Open Palms

Photo by Forever Conscious

Photo by Forever Conscious

Your body floats above heaven, where fire does not burn. In this moment you are weightless. Each layer of the past lifted like a fine silk. The violet flame casts its gentle glow upon you. Everything softens. From where you are now you rest in a place of truth, seeing clearly. What has passed is past. You are letting go. Shedding old skin. You have worked away a great deal to see it this way.

To be free. 

As your palms open ashes cascade in the wind. Your eyes look onward and everywhere. 

Like the snake shedding its skin, we are being asked to let go and renew our tender selves through truth. This letting go can bear anguish, confusion and disorientation, while at the same time, deliver us to the root of what needs to be healed. 

When a layer of ourselves has been out grown change starts to happen. The old skin sloughs off by way of new skin emerging from underneath. The butterfly is born from the dissolved remains of a caterpillar. The Phoenix rises from the ash. 

Life / Death / Life

Cycles are at play and when we approach a new level of awareness from within it can seem as if everything is out of place. We can feel discouraged by grief and exhilarated by the unknown. 

Something new is pushing its way through.

Truth casts a startling reflection. It becomes a mirror for what we have been unable or unwilling to see before. And we might not know what to do with it. As it stares at us we stare back at it. Half in shock, half in wonder. How could this be? Until slowly we see. As we recognize the delicacy of this finely tuned recognition, we also see how far we have come. Indeed, to see ourselves anew. How far we’ve come to be this real, this close, and intimate with who we are.

As much as it holds great power to shift our experience, truth can be overwhelming. It teachings unveil a path not yet traveled. It creates an opening while simultaneously destroying the constructs that were built for understanding our previous reality.

It is at this time that our circumstances ask us to surrender. Giving way into being with what is. We engage with loss. We face the death that is inherent to life. We let go into a wave of rebirth. We move forward towards the faint light of a new beginning. We no longer resist, but allow ourselves the embrace of the unknown. Cradled and swathed in a body made from tears. We tend. We nurture. We love. We come home to ourselves. We are new again.

 

A Phoenix Rising

Artist: Unknown

Artist: Unknown

 

Lightning flashes down through the center turning you into a mound of feathers.⠀
Like the Phoenix, you rise out of your own ashes. A force of insight. New and found.⠀
This momentum carries you into the next phase. You are transformed. You are witness. You are broken open, again.

You are the guardian to your own unfolding⠀


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With this eclipse season there is a lot of energy opening and closing. A thousand cycles per day exchanging preference with perspective. There are choices to be made. Everything is available yet nothing is given. You must choose. The action you take will state everything.

In a small window of time you are being asked to look directly inside yourself and align with the highest directives of your heart. As you move forward you want to feel connected to what is true for you. This is a time of re-evaluating your priorities and sitting with what Is.

Letting go of past hopes is, right now, a steady means for maturing the movement towards your aspirations, those that call to you from inside. There is urgency around this phase of growth and a regenerative quality to this expansion. All of it pressurized by the solar eclipse.

The future is opening a portal on the past unveiling a gateway for you. A new direction is being offered. All you have to do is choose it. Move ahead with the least amount of attachment to the outcome. Notice tendencies that arise around old suffering. Patterns like these can keep you feeling stuck, in pain and disempowered simply because they are no longer relevant.

Amidst this transition come important questions around what it means to be in relationship with what you want. The invitation here is to feel your own radical self-acceptance. This is a time of alignment. The future you are building is always a reflection of the choices you are making now. You are piercing through illusion and holding ground for something more withstanding.

Be gentle with yourself. Create the space to see yourself. Hold what is dear. Contemplate the directions available. Honor all the feelings. Tether yourself to a daily practice. Commit to your deepest heart.

Stunning Recognition

Source Unknown

Source Unknown

When the world is spinning, come back to yourself, bathe in the deep light, the reservoir of eternal knowing, call upon your wisdom and allow the flow of spirit to touch you. Know that all is not lost, that this is just the beginning of a stunning recognition.⠀

We are the vessels for the divine to enact it's vision. We are the channels for the message to get through. Thats why we must remember the way and practice surrender. Give way, let go, let god. When we create spaciousness within we unfold the possibility for grand perspective and co-evolution.

