Phase 2: Post Eclipse

Having thought about this for a while I became inspired with an understanding of what’s happening on a global level in the human consciousness. What does this Eclipse truly bring us?

The evolution of the human consciousness has been skyrocketing for quite some time now. In the last 30 years it has come leaps and bounds, really reaching it’s peak thus far as of the last 7 years.

So I find this fascinating, not to get too “Mayan prophecy” on you, but to correlate the facts of the shift we are experiencing. We know we are in the transition period of the galactic alignment, we move constellations so many thousands of years, we experience a life and death of the human evolution of consciousness. From the legends of a civilization so advanced ( aka consciousness evolved) to clear and pure evidence of the Stone Age when the humans were just learning how to make and use tools- there have been many times that humans have experienced evolution and have lost access to consciousness and then regain it as times goes on.

We are arriving at the peak of our evolution where the consciousness is about to evolve and we have a way of influencing the direction of its evolution. When I say “we” I say people who are “awake, conscious, intuitives, psychics, shadow workers, light workers” – the word doesn’t matter. The concept is what rings true- a person who is aware that she/he can improve himself, help others just by evolving his mind with some “out of the ordinary” things, working the other side of a brain. Side note: has anyone put a psychic through a CAT Scan or had monitors to check for brain activity in different regions of the brain and have them do a reading while their brain is being looked at? What part of the brain do you think would “light up”? I bet it would be the pineal gland, the 3rd eye, along with whatever area of the brain is their channel- one of the clairs. Anyway.

We had a “blip” of time to actively start waking ourselves up- doing our own shadow work, becoming aware of how we started affecting Mother Earth with our machines and technology, how we are on a global level having an impact on our environment. Then scaled down to individual person’s accountability for his/her actions- how ONE person can make a difference. Well, from there enough people got passionate about this and spread the message of “recycle, renewable energy”- that’s why these words now exist in our vocablary, because someone at some point in time got together with like minded people and made it their business to make humanity’s relationship with Mother Earth a better one, a healthier one. Few started it, but it woudln’t have worked if others didn’t become inspired by it and actually follow through. I am talking – garbage companies changing their equipment, their services to include recycling of paper, glass – that took organization and will to change! That took money, it took restructure but it was done and now look at that, your recylcing gets picked up at your house every other week! CHANGE IS POSSIBLE.

It starts with inspiration. It is OUR turn to inspire! It is OUR turn to work together, exploring each other’s insights and gifts and talents, become “buzzing” with energy so we can spark one off another and “light” more people with this infectious inspiration. What do we need to inspire each with? LIFE. The beauty of life. Our time on this planet is truly amazing. The creation of this world is undeniably breathtaking! This childlike wonder needs to find its place back into our hearts and take residence there if humanity has any hope of turning things around.

People who are “awake” have access to a gift of perspective- seeing how you can make an impact in a positive direction. From super cool “spiritual” gifts where people with tremendous potential are quietly lurking because they are too shy and quiet to speak up- that takes time, to find enough courage to participate in a discussion or ask a question sometimes. But if people are prompted with activities, questions, conversations, non-hostile environment, and welcoming, inspiring, and interesting members that growth happens a lot sooner. May be one person finds another person and a beautiful friendship forms of a student and a teacher- in a non-hierarchical type of way- but in a “global vision of inspiring the planet” type of a way. Encouraging people in their gifts, sincerely sharing their joy and wonder in life for the discoveries that they are making on their journey.

Think of it like- you have scaled by yourself to the top of the mountain- maybe with one or two inspirational books or if you are lucky, people close to you. Now it is your turn to turn around and give a hand to the person behind them, so that we can get over this mountain faster and get to the next chapter in our book of humanity.

Start conversations, ask questions- find people who you click with- get together with them for a skype session- not for money, but because you clicked! Feed off each other’s energy, connect and possibly make some discoveries together or create something beautiful like a new business to assist those who are still on their quest. Phase 2, post- eclipse- is the phase where we get together and SPARK, baby. We have got to fire up the global network of consciousness- and to get it online we have to work together.

