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.
In preparation for winter solstice, here is a channeled message from the elementals, followed by a simple ritual to enjoy Tuesday evening:
This winter solstice we place a hand on your beating heart. We remind you that this is where every good decision should start. Be not afraid of fearlessly letting go, but allow yourself to melt like a falling snow. There is no more room for anger, for judgment, and grief. It is time to call in the light and find healing and relief. A new day will dawn because that’s what they do. You have the power to awaken with it, if you want to. A fog serves a purpose, you’re not always meant to know. Without confusion and uncertainty, how much could you grow? Look through the storm to the light on the horizon. Close your eyes, bask in the glow, now place your hand on your beating heart, give thanks, and let’s go!
An easy winter solstice ritual is to leave a lit candle (can be an electronic one for safety reasons) in a window of your home on the eve of December 21st until the next morning. Light this with the intention of peace and rest as you willingly leave your past shadows behind you, reflect on all the strength, lessons, and wisdom gained from any challenges, and celebrate the return of brighter days. If you have crystals that represent the sun such as citrine or sunstone, they can also be a nice addition to place alongside your candle.
I wish you all a blessed solstice season. Here’s to renewed health, wealth, and happiness! May the divine light within you guide you forward on your highest path, and may the sun outside you illuminate your path with love, warmth, and grace. I thought I’d share a picture of my little solstice sweetie. ;) Parents, be sure to include your children in your ritual!
Mrs. McCullum – Health, Healing
Take care of the physical body through regular exercise, a healthy diet and sleep. A healer who uses their gifts to help others. Find harmony and balance with both traditional and alternative medicine, honour all aspects of the healing arts.
A quiet Christmas, a healing holiday. Spirit shows this as a month to slow way down and be as gentle and nurturing as possible. At year's end we always reflect and review, and this month that energy feels heightened, which is why a slower pace that allows you to take inventory of the past year is a necessity. Spirit encourages you to reflect deeply on all that has been brought forward and all that you have learned. As the saying goes, "The roots grow deepest where the wind blows strongest." Can you take the lessons learned, wisdom attained, and strength gained while at the same time letting go of the past shadows? Mrs. McCullum is a warm and nurturing character who is the local healer and loves helping others. What skills, likes, and strengths do you have that you might like to share with others? Focusing on applying these in a new light this coming year will allow you to connect with a new or deeper sense of purpose. With a focus on health and healing you may notice patterns being shifted around diet, exercise, sleep, and routine. As you "digest" the past year energetically you may notice you are extra sensitive to what you can digest physically. Take care of your physical body and rest when and where you can.
This winter solstice initiates a new healing energy rooted in a rebirth of optimism, where lightworkers especially will be called upon to rejuvenate their energy and enthusiasm for life. Spirit reminds you that you have the same choice daily, to feed the light or to feed the dark. This month supports you in stepping forward into the light. Spirit shows there will be continued instances that encourage people to be driven away from focusing outside of themselves and the desire to influence others, and instead encouraging them to go within and focus more on their inner selves. Change always has to come from within the individual and that is how outer change is affected. What personal healing changes would you like to make this coming year? The time is now, commit to the changes you wish to make, and ask Spirit for help. With the six vibration of the New Year people will feel more inclined to keep things private and close to home. Modesty will want to make a comeback this year.
The year 2022 will be one of heart, hope, and healing. Many people will find relationships reformed or long-awaited new ones formed. Others will be content to move forward and live simply, realigning and redefining their meanings of home and family. Embracing imperfection and enjoying the little things will be the heart and highlight of this coming year. After a couple of years of constant adaptation and uncertainty, this six-year will allow for more stability. I am shown a lot of "come to" moments happening for people. I see cathartic tears, realizations, apologies, reckoning and healing.
This month you have the power to heal old wounds and move forward with an open healing heart. This makes it an ideal time to reinvest in you and connect more deeply with your self-worth. I'm shown an image of someone walking naked into a lake in the dark of night and swimming towards the moonlight, temporarily diving under, only to re-emerge from the lake feeling reborn. Honour this winter solstice time of rest and rejuvenation before your awakening. This winter solstice season is going to be a mighty one, it's a turning point. Don't wait for things to be over, don't wish for things to be healed, but rather be the healing and be the light that is constant and steadfast throughout every experience, from the mundane to the moonlit and magical.
Don’t know what you want? Well, I bet you know what you don’t want. And therein lies your answer. In the current energy theme you’re probably experiencing, or have recently experienced, a situation that’s put you face to face with what you don’t want. This doesn’t mean you messed up or got it wrong, it just means you’re being nudged (or pushed) one step closer to clarity. As Keats said: “Nothing ever becomes real till experienced – even a proverb is no proverb until your life has illustrated it.”