We are, each of us, an anchor for consciousness to land, expanding thought into the world around us. We must learn to feel it in our bodies, that co-creative hum in our belly and our hearts, to awaken the understanding of what the third eye sees. Becoming the lens through which the divine can be seen, an intricacy of connection, exquisite and available at all times.⠀

When we suffer from the overwhelm of the world it's time to journey beneath and face our projections. Any force we recognize as demonic outside is a symptom of the lost and humbling collective consciousness. Without becoming a martyr choose to make space, stretch time and notice how the flow of conscious breath guides you into knowing better. ⠀

In the meantime, work on relinquishing what causes disease, release harsh judgements and unhelpful belief patterns, allow the flow state to move through you. Patterns serve you greatly once we recognize what they are for and can let them go. Perhaps it's time to soften, breathe and let the old skin shed. May you listen well, love deeply and remember your path forward.

Moon of the Violet Flame: Listening to the Soul by Design

Image: Moonlight Girl by Marta Orlowska 

Image: Moonlight Girl by Marta Orlowska 

 

Moon of the Violet Flame: Listening to the Soul by Design

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We each have a path to travel. Every soul delicately shaped by the vibrant flame that ignites into Being. And though the how and the why may seem concealed to us, life simply continues to nudge us in the direction of consciousness from which we came.

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In this deeply fractured time it is vital to acknowledge the damage done by divisiveness while remaining aware of and connected to the principles for healing. 

This strong presence of fear that pervades our culture is, to say the least, deeply troubling. Our biological systems are laden with anxiety and judgment, which can block our collective access to clear seeing, information and insight. When a mind is plagued with illusion it manifests a reality that is out of touch with the wisdom of Life.

As we receive the spaces of who we are, we begin to map the subtle blueprint for wisdom and action to move in tandem through the world. This integration of inner wisdom and outer conduct is, without question, extremely necessary at this time. 

When we respond with a genuine responsibility to upholding ourselves and others in the light of truth we become available to weaving the paradoxes of life with solutions. 

One breath at a time, we arrive, at the tender footprint our soul has long held there for us to find.

The architecture that keeps things there for us is our capacity to hold a space open for inspiration. The inherent design to all of life. The seed of everything. As we transition through uncertainty the full range of emotion is to be expected. The final remedy will be your readiness to be centered and move forward with an empowered stance. 

Kindly notice when you feel overwhelmed and disconnected. Remember the ways in which grace, gratitude and generosity speak for you. Stand firmly within your heart to tap the rich and vibrant, powerful goodness that life offers through you. Authorize within yourself the natural bond you have to becoming free, in body, mind and soul. Listen for the wind, the breath, the currents, that bring the fire back to you. Guiding you back home.

Many Moons

Artwork by Chow Hon Lam

Artwork by Chow Hon Lam

“…with an open palm she began to listen, and when it all started to happen

she said yes.”

. . .

A new leaf has turned. There is no teacher, other than you, for where you are headed. With only an inner compass to guide you, do you now walk the path that has been laid at your feet. 

Your words listen to themselves as the echo resounds through the tunnel of change. You are the scribe that deems the terms and conditions of your heart. A new work is in progress, and on its way.

For this phase of the waxing moon it is important for you to recognize the pacing that has come into play for progress. There is much excitement that comes with the New Year. A new plan with new ideas pulls you forward. And while this is what we have all wanted it is also necessary to honor the phases of you that have come and gone. Blessing each one with a sense of gratitude. 

As you move forward it is wise to consider how to optimize these past experiences into new forms of energy for the next steps ahead. The duty of this time, the substance that holds it all together, is your commitment. Though you may feel vulnerable in the beginning, the position you take within your heart is the crucial ingredient for success. 

Gently remember how you have gotten stuck in the past, how a certain frame of mind set limits to what you thought was possible. Bring a soothing light to those situations/relationships and let them go with forgiveness. The effort you will need now is to shift less optimal patterns for newly identified roles that in the end will benefit you and serve the desired outcome. Supporting you at the level of your highest gifts.

Trust the process. Trust your-Self.

Sometimes when we are still making the transition we can miss the value of nuance. Notice the details that capture your imagination within the phases less familiar (or unknown) to you. Instead of dismissing your courage, move from what is all too familiar towards your own newborn state of curiosity.

When moving into the next forthcoming dimension of ourselves we must be willing, to some degree, to shed the rigidity of our pre-conceived ideas and travel the distance of what we do not (already) know.

In this way we innocently become our own truest ally and most dear companion. Loving ourselves through the missteps while cheering ourselves on as we bravely take the next step into the slightly varied and newly invigorated unknown.

