Confluence | Mar 15, 2019 | 0
Reading Time: 4 minutesThere’s a school of thought which says before each of us arrives on planet Earth to live our human adventure, we’re part of a great swirling soup of pure positive energy, connected to every other spark of energy in the Universe.
At birth, we become separate, unique, bounded by the skin-bag which keeps us physically distinct from one another, a complex biological and neurological symphony of subtle and sophisticated systems and networks.
And so, while the journey of life is the journey of individuation and self-expression, there’s a part of us which yearns to fully surrender to the collective, to lose ourselves in deep connection.Read More
Reading Time: 4 minutesBut Mercury isn’t just about the intellect. He’s also the trickster energy, so it’s smart to be prepared for the unexpected, in a Good Way.
If things have begun to feel like they’re loosening up, getting ready to shift, but not yet fully clear – don’t be surprised to find flashes of crystal clarity and an increased capacity to decide, seemingly coming out of left field.
And, by corollary, get ready to let new ideas replace sludgy outmoded ones.Read More
Reading Time: 3 minutesLife is often unpredictable and recognizing how well we’ve done so far can help us be confident that somehow, we’ll deal with what comes our way, and we’ll probably do much better than we expect. Telling a better story now is an important part of that process.
What stories are you telling about yourself? Do those stories support who you are becoming? It might be worth stepping back and taking another look.
A new story is waiting to be told, one that will support you, empower you, and help you create a truer experience – even when things are uncertain.Read More
Reading Time: 5 minutesI came to really understand this in myself a couple of years ago. You see, I’d had a pretty typical relationship with my body over my lifespan, things were up and down, but I was doing ok at that point. And then I had a health problem that no one could figure out and someone suggested that I try a really restrictive diet to help. And in my desperation to feel better, I cut out nearly every food known to humankind. I mean, I wasn’t eating much. No grains, dairy, legumes, acidic foods (so most fruits, tea, coffee), no nuts or eggs. And I was sad, so so sad. And I lost 10 pounds. And then I realized that it wasn’t helping, so I started eating normally again a few months later and I gained 15 pounds. I could tell that my mind was terrified that I was going to cut all those foods out again, proving to me that restriction, simply resulted in weight gain after the fact.Read More
Reading Time: 5 minutesYour deepest wound is directly connected to your life purpose.
Having your heart broken feels terrible, and your feelings are a miracle.
In fact, the woundedness you feel in any given situation can be a big key to your purpose in that moment.
Your purpose is much more about “how” you are “being” than “what” you are “doing”.
When you are being the person you were born to be, the power of that is evident in everything you are doing.Read More
Reading Time: 4 minutesWhen you start thinking and focusing AND acting on your passions, your entire body, your mind and your spirit begins to join in and jump into this little adventure.
It’s as though these other aspects of you say to themselves “geez, she is SERIOUS about this! Ok, I’M IN!!”
Did you know that you are capable of so much more than you think?
Did you know that you have the ability to create magic?
Simply start and push past that initial fear. That fear is the ceiling between you and the next level in your life!Read More
Reading Time: 6 minutesSaturn gives us drive and a sense of purpose, solidly based in a foundation of logistical mastery, all of which provide fuel to help us move forward and make our own unique mission real. And that’s crucial for self-actualisation, individuation, and living an authentic life.
The slightly less helpful news?
His standards and expectations have to be high, because we need that strong internal ambitioRead More
Reading Time: 4 minutesIn the past few years, I’ve realized this practice of repetitive self-flagellation isn’t really good for my wellbeing and it certainly hasn’t helped my mental health. I have spent the majority of my time on this planet focused on what I could do better rather than what I’m already doing right. I think that’s kind of the American way. Or late capitalism, or some other lofty social concept or maybe it’s just how our brains are wired. We use shame to motivate ourselves to do better, to be better. Always working towards some perfect iteration of human existence. One that unfortunately isn’t real, through social media would have you believe otherwise. But the fact remains, being hard on myself has only made me chronically stressed, sometimes miserable, and a lot of unhappy.Read More
Reading Time: 6 minutesFor your own life, ask yourself ‘what do I want to create over the next 24 months?’, plan out the magical and mundane steps you’ll need in order to build a solid foundation for that, and embed the plans into your life in a way that supports your capacity to commit.
Even if you’re not sure what you want to make yet, you can start to embed the habits which support a solid foundation. Think daily meditation, body movement that you like, good relationships with a team of health practitioners and checkups planned out, regular magic practice, a good to-do list management strategy.Read More
Reading Time: 3 minutesSo often we want permission to do, be or have something and when we do not get permission (or assume that we will not) we settle for something else. We betray our own soul in an effort to keep from disappointing someone else.
There is no shame in wanting to meet someone else’s expectations. We all do it, it feels good to have someone express that they are happy with our work, or pleased with something we’ve done, or approving of some choice we’ve made. Most of us have had a desire to be acknowledged and validated practically from the time we were born.
But when we meet other people’s expectations at the expense of fulfilling our own dreams and desires we are not truly free. We can become trapped in a web of needing approval and permission.Read More
Reading Time: 5 minutesAnd it’s especially good for amping up a firestorm of intellectual rigour – in other words, not believing everything you think, whether that’s to do with your opinion of self, or the wider world of politics.
On the personal, for the next few weeks don’t be surprised if you catch sparks of new thoughts such as ‘oooh, what if I could…?’ or ‘wouldn’t it be amazing if….?’ – especially in areas which might previously have felt permanently and impossibly closed in or hopeless.
You might even notice new elements of your own identity – aka your brain’s opinion of who you are and what’s possible for you.
‘oooh, I could totally ditch this crappy job and go somewhere I’m appreciated!’
‘hey, I’m smarter than I think I am!’
‘raaooowrrr, I’m a sexy beast with an amazing body!’
‘huh, I’m way more potent than I gave myself credit for!’
The trick is to notice these sparks and fan them gently into flame.
Reading Time: 5 minutes“Human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but … life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.” ― Gabriel García MárquezRead More
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