EMPATHS- FEELING DRAINED AND DEPRESSED? YOU COULD BE IGNORING THIS VITAL ISSUE:


5 STEPS TO SELF CARE

Self care in itself is spiritual practice. As healers and empaths we often neglect to take the time to properly care for ourselves. All too easily we become overwhelmed by the many aspects of our lives that call to us. Before we know it the day has passed us by and we have forgotten to take time out for ourselves for self care. With all that is occurring in the world and almost nowhere to escape from it, we are likely to feel easily drained and overtired. Though many of us have very limited amounts of “free” time, there are several daily time-friendly practices in which we can engage in order to promote self care and overall well-being.

1)    STOP MAKING EXCUSES FOR PEOPLE- As sensitive souls, we are often known to be peacekeepers in interpersonal relationships. Whether romantic or plutonic in nature, we are likely to find ourselves rationalizing the hurtful or offensive behaviour of loved ones in order to avoid conflict.  We often rationalize and excuse their behaviour because we feel that we can accept everyone for who they are and that we are immune to their negativity. It is our nature as healers and empaths to make excuses for the behaviour of others, even when it offends or hurts us deeply. In order to nurture and care for ourselves, we must remember that it is acceptable to put our own need first. If we are repeatedly hurt or offended by the actions and behaviours of others, it is safe to remove ourselves from the situation. It is safe to accept that these types of people are not contributing to our well being in a positive way. It is safe to accept that after repeated, hurtful behaviour, these people may not be the right fit for us in our lives at this time. Should these excuses we make be for family members or those whom we are unable to remove from our lives, it is important for us to take the time to ground ourselves before and after any interactions with these people. This grounding may take the form of writing, drawing, connecting with nature or any other healthy outlet to which we are drawn. While it is our goal to be non judgmental toward all humans, it is not our job to accept their repeatedly offensive and hurtful behaviour on the grounds that “they have had it rough”, “we deserved it” or any other excuse we can come up with. Though it is important to respect where others have come from, their hurtful behaviour wears on us. After prolonged exposure it even has the capacity to wear on our self respect, self confidence and self love. There is a fine line between accepting someone for who they are and allowing ourselves to shove our hurt feelings down inside to our own detriment. It is never ok to continuously put our own hurt feelings aside to make somebody else feel good.  Be honest with yourself and others. If someone is being hurtful towards you, it is acceptable to walk away.

2)    SET REALISTIC BOUNDARIES FOR YOURSELF AND STICK TO THEM- As empaths and healers we are prone to being energetically drained by other people and circumstances. It is crucial to our well being that we create boundaries for ourselves. This most often means learning to say “NO”. As healers and empaths, it is our second nature, our duty, to help anyone and everyone we can. While this is quite a noble feat, we often tend to go overboard. We often tend to ignore our body’s warning signs that it needs to rest because we are so caught up in caring for others. But what we must remind ourselves that the very best way to care for others is to care for ourselves. And this means setting boundaries with others so that we allow ourselves the time to rest and recharge. This means taking the time to listen to our bodies and hearts to hear them speak of what they need to be balanced. And once we have heard their needs, follow their advices. It is one thing to tell ourselves that we are going to stop doing something, yet it is entirely more effective to stick to the resolution! Be firm with yourself in knowing what you need to keep yourself physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually healthy- and stick to it! After all, we cannot pour from an empty cup!

3)    RESPECT YOURSELF- Self respect is an integral part of self-care. Under the umbrella of self respect are many ideals. Eating healthy food, resting well and exercising to the best of our ability are all adequate ways of respecting ourselves and our bodies. Aside from the physical aspects of self respect, there are various mental and spiritual. To be patient with yourself is to respect yourself. Understand where your beliefs and feelings end and others’ begin; avoid confusing the two. Subscribing to the beliefs and thoughts of others- if out of alignment with ours- can be exhausting. Any beliefs and actions that we take that are out of alignment with or authentic selves are not genuine. The lesser genuine we become, the more exhausting life becomes. Be firm in your convictions however do so without trying to prove to anyone who you are and what you believe. Part of self respect is being confident with who you are and what you believe without allowing ego to interfere. Whether going along with the beliefs of others or forcing your beliefs on others, you may find that you become easily depleted. The preceding behaviours are out of alignment with your highest good. To realign with your highest good is to stay firm in your convictions and to have compassion for those who do not.

4)    LEARN TO SAY “YES”- LET GO OF LIMITING BELIEFS, THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS- Part of caring for ourselves is to acknowledge that we often engage in limiting thoughts, beliefs and actions. When we tell ourselves “no” or “I can’t” or “I shouldn’t”, we are limiting our potential. Often we object to taking breaks or vacations because we feel we “can’t afford” or “can’t leave”. While not everyone can necessarily go on a month long cruise of the Caribbean, everyone has the ability to take a “time out” once in a while. Everyone has the ability to take a few hours away from their stressors to go into nature or to turn off their phones and listen to relaxing music in their favourite room of their house. By telling ourselves “I can” take a break, we are allowing our bodies to recharge.
By telling yourself “Yes, I can take healthy steps to change my life” instead of being afraid of new and potentially exciting new experiences, you will be changing the very fabric of your life. You will be tailoring your life to a higher and better version of itself. You will be creating a far more optimistic life path for yourself.
The energy that comes along with saying “Yes!” to new opportunity is far more positive for the body and mind than telling yourself “No”. The “yes” vibration allows you to be open to receive all of the wonderful blessings and gifts that the universe has for you!

5)    LET GO OF UNHEALTHY ATTACHMENTS- Buddha rightfully claimed that “Attachment is the root of all suffering”. When we become attached to material items, people or circumstances, we are creating the potential for suffering. By practicing detachment from all of the above, we are lesser likely to be disappointed when these things leave us or fail to go the way we’d hoped. Nothing is permanent. To understand the impermanence of all that comes in and out of our lives is to be free of attachment to them.
That said, it is often difficult to release attachment to loved ones. This is because in the human body we form emotional bonds with others. It is even often difficult to release attachment to workplaces and sentimental items for the same reasons. However, often we outgrow these relationships, circumstances and items. Though we have outgrown them, letting them go can prove to be quite challenging. But the more we hold on, the more they can breed suffering. This suffering naturally takes its toll on our well being. This is because these people or situations that we have outgrown are often out of alignment with our current vibration. As many of us know, the further long our spiritual path we venture, the more we gravitate away from that which no longer serves our highest good. When we invest our energy into those situations that no longer serve our highest good, we will invariably find that our energy becomes quickly drained. This is because we are constantly descending our energy to meet those old vibrations which we outgrew.  It is of great import to learn to recognize when an unhealthy attachment is forming and to release it immediately. By aiming to release attachment to all unhealthy situations, we are saving our energy from certain depletion.

Particularly in today’s world where we are often surrounded by misery on the news, at work or on social media self care is a must. Self care is self love. By engaging in positive action toward self care, we will become stronger and more empowered versions of ourselves. We will feel more energized and far better equipped to be the best versions of ourselves we can be!

