If you’ve been experiencing any or all of these you really aren’t going out of your mind, nor are you the only one.
Myself, I’m 20 out of the 21 traits, as #8′s using drugs or alcohol has never been my way, as I don’t desire to block, numb, or distort what I’m feeling in any way. And #5 for me is an emotional absorption, as I don’t get the physical ones like sympathy cold symptoms.
But yes, we are all definitely having some major personal shifts that increase our sensitivities, while expanding our consciousness.
I know that I have been needing to withdraw a lot more lately, sometimes completely in the physical sense, and at other times, just pulling in my energy because I need the personal focus in order to operate most optimally. I see when I’m giving out more than giving in, and when I’m allowing others to feed off of my energy.
I spent this weekend with myself, going within to feel and physically (cleaned out my closet and office) and emotionally purging (just allowing anything that wanted to release through me emotionally that may be stored). I also spent time just “being” and not asking for answers or trying to figure anything out. And lately I’ve been deliberately withdrawing my energy and adding more boundaries that feel healthy and supportive to me, as ultimately I can only be of best service if I’m truly giving myself all that “I” need.
Thank you Laura for sharing this post from Christina Sarich. I feel it goes really well as a continuum from my yesterday’s post on “The Tragedy of Denying Feelings“.
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Just in case you think you’re crazy going through all these changes … Thanks, G!
Christina Sarich ~ 21 Traits Of An Awakening Soul
You can say it’s because of a global shift in consciousness, a destiny we have arrived at due to spiritual evolution, or the outcome of strange times, but, many people all across the globe are going through intense personal changes and sensing an expansion of consciousness. Personal changes of this magnitude can be difficult to recognize and to understand, but here are 21 traits that might suggest you are going through a big shift within yourself.
1. Being in public places is sometimes overwhelming. Since our walls between self and other are dissolving, we haven’t really learned to distinguish between someone else’s energy and our own. If the general mood of the crowd is herd-like or negative, we can feel this acutely, and may feel like retreating into…
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Going back to our “roots” is a theme I feel speaking loudly. We’ve been so focused on the wider perspective and being of service, that we’ve forgotten that all of this stems on how fortified our core “well of life” that supplies the resources to do so, is.
And to say it’s been off balance, depleted, and overlooked I feel is an understatement.
The consciousness of a tree is innately and automatically aware of its inner city circuitry that needs all of its parts and that all parts work together and optimally, if above and below are in balance.
And just as a tree grows expansively when its roots are strong and nourished from the Earth, it receives sunlight and water, and it unconditionally welcomes all of the elements that make it possible, so too do we when our roots are firmly grounded and we receive the rich, balanced nurturing and integrative love needed from the relationship synthesis we have with the nature of ourselves and all that surrounds us.
If you feel your energy has been leaking everywhere but to you, that you have poor boundaries (or no idea you even needed some healthy ones intact to discern with), have been living in scarcity consciousness, have fears of letting go, are struggling with emotional dysfunction, stress, anxiousness, insecurity, frustration, and restlessness, then your Root Chakra is in need of your love and integration.
A healthy Root Chakra would sustain you in vitality and support healthy growth from a balanced sense of self that is very self-empowered and self-aware. It is your grounding force for overall well being, determines how you function in life, and is the foundation for development of your individual expression of personality.
Our limiting beliefs from old rooted patterns of our early years and “past” lives affect how we are operating in the world and with others today.
Any unfinished business and unconsciously seeded hidden layers are still running the show now, whether you are aware of this or not.
This is why only concentrating in the upper Chakras and expanding our consciousness in these areas will only get us so far. And this is why we are needing to slow down and start listening to the messages within our very flesh and bones that are stored deeply in our DNA, as integrating these frequencies, and giving rise to their ancient wisdom, will assist us in fully shifting into new realities.
Right now, some of the frustration and challenge is because we are split with part of us in a new reality and parts of us still in the old. You can only remain split for so long, before something’s gotta give.
Every day the things and people that trigger us and ruffle our feathers, are the very ways and reminders that we show ourselves what we need to work on within, by their reflection of our own rejected or denied emotions and old patterned beliefs we thought were no longer there.
But in fact, we had simply focused energy elsewhere with a bombardment of well meaning positive thoughts that simply kept them at bay.
As we expand and nourish parts of us, let us not forget ALL of our parts, as the only way that we function most beneficially is as a WHOLE.
We can utilize the stronger, more developed, wiser parts of ourselves to access and support those that are in need. And when we welcome these parts into the dance with us, we will develop a new rhythm that will no longer be missing any beats.
