Today is a day to focus on energy. Energy can be removed, and I am going to take the energy out of the things I don’t want in my life. No energy will go into negative thoughts about myself or others. No energy will go into the actions that do not make my environment a better place. All of my energy will be focused on the places, thoughts, and beings that I want in my life. All others will be banished.
Take a moment to assess what is really going on at this time. You are holding on to control and not allowing many wonderful blessings to come in to your life. Grant yourself an opportunity to get into the sunshine. You deserve to receive this new prospect. Resistance can create unnecessary blocks. Interference can be caused by a multitude of energies including your own attitude, other people, the weather and so on. Create the opportunity to regroup and don’t feel the need to fight what is happening – it’s a waste of energy. Find something else to do and wait until there is a better flow to finish the task at hand. The willingness to try something new is all that is needed to create something wonderful.
Just as a full moon sheds its light on our world, you are being shown that there is hope and guidance for you. Have faith. Just holding on to a belief in yourself will plant the seed of manifestation in your life. You are being asked to release any worry or fear that you may be harboring. The clarity you desire is at hand. All you need is something in which to place your faith. So trust in yourself, your support and the Divine. You will be assisted in difficult times. This can also signify inspiration and new love. There is a shedding of light on hidden treasures or surprises.
Look around in nature. Notice the new beginnings, new experiences and new choices being shown to you. They will only be evident to you if you take the time to look for these subtle messages. You are on the first steps along a new path. You are being offered a blank page – what are the first words you would like to write on it? Your possibilities are endless. You are in complete control of your life. This is a new beginning on your journey. Love in the present and trust in your own abilities. Plant your seeds and willingly venture into new territory.
None of us have the promise of tomorrow, God forbid this is my last day on this beautiful earth, it won’t be spent listening to some news person telling me how rotten we are, how rotten life is, heck no, I’m going out and seeing how beautiful life is. As humans, our time on this planet is very limited…
She lost herself in the trees among the ever-changing leaves. She wept beneath the wild sky as stars told stories of ancient times. The flowers grew towards her light, the river called her name at night. She could not live an ordinary life with the mysteries of the universe hidden in her eyes. ~ Christy Ann Martine
Shadow:Love that you are different ~ You have strengths and weaknesses, and both are worthy of love. Know them, honor them, and do not heed those who tell you that you must change in order to fulfill their expectation of you. You will never be who others expect you to be. You can only be the unique individual you are meant to be. Love that you are different for it is your differences, and loving those differences, that make you truly beautiful.
Soul: Surrender to the flow ~ Through Choice and action you can steer the course of your life. But sometimes a need to control every outcome can have you caught up in a whirlpool instead of moving forward. You may move in the direction of your choosing, but it may not be the direction in which you need to journey. Loosen your grip. Surrender yourself to the flow, and trust that you will find yourself exactly where you need to be.
Let Two Become One ~ Share yourself with the one that you love. Be their best friend and let them be yours. Let your trust in each other be unshakeable, and your love be strengthened by knowing and accepting each other’s flaws and weaknesses, and still loving each other despite them. Give yourself completely, trusting that you will not lose your independence or sense of self, but instead become two halves of a stronger, loving whole.
Reading from the deck “Messenger Oracle” created by Ravynne Phelan
It felt like there was this unseen fog all around me. It was shrouding my energy and it felt like I was drifting in a sea of difficult emotions.
I was leading a healing retreat at the time and just 5 minutes before, I was in deep peace, joy and love.
But when we stopped for a break, I started to feel anxiety creeping in… my energy and my vibration took a nosedive and in an instant, I lost that zen feeling.
I was confused at first and I didn’t know what was going on. Then, boom… it hit me.
“This isn’t mine.”
If you’re reading this, you probably know that everything is energy. And this means you, and me and the people around us, the trees, the grass and the stars in the sky…
It’s ALL energy.
This also means, there’s a whole lot going on that cannot be seen with our eyes, only felt with our emotions.
So when you experience a sudden, intense mood shift and when you feel yourself drop into a low vibrational, negative emotion, what’s really happening is you’re unconsciously feeling energy of the place you’re in or feeling the energy of the people around you.
And a lot of the time, if you don’t address this, guess what? You’ll probably spend the rest of the day, feeling this icky energy and it can spill over into your relationships, your conversations, your work, and all of your decisions and it can create negative outcomes.
So I want to share a 4-step process you can use to rise above it, so you’re not pulled into a “rabbit hole” of negative emotions that don’t belong to you.
I work with this method all the time and it’s so simple anyone can do it.
Here’s how it goes:
Step #1: Ask Yourself “Is this energy mine?”
Wait a second or two and allow the answer — yes or no — to rise up from your intuition. If you get a no, move on to step 2 (if it’s a yes, go to step 3 and you’re done… no need for step 4)
Step #2: Identify the Source
Think about who you talked to or who you were thinking of or consider if there’s anything big going on in the world – maybe a disruptive event.
