So beautiful to allow emotions in others AND in yourself. Its been my experience that allowing emotion makes for a much easier time in processing. Allowance helps to calm the physical attributes of sadness and/or anger by avoiding setting off the chemicals of guilt and shame into a bodys already overwelmed nervous system. Allowance also helps to increase dopamine and GABA, creating more availabilty for a stronger and clearer resolve to find balance in the individual experiencing a sad.
Allow your sad today! Raar!
Comic creation by: http://www.thingswithout.com/comic/311-a-sad/
So so many beautful things happening on this blessed full moon. It feels like a chance to put old demons to rest, allowing ourselves to shine in the truth of who we came here to Be. Maybe you have been working on breaking a pattern or a habit in your life, the energy is there to do it now. Dont doubt yourself, just GO FOR IT!!
I know for myself, I have been in a time of deep purging. I have been in a two-year transisiton where I came face-to-face with my history. I have spent the last two years healing wounds I had buried, made peace and/or released parts of myself I had errounously hidden or used as camofluage to protect mself and I have come to this place where I am ready to move on! Not because I am tired of dredging through my past, but because I have healed. I bring my fuller SELF to the moment.
What a beautful setiment on this Full Blue Moon. I bring my full SELF to this moment.
I want to share some of the inspirations that found their way to me this morning. I hope that they might inspire you today as well…
“If you prefer smoke over fire
then get up now and leave.
For I do not intend to perfume
your mind’s clothing
with more sooty knowledge.
No, I have something else in mind.
Today I hold a flame in my left hand
and a sword in my right.
There will be no damage control today.
For God is in a mood
to plunder your riches and
fling you nakedly
into such breathtaking poverty
that all that will be left of you
will be a tendency to shine.
So don’t just sit around this flame
choking on your mind.
For this is no campfire song
to mindlessly mantra yourself to sleep with.
Jump now into the space
and exit this dream
before I burn the damn place down.” ~ Adyashanti
Later, in my morning cyber meditation, I was led to this site, MysticMamma, where I read these words and found validation on my own intuitions promtings as of late…
“Your enthusiasm, idealism and creativity could be strong. You may be bursting with new ideas and sudden insights. You can move from breakdown to breakthrough. You are experiencing an expansion in consciousness.
“Brilliant Breakthroughs may require that you raise your standards and upgrade your relationships. It is time to speak your truth. Choose what is right for you. Be empowered…”
“Full Moons can conclude situations. You may find yourself at the end of a relationship or a job. Some of you may feel as though you are operating in crisis mode. Circumstances for those around you may be challenged.
“In truth, you are in graduation mode. These events are not always graceful. So please go easy on you. You may feel less than a Self-master. You may feel more like a lost soul. Take comfort, for you are not alone. Many people are experiencing life-changing events.
“Sometimes your growth can feel weird or strange. At other times, change can be exhausting. You are no longer connecting to your past. You have yet to discover your new place or new tribe. Truly, the old way of living no longer works for you. You are in transition.
“You are experiencing new aspects of yourself. You are giving birth to the new you. Giving birth is painful. This is real work. This is real growth. The more you love and value yourself. The more you have to give to other people…”
“A helpful way to navigate through life is to use balance in your choices. Instead of asking, ‘Is this a good or bad idea?’ Ask, ‘What supports my balance?’ Balance is essential to being present, powerful and effective. Relax and flow with your changes.” ~ Kelley Rosano
AND finally, I would love to end with this magical and hunting melody that wound its way up my spine and became a mantra to my mind…
~~ Blessed Full Blue Moon, Everyone! ~~
I love to find the harmonious order in the chaos of nature. When seemingly separate events coalesce to bring clarifying answers in the moment there is a deep exhale in myself that reminds me that what I do not see–yet have faith in–has faith in me too. Some call this God. I call it Source, the Universe, the Unborn AND God.
When have I NOT been enthralled by the shadow AND the light? Ive studied these seeming dualities, figuratively, congitively and physically for as long as I can remember.
I giggled today when looking back on today in FB and found each post, going back to 2009, shared a similar message. Each message supporting the unanswered questions in my mind and heart right NOW.
*7/30/2011: “This [New] Moon is an invitation to make certain that the relationships and friendships we are in support positive transformation, personal breakthrough, and cathartic healing. We can expect a lot of potent triggers with our beloveds and with each person we meet these days, a messenger, an angel, a shamanic reflector. But we must also make sure to crush the shadow-projector seething within us.” ~ VerDarLuz
(tomorrow is a Full Moon–a Full Blue Super Moon actually. Still, the words so resonate with me in this moment. Especially with Venus in retrograde, dealing with relationships)
Of course, Having made this observation, I was shared some wisdom…
*7/30/2009: “No matter how free you feel from these shadow energies, they exist inside you. If they didn’t, you would be in a state of total freedom, joy, and unboundedness. You would be in unity, the state of innocence regained when the hidden energy of the shadow has been purified.
