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Navigating in the New World

 

As the planet alters, our consciousness is changing. Our vibrations and Earth’s planetary vibrations are rising and merging, according to the studies of Gregg Braden. When we move into self-awareness, the universal connection deepens.

When consciousness quickens, we become more intuitive and sensitive. We can encounter quantum change when aspects of life alter quickly. It’s possible to feel the wave of love and connection—and share it with others. (At this point, the universe responds to our vibrations, and it’s possible to create a quick shift.)

Here are a few tips:

  • We encounter waves of energy when moving through transformation. The higher waves are sometimes called 5-D, and ordinary reality is referred to as 3-D. After a higher realization, we move between lower and higher waves until we learn to align with the higher (better) frequency. It can take time to master a wave of energy, and it requires patience and practice.
  • Meditation helps tremendously because we have brief periods of separation from lower world energies. A meditation practice helps with clearing energies from others and provides distance from repetitive thoughts.
  • As we awaken, our thoughts and emotions have a more profound effect on others. Finding a neutral point of communication (while holding a visualization) can help with relationships. Speak from the heart—not the mind—whenever possible.
  • Boundaries remain an issue in this time of change. Self-discovery leads to realizations about our inner wants and desires, making it necessary to express new desires and/or rearrange aspects of relationships in our life. (It’s helpful to express new “wants” in a positive sense—and over a period of time.)
  • Loving and nurturing the self is part of the lesson. It’s impossible to center and balance with the new waves unless we rest, seek simple pleasures, and take time to relax in the sunlight and watch the moon rise. (Actually, rest and relaxation can amplify spiritual and psychic abilities.)
  • Ultimately, everything is energy. Food, phone conversations, long walks, and exchanges with pets—they are all composed of energy. If we notice when we lose or gain energy, we can understand a great deal more about the universe and the self.
  • Confidence will come and go with the waves of inner growth. We may feel fabulous about our path one week and encounter doubt at another time. These patterns are part of the clearing process. Each time we move through them, we grow.

 

Julia Griffin, Intutiive Healer and Coach

 

Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants, and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and creating alignment with their inner path.

7 Simple Tips for Finding the Inner Self

 

Our higher connection can drop with a small misunderstanding, a long day, or the energy of mass consciousness. Fortunately, it’s easy to raise our vibration by connecting with the inner self. (It only takes a few moments, and the practices become more effective over time.)

  1. A higher version of you–and your higher vision of life–actually exist when you tap into a different frequency. Think of frequencies like radio stations. Tap into the right vibratory rate for by asking for a higher version of yourself and a visual of a higher version of a particular situation and/or aspect of your life.
  2. Take a few moments to remember who you truly are. Remember the good parts of yourself. Think about your talents, how you love others, and what you like about yourself.
  3. Send love (universal love) as pink light to yourself. Imagine a ray of pink light illuminating the space around you. See every particle in the room spins more rapidly in the light. Ask for the presence of your inner self. (Universal love is a higher vibration, and you’re actively pulling it into your field.)
  4. Ask to clear any lower vibrations from other people in your surrounding area as well as your energy field. Imagine the energies dissolving and disappearing. (Sometimes, other people–their feelings and thoughts–are the cause of a lower vibration.)
  5. Concentrating on blessings can bring a positive shift. Notice the goodness in your life. You may want things to change (drastically), but give thanks while you imagine a new and better life. Your emotional state influences manifestation, and everything changes more rapidly when you’re in a positive state.
  6. Focus on the qualities that you like in other people and send pink light to them. The universe loves it when you think about “goodness” and send any form of love.
  7. Nature restores the soul. Take a long walk or sit outside and watch the motion of trees. Think about it feels when you are living in a higher vibration—how life moves differently and how you feel love and light. Sit on the earth and meditate on these images for a few minutes. (It doesn’t matter if it doesn’t work. It will eventually change everything!)

 

Julia Griffin, Intutiive Healer and Coach

 

Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants, and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and creating alignment with their inner path.

Planetary Change: Full Thunder Moon

 

The Thunder Moon appears on Sunday, July 9, and its name reflects the heat of the season, which brings thunder, lightning, and storms. It’s an appropriate name for this moon chart, which is weighted in fire (passion) and water (emotion.) The energies can create steam (fire/water and heat/emotion) or can be used to forge instruments such as a sword, which cut through blocks and obstacles.

