Here we are at the halfway mark in the year.
I don’t know about you, but for me I always feel like I am standing with one foot on one side of the year and one foot on the other side.
I am in the middle, looking at both halves, I can find touches of things that I may like better on one side versus the other, but they are both important parts, with equal importance in the balance of our lives.
We need the light time of the year and we need the dark time.
We need daytime and we need the nighttime.
We need times of being out in the world and we need times of being internal allowing ourselves to heal and rest.
I cannot emphasize enough the importance of the word – Balance- to balance two halves of we too can become whole.
This makes me think of something new I am learning these days it is called Voice Dialogue.
Voice Dialogue is a form of coaching that helps bring balance into your life, this is achieved through learning how to isolate the voices that represent different parts of yourself… and then listen to what they have to say.
When you listen to the different perspectives, with an objective ear you melt into a state of neutrality, you find yourself standing in the middle and from this place you can make clear and conscious choices about which story you will listen to.
When you take time to listen to all the different points of view you learn that for the most part all the sides are trying to do what is best from their perspective.
As you listen to the different perspectives it dissipates the barriers between the two viewpoints.
You don’t have to like the stories in your head or the options that are placed before you, but when you have a choice you are empowered to live a life that is best for you. It takes you out of the victim role.
You cannot get rid of the different part of yourself. There will always be opposing voices in your head, but which one will you listen to?
Let me give you an example, I have a part of me who likes to sit on the couch and a part of me who likes to go to the gym, maybe this is familiar to you too.
When I think about these two parts in my head, I can see how they are both trying to take care of me. The part that wants to sit on the couch wants me to relax and rest, while the part of me who wants to go to the gym wants me to feel healthy and take care of my body.
Which part do I listen to?
That totally depends on the day. If I have been working longer hours and I’m not sleeping well then maybe sitting on the couch and resting is the better option. But if I am just stuck in the inertia of inactivity then going to the gym would be a much better choice.
There is never a moment when you are not in a place of choice. It is just a matter of which voice will you listen to.
As we stand at the Solstice and we look at the time ahead of us, how will you choose to move forward? Do you stand here and look at all the blessings in your life? Or do you focus on all the things that have gone wrong?
It is a practice to stand in the middle and bring awareness in your life.
Which voice do you listen to right now? It is always changing, and you always have a choice.
This puts you in a place of empowerment.
I celebrate the choice I have.
I learned years ago that I might not like the darker times, I might not like the darker emotions, but I have a choice as to how I will react to it.
This is a place of balance for me and it feels more peaceful in my body when I am here.
Here are some ways to reframe your conversation around the choices:
What if I made choices in my life that bring my joy?
What if I was empowered by my choices?
Every day I choose to empower myself with my choices.
What would it feel like in my body if I felt empowered by my choices?
Seek to find Alignment as we shift into the Spring Equinox.
If you live in the Northern Hemisphere on March 20 th , 2019 we will shift into Spring as Winter comes to an end.
The Spring Equinox is a beautiful, cleansing time it is a vital time to shift our energies, to let go and consciously set our intentions on growth and contentment.
Most of us living our day-to-day lives may be unaware of the changes happening yet the primal animalistic parts of us are heightened and awoken during these Seasonal shifts.
What does this mean? What is happening underneath the surface?
What is the tone of this moment and what as individuals can we do to move ourselves closer in alignment with Universe, thus ultimately becoming closer and in alignment with our highest selves?
These are the types of questions to ask around the Spring Equinox, this is a profound moment to gain clarity on where we will choose to place our focus and attention for the coming months.
What I’d like to propose for you this go around- is a moment to calm, ground and align with exactly what is going on from a planetary standpoint.
Clarity on what is happening here- will further help you set intentions and prepare for such an important and special time of year.
Here are some Astrological soundbites, to aide you in your intension setting for the upcoming Spring Equinox…
Uranus is the planet of freedom and revolution and it is moving into the sign of Taurus, which
represents security and finances.
So…expect changes to occur around the way we look at money and security but know that it is
clearing way for something better.
This is not the time to hold on tighter, it is the time to allow things to happen.
The harder you hold on the harder the change will feel.
Meditate, be grounded and reduce materialism in your life.
We’re more connected to the Universe than we think…
The seventh chakra is our connection to the universal energy, to source, to God, to nature, whatever you want to call it.
The seventh chakra is the place of individualization, the place where you form your own personal connection with the universe.
Not what someone else says but what you know to be the truth about you. It is the place where you develop your own personal connection with the energy that is beyond you.