I have been inspired with this vision after seeing a person whom I met for a reading just LIGHT UP with vision, fire and inspiration. I inspired her, she in turn inspired me, and here we are. This was a beautiful exchange of energy- and see the beautiful part here is that this relationship doesn’t need to have any labels put on it- it’s doing a service to the human kind when you are in the position to gift someone inspiration. So, don’t doubt yourself and just excatly how wonderful you are- GO INSPIRE SOMEONE.

 

Do readings for each other

Gift a bit of your gift to another person

Engage in conversation about something metaphysical- we have got to make it an okay subject to be talked about! We have come a long ways, but it needs to be normalized even further. There is plenty of work to be done here!

Attend “Go Live” sessions of people who ARE in the front lines of the inspiration – my shout out to Benebell Wen, Ethony Dawn, NWTS, Oracle Soup, Hermit’s Lamp, Jessi Huntingberg, Brigit from Biddy Tarot, Peggy Walman, Paris Debono, JP Sears, Teal Swan, Jay Shetty — I am SO leaving out a BUNCH of people- but these people are the next generation of inspriaton who’s lead we have got to follow up. I don’t know how many of them realize just what kind of an inspiration they really are for someone on “the path”- some aren’t very spiritual at all, some are #SpiritualAF – each is leaving their own uniquie footprint in this groundwork. They are attracting the RIGHT people to themselves! For example someone doesn’t resonate with Benebell and may not be interested in Tarot- could be inspired by JP- PERFECT. That is all that is necessary- YOUR INDIVIDUALITY!

I’m so thrilled to be on this journey along side with everyone- its going to be a great ride if we can reach out to those who have inspired us, or you feel “pulled to”-and start making magic happen, because from there on- it’s going to blaze with the speed of light!

Lets get this party started with some connections, skype chats, readings! Even 30 minutes of your time once.

Contribute to the Great Shift.

Love and light

 

Yulia

 

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Tarot: Surprise afternoon with the High Priestess.

I’m not even sure if the word “surprise” describes this correctly. Technically, if the cards tell me some things about my day before my day even begins, what happens shouldn’t be a surprise, right?

I do daily draws- instead of just one card that can be so many things: advice, warning, what’s around me today, what to watch out for, what to contemplate on etc. I choose to do 3 cards for the day: what’s happening around me in the morning, mid-day, and evening. Then I get 1 advice card for the whole day. This gives me the best preview of what my wake up- to noon time will be about, what my noon to 5 will be like, and 5pm to bed time. The advice cards covers the whole day and is applicable to any and all of it.. I feel like if I get an advice card for each part of the day, that’s almost like cheating. C’mon, figure it out yourself, make an effort at least!

So today’s cards were Tower Reversed, High Priestess and Star. Daily advice was 7 of pentacles. I have a special relationship with that card. It’s my “you are a procrastinator” card.. so when it showed up for today’s advice, it puzzled me. You want me to procrastinate to day?? That doesn’t seem right with these 3 important major arcanas sitting right above you… 7 of pentacles, you be crazy. But this card had a different feel to it today energetically. By habit I jumped to “procrastinate” definition, because for me, in any of my readings for myself or others this card hasn’t meant anything else. Today, I felt the card was advising me to take the day slow and steady, and all would make sense. This felt like a much more appropriate interpretation, and it seemed to fit.

Tower Reversed:

This card is suppose to cover “wake up until noon” time frame, but in my experience, the card can represent one particular and important moment in that time frame, rather than the overall feel of that time.  The Tower Rx was definitely about one particular moment. My dear sweet husband, had worked all day Sunday (6am starting), came home for dinner, took an hour break, and went back to work. He came home and crashed into the bed at 4am. (Life of a business owner- we own an asphalt maintenance company). His plan was to get 4-5 hrs of sleep and get back to the new day. However, at 7am I find him getting into the shower: an employee didn’t show up for work, so now he has to go super early. The look on his face of sadness, disappointment, exhaustion, anger- this was my Tower moment. However, once he got in the shower, his phone beeped- that was the employee saying he is on his way and stopped at the store to get supplies we needed for the day. This was the Tower Reversed moment- disaster avoided. My husband, now showered, can go back to bed and sleep some more, which he promptly did. So this was a span of maybe 20 minutes where the Tower loomed up ahead..and then reversed, giving us a much needed break in the day. The rest of my morning was smooth and painless.

