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July 31, 2015 Full “Blue Moon” ~ Ready to Forge a New Path?


Although there are no challenging aspects to this Full Moon, keep in mind there are six planets retrograde.

I’ve heard both sides of the spectrum in terms of people feeling excited and experiencing a green light to things they’ve been working on, and also challenges and struggles from feeling up against a wall and experiencing continued “suffering” or things they thought being over coming back on the scene again.

Here are two astrologer’s take on the energies of the Full Blue Moon today.

The first comes from astrologer, Tanaaz, and the second from astrologer, Kelley Rosano.

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Once in a Blue Moon by Tania Marie – Available here: http://taniamarie.com/gallery1.htm

 
 

Here’s Tanaaz from her article, The Energy of the Blue Moon ~ July 31, 2015:

“The July 31st Blue Moon will be a road opener, helping to forge a new path ahead that allows you to move out of your comfort zone and into new territory.

Ever heard the phrase- “it only happens once in a blue moon” ?

Each month the Moon moves through a cycle of endings, signified by a Full Moon and beginnings, which is signified by a New Moon.

However once in a while, the Moon moves through one and half cycles- a full Moon to a new Moon and then back to a full Moon again, all within the same month.

This second full Moon is known as a Blue Moon and we won’t experience another one until 2018.

This Blue Moon falls on July 31st in the sign of Aquarius and will follow the cycle that was started earlier in the month on the July 1st Capricorn Full Moon.

Remember, Full Moon’s represent completion or endings, so this month we will all be given two opportunities to bring things to a close or resolution.

This is important, as clearly the Universe has been providing all of us with a lot of energy that needs to be cleared and released.

Know that although this may feel heavy at times, this Full Moon is definitely positive and will be helping us all to set a new course in motion – change is coming!

With two key planets moving retrograde this month- Venus and Uranus and Saturn continuing his retrograde through Scorpio, there is a lot of backwards energy that needs to be cleared in order for all of us to be able to move forward.

This means that the Universe is really going to be asking us to dig up and revisit the past in order to clear out old, outdated beliefs so we can start fresh.

Venus will be asking us to do this in matters pertaining to love and money and Uranus will be helping us to change our self-limiting beliefs and boundaries to provide us with a new sense of freedom.

Uranus is all about change and as he moves retrograde we are all going to be encouraged to really sort through the things in our lives that are holding us back and preventing us from living up Ato our truest potential.

Saturn on the other hand will be ensuring that we make all of our new decisions and changes with responsibility and respect to what we have all learnt from our past experiences.

In fact, this Blue moon will really be acting as a road opener and will allow us to start reviewing and assessing where we need to change course in our lives.

Within four days either side of the Blue moon, it is likely that you will see new opportunities present themselves, or perhaps you may be challenged to do something different. Perhaps a new path will open up out of the blue that you may have never considered before.

While it is good to be comfortable, sometimes our comfort zone can become debilitating and can hold us back from really moving forward and discovering who we truly are.

This Blue Moon is all about moving out of the ‘comfort zone’ and into new territory so we can get a fresh perspective on our lives and where we are heading. In order to really explore new territory we have to trust the Universe and go with the flow.

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone”- Neale Donald Walsch

Be open to the opportunities that surround this Blue Moon as they are sure to present clues as to what new territories are opening up for you.

Follow your heart and trust that a change of course may be exactly what the Universe has ordered for you.

Remember, this Blue Moon will only open the pathway, it is up to you to walk down it if it feels like the right choice for you.”

And here’s Kelley Rosano from her article, Aquarius Full Moon, Venus Retrograde & Jupiter in Virgo:

“There is an awesome Aquarius Full Moon on July 31. There are no challenging aspects to this Moon. Yeah! This is good news. It is a party Moon. The Sun is in fun loving Leo. Celebrate your life. Celebrate your gains. Celebrate your success. Even the little wins count. The Aquarius Full Moon is the second Full Moon in July. This makes it a Blue Moon. Once in a Blue Moon, you can make your dreams come true.