SUPER MOON IN TAURUS

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 ☾MOON WISDOM November 14th 2016☾

Now is the time to take the greatest care.

This is not a time to lose perspective, but rather be consistent in the work you set out to do. Start with yourself first. Clarify what it is you need right now. Stay present with your process and watch your emotions as they will help guide you. The waters of your body are sensitive and pick up the subtle hints that you'll need to make pertinent decisions. Tread these waters gently as you tend to the root cause of disturbance within you. Find spaces of calm that are clear and nourishing for you.

These are troubling times, yet what will slowly reveal itself is an internal understanding of what is next. This subtle shift of attention within will allow you to feel supported while caring for others. Remember to ground yourself and move from your center.

People are grieving. The wounds are real. There is a mixture of sadness and anger with a staunch effort to defend what is right and beautiful in the world. The time now calls for a liberation of vision. Vision and innovation will move the human mind through this period of upheaval with much needed compassion and decisiveness.

There is a wrestling within the communal psyche stirred by this full moon. At the same time a glorious presence of magnificent power is coming awake. Remember your fullness. Breathe it in. This wave of awareness is needed to build a new archetype. The conversation you are having now is the starting point for something unparalleled.

Although judgements are valid, blame is not useful at this time. It can deter your efforts for clear seeing and drain your energy. Remain steadfast and rooted in your internal wisdom, gather great tenderness for everyone as the journey ahead is one that has not yet been defined.

Keep your vibration high, stay open to receive guidance and be available for others. From within your heart know that you carry the same rhythm that is central to all of life. Remember your interconnectedness. For what is ultimately true will hold the vision for sustainability.

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MOON WISDOM

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☾MOON WISDOM November 7th 2016☾

My sweet child, in the ecstasy of your inner-knowing you are wise and brimming. 


Even if the whole world has gone mad it is crucial that you remain centered and connected to the rhythm of your heart. Meditation, prayer and ritual to keep you grounded is key for you at this time. It is especially vital, even when everyone is grabbing for your attention, that you stay tethered to the root of your spirit.

 

Stay close to the heartbeat
Stay close to the heartbeat
Stay close to the heartbeat


For many generations this connection with the Mother has frayed. It has atrophied because the human heart has suffered. Values, deep, core, inner, rhythmic values, have been forgotten and misunderstood. Seeing the natural world has altered itself within the collective mind. And many have lost their way. 


The aspects of greed that you see are due to blindness. These are sheer and debilitating consequences. Those who thirst for power over earth’s resources have lost the ability to see our world. They even misconstrue the beauty within themselves. A void lays there instead, no pain can touch it. 


The root cause of this kind of this ignorance is a wounded mind, a soul forgotten. This disconnection from earth's eternal rhythms causes the fray. It is these eternal rhythms that govern survival and wellbeing. These natural laws communicate waves of information and tend to us through our own subtle yet clear remembrance. 


Remember this: When true guidance is forsaken deprivation permits itself. The communal light is no longer known in the body of a selfish mind. 


Your goal now is to re-establish equilibrium. To renew a fertile connection with the light. To shine this light where there is cause to, and a necessary request for, the return of basic sanity and restore the undeniable lifeline to the sole essence of human spirit.

You become this shift in human consciousness when you inspire those around you. Reassure them with your warmth, touch them with your truth.

Cast your prayers now. Cast your
light. Ignite a flame. Stand for what is bright and boldly within you. Stand for what your heart believes in.

Be Strong

Have Heart

Hold your Ground

Like the buffalo your ancestry are standing with you. 

Send the wild wind of your courage into the face of disbelief and you will move mountains.

 

MOON WISDOM

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You stand in a downpour of gold

It takes shape over the crown of your head, building into the image of a white cocoon. 

A cosmic egg. 

You look around your body and begin to notice a sense of protection. 

You feel the light in your fingertips and toes. 

You look around and again feel another layer of protection expanding around you. A gigantic cosmic egg, builds itself around you. 

It is made of light. 

The light that gathers around your body holds you through all the phases. 

This is the new growth you have been waiting for.

Placing your hands on your low belly you feel into the deep, soft waters of your soul. 

Here

You know you are held

beyond measure

Here

You are guided,

 always.

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This is a time of catalytic transformation. A time for clear-seeing and of wisdom. When the earth moves in towards herself, her invitation to us is the same. Close your eyes to remember and see your way through what appears to be the dark.

Now is the time to witness the liminal light. To honor our hopes and sanctify our vision. To burn with the eternal fires and lay illusion down. Loving ever-more deeply from our own Sacred Heart. 