High Priestess:

This was the coolest experience! I’ve had moments where the cards of the day were extremely literal and it was a very personal and intimate moment of understanding a card and its message. I’ve never had the High Priestess Experience. Until today.

When I drew the card in the morning, I thought to myself: okay, secret keeper, what do you have in store for me? I thought on all of her messages: hidden agendas, reflecting back to your inner guidance, “you already know”, what’s behind the veil, duality, listening to gut instinct and so on. I decided that she was telling me to spend some time reflecting on myself. My plan for the afternoon was to make a trip into town, about an 1.5hrs away, to get some supplies for the business and help my tired hubby out. I had ample time to think, be still in my mind, and just be present in the moment. To cut to the chase, I arrived to the first location: the man at the counter was all business, getting the order together, getting the paperwork, payment etc. Then something changed, and he started talking to me about his life, and how his journey took him to where he is now and where he hopes to go from here. He must be in his late 50’s, early 60’s, as he mentioned he was considering retiring soon. I listened intently, there was something special at having a complete stranger spill his life story to me. It wasn’t dramatic, he wasn’t looking for sympathy, or laughs, or a shoulder to cry on- his story was a happy one, he talked about joys in his life and how things have worked out for him, he talked about his aspirations and wants in life, he talked about his wife and her life (not nearly detailed as his). It felt like a genuine need to be heard, to be listened to, understood and for joy to be shared and for kind words to be said. This conversation, was mostly a monologue, really. I didn’t say much, except for an occasional “yes, aha”. I maintained eye contact, full of curiosity, compassion, understanding and mostly, a genuine interest in this human being in front of me. He talked for about 20 minutes. At the end, he was really surprised at himself for having shared so much, and he said that somehow he felt so much better and thanked me for talking to him. We ended the conversation by introducing ourselves and shaking hands. (S)

On my way to the next stop I kept thinking at what transpired. All of a sudden, I had a realization “this was the High Priestess moment”. I listened intently, like she does. I didn’t judge or provide commentary. I allowed the person the room and the space to reflect on to their own life. That literally blew my mind.

I arrived at my next location: I decided to stop in at the jewelry store to get my wedding ring inspected and cleaned, as it was due. I always go to the same place where we bought it, and while the staff there changed, there is an older gentleman who has worked there for a long time. I have dealt with him at previous ring cleanings, and he was always polite, but distant, not too interested in engaging in any small talk or weather conversations. He greeted me as I walked in the door, I explained what I needed and he began to help me. He was quiet at first, and when we walked over to the cleaning station, he began talking. At this point, I realized I could have another experience of the High Priestess energy and decided to consciously ride this wave, knowing what I needed to facilitate to allow it to keep happening. He talked for over an hour. He told me about his wife, his dad, his career, his life choices, time in the war, concerns he is faced with at this time. We stood off to the side of the cleaning station, as other employees were walking by, customers coming into the door, but if felt like we didn’t exist, we weren’t there. No one noticed us, no one interrupted us. I allowed for the space for him to reflect on his life, and realize how full of joy it really was. There were a few times he got teary eyed looking back on some memories. It was a beautiful experience. I felt like I was there to facilitate it, as those people needed to reflect on their lives, listen to their inner voices, but my role was very minimal. I barely said a few words during that hour. He wasn’t overbearing, looking to cry, complain or anything of the things you would think of when the person won’t quit talking. This had an entirely different feel. As the hour came to an end, he realized how long he was talking and the conversation drew to a close. We ended our talk with introducing ourselves and shaking hands. (D)

I went on to get lunch at a near by grocery store and pick up a few things. I had to ask an employee where to find the organic bubble bath for kids, as I don’t shop there too often. I could tell the same thing started happening, but unfortunately, I was completely out of time, as I had to pick up my 3 year old from daycare, and still had 1.5 hrs to drive before I got there. I was saddened to have had to end that experience. (Sorry H!)

However, my drive home was full of reflection on the High Priestess and her powers. She is silent, her words aren’t needed. Her attentive eye gaze, that sees the person’s soul, is what does the trick and allows the person to begin exploring what is really in his soul. She listens, she doesn’t judge, agree or disagree- that’s not her job. She creates presence for the person to reflect on themselves, check in with their inner compass, and take the time to examine their map of life.

This is was a deeply personal and intimate afternoon with the High Priestess.

