Many of you already know how to read energy and can feel the subtle differences when things are just “off”. I asked my closed group to help me lock into what they are feeling right now, and it’s all over the place. The group is a smaller representation of people who are interested in learning how to control their thoughts, energy, empath abilities and so much more from my readers like you.
Getting back to basics, here’s what we know. There are have been stories spanning many years and many continents about how the energy of the moon seems to affect people’s behavior. I know you have heard “Oh it must be a full moon.” when people try to explain why someone has done something. Have you ever wondered if there is any truth to that?
Here’s an interesting fact. People have been looking for clean energy sources for a long time. So we know that the moon is a powerful force and can be used to help our planet. So taking it to the other side of this, there are tangible and intangible frequencies that are emanating from the sky.
So when the moon is full or new, the gravitational pull of the moon and sun combine in a way that is powerful.
4 ways to use moon energy:
- This is a time of reflection. What is working in your life? What is not working? What have you been avoiding? Not the same as procrastination because it might be something internally telling you to pause, but look at what you are avoiding completely and reflect on why you are doing this.
- Communication needs to be face to face. The written word can be read into. What you need to say to someone, if at all possible, can be done on Skype so you can see the facial cues, or in person. Breathe deeply and don’t over react to words that are sent in a text, e-mail, or some other message. Get clarification first.
- Positive affirmations are needed at this time. I habitually repeat affirmations during times of need, and I felt like this month my Head|Heart|Health Club was going to need some extra love. I will share a few for you if you have not used them before. I am healing. This was very powerful for me in my journey of coming back from pain. I took a negative thought, and turned it around to work for me in the positive. I am worthy. This is a great one if you are feeling insecure around anything at this time. I always succeed. This might be a good one for work. So, in our club this month, I felt that courage was needed and we are working around stepping into that. You can use the affirmations however you want, but make it a positive habit.
- Breathe and pause. Set your alarm 5 minutes earlier and remember to focus on your breathing. Write out how your day is going to go in the positive or sit and meditate. Everyone thinks of meditation as this long, drawn-out process. It doesn’t have to be. It can simply be reflecting or visualizing while focusing on your breath on how you want the day to go. It can also be thinking about the good in your life therefore creating that gratitude mentality.
All in all, remind yourself there are going to be good days and bad days at any time of the month, but taking measures to be proactive in the way you approach your thoughts, feelings, and physical body will surely help you get through anything that crosses your path. Want to learn more? See the right hand side of this blog and sign-up for the newsletter over there or click on the get this blog e-mailed to me area. Speak to you soon on the weekly chat.
I looked up the word “judge” and tons of articles about the Bible teaching us not to judge appeared. Then a few more interesting pieces of research…saying that some people like to throw certain verses around to cover up whatever they were doing. At this point, I was getting warmer, but still didn’t quite find the point I wanted to make. So, in a nutshell, I want to tell you if you have commented saying that “We shouldn’t judge x,y,z” the truth is, you just judged. By feeling like you had to make that comment, yes, you could have held back, but you didn’t, you just judged the other person and felt you knew enough about them or the story to make that comment. The truth is, you sized them up and whatever the meaning was behind their words, off just a snippet of conversation.
So what can we do instead of trying to berate another person publicly?
- Don’t comment “bait”. It’s just not helpful nor is it appropriate on someone’s status. They are entitled to make their status update about whatever it is they want to. Sure, there are TONS of people out there who LOVE to share, comment, and make ridiculous posts. I get it. I do. Unlike. Unfollow. Unfriend. <<< poof. It’s like magic.
- Do you really know this person at all? As one gal said to me recently when trying to justify something that appeared on the book of face, what do we really know about anyone out there? Stop and consider this a moment before you comment. Have you ever had a conversation with this person in real life? Face to face? In a message? On the phone? Skyped with them perhaps? If the answer is no, you honestly have no basis on which to use your word of the day. You have no real frame of reference.
