new decade in triumph, on a chariot of courage, determination and clarity. Ten years after this treacherous time in my life, I’m remarried and have two more sons, a new home, a new job, essentially a whole new life. I have rebuilt a stronger tower, on a much sturdier foundation. I’v built a life that is actually suited to me.
The next ten years of my life will have nothing to do with that knife. It will be about my life that I created and all the new stuff emerging, manifesting and singing my name. To close my journey inward, I felt the need to heal the open wound in my skin left by the knife. I imagined my guides coming and doing some energy healing and sowing me up with golden and sacred wire. I imagined too putting my own hands on the wound and filling myself up with self-love and self-honour. This is what I really want to focus on in the next ten years of my journey. And so it is!
A FULL MOON SOUL JOURNEY FOR COMPLETION.
On this full moon I invite you to summon what is left of your learning in these last ten years. Light some candles, burn some sage or innocence or infuse some oils and take some deep friggen’ breaths. Really inhale. Really exhale. Move into that part of your body where the stuck energy and patterns of the last ten years are held. Where is it? What are the sensations that you notice? Describe them. Just move your mind there. If you were to imagine an image that best represents the old wound or stuck pattern, what image emerges? Or words, or shapes or colours? Use your imagination.
What do you imagine this imagine represents?
What does your soul need regarding this energy in you?
What would the image/object say to you?
What do you need?
Are you ready to release it?
Ask your wise body how she would like you to release this old patterned energy? Feel free to call in the elements of wind, water, fire or earth to help you. Maybe a loved one, an Angel, a guide or power animal will be your helper. Or maybe like me, you will just imagine pulling it out yourself. There is no right or wrong, just what is.
What energy are you needing to fill yourself with, having removed this old energy and
Are there helpers, guides, stars, Grandmother moon…the water…anything that can help you heal the spot of the old.
Fill yourself with golden, radiant light and feel how lightened you are from freeing yourself from this pattern you’ve carried for the last ten years.
You are amazing!
And so it is!
Happy Full Healing Moon.
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Happy New Moon! Oooweeee!! I love the Sagittarius Moon 🌚, and this one feels extra special . It is time to start the new path, the new walk, the new way. So on this New Moon bust out of the norm and do something different. Take a risk, throw caution to the wind and do something out of your ordinary. This is a huge act of power and salute to the new moon and new life you are creating.
Wear some bright red lipstick, change the colour of your hair or better yet…cut it, sign up for that class, make that website, take the new job offer, go on that date, maybe even end that relationship. Just change up the usual.
Whatever it is that you choose to do different, the energies feel like that are asking us to be brave and just do it. This is a time to make a bold act of power, this is to set in motion a new way of life and doing all that you do.
It’s exciting and overwhelming and exciting again 😊.
This moon cycle is about setting in motion the new life that is lurking around waiting to emerge. For me, my act of power I’m gonna post a video on my site and start the membership. It’s stretching out of my comfort zone or my norm and trying some new things on.
It’s easy to get overwhelmed in the how but stop yourself and just focus on doing it… raw, real, imperfect and pure. Just do it! That simple.
I invite you to write your act of power of your wish for the new on a bay leaf and burn it so the spirit world really receives in and you deeply honour the new form that is stalking and circling you in your life.
So share with me your act of power in the comments.
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Happy Full Moon!! These last few weeks have felt challenging, haven’t they? With mercury in retrograde, I have had many challenges with communication and deadlines, and trying to finalize plans has been an extraordinary challenge. And yet, deep down I held onto a knowing that all things shall work out as they are meant to, even though they may not turn out how I thought or planned. That’s a tough space to stay in, but I kept breathing my way back to that centred truth each time I flailed into panic or worry.
And on the flip side of that my relationship has been going through a real challenge. Many root issues have re-arisen. To be honest we may be at a make or break point and it’s scary. I feel like many of us are at this point and many relationships are being shaken loose to do what they are supposed to do…help heal us. Healing ourselves through the containers of relationships brings us closest to our Selves and the Divine.