Revel in the spaces less-known to you. Silence is a great teacher here. See through the veils with sincerity, make room for the cosmic unveiling of you.

Welcome curiosity and listen for the whispering songs as they call to you from way beneath the surface. Our roots are here in the earth. Our ancestry greets us together. Welcome this movement, it serves as a great remembrance for us all.

This time of year brings with it both a departure from the more obvious tendencies into the layers unseen. A brand new phase of connection is being born from within you. Feel your way through these next few days. Do not assume anything. Go with your senses.  

Extract the nectar of life's blessings. It is all on the tip of your tongue. You are the wave of three graces. You are the matrix of three worlds. A cauldron of Soul. The stirrings of your ancestry hold this gate open for you. The veils are thin, you know. You feel them, moving from behind and from within.

♡ 

 

Gratitude

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I have received many beautiful, heartfelt testimonials for my work in the Akashic Records. I never in a million years would've thought I would get a letter like this from my brother. Every time I read it I laugh and cry at the same time. I'm so deeply touched by this Greg. Thank you for sharing this with me. I love you so much.

"In the last year I have been going through a really difficult separation/divorce with the mother of my children. Andrea, my loving sister, offered me the Akashic reading to see what would happen. I agreed and we spoke for an hour. It was ...intense...spiritual...enlightening....and what I needed at that moment. She was able to to summarize ideas I was not able to conceptualize because I was too involved with the moment. She brought my angels into the light and they spoke through her telling me what they have been waiting to tell me my whole life. It was f*&(#@!* cool.... Anyways. Andrea kicks ass and she is über spiritual. She has a gift. Even though we argued most of our lives as brother and sister and she is the feminist and I am dirt man type, I have a magnitude of respect for her and I didn't think I was going to write this much. Love you sister. Keep guiding the others, they don't know they need it or maybe they are just waiting their turn unsuspecting." Greg 

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For more information or to schedule an appointment please email: andreamaxinefrade@gmail.com

Sessions are easily held in person or over the phone or Skype. Sessions are available anywhere in the world + in NYC @twistedtrunkyoga and Brooklyn @minkabrooklyn

Wisdom for the New Moon

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This month you have gone through much change. It may have been a tiresome journey to arrive at this new place of perspective, nonetheless there has been fruitful knowledge gained. Observe the grief of what was there and acknowledge what you have given away for a new beginning.

For now seek the refuge that you need and reflect upon what compassion means to you. Find within your self the empty spaces, sit with the openness and clarity. Find comfort in simplicity and derive solace in the reemergence of you.

You have built the temple of understanding and are now sitting on the very tall throne of your wisdom.

Because you were willing to search the depths of your soul for meaning and allow uncertainty be your guide, you had to truly feel your way forward and by way of alignment to reconnect with who you really are.

Stay mindful for the momentum isn't over yet. Trust that you are being carried by waves of support onto your next rightful journey.

Take the time to quietly replenish your resources, release what no longer serves you, and revel in the intimacy of what you now know to be true for you.

You are a magnificent creature, filled with magic, no one has the right to deny or shut that down, not even you. You have learned to navigate unstable terrain in the face of adversity and come out the other end illuminated, reborn, new.

Follow the flow. During this time of transition remain aware of what you allow, take gentle strides through the forest of your mind and pause to notice the delicate moments of life shifting that awaken you.

Find ease while resting within the home of your soul, take root in the fertile ground of yourself, move your body, breathe it all awake.

The fervent desire of your heart is calling to you, let your longing for more lead the way.  What has been fading is now welcoming the next phase of you.

Appreciated Gifted and Given

Photography by Leigh Aschoff | OMAYARI.org

Photography by Leigh Aschoff | OMAYARI.org

Appreciated

 gifted and given

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Born out of itself

was a desire to know

the Mystery

Understanding the translations,

the unseen ways of the world

secrets in plain sight,

seeking

 

Wisdom is not book learned

 

When we recognize the deeper truths we move into the nature of our own Becoming

We begin to recognize the Whole-Self in all its sanctified glory

 

Reverence unfolds

 Spirit embodies

 

We give and take as much as we can to comprehend as much as we can

to help each other,

to see there is a way forward and towards

self-actualization, freedom and love

 

I am often found asking this question "What signal does my heart carry?"