My evening card? Well.. it’s the Star.

As I was walking into the office tonight, my sweet husband was snoring on the couch (as he rightfully should), I had just closed the bedroom door to my son’s room- he was off to dreamland after a busy evening of a bubble bath and lots of books. I shut down the Quickbooks, checked the email, made the list of to-do for tomorrow, and was about to shut off the computer…and then decided, stuff like this doesn’t happen often. I need to write about this…now, where is my blog?

The Star: the card of an artist and writer. She is the muse, the inspiration, the quiet creator of the inspirational fairy dust. Thank you for being my evening card and motivating me to write and share.

7 of pentacles was indeed the most appropriate card of advice for the day. Do things with dedication and purpose and the hard work will pay off. I allowed the time for the experience to take place instead of rushing off to the next thing. I procrastinated, indeed, but in the most rewarding way.

Love and light!

Yulia

Back to connection

Even at the best of times, when I think I’m most connected to my higher self and my consciousness, I get lost. I lose my way all the time, multiple times a day.. sometimes I become aware of it, sometimes I don’t and continue operating under the understanding that I’m connected. I still think I understand what’s going on, that I’m in control and I’m aware, that I’m doing everything in the highest good. Until I have that one wake up call, that I really haven’t been paying attention, thta I am walking around, more like stumbling, with my eyes closed and not interacting with daily life. That I’ve become closed off and unperceptive, that I’ve shut down. However, my mind is so great at masking this from me that I slip in unconsciousness completely unaware that I’m not longer lucid. It’s like losing track of yourself in the lucid dream, somehow you unnoticeably become part of the dream and no longer in charge of it. Life is like a dream, it’s pliable and willing if you are lucid, and it’s dense and muddy when you are not.

Last night’s tarot reading and today’s meditation brought me back to lucidity. My reading was extremely powerful and jolting to opening my eyes again, and taking a deep breath. My Judgement call came. This is it. This is my last opportunity, next time I slip away for a long time, I won’t come out. The calling energy is here, you either get on board or you don’t. This is the last opportunity. I must do all possible to stay lucid, to stay aware. So focus becomes on how to stay lucid, how to stay conscious and aware of my life. Staying grounded and staying connected, while still having to participate in daily activities of unconscious mind- as they still must be managed. Self care, in the most simplest form- early up, exercise, conscious presence in all decision, slow down, take time to be grounded, to meditate. When tarot cards start popping up and I’m looking at them with “big blank eyes” – I have no clue what you are saying to me- I’m not 5 of cups, or I’m not 4 of cups, or 7 of wands, or even 3 of swords- this is the biggest clue that yes, you are. You have slipped off, you are unconscious and the cards are mirroring it back to you. Denial will get you in trouble, you will further slip away. There is a part of you that must recognize the situation for what it truly is- looking at things you don’t want to look at, becoming interactive with all aspects of your life. Are you going from day to day “waiting for Friday” so you can do nothing productive, so you can “relax”, so you can “please” yourself with Netflix and ice cream. or will you do something worthwhile- like take the time to meditate, take the time to write and reflect. Keep up on the consciousness, checking back with yourself about being awake, getting feedback from yourself- sending yourself signals and responding to them- are both parts of your brain participating, are you aware, are you conscious. When you don’t want to do that- that’s one part taking over the other- your mind is allowing you to fall asleep and has deployed it’s tricks. “Ah, I’ll meditate tomorrow. Or, ergh, I don’t want to balance my bank account today, I’ll worry about it Monday”. This right there- should be your wake up call. This should click in your mind and turn on the defense questions: Wait. Why am I procrastinating again? Am I fully conscious?

Self pity is a slippery slope of the unconscious. Its a quick slide, it’s a quick ride to the bottom of fully unconscious. The victim mentality. “But I’ve worked so hard, I’ve cleaned the whole house today, I’ve taken care of everyone else today, I need downtime. I need to just “veg” on the couch and chill. There is nothing wrong with watching one movie before bed.” I’m at a point where this exactly gets me in trouble. One night turns into the next, and next and next… and after that I’m out like a light. No longer aware, slipped into “victim mentality” of I’m so tired, I’m so exhausted, life is hard, I don’t want to do this anymore, I wasn’t meant to just clean the house, feed my family and pay bills. I’m a spiritual being, I need time for me to read my cards… This is my slippery slope! It’s so eerily similar to the reality that I’m a spiritual being, that I’m more than a housewife and business owner. But the approach to this must be different! Looking at this resentfully, looking at this annoyed and ungrateful (looking at the murky sun from the bottom of the lake, through the water)- doesn’t paint a good picture. But reversing the role, by giving myself time to be conscious, to be up at 4am- not because it’s the right things to do, but because it feels good to be up with Earth and Sun, on their cycles, is empowering. It’s uplifting. I’m taking the time to remember my place in Universe, to take life by the horns and take charge of my consciousness.