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THURSDAY’S NEW MOON: THE GATEWAY OF HOPE

NEW MOON IN VIRGO 2020- THE GATEWAY OF HOPE

At 6:00 am sharp on September 17th, 2020, we witness our next New Moon in Virgo. New Moons are the start of a lunar cycle, allowing us the opportunity to begin creatively anew. As each new moon’s origin, we are granted the blessing of time to contemplate our heart’s desires and take the initial steps to act upon them by penning our innermost intentions. As the moon grows larder, so do our intentions.  At the time of this cycle’s full moon, our intentions will have grown to their full capacity and will be able to be released into the universe in order to bring return on our intentions in accordance with Divine timing.

This new moon is the first of three super new moons, which take us all the way to the end of this calendar year to a Total Solar New Moon/ Eclipse. The super new moons are those which are closest in proximity to our planet Earth and therefore are believed to have a stronger influence over us both via the tides as well as in a spiritual capacity. New moons are powerful new beginnings and this month’s “super” title could create a more reinforced ability to manifest our life goals for the coming months. The lineup of the three super new moons leading up to our solar eclipse could be the gateway of hope and positivity that we have all been seeking during this year of devastation and tumult. Through the series of super new moons, we will find ourselves, accompanied by the universe, breaking down and transforming old, unhealthy beliefs and habits and constructing new and higher self-alignments.

During this lunar period (24 hours before and after the exact time of the New Moon), the moon will align with the Lunar Nodes. Lunar Nodes are said to indicate the soul lessons that we are here to learn both on an individual level as well as the collective. According to astrology, your life purpose and your life lessons are encoded in both the north node and the south node. Lunar odes are mathematical points in your astrological chart that represent our karmic path, revealing both the challenges and gifts that we bring into the world upon incarnation. At this time, during this New Moon in Virgo, our moon forms a 90 degree angle with our Lunar Nodes, highlighting them, bringing through a heightened energy; physical and spiritual. To best utilize this beautiful and prevailing energetic alignment, making the time to rest, it is best to eat well and to reaffirm positive actions, thoughts beliefs and feelings about ourselves. Taking the time to breathe and be still whenever possible, and to prepare to release all that holds us back from progressing on our spiritual and life journeys. During this new moon and its Lunar Nodes, we can gather together old thoughts, feelings and beliefs and prepare to release them during the pending full moon in two weeks time.

Though this may seem like a terribly chaotic time, we can take comfort in remembering that chaos is temporary. We can take the time to connect with our Divinity, with the aspect of our consciousness that remains ever-connected with the Divine Source Consciousness. By engaging in regular connection with this aspect of our consciousness, we are perpetually reminded that all of the trials through which we wade on Earth in these bodies and minds are all for our greater good. We have a higher purpose that is reinforced each time we connect with our soul; the aspect of our consciousness that remains unchanged, unharmed and unaffected by Earthly chaos. We may also value and comfort that through each lunar cycle, we have an overarching empowerment to create the life we truly desire. All that blockades the path to the life we desire, to the life of inner peace we crave, is our own self-doubt. May we take this time we have now to work through our self doubt in the spirit f finding harmony, self-love and joy.

At 6:00 am sharp on September 17th, 2020, we witness our next New Moon in Virgo. New Moons are the start of a lunar cycle, allowing us the opportunity to begin creatively anew. As each new moon’s origin, we are granted the blessing of time to contemplate our heart’s desires and take the initial steps to act upon them by penning our innermost intentions. As the moon grows larder, so do our intentions.  At the time of this cycle’s full moon, our intentions will have grown to their full capacity and will be able to be released into the universe in order to bring return on our intentions in accordance with Divine timing.

This new moon is the first of three super new moons, which take us all the way to the end of this calendar year to a Total Solar New Moon/ Eclipse. The super new moons are those which are closest in proximity to our planet Earth and therefore are believed to have a stronger influence over us both via the tides as well as in a spiritual capacity. New moons are powerful new beginnings and this month’s “super” title could create a more reinforced ability to manifest our life goals for the coming months. The lineup of the three super new moons leading up to our solar eclipse could be the gateway of hope and positivity that we have all been seeking during this year of devastation and tumult. Through the series of super new moons, we will find ourselves, accompanied by the universe, breaking down and transforming old, unhealthy beliefs and habits and constructing new and higher self-alignments.

During this lunar period (24 hours before and after the exact time of the New Moon), the moon will align with the Lunar Nodes. Lunar Nodes are said to indicate the soul lessons that we are here to learn both on an individual level as well as the collective. According to astrology, your life purpose and your life lessons are encoded in both the north node and the south node. Lunar odes are mathematical points in your astrological chart that represent our karmic path, revealing both the challenges and gifts that we bring into the world upon incarnation. At this time, during this New Moon in Virgo, our moon forms a 90 degree angle with our Lunar Nodes, highlighting them, bringing through a heightened energy; physical and spiritual. To best utilize this beautiful and prevailing energetic alignment, making the time to rest, it is best to eat well and to reaffirm positive actions, thoughts beliefs and feelings about ourselves. Taking the time to breathe and be still whenever possible, and to prepare to release all that holds us back from progressing on our spiritual and life journeys. During this new moon and its Lunar Nodes, we can gather together old thoughts, feelings and beliefs and prepare to release them during the pending full moon in two weeks time.

Though this may seem like a terribly chaotic time, we can take comfort in remembering that chaos is temporary. We can take the time to connect with our Divinity, with the aspect of our consciousness that remains ever-connected with the Divine Source Consciousness. By engaging in regular connection with this aspect of our consciousness, we are perpetually reminded that all of the trials through which we wade on Earth in these bodies and minds are all for our greater good. We have a higher purpose that is reinforced each time we connect with our soul; the aspect of our consciousness that remains unchanged, unharmed and unaffected by Earthly chaos. We may also value and comfort that through each lunar cycle, we have an overarching empowerment to create the life we truly desire. All that blockades the path to the life we desire, to the life of inner peace we crave, is our own self-doubt. May we take this time we have now to work through our self doubt in the spirit f finding harmony, self-love and joy.

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SOUL CONTRACT OR SOUL MATE?

SOUL CONTRACT OR SOUL MATE?

ARE YOU IN A SOUL CONTRACT OR SOUL MATE RELATIONSHIP?

Have you ever been in a romantic relationship where you felt like you’ve known your partner for a lot longer than you have? According to spiritualist philosophy, you may very well have! Souls travel in families. This is to say that souls that are energetically and karmically interconnected with each other will continue to incarnate together life after life. Sometimes the souls incarnate together for emotional, spiritual and mental support. Conversely, sometimes the incarnate together to resolve issues that have been created in lifetimes past.

Many of us have been in relationships where we question the very core of why we are attracted to someone who drives us to our limits. Why do we continue to feed into relationships that create for us such pain and suffering? Why do we attempt to leave our partner or an unrequited love relationship just to find ourselves forgiving our partners for the hurt that we feel as a result of their behaviour and actions? Why do we often feel trapped in relationships that seem to bring us nothing but heartache and despair?