What does that look like to you? What does it feel like? Look for the place of knowing inside of yourself, even when it doesn’t make any sense. The place of faith. The place you can’t put into words. The place that defies logic. What is that to you?
Sometimes I like to imagine that there is one star out there that is just for you, and that star shines day and night so that it can light your way and give you energy.
That star light comes down from the sky full of love and hope and compassion and it radiates right into the top of your head and fills you up and lifts you up.
That light helps make the day easier, it helps to calm you down.
That light is for you and it wants you to know how special you are and how much you are loved. It is a warm embrace, a compassionate heart.
Find that place inside of you and lean into it whenever you are in need of a loving hand.
It is a clean pure energy with no strings attached.
Allow it to celebrate the beautiful creation that is you.
Intuition is a Muscle we must learn how to flex…Intuition, Inner Wisdom, Inner Knowing, the Third Eye.
The sixth chakra is so fun and so helpful when you are living your life consciously.
Intuition, inner wisdom, inner knowing, the third eye also known as the sixth chakra.
The sixth chakra is so fun and so helpful when you are living your life consciously.
The problem is that it is located above your eyes on your forehead, which is really close to your brain, and your brain thinks it knows exactly what you should be doing.
When really your brain has nothing to do with intuition.
Usually when you are in your head you are running a bunch of tapes of how you think life should be and how you should be living and who has more stuff and how you are not good enough.
We get all these thoughts and ideas that naturally we analyze and over think, we worry, and we question- and then we don’t know if it was intuition or not.
So how do you know the difference?
It’s actually quite simple…
Intuition is subtle our ego is not.
The ego is so important. We need our ego. Our ego tells us when we need to eat, it tells as that we need to put gas in the car and that we need to get to work. These are very important things in order to survive in life.
However, our ego is not very good at knowing what your dreams are and what would make you happy beyond belief. That is your intuition. Your ego tends to make decisions based on fear and your intuition makes decisions based on joy.
To hear your intuition, you must pay attention to your body and all the subtle signs.
The information is received through the sixth chakra, but it is interpreted through your body.
When you are beginning to listen to your intuition start with simple questions.
Take a breath, ground your feet to the floor and ask something like, ‘What would be the best thing for my body to eat right now, an apple or a cookie? or ‘Should I go out with my friends tonight, or stay home and rest?’
Then pay attention to what happens. Do you get a yes or a no?
Do you feel more relaxed about one or the other?
Is there a knowing inside that one would be better than the other, even if it goes against what you want?
Follow the intuitive thought and then ACT!
It is important to act on intuition.
That is when you get the confirmation, and then you start to build your confidence so the next time you have to make a decision you will recognize the signs in your body, and you will know to trust the information you are receiving.
Play with this.
Intuition is like a muscle, the more you practice the stronger it will get.
Are you speaking your truth? Do you speak with compassion and kindness, or from anger and fear?
In January’s Monthly Discoveries, we will explore the Fifth Chakra and go deeper into the meaning and power of harnessing and expressing our truth.
The fifth chakra is located at your throat and is known as the Throat Chakra, or in Sanskrit, Vishuddha.
It is indigo blue in color- and is all about speaking your Truth.
What does it mean to speak your truth?
Partially it is about speaking from your heart and not your head.
It means speaking with compassion and kindness, not anger and fear.
It is standing in your truth even when what you say may be going against the grain, or what the world deems as ‘normal’.
You might be asking yourself- ‘How do I know what my truth is?’
Well if you’ve been following our Monthly Discoveries Chakra Series, you may have noticed how all the chakras we’ve been talking about build upon each other.
We started with our First Chakra clearing out the limiting beliefs from our childhood and our first family, then we worked on discovering what brings us joy in the Second Chakra.
From then we learned to love ourselves and appreciate who we are in our Third Chakra.
While exploring our Fourth Chakra we learned to receive universal love and appreciate ourselves, which brings us to our Fifth Chakra by now hopefully we know a little more about who we are separate from others and what we believe in.
To me it is very important to be in your body and recognize the signs that your body gives you when something is right or wrong for you.
Then you can speak up and say,
‘This makes me feel uncomfortable. I might not know right now why this is uncomfortable, but I need you to stop.’
That is speaking your truth.
You don’t have to wait until you have it figured out or until it is perfect.
Just know that you are allowed to speak and be heard.
If you are not used to speaking out then start with little things but try not to focus on complaining as your source of conversation, talk about how much you like a particular song or talk about something you have been pondering.
What is your favorite color?
Then move into talking about your needs.
Only you know what is best for yourself.
What does your soul need to express?
Come from love and compassion and know that your truth deserves to be heard.