for each of us to follow our inner guidance and trust, Isha Lerner has a wonderful write up on her site.
Self expression, new forms, moving from being inward to participating more outwardly, new possibilities in relationships, caring and empowerment. It is going to be an exciting positive year.
They say fast movement. I remind myself that means more on the spiritual levels of transformation and awakening to levels of who we are, welcoming deeper and deeper awareness of all that is, that we are.
New forms - when we let go of the old new is the other side of that - permission to have the process of growth.
My son is desiring a new car. He has never bought a car before. He is just at the beginning of the mock up - the image of what he wants - going out to see and feel how cars are for his body. Then learning about all the other stuff.
I suggested he give himself permission to learn.
I am needing this too! To be ok with not knowing....and taking risks. For me to see the opportunity is tantamount. So I ask my guidance to shout it out. Hey, this is what you need to do now...
How do you work with risk and growth?
I am feeling a bit sad today and the word "remiss" is hoovering over to the right with something it wants to say. First though I will start here:
I have noticed a new batch of cookies tempting me to stick my hand into the jar and take one, consume it's promised delight. I admit I have taken a few, took sample bites and now returning them.,
I duck into a situation, imagining I can belong, try to belong and then sooner or later see, oh Jill you are not a duck, it is ok to leave. No judgment, judge, This is part of my creative process.
The belonging is a clue, the longing to belong is not a bad thing, it is knowing how to be with it Maybe to own that I belong, we belong - already - and we do not have to do, or be anything for that.
But the cookie jar can be alluring....
I am sad because it seems like there is not much real sincere connection with people, but some cookie (they are selling) shoved between. Here, you can't be __________, ________, or _______ with out this. I leave feeling invalidated. Maybe I do need that cookie...
I can stretch though and see that they are more then the cookie they are offering.
Remiss! Remiss is jumping up and down to say something I look er up...
lacking care or attention to duty; negligent."it would be very remiss of me not to pass on that information"synonyms:negligent, neglectful, irresponsible, careless, thoughtless, heedless, lax, slack, slipshod, lackadaisical, derelict;
So the people who are selling their thing, that is their thing.
My thing is to decide whether I want to engage, be neutral or disengage, and not have any of it be right or wrong. It would be remiss of me to abandon myself, undisciplined and irresponsible to not take my own counsel or get feedback of discernment and choose a response of unconditional love for my feelings and permission for them to be with where ever they are at.
And with that said, I recommend the Gluten-free Almond Flour cookbook by ELana Amsterdam - simple, protein and low glycemic. - The Chewy Chocolate cookies are very good.
What are your thoughts?
I would love to hear!
Say Aloud... I don't know and I don't need to know
Today on my walk, some birds in the distance catch my eye. I pause and lean on a steel fence studying the black wings spread far, flashes of white catching the sun as they shift direction in the air currents they sail upon.
Efforltessly this pair of eagles are choosing to move from one invisible path to another., not colliding with each other, an air dance, once in a while flapping wings but mostly wings spanned, gliding into different currents that keep them up high in the sky.
I muse as I step back onto the road "oh, the universe is giving me a message, I think I got it. Then I wonder, "did I get it? " pausing to look back - the sky is empty. Chuckling, who is chuckling?
The Breath of Nature
When great nature sighs we hear the winds
Which, noiseless in themselves
Awaken noises from other beings, blowing on them.
From every opening
Loud voices sound. Have you not heard
This rush of tones? Chang Tzu
The element of air is all about thought, the mental realm of ideas where thoughts become the structure through which energy precipitates and coalesces into form - The communication of ideas to make social and intellectual connection. Too much air can be ungrounded with an inability to apply ideas, manifesting in scattered and inconsistent. Too little air can be a lack of perspective, and objectivity of life., difficulties in learning or poor communication skills. (Dennis Bloch & Demetra George )
To see the eagles, a symbol of higher vision, that is fluid allowing the current to move them. Their part is effortless. accepting - a choice though
Obviously there is no limit to air, yet do we choose to have access to its finer delightful currents that support effortlessness?
Spirit is effortless. We are all spirit. It is a matter of being aware of it within. And letting yourself have it more and more..
Are you in the mood this year to have more effortlessness in your life? To coast on more loving pathways?
I am acknowledging my creative power - seeing the eagles.
How about you?
What are your thoughts forming for you? Are they taking you in a direction of grounded manifestation?
Comments are so welcome!
Amusement, I just lost this whole post. That is ok, I can write it again.
Hum. I was recounting my experience with an ugly monster that has been visiting me for weeks.
It is called fatigue. I have been loosing my patience with it. Come on enough of this. Enough of this!
I work on not fixing , is acupuncture fixing, or supportive? I have gone for a few weeks to not much effect. It is winter, this is ok. I can be like this, and live. I can have my fatigue, I am imperfect and I am enough Yep Acceptance and I can ask for help!