Within the framework of spiritualist beliefs lies the concept of reincarnation. Reincarnation is the belief that living beings live many lives, one after another in order to fulfill their spiritual evolution. The evolution of the soul begins and ends with interconnection with the Source Consciousness (The Creator, God consciousness- any label indicating a higher power). Reincarnation exists so that each soul has the opportunity to work through its karma in order to reconnect fully with its Divine source. The goal of this work is to stop creating karma altogether. Once the soul ceases to create any further karma (Ceasing all negative thoughts, beliefs, actions and feelings thereby solely thinking, feeling and acting from the perspective of love and kindness), the cycle of reincarnation ends. Reincarnation occurs when the physical body dies and the soul lives on, living life after life, taking on whichever Earthly bodily form it needs to in order to fulfill its Divine purpose.

The origin of the soul contract is relative to the belief of reincarnation. In addition to the soul’s solo journey through lifetimes, healing its karma from past lives, it also must heal the karma it has created with other souls along the way. Karma is created through any thought, belief, feeling or action which the persona in the human body creates. This is to say that any behaviour in which the persona in the human body engages creates the fabric of its future. Whereas it can be difficult to avoid creating negative karma on our own, it can be increasingly difficult to avoid creating karma within romantic relationships.

In the afterlife (or, “between life”), in tandem with The Creator and other benevolent Light beings, souls will create and enter into contracts with each other to reincarnate together to heal their karma and live out their Divine purpose. These contracts include the subject matter that created the karma from previous lives. Until it’s resolved, the karma is carried forward from life to life. The contents of each contract are is contingent upon the degree of karmic debt (beliefs, actions, thoughts and feelings) that we and the other parties have created. The contracts contain information about where and when the souls are destined meet in the next life and carry out their contractual obligation in the hopes that it is resolved. When the souls meet in the following life, they are subject to the rules of the contract. And if left unresolved, will reincarnate time and time again until resolution occurs. Whereas many soul contracts are created to heal past life karma, some are created for the purpose of a support system. Not all soul contracts are created for the purpose of resolving past life issues, some are generated in order to align us with our soul mate. Whether for the healing of karma or to meet our soul mates, all of these contracts are destined to happen. But how do we know if we are in a relationship with our soul mate or if we are working through a soul contract?

Soul contracts for the purpose of karmic debt are often wrought with fear. They are filled with haunting dreams, anxiety and apprehension that make us question our own self worth. Many a time, one of the partners in a soul contract has narcissistic tendencies. This means that they tend to twist words and situations into opportunities for self gain. They tend to belittle their partner’s feelings and blame them for all that is wrong with their lives  Soul contract partners constantly create disharmony and stress within the relationship. Often soul contracts feel as if its partners are perpectually fighting an uphill battle in order to find the peace within their partnership. Soul contract partners are often called “star-crossed lovers”, named after their misaligned stars. Star-crossed lovers are two in a relationship where their happiness and joy are always impeded by outside forces and they can never find the peace they seek together.  Frequently, while in a soul contract, we feel “off”, as if there is something, a force larger than we are keeping us in a relationship that may not be the healthiest choice for us. This can often feel like we are being energetically ‘punched in the gut’ so to speak. Whereas this may feel as if we are being punished, we have committed to these relationships so that we can heal them and move forward. This is a contract whose terms our soul has agreed to before incarnation. This is for the sole purpose of healing past life issues and learning lessons associated with the making peace with the human experience.

Entering into a soul contract relationship often feels, at the beginning, as if we are falling in love. We often feel as though we have known our partner for much longer than we have. Initially, there is a level of comfort that seems unmistakably as though the partnership was destined to be. Often these relationships involve marriages and other long term commitments. However, in some cases, throughout the course of the relationship, we may begin to see ‘red flags’ about our partner. We may question how it is that somebody who claims to care so much for us can treat us so poorly. One partner is often completely self-involved and give little to no care for the other person’s well being. Many times these partners are selfish and self centered. Sadly, these subtle signs can take time for us to recognize. In some cases we will train ourselves to go against our gut, to ignore the signs and to carry on because we feel that this love is a love that’s worth fighting for. Even though our partners place all of the blame on us for all that’s wrong with their lives, we often try to see their perspective and forgive their narcissism only to cast our own hurt aside and join them in belittling our feelings. We will be made to question ourselves right down to our core beliefs. Most often, because we are peacekeepers, we will continue to make excuses for these people to convince ourselves that their offenses were “not that bad”, or that our emotional pain is a result of our being too sensitive. We will often avoid placing blame on our partner because we have learned to accept responsibility for our circumstances and behaviours. However as we are brushing our hurt aside, we are neglecting to pay attention to our feelings. Our feelings are valid and must be felt in order to heal.

In other cases, there is no narcissistic participant. In other cases, there are many attempts made to be together, to marry and to flourish. However in the soul contract relationship, these attempts are thwarted. Why are we never able to find the harmony that we desire with our partners? It may feel as though the universe is against us. While this may not exactly be true, we can now understand that we have entered into a soul contract;  a predetermined agreement for the purpose of resolution of karmic debt. 

Whereas the soul contract relationship often involves a cycle of fights, break ups, and getting back together (repeat), the soul mate contract is peaceful and supportive. Though all romantic relationships have their challenges, the soul mate relationship will not make us question our self-worth, it will not bring about repeated bouts of anxiety, depression, nightmares and other ailments. The soul contract relationship often feels as though one partner is constantly putting more effort into the other person and it is not reciprocated. It feels as though one partner feels as though s/he has to tear her/himself into pieces in order to keep the other person whole. There is a significant imbalance of power and energy in the soul contract. Whereas the soul contract relationship shakes us to our very core, bringing up negativity, mental and physical illness, the soul mate contract is healing and nurturing. The soul mate contract heals all prior soul contract relationships.

The soul mate relationship is a rare one. Whereas some believe that there is one soul mate for every person, some believe that there are many soul mate relationship possibilities. There is something to be said for the evolution of the soul within even a single lifetime. This is to say that should the possibility exist that we each have more than one soul mate relationship possibility, this renders us free to spiritually grow at our own pace. As the saying goes, ‘like attracts like’. With respect to romantic partnerships, whichever stage of growth we are at will attract the right partner for us. Should we only choose to grow a little bit, we will attract the soul mate for us at that stage. Should we choose to spend our entire lives learning and growing, we will attract various soul mates for the various stages of growth that we achieve. That said, for those who believe that there is only one soul mate for only one soul mate, this soul mate must be available to grow and learn at the same pace we do. If one partner grows at a further accelerated rate, the two may grow apart. Throughout our spiritual journeys, we often discover that as we shift and grow forward, we leave loved ones and friends behind. This is because as we ascend spiritual vibrations, we lose touch with those who were at our previous vibration and gain new and supportive connections who now resonate with our higher vibration. Unfortunately, this also means romantic relationships. All of this is to say that should you believe that there is only one soul mate for you, this soul mate relationship must be able to grow at your acceleration and you with theirs. 

