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NEW Moon in Cancer & Grand Water Trine

CrescentMoonDoorThe doors of Imagination are flung wide open and are inviting you to walk through, into a new, lighter, brighter and more joyful future. Right NOW the stars are set to be the most positive combination of the year: consider it your best birthday and winning the lottery rolled into one~ interested? Even if you’ve put aside religious notions, the time is ripe for a spiritual baptism into communion with your Higher Self, to be washed and renewed in Sparkling Potential! Ready for a fresh start? Good! I invite you to come on in, as the WATER is just right…..

The SUN rolls into the astrological sign of the crab every year on the SUMMER SOLSTICE around June  20th. Shortly thereafter, the MOON catches up with the sun, causing the Lunar Orb to become hidden by the EARTH’s shadow. In the dark of the MOON, it is a time for planting new ideas and intentions that you wish to grow over the next few weeks until the next FULL MOON. It’s a perfect time to begin new habits…but this time…………… it’s really juiced up!

Today, July 8, 2013, the outer planets, JUPITER- bringer of luck and expansion, SATURN- ruler of boundaries and time, and NEPTUNE- diffuser of reality, and the ultimate Spiritual ‘fabric softener’ unite in WATER signs, bringing us a chance to wash away any preconceived perceptions we hold of our roles, our regulations, or restrictions— and remove the stains of our ‘shoulds’ from the fabric of our Souls. Especially now that MERCURY is retrograde, it’s a time we can REWRITE the rules that have held us back before. It is an ideal time for ~*Possibility Thinking*~. It’s an amazing time to wish for that which serves our Highest Good and to DREAM BIG for the Magickal Future we wish to create~ it’s available to us right now~ Carpe Diem!!!

For the most accurate of personal intention setting, look to where Cancer rules your natal chart and apply these same energies to the concern of that house. If you are in doubt, focus on these key words and select those which ring true to you now. There are NO wrong choices. You will intuitively know what calls to you most; Nurturance, Self-Love, Angelic Guidance, Acceptance, Affirmation, Abundance, Releasing Rules, Going with the Flow, Walking in Trust, Relaxation, Self-Soothing, Swimming in a Sea of Love, Infinite Magical Possibilities, Wonderment and Awe~ YES YOU!

You can be awesome! ‘Want to try this meditation with me? Let’s…

Wave_BarryBlanchardPhoto RIDE THE WAVE of Possibility~  wherever you are, take a moment now, to relax, inhale and exhale deeply and close your connection to everything outside of yourself. Relax your eyes~ inhale again slowly, feeling the tide of cool breath flowing into and energizing all parts of your body…..focus on sending the oxygen all around your interior and coming to rest in the calming energy of  your heart center. As you continue to  breathe slowly, concentrate on connecting this refreshed, calm Heart Center energy to your bellies Power Center. Hold this quiet calm together as you do when holding your balance, centered and still…(it’s the martial art secret of centering that all power comes from.)

Now, see yourself atop a large wave, belly surfing into another realm that is brighter, bluer, than where you’ve ever been before, that place entices you forward~ there is no going back! You are riding high, in control of the direction you take even as the primal force of the ocean impels you forward~ Capture this rush and pick your destination….WHAT IS IT YOU REALLY, REALLY WANT?! Answer Truthfully. There are No Wrong Answers. As you hold your own power, surf into realms which wash clean any preconceived notions. YOU ARE WILD. YOU ARE FREE. You are ONE with the wind and the surf, and the sun and the stars!! From now on, there will be nothing to stand in your way! You have no time for petty distractions, complications or trials that would try to trip you up…you are on your way~ gliding over them, gliding into POSSIBILITIES that will smooth the way toward the future of your making! What is it you will CREATE?!

*Think on it. Feel it happening. Experience the Emotional connection you have with this positive outcome. Let it RIDE~ Consider all the well-being you will enjoy when Time catches up to this Seed-Thought! Smile! (It’s important to seal good things with a smile) Now release this INTENT to the Universe to fulfill for you, in it’s own Divine Wisdom and timing.*

From now on, the choices you make will come easily and with no second-guessing, by an inner knowing of what is right for you…..The UNIVERSE WANTS YOU TO BE HAPPY and Fulfilled! Raise your energy to that which you desire! Pay no attention to the rules of the mundane world that serve no purpose but to restrict you and disempower you; NOW is the moment to allow ALL GOOD THINGS to flow into your life, and through you, to manifest a life IN this world, but not OF this world…..You can manifest when you are focused on the validity and power of the Spiritual world to overcome any kind of irritation or restriction you face~ in your everyday world, the way water flowing over rock will erode and shape it. Intention becomes Thought. Thought becomes Action. Action becomes Behavior. Behavior influences Reality. And Reality is Perceived by one’s own Thought. Keep it High. Keep it Spiritual. Discover All You Seek.

