Hello, hello, hello gorgeous one! It feels like yonks since we last connected, but it is only just shy of two weeks. How have you been? Did you take some time to celebrate the Summer Solstice? I most certainly did! It was actually one of the best Summer Solstice celebrations I have ever had. Myself and my kids went to Vancouver island to meet up with my sister/hubbie from the UK and my nieces, my son, the mothership, and a myriad of other relatives. We played, explored and laughed so much that week and I made sure that daily I went to the ocean, which was like balm to my soul.
On Solstice we all went to the beach where the wind was strong, the waves were gorgeously tremendous and we created ritual, sent little boats out to sea with our intentions and desires, lit a fire and had an aaammmmmaaaazzzing time. It was stupendous! What I found interesting was I had thought the ocean would be kind of calm and we could set our little intention boats out to sea with a candle and off they would go, lol, mother nature had a different plan. The waves were huge so you had to toss your boat out (like a baseball pitcher). Some she threw back onto the shore in short order and that person changed their intention and voila, off the boat chugged! So it comes to my turn and I whisper to my lovely little boat my desire and intention and tossed her out into the ocean, she was certainly accepted and the funny thing was, so were two other things. I wear 7 amazing crystal bracelets on my right wrist, one for each chakra and when I tossed my boat in off flew the heart chakra and throat chakra bracelet – gone, swallowed by the waves. Urrrr, hmmm, that was interesting and then within about a minute my throat chakra one was tossed back, but not the heart one and holy hannah did that boat chug out to sea!
Coming home was sweet and sour, it was great to be home and back with the dogs, but it was heart wrenching to leave parts of my family and the ocean, that one is so primal for me and courses through my veins. But hey, for the moment I have lots of glorious memories.
Yesterday was Canada Day (here in Canada, go figure) and soon it will be July 4th in the States, so lots of reasons to celebrate, set off fireworks and connect with people and share food (all good things). Also, with the whooshing in of July we see the energy change again and when I first encountered it I felt a huge “Gulp” burble up. If you remember, the energy for May was Re-Aligning Values, June was Discipline and Follow Through, well July is all about Mature Responsibility in Unpredictable Times. As Lena from The Power Path says “It is time. It is time to take a hard look at where we give our power away, blame others, procrastinate what we know needs to be done, avoid responsibility and hope it will all just go away or that someone will do it for us. It is time to take responsibility for our health and well-being, emotional maturity and what we create. It is time to start believing in our own power to change what we can and to adapt to what we can’t. It is also time to face our own addiction to suffering, our insecurities and flawed belief systems that hold us back, and to do something permanent about them as much as we can. It is an explosive time with an aggressive attitude full of triggers that can either be used for tremendous growth, movement, initiation and progress, or it can spiral down into something nasty.” To read more you can find it here.
On top of that energy we are heading into eclipse season. Normally, we have two that encompass two weeks, this time we have three, two solar eclipses and one lunar which encompass a month, so the energy is ripe with coming face to face with all sorts of stuff, as well as creating massive change. Solar eclipses are about external change and lunar are about inward, so I personally am going to buy a pair of big girl panties and have them ready! I’ve also gone and picked up some Labradorite and some Indigo Gabbro (aka Mystical Merlinite), to have for these eclipses, but more on that next week.
When I asked the cards who wanted to come support and guide this week, it was no surprise that the Isis Oracle deck jumped up and down. With all the solar energy that has been buzzing around, she is the perfect deck for this time. I love how part of the introduction says “You are a powerful Soul and you are awakening. Your thoughts, feelings and inner world is changing, and so too is your outer world. You are an Initiate of the Light.” Yum!! What was also lovely to see was that some of the little shells I gathered whilst at the ocean wanted to come play and bring their delicious energy of sea, tides and fluidity to this reading. So in between rain showers I decided to get my toes in the grass and do the reading there.
So with all that being said, I invite you to take a pause, a moment for yourself. Gently start slowing down your breathing and allow your thoughts to just flow across your mind like gorgeous clouds. Breathe in through your nose and sigh the air out through your open mouth. Keep breathing this way and then when you are ready, ask your wise inner knowing to come forth and pick the card or cards that are best suited for you and the path that you are to walk this week.
Did you remember to pick?
Shall we go have a look?
Lady Isis initiates you now into Her special mysteries – the use of sacred intonations. The words that you speak are rapidly gaining power. To benefit from this power rather than be undermined or held back by it, practice thoughtful speech and clear your heart of old “unforgiveness” which can poison your words unintentionally. As your heart grows in purity, you will be able to speak with spiritual authority and what you speak of will come into being more swiftly and obviously. Isis is initiating you as a master healer in Her sacred tradition of Divine Names of Power.