The planets emphasize the use of emotions for dreaming and weaving a new way of life. (Many of us feel the quickening of the New Age, but we must put it into form by feeling and dreaming on an intuitive level.) We are creating a new world by moving into the sphere of feeling/intuiting while releasing illusion about the life that we had before “time” changed.

Sun (life) and Mars (action) in Cancer encourages flowing emotion that originates in the heart, and Moon in Capricorn gives the practical power to bring dreams into physical form. This moon phase focuses on planning and gathering strength, which occurs through “right” action, originating within the inner self. (The full moon adds light to the darkness, which can bring illumination and understanding.)

Mercury (communications) sits in Leo, a fire sign, which loves drama and the center stage. Mercury in Leo is also brave and courageous, making it a wonderful time to express our inner truth and/or speak from the heart. In this placement, it quickens communications and heightens passion.

Lovely Venus (love, beauty, feminine) is placed in Gemini, an air sign. It highlights thoughts and feelings about love, beauty, and possessions. Venus trines Jupiter (good fortune) in Libra, bringing clarity of thought about objects of our passion. (Venus in Gemini can bring too much talk, short travels, or lack of focus. It can also give positive communication, activities, and intellectual focus.)

Venus

Mars (action, masculine) sits n Cancer, a water sign. Mars in Cancer can flow into dreams; it can also become emotional and way-laid by old emotional patterns such as manipulation or martyrdom. On the most basic level, Mars in Cancer offers the opportunity to flow through patterns and find renewal through responses rather than reaction.

Jupiter in Libra continues to bring balance and beauty to a challenging chart. It finds good fortune through clarity and harmonious thoughts. It focuses on beauty through its harmonious trine with Venus, and its square (tension) with Mars, indicates a preference for higher thought—as opposed to emotional reactions.

Saturn (time, past, karma) remains in Sagittarius, providing a continued focus on spiritual practices and dedication. Saturn squares (tension) Neptune (illusion, idealism), indicating the importance of surrendering the idealism and illusion of the past when weaving a new dreamscape for life in the bold New Age. A trine between Saturn and Uranus encourages the emergence a new world, based on blending the mistakes the old and the perception of the new ages.

Sun and Mars in Cancer trine (harmonious) Neptune in Scorpio. The combination of Sun (life) and Mars (action) trine Neptune can lead to beautiful dreams for the manifestation of a new life. Three planets in water can move our emotions in a lovely, tranquil way—and Neptune retrograde awakens our psychic abilities.

Sun and Mars are opposite Pluto (underworld, transformation), which brings the darkness in our personal lives to the surface. Fortunately, we are developing powerful tools such as universal love, meditation, and knowledge of the inner self—which bring substantial light along with the added gifts of imagination and intuition.

 

 

 

Julia Griffin, Intutiive Healer and Coach

Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants, and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and creating alignment with their inner path.

Finding Stillness

 

Meditation brings a point of connection with the universe—the divine stillness. Everything ceases its motion in the exchange between our human self and soul. Beauty pours into our awareness. Physical sensations calm, and emotions become joyful as thought ceases. The illusion ends temporarily along with the sensation of cascading from one task to another. Light fills our countenance, altering and smoothing our vibrations and moods.

The stillness refers to an illuminated state, the search for light and a response from the universe. With practice, the energetic exchange can come on a daily basis—giving insight and inspiration to our daily lives. In the stillness, the heart speaks with soft voice. It provides gentle guidance, which often feels like positive preferences or inclinations to move through life more softly (a slower pace.) From this point, emotions and thoughts become quiet. Intuition grows like the soft light of dawn, illuminating the passage of our spiritual quest.

Often, we can feel the answers within us—even if we lack the knowledge of “how” to find the way. By meditating on the feeling of the calm (and unknown) answer, we find our way. We learn to substitute calm for agitation and how to push away negative thoughts and emotions until we find our true understanding about them. The stillness usually gives a feeling before it brings an answer. By meditating on the feeling, we essentially ask for more knowledge about the answers.

The same is true with gifts. We find our gifts by taking one step at a time toward the illumination of the true self and following our passion instead of pushing it away. There is also a quality of trust. It’s important to trust the information received in meditation and to believe in our power to bring it to fruition.

