By Loni Wise Reiki Master
I come to you humbled from the energies of the previous week. Feeling the way the heaviness slowly moved in and out has been a challenging transition these last several days. It feels strange as I reach back into the previous days that felt as a struggle, they seem fuzzy in my memory. Almost as if they have been replaced with white noise or behind a veil that cannot be seen. Maybe I am not supposed to remember the weight of it as I move forward, continuing to integrate new light into my life. The veil was present in such a way that I physically felt my eyesight blurred, so much so that during a session of energy work I received it was recommended that I remove my glasses when I was able to in order to see, not with my physical eyes but with my energetic eyes. As I did this, it felt beautiful to soften from the stress of trying so hard to see ahead. I felt better equipped to see through my own tales about what things “should” look like and be present to what was actually happening. Of course there was also the Mercury Retrograde (which gets a bad name a lot of the time), that descended upon us as a reminder to slow down and take a load off. As this planet of communication goes retro, it is often blamed for miscommunications and technological mishaps, and sometimes those things do occur, however this time it felt different to me. This time I experienced the retrograde as a reminder to slow my roll in order to recuperate and nurture myself, and I was forced to listen.
The veil may show up differently for each of you and it is one of the more powerful teachers you can learn from. The veil comes in many forms and different situations and last week it appeared as an old pair of glasses with a prescription that caused blurred vision. Sometimes the blurring can occur in the outsides of the eyes which can be a reminder that the full spectrum view is not always necessary and that by focusing on what is in your direct vision you can see something new. Occasionally it would occur in the center of the vision which is a reminder to take a break from what you are doing to breathe and go inside. You are being asked to slow down and pay attention to the messages you will receive, which will not come through if you are charging forward beyond your energetic means. These veils can also show up on a purely energetic level where you are feeling a cloud within your mind halting your ability to make clear and concise thoughts, intentions and decisions. This sort of veil becomes a teaching about tapping your consciousness and truth by allowing the energy to move either up and out or up and back in. The up and out is powerful as a release of the stagnation that the veil can sometimes represent. The up and in is a reference to the need for your lower energies to be filled or supported by the movement down and through. There is no right or wrong way to sense it and by simply being in the awareness of the veil, however it shows up, you are opening yourself to a shift and integration of new energetic flow.
If you were experiencing a sense of being weighed down you were not alone. There are times when the energy of transition can feel heavy and you may also feel it physically with swelling in the legs and ankles, or even a physical sense that the body is being pulled closer to the earth. From the energetic standpoint you may be experiencing a stronger resonation with the lower Chakra energy centers. If the energy from the upper Chakras is moving in a downward motion or is lacking any motion up the body, it can feel like you are literally weighted down. This also perpetuates the need to sit, rest and maybe even sleep a bit more. When you receive these messages of rest it is important to notice how you respond. In Western civilization there are societal judgements that you must push through it. Go to work or school and attend life through sickness, distress, or anxiety no matter what. You are being asked by your own intuitive wisdom to release yourself from what others say is best for you and begin to trust yourself. This experience of honoring yourself beyond other’s opinions will allow you the space to heal and release the heaviness at a quicker pace, and most likely with a greater outcome of fullness, light and integration of new energies and realizations.
Our bodies are designed with a beautiful magic that tell us when enough is enough. The message begins as a subtle nudge and if you are not willing to listen, it will turn into a loud horn blaring with an outcome that will require you to slow down. As we continue to honor our own existence with love and kindness, we set an example for others to do so. Lead with your heart embracing your most inner truth and all will be provided.