Happy glorious Monday! It is so good to be back, I did need the last few weeks to focus on getting us moved and to do some building and renovating – and I am glad I gave myself that time.
It has been super hot here and building in 40C weather has been brutal! There was one day where the sweat was continually pouring down as I am putting in joists and pouring concrete and as I looked around I noticed all my dogs totally flaked out. Is this “The Dog Days of Summer”? Me being me, I went and looked it up – it actually has nothing to do with lethargic dogs, and this is what I found:- “It turns out, the dog days refer to the dog star, Sirius, and its position in the heavens. To the Greeks and Romans, the “dog days” occurred around the day when Sirius appeared to rise just before the sun, in late July. They referred to these days as the hottest time of the year, a period that could bring fever, or even catastrophe!” Thankfully no catastrophe’s here!
Just hot and lots to do!
Okay, let’s get onto the reading. I invite you to take a moment just for you. Stop what you are doing, and start to focus on your breath.
Let’s take a glorious cooling deep breath in by gently closing over the right nostril and breathing through the left. To do this, place your right thumb over your right nostril with your fingers standing up like gorgeous antenna to the Universe. Deep breath in and as you exhale sigh it out through an open mouth. Feel your gorgeous shoulders gently relax. As you keep breathing in this pattern feel your scalp, jaw and cheekbones relax and settle into a glorious space of joy. Take another deep breath and if you are willing see in the centre of your mind a stunning waterfall cascading down over a lip of rock which is covered in lush green ferns and moss, the water then cascades down for metres and crashes down into into a deep cool inviting blue pool of water. Feel the mist that the waterfall sends up, cooling, soothing, very Yin energy – giving and loving. Feel the mist wash over your face and your body, removing anything that is attached to you that is not serving your highest good, anything that is old stuff and needs to be washed away. If you feel comfie with this energy, open your arms wide and receive it, breathing into the cooling, cleansing energy. Stay there for a few moments and let the mist gently nourish and feed you. When you feel ready, take another deep breath in, lower your thumb, thank the waterfall, trust your intuition and yourself to pick the card that wants to work with you this week.
Have you picked? Ready?
SEEING THE TRUE YOU
Sometimes we believe what others tell us we are, as though the self we see reflected back to us through their eyes is truth. You have been putting rather too much faith in the reflections others have of you – to the point that you might not be honouring all that you are and all that you are becoming, because you believe too little of yourself.
You are to begin to develop the art of direct perception. This is the ability to recognise yourself not only in the eyes of others, but from how you feel about yourself, how you experience yourself and how you observe yourself (with compassion and kindness) from within. This is a step towards a radical empowerment that does not require perfection in order for you to recognise you are loveable and have much to offer. It is empowerment based on the acceptance of all that you are.
If you are getting confused about who you are and your motives or actions based on what others are saying or how they are responding to you, step back. In your quest to be a responsible person, you may be unintentionally taking on the feelings of others, making their reflections of you more than they are in truth. More often than not reflections are more about the state of the reflector than what is being reflected. Let those external perceptions go. Can you just acknowledge yourself? Do so and be free!
NEW BIRTH, GUARDED VIGILANTLY
In every creative process, in every birth, in every opening of a new cycle of life, there is a time of vulnerability. This vulnerability is natural and appropriate. It is the foal learning to become steady on its legs Those legs will become remarkably powerful in time, but the process of growth and maturity has to take place, and that requires some wobbly first attempts. It cannot be any other way.
Within you, there is fresh new life emerging like a vibrant green shoot rising up from the earth. This new life is in need of your attention and your care. This could be a new relationship that needs tending with interest and kindness. It could be a new idea that you need to nurture into fullness, because it is going to hold special purpose for your life path. You will not always need to cloak that which is young. Soon enough it will be able to stand up for itself, but for now, your vigilance and care is most certainly required.
Hug your ideas to yourself as though they were a new lover you cannot bear to share with another. In time the world will be the lover receiving the love in your idea. For now, it is for you to love, for you to hold and for you to observe. Keep your sanctuary pure, this may be your room, a sacred place you visit, your own body, into which you retreat in relaxation or meditation. Sometimes you will find that others have taken up residence in your sanctuary. It is time to focus on the purity, light, love and compassion that dwells within you. Everything else will come and go, and that is just fine. But the purity within your sanctuary is eternal. Firmly denounce any intrusion upon the new life by doubt, fear or sabotage.
SHE FEELS, SHE KNOWS
An illumination is erupting from within you as a vision that is bringing what was once obscured into clarity. This is not likely to happen as a blinding, shocking insight, but as more of a softer, gentle knowing. It is like knowing something without understanding exactly when or how you came to know it. This insight will assist you and you are being asked to honour it. You will know which insight it is at the right time. Your heart will tell you.
Something that is far bigger than the immediate situation, issue or moment is of importance – although you will only have a dim sense of that possibility, at best. The situation you find yourself in right now may not be one of joy, but in time you will understand more of the bigger picture. You are being asked to think in terms of long-term happiness. Sometimes this warrants change or even temporary restrictions in the short term. Through the natural process of transformation, great leaps are indeed possible. You simply must be prepared to surrender into the process with absolute trust.
The situations in your current life are particularly geared towards a more significant manifestation that is coming to you, according to your life path and purpose. This is a stage of preparation and of building a foundation that will hold you strong and centred as your creative journey unfolds and your life path becomes ever more brilliant and luminous. So keep plugging away, remain patient but most of all, be hopeful and trust in the light you sense ahead of you, for it is the light that is within you, simply revealed more fully. And all that is happening now, is happening to that end.
Wishing you a glorious week filled with love, light, joy and moments of peace.