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.

 

The Dark Moon

A Moth  -  Gigantic Wings  -  Winds of Change

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The archer has her aim on something higher. There is a twinkle in her eye and as she looks above she hears a cacophony of sounds, not her own, but of angels. As their wings flap, incredible gusts of wind settle overhead, full of power, blowing her hair wild. 

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This new moon energy holds the same amount of intensity as the cyclone in the Wizard of Oz. “We’re not in Kansas anymore”, Dorothy says. And so you could say that, yes, there has been an erie settling into a poignant phenomenon we might call a paradigm shift. (Look up cyclone clip from the Wizard of Oz.)

In these last weeks you have been preparing for this. Letting go of thoughts that at one time or another might have sufficed. Yet, by now, it may already be clear to you that those ideas were attached to certain way of thinking. That thinking you were used to has now been dismissed. No matter whether you are caught up with the current events or still hiding under the covers, some part of you recognizes that your old ways of thinking cannot solve these new problems. A definitive shift in thinking (and even feeling) has arrived. 

So what to do now? …

Though it may seem counterintuitive, one of the most pro-active choices you have right now is to sit still and create the space within you for guidance to flow in and for rage to flow out. Understandably, it has been a terribly difficult time and remember its not over yet. 

This dark moon is a time for purging. Allowing for old hopes to pass, to honor the losses and admit the space gained for reflection and for change. This is a time for R E L E A S E and (in some part) to let go of your rage. To nod at the part in of all of us that is saying: “This shouldn’t be happening”.  Transmute your anger, string your bow for something higher. Transform the extra chaos in your mind into a space that will birth Y O U anew. 

Take time to soak your newly born skin in a hot sea salt bath, cleanse and open. Allow for toxins to be released. Allow is the key word here. Do not force this process. This is a powerful surrendering of what hasn’t been working for you into a direct acknowledgment of what is working and is powerful. For you and everyone connected to you.

What is happening on a very intimate level is also happening on a very wide-open scale. As an example you have the corporate greed openly displayed in the case of DAPL pouring out like a river of crude oil challenging the rage within each one of us who stands in defense of the  sacredness of land and water. This is a tussle of delicate balance. Pay attention here too. If the fire within us burns too hot it becomes just as poisonous as the Black Snake itself. Remember this is a phase of purification and of re-direction. Creating an opening for illumination and new ways of thinking to flood the human consciousness. No one can hear anything if we’re only running around yelling at everyone else for the wrong doing. Stillness and listening yield the treasures of wisdom. PEACEFUL protest, yes, is the only way. Even if, at times, to our human eye this equation looks unbalanced, it has a power all unto its own. 

The  more unified the force of human presence is the more universal power can get behind it. 

Miracles happen when we believe in people.

You must hold sacred ground in times like these. The old arguments of rationalizing it away, won't work. You must remain realistic and ever more attentive. While you fight together for these causes - clean water and basic human rights (among others) - you must you must you must continue to defend the sacred from within you. The principles of the 13 grandmothers will help guide you. Gratitude, Integrity, Wisdom, Balance, Family, Peace, Compassion, Diversity, Unity, Tenderness, Wonder, Justice, Co-Operation, Expression, Vision, Beauty, Creativity. 

Remember your source 

Remember your source 

Remember your source

Your ancestry calls to you now into a future unknown for the preservation of all. To unify, to stand together, to sing the songs of holy waters, holy land and holy people. Hold the boundary strong so that the life-force-energy can SURGE. 

Remember: when one is wounded the whole is weak, when one is sick the whole is affected, when one is injured the whole will suffer. What is in the One, is in the Many. Compassion must rise to reconcile violence so that love may hold up the mirror to the face hatred, revealing a shattering wound. To HEAL one must turn to truth and clear-seeing, embodying a stalwart presence of faith to persevere. 

Stand your sacred ground

Stand your sacred ground 

Stand your sacred ground

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And so it is 

Amen 

Aho

Blessed Be

 ♡ 

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.

♡ 

 

Freyja

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 "Freyja, the norse goddess of creativity, love and beauty, shows that true power lies in the ability to discriminate between aggression and passivity - and the ability to choose between them at the right time” - from The Goddess Tarot by Kris Waldherr

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Notice where you are not so easily forgiving

Notice this young place within yourself

Notice how this hidden knowledge corresponds to any part of your understanding that has felt hurt, abandoned, hardened or alone

Gently shine a light to this place

Quietly, acknowledge what it needs

How does this place feel inside your body?

What do you need to heal for beauty to return to a sound and wholesome state of being within yourself?

What mis-perceptions can you forgive so that the truth of understanding sets you free?

It's time to let go.

The truth is present for you

Be with that

Be on your way

Embrace this change

All healing is change

 

From resistance to allowing

From refusal to acceptance

This new moon

For the New Moon

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A perfect time for letting go.

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It is a beautiful time this month to immerse yourself into the fullness of churning. Cycles are at play.

 

Mercury retrograde is a time for review, a time of slowing down the processes, of considering your decision making. To allow for a healthy does of uncertainty. Be mindful. These questions have been in the waiting a long time.

 

Let go without hesitation. Open yourself to the point of invitation the universe is bestowing upon you.

When we keep a curious mind we allow for surprise to craft a new perspective.

 

There are plenty of new beginnings hidden within the folds of this timing. As well an appropriate amount of endings to complement this shift.

All here to teach you about the wild soul, its growth, maturation and fulfillment. Stay true to your hearts desire.

 

There is wisdom in the spaces between the details.

 

In the subtle and soft glow of your heart is the calling for your attention. It asks for forgiveness and offers suggestions for renewal, these messages lay in wait only to further guide you on your correct path, the path you have always been on.

 

Remember the field of butterflies? There can be great beauty in the gnarled moments of dissolution. Let yourself arrive at the altar of change, give away what no longer serves you and pave your path with vision for what does. Know these are phases in waiting, there is no rush, just a slow and deep acknowledgement of whats true

 

Stop every now and again to pause and steep in the decadent richness of what brings your soul delight. Take a rose bath. Take time for healing past wounds. Honor your body’s delicacy.

 

In this time of healing there is a wealth of understanding for the mystery that you are. Let it all arrive in good timing, breathe it alive in your body

 

Know that you are not the person you once were

Nor are you the person you think you ought to be

You are a process of being. You are the ground of your own becoming.

Own it,

Own your own magnificence.

And so it is.

And so we let it be.