The change and transformation that has been taking place over the last few months has brought in its wake an inevitable phase of discomfort and upheaval. Sometimes, in our quest for enlightenment and transcendence, we tend to forget the harshness that can accompany our newfound awareness. Waking up to the truth of how we've been moving through life can be extremely confronting.
If you were able to take a moment to indulge in the Winter Solstice and the New Moon in Capricorn this last week, you may have been able to tune in to some truly magical energies amidst the chaos billowing around you. As we're thrust back into the densities of our physical reality, I wanted to take a moment this morning and ask how we can carry some of these energies into the future with us. I asked for a reminder of how to:
1. Receive the good
2. Look for the good
3. Act on the good
Receive the good: Transformation - Shed. Let it go. Make room for greatness.
Ahhh...the good old reminder that we must let go of what no longer serves us in order to make space for what is making its way into our lives. Letting go is a practice. It is not a one-and-done type of thing, and we need to have patience with ourselves when we find that we are having trouble letting go of old habits or belief systems. Maybe the belief that you should have already gotten over whatever it is you're holding on to is something you should practice letting go of. Perhaps its perfectionism, or an attachment to the way things "should be." Whatever it is that you've been needlessly carrying around with you, just know that it is Divinely guided and supported for you at this time to begin releasing it. The shame and the guilt that you carry are only holding you back, and you have the power to let them go. What habits do you need to release? What in your physical reality can you let go of? What is taking up space energetically, mentally, spiritually, or physically that you do not really need?
Look for the good: Nine of Pentacles - Gratitude is good for the soul.
Abundance is already alive within you and around you. Are you truly taking the time to look around and count your blessings? Where are you focusing your time, energy, and resources? Just like letting go, gratitude is too a practice. Sometimes we become so bogged down by our daily routines, tasks, and to-dos that we turn around a month later to find ourselves in a space of low energy and mood. Gratitude is a practice that requires next to nothing from you, just your attention. Take just a moment out of your day to recognize how truly blessed you are. Take it back to the basics if you have to... Do you have running water? Do you have food? Do you have clothes on your body and shoes for your feet? Sit in the energy of gratitude for just a few moments and you will be transported to the space of abundance swirling within you.
Act on the good: Stingray - Make the choice.
The choice is always yours. To cultivate change, you must consciously make choices that lead you in the direction you want to go in. In every moment you are faced with an opportunity to either stay in your old energy and your old ways of thinking and behaving, or choose differently. You can't achieve something different or new by continuing to do the same old things, or playing out the same cycles and patterns. Continue to make choices that may lead you out of your comfort zone and into the unfamiliar, but closer to the truth of who you are. When you find yourself slipping back into patterns of avoidance or negativity, move back into your practice of gratitude... Or any practice that soothes your soul.
I truly appreciated the simplicity of this message. Continue to make decisions and choices that align with your true authenticity, and practice letting go of anything that does not. It's okay if you have to practice letting go of things over and over again. It's okay if you need to bring yourself back into alignment with a practice of gratitude and prayer 100 times per day, and its also okay if you're so busy just trying to survive that you only manage to make time for gratitude once a day or once per week.
Do what you can.
Be gentle with yourself.