KNOW that you have this same power to create that which serves your higher good…..you have no attachment to anyone else’s perception of you or their rules for you, but you can release anything that binds or restricts your own happiness, now…..by resolving to be kinder and gentler to your inner child…..by nourishing your Self on a daily basis, by vowing to remain awakened with Self-Love, and by choosing to hold a Positive Perception, whenever things happen, that you believe you have no control over. You ALWAYS do!

Wave Rider Movie Meditation: So try to picture this, while remaining steady in your imagined feeling of riding the wave…See a movie in your mind of a time of conflict, and say this aloud; “I see a conflict that has occured in the past and may happen again. I am a calm observer, coming from a place of Unending Love. I see this drama being played out and myself as an actor. I have no emotional investment to the outcome of this interaction except for its peaceful resolution which Honors the Highest Truth of Who I AM. I chose to come from a higher place, with a higher perspective, in order to resolve this situation to the best advantage for everyone. I know that I can step back, out of conflict, worry or even pain, and breathe love, patience and protection into the situation…this will give me time to make the best choice as to how to re-act and re-direct the outcome that I choose, of the infinite, potential possibilities that exist. I am calm, steady and quietly powerful as this interaction occurs because I know that my choices are being created from a higher source, to serve all involved, with Universal Love. This is my will, and so it will be! Amen.”

I wish for you ALL GOOD THINGS including a Positively Fantastic Future of your own making! Namaste’ surfers everywhere~

Wave photo courtesy of Barry Blanchard

Energizing EFT* tapping points may be used in conjunction with the Conflict Movie Meditation-

Emotional Freedom Technique* – see archives for details

 

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Tsunami waves

Water like this terrifies me!
I get an actual physical impact in my body from powerful images like this one. Don’t you?!
I don’t remember ever being afraid while swimming, but have always honored,
and never turned my back on the ocean.

It’s an archetypal image, that of a flood. It is impressed into our collective consciousness as something we must revere, if not outright fear. It’s great vastness has potential for huge impact, sometimes quite calming and other times wildly out of control.
After several recurring flood dreams I realized that tsunamis, floods and dark water represent an overload of emotion to me and that something in my life has been overwhelming me unconsciously.

Now, after surviving *most* of my flood dreams, I can *stop* in the middle of them and acknowledge “this is a dream”. Then I can take control of the action!
That way I can be the star in my own movie and come out Empowered.
Try it, next time you face a fearful dream. Stand up to your fear, name it.
You will see it shrink and become far more manageable. You will find ways to out maneuver your fears and outwit them. btw, battling your fears and winning! – It feels great!
Good luck grasshoppers! 😉 Namaste’

Transform your SubConscious Fear by making it Conscious @KB

-photo courtesy of Barry Blanchard G+
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Root Chakra – Safety

I mentioned the basics of the chakras a few posts back and thought I’d start a series of posts in more depth concerning the energetics of the chakra system. It is an ancient esoteric belief about the energies in the body from India. Chinese medicine and Western acupuncture use this system and have developed it into a healing art form as well. (refer back to March 2, 2012)

The energy of Kundalini in the body is first triggered at the lowest part of the body and rises, like a coiled serpent up along the spine. If our chakras are open we can sense a feeling of natural ease and energy flowing through us. Children naturally have this energy – its why they are so happy and energetic! As we age, we learn life lessons, which can fill our souls/minds/bodies with junk from sorrow and regret and negative programming that interfers with this flow. As we age, we slow down as our root chakras close.
With awareness, and introspective work, we can learn to dissolve the blocks in our chakras and allow our energy to circulate better again. Mindfulness can be our ‘anti-plaque’ remedy for our Chi— our native life-force energy. We CAN become as little children again.