Soul mates bring each other peace and harmony. Soul mates support each other and lift each other up. They have a beautiful understanding of each other and what each of them needs within the relationship and in life to feel content. Though every romantic partnership as its fair share of disagreements, the methods by which soul mates work out their differences is through a loving understanding of each other. 

A soul mate relationship is rooted in respect and equality of partners. Though in all relationships, at times it seems that one partner gives more than the other, the soul mate relationship has equal or near to equal effort and care about each other and the relationship from both partners. There is a balance of power and energy that occurs when two souls are living within their soul mate relationship.

Soul contracts most often consistently bring out the worst, fearful sides of us. Soul mates most often consistently bring out the best, loving sides of us. Whatever that path we have contractually committed to, its important to remember the underlying theme of our role in our relationship, in this lifetime and as spiritual beings. It is our soul’s journey to resolve and absolve all karma we have previously created.

For more information on how to heal your soul contracts, please see:

https://soulsticespirit.com/2018/01/14/healing-from-a-karma-contract-pt-1

https://soulsticespirit.com/2018/01/21/healing-from-a-karma-soul-contract-pt2

Or email: jmorgan.soulstice@gmail.com to set up your individual soul contract reading.

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TUESDAY’S FULL MOON IN PISCES: THE WISDOM IS IN THE TREES

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FULL MOON IN PISCES 2020

Just after midnight on Tuesday, Sept 2, we observe this year’s full moon in Pisces. This intuitive, imaginative, watery sign is the perfect site in which to daydream and create our days away. This ethereal full moon will certainly have its ups and downs. However whether we are feeling up or down, this moon is an ideal one to set our sights on brighter days to come!

Pisces, the psychic watery intuitive sign will illuminate our emotional body. Whether we are in emotional distress or emotional harmony, our emotions will be brought to the surface. This Full Moon’s placement in the Water sign of Pisces will allow our emotions to pour from our bodies so that they are acknowledged, resolved and healed. Through this outpouring of emotion, we will find that old pain resurfaces. All of the emotional trauma and heartbreak that we have held onto now has the opportunity to be released once and for all. This full moon is truly a time to let go of all the emotional pain that we have unhealthily held onto. Though this may seem disharmonious, we may stabilize ourselves on the knowledge that once these built up emotions have evacuated our systems, we will be left with brilliant new room for all of our new and positive life experiences.

On the other side of the strong emotional upheaval we may experience at this time, we can rest our gaze on the positive planetary alignment that exists between the Full Moon in Pisces and Uranus. With the Piscean ethereal nature aligned with Uranus’ sudden need to switch things up, we can expect an influx of peace and love to come our way. Whether the peaceful influx is from external sources or a renewed sense of self love, we will, after such a challenging few months, be most grateful for the serenity., if even for a short while. Because of this new sense of serenity, we will find ourselves comfortably swimming into synchronicity and other magic.

This Full Moon in Pisces makes its appearance, as always, in the sun sign of Virgo. Both the Piscean and Virgo nature is to retreat into solitude, especially when provoked. Because of the sensitive nature of our feelings during the Pisces full moon, we may feel a heightened ans temporary connectivity to the “victim” mentality. We may feel as if humanity and the universe are out to get us because we may feel that we are being treated unfairly by others. However, this, in addition to many other beliefs and thoughts we have under the umbrella of the ethereal Pisces would be an illusion. If at any time, during this lunar period or otherwise, we feel that we are unwarrantedly being treated poorly, let us take a step back and ground. Thanks to our sun being in the Earth sign of Virgo, we are easily able to access earthly energy with which to ground. Upon grounding we will soon realize that the way that our colleagues and loved ones are treating us is simply a reflection of how they treat themselves. Their behaviour is not about us- it’s about them and should not be taken personally.

With our Moon in Pisces, we may feel a sudden and profound desire to study the spiritual arts. Or, if we are already on a spiritual path, we may feel a sudden and strong desire to learn a new spiritual skill or sharpen a pre-existing spiritual ability. This lunar influence is a powerful one that has the capacity to guide us into a new and exciting spiritual hobby that with practice could become a future source of income. This is an ideal time to ask the Universe for anything you desire in order to facilitate your spiritual hobbies and practices. From being Divinely aligned with a Spiritual mentor to finding a sale on crystals to create crystal healing tools, all is possible under the Pisces Full Moon!

With our Sun in the Earth sign of Virgo, we may feel a strong pull to retreat into nature. The Piscean moon will almost assuredly create a feeling of overwhelm to those of us who are sensitive. If and when we do feel overwhelmed by colleagues, family, friends or the media, we may feel inclined to spend as much time as we are able in the trees. There is much wisdom and solace in the trees, all we need to do is to be still and be open.

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OVER THE RAINBOW BRIDGE: YOUR ANIMAL’S JOURNEY INTO THE AFTERLIFE

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THE ANIMAL SOUL’S AFTERLIFE JOURNEY: A MEDIUM’S PERSPECTIVE

 

Witnessing our companion animal transition to spirit is unquestionably one of the most painful experiences that a human can live. It is far worse than losing human family. Perhaps it is so because we are unable to ask our animals if they are ready to exit, if they are in any pain or how badly their pain hurts. We are unable to ask them if they loved us, if they had a good experience under our care and if we could have done anything to make their lives better or more comfortable. Perhaps it is because our animal companions were far more loyal and trustworthy than any fallible human could ever be. Perhaps it is because the love of a companion animal is truly unparalleled.

Whatever the case may be, the single most painful aspect of living with such a loyal spirit is that the end of the experience is inevitable. As little as we want to think about it, we know that one day, their end will come and that we will be absolutely devastated. What’s more, to add to the devastation of the loss of our best friends, we are left with so many unanswered questions. We wonder if we made the right decisions at the right time to let them go. We wonder if our animals were angry or hurt or sad that we had to let them go. We wonder if they felt afraid, alone or how badly they were suffering. These questions, to us, are paralyzing at best.

As if the grief we experience at the time of their transition wasn’t enough, in every situation in which we must say goodbye to our loving animal family members, we experience a tremendous amount of guilt. Humans can spend years, lifetimes, rerunning the circumstances of their beloved animal friend’s life and death, time and time again. They often wonder if they could have managed the lives of their beloved friends any better. They wonder if there was anything that they could have done to prolong the lives of their animals or to lessen the suffering at the end of their lives. It is easy to get lost in what we ‘could have done had we had more information’. In almost all cases, we can take comfort in the fact that we did the very best we can with the knowledge we had at the time. We cannot go back in time and change the knowledge that we had. It is in our best interest to accept that we did the  very best we could with the tools that we had at the time.

Whereas in living through the transition of a human family member we can ask all of the above questions, we are generally unable to do so with animals. We are unable to ask for their forgiveness and be sure that their forgiveness of us is granted. We are unable to ask them if they are in pain and if there is anything we can do to help. We are unable to be certain that our animals are truly cognizant of how much we love them and how grateful we are for their place in our hearts. If only we were aware of what animals think during the final moments of their lives.

