Now that you have, hopefully, hatched the new you, where do you go from here? It is time to become a spiritual warrior, a person who lives with their highest nature and spreads divine purpose and intent upon the world. While I will discuss astrology in each newsletter, I am also going to give you exercises to become the real you, a divine being.
I want you to take three slow deep breaths, inhale through your nose drawing in the air slowly and filling your lungs with as much air as possible. Now hold it as long as you can (remind you of anything?!) then slowly exhale through your mouth, releasing the carbon dioxide gently. Do this three times, and you will will feel calmed. Use this in all kinds of situations to lower stress. Slip into a bathroom stall at work and do this before an important meeting or presentation for example.
Now that you are calmed, I want you to stand up, able to read while doing so. Stand up because you are about to meet your Great Companion. This is an ancient exercise in connecting to your Higher Self. Hold your hands in front of you palms facing out. Now breathe onto those hands, and imagine opposite you is your Highter Self and guidance. Your palms might tingle, and tears come to your eyes, as you begin to feel the love pour into you, unconditional love from your best friend - YOU in your natural state! Companion loves you unconditionally. S/he is touching your hands back in spirit, and is telling you how much you are loved, how perfect you are, being nurtured, cherished by your greatest Friend. There is no judgement, only love. Companion knows and sees your potential and is sending you higher energy to light the fire within to burn and grow in love within you so that many of your self doubts and criticisms fade away and you know how amazing you are.
Say "Hello! I want to be connected to you and do God's work and find my happiness in this life." Tears came rolling down my eyes the first time I did this. Its a real feeling, a strong feeling, that you have come home to yourself and found your other half, who wants nothing more than for you to ask for a connection and guidance. The exercise is to say Hello everyday at least once, at a similar time everyday, and build this bond. I try to do it each morning in the shower when I am all warmed by the water, in my natural naked state, and turn with my back to the water and say "Good morning Higher Self". You will feel a warmth and connection moving over you, and you will know this part of you is real. You can feel "its" joy at being connected the way it always was supposed to be. This is part of lost ancient teachings which has been hidden by today's religions. You don't need a Priest, or a Minister, or a Rabbi, or an Imam or a Monk to speak to God. You can do it all by yourself without a middle man. And when you connect to spirit directly, you are empowered and emboldened and will find your confidence and creativity is growing every day. THIS IS A DAILY EXERCISE. If you don't practice it, the connection will fade. So make it a part of your life so you can blossom.
You will find yourself being guided, not controlled, by something that is taking you somewhere. Think of it as your journey back to yourself, and picking up where you were moments before you were born. You will learn to see your path in little ways. Then bigger ways. Say hello as often as you like throughout the day, but be sure to do it at least once everyday. This is step one in making the connection and finding that magic is real, miracles do happen often...and that fear is all that is standing in our way, in its every form. Anger, hatred, war, meanness, apathy, self loathing, and just not living in joy. God is love. His creation comes from love. Love is the answer, which is really hard to maintain in this crazy world. The way to overcome is to go to the source, your source, your higher self. This connection will ground you, assure you, guide you, send you off on little adventures, bring the right people into your life, and create joy and a change in the world. I am you, and you is me and we are all together is a profound truth. When I change, the energy changes, when we all change, the group energy changes in strong ways, and all the money and power in the world won't be able to stop that. Being connected to your Higher Self is key to your connection to the Creator. And once that connection is made, a sense of well being comes over you that helps you avoid the noise of this world and live in a different realm. And from that place comes the joy, and the desire to create. Your are pioneers covering new territory. You are explorers. You are blessed to be here now. We are creating a new planet, a new energy, a new world filled with joy. Your Friend knows your destiny, your flaws and strengths, and still loves you and believes in you. Now you have to do the same for yourself.
It's also time to get out there and participate. If you don't know what that is yet, remember it will be CREATIVE. God is creation and love. You are creation and love. Paint, write, protest, start a business, take up an instrument, invent something, start a movement, find new ways to garden, invent new energy sources, teach new ways of doing things, new ideas, etc. - with great compassion for your fellow man. You Higher Self will guide you there. Just know that now is the time to move out into the world, and it begins with the help of your new friend. It's time to believe in yourself and move forward. The Change is here, and you are here now because you chose to be a part of that change. We are upgrading from OS 1.0 to OS 9.9! That is the leap we are going to take over the next few years.
On Sat the 23rd the Full Moon occurs in Leo, an annual event. Leo moon in a personal natal chart indicates they NEED to be loved, so many Leo moons are celebrities who get tons of adoration. Full moon in Leo is also quite selfish, though incredibly loyal. During the 2.5 days of Moon in Leo, and especially the day of the 23rd as it approaches full at 8:45PM, BE SELFISH and think only of yourself. Take a real stance on loving yourself. When self criticism comes up, cancel it and remind yourself that if God loves you flaws and all, it is IMPERATIVE you do the same. Make lists of your best qualities. Hug yourself. Have a massage, soak in the tub, get your hair done, or a manicure/pedicure (yes you guys too), pamper you. Watch uplifting movies with happy endings. Stay in upbeat mode. Make yourself smile at people. Be the sun and radiate love and light.
On the 25th at 5PM Mercury goes direct. This retrograde in Mercury has actually been quite good for me, as I have used it well to review the past, find a new footing for myself and feeling really positive about the future, and making it a habit to really talk to my Higher Self, my Angels, my Guides and my Guardians to fill me with hope, mission and energy and daily I feel better than I have in some time. You still have time to get into the same mode. Your new Friend will help you get there, but you have to take action and make it so.
I know I have mentioned scary stuff also, but this is not your concern. This connection will help you see that you can do things no matter what is going on around you; that you can make a difference, find your joy, your purpose amid anything. You are much more than your body or your bank account or what you do. You are Billion Year Old Beings, come here to partake in a great awakening of our planet and our species, by facilitating that awakening with your ideas, your works, your energy. You are becoming a true partner in Creation, fulfilling your destiny and having a great time doing it. Let go of fear, look to the light and your Higher Self and your Tribe to sustain you. And a lot of bad things can be avoided with collective minds showering this world with love and light. The Creator of all things can do anything! It's like magic.
Now go say Hi to your new Friend! You''ll be so happy you did. And send me some feedback about your experiences!