This week's energy theme is coming in hot! You are being asked to find a new equilibrium, and to quote Keats, my favourite poet: "Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced." You may be enduring some emotional and physical peaks and valleys as your energy strives to harmonize. This balance is about bringing your spiritual and physical worlds into alignment. And to clear the path for this addictions are surfacing for healing. Is there a pattern of addiction you have noticed increasing in energy for you this week? Are you addicted to alcohol, work, food, love, or all of the above?
Turquoise is the recommended crystal to help you heal through this change. And the root and heart chakra are good ones to give primary focus to. Self-responsibility is called for and you may find yourself paying the price for side-stepping it. With addiction can come self-sabotage and the other layer that is important to address right now is hyper-independence. If you are resisting support and sinking into a completely do-it-yourself attitude, you may find yourself struggling more than usual, especially physically. Alternatively, the counterpart, co-dependence could be your experience of addiction. Relying too heavily on others and not maturing yourself could have you struggling more than usual, especially spiritually.
When you are healing addictions you may find there is a belief in painful processing. If you do not feel connected to yourself or to the world in the way you desire, you may fall back on pain as the reminder you are connected. And clearing this belief system of painful processing may involve releasing self-judgment, shame, denial, and overwhelm. There is a lot of trauma in the collective consciousness right now and it is causing people to want to numb themselves be it subconsciously or by free will choice. When you find yourself leaning into an addiction, ask spirit for help. Ask to be guided to the right support and to connect with the emotion behind the action. Remember that there is no such thing as a bad emotion. Every emotion serves as a valuable part of your healing process and spiritual growth. As I always say, emotions are your fuel. If you can see it this way they can become your guiding lights, tuning you into what needs care and attention. When you numb yourself to your emotions, you limit your soul's capacity to connect, grow, and expand. Spirit reminds you that as you experience this shift of high's and low's it's not about regret and self-judgment, it's about learning and self-love. The elementals say when you recognize an imbalance and heal an addiction you will be amazed by how much energy and space you free up, allowing yourself to love and be loved more deeply. Whereas the addiction is merely an empty promise of love that lies and repeats its cycle.
This week's energy theme is asking you to make changes so you can ultimately work smarter, not harder. If you are moving from a place of habit, pattern, and addiction, these are surfacing in major ways. You are being asked to shift to a place of awareness, creativity, and surrender. You may find yourself doing a lot of soul searching as you are faced with experiences that remind you of what needs to be wrapped up and brought to a close. You may feel confused and worried as you let go of the past but aren't yet clear about the future. It's okay to not know, hanging out in the in between is where you are required to be right now. We are breaking a cycle of chasing things as we evolve into a deeper power of creation. You may find yourself battling wants versus needs.
There is so much energy and focus around work and career right now. Be careful not to fall into fear with it but to surrender your situation to spirt and ask for help. If you are feeling fear your energy tends to panic and you reach for quick and familiar fixes. But right now your work and career are evolving, it's time for a new incarnation of certain projects, places, and offerings. Some of you may find yourself rebranding or restructuring, or just tweaking things to be more efficient, and moving ahead with new ideas. Although this process can be unnerving, it's about getting you onto an easier path. You may be feeling resistance toward making changes but ultimately the challenge involved with implementing healthy changes will be well worth it. Instead of moving forward from the familiar, we are being forced to get quiet, listen, and connect with the WHY behind any choices and decisions. Be aware of not running on autopilot right now and creating unnecessary stress for yourself. If something isn't working, step back, gain some perspective, and look for what can be done differently moving forward. There are things that aren't working as well as they used to, get in their and pluck the weeds. A mental decluttering will help to clear the way for new insights to take root. So often you ask for things you don't really want but believe you need. It's time to let go of living from lack and fear and to get back to the abundance and faith in your work, finances, and career.
Work with spirit more closely and set an intention of moving forward from all the wisdom of your past experiences and life lessons. Use your past to propel you forward so you aren't just hitting repeat and replaying the same life lessons. Fear may have had you acting first and seeking second. But spirit reminds you to save yourself unnecessary strife by seeking first and actioning from awareness. This means take some time to just be, let the fog clear and the dust settle, so that when you do make a move, it's the right one. There's a big difference between perseverance and blind progress.