My theme card was Chariot. Taking charge, taking control, being willful, being powerful and aware, lucid, the driver- the direction giver, the navigator of consciousness. Taking charge of the situation, rather being unconsciously drag by the situation whichever way it takes you.

My issue is unplugging from life and being irresponsible with my finances. Instead of allowing money to run my life, I need to make the money work for me. Making wise choices, making wise purchases- not cheap, not save a penny here or there- but in general being more conscious of what bills I actually have, how much interest is going somewhere, what useless crap do I tend to buy (aka coffee and take out). Its not about spending $10 for a dance class, it’s about the bigger picture- am I in control of my finances. Does the money serve me? or do I serve it? Its easier to roll over and let it take over. But its worth it to get on it, and ride it.

I struggle remembering how to best connect with my consciousness. I begin to substitute my spirituality with watching Gaia TV, or listening to other’s spiritual wisdom. It will not replace me experiencing it. I can’t experience their wisdom, because it’s not mine. It may make a lot of sense. But the best way is to do it. TO take the time to meditate. To take the time to write and reflect. Not for Ego’s sake (oh I’m so wise.. I have so much knowledge), but for myself, I’m not out to teach anyone anything, but to live my life the best way I know how. My ego needs to settle down. I’m aware of when it starts to get cocky, so that’s a plus. I get too worried about what others will think of my musings, rather than just doing this for myself. I try to make things too official- Let go of the concept that I have to fit it in any sort of a box, it is what it is. Any beginning is a beginning, it doesn’t need to be a perfect one. It doesn’t need to be beautiful and decorated. This is my story and I choose to write it however it serves me best.

My cards showed me the importance of not being lost in Ego land, the land of instant gratification, the wishful thinking, how important to just recognize that all prior mistakes are just water under the bridge, and I must move on. 7 of cups and 5 of cups reversed – their message is to stop dreaming, stop pouting, but pick up the full cups and move on. Cross that bridge, make that commitment and keep walking. Quit coming back to mourn your 5 cups. Live in the present moment. Let it be your departure point into the future, rather than living the past moment, allowing it to define your future.

What do I have to do to stay conscious?

Be on the look out for victim mentality. It’s not enough to just recognize that I’m thinking that way again. It’s necessary to remember that I can’t live in “tomorrow I’ll do better”. The saying “Now is the only time” must be felt and embodied. That means right now, right here I make the choice to be conscious. I’m aware of my actions, I’m aware of the bigger picture of why I’m doing the things I’m doing. I’m aware that I’m not a victim, that I’m doing this for myself, to better myself. By reminding myself that now is my time, I’m pushing myself towards my life path, towards the light. Take the time to remember that each day is the “Now” what I do “now” determines my future path. It is not about “oh I messed up, this will screw me up, I’m so bad..blah blah blah”. It’s about recognizing when you are no longer conscious, and gently lovingly push yourself back to the light, but reminding yourself “Now is that moment”.

When I hear the “mental fog” and things that I think I remember what they mean, but don’t quite “feel” them- let that be an alert. a wake up call. Let that be the perfect time to remember that “now is that moment” to go meditate, to connect with my own consciousness. Love yourself enough to wake yourself up.

Hermit is not about being left alone, or being able to relax, or being able to get away from it all. It’s about taking the time to plug in to your own consciousness, to access where on your path you are. Are you lucid? Are you straying? Hermit is the loving and gentle reminder that you need a re connection with meditation of being “present”. Not a spirit guide, or a lucid dream, or astral projection.. but “NOW” moment. Being aware of your body, being aware of your soul in your mind, being aware of the spiritual being that resides in your body and in your mind. Allow that spiritual being show you the way, light your path and direct you to the higher good. Follow it’s call, this is your judgement. Go with that energy.