 

Love is a bold symbol for change

the work is remembering

that initial imprint

a blueprint for evolution

 

Each breath a carving of awareness

a request for peace,

a prayer

for understanding on all levels

compassion is understanding

 

Shamans Dream

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Now is the time, not to hesitate

It is absolutely the time to proceed ahead with a full and lustrous heart

I find and I believe that we always have a chance to draw upon true courage for change; change in the way we perceive the world and ourselves, to see the multiple possibilities for connection and understanding between inner and outer realms.

This is true healing.

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I hear these words and my body shifts and my mind becomes a more complete vehicle for growth, for adaptability

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my breath draws deeper

my heart moves

I meet yours

we move together

there is joy

 

tears are running down,

or is it just the rain?

love is here

ever more

there is love within her

, again

 

the recognition

gratitude is here

and with my faith standing upon it

gentle-footed

coaxing

 

be with me again

hold my hand

lets walk

together

 

alongside one another

in Silence

and with grace

determination

and perseverance 

 

to serve

to let go

to instill

to bring

to build

to love

 

How do you place yourself (t)here?

at the seat of change

at the threshold of the movement within you.

 

♡ 

Love and Light

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 "Andrea is one of the most loving and beautiful souls I have ever met and truly has a gift for connecting to what we need to heal and move forward. She did an amazing job. She held the sacred energy and space for me to receive guidance from lost loved ones and the whole body of love and light. The wisdom she channeled resonated deeply with me and I had many ‘a-ha’ moments with things that I have been struggling to understand on my own and it all came into focus on a very deep level. The joy and love she has for making these connections for people is clear and it was one of the most supportive and insightful readings I have ever had. I cannot recommend enough having a reading with Andrea." - Amy, LSW

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The Akashic Records are an experiential body of wisdom, a shared field of information and energy, that is in complete alignment with delivering the highest forms of insight, healing and guidance in service of supporting you along your personal journey. 

I am deeply honored to be sharing this work with others. For clients who are new to my work with the Akashic Records I am offering a chance to experience an Akashic Records Reading first hand. I believe in the wholehearted value of this work and I continually see the tremendous benefit that unfolds with each reading I give. For this reason I am offering a chance for first time clients to experience a reading and then decide if they would like to pay for the session.

To me this offering feels like an excellent opportunity to share this gift as well as have more people understand what the Akashic Records actually are by directly experiencing the method. This offer is valid for sessions scheduled over the phone and Skype only. Clients do have the option of requesting a recording of our call so that they can work with the information to further deepen the healing process. 

I welcome your questions and look forward to supporting you through this process and connecting with you soon. To schedule an appointment or for more information Contact Andrea.  

 

What is an Akashic Records Reading?

Photography by Leigh Aschoff | OMAYARI.org

Photography by Leigh Aschoff | OMAYARI.org

If you are still wondering what an Akashic Records Reading is like below are just some of the many testimonials I have received. Each reading is a sacred blessing and I am deeply touched by each one.

These sessions are designed to assist you in seeing the events of your life through the lens of unconditional love and are a way for you to connect in deeply with your soul's path and purpose.

These sessions are easily held over the phone, in person or through Skype from anywhere in the world. All you need is a quiet space.

I look forward to hearing from you and connecting soon.

“Andrea combines her deeply insightful wisdom and her keen intuition and caring heart to provide a reading that is immensely powerful, helpful and healing as she balances the right amount of information and process. Anyone who wants a new way to look at what they've known for a long time will benefit tremendously.” - Gisele, Executive Coach

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"I cannot say enough about the beauty and depth of this woman. I highly recommend you schedule something now before everyone finds out. Andrea offers clarity and guidance through these readings. It is a sweet way to map your life and design your next move. Sometimes a little bit of foresight can make a huge difference." - Laura, Owner Twisted Trunk Yoga

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"Andrea is a gifted and wise healer. During our session together, she eloquently revealed what my heart and mind needed to hear. I felt safe and held in her presence and wisdom. I trusted her words as I could feel them resonate in my body. After our session I felt calm and peaceful. Give yourself the gift of her readings, she is a real gem." - Deborah, Therapist & Yoga Teacher

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"I was a bit reluctant to take the session because that's just how I always react to new things; but something kept nudging me to do it so I did. Andrea carried the session with great sweetness, artistry and integrity. She didn't tell me anything new or unknown but rather she reminded me of what is in my heart. I was left reconnected to my ancestral power and invigorated to move forward with some very tangible steps. Thank you Andrea for this work that you do, it is so important." - Kiri, LMT