Although this head space is hard energy to stay in and explore. Here’s what I know…I have fallen back into co-dependent patterns. I have over-stepped my boundaries trying way to hard to push my ideas of how to help my husband heal. I have tried to tell him and show him how I think he should explore his deeper Self and his untouched stuff. I have shifted my focus onto him and his flaws rather than express what I’m needing and where I’m not doing so hot. There are big pieces he has to address as well and I’m powerless in the outcome of if he does or not. He needs to for our survival and I need to do my work for our survival but the reality is this…I only have control of what I can do. The rest I have to let go; and I fucking hate that lol! I have a hard time with that. I want to force him and push him and manoeuvre him onto the healing path. And yet, it’s the one thing I can’t do. It brings up so much stuff for me too…can I trust a man to actually follow through? Will a man actually do healing work? I don’t trust men to follow through or change or heal, that is an underlying belief and pattern of stickiness for me. I am not sure I believe a man will be brave enough to step into vulnerability and face his darkness, own it and heal it and yet I know that those men do exist.
Luckily on this Full Moon, the Power Card has found its’ way to me from the Psychic Tarot by John Holland. It offers the following…
“As a spiritual being, you have unlimited power at your command. This card represents inner strength, willpower, courage, compassion, generosity and love. At any moment, these beautiful qualities can assist you in coping with an adverse condition in front of you, or the many surrounding in your life. Set aside the necessary time to resolve such issues. Power represents more than physical, external strength; it can also be channeled emotionally, mentally and spiritually. When you have balance over mind, body and soul – and with the power of spirit – anything can be overcome to achieve a positive result.
Power and Strength can be developed to work in harmony in any given situation. Every obstacle, every error helps build your knowledge and understanding of the world around you. When you make a mistake, it’s chance for you to stop, listen and ask yourself: What am I supposed to be learning here, and how can I make this situation better? Mistakes are wake-up calls, in that they provide you with opportunities to discover your weaknesses, what needs to be changed, and which areas of your life need improving. Equally, they can blessings in disguise. Just remember: you are power!“
Full Moon Healing Ritual:
So on this full moon that seems to be full of discord and disharmony and challenges….we are asked to clear the way…to go deeper and understand these challenges as learning opportunities and inner growth portals to our Divine Selves. So I invite you join me in lighting some candles, burn some incents or sage or infuse some oils and gather your pen and paper and meet me on the page.
Let us ask. (about a challenge or challenges at hand in life at the moment)…
What would inner strength say?
What would willpower say?
What would courage say?
What would compassion say?
What would love say?
What would generosity say?
And lastly….What am I supposed to be learning here, and how can I make this situation better? (pg 42)
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Happy Fall Equinox(or Spring depending on where you live) my friends. This is the day when light and dark are equal. A balance of yin and yang on our Earth Mother. I love the fall, the changing color of the leaves, the crisper feel of the air, and the call to begin the draw inward with some cozy candles and pumpkin spice. It’s a time of sweaters and boots, scarves and leggings. I don’t know about you but I really enjoy each change of season and the changing of energies that come with them. In Canada we feel the change of each four seasons and I absolutely love that.
So on this Fall Equinox the energy calls for a cleansing, a purifying of the air and a bringing in of the new life and energy. We are all going through major changes at this time so I hope you find this fitting for all the transitions.
A WIND-SONG RITUAL
Open up many windows in your home and invite in the beautiful, crisp and luscious autumn air. Allow the breeze to sing a lovely transition song through your home as she cleanses the energy and brings in new light and life force during this equinox. Call in the Great Spirit and the Great Mother, angels, fairies, spirit animals, guides and ancestors or whomever you feel connected to to help you in your ritual. Feel the spirit of transition, manifestation and harvest in your home. Feel how abundant you are in love and shelter. Feel the simultaneous warm and cool breeze as she caresses your cheek.