Divine Names of Power are sacred words of strength, magick and power to create healing from a place of compassion and devotion to Love. She honours that which is worthy of protection and uses endless determination, combined with Her skill of speaking words of power, to cause life to thrive and that which is not worthy of cultivation, which would not serve life, to dissipate and decline.
Invoking the power of speech and word for your strength, protection and spiritual growth will work effectively for you. Sometimes thinking and saying “no” is the most powerful word you can say to honour personal choice and create a safe boundary for yourself. Sometimes affirming in thought and speech, “I choose to see the Divine within this person, place or situation” is another way to cut through drama and use the power of word in though and spoken expression, to create powerful healing. Also discern the effect upon you of the company you are keeping energetically and physically. Sometimes the thoughts and words of others – their vibration – can enhance you or leave you feeling depleted or drained. Remember you can use words of power to cleanse any cords or contracts that would lower your vibration into a fearful place, in order to come back to love, to help you stay true to yourself and perhaps even inspire others to think or speak more positively when they are around you.
When you are being spiritually initiated into the mysteries of light, love and power, there are moments of deep challenge. The key is to find the light within the challenge – the learning, growth or wisdom that can be summoned to turn the challenge into an opportunity for healing. Initiation will occur at various stages. Sometimes your entire life will feel like an initiation, at other times specific areas will be flowing easily whilst others re deeply challenging. Please know you are not needlessly suffering. If you can find the light within the struggles, tests or challenges that face you now, you will experience breakthrough healing.
As an Initiate, honour life as a gift and treat any challenge or pressure as a way for you to grow into a brighter and purer light capable of great spiritual service on this planet. That spiritual service includes growing an ability to be able to love freely and beyond limits, to love with courage and faith.
In fact initiation for you now, dear one, is an opening to new levels of power and peace, self-possession and love. There are such sweet fruits waiting for you at the top of the tree you are currently climbing. It may seem as though you are in barren land at times with little hope, nourishment or encouragement, yet your spiritual oasis is not far away! The Lady Isis and the Power of Ra together are helping you grow. Stay focused on the Lady and Her love for you and you shall pass through the desert of the Initiation unharmed and deeply transformed.
HEALING THE DIVINE MASCULINE
The Divine Masculine within men and women is the energy that allows for protection, discernment, healing and a sense of deep safety and holding, even through the most uncomfortable circumstances of life. When the masculine within us is healthy and strong, we have an inner strength to hold ourselves safe through anything. Your Inner Masculine is going through healing right now, growing stronger in His ability to offer you inner protection and stability so that your Inner Feminine can blossom with creative expression.
The Inner Masculine and Inner Feminine need each other. When they are in a good inner relationship with us, we feel like healthy, whole human beings. We are able to live as ourselves in the world in a relatively peaceful, creative and enjoyable way. When there is damage to the Inner Masculine, there is difficulty in standing up for our truths, in knowing what our truths and values are, and in knowing how to protect them without feeling as though we have to fight constantly just to be allowed to be ourselves. We might also feel that unless others see things as we do, we have no power, and then have to fight to dominate others, manipulating them to our point of view.
The Inner Masculine part of us often needs healing so that He can fulfil his Divine Purpose of inner strength, protection and honouring of the Self in all its uniqueness, so that we can live as free, strong individuals that know who they are and are happy to just love and be that person – and allow others to do the same.
Use your inner feminine courage, trust and determination to avoid castrating the Masculine by considering it weak, useless, or unnecessary. For healing to happen for both Masculine and Feminine, we must be prepared to let go of feelings of victimisation, domination, disappointment and dissatisfaction and do the same times challenging inner work of learning to relate to masculine and feminine energy with a completely different approach!
Wow! These are perfect cards as we move into this energy of Mature Responsibility in Unpredictable Times! Thus, if you feel inclined this week, think of something that you have been putting off, procrastinating on if you will, and take some action to either complete it or release it. (Yes you are allowed to do that). Often it is the “things” and “projects” that we put off for whatever reason that use up most of our energy. So ask yourself if you still want to complete whatever it is, and if you still need to and if you don’t – decommit to it. This brings such a whoosh of release and energy back to you it’s quite delicious. Any how delicious lovely, that’s all for now, have a fantabulous week filled with laughter, little action steps and big joy! See you next week.