Let us create an equal partnership and healthy relating family within ourselves, and not neglect any one of the children that need our loving attention.
Answers are revealed when we courageously journey back to the root of things. This calls for slowing down, taking care of your needs and well-being, letting go of the “have to’s”, being more still and listening to what you are truly feeling in every moment.
Truth will reveal itself, if you invite it.
I LOVE this! It speaks so powerfully and to the point so perfectly. Thanks for sharing Laura.
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“As I Began to Love Myself”
As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering
are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth.
Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”.
As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody
As I try to force my desires on this person, even though I knew the time
was not right and the person was not ready for it, and even though this
person was me. Today I call it “RESPECT”.
As I began to love myself I stopped craving for a different life,
and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow.
Today I call it “MATURITY”.
As I began to love myself I understood that at any circumstance,
I am in the right place at the right time, and everything…
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This is a long, but well worth it read especially if you are struggling with major unexpected changes in your life, feeling frustrated, have accelerated into new breakthroughs, or are just curious to stretch your perspectives on what’s going on in the energetic collective scene.
Both Laura and Chautauqua, in my opinion, nail it and in many excerpts it sounded like my own words and feelings. Thanks to both of you for sharing this involved explanation.
Laura starts off sharing about relationship patterns and the splits taking place for many – something I’ve been hearing about from people near and far – and then Chautauqua ties it all in to the complete reflection of shifting time lines.
Hope you find this interesting, enlightening, and perhaps supportively reiterating for you.
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I’ve alluded many times to a splitting of realities/timelines and what I call the “Cosmic ‘Are You Sure?!’” but wanted to share today about how I see these two factors affecting relationships. Many clients and loved ones have experienced simultaneous breakthroughs in stuck areas of their lives, only to find breakdowns of long-term relationships. This pattern often occurs anyway, because as we shift our own restricted energies into new, expansive directions, those who felt comfortable with the lesser version of us can feel threatened by the change. That dynamic just seems majorly magnified right now, so I wanted to assure people that if you’re experiencing it, you’re not alone. Entire swaths of our culture are choosing either perpetual victimization, fear and ignorance or liberation, love and joy.
Fence sitting continues to become uncomfortable and borderline impossible, which can result in fence sitters lashing out at people who represent the side…
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Sometimes the expansion you are going through can have you feeling off and like a square peg trying to fit into a round hole, while everything is recalibrating and catching up to the activated growth happening within you. There may even be unrecognized resistance to the transitions, which adds to this.
It can be a bit uncomfortable, as a lot of things just don’t feel to fit in your life anymore.
The bright side is, a lot of new things DO, and these (although you’re only catching blips of them right now) will be so much more enriching than what you may be struggling with at the moment.
Try to find ways to make peace with the process and lovingly acknowledge yourself for having the courage to go through it.
You are not alone in what you are feeling. We are all going through shifts in different ways and at times some of you may be leading the way. If you can broaden to the bigger picture in times of struggles, this can help lessen the personal load you think that you are ONLY carrying.
We are in this experience together.
Wow! We’re already at another Full Moon. This one really snuck up on me and feels extra accelerated in the way we arrived here. But HERE, we ARE. And, it’s a Full Moon in Sagittarius! My natal Moon, so I’m liking this a lot. Interestingly, during this period in between work, I’ve been working on my travel plans – pretty fitting for a Sag focused energy.
And I do have to say that I’d rather have been traveling than doing the planning, as it’s a lot of work and I found myself getting very antsy in the process of focusing on details, especially when I have other things at hand I’m involved in. It was feeling confining when all I wanted to be doing was either exploring or channeling my energy more flowingly.
Good thing I have a very magickal and flowing sacred tattoo design I’m working on currently. So that is providing me the perfect outlet to journey into other realms. I also spend time journeying with my music and been dancing kangaroo style on my rebounder – all with little miss Joy staring wide-eyed in wonder and amazement at what mom is up to when I do. LOL
So, yeah, I’m definitely focused on the inspiration to expand and have been talking non-stop about taking big risks and just going for it all.
It’s interesting to have this expansive Full Moon during a Mercury Retrograde. But I’m definitely exploring the possibilities that feel right and the Retrograde can be a good time for disciplined exploration to the depths within. One need not have to outwardly make a journey, as the inner journey is truly the most valuable. This time period, if you take advantage of it, can help to really cut to the point and unearth what the heck is inhibiting your growth in all ways you feel restricted. And when discovered, these treasures of information can help you to align with your authentic and deepest soul self.
