Something fun I like to do is hit shuffle on a playlist and ask Spirit to land it on a song that they most want me to hear in that moment. This song from one of my favorite bands came up recently and it really resonated with me as a theme for this year. As we move from pandemic to endemic, a reminder to see through the eyes of your inner child, and return to safety, and the only real truth, which is divine love.
Flow. The current energy theme has been loud and clear as this word surfaced repeatedly from Spirit this past week. You might be finding a new flow, figuring out how to reconnect with your flow, or maybe just looking to enhance it. A lot of the work being done right now is around reconnecting with a sense of safety, or strengthening your foundation and perspective, in order to support your flow. This may be your flow of energy, finances, time, support, or love. If you’re not sure, check in and ask yourself where you may be fighting yourself for energy versus where it is flowing. You may need a simple perspective shift or energy redirect in order to get things flowing again. Be patient as you breathe and listen, you deserve to flow forward on your highest path with as much ease and grace as possible.
Another strong element of the current theme is body symptoms speaking to you in support of your flow. Remember that when you experience a symptom it is your body signalling what needs healing and where. Be sure to take the time to stop, look, and listen, so you can work with your body, showing gratitude. Spirit keeps sharing that the first quarter of this year will feel slower; you’re meant to remain in a quiet space with a lingering feeling of hibernation. Things will continue to increase in energy and pick up as the year progresses. Honour the stillness and quiet space to think, research, plan, and prepare so you can be in joy when it’s time to act. Or more importantly, that you are acting on your intuition and divine guidance.
A beautiful release, conditioning begone! This is the new moon, current energy theme. You may have felt balls of resistance and frustration are now becoming waves of surrender and freedom as you push out old conditions and create more space, going your own way. Never mind how everyone else is doing it, or how you’re taught or told you should do it. How do you want to do it? In honouring your own journey and way of being, you set yourself free. You will notice that, just like skipping a rock, this will have a positive ripple effect in all areas of your life. One small shift can add up to a big advantage. So take some time to allow yourself to connect with how you want to do things instead of how you were conditioned to do them. New routines, new tools, new moon! Utilize this energy to break through and break free. Things only have the meaning you give them, and you are never truly caged unless you are choosing to keep yourself caged. Expand within your existing space, and notice how a little becomes a lot.
Merlin – Wisdom, Teacher
Time for a new mentor or teacher to come in. Share your wisdom and use it to teach others. Pay close attention to repetitive thoughts as they are divine insights.
New year, new insights. Are you ready for a realization? Because it's time to have one! One of the mantras that Elliott and I live by is "smarter, not harder." That energy is going to dominate this month of January as you find innovative and manageable ways to make things a bit better for yourself. If you've been fighting energy in an area of your life, you'll be able to connect with spiritual guidance that will allow you to find your way out of fight and into flow. Particularly when it comes to emotions, you are reminded that emotions can be fuel if you are processing them instead of sitting in them. Spirit shows someone rowing a boat against the tide versus someone joyfully surfing a wave. You may not have known you were rowing against the tide until you accepted that things weren't working the way you wanted or needed them to. And therein lies the tweak that allows things to transform: stop fighting yourself, and start finding a new flow.
This is a month of one, of new beginnings and starting anew. This energy will have you feeling like you are finding yourself back at the start, and while the last couple of months may have had you strongly resisting that, this month you will embrace it and allow it to work for you. Spiritually this may mean reconnecting with tools and re-experiencing things reminiscent of your early days, perhaps your first spiritual awakening. Think back to when you first "found yourself." Remember all the joy that ultimately sprung from all that soul searching and effort? That is the light at the end of the tunnel. That new joy is ready to manifest for you again in 2022.
Merlin is a character in my story who has a lot of wisdom but can yet be a man of few words. You are reminded that pearls of wisdom come from knowing what to share, when to share it, with whom, and why. You may find you're drawn to do some work on your crown, solar plexus, and throat chakras. Spirit shows me someone going to catch a train only to find that the train has gone off the tracks. Instead of getting upset at the train being derailed, they sit to the side and meditate. They are then led to other valuable uses of their time while they wait for the necessary repairs on the train to take place. It's not where they want to be but it's where they need to be. This isn't a month of big changes but rather slight adjustments that lead to a realignment that has you feeling more like yourself again. This month will be a balance of surrender and acceptance which leads to motivation and clarity. Spirit says to give yourself some credit. You are reminded that you are a spark of the divine; therefore you have all that divine wisdom within you, always available to you. You are worthy of seeking it, receiving it, and living it.
A term Spirit shared with me recently was "soul weary." Many of us are feeling soul weary from third dimensional living right now. This is why Spirit says this is a good month to get back to the basics. Reconnect with your faith, get back into seeing through the eyes of your higher self, and rediscover what brings you joy.
On the first of every month, I pull a card from my Faye Oracle Cards, which feature characters from my book, A Tale of Faye. I share what the card and character represent, as well as any additional insights my guides bring through so that you can be aware of the energy and make the most of the month. I also share any energy themes as I feel guided.