The animal’s concept and thought processes at death vastly differ from that of the human. Whereas humans tend to make death a dramatic experience, animals do not. Whereas humans tend to want to be surrounded by family members and loved ones at their time of passing, animals tend to want to transition on their own. This is also how their wild ancestors chose to pass. When wild cats and dogs get old or sick, they break away from their pack or pride and go off and die alone. This is not sad. This is the way of the wild. Companion animals are no different in this way. In fact, many humans will find that their animal chooses to pass on their own as soon as they leave the vet clinic or home. This is animal nature. This is not to be taken personally by humans, it is not something to spend the rest of our lives regretting – that we were not present with our beloved family member when they passed. Make no regret about it. Your animal did this on purpose so as not to let you see them die.

What may surprise us most is what animals do think about as they are transitioning. They do not feel alone. In most cases, they do not feel afraid. They certainly do not feel angry or unforgiving of us for the choices that we have made. They do not begrudge, blame or feel that they are in an unjustified situation. No. When they are in their final moments of life, no matter what the circumstances, companion animals really only have one concern. Whether their life’s end was imminent after a long journey with terminal illness or whether their passing was sudden and unexpected, their end of life thoughts are the same: Will my person be ok without me?

Companion animals are completely selfless beings. They have been gifted to very fortunate humans from the Universe in order for us to help us and to heal us along our healing journeys. From the moment we adopt them until the moment we have to say goodbye, these selfless beings feel that it is their role to care for us in a way that nobody else can. They feel that it is their role to provide the kind of love for us that we have been missing. It is their role to take away our pain and suffering in any way they can. In their self-sacrificing way, even as they are transitioning from life to death, their only concern is the fact that once they have left the physical world, they will no longer be available to us to take our pain away. Even at their time of dying, in the last moments of life, they are very aware of the suffering that their death will cause us. At the time of their passing, in their final moments, they wonder who will take care of us if they are gone. They feel sad that they are responsible for causing us to suffer. Sometimes they even feel that they are letting us down. And in their final moments, of course they know we love them with every fibre of our being. After all, we have told them innumerable times throughout our time together. And they have intently listened.

Sometimes these last thoughts that our animal companions have can keep them stuck. Sometimes, even when their bodies give out and pass away, the souls of our animal friends can become stuck between Earth and the afterlife. The afterlife is not “heaven” per se, but a beautifully bright space of unimaginable unconditional love. It is a healing space to which all souls, both animal and person travel upon the death of their physical bodies. But before they allow themselves to leave,  sometimes our animals are so concerned with how we are going to feel without them that they are unable to fully cross over into the afterlife and continue their soul’s purpose as the Universe intended.

While it may seem altruistic of our beloved animal companions to want to continue their loyalty to us even after their souls leave their bodies, it can be harmful. This can trap their souls in an Earthly realm so that they are unable to go into the afterlife to continue their soul’s purpose. We may be glad for this because it means that our animals are “still with us”, however we must remember one integral notion: the animals whom we were gifted by the Universe in order to heal were just that- gifted. They, in the grand scheme of things, do not belong to us. We did not create them. They are gifts. They are individual beings with individual souls on individual healing journeys of their own and we must respect that. We must let them go.

This is not to say that grieving the loss of our beloved friends is wrong. Ensuring that we thoroughly grieve is an essential part of moving on. Learning to forgive ourselves for any mistakes or discrepancies we made is an crucial aspect of healing from the trauma of losing our best friends. True, we will never be the same. But it is necessary to take the time we need to heal. It is necessary to take the time we need to deal with our pain. However it is necessary for their safe and peaceful journey into the afterlife that we do not to dwell on it for longer than necessary.

After every lifetime, the soul leaves the body behind and ascends to the afterlife to begin its healing journey. Life on Earth can be hard. It is often full of pain and suffering. All souls who have lived on Earth will thereafter undergo many healings in the afterlife. Your animal companion is no different. After living their lives on Earth, your companion animal’s next destination is the afterlife. And you have the blessing of being able to help them get there.

It would be a lovely sentiment if we could keep our companion animals with us for an eternity. However, this is not in your animal’s soul’s best interest. It is your animal’s soul’s best interest to live out their life with you and then go into the afterlife to heal. In order to avoid trapping your animal on the Earth plane and stopping them from going to their next Heavenly destination in the afterlife, you must take one simple action. To allow your animal’s soul to be free to ascend, you must tell your animal that you will be ok without them. Even if you feel you will not be, you must tell your animal that you love them with all of your heart and that the healing will be hard but that you want your animal’s soul to be free to ascend to the afterlife and heal. Your animal is so concerned with your well being that they feel responsible for it even after they die. Do not prevent them from moving on. Be inspired by their selflessness, give back to them and let their soul be free.

If your goal is to invite your animal companion to visit you after they have departed, there is a healthy way to do so that does not involve keeping their souls Earthbound. All companion animals love to come and visit us once they are healed. After their souls leave their bodies, they ascend into the afterlife and embark on their healing journeys. Their journeys can last anywhere from several days to several months (earth time) according to how much pain and suffering they had in life. Once their healing journeys have been completed, all companion animals love to come and spend time with us again. They miss us as much as we miss them.

Even after they transition, our beloved soul-animals are always with us. Though we may not be able to see, hear and smell them, they are with us. They just exist in another place. If we are fortunate to believe that they are always with us, we can establish a valuable and valid relationship with them from wherever they are. As even in their spiritual state, they feel responsible for our well being. And we are grateful, as on a very deep level we understand that the reason that we love them so much is because they remind us of from where our souls came. They are little pieces of heaven who were sent to us to remind us of the space our souls go once we transition to Spirit. They remind us of Home.

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BLESSINGS, DEAR ONES,
ANIMAL AND PERSON
LIVING AND IN SPIRIT

WITH LOVE AND GRATITUDE,

J MORGAN SAIFER

TODAY’S FULL MOON IN AQUARIUS: SLASHING THE TIES THAT BIND

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FULL MOON IN AQUARIUS 2020

Today, Monday August 3, 2020 gives rise to this year’s Full Moon in Aquarius. At 10:59 CST, our Aquarius moon waxes full opposite our sun sign in Leo. As with all full moons, this one is about releasing. At every full moon juncture, we are given the opportunity to let go of all of which no longer serves our highest good. There are a great many spiritual rituals in which we may partake in order to release said old energies. In whichever ritual or belief we hold to engage in our release, we must be mindful that they all centre at the power of intention. This is to say that as long as we intend to release old energies that do not serve us, so they shall be released.

The theme of this particular full moon is that of freedom. Given that this full moon is held in the sign of Aquarius, we can expect to feel the strain of the ties that bind. Aquarians are air signs and they are the beholders of water. Being an air sign, Aquarians are generally open to going with the flow. Air signs are often detached from a specific place or rudimentary plan. They are often mentally and emotionally able to move freely. Additionally, as we may or may not know, symbolically water represents emotion. Aquarians, the beholders of water, behold in such a way that they remain detached from their emotions. They do not proceed to engage with the water, they merely hold it in a chalice so that their only contact is with the holder of the water and not the water itself. Thus, we may feel inclined to detach from our usual emotional state in an effort to free ourselves from its bind.