Your enthusiasm, idealism and creativity could be strong. You may be bursting with new ideas and sudden insights. You can move from breakdown to breakthrough. You are experiencing an expansion in consciousness. Brilliant Breakthroughs may require that you raise your standards and upgrade your relationships. It is time to speak your truth. Choose what is right for you. Be empowered. You are the master of your destiny. You use the astrology to live your best life. You create your reality through your words and actions. When you do what is right for you, it is right for everyone else.

• What does your heart want?
• What is right for you?
• What is right work for you?
• What is your right living-location?
• What is right relationship for you?
• What is your right life path?

The Sun in Leo is strong and powerful in its home sign. Leo is the Star. Aquarius is the theater crew. Aquarius is the team. The group and the tribe you belong. You need both Self and other people to be successful. Leo rules your creative self-expression. The Aquarius Full Moon shines the light on your hopes and wishes. Your goals. It holds the promise of our shared vision for the New Earth. We are creating the New Earth together. Aquarius is the New Age of enlightenment dawning. Everyone is a Star in the New Earth energy. You are to shine your light. Be creative. Be bold. Be brave. Speak your truth to power. You matter. You count. You are important.

“We all shine on like the Moon, the Stars and the Sun.” — John Lennon.

Full Moons can conclude situations. You may find yourself at the end of a relationship or a job. Some of you may feel as though you are operating in crisis mode. Circumstances for those around you may be challenged. In truth, you are in graduation mode. These events are not always graceful. So please go easy on you. You may feel less than a Self-master. You may feel more like a lost soul. Take comfort, for you are not alone. Many people are experiencing life-changing events. Sometimes your growth can feel weird or strange. At other times, change can be exhausting. You are no longer connecting to your past. You have yet to discover your new place or new tribe. Truly, the old way of living no longer works for you. You are in transition. You are experiencing new aspects of yourself. You are giving birth to the new you. Giving birth is painful. This is real work. This is real growth. The more you love and value yourself. The more you have to give to other people. Your Self-dedication goes a long way. A helpful way to navigate through life is to use balance in your choices. Instead of asking, “Is this a good or bad idea?” Ask, “What supports my balance?” Balance is essential to being present, powerful and effective. Relax and flow with your changes.

Venus retrogrades on July 25 through September 6. She will remain in Leo until October 8. Venus rules what you like, love and value. She is the Goddess of relationships. This is a time where you will be re-evaluating what truly matters to you.

• What do you want in love?
• What makes you happy to be alive?
• What are your talents, gifts and abilities?
• Are you maximizing your skills to achieve your goals?
• What brings you joy?

Venus retrograde can imply that this is not a good time to make major decisions. Things may be in a state of flux. Relationships are ripe for misunderstandings. You could misconstrue the feelings of others. Venus is in Leo. Leo rules romance and affairs of the heart. This is not the time to start a new relationship. This is not the time hire new people. This is not a good time for legal matters. This is true for the lower courts. It could be an unprofitable outcome. There could be delays and setbacks. Someone from your past could return into your life. What do you need in relationship? What do you want in your life?

This is a wonderful time to go back and complete creative projects. This is not the time to start new projects. This time is about creating inner value from your work. This is not the time to present new work to the world. Derive your value from completing things. This is a good time to evaluate your money. Where is your money going? 

Uranus turns retrograde on July 26. There could be an abrupt change in your direction on this day. See where Aries lands in your natal birth chart. This is where your plans could alter suddenly. Uranus is expect the unexpected. Anything that happens to you unplanned is Uranus. You could receive important insights on this day. Uranus is the liberator. He empowers your personal freedom. Uranus encourages you to have greater creative self-expression. His approach is not always gentle. The goal is to remove your self-imposed chains. In order for you to reach your greatest potential. Your freedom is required. Uranus can empower you to make a fresh start. You can be too restful in your rut. Uranus can push you out of your comfort zone to inject new life into you. This keeps your life fresh and lively. This shows you that there is more life for you to experience. Be open to the new experiences that are now in your life.

