I experienced a brilliant realization at a Dharma workshop I attended yesterday. I discovered that I have been living in a place where I refused to let others off the hook for how I feel. I held a great resistance to allowing my voice to be heard because of the story of fear I had written around how others will not stay if I speak my truth. I also realized that in this practice of choosing my truth, that my truth doesn’t change because someone else receives it differently. While I do not fully understand how to accept this, it is my practice throughout these coming months in order to fully embrace my purpose and growth.Read More
The weeks are seemingly flying by as if to say, “Your time is running out…get out there and live your purpose!!” In order for this energy to flow and happen for me, I am being asked to work through all of my darkness and fear and in my journey this puts me in a space of relationships. You know, as a Libra, I am bound to balance. Connected to this idea that the world is right when everyone is happy, or at lease happy enough for things to feel good for me. In the more recent past, this meant that I was content sacrificing my own needs to be sure that those around me felt loved and validated no matter what the cost. I was content abandoning myself to keep the balance for others. Through deep soul work, I have realized that the abandonment doesn’t serve myself or anyone around me. It actually gives me a sense of falseness around my truth, although not intentional. I am done being so inclusive that I exclude me. With that brings a whole other energy of showing up in my truth and in some relationships, this proves to be heartbreaking for me. How to I bring my truth into a space where I have not been willing to do so in the past? Will they be ok and still love me if this is different for them? These questions provide an inlet for fear to strike my mind and distract me from what I am here to do within my purpose.Read More
Discomfort. This unfortunately, is the way I would describe the energies surrounding these last couple weeks. We all seemed to be dealing with some level of discomfort within our being, even on multiple levels of our existence. Even as I sit here this day, searching for the words, trying to overcome the physical and technological challenges presented, I am in discomfort. Now it is very easy to get into a habit of blame and accusation for the reasons we may be feeling good this uncomfortable space, and I can tell you first hand that if you allow this DISTRACTION to latch itself to your mind, your ego may put you in a position to speak into the world from the surface of your being instead of your depth. Distraction also may have manifested itself as some kind of physical sickness or discomfort such as a summer cold, cough, headache, etc.Read More
The weeks have seemed to bleed together, like fabric being washed in too warm of water. The color slowly begins to realize that it is not held to the space in which it created and so pieces of it release and let go. To the human eye this will leave the fabric looking dull or washed out, however, from the third eye this can appear to be the most beautiful becoming of existence. So, within the last couple weeks many things have come and gone in a slightly confusing and disoriented manner. Some may have found that they are feeling clumsy, off balance and sometimes a little lost. I have personally been stubbing my toes, running into walls in familiar places, and even a lack of dexterity, dropping things all around. On a normal day I would check in and feel that I wasn’t grounded or centered and so I would commence a practice of movement or meditation that would invoke the rooted earth energy, but these were not normal days. When I would check in, I found I was already grounded and this made me feel a little crazy and also inquisitive about how one could also be off balance at the same time. After doing some of my own research, I realized that in the last couple weeks, a few intense and powerful energetic occurrences have happened and much like the Moon’s position affects our bodies, so does the powerful intensity of the ascension of consciousness.Read More
Igniting the flame doesn’t always seem to be the easiest thing to do however last week, the process really thrust some of us back into our bodies with a spark. You see, the last few months or even years for some of us, have been like wading through the mud…thick mud, like the swamps of sadness in The Never Ending Story. Much like Atreyu, I found that each step became this manifestation of intentional courage to continue the journey forward. The interesting thing about our humanness, is that after repeating these steps over and over again you become accustomed to the feeling of always having to push and continue on even when things slow down and do not require the heavy-footed steps life once did. The natural progression seems to be attracting more of what you have experienced to yourself and your situation.Read More
Wow…what a change the weather can make here in the Northwest. This last week presented opportunity not only for great change, but for deep realizations of self and environment. It seemed that moving into the week the energies frequency was so potent that it felt as if physical matter would begin levitating. This was present not only in the rocks and stones, but also in throughout the human body. So much changing so quickly that the vibrations sometimes feel much lighter within us. I experienced several friends and family in the space of looking their own enlightenment in the eye and seeing their truth dance before them. I also witnessed that lightness take literal form through the sunshine that had blessed the week and created a rise in the energy for myself and others.Read More