Step #3: Visualize the Light of Unconditional Love
This is where you start to dial all the way up to the frequency of love because when you tune into love, any negative emotions and energies that were transferred to you can be quickly transmuted and released.
I like to connect with divine, unconditional love and I do this by visualizing what I like to call “The Light of Unconditional Love.” I see this as a beautiful, deep purple light and I see it coming down from above and touching my forehead. Then I see it fill my entire body and the energy field all around me (you might want to play with different colors so you can find one that resonates with you).
Step #4: Send the Light of Unconditional Love
This final step is about sending the Light of Unconditional Love to the person or people or event that you identified in Step 2. Visualize this light wrapped around them like a love bubble and then send that bubble off far, far away, up into the sky until you can’t see it anymore in your mind’s eye.
You can never go wrong with sending love… never, ever. Love is our nature it’s what we’re made of. It fuels us, and it transforms us. When you learn to release and let go when you know how to give yourself love and send love to others, you start to heal yourself on a deep level, and you start to heal the world.
We belong to the same, invisible energetic tapestry of pure, unconditional love and so we are one…One heartbeat. One truth. One love.
Always. So, that day on the retreat when I was suddenly hit with negative energy, I checked in and asked myself…Who did I talk to? Who could be thinking about me?
Then, I did these 4 steps and I was back to feeling calm and at peace in under a minute.
I’d like you to try this simple, powerful process right now, and don’t forget to let me know how it goes!
Her teeth needed straightening, they would say. People would continue to attack her looks and her self-esteem to the point that she was very insecure, she believed what everyone said about her, admitting she was an “ugly duckling.”
When she first met him, she could not believe that a man was interested in her. She wanted him to see her world, so instead of going to a fancy, social event, she instead took him to the slums of the Lower East Side, where she did volunteer work, helping young immigrants.
The young man, who had held a rich, sheltered life, saw things he would never forget — sweat shops where women labored long hours for low wages and squalid tenements where children worked for hours until they dropped with exhaustion.
This walking tour profoundly changed the young man, moving him to say, that he “could not believe human beings lived that way.”
The young man’s name was Franklin D. Roosevelt, and the young woman, who changed his life forever, who would change the world forever, her name was Anna Eleanor Roosevelt.
They would eventually marry. On March 4, 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt would be inaugurated as the 32nd President of the United States and Anna Eleanor Roosevelt would become the First Lady. At first, Anna Eleanor Roosevelt remained shy. She would also continue to be ridiculed by the press, making fun of her stout figure, toothy smile, and way of dress. Even her own mother-in-law, still over-protective of her son, would tell Eleanor’s own children that their mother was boring.
But, being First Lady allowed Eleanor Roosevelt to see more of the world, to see how the rest of the nation lived, outside of her privileged surroundings. She started speaking up for women, African-Americans, and children. And, she started influencing her husband, telling him what she saw.
She would continue to receive hate mail for her views, but it just made her stronger, more determined.
When the Daughters of the American Revolution boycotted the 1936 concert of African-American singer Marian Anderson, she would resign her membership and helped organize a new concert in front of the Lincoln Memorial that made history.
She flew with black (male) pilots and helped the Tuskegee Airmen in their successful effort to become the first black combat pilots.
She would be nominated three times, during her lifetime, for a Nobel Peace Prize. She became a renowned social and political activist, journalist, educator, and diplomat. Throughout her time as First Lady, and for the remainder of her life, she was a high profile supporter of the Civil Rights Movement, of equal rights for women, and of social reforms to uplift the poor.
Even after her husband’s passing, she remained active in politics for the rest of her life. President Truman would appoint her as a U.S. Delegate to the United Nations, where she would receive a standing ovation when the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted on December 10, 1948.
She would chair President Kennedy’s ground-breaking committee which helped start second-wave feminism, the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women. And, she continued supporting women, even personally assisting in the careers of many women, providing them with guidance, giving them hope.
She would still remember when they called her an ugly duckling when she was growing up, but to the world, she was and continues to be a beautiful swan whose beauty inside helped her speak the truth, making the world a little better for all.
“In the Lakota/Sioux tradition, a person who is grieving is considered most waken, most holy.
There’s a sense that when someone is struck by the sudden lightning of loss, he or she stands on the threshold of the spirit world. The prayers of those who grieve are considered especially strong, and it is proper to ask them for their help.
You might recall what it’s like to be with someone who has grieved deeply. The person has no layer of protection, nothing left to defend. The mystery is looking out through that person’s eyes. For the time being, he or she has accepted the reality of loss and has stopped clinging to the past or grasping at the future. In the groundless openness of sorrow, there is a wholeness of presence and a deep natural wisdom.”
― Tara Brach
The question I have is, “Who is intentionally creating situations which throw masses of people into the grieving state, and what are they using the energy created in the nearness to the spirit realms for?