August begins with good news. Saturn moves direct on the first. In these last six weeks of Saturn in Scorpio. You are to finish your unfinished business. Here in truth seeking Scorpio. Saturn gives you the clarity you need to evaluate your emotional attachments. Self-limiting patterns that hold back your success.

• What needs completion for you?
• How are you getting in your own way?
• Are you ready to achieve your goals?

Venus will couple with Jupiter on August 4 mark that day. There could be blessings bestowed upon you. At a minimum, you could have a very pleasant day.

Mercury the messenger enters the sign of Virgo on August 7. Mercury is strong in his home sign. This is a great energy for detailed work. Focus on your goals let go of distractions.

Mars the planet of action and desire enters Leo on August 8. He wants to play. This is good time for recreation. Re-creation. Mars can give you a boost of self-confidence in Leo. You may feel more outgoing. You are ready to take a chance. The greater the risk the greater the reward. This is an awesome energy for working out and playing in team sports. Mars can empower your greater self-expression for the next seven weeks.

Jupiter enters Virgo on August 11. He will be in Virgo until September 2016. You move from the big idea and dream in Leo. You are getting to work in discerning Virgo. You do not want what is most pretty. What is the real substance in the person or project? This is a good time to expand your field of knowledge or develop your technical skills. You may be more practical and intellectual in your approach to business and life. Watch out for cynicism or being too critical. Do not be so occupied in your physical living that you forget to nurture your soul.

The Aquarius Full Moon is live from your truth. Be who you truly are. Be authentic. Seek out those who share your values. The Light is pouring down from the heavens. There is a giant wave of light washing over you now. Creator is using the astrology to transform our economic systems and governments. Do not judge what is changing as good or bad. Know that what is occurring is for your highest good. Be positive. Be proactive. Stay out of fear. Let go of what is not working. Focus your energy on what is working in your life. Be creative. Make your passion greater than your resistance. You will create what your heart desires. Abundance is the ability to do what you need to do. You are a powerful creator. What are you creating?

 “You are the creator of your own reality, and so you are not in jeopardy. You do not need to control the behavior of others in order for you to thrive. Your attention to things that you think they do that keeps you from your thriving is, in fact, what keeps you from your thriving… It is not what they do to you; it’s what you do to you in fear of what you think that they will do to you.” — Abraham”

The Wound Is Where the Light Enters You – You CAN Find Joy Again


Although today is not the day in which I both lost and found my true self and most cherished soul – a day I hold in reverence each year since 2008 – I felt guided to reshare this blog post I wrote two years ago.

The nudge to find this post is twofold.

For one, yesterday I shared a lunch with someone dear to heart with whom I’ve shared a full circle experience in life with since I was 15 years old. And while we ate and caught up on our lives, this story that was the tipping point in my own, ended up being shared. I’m always amazed at how often this story comes through and how much it ends up touching so many people’s lives and hitting a chord.

For more about the full story you can read it at this link, if you haven’t already: https://taniamarieartist.wordpress.com/2012/04/27/in-loss-there-is-gain-finding-my-way-after-losing-my-twin-soul/

And two, I know that many souls have been transitioning and I have recently been in contact, and working, with so many that are challenged with feeling stuck in suffering and pain for varied reasons, and have a hard time giving themselves permission to experience release and joy again, let alone imagining that there is a way through the dark.

There is and you can.

I know this, not just in theory or concepts, but through actual experiences.

Suffering is a choice and one we can release ourselves from when we allow our perspectives to be expanded, we open to a new and profound understanding, we release judgments, we give ourselves permission to feel whole again, and we allow things to work themselves out rather than feeling we need to punish or correct things ourselves, as the only ones we end up punishing is ourselves.

Life goes on with or without us…the Universe doesn’t judge or label things, karma takes care of things without your help, energy keeps flowing. So why do we decide to buck that and build a dam within us to stop what is natural from moving through?

There is actually profound sense to the seemingly senseless.

