Glorious Happy Monday to you delicious one! We had a large dump of snow here this last weekend, so everything is garbed in glorious pristine white and looking very fresh and crisp. Which in turn will reflect back the glorious Full Moon that is happening tomorrow (the last supermoon of 2016). This past Sunday we lit the 3rd candle of advent which is Joy. Personally I love the word Joy and try and embody it daily. On the weekend I had a great discussion with a good friend about the meaning of the word – she felt it was exactly the same as happiness – it most certainly isn’t!
To me Happiness is normally a transitory thing and can be brought about by something external and is more focused on the self’s pleasure. Whilst Joy is the fibre of your Soul and your inner self. I love what Danielle LaPorte says about it: – “ Happiness is like rising bubbles – delightful and inevitably fleeting. Joy is the oxygen – ever present.”
So I invite you to come play and reconnect to your Joy. Gently close your eyes down and begin to breathe deeply in through your nose and sigh it out through your mouth. Feel the cares, concerns, disappointments, any need to control fall away like big fat snowflakes drifting past you to land at your feet. Keep breathing in this way and I invite you to see in your mind’s eye that you are on the side of a lovely large mountain, where the snow is deep, the air is crisp and fresh and the trees are ladened with snow. Over your left arm you are carrying a large basket and in your right mitted hand are the strings to your toboggan. You are warm and cosy and your nose is tingly with the cold crisp air. Breathe in, breathe out. As you look down into your basket you see that it is filled with all sorts of edible decorations. There are pine cones covered in fat and seeds, strings of popcorn and cranberries, large nuts on strings, dried fruit wreaths, straw angels, and a myriad of other lovely decorations.
As you make your way further up the mountain, through the snow you see ahead of you a glorious fir tree with her sparkly snow dress on. You park your toboggan in the snowbank and start to decorate her with all your gorgeous decorations. Slowly and reverently you hang, weave and place all your offerings on the tree and when you are finished you step back a few paces to have a look. She is glorious and you feel your heart swell. As you start to walk away you hear a rustle, and then another, a bird call which is soon answered from another tree nearby. As you turn around to see what is happening, you are filled with such Joy and contentment. Squirrels are scrambling up the tree for the nuts you hung, birds are hanging off the large seed stuffed pinecones, a deer is gently nibbling on one of the straw dolls and a large hare is tentatively testing out a dried fruit wreath. All your gorgeous gifts are being received and Joy swells all within you and radiates out around you. Breathe in, breathe out. After watching this wonderful animal celebration for a while, with a large smile on your face, a tender tear in your eye you turn and tuck yourself onto your toboggan and scoot down the mountainside with the snow spraying around you and your laughter pouring out of you. You are alive, you are loved, you are Joy! Breathe in and as you breathe out send a gentle blessing and a thanks. Then when you’re ready slowly open your eyes and come back into your body.
Ready to see what guidance and insight is for you?
BE THE HUNTER, NOT THE HUNTED
Do you feel you are at the beck and call of circumstances, situations and relationships that are outside of your control? Is your attention being called away from what you love – from your passionate focus upon your own journey and creative self-expression? Are you feeling roped into becoming a support, tonic, saviour and heal-all for others?
There is a big difference between healthy supportiveness in a relationship – which includes healthy self-support – and ignoring your own journey out of misplaced guilt, shame, unworthiness or the belief that the needs of others are more important than your own. That is not compromise. That is unhealthy and neglectful of yourself.
You are being asked to see through the assumptions, expectations, tantrums etc that may be put upon you by yourself or others. See through them to the truth! You are capable of seeing the truth, out-smarting old patterns and responding more creatively to craft new and improved relationships. There is a message coming your way and it will be important to you and you are not to paint it as anything more or less than what it is. Sit with you heart. Take your time. Even if there is a deadline for your answer.
You will be able to bend and stretch time so that in your relaxation, you can feel for what your truth is, in the situation at hand and respond appropriately. Mother Nature offers you the wisdom medicine of the owl – the ability to hear what is not spoken and see what is hidden in darkness. Trust what you feel beyond appearances.
SPIRALS OF MANIFESTATION
The creative rebellious path of love moves in spirals. It is not linear. Sometimes our mind decides that the way forward is to take clear steps from one point to the next logical point. However, there is a genius within that can guide us on an alternative route. This can happen through trust and wisdom rather than rigid adherence to what on the surface appears to be logical progression.
You are in the midst of a spiral of manifestation. Something is coming into being, even if you think it is further away than ever before. How amazing it will seem when what you have been dreaming of, falls into place. Suddenly what you have been thinking of creating will plonk into your reality, seemingly out of nowhere – because it was just around the bend, just out of view on the spiral of manifestation and you could not see it coming.
In truth, it was coming to you all along! Sometimes when we feel the furthest away from what we want, we are actually closer than ever before. Just one turn on the spiral loop of creation can see your manifestation taking root in the world. You must hold true to your faith and keep working on your progress. You are a big, brave, ancient soul. You have enough chutzpah to believe it so that you can see it sooner, bigger and brighter! All is unfolding perfectly whether you feel it right now or not. You don’t need the anxiety that comes from rushing towards your destiny. Try not to worry quite so much about the future. You will attract what you want and need so much more enjoyably if you relax and deal with the here and now.
There is a call for more intimacy in your immediate relationships. There is an opening for heart to heart communication that can salvage and restore a broken relationship or friendship, if you are willing to honour your differences and look to what unites you.
We are not here to judge each other, just to love, to be loved, and to let go of those that cannot accept us as we open up to those who can. It may or may not be obvious at first but kindred spirits are going to enter your life to help you connect with your deeper feelings and creativity. They will give wings to your inspirational ideas and big dreams.
Sometimes webs that have joined people together are broken and that is appropriate as people may outgrow what once held them together. Remain open to healing connections and to allow people to be close to your. Trust in the process that draws people in and out of your life. Resist nothing and seek wisdom in all.
Wishing you a glorious Full Moon, warm gingerbread people, cosy soxs and JOY!