Sometimes when I go to the beach I like to get the fresh made salt-water taffy because when it is fresh made, it is soft and malleable and as I stretch it apart, it makes me feel like there is much more to enjoy. Similar to the taffy it has felt as if the spiritual or energy body is pulling out of or away from the physical body in deep meditation and is creating space between the two without actually separating. This keeps a thread connected to each other so that expansion can happen without separation. We are being asked to stretch ourselves in some way and for many out in the world, this request feels like much more than they can handle.Read More
It definitely feels like last week was a brilliant time to embrace a new spiritual practice or update an existing one. It is extremely easy to get wrapped up in life so tightly that you aren’t sure you will ever get out. Once this feeling sets in, you become accustomed to being in this chaotic flow and after a little more time there, you might find that the chaotic flow is where you are most comfortable. This can be a dangerous space to exist in as it will inevitably lead to burn out. The best thing about all of this is the sweet taste of EMPOWERMENT!! You get to choose to stop the cycle of chaos before it swallows you up along with all of your energy. You will notice the signs of burn out are almost exactly the same for you each time it happens. Things such as inability to sleep well, eating too much, forgetting to eat, being edgy and cranky, letting go of your daily routines, etc. As your symptoms begin to rise up, take notice and make time for you immediately.Read More
Well I can definitely say that last week was a “HOLD ONTO YOUR BUTTS” kind of week friends. The world was set fire with emotion, and not the kind of emotion that is easy to keep inside. I am talking about the kind of emotion that erupts…that bursts beyond all of your protective barriers and sprays out all over the space around you. You know the kind I am talking about. When the energy feels weighted and heavy on you and you can feel the tension building, not only because you feel it within, but because you can see the burdens of life pressing down on others. The pressure builds, like being in a life pressure cooker, and suddenly as if the lid wasn’t properly fastened, BOOM. Emotions. All over the floor, the ceiling, the windows, each other; hanging out there for everyone to see, to judge and to have an opinion about. The crazy part of all of this is that as we each were either witness to this explosion or the one exploding we were all a part of it coming into this realm. Each of us played a part in being the catalyst for this energy to feel like it was able to move out of the physical vessel and be released. The trick then becomes recognizing who you are in that moment of release.Read More
Somewhere within this idea of being connected to Mother, it can get tricky with your personal experience of your Mother or being a Mother. This is the human within working to stay grounded and be present with all that is here and of this earth. The true gift of this humanness, is you also are led to the experience of the energy, emotion, and surrender of being with a greater spiritual awareness of this energy and how it will support you. Every one of you experience some form of this human, Mother energy as it is how you arrived on this earth and into being. Having children doesn’t make you a mother and this is the bigger picture you may have tapped into last week. There are unlimited ways of connection to this energy and allowing it to move around you and through you.Read More
It may have felt as if, in the last week, that your meditations and spiritual connection time felt differently, as if the pull to be out in the spiritual plane was strong enough that you may not be able to find your way back to your physical body (or may not want to). While this can be quite intense, it remains part of the journey to be in all of these bodies, physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and ethereal. When you travel beyond the edges of your physical body, you are opening yourself to the embodiment of spirit. You become more of what you actually are instead of who you have been taught to be in the conditioning of this life. What appears difficult in some of this is when you have been feeling struggle in your physical life, the pull to stay in the light body is strong and in some very real ways irresistible. It is only with wisdom and strength that you choose to follow the thread back into balance. Your mind may tell you that you cannot have that intensity of light here in the physical, however, the truth is what you know in your heart and this is what beings you back.Read More
By Loni Wise, Reiki Master
The world gets really interesting when it falls apart all around you. There is usually no warning before it happens either, it simply disintegrates in a moment you least expect it. What I can say about this experience is that you will see what is at the core of your existence as well as your surroundings. As I was in the midst of moving, my father went in to the hospital with a serious heart condition. I found that my physical body speaks so loudly that it pierces the fire to move forward and yet, Iam permitted to continue on. My emotional body has experienced a great freedom of flow to release as necessary in the moment, and sometimes it was enormous. My spiritual body, I feel, carried me through. There was no push to survive all of the stress, and I felt so held and supported that it allowed me to move forward through some of the most intense experiences of my life. It is through Source, God, the Divine that more was made clear to me about new aspects of my purpose of service I’m this place. The energy of the week seemed to move me inside myself, into discomfort and confusion while at the same time allowing a wonderful opening of flow.