You can make plans, but being flexible to the surprises that come along will help you to keep full of vibrant vitality, as you won’t be trying to force something or stay stagnant – constant evolution!
We keep hearing about freedom and truth and this is just another illumination of the importance these are to realize, access, and embody. Higher consciousness, higher heart, and higher mind…all focusesnow, but are accessed by fully embracing and being willing to journey into the body and emotions. There is a sacredness within our very sensuality of senses that reveals to us our ancient truths and memories.
By birth, I was born with an abundance of optimism and hope…it’s seeded in me and and supported by my Sagittarius Moon, but it also supports some really fiery emotions that can be felt to the extremes. I do know how this can feel and it has taken most of my adult life to finally get to a place of balance with this, and understand how to get back on track so I don’t blow out one way or another and don’t have to be afraid of the depth to which I feel.
It’s been quite some time since I’ve had an emotional outburst. Yet, I share this because during these Full Moons when things are heightened, and especially with all of these other influences, Retrograde, and Sag energy, there can be a lot of emotional reactions and erratic behaviors.
So just be tuned in to this and figure out ways to channel your energy if you feel yourself building inside. Allow yourself to explore what you are feeling and the inspirations nudging you. These blow outs remind us of things to look within about, as if we truly engage ourselves vulnerably, we won’t be adversely surprised or experience the physical ailments that creep up on us as manifestations, simply to remind us.
It’s definitely a great time to be looking at how everything you are doing, who you are…is all aligning with the bigger picture. There’s always the need to narrow and widen our vision, expand and contract, when working with the whole macro experience of you.
Let’s get those emotions flowing and those ideas expanding. Explore the possibilities and challenge yourself with wider and deeper perspectives. Be ready to expand in ways you never have. We’re stretching and exercising our energy centers so that we can more fully activate their potentials.
And you, me, we, are magnificent potentials just barely realizing the possibilities.
I’ll be tuning in with you all this evening, but joining a Full Moon celebration on tomorrow’s Friday the 13th.
In the meantime, I thought this blog post was pretty cool from Sky Maiden Musings (I somehow oddly came across) and loaded with super in depth and magickal musings indeed on the energy of the 13th, Celtic and Pagan insights, and this coming Full Moon. Included is information from the 19th Century Astrologer, Seer, and Clairvoyant, Charubel, whom I had not heard of before. Never seen such detail and interesting insights on a Full Moon. Wow!
You can read Astrologer and Spiritual Counselor, Dikki Jo Mullen’s article in its entirety here:
Until then, tonight, let’s dream a little dream and as Dikki Jo shares, “expect the unexpected.”
Set to one of my favorite songs, here is Abraham Hicks with what I feel to be a resonating message for the now even though it is from four years ago. I “stumbled” upon it again this morning (as I believe I may have posted it once before) and like with anything, there are no accidents. It energetically goes along with something I was sharing/channeling yesterday with a friend in a very important conversation on the reality that is being activated within each of us.
Always loved this one and its profound simplicity of a truth that resonates for me.
New found freedom in your new found absence of resistance…..
Another resonating share by Tom Lescher/Kaypacha (thanks Dawn for sharing it).
The messages that stood out the most to me were:
- Surrender of control, will power, and egoic direction/strategy is important to release the unconscious attachment to outcomes/results/achievements as our source of emotional state of being in joy and peace.
- What ever gets you angry is a lesson, an unexpressed aspect of yourself that others are expressing – lack of self-realization.
- You just have to have faith that something more is divinely happening, surrender the “supposed to do’s”, and then transmutation starts to unfold and manifest.
- No more is it about being and creating the “exclusive” – “inclusive” is now important – exclusive was the old paradigm and patriarchal.
Harmony of heart to you, as you move through change.
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Uploaded on 4 June 2014 by Tom Lescher It’s hard to face limitation, I can kick and scream and complain,
But sometimes Source needs to use a straightjacket, Before I am willing to change. This week’s first quarter square Moon opposes Chiron creating a “T square”. That, along with Venus squaring Black Moon Lilith symbolizes the struggle between unharnessed self expression wanting to break free and the “Invisible Hand” seemingly taking the wind out of our sails for mysterious, unknown, but important, “reasons.” May you feed both yourself and world thereby creating a reality where none are found lacking. Music by http://www.michellequreshi.com
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There is a challenging aspect to this New Moon in Gemini, as it is a Neptunian New Moon, which means that although we are feeling ready to clarify our thoughts, ideas, feelings, and actions, the dreaminess of Neptune in Pisces can result in potential fog, unless you can embrace and flow with it, engaging its creative ability to help you to imagine greater and more possibilities than you may have arrived at. Otherwise, you may get caught in the confusion and illusion, remaining stuck in believing the fantasy and seeing what you want to see, rather than your authentic truth.