Love and light!

Yulia

Chistmas spirit and how to be Santa

Our world lacks kindness at this time in our great spiral of life. We dance the eternal dance, the constant change and shift of galactic forces, that have an effect on our existence. The great constellations are shifting,we have began our process of change. Welcome this time with kindness for each other, love and support for your neighbohrs. Be kind to someone for no reason,but just because they are another human being. Do something special, maybe not a material thing, but even a kind, loving message for a stranger. Leave a note on someone’s car that “this is your year, believe in yourself!”. “You can do it” or something else kind an inspiring. If you found random cheerful note or your version of a fortune cookie fortune, what does it say that it cheers you up? I was recently on the receving end of a random act of kindness, and it was so wonderful.

Get a $5-10 gift card, and make someone’s day and leave it in a public place,like a coffee shop or grocery store. Think how good you just made someone feel. Maybe it’s a cup of coffee card or a store like bath and body Works or a local sandwhichshop… add a note, merry Christmas you! Yes,you! Share the gift of kindness and do something sweet and thoughtful for a complete stranger. Spread laughter and cheer. We really need to be our own Santa’s this year.

Be kind.

Be thoughtful.

Give an extra smile.

Say thanks an extra time.

Don’t be a stingy scrooge. You don’t have to have money to be scrooge.

The spirit of being more loving, more kind, more thoughtful is upon us. We need to go through this great transition with love and compassion in our hearts.

So do something small, be a positive influence on just one random person  this year.

I’m going to. I will be my local santa, I can’t wait to make some random kind cards!

How?

What would our world be like? If each one of actually cared for others? We say we do, we sympathize, we get sad, we quietly wish the other person well, sometimes we just look the other way, some of us somehow are able to laugh at misfortune of others.

What would it be like, if one day, you were walking down the street, saw a homeless person asking for money, and stopped. Because this is a person. Because he has a story. Because one day, long time ago, they were an innocent child. Someone along the way failed this child by not teaching them what it means to be a good person, didnt teach him how to care. This child was born knowing all of this, but diacouraged along the way of such behavior by sheer example of excat opposite.

What would it be like just to sit down next to the homeless person and ask “Hey bud, what happened in your life that led you right here? What was that turning point? What can I do to help you? I am a human being who sees another human suffering. I can not let it be okay that I just ignore that. I want to see you do well.” Yet, here I am, a hippocrate of a human being… or… wait, am I? I guess i am not. I dont sit next to homeless people, i dont help the more needy, those who lack it all. I help those who lost only something special, or feel they are getting lost, or recently got lost and dont know it. Hmmmm sorry, i digress here, but i geniunly thought i was not a good human being, and then it dawned on me that its okay to not be able help the most needy, I can still be a good person.

Unexpected side turn and discovery of my own realization. But, our world would be bright with happiness for each other, we would literally transform our way of existence. A tarot sequence jumps to my mind…tower and star. Here we are, at a dark time in history of humanity. Granted we dont think that we are. I think in our life time, its easy to be not caring because so much work is done through impersonal phone, email, text…not personal intereaction. A huge change, a shift, in thinking, being, existing, enjoying life is upon us. Right now? Boy, do I feel it, so immensly, so pressing, just just just about to burst. A beautiful beginning is near. But what happens right before a beautiful beginning? An end. Tower card. It can either be a dramatic shift, with a lot of unrest because it happened prematurely, not enough people were ready. Or can be a swift, smooth transition because you just understand this is the new way of how things will be. So you become the change. Right now. Allow your light to shine so bright that it catches in others. It is your duty. Lightworkers? This is a beautiful term. You light the way. You embody that change. You become so filled with love and light for life and existence and all others that exists. That others cant just help, but smile, that will be a smile with the new light, radiant, capable of shining bright enough to ignite the fire in others…and just keep it going. We are at the final push. This must happen right now, shine, shine, shine baby! Find reasons to laugh, to smile, to ne greatful, yo be appreciative, no matter the bad. Feel the glow of life sparkling deep down as you allow yourself to truly enjoy that emotion. Nothing is quite as powerful.