The root chakra is considered the first of the chakras. Its located at the tailbone, although the energy can also go down through the body, and out the soles of the feet, when you’re standing.
It’s important to be mindful of your connection to the Earth in order to stay ‘grounded’ in everyday reality. If you get up quickly, rush to get dressed and jump into your car, drive to work and begin your day there’s a good chance that you’ll feel light-headed, overwhelmed and certainly not grounded when you get there! Your head will take over and start getting flooded with other people’s concerns. Your head takes over and pounds the rest of your body all day. Sound familiar?

Begin integrating head, heart and body first thing in the morning, in order to feel BALANCED all day! Stay in a heart centered place of power and you won’t be able to be knocked over by other people’s concerns for you! Then YOU can be in charge of your Self and keep your concerns primary in your life. Not selfishly, but for your own survival. Its important to know that you are maintaining your own integrity and coming to the world from the source of centeredness. You can make haste without worry. You can achieve anything better, with more focus and more efficiently, from a place of quiet, internal integrity.

I think it’s important to make time to rise deliberately, be thankful for another day, take a deep breath and contemplate your intention for the day before you get up. When you set your feet down, allow a mindful connection between your soul and Earth, then the rest of the world, to occur.
Try to be aware of your feet as you begin your day. Feel your energy rise through your body as you walk, eliminate, eat, have your coffee, and in the shower get in touch with your body, thank it for supporting you and being the miraculous machine that it is! These thoughts can be fleeting, but they will make a world of difference in your outlook each day.

The color associated with the root chakra is red; the color of life, of blood, of energy and vitality. Red is the most widely recognized color of fright and action worldwide. Everyone knows intuitively that the color of blood means business! It is a signal to begin, beware, be bold. Become aware that the energy that fuels your body is not just bioenergetic, from food and oxygen, but metaphysical as well. When thinking of your personal power, envision a happy cherry-red color. Thoughts become things and as you envision yourself filled with the cheerful color red, your native energy will rise.

It is in the root chakra that we sense our basic worldview; either the world is a safe place or it isn’t.
Very simple. We must feel safe and whole in order to function in the world. The degree to which we don’t feel safe will restrict the flow of energy throughout our body/mind/soul. This is a basic sticking point for most people, I believe. We must find ways to affirm our life, our worth, our value and become our own authorities in order to open the root chakra. We must choose love over fear. We must become as little children to live fully; we must learn to TRUST the world, our selves, our choices and one another. I know, it’s a big-ticket item…but we can’t let the seeming enormity of the situation hold us back. This is primary to our emotional and physical health!

One simple exercise is to do this Revitalization meditation, wrapped in soft, comfortable clothing or a blanket, with your head covered, and lie down somewhere soft with some pillows for support.
You can do this in bed, just before rising although I find the best place is outside in the sunshine on a thick air mattress, after I’ve eaten an apple and had a long, slow, drink of water.
Cradle yourself, wrapped like a baby in the womb. Relax and breathe gently and slowly. Allow your breathing to slow. Then close your eyes and picture yourself in a beautiful, natural place…a walled garden, a cave, a fortress on a hill, a sunny forest grove, a cabin near a creek…..anywhere that you feel content and safe.
Envision yourself there all alone but surrounded by beautiful flowers, plants, trees and animals that are going about their own business, recognizing you as part of their environment. Be at one with this place. Feel the warmth of the sun, a slight breeze, a fragrant scent that is pleasing and comforting to you. Allow yourself to lie still, relaxing deeply and ALLOW the warmth of the sun, the energy of the Earth, and the air to flow all around you. Bring your attention into your heart, and your trunk, and say the words to yourself “I am safe” repeatedly. Then feel your energy move outward, into your limbs. As you do say to yourself “I am whole” repeatedly. Feel your energy moving about the edges of your body into your aura, your protective shield, and say to yourself, or aloud “I AM”… “I am safe, and whole and loved. I am love itself. I am alive.” and any other affirmations that resonate with you that are directly opposed to any fear you may have. You can dissolve that fear by voicing it’s opposition firmly to yourself often enough until you believe it!
Roll your eyes horizontally, left to right and back again, repeatedly while you speak your affirmations. Touch your hand to the crown of your head and your forehead. Touch your hand to your sternum. Put both hands onto your upper arms and give yourself a hug. This is a self blessing of acceptance and remembering that you are here, safe in your body, and you are holy.
Come to believe it and know it in your body – in order to clear blocks in your root chakra.
Then say to yourself, something along these lines; “I am healthy, whole and alive! I will go on today, to the best of my ability, to do what Spirit commands of me~ knowing that all good comes to me. It is my birthright to accept all good things. I accept all good things easily and thankfully and choose to share these things, because the Universe is abundant in its generosity. I will walk in love, strong and whole. And so it shall be.
And so it IS!”
Gently open your eyes. Breathe deeply. Feel your body oxygenated, strengthened and revived.
Then rise and go about your day.
In peace. In Love.
Namaste’

originally posted March 15, 2012

 