The masculine energy fell into a place of requiring support. Now, masculine doesn’t always mean man and feminine doesn’t always mean woman as we all contain both energies. It has felt for some time now, that the masculine energies have been waning and with this, a feeling of a rise in the wisdom and strength of the feminine. The fierce feminine energy has a way of accomplishing what the masculine can but in a more flowing and intuitive way. When the masculine energy decides it would like to accomplish something it follows the line to complete the task. For the feminine the line circles, squiggles, goes back and forward and adapts to where the flow takes her. It appears that in the last couple weeks that there has been more of following the current of the energy flow as it winds along the shores of the masculine. There is a greater push for the intuitive energy to be present and be the guide that moves things; the place where the immediate task is completed with ease and often a more gentle and compassionate space. You can see how the old paradigm of the masculine energy is fading out while the feminine energy is rising to the occasion to support not only the ease of its passing but also the nourishment that the world is yearning for.
In the shift you might be experiencing some challenges in the space of your throat Chakra. This energy center contains the neck, throat, mouth, ears and nose. It’s energy literally speaks to communication in all forms – speaking, listening, hearing, singing, and writing. In the last week you may have experienced some tightness or discomfort in the area of the throat and ears. Sometimes the imbalance comes in the form of miscommunication or missed opportunities from crossed messages. This is all part of the clearing of the energy there. These mishaps and crossed messages all move you into a space of growth. These will cause frustration, anger, fear, many responses that are open catalysts for expansion of body, mind, and spirit and it remains in that discomfort that true change happens. You suddenly decide and make a choice to deal with the frustration and either stay there or move forward beyond it. The beauty is, you are already on the journey to a deepened awareness and the flow of your consciousness will take you there.
When things get difficult and you are feeling that it is so intense you may not make it through, remember that you were made for certain things, in other words you are made to be capable for what shows up. Even when it is difficult, even when you are left feeling unsure and broken, there is hope. It remainswith you so that you can feel the essence of your enlightenment happening moment to moment. Be strong friends!
The trickster is like a virus, working behind the scenes to gather information and use it to protect you from you. Always having ulterior motives that work to move you back to the safe space of what you know, the trickster is cunning, and will often stop at nothing to keep you where you will always be “comfortable”. The trouble in this is that the time of the trickster is ending and for many, this energy is being exposed by all of the chaos happening out in the world around us. Lessons are being learned at a more rapid pace, your LIGHT is far brighter than it has ever been and in this radiance that is YOU, there is no room for a dimmer switch because you have rewired it. You are beginning to be born from this light, entering the same places with a new line of sight that can sometimes feel overwhelming and heavy. Know that you can do this, you were made for this experience. This new sight, new information that is flooding in will begin to bring forth the subtle secrets you felt deep within yourself; validate your inner-knowing and intuition in ways that you will not expect and at the same time will not surprise you. You are feeling ascension and in this experience, often, many changes of life occur.Read More
If there was a week to process energies and experiences from your solar plexus, last week was a great one!! With all of the wild, emotional flow of pressure that has been washing over us as of late, it is difficult to resist the awakening of self which arises from the ashes of burning down. The rain, the water working to cleanse us from crown to toe, falling from the sky as if to beg us to release and surrender to the process of washing off the veils of illusion we have wrapped ourselves in for years and even centuries. It is a habit to fight with the flow and resist what feels uncomfortable, because let’s be honest…I don’t ever see anyone throwing parties to celebrate discomfort. The fight is a chance to hold onto what we have known, the stories of pain that we try to somehow, hide or skirt around, however this is really the great illusion as we are not meant to simply hide from growth.Read More
Here in the Northwest we seem to be in a winter season that is working with the Universe to cleanse and push out all the impurities from our body, mind, spirit, heart and soul. This last week was full of heightened emotions that seemed to pull themselves out of nowhere, to simply appear out of nothingness into a full-fledged “melt down” of tears. Now, I use the term “melt down” because for me, it literally felt as if the emotions were sweating out of my energy, from some place deep within me that was melting and dissolving. The emotional movement of the emotion seemed to drip off of me in a downward motion as it came to its fullness and then as equally fast as it came on, it was dissipate…simply vanish into thin air. I was left there, sometimes feeling like a hit and run, wondering what happened and if someone would be there to help and support me when I finished because I knew that I would need help to understand. Other times, I was left feeling as if that emotional letdown was the answer to all of the crazy I have been experiencing, feeling, and acting out over the last couple, (hell let’s be honest…), years. I will tell you a little secret though, these emotional energies are here to teach us, to open us up in ways that we may never have imagined if we hadn’t been there to feel is wisdom.Read More