- Think about what was triggered inside of you. Why do you feel the need to comment? Take a step back and notice if it’s because it is a behavior you recently fought hard to push down in yourself. Maybe you have even had the same thought this person had, but quickly pushed it away so now it makes you mad. The emotions that it triggered made you realize you really don’t have a handle on your “stuff”. So it scared you.
- Your negative reaction stems from anger, jealousy or perhaps envy. This one is hard for those of us who are constantly working to reel in our “stuff”. As we try harder and harder to change our thought patterns, and work on our spiritual self, we start to notice when the ego side of us rears it’s head…and then we get in this thought pattern “ugly cycle”. Like it’s stuck on rinse, but not working. Say “Oh that’s an interesting feeling.” I am going to just notice it, and breathe deeply for a count of 5 and see what happens when I allow myself to release it. The trick here is to see if you can release it, so visualize the emotion being released like a balloon in the sky and floating away.
- Try to use “discernment” instead. Discernment is awareness/understanding without the emotional response, and often it is there, but buried under the emotional response first. So when we work to remove the emotional piece like we did above, what are we left with? Hopefully a clearer picture that is not as biased.
As with any journey, learning more about ourselves and what pushes our buttons can ultimately help us understand our fellow man. What we have to learn to do, is pause and reflect before we rise and react. ~Aimee Halpin
I need to clear up some common misconceptions. Yoga is a practice. Not a religion. Just like how Buddhism is a way of life…a practice or philosophy. If you come from another religion or way of life can you take these philosophies with you back to your religion or way of life? Yes. But people fear what they do not know or understand. So they are afraid to go deeper into the world of “stillness”. Therein lies the problem. At the beginning of my yoga practice yesterday, the teacher said “Be still, and know that I am God.” When we are practicing our stillness…or just being, we are closer to who we are really meant to be.
This is where Deepak Chopra’s The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success come into my practice. One of the absolute hardest steps for me to apply to my life is to take time each day just being silent. Some people who know me are laughing…my parents I’m sure. But what this really means is that I have to work at just being. That seems like such a small thing…to just be. To sit alone in silent meditation actually means that you clear your mind. As thoughts come and go you focus on the moments between the thoughts. Not the thought itself. Pretty soon you are focusing on those in between moments for even longer and one day, you will come to realize that your thoughts have finally stilled.
And therein lies my problem. One thought produces one more like it, then it spirals, and so on and so forth. So I am working on this ability to carry stillness with me. Chopra writes “Through silence, through meditation, and through non-judgement, you will access the first law, the Law of Pure Potentiality.” Many times people say “Oh I’m not judging…but blah, blah, blah.” If you have to say you are not judging, here’s a hint, you might be. But that’s okay for now. Work on letting that thought go and focusing on something positive you learned from that situation. If your mind is constantly on re-wind and you are judge, jury and executioner of your thoughts and you can’t let the negative go from a situation, you need meditation in your life. You know it costs less than therapy…it does.
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I have more on my mind than I should, but I wanted to post this cool thought. My daughter says to me this morning “The road is like a long driveway.” My response was oh, why is that? “Well, you are driving for a long time, but you always get to where you are going in the end.” Hmmm. Wow. Very profound new 10-year-old. Sometimes, you take detours, or the road is closed for maintenance and you have to find another way, but you really do get to where you are going. I feel a little out of sorts on my “trip” lately, but I know I’ll get there in the end.
Every year my friends and I reflect on why we are still at our jobs. This time of year is really hard for us. I want to be with my children, but I get 6 days off. I have used 2 for things unseen…well, they usually are. That leaves me with 4 until February I think. I then get 6 bestowed upon me again. I dream about the roads that are out there to explore, but a weekend hardly seems long enough anymore. I crave some alone time and time away from things. I like “getaways”, but never seem to get far enough. I know I am not the only restless person out there, but at the same time I am thankful I have a job. For now, I’ll think about my daughter’s advice and take things slow. I will get there in the end.
“Two of the greatest gifts we can give our children are roots and wings.” ~Hodding Carter