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Today is a special day I commemorate with love and honor of the being that has taught me the true meaning of unconditional love, alchemy, magick, authenticity, and reminds me daily of my chosen path. Nestor, aka Nestie (as she embodies both Divine Male and Female), transitioned 5 years ago today. The number 5 has always been an auspicious and potent number between the two of us, and so this year-mark seems poignant.

You’ve heard me share much about Nestor in many a blog, so today I just want to share how life transitions carry with them a powerfully beautiful message, despite how painfully tormenting it can be to the human heart when it takes place unexpectedly.

In the moments she released from this Earth plane, she gave out a cry that simultaneously embodied the pain and the joy of that transition. “Pain” in that breaking from the 3-D…

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As I Began to Love Myself


This is a reblog from a reblog of a reblog from Summer of last year posted by Galactic Free Press, shared by Laura, and reshared by me. 🙂 I guess that means it just might be kind of important.

I can’t tell you how many clients I’m working with, friends, and people I hear from that are all currently working on this theme right now.

So, I felt called to post it again.

I’d like to add a couple of “Heart Thoughts” from Louise L. Hay in addition.

While I know these are some challenging things to embrace for ourselves…they truly are key. I can’t tell you how instrumental your own love for yourself is.

And while I don’t believe solely in reprogramming through affirmations, reading and reciting these words to ourselves with honest reflection and vulnerability, can help to uncover the energetic, emotional, mental, and physical blocks to them so that we can start to shift back into our most natural selves, one layer at a time. This takes some work and courage, but with dedicated commitment to yourself and to living the life you desire, you CAN get there.

So pay attention to the resistance, tightness, pains, thoughts, feelings, etc. when you read and tell yourself these things. What messages do those pains and areas have to share with you? What does your inner child desire from you to support and nurture? What has she/he longed to hear or receive from you?

What you desire from another, or life itself, is the very thing you hold the key to gifting to yourself right now.

Here’s Louise:

“Be gentle, kind and comforting with your inner child as you uncover and release the old, negative messages within you. Say: All my changes are comfortable, easy and fun.

I love myself totally in the now. Love is the biggest eraser there is. Love erases even the deepest imprinting because love goes deeper than anything. If your childhood imprinting was very strong, and you keep saying, ‘It’s all their fault. I can’t change,’ you stay stuck. Do a lot of mirror work. Love yourself in the mirror from the top of your head to the tips of your toes. Dressed and naked. Look into your eyes and love you and your child within.”

“Each one of us is always working with the three-year old child within us. Most of us, unfortunately, spend our time yelling at that child, and then wondering why our lives don’t work.

I embrace my inner child with love. 

Take care of your inner child. It is the child who is frightened. It is the child who is hurting. It is the child who does not know what to do. Be there for your child. Embrace it and love it and do what you can to take care of its needs. Be sure to let your child know that no matter what happens, you will always be there for it. You will never turn away or run away. You will always love this child.”

“At least three times a day, stand with your arms open wide and say: I am willing to let the love in. It is safe to let the love in.

I am worth loving.

You don’t have to earn love any more than you have to earn the right to breathe. You have a right to breathe because you exist. You have a right to be loved because you exist. That is all you need to know. You are worthy of your own love. Don’t allow your parents or society’s negative opinions or popular prejudices make you think that you are not good enough. The reality of your being is that you are lovable. Accept this and know this. When you really do, you will find that people treat you as a lovable person.”

And here is last year’s reblog:

via Galactic Free Press

[UPDATE from commenter Sharon: Charlie Chaplin didn’t write this. It is someone else’s work that he read. I tried searching for the proper author but the internet is failing me today. He was clear that he didn’t write it though, just recited it. Haven’t found a good link but did discover the piece is a work of Kim and Alison McMillen.]

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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 happens
at the exactly right moment. So I could be calm.
Today I call it “SELF-CONFIDENCE”.

As I began to love myself I quit stealing my own time,
and I stopped designing huge projects for the future.
Today, I only do what brings me joy and happiness, things I love to do
and that make my heart cheer, and I do them in my own way and in
my own rhythm. Today I call it “SIMPLICITY”.