So rather than experience rude awakenings from denial of self and others, we can engage our truth by remaining grounded, while keeping open to higher potential. Be willing to take the risks with the knowing you are supported.
Neptune energy can also create that “Oneness” experience to everything and that could keep you flowing in this sort of suspended ocean of spaciness. Perhaps this may be part of my own shifts I’ve had in my Crown and Third Eye area (aside from being very Cosmically engaged these days) where I’m becoming even more fluid in my experience of everything to the point of liquid fluidity. This doesn’t have to be a deterrent, as it can, if harnessed, help you to relax into greater flexibility and flow when the so-called chaos feels unbearable. Rather than over-work the mind and nerves, allow the energy to move through you.
All of our “stuff” is coming up and out, and while that seems a bit icky, it is also so truly wonderful, as it reveals that the transformation is more than well on its way.
This is a time when many are experiencing or seeking new starts in some or all areas of life, and starting to embrace the true freedom of what these entail. Going with the flow of your heart guidance is always a good bet and releasing attitudes, while changing your actions as a direct result, will align you more consistently.
You may experience new things in the realm of communication, ideas, thoughts, mental patterns, travel, and technology – all Gemini ruled. It’s also a time to be mindful of your hands, arms, shoulders, lungs, and nervous system that are equally Gemini ruled.
Keep balanced and breathe through the experiences, so you don’t overwork your nerves, and so that you can avoid any verbal lashing out or challenges to these areas.
Pinpoint where you’ve been stubborn and unyielding, as you engage different perspectives with the Gemini energy to expand your ideas. If others still feel angry or stay stuck in theirs, that’s their choice. You have the ability to choose your own reality that can keep you moving forward into new potentials of greater freedom, which in effect will aid them in doing the same by your example.
Think butterflies that constantly move from one flower to the next, spreading the energy of their fullness in action.
This is a time to create new understandings, agreements, commitments, and overall new sense of freedom and clarity.
Detachment becomes a focus. This is something I’ve been engaging more and more, which truly does move me through the energy much more quickly. When something unexpected happens that triggers a feeling, I quickly find myself able to experience the freeness available in the situation. Rather than it being debilitating and limiting, creative energy is meant to be moved through and realized that yet greater things are in our potential to create.
What “was” no longer matters. Only what “is” in each moment truly does.
As I shared with a dear friend yesterday, “We are Creators who can recreate new experiences continually. It’s a constant deconstructing and renewal process.” And of course I added my infamous, “Weeeeeeeeee!” LOL
So listen to what the needs of your body are expressing. Be gentle with yourself, rest, eat and move your body well, spend time outdoors, express your thoughts and feelings in writing if not able to share verbally, engage your creative energy, engage in meaningful reflection, quiet time, and communication with others, and keep present in the awareness of your breath and stories running in your mind.
Just because someone engages an argument, doesn’t mean you have to energetically meet them. Detachment and present awareness of your own truth will be helpful.
Curiosity and wonder is always supportive too, as is doing things that calm your nerves. This involves patience and self-awareness, as well as honor for the space others have to express themselves.
Neptune’s influence can assist us in enhancing our connection to our insights and intuition, but the key is listening and trusting it when it gently whispers. To help any spacey feeling that is being more of a deterrent than an aid, ground yourself and immerse in nature. I can’t share that enough. Your connection with Mother Earth is vital in creating well-being and harmony that will have wide-reaching effects beyond simply yourself.
And don’t limit yourself. Neptune also provides that far-reaching ability to see expansively, and along with Gemini’s capacity to see two sides, you can either choose to get stuck in indecision, or you may be able to propel into untraveled territory of opportunity because you have the benefit of looking beyond limitations.
New horizons await you.
Here’s a reblog of a post I shared on Facebook that Laura Bruno posted today. Thank you to her for bringing it back around, as it DOES feel like a very supportive message to spread and reiterate right now. I find many, including myself, making big decisions and the only guidance needed is to listen within to your authentic voice. The “voice” also has another meaning to me, as I find it to be a powerful vehicle for self-transformation. So not only is the subtle intuitive voice one to honor, but our unique voice that creates a personal song can be life-changing to express.