What a beautiful start to 2018 with so much creative soul fire burning, new ideas birthing and all round feel good vibes.
Then came the crash…
Don’t you just love that? Everything is ticking along nicely; expansion is happening effortlessly then contraction shows up. Expansion and contraction of great polarities are what I have experienced in this first month of this powerful New Year.
It takes a lot of energy creating and pulling through ideas. I was riding the wave and enjoying it until I ran dry, then I was forced to stop. Of course looking back I should have slowed down before I crashed but I just loved the vibes & weaving so much magic I kept going. Now I can see how vital resting between power bursts is. Allow the water to settle before creating more waves.
This experience all came around in the lead up to todays beyond strong Full Moon in Leo & Lunar Eclipse. The dark rises to balance the light as the Earth moves between the sun and the moon. It will take place at 9:26 pm tonight in Perth. This blood moon will have a red glow, hence its name blood.
Having had a delightful time over the past three weeks I was shown how good life could be & what I enjoy doing the most. I can certainly credit some of my sparkles to an online course I took called Rebirth by Lee Harris. It gave me the push to have a rebirth and revisit some old ground. One of the talks in the course felt like Lee was talking directly to me especially around the area of designing.
Over the past six months, I have not had the energy or spark to create for other people. I needed every ounce of energy for myself to heal & get strong again. Then two projects came up which lit my fire, and I decided they were the right ones for me to take on. Fear showed up like it does as I haven’t done that type of work for a while. Then I remembered this is something I am good at and once I get out of my way its something I do enjoy.
It was hard to get started just staring at a blank screen for a while. When the juices flowed, I was back in my element. The time was right, and I had the space to honour the projects thoroughly instead of trying to cram them in between other things like I used too. A much better way to work as I have the time to enjoy the projects, not feel under pressure & deliver work that is my best effort. If jobs come up and I do not think I can adequately embrace them, I will turn them down.
I launched some new retreats and workshops in January that received terrific responses. To make room for these new offerings some old offerings started to melt away into the background. It’s the natural cause and effect. I found myself cancelling a few Reiki training courses and pushing others back to later in the year, as it’s just not where I am at right now. There were other commitments I wished to honour.
When I changed the dates, it felt right, and I was relieved I wasn’t overstretching myself. Of course, the inquiries started rolling in to test my boundaries hours after I updated my website! When space opens up the universe will provide some other options. I just love waiting and not taking the first offer that presents. This proved beneficial as the perfect workshop that I am so excited to attend, not host, appeared. Ah ha, that is why I wasn’t feeling the love to work those dates as I’m meant to play instead. With the new training dates in place I will be fully present & ready to serve my students just as I should be.
Under the big energy of today’s moon and eclipse, we are experiencing the cleaning and cleansing effect. What is working and what is not? Having been shown the ease and grace of life when I’m experimenting with new ideas, moving forward and challenging myself to try different things it’s obvious now which old ways have to fall away. When my life became busy and overloaded, it left me physically tired, drained and headachy. These are all signs that I’m doing too much & contraction at its best.
When I Reflect back to the past few weeks when I was in flow what was different? There were big gaps in my day in which I could be creative and also rest. I still had enough paid work coming in to sustain me. My schedule did not have late nights followed by early mornings which then resulted in a wasted day sleeping it all off.
In the week where I felt contracted, scattered and flat my week was hectic. Jumping from one place to the next, late nights, early mornings and I filled my car up with fuel a record four times in one week. All the above did not feel nice, and I spent most of last weekend sleeping it off between working. It took days to recover.
This experience showed me how I can live effortlessly and when I can’t. Of course, the effortless lifestyle is so much more desirable. Now the question is for me to reflect under the dark moon tonight what can I let go off to allow for the grace to flow? I have experienced I can sustain myself to live while having big roomy blocks in my day with less travel.
Can I muster the trust and strength to make this happen? It is very scary and fear is sitting next to me. There are options I can take, and the solution is right there in front of me. I feel tonight’s moon will be a big turning point for some of us to dig deep and do things for ourselves. These moves will be life to change and a foot forward in the right direction.
Can we jump?
Don’t forget your crystals will love to be outside tonight for some eclipse action. The moon is my favourite way to cleanse my crystals. The moon assists in releasing old energy & replenishing crystals with new fresh energy.
Please drink lots of fresh, filtered water, especially if you are feeling heady and ungrounded. Water is a brilliant conductor of energy as well as a life force charger for our physical body too.
Enjoy the moon vibes tribe & until next time stay shiny.
p.s. If you’d like to spend the weekend with me surrounded by nature indulging in Yin Yoga, Qi Gong, Meditation & Sound Healing the Soul Serenity Chittering Retreat is happening 25th to 27th May 2018. This all-inclusive retreat is open to 11 guests & we have exclusive use of the beautiful Moondyne Country Convention Centre for our group. For all the details & booking please visit: https://www.trybooking.com/SCUH