The yearning to be free can and will come in all shapes and forms. Perhaps it is through a relationship. Perhaps it is through a job or living environment. However most assuredly, it will come through in our desire to be free of our own thoughts, feelings, actions and beliefs that hold us back from being freer than we ever have been before. Though at this time, our freedoms are undoubtedly limited, there are ways that we can currently begin to slowly chip away at our unhealthy patterns and begin to replace them with new ones. If we cannot go on a solo vacation and take days away at a time to ourselves, let us learn to be happy with ten minutes. If we cannot throw a party and immerse ourselves in social enjoyment, let us be happy having a drink or coffee with one friend. If we cannot plan a winter vacation to our desired destination, let us be happy finding somewhere more accessible during these unpredictable times. Happiness and freedom are not necessarily about changing our entire lives overnight. They may be about accepting that at this time we are limited in our choices and being grateful that we have any, however small, at all.

We may yet be uncomfortable during this lunar influence as Uranus, the unstable sign of surprises, resides at this time in the stable and secure sign of Taurus. What does this mean? It means that this particular planetary alignment reinforces our desire to be free. Uranus is the shaker up of old thoughts and beliefs whereas Taurus tends to rely on foundational thoughts and beliefs for comfort. This causes a conundrum. We may be thrown between our desire to shake it up and move on up and our desire to rest on the laurels of our comfort zone. Uranus in Taurus’ square of our Aquarius full moon will bravely encourage us to take action in the way of transforming our viewpoints and accessing new information in order to influence our dreams coming true.  However, this inner conflict is a mere reflection of the Aquarius full moon’s temptation to LET IT GO.

May we remember, when faced with the personal challenges to walk away from that which no longer serves us, that when we release, we make room for he dreams and goals that we have been manifesting for months. It is important, should we want to see our goals and intentions come to fruition, that we de-clutter our lives and our minds to make ample room for them. This is the time to commit to our causes for self and for that which we truly and deeply believe.

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WHY YOUR ANIMAL FRIEND CHOSE YOU

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WHY YOUR ANIMAL FRIEND CHOSE YOU

 

“In the beginning of all things, wisdom and knowledge were with the animals, for Tirawa, the One Above, did not speak directly to man. He sent certain animals to tell men that he showed himself through the beast, and that from them, and from the stars and the sun and moon should man learn.. all things tell of Tirawa”. –Eagle Chief (Letakos-Lesa) Pawnee 

ANIMALS AS TEACHERS

At the time of the ancients, animals were not called animals, but creatures or beasts. Creatures were considered equals, in unity with all other living beings. Animals, birds, rocks, lakes, trees, insects and reptiles were all part of a Divine oneness shared with humans. They were treated with the highest respect and consideration. There was a great harmony between all beings on land, in sea and in flight.

Somewhere along the lines, between the wisdom of the ancients and the times of modern day, the connection between human animals and all other species was severed. Somewhere along the lines, animals were named subordinate; inferior. Perhaps it was because of their differing ability to communicate than humans. Perhaps it was because their compassion was so strong that humans saw them as “weaker”. Perhaps it was because humans began to see animals as commodities.

It is possible that humans began to separate themselves from all other species due to the creation of the spoken word. As a result of the human ability to understand a wide range of letters, sounds and words, perhaps humans began to surmise that they were better or more significant than the beings who had a different but equally valid form of self-expression. It is because of this arrogance that there is the human belief that all species are not of equal right to live out their natural lives in harmony with nature. This is a devastating misconception. It is the cause of so much suffering and destruction of animal kind and nature.

Is it not true that for centuries, at various times throughout history, different races, religions, genders and sexual orientations were considered subordinate and of lesser importance than others? Now we know better; that they are all equal. When we truly examine the nature of this concept, it is also true currently for all nonhuman species on Earth. We ALL have a right to be here, to live freely. We are ALL one, from the same Source creation, of the same origin, to the same end. The idea that one species is more important, more intelligent or lesser evolved is inaccurate and harmful.

In fact, animals are entirely Divine beings. They have come here to be our teachers, mentors and guides along our spiritual paths. What’s more is that they are beings of such depth of compassion and empathy that they are fully conscious of the errors of human ways. They are fully conscious of the fact that most humans consider them to be inferior. And they forgive us. They are conscious of the fact that they have incarnated to live alongside our fallible human species just to be misunderstood, poorly nourished, abandoned and abused-just so that humans can learn.

As our teachers, animals silently show us the nature of unconditional love. They show us how to love in a world so devoid of it. They are the bringers of joy, laughter and wonder. And just as our ancestors did, it is our job to respect, care for and nurture them in return.

As our teachers, animals allow us to understand the concepts of living in the moment, free of attachment to material things. Their concept of time is far more in alignment with The Divine than that of most humans. They do not live by a clock as humans have become accustomed to, but rather in response to the rhythms of their bodies, environments and nature.

When we become one with the soul of an animal, the universality of all of life becomes clear. When we become one with the soul of an animal, we experience true beauty; Divine beauty, a oneness of consciousness shared by all living beings.

WHY DID YOUR ANIMAL CHOOSE YOU?

Your animal friends have chosen to be your companions. They have seen your soul struggle life after life and want to help you heal. They, along with humankind and Mother Earth are spiritually evolving. It is their dharma to teach us what we need to learn in each life in order to progress along our paths to enlightenment. Our animal friends are fully Divine beings. Though they, too have their own karma from life to life, they incarnate in part to remind us of where we came from; the Divine consciousness.

Your animal friends chose you before they incarnated. It is no accident that you were at the right place at the right time to adopt your new family member. Your animal friend’s soul incarnated into whichever animal form you were drawn to, knowing that you would meet in this life and be together for however long you both needed to learn what you needed to learn from each other.

Our animal friends also learn from us. They learn about the human experience. They learn how to rely on us for everything- food, shelter, warmth and love. They learn how to trust and sometimes what it feels like to have trust broken. As they have their own karma, they also choose to learn from us these traits and abide by Earthly vibrations such as fear, sadness and shame.

Even our animal friends who are with us for a very short time have come into our lives to fulfill a specific purpose. They may have come to help us through a momentary grievance. They may stay with us until we beat an addiction, overcome an illness or other personal trauma and then be taken from us more quickly than we’d ever imagine. They may come into our lives to teach us why we need to keep the gate locked in order to pave the way for our next animal companion’s safety- they are that compassionate. They embody an unending supply of love that is at times unfathomable to the human mind.

Our animal friends have a purpose on Earth just as we do.

Animals are fully conscious, sentient beings and should be treated with nothing but respect and equality. Though they may not be able to “speak” our native language, they are completely capable of communicating with us in the language that is most familiar to every living being at their time of creation: love.

In dedication to my beloved soul mate cat companion; Pink. With love, J Morgan Saifer.