This week's energy theme has many people feeling confused and conflicted. This new moon in Gemini asks you to acknowledge, accept, and honour all aspects of yourself. Many people find Geminis to be confusing and contradicting characters because they can appear to be two people, and others wonder, which one are you? Geminis are often self-conflicted between having the awareness of different aspects of themselves and struggling to know which is their truth. They are adept at indecision and changing their minds. The truth is that they are all those aspects, as we all are. And this journey is about honouring all of them and finding balance. The affirmation and practice this week is: I mean what I say and I say what I mean. Do your words and actions match? Are you living an authentic life?
This picture above was taken as I was writing this blog and happened to glance over at my phone. It was a moment of manifestation and confirmation. The number sign of 11:11 saying pay attention to your thoughts, and the lioness representing balance. The lioness is my power animal, she is equally fierce and lovingly maternal. I'm a Leo and my sister is a Gemini. We are best friends and part of what makes our energy such a friendly and supportive match is that we both relate to and share an air of mystery. I've had people express their confusion to me, not understanding how in their words, I can be strong and sweet at the same time. If the depth of my fierceness comes out they then think my prior sweetness must have been a lie. And isn't this exactly what is being called out on the world stage right now? We are breaking down this barrier and belief that you can only be this or that. You are good or bad, right or wrong, things are black or white, blah, de blah, blah. We are all masculine and feminine, we are all darkness and light. If you are making others uncomfortable with your healthy balance of power, you are doing your soul work, so keep it up! The human ego based illusion of comfort wants to label things, to put you in a box, to know what to expect, to have you behave a certain way. But it's all b.s. When you are honouring your emotions and processing them properly, you are always flowing from one aspect of yourself to the next in divine rhythm. And that's what Gemini has to remind us of and to offer us. Gemini is dragging that twin out of the shadow and saying, don't forget about this part.
This week asks you to go inward and put your focus back on you. Take some space and time to reconnect with your personal truth. Ask spirit for help in bringing your inner and outer worlds into harmony and alignment. Ask for support in honouring all aspects of yourself without judgment. Commit to a deeper level of authenticity. When you stop boxing yourself in and pull all aspects of yourself out from the shadows and into the light, you're an unstoppable force to be reckoned with. And all that depression, anxiety, and fear energy won't hold power over you anymore. Because you'll turn around and give that piece the big old hug it really wants and needs. You will kill it with kindness knowing it's just another beautiful aspect of you finding its strength.
The terms that have been surfacing repeatedly this week are self-permission and sabotage. The current energy theme is asking you to practice discipline. And it's brought up patterns for clearing around needing or waiting for permission. Spirit reminds you that you came here to shine your inner light as bright as you can, and you don't need permission to do so. It's your destiny to be the best and brightest version of you. So check in and see if there are any blocks preventing you from elevating a relationship in your life. It may be your relationship with work, health, love, or all of the relationships in your life. Do you feel fearful that you'll outgrow people in your life? Do you feel scared that the more you have, the more you'll have to lose? Or perhaps you've burdened yourself with way too much pressure and are overwhelmed to make any change. Take some time to sit with spirit and give yourself permission to ignite your light and shine it out that much brighter, see it cut through the darkness of fear. Remind yourself that you are safe to shine and that sitting on the sidelines isn't safe, it's settling.
Because you are being asked to practice discipline the sabotage piece may primarily take the form of procrastination. It can also show up in various other ways such as comfort eating, self-medicating, and perfectionism. Try to be disciplined while remaining balanced. A message that has also been coming up is the need to have more fun. You may be feeling a bit burnt out or are struggling to get re-energized. Spirit says just start having more fun. The fun factor is also what will maintain balance so you don't dodge the discipline. If you aren't having fun and staying connected to why you are honouring the discipline, you'll lose your drive. Stay focused on your goal and the reward, and enjoy reaching it.