If you have, dab a bit of tea tree oil or sage oil onto your screens as a means to cleanse the air or light incense and allow the breeze to move the cleansing smoke throughout your home.
Close your eyes and hear the wind sing to you as she passes through your home.
What does she sayto you?
Ask her a question ?
How does she answer?
I invite you to journal your luscious conversation with the wind.
To end the ritual, make an offering to the wind, literally or imaginatively. Perhaps it’s some tobacco or flowers or cornmeal. Maybe it’s sending loving energy or the image of hearts. Anything goes.
Sing the praises for the beauty of the wind and the change of season ahead. And so it is 😊❤️🍂🍁🌻
Enjoy your new and shifted energy.
And so it is my friends.
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I wanted to share a lovely Sacred Feminine practise with you that will not only increase your energy but contribute to your overall sense of well being and fulfilment.
Recently I read a blog post from Kate Northrop that talked about “body first, business second”. I love this concept as it really is a Sacred Feminine principle by focusing on well being to generate energy and productivity for life and/or business.
By making space in your weekly schedule for your body and soul first, then scheduling life around that, we create a powerful energetic message to ourselves and the Universe at large. This sacred act of “paying yourself first with your Own time and energy” really affirms to our own souls our own value, our own worth and our own importance in life. I see so many moms ( me included in previous time) that think suffering and sacrifice are equivalent to good mothering. Ummm… can we throw that old concept out the window?? That is why we are so depleted, empty and unfulfilled. I would often get resentful that there was no room for me in my own life. By taking care of ourselves first we can take care of babies and families. It is essential, really everything depends on it, we need to take this space and time for ourselves for our own health and well being. It literally affects everything/ our minds, emotions, bodies and souls. How we treat ourselves in our own lives is often reflected in our experience of life and our vitality doing it.
I get it, it can be so hard to prioritize. We pencil it in and don’t follow through. Believe me, I’ve been there and still am sometimes. But what if this practise was essential for every other part of your life??!! Think about that!!😊. Would that help us commit?
So every Sunday (or whatever day you plan your week), schedule in at least two spots in your week for you time. Ask yourself what you need… a massage? Coffee and dessert with friends? Deep conversations? Creative time ? Date night? More sleep? Whatever it may be… schedule it in and then create your to do lists and family schedules. Thank you Kate Northrop for this format!
I used to think, when I have time this week I will…paint…do yoga…go out for coffee etc. But it never happened. With three kids, the time never emerged or if it did I was too bloody tired to do anything. I had to learn to make the time emerge in my schedule by creating it and committing to it like my life depended on it. Sometimes it’s getting up early and journaling or blogging before the kids are up. Other times it’s sleeping! Who am I kidding I don’t sleep much haha.
This “Body Before Busy” ( the Triple B ) practice built into your weekly schedule affirms to yourself and the Universe that you know your value and worth. By giving yourself time and space in your own life you will feel more joyful, more fulfilled, and you will see resentment, overwhelm and even frustration begin to dissipate. You will find you’ll have more energy as when we feed our needs and nourish our feminine souls, it shows up in our health, energy and vitality.
I really feel that our relationship to our own deepest Self is central and fundamental in every other aspect of our lives. It’s reflected in everything, how we feel, what we do, what we eat, what we accept, what we don’t accept, what we choose and don’t choose and on and on and on. How we treat the inside shows up on our outside. (A mind-body principle). Our health really is a reflection of our relationship to our mind, body and souls and lack thereof.
So my friends I hope each week you participate in this lovely feminine practise and fill your own well. You will surely start to see the energetic boosts physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
Isn’t this a simple yet radical shift that needs serious commitment!!
And so it is my friends. Please comment on what you have scheduled for yourself using the Body before Busy principle.
This week I have scheduled tonight some furniture painting and later this week some date night time with the hubby. We are also doing daily workouts together which has been great to make that time for ourselves and together.
