How have you all been travelling since Thursday’s Full Moon? Did the Scorpio moon have a sting in its tail for you?
I’ve had some interesting insights and messages over the past few days under the moon energy. Last week I returned well rested and revived from seven days of blissed out annual leave in Bali. This down time was very much needed and well overdue. Isn’t it the case, especially when you love what you do every day, sometimes the holiday time gets neglected as every day is so rewarding?
Even when you are living your love taking time off to literally veg and do nothing is even more important. For those in highly giving and serving roles the amount of downtime should equal the amount of giving time. With every expansion burst, I realise I need even more time out just for me. I did pretty well in Bali. It was all fun and no work. The laptop stayed at home, and I didn’t purchase a phone travel pack. There was free Wi-Fi everywhere, but I just wasn’t interested in connecting, unless it was for organising more fun things with my friends there.
On my return, I was straight back to work with a busy schedule. The alarm bells were sounding, I knew deep down this wasn’t good. I shouted out for assistance but sadly the reason why I was so busy was that others were away on their holidays. All good, I just had to make sure I was preserving energy where I could.
Then over the weekend, I snagged my right second toenail on my yoga pants. Big ouch! I ripped half my nail clean off. If pulling the nail wasn’t bad enough the following day a metal handle broom fell onto the same toe. It was severely painful and bleeding. Now it’s a lovely shade of bruise with half a nail.
Of course, my spiritual mind kicked in. Right foot; second toe what message is there for me in all this injuring? Our right side is our yang, male side and human direction. There are no Chinese meridian points in the second toe. Was I heading in the wrong direction physically? I know my schedule is a fairly epic so this could be a slow down sign. All the untangling I did on holidays was in danger of getting tied up again too quickly.
Consulting one of my trusted books The Secret Language of Your Body by Inna Segal the right second toe is related to worry, insecurity, not belonging and feeling second best. I can relate to this. Nearly half way through the year and my focus are ever evolving and changing as to where and what I wish to be doing in the second half of the year. What is not a good fit anymore and is a change in order? Do I belong in the place I am? I was worried about getting burned out and having too much to do. Some of my needs were becoming my own second best for sure. (Like having no time or energy to write!)
Physically this toe has connections with the heart, lungs, shoulders and breasts. All the area’s that highlight self-love, receiving, nourishing and nurturing. After a week of doing all of those things, I went straight back into hold habits of busy, busy.
I felt I needed to delve deeper for some more insights. My research lead me to find toe reading is a whole modality in itself! The second toe is the Air Toe and linked in with communications. Very fitting as we are just concluding Mercury Retrograde. The right side second toe is all about communicating on a physical level and how we express ourselves. It can also store past criticism from others. The Chakra for the second toe is the heart.
This commentary all makes sense; I’m excellent at holding onto my perceived criticism and past hurts. Carrying the discomfort around and instead of letting it go. Time to come back to the Heart chakra and have some compassion, forgiveness and love.
Today (Tuesday 16th May 2017) is a Master 22 number day. Communications is in the spotlight here as well. Are we the positive role model and leader we came here to be? My spiritual mentor Elizabeth Peru taught me to ‘walk your talk.’ Not just talk the talk, anyone can do that, and it doesn’t have any impact without action. Do what you say you are going to do.
Reflecting on my toe injury, I need to make sure everything I am doing is in alignment to who I am. Is the direction in which I am heading the right way? Have I veered slightly off course or not recognised it’s time to take a turn? Am I walking my talk and practising what I preach? No good telling other people to slow down and look after themselves if I’m not doing it myself. I’m very much sensing I need to find some balance here and the scales may be tipping sideways. It’s a constant juggling act to keep in the middle ground!
Manifesting is on a high this year. I’ve created all these great opportunities for which I am grateful for, but now I need to find a way of managing this new workload. The game has changed, some things will have to give to make room. I must be ready to face the new challenge, or else it would not have presented. To receive an injury roadblock, I know it can not ignore it.
The biggest balance must be between my heart and my head. The second toe is telling me to stay connected to my heart chakra energy. I may not have been listening over the weekend and ‘pushed on.’ At first, I listened and asked for help. However, did I seek out all sources of assistance when needed or give up at the first refusal? My head kicked in and said ‘we’ve got this, suck it up and do your job’ because it knows the extra work will look after it’s physical needs. The heart knew my emotional and spiritual needs might take a bashing.
This week is another huge week. I’ve started off on a good footing though. Even by sitting down for an hour to reflect and write this post is a big fat tick for self-love. Writing heals me. My to do list for computer tasks is immense, but I knew I needed to be creative for a while so here I am. I gracefully declined to assist others when asked, as I knew it would stretch my already stretched energy. No guilt and it feels good to look after me first.
Hopefully, no more toe injuries and this guy can heal now I have acknowledged its message.
Till next time, love,