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TODAY’S POWERFUL NEW MOON: A HARD DAY’S NIGHT

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NEW MOON IN CANCER 2020

Today, July 19, 2020, the Cancer sun meets the Cancer moon. Today is this year’s second new moon in Cancer. The new moon is a time for resting, rejuvenating and conjuring up our deepest desires. The new moon is the highlighted time of the lunar cycle for us to journal about our wishes hopes and dreams. Along with the waxing (getting bigger) of the moon, our intentions grow. By taking time today to write our intentions, we can solidify them and send their words into the universe.

This new moon is the second of this year in the sign of Cancer. If we look back to last month’s new moon, we will be reminded of its difficulty due to its solar eclipse. Though eclipses are certainly magnificent, they bring along with them many in-depth focuses inward, much self examination and spiritual unrest. Thankfully, this new moon in Cancer is in absence of an eclipse and is free to be as usually light-hearted as she wants.

With both the sun and moon in the watery sign of cancer, we have an opportunity to delve into our emotional bodies and seek out what may be out of alignment with our new moon intentions. As in astrology, dream work and traditional Chinese medicine and many other philosophies, water represents emotion. As the law of attraction goes, in order for us to see our intentions and manifestations come to fruition, we must engage in actions, thoughts, beliefs and feelings that support them. This means that if we wish for our hopes and dreams to come true, we must ensure that our emotional and mental focuses are in alignment with them. This means going deep into our emotional bodies and uncovering where we can eradicate any extra and unnecessary emotion. The emotional imprints of our past experiences that still linger within us may not be serving our highest purpose, for example. Any emotions to which we are still attached from our childhood memories, adolescent and teenage years that continue to bring us into an emotional tailspin can be released easily at this time. This is not to say that the process by which they are released is easy, however it is such that we will be more easily able to recognize these unhealthy and limiting patterns that hold us back.

Cancer, the water sign, is all about nurturing. Ideally, the nurturing element of the sign would be distributed evenly between us and those we love. However, true to form, most Cancer people are far more intent on nurturing others than nurturing themselves. They will often do this to fault. During this lunar period, we will tend to want to nurture everyone but ourselves. However we may find this task to be particularly difficult. We may find at this time that these tasks can become quite physically exhausting; So much so that we may want to sleep the days away. That said, our desire for sleep is actually only a beckoning from deep within our souls to nurture ourselves. We will find that should we pay attention to our soul’s message of self-nurturing, that our desire to sleep will dissipate and that we will be full of life once again.

To the contrary of the warm and soothing nature of the sun and moon in Cancer, our moon is in opposition of the planet Saturn which stands for structure and function. Saturn can feel quite oppressive to those with a free spirited nature.  For free spirits, remaining grounded can be complicated. However, there is a message here; when Saturn is prominent in the planetary alignment, there must be focus placed on building life’s next chapter from the ground up. As Saturn stands for structure, we may be uncomfortable working within certain frameworks, such as travel restrictions or other current oppressive-feeling structures. Our task is to accept that these “rules” are out of our hands. Our task is to find peace within these limited conditions, believing in our hearts that they will soon pass.

Because the moon is in opposition to Saturn (as opposed to the sun), we can expect to be thwarted by our shadow sides when it comes to structure and function. The moon, representing our subconscious, will illuminate the hidden aspects of our consciousnesses that take issue with authority. As stated above, Saturn stands for structure and function. And because it is opposed to the moon, we will begin to take note of how our subconscious reacts to authority. As we take note of our reaction to this element of our consciousness, we will be able to allow this energy to awaken within us fully in order for it to be released. This experience will almost assuredly require patience and discipline on our end as releasing any old energy that has been latent within us for years can be quite challenging and exhausting.

As challenging as these astrological alignments may be to our spiritual growth process, we can be sure that we will likely have a restful sleep. With all of the eclipses and retrogrades of the past few months, many of us have had issue with falling asleep and staying asleep. Rest assured. This lunar influence is a time to sigh relief, if even for a few days.

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5 WAYS TO RAISE YOUR SPIRITUAL VIBRATION

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5 WAYS TO RAISE YOUR VIBRATION

As you may or may not be aware, everything in the Universe has a vibration; n energetic frequency. Living beings, inanimate beings, spirit; all have vibration. Each vibration varies from the next. No two humans, animals, plants or minerals have the identical vibration.

In addition to each individual entity possessing its own unique vibration, each vibration has its own resonation. This is to say that some vibrations are lower than others. Therefore some vibrations are higher than others. Living beings have living vibrations. They are subject to shift and flux based on our experiences, surroundings, feelings, thoughts and beliefs. Our vibrations are constantly influenced by both internal and external circumstances.

Those of us who are conscious of our vibrations are aware that by placing ourselves in different contexts with different people can have varying degrees of impact on our vibrations. Those of us who are sensitive know all too well the kind of impact external negative energies can have on our own vibrations. Often, when we leave a building or conversation we feel drained and depleted. This is because we have allowed other people or spaces to drain and deplete us.

Those who have chronic mood disorders such as anxiety or depression have vibrations that are easily influenced by our mental wellness. Often it can be quite challenging to rise above the depths of depression or the throes of anxiety.

For any situation in which we find our vibrations compromised, there are several techniques that are tried, tested and true to raise our vibrations to our highest and greatest potential. Listed below are five easy ways to do so:

1)      Meditate- Meditation facilitates both relaxation and clarity. It also facilitates reconnection with one’s Divine connection. When truly engulfed in meditation, the “ego” or “thinking” part of the brain takes a back seat to becoming one with all that is. This oneness connection alone will raise your vibration. Because the Divine Source Consciousness is the highest known vibration in the universe, when engaged in meditation the connection to it brings our vibration to a higher resonation. When most think of meditation they think of sitting in stillness. Though this is a common and highly effective form of meditation, there are many other ways to do so. Often walking, swimming or dancing are equally as effective in terms of becoming in alignment with a higher vibration.

2)      Dance/Drum- Body movement is an excellent means to raise our vibration. This is because dancing is both grounding and liberating at once. By dancing we are reconnecting with our bodies. Additionally, by aligning our movements with the rhythms of our bodies we are facilitating a type of meditation. A moving meditation. Other types of moving meditation include; yoga, Qi Gong, Tai Chi to name a few. By facilitating these types of body connection, we are connecting our physicality with our spirituality. All spiritual groups from Shamans to hippies have used drumming and dancing to create a trance-like state that is a type of meditation. This meditation elevates us. By elevating our mind, body and spirit we are elevating our vibration. Often we may become so engrossed in these meditations that we may seem to travel to alternate realities.

3)      Mantra/Chanting- Mantra is the art of discovering a concise set of words that raise our vibration. There are traditional mantras that many practice such as mantra for abundance, mantra for self-healing and various other uplifting phrases. By chanting a short set of words that uplift us, we will also be raising our vibration. For example, we may choose the mantra “I am healthy- body mind and Spirit”. We may choose “I am in alignment with my highest abundance” or any such phrase that helps to clear out negative belief systems from our consciousness. By repeating positive words to ourselves we are in essence rewiring our synapses to a healthier state of being. We are “talking ourselves out of” negative thought patterns and “into” positive ones. Chanting has been utilized for lifetimes after lifetimes to facilitate meditation. Monks, Buddhists and various other disciplined groups choose chanting as a form of aligning themselves with each other as well as the Divine Source consciousness.