As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for
my health – food, people, things, situations, and everything that drew
me down and away from myself. At first I called this attitude
a healthy egoism. Today I know it is “LOVE OF ONESELF”.

As I began to love myself I quit trying to always be right, and ever since
I was wrong less of the time. Today I discovered that is “MODESTY”.

As I began to love myself I refused to go on living in the past and worry
about the future. Now, I only live for the moment, where EVERYTHING
is happening. Today I live each day, day by day, and I call it “FULFILLMENT”.

As I began to love myself I recognized that my mind can disturb me
and it can make me sick. But As I connected it to my heart, my
mind became a valuable ally. Today I call this
connection “WISDOM OF THE HEART”.

We no longer need to fear arguments, confrontations or any kind of problems
with ourselves or others. Even stars collide, and out of their crashing
new worlds are born.Today I know THAT IS “LIFE”!

-Charlie Chaplin

You Are On The Verge Of Exciting Change


“Turning points announce themselves through a variety of vague symptoms: deep restlessness, a yearning with no name, inexplicable boredom, the feeling of being stuck.” ~Gloria Karpinski

Breath is a Dance


Every thought you are thinking is creating your future.

Every breath you are taking is affirming your feelings.

Stay present to the breath of your heart.

When you are feeling really good, pay attention to how you are breathing.

When you are feeling frustration, anger, sadness, disappointment, confusion….pay attention to how you are breathing.

You are the power in your world to change how you feel by changing your way of receiving life with more conscious breathing and choices.

Matching and balancing your breath to your physical, emotional, and mental state becomes a dance that can either flow in graceful rhythm, or step all over itself in discord.

If you want to shift the rhythm of your dance, stay present with how you breathe in life.

If you want to be more compassionately empathic in your relationships with others and all of life, learn to match your breath to All That Is and you will understand on a deeper level.

Conversely, if you’d like to create collective shifts by embodying a certain vibrational experience, pay attention to regulating your breath in rhythm with your essence, so that others may know the experience of their own when breathing with you.

Breathing together balances and harmonizes.

You can choose to meet others in their breath, or receive their meeting with yours.

The Next Level of Bunny Communication – Binary Codes and More!


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This is what happens every time I do my phone sessions with clients now. The team comes together and supports the process. I snapped this photo while I was waiting for my client to call and they remained together, sitting in front of me like this throughout, sharing their energy and guidance. Not only do they like and want to be in on the action, but I invite them in on everything I do, as the energy of us all together is greater than alone. I just adore and honor these powerful souls.

I had an interesting dream last night where Joy and Cosmo shared with me that they represented binary code. Joy is “0” and Cosmo is “1”.

Apparently they said this is another way they can communicate with me in codes I can translate.

I found this especially interesting since Laura and I had an extremely wild experience once on our weekends on the coast of Northern California over Halloween where binary codes were coming through the oven in the kitchen and my tortoise Gaia, who was with us along with our friend’s cat, Lily, was also chiming in with this and ET coding in combination.

I’m curious to see how this is going to play out, as I feel Joy and Cosmo are gearing up for what we’ll be channeling together in my three months off.

It’s also curious that I’ve been calling Cosmo, baby “G”.

I used to call Gaia “big G” and “G”.

I don’t know where all of the nicknames come from that I call my little ones….they just come and they have many different ones that evolve.

This latest one for Cosmo has just recently come through.

I’ve been feeling Gaia around a lot so perhaps he is channeling Gaia, just like Joy channels Nestor.

WAY COOL!!!

He does actually do a similar head nodding action that Gaia used to do, in quick telepathic rhythm.

I so love it. I always invite all four of them in to assist everything I do.

My little ones always communicate with me in dream time where we share telepathic communication and it has been very literal in what they tell me and show me that then shows up in wake time.

Needless to say, this dream adds another cool element to our connection and communication.

Looking forward to where it leads.

I also this morning tried a “Float Room” for the first time and was in the cosmic abyss for an hour and a half visited by Nestor and others,  as well as received the name of something key for what I’m creating just as the session ended before the music came on to let me know the 90 minutes was done.

