This week's energy theme is asking you to be aware of playing the long game. And this requires everyone's "favourite" virtue, patience. You could liken the energy of this year to a boot camp. You are getting your mind, body, and soul in greater shape. This is your year to dig in, address, and advance things that enhance your self-confidence and soul's purpose. But this can be difficult to do when the rewards need to be waited on. Your inner child may get a bit petulant and sulk, wanting results now. A deep trust, surrender, and faith need to be cultivated. And a steady practice of patience.
Dreams have been extra vivid lately. You may have noticed you are having more vivid dreams than usual and are remembering them more clearly than usual. Some emotions that are surfacing this week are anger, worry, sadness, and fear. It's an important practice to honour these emotions just as you would with passion, peace, joy, and love. There is no such thing as a bad emotion for they are all connected. What starts out as grief can transform and heal into celebration, anger into passion. We often judge, suppress and reject the heavier side of these emotions but they are so necessary because they help us know what is imbalanced so that we can create healing and harmony. Albeit it's not always fun to feel anger, sadness, and worry. But if you are willing to sit with your emotion and surrender to it, it will begin to process and even though it takes time, you will feel things start to lighten instantly.
The common thread this week was a pattern of fighting surfacing to be shifted. You are being asked to stop fighting things and start flowing with them. There is such a fight mentality in the world right now. Fight this illness, fight that belief, fight the system. But rather than fight, we are being asked to surrender, accept and flow. This allows you to shine a light down and into something as opposed to getting lost in its center of negativity. The elementals say the intention is good but the approach can be off kilter. What are you fighting right now? Is it money? Love? Health? This shows you the area that is asking for work to be done and striving to achieve harmony. It may seem like it's working against you but in fact, it is trying to answer a prayer.
You are being reminded that healing is a journey, not a destination. When you go through something heavy, especially if the experience was longer term, you need to be patient with yourself. It's unfair and unrealistic to ask yourself to heal in a matter of days or weeks. You need months or more, you need to take your time and surrender to the process. You need to prioritize your self-care and replenish. Have compassion for what you have gone through and let go of arriving at an outcome. The journey never ends. One layer is addressed and another layer surfaces. It's bringing the right attitude to each layer that can be a struggle. Pray, have a daily spiritual practice, prioritize self-care, and be gentle with yourself.
If you put unnecessary pressure on yourself this could be a very tiring year. But if you keep working to swing things back to center and ask for patience, the rewards will be waiting and will be worth it. You don't have to lie to yourself. You can say I don't like this and I hate waiting but... I trust spirit to give me patience and the strength to persevere. Because even though it doesn't feel like it right now I know this is all happening for me, not to me.
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