In the many layers that presented opportunity this last week, the one that felt the strongest was the acceptance of what it and how trust and faith support it. Life has no shortage of challenges and is ready to dish them out at any moment. At some points early in the week it felt like the old saying, “and the hits just keep on coming,” however it is the very perspective with which you see these that determines how they show up. If you have taken some pretty hard hits with jobs, family, or life in general over the last couple months or even years, one more challenge can spear the mind, causing deep pain that fear and ego love to tag-team. The fear comes in, speaking to the ego saying how you are not enough for you, your family, your job, your life AND these are all LIES.Read More
It was a big movement with the events that occurred toward the end of the week. I am speaking of the full moon, lunar eclipse, and comet on Friday. This is an event that carried some pretty significant power. Usually the build up to the full moon is about bringing things to a close, allowing things to come full circle in the learning process which we are given in the monthly cycle. These full moons open our pathway to begin again in preparation of the next new moon where we, once again, lay the foundation for new goals and intentions. This last full moon was joined by a lunar eclipse and a strong one to show us how we can embrace our shadow, not by hiding it, but by allowing it to come through in order to diffuse and disperse its energy. There is a great empowerment that can occur if we choose to embrace the shadow within and apply it to the light. Maybe this sounds confusing or contradicting, however there is a great deal of knowledge we can get from playing with the dark.Read More
The seven previous days have been a calling to work it out. Work out the truth, work out who you are in that truth, work out who others are in that truth and work into how that truth will form the following days of our existence. The last couple months have been a treacherous journey for me personally, and I am going to share a little about it because it really speaks to transitions of the last several days. I have really felt a cavernous sense of duality and separation, literally like being torn in half. Luckily it seems as though I am not swept up in the spurts of mass hysteria, however, I am equally effected by all that is going on. I feel connected to certain energy that speaks on both “sides” of the fight and so when my Fighting, Warrior Heart finally chooses to speak up and offer perspective, I am attacked and instantly feel the need to defend myself, forcing me to feel even more angry and sad that so many of my friends, my people have been swept. So then, as much as I try not to, I become a component of the “us and them” duality. This my friends is where the work begins…seeing the split.Read More
What a great week last week was for being challenged with self-discovery. It seems that the energies have a real and significant message for us all and the challenge is lowering the volume, on all of the distracting “white noise”, in order to see the message within the flow. The days seemed to be moving quite fast and if feels as if we are moving through time and space at a much more rapid speed than before. By the time I had a chance to stop and look around, life had shifted and if I had not been paying attention, I might not have known where I was. With change happening this way, I have found that it remains even more important for me to stay vigilant and clear out the old beliefs, habits, and energies that restrict my flow to purpose. I sense that many of us are experiencing this energy to clear out. Sometimes the clearing can feel a bit frustrating or hopeless, so know that you are not alone and that many are rapidly moving through the preparation for the shift to come. This knowledge, that others are also preparing, is meant to remind your spirit and soul that as long as others are working with this, you have a vibrational frequency to tap into that supports your expansion and theirs.Read More
Mid-week I realized that I was holding some insanely, intense anxiety and had no clue as to why. My stomach was locking up, muscles tight, breathing shallow, panic energy around my thoughts, upset stomach, all old habits it felt like. Immediately I thought about how I was sinking back into and old pattern, however, I had spent so much of my time going inward that I was not paying attention to what was happening out around me in the world. Interestingly, the anxiety had nothing to do with me directly, it was what I was absorbing from the world around me. I live in a very liberal area of the world being here on the west coast and there is a lot of fear being held by those who were devastated by the election. I had simply forgotten that Friday was the inauguration, that some would be immobilized by fear driven emotion, and that many of my friends would be attending marches to show how much they hate the new President. In my experience of this last week, there were not enough crystals, sage, oils, prayer or meditation to separate and protect myself from that heavy veil of energy.Read More