I am inspired to check for a flower essence. I have a basket of partially used ones I have saved over the years. Tansy tests positive - a yellow flower - with the signature of issues with fatigue! it is a soul level issue, where overwhelm as a child was dealt with by dampening down the energy and emotions to survive. To be healed it needs to be understood on a soul level, not dealt with on the physical energy level. The essence helps you become aware of this pattern.
In meditation the next morning, i am curious. I am experiencing the heaviness of the fatigue, and letting it be, welcoming it. I also look at the overwhlm and chaos in my childhod. I seemy spriti did not stay present in this, and and another energy came into my body, thick and slow wrapping around all the chaotic energy like a globs of flubber. I continue to see where this energy is in my 2nd chakra _ the feeling and creativity , 3rd of personal power, energy distribution and up. Just being aware of this from a space of neutrality - some fear and anger are coming into awareness, At first I think oh I need to express my feelings get the anger out, yet, as I keep watching, I see this is not me, but a helper. Not so pleased that it is in the spot light. I am realizing this is an old old helper that was useful when I was little - not now though.
It is an old relationship, like a friend, yet also, an employee and I need to update our agreement. We do this, and both take a step onward in our respective evolution.
I have tools now - awareness and the ability to set boundaries - instead of leaving my body and having another energy come in. Awareness - acceptance - Action. Yay
Nature abhors a vacuum. If we are not in our body, some other energy is happy to come in. This is not to be feared or dissed. It is part of spiritual growth to own our space., and be in conscious choice. I like to think of it as we each have amazing real estate that we can continually becoming aware of and learning to claim it, own it as our own, after all it is, yet we were not taught how to take care of it.
Are you becoming aware of any thing you are needing to transform?
There are so many ideas about what abundance is, for everyone I hope it is different.
When I was in my late 30's I had a nice life, my health, a job that provided for creativity and worked with my home life. Children that were coming along. And I was also restless, and wondered - is there more? And if so what am I looking for?
I thought about changing careers, into health instead of design, that would be more "spiritual" perhaps. I was studying spiritual development and energy work already. I could not put my finger on it, but decided I wanted abundance, that sounded good.
Well soon I was pregnant, with my 3rd child. To make a long and dynamic story short - this was a huge expansion for me and my family, a spiritual emergence for me, I was consciously growing through the changes that ensued. I did not realize the depth of the power in that we have a choice in how we respond to things. It became a matter of attitude, gratitude - acceptance, allowing what was - to be. - the all of it, "letting go" was a new idea. Forgiveness a new idea. A rainbow of feelings to experience. My world was never the same. I had stepped into the multidimensional world of spirit which this new baby helped birth.
We all have such life changing opportunities, or get the itch to "know more" that can change the very foundation or frameworks that we operate from. Sometime it is abrupt, like a Mack Truck or as light as a feather or somewhere in between - a two by four - a wake up call to pay attention to what really matters - what is really going on - make a choice to be aware from who we truly are. and from that point of view, see the world as it is. This is abundance - the more. There is more thank goodness. And it is good. It is love in so many unique forms, the soul exploring its creativity and self expression in one's daily life of experience. Art is how we live our lives and that is abundance to me. - free will is in here. too.
What is abundance for you these days?
This is a wonderful article about education - I believe in life long learning -
We are alot more than our physical bodies and what we think we are aware of. Our dream time has so many resources to learn about who we are and work and heal things, to name a few.
I had a dream that seemed relevant to more than just me. It was set in a store and these men were discussing that "we" it seemed they were implying women - "need to own our shopping carts" The message I got from this was to become aware of what one is taking home, or buying, what one is receiving basically.
The feminine is receptive and also about what we value, and how we spend our time. On intuitive energetic levels we can buy into ideas, have some of our unconscious energy stashed away in all sorts of "stuff" beliefs and programming - spend time engaged in activities that are less than nurturing or supportive. (unconsciously draining)
It takes havingness to first own the shopping basket - with what ever has been in it - non-judgment. And then from there, to become aware of stuff that may not be working any more, courage, neutrality and compassion sprinkled in.
We each deserve the best for ourselves!
In among the same dream sequence I became aware of myself still acting out an old work dynamic.( my energy was still in a particular picture) I am working on updated my work space so I was very appreciative to have that brought to my awareness so I can reclaim that part of my energy to express in a new way that works for me now.
Our dream time is our friend, an ally. Do you remember your dreams? Are they helpful?
My spiritual counseling can help you clear blockages and find clarity in this too. Check out my services pages. Have a beautiful day!
Checking in with our body wisdom to make choices. This is called giving to ourselves. This is also called self care or selfness. It is rather radical, and a good habit to inhabit. Trusting that inner voice and how it knows.
What is your experience with this? I would love to hear.!
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