Lightworkers, this is coming out as a message, now is your time to be the change that you want to see. Whether one sees this or many. You alone, you make a difference. That means tomorrow morning, you start being nicer. You make the resolve to not be pissed if someone cuts you off in traffic, or tailgates a little too close. You understand that they are just another human being, who is so lost and confused in this rat race of a life, that they cant think of anyone but themselves. And instead of just judging it, or getting mad, labeling them an asshole, stupid idiot who cant drive, or any other creative name, you just forgive them and wish they will find a moment to lift their nose from the grindstone and understand what they are doing to themselves. Tomorrow morning, you genuinely wish your coffee barista a great day because there is not a reason in the world it shouldnt be. Tomorrow morning, you smile at the checkstand clerk or gas attendant and thank them sincerely. Because everyone feels honesty, and when someone is honestly noticed they feel their soul flutter and wake up just a little more.

 

 

Well..that was unexpected. I just kept typing because the words just kept droping in to my head. I was pondering on one subject and then it turned into a conversation in my head, and then a monologue that wasnt mine. That was pretty cool. I felt the whole message, its urgency and its force, its need tobe delivered and heard.

So…that means… transition is here, put your best foot forward and be the change right now, because the time has come. (Again…not me)

 

Oki doki then. I think i am going to think about this.

Tough transitions

Sometimes in life we have to make calls that aren’t easy for us or for those who are affected by them. Its not easy to make a stand for something you whole-heartedly believe it, and understand that making the tough decision is ultimately in your best interested and in that person’s best interest. That decision is tough because the first and immediate reaction is pain, hurt, stress and separation. The positive intention behind that action is the catalyst for change. It is with the hope that the intention will come to the forth front and shine in all its might, and will make that pain and stress disappear in time. In many cases people get stuck in the “hurt, pain” phase and never make it through to the positive intention; and that is the most painful to see.

We had to let a very good employee go. He has a world of potential in him, but he has some serious growing up to do for now, and during that time he has to be without us tying him down. Some transitions can’t take place while some enabling cords are attached. It’s literally a visual of unplugging the safety cord and seeing if the person flies or fails. It’s terrifying when you find yourself in the position of the one who has to cut the cord, or when you have your cord cut. My heart is literally aching for this guy. I hope he finds his path, finds his way, because if he does – beautiful things will happen in his life. I see it for him, my husband sees it for him.. but he himself is blinded. How terrifying it must be, and how painful it must be to be in the dark place, to have the cord cut..and to not believe that you can fly. Truly sending him the best energies possible to open his eyes and spread his wings.

This was a first for us to have to be put in the position to cut the cord. Knowing from our perspective that it’s the best possible resolution to problem, that it will serve him the highest good if he takes the opportunity to see it as such himself, but also knowing that by making this decision we are putting him in a place where he absolutely must take responsibility for himself. Even knowing that, its hard not to feel some responsibility for whatever may happen next.

From the perspective of “outside looking in” its not that difficult to identify the patterns that emerge in someone else’s life. Self sabotage is a difficult issue to work through as long as one remains unaware that this is indeed is what’s happening. Beginning to do that kind of work is a huge undertaking even for someone who is ready to face their own demons. For situations where life tells you its time to get your stuff together, but you haven’t mentally prepared for it.. its even tougher. Its like watching someone in the water, knowing they have to swim to shore on their own, but fighting every urge to throw them a life vest… its unnatural, but ultimately allows that person to get a grip …or sink.  😦

The other difficult part is knowing that I can help this person talk through some stuff, help them see things for themselves and get them started on some of their shadow work… but also knowing that offering my help is going to be yet another crutch, and if that person knows what they need to make their life better they will find someone on their own, or they will learn how to work through this stuff on their own.

On that note, love and light to you during this Mercury in Retrograde!

Enjoying joy and how to find it. Feeling emotions and present moment.