There has been a lot of collective consciousness clearing and it's important to pray and trust in spirit right now. Be conscious of not holding sadness, pain or grief in your heart over what you feel isn't happening. But rather feel and process it so you can clear space for the drive and discipline to work its magic, focusing on what you can make happen. Meet others where they are at but with the intention of lifting energy as opposed to joining it. The sabotage piece will want you to slip into the energy versus bringing your light to stand beside it. And that's why the self-permission is so important, it allows you to honour others while standing strong in your self. The elementals say, be like a tree, that sways joyfully in the breeze with the others but never forsakes its own roots.
This week's theme is coming through loud and clear, my friends! A trust issue is the big one that is surfacing right now. What are you having a hard time trusting in? Love? Humanity? Yourself? The universe? This super fun ball of fear that you've been bouncing around has been leading you to this golden nugget of a deep-rooted trust issue. The good news? You've peeled back enough layers that you can now find yourself at the heart of the matter, and this is where the magic happens. Like a snake, you have been shedding your skin, tying up loose ends, and leaving the past behind you. But in order for you to move forward in confidence, you need to address and heal trust issues that are holding you back. You have to clean house before you can grow, letting go of old attachments and emotions that no longer serve you. There has been a similar image repeating in sessions, and it is that of a ball and chain. Spirit shows people trying to drag this heaviness forward, trying to fix it, and trying to change it. And the more frustrated, tired, and angry people grow at this relentless and unyielding weight, spirit patiently holds loving space and awaits their realization. Spirit waits for them to come to an awareness that all they need to do is unhook from the chain, move forward, and set themselves free. Ask for help. This isn't a time to fake strength and go it alone. This is a time to seek support and to find the strength in your vulnerability. Don't dictate how your help appears, simply ask for it. Every time you find yourself in fear, ask for help, and for source to shift your fear into faith.
An animal symbol that has been popping up, literally in our backyard, is Robin. Robin reminds you that you have to make a nest before you can lay your eggs. And that it's important to pick the right place for your nest so you have the safety and protection to enjoy your growth. You are finding your faith in a whole new empowering light because you are finding it within you. You are asked to accept the truth that you are source light, love, and abundance. When the fear creeps up and the ego wants to challenge you, you have to remind yourself, I AM all that I am asking for. Use your I AM affirmations this week and feel the truth run through your veins as you repeatedly bring yourself from fight to flow. I speak from experience when I remind you that the universe has your back. Source has always provided for me when I've needed it and every fearful moment I've faced, I've come out grateful and better for having gone through it.
You've got this. The light in the dark is the reminder that you are not alone. This theme has been resonating strongly with many people, take comfort in that. We are all in this together, all moving through the same growing pains. If you can't quite connect with your confidence and faith yet, let spirit hold it for you until you are ready. Moving forward, be conscious of what you admire and notice in others, for this is what you are growing and expanding within you. As you continue to ease out of this transition you are going to be aligned with your inner truth more fully than ever before. You will not give thought to competition and fear that there isn't enough to go around. You will stride forward with your new gift of self-belief.
There has been a lot of fear clearing and inner child healing this week as we are addressing root chakra issues. The root chakra, your base chakra, can have a huge impact on your security and safety. Garnet is a crystal that has come up repeatedly to work with clients this week. It's great for support in the root chakra, the removal of obstacles, and enhancing a feeling of protection, stability, and calm. There is a lot of heavy energy being cleared out of the lower body, mostly the legs, which is another sign of root chakra and physical blockage. One of the easiest ways to support getting your energy moving and releasing from the lower body is to put on some music and dance it out. Shake it off, literally.
The primary symptom showing up to be addressed is depression and it's accompanied by fear. It's important to remember that depression is unprocessed emotion. It can be anger turned inward and it can be a grieving process that never completed. You may find your body speaking to you more loudly than usual as it tries to get your attention. The main issue here is creating a strong foundation so you can enhance your feelings of safety. And with this new moon and making the move into Taurus, a sign that is happiest when they are feeling secure, enjoying earthly pleasures, and bringing home the bacon, you can bet you don't get to be dismissive about this root reboot. Projection and shadows are being amplified so be extra gentle with yourself and others. Self-responsibility is being called for in the form of self-care and self-esteem. Which is why there has also been a lot of solar plexus work to support willpower and confidence.