I ended up getting a package of three to return and receive anything more they want to share.

Always something new showing up when we’re ready to step into more.

Binary codes and floating it is!

Listening to the Music in the Sunrise


Each morning when I rise, I immediately tend to the bunnies and clean up, taking the trash outside. And when I do, I spend some quiet, still moments watching the sunrise and looking at how my plants are doing that I’ve been growing from seed out front – sunflowers, moonflowers, malabar spinach, and wild flowers.

With the tropical weather we’ve been having the last couple of weeks I felt like I was somewhere else than I am, especially so when I saw all of these little ones gathered in the stillness of the morning on the milkweed flowers.

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I was doing some research about them and found there to be different thoughts as to what to do or not about the presence of milkweed bugs. Since they do little damage and are only around for a short period of time (mid to late summer), living with them seems to be the most caring thing to do, realizing the natural life cycles of things and the bigger picture not for me to control. They’re considered more of a nuisance to some than a threat to the milkweed plants.

Since our milkweed plants have consistently been doing great, I see no harm in their presence. They are important in regulating populations of milkweed plants in the ecosystem and since they can tolerate the toxic compounds of the milkweed plant they have few predators. So unless you’re trying to raise a bunch of milkweed plants they don’t have a large, negative impact.

Their resiliency and ability to transmute toxic things into sustenance seems pretty potent symbolism to me.

sunriseRegardless of how others may see the milkweed bugs, I found myself sitting in stillness with them, listening to the music in the sunrise this morning.

Perhaps they were sharing their secrets of thriving, rather than merely surviving (a theme of late) and transmutation with someone who actually wanted to listen.

Last Opportunity Reminders Through August 31st


Quick reminders for this Summer, as I wind things down for my 3 month sabbatical beginning September 1st:

  • Today, Friday 7/24, is the last day to let me know if you’d like to either register (if a new student) or attend as free review (if a return student) for this coming Tuesday, July 28th’s Reiki Level 3 Master Teacher Workshop from 9 am – 6pm.

*** If there is a review student who’d like to join for even just the 2nd half of the day, message me, as I will provide a gift in exchange for your presence and contribution. ***

  • I have only 2 spots remaining in Sunday, August 16th’s Reiki 1 & 2 Accelerated Workshop 9 am – 6pm for either new or review students.

*** Message me if you’d like more information or assistance with registering. ***

  • Sacred tattoo designs are fully booked through August 31st, but you can schedule in one for when I return and get on the waiting list, while locking in the current rate.

I already have a waiting list started for December, which is almost half full so don’t wait until the day I return to schedule one, if in fact you’re wanting one done by end of the year or a specific time frame, as people are already booking my time.

You’ll still be able to book your space on the waiting list while I’m off for 3 months (September 1st – November 30th) by placing your deposit at the link provided below. This will lock in the current rate, as there is likely going to be a rate change when I return.

Book your space on the waiting list here: Life Changing Tattoos

  • I did end up having room to accommodate one more client joining me on an Intuitive Energy Guidance 5-week intensive. If you’d like to start this right away, it needs to be scheduled and started next week in order to complete the sessions before I head off September 1st. Otherwise we can look into scheduling you in when I return.

Sessions are done by phone providing spiritual coaching that moves energy to help heal your body and mind and achieve your goals. Each one-hour session has multiple purposes: providing practical tools to help you achieve your goals, exploring your hidden truths and shadows, and providing energetic support that will help you remove blocks and fears, move energy, move you forward, help you manifest, and foster deep healing.

To learn more about these empowering phone sessions working one-on-one with me and to schedule your intensive, please visit: Intuitive Energy Guidance

Authentic Self-Acceptance: Recognizing the Great Deception of Spiritual Enlightenment


Often, when we become more spiritually enlightened, we can easily convince ourselves that we know it all already.

We become very adept at using all of the spiritual terms and concepts we’ve learned, to talk our way through things on the surface and yet haven’t a clue how to actually integrate and embody that, let alone understand that we aren’t really seeing the depth of the picture – we’re merely spewing out the “right” words we think we should use.