Have a happy week!! New Moon tomorrow 👍🏼😊
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This full moon and equinox is a pivotal time in our healing vortex. We will either step forward into new pathways and patterns or we will stay stuck in the same old rut. It really does feel like a fork in the road. Will we choose to be far more intentional and conscious or will we remain on automatic pilot ?
My husband and I have a counselling appointment coming up on Monday…and I called to cancel it. Why ? Because we had this and that to do and time off work and blah, blah, blah. It’s our old pattern…put our relationship last and prioritize everything else until we have “time” to focus on us and our marriage.
Well guess what?! The time never comes!!! Like. Ever!
We MUST create space for it. It’s easier to cancel and deal with it later while getting all our stuff done but our marriage needs to be the priority. I told the hubby… “look I know we are in the middle of a shit load of things to do right now with bathroom renos, getting ready for our soon to be arriving baby #3 and firewood cutting for next year. But we still need to go to counselling. Our pattern is to avoid or put our stuff on the back burner until we have “time” to get into it and the truth is we never have the time nor will it magically appear.”
We are doing some deep healing in our relationship and we both realize we need to flip our pattern upside down. Our relationship must come first instead of last and everything else falls behind Its’ needs because without our marriage there really is nothing else. All that other stuff stems and grows out of having an us. There are no Reno’s in our home if there is no marriage. There’s no baby prepping together if there’s no marriage… you get the drill.
So we kept the appointment and will go and get real raw and vulnerable and face our discomforts and fears and voice deep truths and needs to each other rather than remain unfocused and unconscious to the needs of our relationship.
I feel like this is a real act of power, a real act of love. It feels like a resetting and intentional step forward into forming a new deeper bond focused with our marriage in the centre and not at the bottom end of our to do list.
That is what this full moon and equinox is about . Forming new pathways and patterns. New wires will transmute and grow new and glorious things.
Will it be easy peasy? No! Will it be comfortable? Likely not…but it will feel right. It will create an inner peace and knowing that you are making changes and that my friends is healing.
So happy Equinox (spring for us here in Canada) and happy full moon. May you make an act of power and love for yourself and your healing .
Happy new Moon!! This cycle we are moving into awareness and evaluation of our relationships. Fun, fun, fun! This includes romantic relationships, friendships, work partnerships and family relationships .
It feels heavy and mucky and there’s a lot of unknown elements. For myself, my hubby and I have hit a rough patch. A boulder has crossed our path and we are a bit stuck at it. We’ve been going to counselling to sort out the layers of rubble that created the boulder and it’s not easy or fun. But it’s necessary for our union and mostly for our own individual growth.
He’s mirroring to me some dark spots and unhealed pockets I need to explore…own and heal. And I am doing the same for him. If we do not let ourselves stand in the flames of vulnerability, it’s easy to get defensive and deny or even blame the other. It’s raw and naked and scary as bleep!
But this is big big healing we (all of us ) are being asked to do and release. It is clearing away of the armour and guards of love that we have used as protection since the eons of time … but now the universe in Her glory asks us to surrender it down and move more fully into the radiant realms of love and trust.
It will not be an easy path but keep vision on the course. Ask yourself over and over…
What would love say ???
What would love do???
What would love think????
Truth be told, some relationships will disintegrate and dissolve into dust because the healing that is being asked of us is soul deep and some won’t be ready. And as hard as it will be, it will be ok. Just be in each moment of unknown on step at a time.
Maybe we’ve carried these fears for lifetimes or since childhood or since our last betrayal… but it is heavy and deep and the work is immense but I guarantee you, it will be life changing. It will change every aspect of how you experience your life. You will move into a deep trust and peace. This will shift so much into the world.
Try and trust and stay in the belief that healing will happen it whatever forms our binds take. Pray, envision, believe, speak, imagine and feel the universe caressing your heart as you walk the path of a healing soldier. Imagine what the healing will be and feel like and see it occur. Who’s there? What are you doing? How are things different ? How have things changed ?
On this new moon, take some time and honour this deep and humble healing time.