4)      Connect with nature/animals- Animals and nature naturally have a vibration that far supersedes most human vibrations. Animals and nature are gifts from the Divine to assist us with remembering where we came from and ultimately where our souls plan to end up at the end of our human incarnations. Ever wonder why we feel recharged and refreshed after camping, playing with cats and dogs, horseback riding or hiking? This is because nature and animals are of such high vibration that when we immerse ourselves in their energies, our energies become elevated by association. The beauty of nature is that when she elevates our vibration, she powerfully shifts the low vibe energy with which we visit into positive energy. Take care, however with animals because they are prone to holding on to low vibration energy when confronted with it. Always remember to practice energy healing on animals regularly. Or, if you prefer, always ask your animal’s angels to clear your low vibe energy from your animal once your animal has recharged you!

5)      Compassion- Perhaps the most challenging yet most rewarding way to raise your vibration is by learning to find compassion for all other beings on our planet and in the Universe. The challenge arises when we encounter someone who angers us, saddens us or stirs negative energy within us. To learn to rise above this negativity and find compassion for those who have offended us is a remarkable way to keep our vibrations high. At first, this action may feel like a tall order. An effective technique for finding compassion for the offender in a hurtful situation is to take a step back and ask yourself what you have in common with this person. Finding common ground is an excellent foundation for beginning to find compassion for others.

These are just five of many activities to engage in to raise your vibration. Because there are so many reasons why it may become lowered, taking up regular practice of one or more of these activities will surely aid in keeping you in alignment with your beautiful Divine spark!

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TODAY’S FULL MOON/LUNAR ECLIPSE IN CAPRICORN: GET YOUR BOXING GLOVES

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Overnight of Saturday, July 4th, 2020, we witness this year’s Full Moon in Capricorn; named the Buck Moon after our beautiful male deer. It is said that this is the time of year where they begin to grow antlers. It is during this 4th of July weekend that those of us in North America, parts of Africa, South America, the Pacific, Atlantic, Antarctic and Indian oceans will bear witness to a prenumbral lunar eclipse. The eclipse will occur during this year’s full moon in Capricorn, beginning at 10:07 central time.

An eclipse occurs when the Sun, Moon and Earth are all in alignment. This alignment is a powerful one, within which lies a significant opportunity for spiritual growth. With the Sun representing our light and the Moon representing our shadow side, their alignment with Earth creates a proper environment for us to engage in deep and meaningful self-work. This alignment allows us to examine our shadow side and wade through its depth. Upon close inspection, as with all full moons, we are granted the opportunity to release any aspects of our shadow selves that no longer serve our highest purpose. This means that during this full moon/lunar eclipse, we will be shown a gateway into the aspects of ourselves that may make us feel uncomfortable. Our shadow sides are often the sides of ourselves that we least like to visit. However, they are there so that we can connect with them in an effort to learn from them and to grow.

The “Buck” Moon, representing the deer and antlers is also indicative of our illuminated intuition at this time. Those with deer as their animal totem have a very keen intuition. They have the ability to handle problems with grace and gentle determination. Additionally, because this full moon recognizes the antlers of the deer, our attention is drawn to our crown chakra. The Buck moon is representative of our ever developing crown chakra. This is a time when we can work to open it up to receive all of the harmonious messages that our benevolent beings in Spirit wish to share with us. This full moon is the perfect occasion to meditate and envision our crown chakras to be clear, clean and cleansed; to be a beautifully shiny shade of violet. We can invite our benevolent beings in spirit to sit with us and to offer to us messages of love and healing.

With the Sun in the sign of Cancer and the Moon in the sign of Capricorn, there is a major emphasis on home and family life. Both Cancer and Capricorn thrive in a family setting. Both signs prefer to have a stable home environment that they can call their own. In fact these two “opposite” signs of the zodiac have many common aspects when it comes to the house, family and home. Where they differ is in their roles in the house and family. Whereas Cancer tends to be the nurturer, Capricorn loves to be the provider for the family. Whereas Cancer, the water sign tends to want to approach all situations from an emotional angle, Capricorn, the earth sign tends to focus on the logical approach. As a result of these conflicting energies, during this lunar period we may experience a type of energetic tug-of-war between our hearts and our minds. We may feel torn between emotion and logic.

In addition to the pull in two directions, we are dealing with the lunar eclipse. This is to say that the elements of imbalance in our lives that are associated with home, family and relationships will be illuminated. Should we pay close attention, we will be shown the shadow sides of ourselves with respect to home, family and relationships. This may indeed create feelings of discomfort, vulnerability and fear. Should any of these feelings arise, we can take comfort in the fact that they are ego-based reactions to the personal trials we are undergoing. Our ego will want to make us feel uncomfortable and fearful so that we become too afraid to leave our comfort zones. While this concept may seem like the easy way out, we must remember that any feelings of discomfort and fear are making themselves known because they are ready to be felt, healed and released at this time. Eclipses are momentous blessings as they allow us the opportunity to release our fears and shadows in a magnified way. This means that whereas all full moons are opportunities to release, the eclipse is exponentially more powerful in their assisting us to release that which no longer serves us.

This full moon/lunar eclipse is a turning point for many of us. Saturn, the planet of structure and function, is now in retrograde and moving back through the sign of Capricorn. This retrograde intensifies the vast changes that are being experienced by humanity on a collective level. Saturn retrograde back through Capricorn could have us feeling stuck in the mud. It can have us feeling like we are spinning our wheels. It can have us building up proverbial structures only to find that they aren’t quite right and tearing them down again, only to be back at square one. This process can become arduous and labour intensive.

We can also expect to experience lingering effects of this eclipse in the days to follow due to Mars’ upcoming alignment with Mercury. Mars, the planet of war, forming a planetary square with Mercury, the planet of communication could have us tending toward unusual verbal battles. We may find that in situations where would ordinarily be calm, cool and collected that we feel irritated, agitated and aggravated. This aggravation can easily spill over into our self talk. We may find that even if we spend this lunar period alone, we can become easily irritated with ourselves. This can unfortunately lead to negative self talk and needless self blame and fear. Should any of these feelings arise, acknowledge them, feel them and let them pass. As Buddha said, “Feelings area just visitors, let them come and go”.

In whatever we find ourselves engaged during this lunar influence, let us remind ourselves that any past pain which we are revisiting is coming up for a reason. This reason is that it is ready to be healed and released. At this time, finding a way to connect with nature and our own Divinity is crucial. In connecting, we will readily be able to understand the interconnectedness of all life. By joining a yoga class, drumming or meditation circle (in person or online) or simply gathering with our friends in celebration of this unique event, we will be able to live a heart-centred time and find a peaceful way to release the past.

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