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Happy Dance

I attended a Womens Spirituality conference yesterday that really recharged my batteries!
The highlight dance portion was led by a fantastic presentor, a friend of mine named Valerie, who tells it like it is in a way like no other. Shes the shortest yet most vibrant person I know, and Im always supercharged to be around her! She can fill a large room with her effervescent presence and certainly did so yesterday~ Her craft is combining the love of dance with spirit. She is truly the embodiment of Heart and Soul and I know she would be happy to be compared to a sprite. Thanks Val!~She started the exercise by quoting Nietzsche:
“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.”
She told us to feel the music move through our bodies, either with closed eyes or at least looking at the ceiling and dancing like no one was watching. We were on our honor not to peek at the other people in the room, just have our own physical experience- and shake it out! Shout it out! and express ourselves through movement. ~Wow! It’s so great to be allowed the freedom to play~We first danced out our emotions to the worst scenerio we’d had~ bad interpersonal dynamics, gone physical. There were lots of angry sounds heard over the music, grunts, heavy sighs, groans, and forceful exhalations. As for myself, there was lots of punching and clawing going on. Eventually, after lots of stomping and stabbing motions I started to shrivel and cry. Wow~ it was more powerful than I expected it to be!
The point of the exercise was to become aware of where in our bodies we hold negative energy. I could definitely feel mine- and did lots of deep breathing to release it…visualizing the pain as a sensation/color leaving my body. We grounded ourselves by feeling rooted like a tree, branches to the sky and did a chant together.The next dance was our ‘happy dance’, where we danced to experience JOY! This was powerful too, but a lot more fun, of course. There was spinning, twisting, arms reaching gracefully to the sky, happy stepping and turning….and then a pause to feel the happiness located IN our bodies. I could feel this really well too. Then as we slowed our movements down, we continued to dialogue with the feeling in our bodies and each found personal ways to hold that energy, by using a small ‘trigger‘ movement which represented to us, that feeling of joy. Mine is a simple grasping hand motion- its small enough to not be noticed by other people. I can do this anytime I’m stressed to remember that happy feeling, bring my consciousness back to it, and return the positive emotion back into my body, by using this ‘trigger‘. Ive tried it and it really helps bring me back to center. It reminds me that I am bigger than any emotion, and have the power to watch them as they ‘roll on by’… as Cat Stevens would say, “Love is better than a song. And love is where we all belong.” Centered in Love.

Our experiences in life are always affected by our perception. If we are aware that our spirit, our inner core, our soul, is eternal and our emotions and experiences are fleeting, then we can retain the power to chose our perception of every experience- and never fall victim to them! It doesn’t mean that we deny pain, frustration or fear…we just decide to view them from a detached vantage point- as a non-judgmental observer, to try to discover the lessons they hold. Intellectualizing strong emotion is a skill anyone can develop. It is very empowering.

Triggers can help make the transition from the mind to the body! Then we can return to the status-quo of a calm and settled vibration. A safe place from which to make wiser decisions and a healthier place to live: Sit in experience. Acknowledge it with your mind, but let it leave your cells. Negativity causes physical harm to our bodies as well as spirits.

~I highly recommend doing this dance exercise. Forget that you ‘don’t know how to dance’ or feel foolish. Find a time and place you can be alone. Put on your favorite music, the kind that lifts your spirit and start moving however you want. Discover where your joy resides in your body. Hold it. Appreciate it. See if you can build it up using your attention and intention. Then make it smaller and create a tiny movement that can become your ‘happy trigger’. It will be your secret tool to use as you see fit to keep your feet on a path of joy.

May you each be Spirit Scouts toward happiness everyday,
and may you find your happy Triggers and happy trails!
Namaste’ pardners 😉

originally published March 11, 2012

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