The wisdom in, and of, the planet is emerging. This is helping to bring forth in us new creativity, innovation, and different ways of being.
But also coming up are the traumas that have been stored in the planet. Injuries against people, the land, and beings of all types. This is helping to bring up emotions and traumas in each of us that are seeking to be healed.
Dealing with these unhealed wounds can trigger fear and resistance - in ourselves and those around us. But the goal of these coming up is not to keep us focused on the past or to relive what has happened, but to allow us to release what is keeping us stuck.
However, the triggering of these unhealed wounds can also cause us to sabotage our growth to help ‘keep us safe’.
We. Can. Sabotage. Our. Own. Growth.
We can get super busy, filling every moment as if our moments only have value if they have something we can show for it - even if that something is simply a social media post or a purchase.
We can check out. Distractify. Look to alcohol, drugs, or other mood altering activities to help us zone out.
We can focus on the past; on what happened to us, our losses, our mistakes, where we've been the victim, where we have shame.
We can put up walls and keep everyone out. We can stand on our hyper-independence and send clear messages that we don’t need anyone else. [hint, we do]
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How do we stop the spiral away from our future and step into the invitation for release and healing that this current energy flow is bringing? We first need to return back to the moment. Now, returning to the moment is different for everyone. But some things that help for some include the following.
Notice your breath.
Pay attention (deep attention) to whatever you are doing.
Honor your mind and body’s need for time away from your devices.
Connect to nature - even if it is through a window.
Make something with your hands. A meal. Garden. Doodle.
Give yourself some agenda-free time to go with the flow.
Connect with someone over coffee or a walk or a call. Talk about the real stuff.
Let yourself be loved.
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Explore and find what works for you. This sort of opening and release energy is going to be with us through at least the spring.
And, if you’re not feeling triggers, emotions, and traumas coming up to release, yay! Celebrate that level of healing and see if you want to step into the new creativity, innovation, different ways of being that are also emerging.
Dream. Imagine. Vision.
This is a good week to reflect inward but with an eye to the horizon.
Where are you headed?
What is your heart calling you to?
Who is it that you came here to be?
In can be easy in the hustle and bustle of life to keep putting one foot in front of the other. Doing doing doing. But you need to find some time for reflection. Some time to search your soul and listen to your heart.
Maybe you don’t have the luxury of long chunks of time for a weekend retreat or an hour of journaling or night off to yourself. That’s ok. Start where you are, with what you have; even it is only 5-10 minutes a day.
Sitting by the window, staring outside, while drinking your morning coffee totally counts [just leave the cell phone in the other room]. Too noisy in your home? Pull into a quiet parking lot for a few minutes on your drive to/from work on while doing errands.
Use the time to to be curious about your path. See what feels important to you at this point in your life. How are you being in your ‘being-ness’? What do you need to let go of, what do you need to pick up?
Build the energetic architecture of your future.
If the analogy is ‘building a house’, you’re still in the ‘is this going to be a ranch or two-story?’ stage. You might not even have selected a lot to build on yet. Maybe in the end, you decide rather have an apartment instead.
Let the details wait.
Hold your ideas loosely, you’re not making a commitment at this stage. So you can have fun imagining. Imagine again. Then imagine even again.
We’re in an energy current with a strong activating flow that will support expansion, creative endeavors, and entrepreneurship.
Transformation is happening fast.
However, transformation changes our identity. And identity changes can bring up all sorts of traumas, fears, and anxieties.
Many of us have strong need for approval and validation. We seek approval so that we can feel that we belong. There is, of course, never a set bar for the amount of approval that we must feel to belong, therefore we are always striving for approval.
In this energy flow, we also have the opportunity to untether. To untether some of the old stories that originally came from others that help us remain small. But it is rarely that others or their stories actually keep us small. More commonly, we proactively try to remain in the box that we think others wish us to remain in. It is us implementing our perception of their expectations that keep us small.
It is our own mind games.
Sometimes the way forward is through.
Our throat chakra is often our sticking point to identity changes. To try to keep us safe, our voice constricts to slow us down and keep our identity from changing.
Beginning to express ourselves is key. Whether it be our verbal spoken voice, our written voice, the way we present ourselves, or the choices we make, we must allow ourselves to express what is in our heart and soul.
For many, there are old wounds, new traumas, and systemic pressures around our voice. Many who have been told through words or actions that their voice didn’t matter. That their voice didn’t need to be heard. That their voice should be quiet.
These are lies.
Your voice has important things to say. Your voice is worthy to be heard.
Maybe you begin by writing down your words and reading them aloud.
Maybe you begin by speaking your words while alone in your car.
Maybe you begin by sketching those images running in your head.
The more we begin to express who we are, the more our identity becomes real to us.
The the more real our identity feels (the more comfortable we are in our skin), the easier it is to untether from old stories, patterns, and what we think are the expectations of others.
‘What you seek, is seeking you'*. Your becoming is seeking you and you are seeking to become.
But becoming does not come about simply through seeking. We have to allow our voice and throat chakra to express our emerging identity.
*Quote from Rumi
Those were words that my myofascial release therapist said while she was working to open up a restriction and I was trying to direct my breath and body to push against it as well. But while she was gently coaxing, I was pushing hard and my body was tensing up and fighting against itself.
I feel like this is happening all over in my world.
Been talking to people who are trying really hard to ‘make something happen’. Like me, they are pushing hard to get something to start, end, change or release and making it more stuck with every push.
Alternately, others are so afraid that something will happen they’re waiting for the other shoe to drop. They describe parts of their life as walking on eggshells.
Eggs are expensive right now, but sometimes it is cheaper and healthier just to smash the eggs and walk on through the situation.
So we can breathe.
Exhale. Inhale. Exhale.
So our heart can expand.
So our shoulders can drop.
And we stop fighting ourself.
So we can find the flow in our life.
There’s a lotta fight energy in the world right now.
We gotta stop fighting ourself. We gotta start loving ourself even more.
Place your hands on your heart and ask, “honey, what do you need right now?”