Ironically, we can actually become closed off to widening our perspectives even more because we think we have all the answers, or we feel the need to pretend we do so that others will see us in a certain light.

It becomes much easier to deceive ourselves or play subconscious, self-sabotaging games than to accept that we may actually have more available to us to learn, which can help us to continue to heal and evolve.

This is a great reminder from Shakti Gawain (below) about authentically embracing who you are right now with vulnerable integrity.

I share it, as I see it as one of the themes in the collective pool to be conscious of so that we can widen and deepen our potentials, while also continuing to raise the bar on our vibrational frequency we are embodying.

From Shakti Gawain:

What I am right now

If we pretend to be more enlightened than we really are, we will miss an opportunity to heal ourselves. Admitting our limitations can make us feel vulnerable, yet it is very freeing.

We just have to be ourselves as we are now, accepting the mixture of enlightened awareness and human limitation that is in each of us. Through this self-acceptance, we find a deep peace and self-love.

* Today I accept myself as I am. *

Recognizing Potential & Surrendering to Natural Flow ~ Hope Blossoms Out of Trust


So, I found it incredibly interesting, as well as profoundly symbolic, that I wrote an entire post and lost it all this morning.

I was really excited about it and was just about to publish when I “inadvertently” hit some keys that shut everything down before having saved it.

It expounded upon nurturing hope, trust, love, extra conscious presence, belief, inspiration, and motivation, as I used the example of how I care for my animal companions and plants, as a reflection of the consistent way I care for the seeds of creation I am nurturing and cultivating in all other areas of my life.

(More on what’s evolving, as a result of that, to come!)

The same ways in which I trust my instinctual nudges and don’t give up on any of them simply because they are in need of extra tender attention for the time being, is a reminder to how all things in life can be approached to create amazing possibilities and to be in alignment with the underlying energies at hand.

Sometimes that translates into tending to the little, yet important things a bit more consciously, or being able to see the light at the end of the tunnel with unwavering trust and love.

And sometimes that translates into surrendering into peaceful embrace of what is naturally unfolding, realizing the perfection of the bigger picture at hand that is at work for the highest good of all concerned.

And when doing so, we receive beautiful gifts and surprises that birth forth with renewable thriving.

This may not always be the case, as some things simply are showing us the impermanence of life, the continuity of life cycles, the natural evolution, constant change, and the need for loving release and surrender into the flow of unfolding that is presented to us.

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My Gerbera Daisy plant hadn’t looked exceptionally well, but I hung in there with it and kept giving it love. I’m happy to say it not only pulled through but presented this lovely pink bloom surprise! Yay!

So, while I could likely have pushed my brain cells to try and retrieve what I wrote somewhere in my memory, instead I let go of the need to do so, and embraced the natural evolution and instant reminder of death and birth, endings and beginnings….that all simultaneously take place and provide a new spark of invigorating creative energy potential.

I decided not to allow frustration to take over and that whatever REALLY wanted to come through, would.

Much like what is unfolding in very big ways, very literally in my life…not just with my plants.

There are reasons things unfold as they do.

Sometimes they call for us to take heed more and tend to loving nurturing that we need to be more present to, and which can make the difference in what we want to create, when we do so.

And sometimes we need to understand the message that there are times for us to move on and the culmination of closure is at hand.

Many times both of those come hand in hand.

All of which is not a loss, but simply a gentle embrace of potential adventure into the brilliance of your next choosing.

Something new is always available to us.

It may not be the same…and in fact it shouldn’t be.

It will feel different.

It temporarily may feel uncomfortable.

You might go through a short grieving period, as you let go with gratitude.

It might bring to light your fears and feel scary at first.

It will take an adjustment period while you integrate.

But it WILL present you opportunity in every way.

Opportunity for greater potential.

Opportunity for something more than you thought possible.

Opportunity to be more naturally you because you are in the flow of life, rather than using your energy to go against the current.

Thriving, rather than surviving.

“Where flowers bloom so does hope.” ~Lady Bird Johnson

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