If things are slowing down and certain areas are stalling right now it's because you are in a process of ending a significant phase in your life. A new phase is ready to begin so don't pressure yourself to figure it all out and have the answers ahead of time. But rather take good care of your mind, body, and soul. Treat yourself, connect with your value, and consciously ease yourself into decisions. I love Taurus men, my dad is a Taurus, and I'm marrying a Taurus. They are naturals at making people feel safe. They can be resistant to change at first, the bull pacing the ring, making sure it's the right move at the right time. But once they are ready and feel confident in their decision, they charge, and watch out world, because they will hit their target! So right now isn't a time to take rushed action but to be aware, to suss things out, and to plan for the new path that is opening up. You are worthy of the gift of time, enjoy it.
This week's theme asks you to venture out into the unknown, or at least the less familiar. You are being asked to take a risk, a leap of faith. Can you push past the fear and trust in your bright future? Everything you want is making its way to you but you have to choose to let it in. You have to know deep down in your bones that you deserve it and that you can handle it. It won't always be easy but it will be worth it.
Things have been a little heavy lately and that's because you've been grieving what is over and complete. There are endings that you may have found yourself fighting and resisting because they've been familiar for years and part of a significant cycle. And you've been feeling the push to close the chapter fully and move forward in a new light. But this doesn't mean you forget, reject or dismiss the past. Quite the opposite, it means you acknowledge, accept and honour it. This week you are addressing some big fear blocks. All the reasons why you shouldn't or can't do something are coming out of the woodwork. And God bless them! Because they are pushing you to choose great versus good. They are forcing you to self-examine and clear out what you don't have space for anymore. This is a year of you. A time to get clear on what you want and where you are ready to go. You can't base this off anyone else, and you can't base it off where you've been, you can only base it off that fire inside of you that is forever seeking more fuel. The one that steadily whispers, feed me Seymour.
What pisses you off? This is showing you what you are done with. What frustrates you? This is showing you what you want more of. What scares you? This is showing you where you need to go. It's time to take flight, my friends. You are being called to look in the mirror and face some hard truths and harsh realities. At the top of these is the knowing that the only person who can make it happen for you, is you. No matter what support the universe has lined up for you, and no matter how bloody fantastic you know it can be, you have to let it in. If you aren't going to answer the door, someone else will. If you aren't going to do the work, no one can do it for you. I'm shown an image of someone taking a seat on a throne. It's time to step up and claim what is yours. It's time to stop playing small and start making more magic.
One of the biggest issues I witness with shadow work, which has us face and process our dark parts, is that people get stuck there. A primary focus of my energy work is not just helping people through their shadows but out of them and into the new light they've helped birth. This week is magnifying any remaining shadows so you know what you need to harness and use in order to reap your rewards. Go into your shadows but don't lose sight of the fact that they are temporary. They aren't meant to swallow you up, alternatively, ignoring them has this effect! But they are meant to propel you, moving through your shadows is a powerful initiation into your deepest self and innate magic. Have you lost your get up and go? Maybe you went into a shadow but have yet to realize you've gotten stuck there. This is your signal that it's time to come out and find the light again because your faith is ready to be rewarded. If you notice others resisting or pushing back against your changes you're probably on the right track. Change triggers people because it challenges them to face their own growth or lack thereof. Your very presence can be profoundly triggering whether there is awareness or not. But with great risk comes great reward. So what do you say, are you ready to step farther away from the past and ignite more light?
Do you want a medium, psychic, channeller or healer? And what is the difference? I see many people get understandably confused not knowing what type of healer they are looking for, or what service they need.
