Ask Astrid Fridays ~ The Rabbit’s Corner: More Can Be Simple
Astrid has been very active these days in helping to move and anchor energy, as well as prepare the way for all the new. She’s an amazing soul in rabbit body who so clearly isn’t afraid to let you know who she is, what her purpose is, and what her strengths and gifts are. Astrid does Astrid effortlessly, though. It’s an act of being the creative energy that moves through her.
If she wants my attention to tell me she’s ready or to get me on point, she will run around my feet, relentlessly grab hold of my socks or pant legs with her teeth, and dig at my feet with her paws.
If I’m preparing for a session with a client or getting ready to send out Reiki, she runs over to me and nudges my hand (I like to sit on the floor so she has easy access), noses crystals I may have next to me, grabs hold of my pen or notebook if I happen to be making notes, and makes it clear she’s ready to tune in too.
She isn’t afraid to step up and take responsibility for her gifts, nor does she hold herself back from using them.
She simply follows the energy stream that is Astrid, which involves her parts moving together and not leaving any behind.
As you can see in the photos laced throughout this post, she spends tons of time cozied up in her crystal nest, which my dear friend Dawn pointed out is like her version of a Tahoe Stonehenge. It’s made up of now five (my favorite/magickal number) raw giant Tahoe Quartz I found and trekked back home, a giant piece of the Master Rabbit Amethyst, and a Twin Lemurian Seed Crystal, which was once part of a giant Master Lemurian Seed Cathedral Crystal. On the pedestals of the sleigh she lays under, next to the mini Tahoe Stonehenge, are a South African Spirit (or Faery) Quartz and a Rose Quartz tree that sits atop another Amethyst. Of course we have other crystals gridding our room, but these anchor the center where she spends much time.
Astrid has been excited for me to wind down some things so we could harness the next couple of months for greater refining and deepening. She loves a clear slate, just as I do, and so everything we accomplish, she celebrates. She also celebrates when we get ready to dive into things, so she’s preparing with me for next week’s first group, online Reiki training, as well as tuning into our next writing installments.
We have a couple of big clearing projects to do alongside work-related projects, but she sees them all equally important and brings all of her to the table with me, to help.
She never leaves parts of her behind and never gives only a percentage of herself to any task.
She also doesn’t hold herself back, stop midway of her intents, nor put things off for any countless number of reasons she so easily could come up with – as she does live a pretty charmed life where she has the option not to step into more if she wanted.
Astrid doesn’t see it that way, however. She consistently is on high, being all she knows she can be, enjoying life to the fullest, and moving toward the next evolutionary phase.
Not out of dissatisfaction or feeling less than, but because it’s the gift she recognizes as being an expression of All That Is – to always consciously create and say “yes” to the next adventure she takes part in imagining.
She treats everything as valuable, enriching, and worthy of stepping into as her highest possible potential she can in each moment.
Astrid is such an inspiration to me and it’s no mystery why she chose me, as equally as I did her. She reminds me to continue the momentum of consistent recreation and deepening commitment and embodiment.
I know she appreciates how I reflect the same values, as she would otherwise likely not be with me given how strongly she stands in who she is.
And together, she says, we help create this space holder for others in our own way.
Astrid wonders where you might be holding yourself back?
Do you realize the gifts and potentials within and all around you?
Do you find yourself missing opportunities or telling yourself excuses for why you can’t be happy right now?
Do you embrace what IS actually right in front of you? – nature, connection, a new friendship or relationship, a different path to walk or drive home or to work on, an urge that calls, a bird that sings to get your attention, the step to take your work to a new level or ignite a new path that could open up more for you, using your tools (we’ve both spoken about this before), enjoying life more right now and not “when this or that happens,” moving your body to move energy, seeing the value of your unique gifts and expressing them, opening your heart or perspectives a crack more, being a little more kind, laughing a little bit more, dancing in the dark, receiving just as much as giving, stepping outside the box and daily patterned routines to invite in enriching surprises….
Astrid isn’t reflecting that more has a definition or way that it is more valuable or meaningful.
Astrid reflects that more may simply be a way to take the hand of both your soul and heart and go where they lead you.