This isn’t a time to judge or doubt yourself but rather a time to listen to what your current dislikes or challenges are trying to reveal to you. You may know how you want to feel but aren’t sure how to get there, and that’s just fine. Ask, listen, and trust. Spirit will take care of the details of who, what, when, where, how and why. You are responsible for creating the space for yourself to get quiet, connect, listen and receive. If something isn’t working, don’t just push on, but press pause, and ask yourself what insights you need to connect with for things to work better for you. This is a time of rapid elevation, so don’t let it pass you by, no matter how tired and busy you might be. Doing so is how you create unnecessary lessons and struggles for yourself. Pay attention to the signs. Stop, look and listen. Your feelings are your cues, they are there to guide you. Be careful not to judge, suppress or deny them, but rather lean into them with a curious eye and see how quickly they can turn from foe to friend.
Flower Fairies – Seasons, Celebration
Celebrate a holiday or special occasion. Prepare for the change of seasons or a significant life event, such as a birthday, graduation or anniversary. Indulge yourself, you deserve it.
The circle of life; coming full circle; allowing an ending to become a new beginning: these are the first things that surface as I pull this month's card. The 'what' you want isn't going to matter half as much as the 'why' you want it. We are in a master number 11 vibration this month and that means double the intensity/possibility. It all depends how you choose to see it, and use it. Spirit says: 'It's the little things.' Perspective and purpose are ripe for a refresh this month. It's time to let go of who you have been so you can become more fully who you are meant to be. You can expect some emotional moments and powerful releases as you do just that. A new layer of vulnerability will shine through as old defences and mechanisms fall away. Connections can be made, and healed, this month, across all fronts. You are ready to engage in life in a new light.
Take some time this month to sit and stare up at the stars and moon. Drink in the starlight and moonlight as you remember what it's all about. There is light at the end of the tunnel. We are beginning to find our way back to what matters. This is a time to relax, let go, and float in the cosmic womb. It's a time to embrace the void and allow yourself to be carried to new spiritual heights. Healing, meditation, and spiritual connection has the potential to be euphoric this month. Patterns of control will need to be addressed in order to embrace healing changes. The focus on the material/physical continues to detach as you realign with your core values, prioritizing harmony and health.
Throat chakra. Third eye. These areas will want some attention during this time. You may have already felt some clearing strongly at play last month in preparation of this. This is the month you find your voice, you honour your truth, you see yourself more clearly. You begin to move further out of the shadow and step forward into the sun. But there is a gestation period in place, so honour your inner knowing and revelations without attachment to time and outcome. Be ready to shift at a moment's notice. Be willing to embrace a change you didn't see coming. An open mind, body and soul are key to elevating your life in unexpected but blessed ways. Remember things aren't happening to you, they are happening for you.
You will receive many insights and plant many seeds but you must not worry about when they will blossom. Just hold in your heart the understanding and belief that they will. I hear Ram Dass' saying: "Be here now." Decisions you make are best served by focusing on the reality of the present moment.
Frog Prince – Confidence, Success
Receiving an award, recognition or praise. Having a boost of confidence and self-esteem. Enjoy the moment, be happy and humble.
This month's card validates the current energy theme that's been increasing the last couple of weeks which is that people are eager to get their confidence and vitality back. Many people are feeling they've developed a certain level of anxiety while simultaneously feeling they've lost some of their independence and confidence. This card heralds its gradual return! Notice Spirit said gradual and not immediate, so don't look to get back to a previous level of energy or enthusiasm but rather focus on connecting with a new level of energy and enthusiasm that serves you most right now. Be gentle but steadfast in your commitment to feel better and be your best. You are worth it.
Has your view of life become jaded? Are you taking this human experience for granted, or willing it away? You have the power to shift focus at any given moment; it's staying in loving awareness that will set you free.
It has been, and continues to be, a chaotic time. But. playing devil's advocate, let us take a moment to acknowledge some of the positive changes that have stemmed from these chaotic times. Many people have reviewed their lives and made some big changes, ultimately putting them on their highest path. These have included exiting unhealthy relationships, opening to new love, moving, relocating, changing jobs or careers, prioritizing their health, and simplifying their lives. This is the light in the dark. The last year-and-a-half forced a lot of people to come face to face with feelings and patterns they might have otherwise been able to delay or distract themselves from. Doing some serious soul-searching has allowed us to discover what is joyful and healthy in our lives, and what, if anything, needs to change. So the point is that underneath all the challenge, worry, uncertainty, and divisiveness, there has been a steady dose of fearlessness constantly present.