You'll hear multiple titles used for one healer, or listed on one website because most healers have multiple strengths and offer more than one service. But not everyone is clear on what they offer versus their capabilities. For example, I'm all of the titles listed below but I don't offer all of them as services. I always recommend it is best to seek someone who is trained in the area you're looking for and who does that work full-time. For example, I can do mediumship but I'm not interested in offering mediumship readings so if someone contacts me looking for that I recommend they seek a full-time medium who has made that training their priority. It's difficult to label yourself as a healer because you're trying to take something that exists without limits and put it into a context so it can be understood and received as much as possible. So as a practitioner who may be capable of multiple healing modalities you want to choose what best describes your strengths and services in order to reach your audience and connect with the right clients to be of optimal service. So let's quickly look at some of the most common titles you'll see.
When you're looking for a practitioner you first and foremost want to trust your gut. You will be drawn to the right healers at the right time if you are willing to ask, listen and trust. If you aren't sure ask the practitioner if what you're looking for is what they offer. A healer in their integrity will be honest and if they're not the right fit they'll encourage you to keep looking. I have no problem turning away clients that aren't a resonant match as it's in the greatest good for both of us. There are plenty of qualified healers offering a wide variety of services so ask spirit to connect you with the right one for you and follow the flow of synchronicity as you are led to them.
The theme this week has been coming up strong. This week has asked you to sit, connect with spirit, and listen. There have been two major elements for people to address this week.
The first is avoidance, particularly in regards to fear and shadow side work. We don't always intend to avoid the shadow side and its associated fear but it's natural when something is scary and intimidating that our instinct is to want to bypass it. Part of the reason you are being asked to sit with spirit is the need to face your fears rather than trying to skirt them. As long as you suppress or deny fear it maintains its grip on you and it will increase over time. As soon as you sit and face it, the grip can release. The saying I teach in my workshop is: Entertain the worst to have the best. You can't break through into your best case scenario if you aren't first willing to acknowledge the worst case scenario. It's completely liberating, as once you state your biggest fear out loud, it's no longer something to avoid but to embrace. What are you afraid of? Speak aloud the worst case scenario you've been trying to avoid, thereby taking the power away from fear, and reclaiming it in faith. Then move into your best case scenario. Life is most often going to land you somewhere in the middle. If something isn't right for you then why would you want it to drag on? Be willing to release your judgment that there is a good or bad way for things to play out and trust in what the universe delivers. Remember the eternal truth: If it's not this, it's something greater.
The other aspect this week has asked you to acknowledge any lack of initiative. One of the things I've always loved about Elliott is that he has so much general knowledge. I joke that he's my walking encyclopedia. When we first met, I'd always ask: How do you know that? And he'd say: I was just curious so I looked it up and learned about it. So simple yet so profound. It's that one small step between being curious about something and then taking the initiative to look it up and learn it. After recognizing this in him I would catch myself wondering about something and realizing how often I would just remain in wonder. So I changed that, and even if I'm busy I now make note of my question or curiosity so I can remember to research it later. Let's say you're a parent and your kid asks you a question, and like so many things in life you might not know. What a great opportunity to instil a good habit of sitting down and learning together. People's unwillingness to learn is most often attributed to a laziness or stemming from a disempowerment and a lack of self-trust: the belief that someone has information you don't, that someone else has your answers, or you just aren't that invested. This is why my work is aimed at increasing self-connection, trust, awareness, and empowerment. I want to help people break the habit of constantly reaching outside of themselves, and to redirect them so that going within is always their first instinct.
Moving forward, pay attention to what you wonder about and then make a note so you can take initiative and further explore as opposed to just forgetting about it. And where you resist, persist! Embrace that fear and show it who's boss. Fear can become your friend and work for you instead of against you. You will be surprised at how quickly you can find peace. And you will be grateful for how the smallest bit of initiative will develop your confidence and self-connection.
This week's theme brought up a resurgence of something that happens a lot in the healing community: energy invasion. This occurs when someone sends healing to someone else or shares intuitive information without consent. There are varying degrees of opinions about the proper boundaries with this but my personal belief is that you should never work on someone's energy or share information without their permission. Most of the time this happens with a very positive intention, the person invading wants to help someone they believe is in need of it. But even if you want to help someone, it's not your place. I've experienced this discomfort and fear from others when meeting new people. They learn what I do and their first questions are: Are you reading my mind? What are you picking up? I've always found this funny because not only do I respect boundaries but the last thing I want to do is go swimming in someone else's psyche during my downtime. I enjoy balance and while I'm always more than happy to answer questions about my work, it's a common misperception that I want to jump into everyone's energy and start working away. I do appreciate the curiosity, and love the enthusiasm. Over the years I've mastered the art of turning it on and off at will.