Today you can begin to learn how to feel your way into the shadow. Shadow energies make themselves known whenever you can’t talk about your feelings. You feel out of control. You feel a flash of panic or dread. You want to feel strongly, but your mind goes blank. You have an irrational dislike for someone, and other such responses.
What they have in common is that a boundary is crossed – a controlled situation turns unexpectedly anxious or causes unexpected anger or dread. The next time you experience this, watch and see if you feel guilty or ashamed of yourself afterward; if so, then you have touched, however briefly, on the shadow.” ~ adapted from The Book of Secrets, by Deepak Chopra (Harmony Books, 2004).
AND finally accumulating by my answering my own qestions as shared here…
*7/30/2014: 1) Gratitude is the most important ingredient in making life extraordinary.
2) Inquiry is the first place to go when you are blaming someone else for how you feel. Where can you find that same trait in yourself? Cause if you can see it in another, its mirrored someplace in you. The deeper and more honest the inquiry, the faster you can get back to a balanced emotional state of being. I’ve done that 3xs today alone. As soon as I saw where someone’s behavior mirrored something in me, I was able to come from compassion and support. Owning your shit is ALWAYS a win-win. 3) Clouds are medicine.
Keep the eyes of the mind and the heart open in this time, sweethearts. There are so many messges coming to you now.
“The problem is not that you should understand. Its that you could, but choose not to.”
It takes so little time to understand someone elses behavior. Taking a little time upfront to understand, could save you so much time and heartache later.
Just a reminder…
Empaths are feelers, we constantly feel the world around us, assimilate it in our minds/bodies and desire others to know the awareness that came of that deeper awareness of Self. These habits could be labeled narcissistic traits. We ALL have some narcissism in us, we all have egos.
Empaths are always FULL. We are full, not only by our own lives and emotions; we are FULL with everyone else’s bullshit too! AND we are assimilating that as well. Its just the way our nervous system works. Its a good thing, when we can manage our gift to the world wisely.
Empaths are like rocks in a desert. We absorb the suns heat and get really really hot. If we don’t release that heat somehow, we will crack.
Narcissists are voids. They don’t have the ability to really feel… anything. They seem like they feel, but really? They don’t. Narcissists are mirrors. They reflect the suns heat (life) at anybody that is willing to take in that heat.
Enter the Empath.
So, now Im going to change Empaths into water (love, compassion, understanding) and Narcissists into wells (a deep empty hole). Empaths need a place to put our water, or the damn will burst, the river will flood. We HAVE to put our water someplace!
Enter the Narcissist.
What we see is a well that needs filling. So we come right over to that well and what do we find? A clear glass lid is covering the well. We cant put our water into it!
But, you know, the glass seems thin enough. I mean, we are EMPATHS, whats a little glass in the way of sharing all the love and joy of this world? Maybe we even broke through someone else’s glass and got a place to put our water (love).
We need our fix! We need a place to put our overflow! AND… Its just beyound, this glass lid!!
So we start to dig. AND dig. AND DIG. We put all of our love, our tools, our soul into breaking the glass lid. Our fingers start to bloody, eventually all that is left are stumps that were our hands.
By then, we are catching on… this glass might not break. So, we look down at the glass, feeling rather broken, and what do we see?
The mirror. We see the bloody stumps that used to be our hands, we see our tangled hair, we see our eyes, pink marshmallows from crying out so much and so long, “Can you see me? Can you hear me? I only want to love you! Im safe, I promise, LET ME IN!”
We have become them. AND then, if we are smart, we walk away. We start to dump all those buckets of water we had kept stored to pour down that well onto our own heads. Our hands grow back, our spirits slowly heal.
If you are an Empath, I urge you to read this article… Loving and Understanding an Empath
I call this a Super Smoothier because all the foods in it are considered superfoods.
- a nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being.
Superfoods are considered nutrient dense; much like a zip folder on a computer, open it up and there is a LOT there. It is best to drink this shake in the morning for breakfast, for a natural long time energy sustainer, or in the evening for dinner to aid in over night assimilation. When using this smoothie as dinner, follow up with a triphala and psyllium husk drink and a tall glass of water. This will further help clean the walls of the colon, which is important to keep clean to maintain maximum nutrient absorbsion.
- 1 scoop Perfect Food (or any other greens/minerlizing or protien powder that you like)
- 1 (frozen) banana
- 1/2 avocado
- 1/2 c. aloe vera juice (inner filet) (be careful wtih this, follow your gut)
- 1 c. cococut juice
- 1/2 c. pineapple juice
- 2 tbs. coconut flakes
- 1 tbs. chia seeds
- 1tbs. bee pollen
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. tumeric
Blend and IN-joy!