energy update: embody, take action, become magnetic
Hey, it’s time for an energetic update. Spring has fully arrived, and it’s brought some serious intensity to the table - so much has happened since we entered the year of the Water Tiger!
Since the Equinox and full moon in Virgo last month, we’ve seen some major shifts, and if you’ve been valiantly trying to maintain a fair amount of stability - well, you might be having a rough go of things.
The energies of the moment can feel unsettling and dynamic.
Lots of space is being made for new awareness to come through, and that will require us to allow some old patterns to crumble. You may feel ungrounded and agitated, and may be experiencing upheaval in your relationships, living situation, job or work atmosphere … or several of those!
Here is my cosmic navigation in a nutshell for April 2022 -
TAKE INSPIRED ACTION.
REMEMBER, YOU ARE MAGNETIC.
1. This is a time to look for deep medicine in the simple, grounding moments (rituals) that make up your daily life - and to remember that YOU are not static or separate from the rest of the universe.
Your body elemental has needs - because we are here to have a 3D experience.
It may feel tempting to “check out” under the guise of spiritual practice, but in fact, sometimes the spirituality we need is found in a nourishing pot of homemade soup, or in hitting the gym and breaking a sweat, or even in doing yardwork and getting some sun on your skin.
Our body provides a critical piece of our Earth experience, and yet, so often we try to transcend our human needs as if they’re shameful, inconvenient, or a distraction to our higher calling?
Your body IS part of your higher calling! That goes for whether you’ve had some health challenges, or you’ve just been slacking on your skincare routine.
EMBODY yourSelf. Eat yummy, nourishing food. Do stuff you actually enjoy. Challenge yourself. Quit hanging out with people who harsh your mellow. Indulge in something that makes you feel fantastic. And please, quit apologizing for being yourSelf.
Quit pretending all that’s not important - because it is.
If you’ve been experiencing some uncomfortable or annoying “body stuff” - you may wish to reframe this as an invitation to nourish and reconnect more deeply with your human side. (Obviously, care for yourSelf properly in ALL the ways)
We may be spiritual beings, but our bodies are not just high-maintenance meat suits.
We shouldn’t fall into the trap of treating ourSelves poorly, either as an inconvenience or a chore.
2. This is a time for inspired action, and not a time for looking back wistfully at how things used to be.
We can’t make our way forward with a clear heart while we’re still bound and burdened by our past, however delightful and comforting it may have been.
If you’ve been feeling stuck or hesitant about what’s next, and looking for a sign … I want to invite you to consider the possibility that the way you’re feeling IS the sign, and that you probably already know what you need to do.
You’re just suffering from a lack of trust in yourSelf.
You’ve been on the path of self-healing for long enough that it’s time to take the training wheels off. Your intuition is probably stronger than you think - it’s the thinking so much that may be problematic!
It’s time to follow the subtle guidance your heart’s been pinging you with. You don’t need another confirmation from somebody else, and you don’t need to prove anything to anyone.
Facts are great and all - but sometimes, words are unnecessary - and our higher self simply KNOWS…
As Denise DT often says, it’s your time, and you’re ready for the next step.
Now, allow me to add … you probably KNOW what the next step is, deep down.
It might be scary, unexpected, different, or not guaranteed.
So what? Take it!
This may show up as letting go of a situation, relationship or friendship, or just shifting your expectations about how something was meant to unfold. This may mean choosing differently, and forging ahead on a path that feels new and uncertain.
Take action, trust in your decision. Even if it turns out differently than expected - you can always change your mind, Love.
Forward momentum in any direction builds upon itself … and it’s your time to make a move!
3. This is a time to become even more aligned with your true self, to feel fulfilled by your highest aspirations, and start manifesting like a magnet…
I want to share guidance from a stone-friend called lodestone, or magnetite.
In the time of our ancient ancestors, naturally occurring magnets helped them to navigate the land and the oceans, as well as the depths of their heart’s desires.
Lodestone is imbued with the property of magnetism, most likely from being electrified via strikes of lightning upon the Earth’s surface long ago. These stones are powerful, protective, and potent attractors and manifestors when worked with magically. They bring balance to the subtle energies of our body, and are powerfully harmonizing during times of extremes.
However, in my opinion - the most fascinating property of lodestone is not the strength of its pulling power, but its potential for transferrence. This means that lodestone transfers its magnetic pull to other materials that it comes in contact with - including iron ore (the blood of the Earth).
Now, thinking about magnetism is incomplete without thinking about electricity, since they’re intrinsically linked to each other. Electric energy is akin to the masculine, yang, push-forward essence, while magnetic energy flows inward, mirroring yin and the feminine.
NOW … think about the human heart - which has a measurable electric field around it - pumping iron-rich blood throughout our bodies.
As we commune with lodestone, so it imbues us with its magnetic, manifesting potency. We become magnetic when we connect with lodestones - both metaphorically, and in a sense, literally.
We may leverage this relationship to improve our internal compass, to draw ourselves more clearly and coherently toward what we truly desire.
WHY?? Because our desires are sacred beacons, leading us toward experiences and connections that ultimately weave together, conspiring to bring about precisely the flavor of soul-growth we crave as awakened beings.
What might shift in your worldview, if you decided to view your desires as sacred - not mundane, not a hindrance, not just “nice to have”—?
What you seek is seeking you, as the poet Rumi says.
I like to imagine lodestone as Captain Jack’s precious compass that’s “broken”, since it doesn’t point north.
You can experiment by hanging out with a lodestone, and maybe you’ll find that your desires become more clear, certain - and dare I say it?
Even more within reach…
The world may be telling you to go another way, to Do The Thing that’s expected, reasonable, safe…
Consider this your permission slip to follow your heart, regardless of whether it’s proven, practical, or accepted in the eyes of others.
You are under no obligation to make sense to anyone else … but if you betray yourSelf for others, it’s poison to the soul.
Anchor into your physical form.
Trust your impulses and act accordingly.
Embrace your desires as sacred.
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