Connecting with nature, sitting in stillness with Spirit, sacred ceremony and ritual: these will all help your energy feel more robust. What happens if your kid hurts themselves, or has to do something scary? They usually get comforted or rewarded with a treat and a big hug and a kiss after. What about your inner child? The more you love them up, the more that vibrant youthful energy you're longing for gets stoked, like fuel to a fire. I am hearing the song 'a smile goes a long, long way', so remember that simply navigating your day in your light and kindness are what have a natural positive effect on yourself and others. How can you radiate light and model surrender, acceptance, and compassion this month? Count your blessings—it is Thanksgiving after all!—and you'll be feeling like a winner this month.
Take your inner child by the hand and give them a hug; tell them you understand that they feel tired and isolated, and are maybe a little nervous about what's to come. But just like if you were dropping off your child at preschool for the first time, you would encourage them, comfort them, and nudge them forward. Do the same for yourself. Challenge yourself to take one baby step this month that will help support a new beginning or manifestation. Maybe you join a meetup to make a new friend, or sign up for a new course that interests you, donate time to a cause you're passionate about to re-engage in the community. Do something this month that scares you—it is Halloween after all!—and you will come out the other side more confident. If something serves to break you down it's only so you can be built back up stronger and wiser. Emotional strength and heightened faith are big ones that are being fostered right now.
Your fated life you are born into, your destined life you create. This month is a significant junction in powering forward your destiny and releasing old fates. Your solar plexus has potential to be on fire this month as you let go and turn with the season.
Moody. Have you been having some mood swings lately? Because the current energy theme is influencing just that. You may find yourself swinging to more emotional extremes than usual, and feeling more resistant and tired because of it. This most recent full moon coupled with the big energy of this fall equinox has emphasized old shadows while simultaneously increasing new light! Do what you need to in order to support your energy, be it more sleep, alone time, nature time, relying more heavily on your spiritual tools, etc. The pendulum will swing back to centre soon enough, but in the meantime prioritize taking care of your emotional self. Remember that feelings are fuel when understood and processed consciously. Try not to judge them but rather dig in and see through them, all the while focusing on what they are there to reveal to you. This is a very supportive time to embrace your healing; it is ripe and ready to be harvested.
Maury – Creativity, Magic
Inspiration and creativity are at a peak, so take advantage. You are being fully supported in an endeavour, so work your natural magic now. Experiment and try new ways of doing things.
It's time to give up the ghost. This was the first thing I heard as I pulled this month's card. One aspect of what you're asked to give up right now is excuses. If you've been feeling remiss or complacent, you may get knocked off-kilter as a reality check. Fall equinox on September 22nd is always a great time to revisit and reimplement rituals. Just as we see Nature's autumn release, it's time for you to take fearless self-inventory and let go where necessary. How can the new enter your life if you don't make space for it?
As I pulled this card I was also shown a specific animal messenger for this month: a goose. You might say you are asked to give up the ghost to get the goose. Goose shows up to support healing changes and clarity, particularly in the areas of work and family. This animal messenger will help your navigation skills as you find your direction. You are either connecting with a new purpose, or inspiring a current one. Goose will also encourage getting you goal-oriented and focused. This month you will be feeling extra productive and desiring tangible results. You will find yourself easily digging into any administrative tasks, as well as coming up with clever and creative solutions to any lingering problems. The end of this month Spirit shows you dusting off your hands in self-satisfaction. If there's an area of your life that's stalled or been calling for healing, this month gives you a swift kick in the rear (or let's stick with the theme and say rather, a loud goose honk in the ear!). You are reminded that nothing changes unless you do, and that everything changes once you do. Are you sitting idly waiting for another sign? Waiting for the perfect time? Waiting for more motivation? Because if so, you might be waiting a long time. Simply commit and get going in order to have the road rise up to meet you. Awareness coupled with action will be your magic recipe this month.
One of the things my dad always taught me that has never failed me (and I think is more important than ever in these social-media-driven times) is that it's always going to be the work itself that matters most. If you are good at what you do — and even better, if you do something you love — the money will take care of itself. There is so much emphasis these days on appearance, on having the best website, the highest SEO ranking, labelling oneself as a best-selling author, chasing awards and playing around with titles, this or that — you get the idea. I'm not saying these things aren't important, and at times necessary, but I am saying I have seen more and more people becoming hyper-focused on everything but the actual work. Remember that you are responsible for 'why' you do something. If you bring a pure intention to whatever you do, Spirit will take care of the 'who, what, when, and how.' As Spirit shares: 'It's not the packaging but the message that matters.'
Communication will be at the forefront this month and you'll want to be aware of not reacting but responding. Give yourself time to choose your words wisely and do your best to communicate with loving assertiveness. That being said, another aspect of giving up the ghost this month is not faking it. If you are putting on airs, you might just find yourself in situations that take the air out of you. Transparency will be heightened this month. Spirit concludes with an image of a tree, and you may have felt like the leaf floating on the end of a branch, but this month allows for you to return to being the trunk: strong with deeply planted roots. Happy fall equinox!
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.