I'll share just one example I've witnessed of energy invasion. I was in Hawaii taking the Doreen Virtue mediumship course, back in the day. My sister was on the trip with me and made some friends during the day while I was in class. We were having dinner and one of our new friends shared that a student from the course had stopped him randomly as he was walking through the resort and started talking about his kids, giving messages of guidance about his daughter. He shared that she wasn't inaccurate in her information, his daughter was going through a troubling time, but that it made him uncomfortable because it caught him off guard. He wasn't sure how to handle it. I remember being upset hearing about this because it was not only disrespectful to walk up to a complete stranger and start reading their family but also because it's this kind of action that gives healers a bad rap. Classic energy invasion. This busy dad to several kids was on vacation, this wasn't something he wanted to think about at that moment. And it was none of the student's business. Do I think the student had ill intentions? Not at all. I think her enthusiasm got the better of her and she wasn't grounded.
A lot of people will argue that it's okay to send energy healing to someone because their higher self can choose whether or not they receive it. But I think that's a bit cheeky. It's still straddling a line, isn't it? It's more about satisfying your need to feel like you've done something. The one exception I see with this is if you're working on a family healing or a couples healing and the energy of the partner or children shows up strongly in the session. Then you might set an intention of saying if your free will wishes to receive in tandem to this healing you can. But still, I wouldn't directly shift focus and work on their energy because it's not their session of course. And as I always say, when you work on a family it's like skipping a rock, it has a natural ripple effect anyways. Every member of the family is a strand in one big web. If one strand is moving, the rest will feel it on some level.
If you see someone struggling and are worried, the best option is to ask the person if they would like some support or some healing sent their way. And then most importantly, hear what they say. Respect their free will. If they say yes, great, set up a time and go for it. And if they say no, respect it and let it go. If they don't say anything, they may like the idea but aren't ready yet, so again, let it go. If it's not a yes, it's a no. Present the offer and wait for them to pick it up.
A respectful alternative is to pray for someone, as this can be done without interfering in their journey or process. It's one thing to hold someone in your thoughts and prayers. It's another to be in their energy body. Even though you may have a loving intention if you are repeatedly suggesting healing to someone it will have the opposite effect, it will register as judgment. What they may hear is: You don't think it's okay to feel how I feel, or to be where I'm at. You think I need to be different or that my life isn't okay how it is. It's arrogant to assume you know what someone else needs. The majority of the time if someone is struggling it is because they are experiencing their shadows and moving through a very necessary learning experience. Who has the right to rob them of that? I understand how hard it is to watch someone you love suffer but remember that suffering is strength begging to be born. If you push, they may feel obligated or pressured to cave and receive something they never wanted in the first place. And you don't want to engage in an exchange of energy rooted in guilt, resistance or force. It will be exhausting for you and disempowering for them. The key ingredient to healing is the participant's willingness and desire for it.
It's worth sharing as well that when someone has experienced a really great healing session or workshop, their excitement can get the better of them. In their enthusiasm they want everyone else to experience the same joy and empowerment. It's natural as you've been in a light vibration and are coming off a spiritual high. But I always encourage you to share your passion and joy, while being conscious of not pushing things on others. Celebrate it as the personal gain it is for you. And by all means spread the word and highly recommend it from a place of authentic sharing. And then trust that if someone is interested, they'll ask you for more information, or check it out in their own time. There's a big difference in energy between saying: I just loved this workshop, I feel so good right now. Here's the info if you ever feel inclined to check it out. Versus: You should really take this workshop. You need it, it would help you. One is sharing, the other is projecting.
So to sum it up, respect the free will of others. It allows both of you to enjoy a healthier relationship, rooted in boundaries and trust.
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