I love technology, but hate it at the same time. It is convenient and comfortable, yet it has a giant sideeffect: it takes us out of the present moment. We are not present with all of our senses in the moment where we exist. This minute just went by with you (me, all of us) holding the cell phone in our  hands, walking along with our face buried in it. You aren’t present in your surroundings,you choose to be present in an alternate reality of “phone world of Facebook and instagram”, or choosing to be present in the moment of a life of some stranger like a celebrity that just had a child. You are living someone else’s moments, because you are choosing to not be present within. After a while, this feeling becomes so comfortable that we choose to always be somewhere elese. We check out even in social moments with our loved once by diving into the present (thinking of today’s conversations) or looking ahead (oh I have to do this tomorrow, or I’m dreading that meeting). We ae so used and comfortable being somewhere else that we just change, we become distant, we become annoyed without the access to other reality. We don’t count the present moment. Right here. Right now. Feel yourself present through your body. Take your attention to your feet-what are they doing? Are they comfortable curled up under you like this? Are your legs crossed? Feel them. Feel your behind on the chair or a bed, feel it’s softness or hardness. Feel the muscles in your face, is your forehead crunched up? Right now, take the time to feel your body. Once you are done and are aware look around you. Mentally f eel each item in the room, become aware of its presence. If you have a pet in the room, tap into them-feel their presence, feel their love for you, their joy. Right now,here. Once you are comfrtable with this start doing that with people you love.feel your child’s joy. Feel your child’s sadness. Once you feel you will connect, you will understand them better and what they need from you. Or how you can help them feel and understand their feelings.

More and more you do it, you will see the things that feelgood and things thatdont.you will know when you will benefit from tapping into your present moment. Great tool to improve your daily life. Our society and lifestyle prevents us and our future generations from learning how to just with yourself.our ancestors had plenty of time to be with themselves in the present moment. Their values show us that. We can learn a lot from looking at our ancestors as we people, rather than ancient and not advanced. They were very advanced in the art of self observation. Then something changed.this change came before age of t3chnology, but didn’t affect as many. Once technology became accessible to everyone, we can observe the shift in global consciousness. I think many of us are becoming aware of something being off, but can’t quite identify it.we can’t quite put our fingers on it long enough to remember. Many of us want to wake up, but find it difficult. Truth is, we must learn how to make that change. Our future literally depends on it. We have forgotten what it means to not be a society, what it means to live for ourselves. Not in a selfish manner, but rather we live in cities where the pace of life is insane and we expect ourselves to keep up with it. You remember those peaceful farmers who lived and enjoyed life, until some duke or prince came along and said this is my land now, and you will work for me. But I’m off topic here, I have no political agenda, I just look at the situation from a big picture.

Choose to find the joy in your life. Feel your present moment and remember that all you have is now. Tomorrow is not promised, but don’t be scared of it. Just feel the now. You can pay attention to the scary things in your life or to the good ones. Somehow the good ones always get taken from granted. You don’t benefit from that. Recognize and acknowledge the good in your life. You have a roof over your head? Feel how grateful  you are to be protected from the weather. Instead of “I wish I had 2 bathrooms”. You exist in a reality where thesee two facts are equal in their reality, but you have a choice in what you notice. Which one serves you the most? Certainly not a useless wish. A fact that you are comfortable has more weight in their service to you.

Every detail in your life has the gratitude factor. Find it. Remember it. Feel it often. Tremendous tool in improving your life without physically having to make a change. When you feel grouchy, or frustrated but want to feel better and don’t want to be down: Ackwnoldge your feelings of frustration and sayyes, I feelyou, I respect that you exist, but I can’t dwell on you and wallow in you. I’m going to go wallow in something good because I want to feel better. And go through your gratitude list: appreciate your family members, your friends, your pets, your self, your plants, your house. You are showering not only self with that love, but them also.they will feel it. Howver, I should  clarify that forcing yourself to feel better because “you should” is just wrong. Stay present with your emotion, allow it to feel heard. You will know when you are ready to move on withit. If right now is not the time to feel frustrated (social event, or work) you can say, yes I feel you frustration, and I will give you my time, but right now until 5pm I need to be functional. I am not dismissing you,I’m postponing our encounter. And then do as promised, make time to sit with that feeling, it needs to be processed.

 

But if you learn how to see gratitude through its truest, honest perception your life will drastically improve. You just have to be prepared for that change and have it be something you are welcoming. There are a great deal of people who say they want a better life, but expect life to change on its own, without them doing anything about it. They expect to be handed something great, while they sit there and pout about what they already have. How can you appreciate something new and good, if you don’t know know how to see something good in what you already have? Teach yourself and then you will just encounter things that bring you joy, because you will know how to see it.

 

Love and light!