Life involves a dance between the True Self and the Not Self (the part of us that lives life in a way that we don’t like.) Meditation on the still point leads us into discovering our true feelings and preferences so we can take proper action. It also reveals the peaceful, joyful feelings of the true self, which are always present if we stay with our work—even when it takes longer than we would like.

Tips:

1)      It’s helpful to recall the state of connection before meditating.

2)      When emotions are wild or discordant, acknowledge it. Imagine pink or light blue light pouring into your emotions and the perception of your problem. Focus on how you feel when life goes well.

3)      Trust your ability to tap into the stillness and find answers.

4)      Observe when the mind chatters or focuses on problems. Problems often change when we admit our real feelings and involvement.

5)      Believe in your power to commit to change.

6)      Imagine your life moving in a peaceful flow.

7)      It’s a process. It doesn’t happen overnight. Energy vacillates. You will experience highs and lows. It’s part of the human condition. Send love to lows and give gratitude for breakthroughs.

 

Julia Griffin, Intutiive Healer and Coach

 

 

 

 

Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants, and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and creating alignment with their inner path.

 

 

Half-moon Forecast: Challenges and Insights

 

 

The half-moon appears on Friday, June 30, and it marks the turning point in the moon’s cycle. It’s the time between new beginnings and the fruition of dreams when heart-felt visualization can shape life into a new form.

The Sun sits in Cancer, a water sign ruling emotions, the Mother, the sea, and the moon. The sign of Cancer prefers soft emotions and home like the gentle motion of a calm sea, but Sun in Cancer forms an opposition to Pluto, the sign of the underworld, power, and transformation.

The placement elicits a combination of agitation and achievement (Pluto) and pleasant days spent in relaxation and peace. Oppositions cause an interplay between two, different states of being, and we’ll experience both states over the next two weeks. (Astrology tends to provide a balance, and the Sun also trines Neptune (mysticism, illusion). It’s a gift that brings beautiful dreams and spiritual insights to counter the Plutonian aspect.)

Moon in Libra brings a desire for balance and harmony. It trines (harmonious) Venus (love, material possessions), which heightens our impressions of beauty, love, and nature. The moon also conjuncts Jupiter (expansion, beneficial energy), indicating expansion and good fortune can come from pursuing interests in this area of life.

Mercury (communication) is placed in Cancer. When placed in water, our communications—including internet, telephone, and electronics—may respond in accordance with our emotional states. It’s important to see effective communication before pushing the send button or making an important phone call. (We may also feel more emotional than usual, particularly when responding to others.)

Venus sits in Taurus, an earth sign that prefers beauty and the natural world. Venus trines (harmonious) Pluto, intensifying our emotions, particularly in the area of love and relationships. It also bestows the marvelous quality of increased perception in the area of relationships—and insight into establishing their worth.

Mars (assertion, action) is placed in Cancer, which can cause difficulty with assertiveness and action. It amplifies strong emotion that can feel overwhelming and slows  movement toward goals and personal realization. (Positive visualization can help.)

Jupiter (good fortune) in Libra is squared (tension) by Sun, Mercury, and Mars (life, communication, and action) in Cancer. The aspects indicate the importance of moving through emotion with a clear, focused mind and consistent action to reach expansion of dreams and goals.

With the outer planets, Saturn (karma) is relatively quiet, and it forms a trine with Uranus, giving the ability to translate the past into a new form.  Sun, Mercury, and Mars trine Neptune (illusion, dreams), and this expands our imagination’s ability to dream of beautiful aspects of life.

Pluto (underworld, transformation) sits in opposition to Sun, Mercury, and Mars. It is squared (tension) by Jupiter (good fortune) and Uranus (spiritual change.) Pluto represents our personal issues, darkness in the outer world, and change through transformation.

This type of transformation is difficult. It involves exchanging the aspects of the personality for qualities of the soul—and spiritual change. But we gain incredible knowledge from the inner self, which is infinite and loving. It’s a difficult but beautiful part of the transition into the New Age.

Julia Griffin, Intutiive Healer and Coach

 

Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and alignment with their inner path.

 

Full Strawberry Moon, Jupiter Direct

The strawberry full moon appears on the morning of Friday, June 9. It is the smallest, most distant moon of the year. As a result, we’ll experience less of the “moon” surge, experienced around the full and new moon. (The term, strawberry, refers to the ripening of fruit, a sweet, fertile time of the year.)
The Full Moon increases the flow of energy throughout the elements. It often brings answers and aspects of life such as dreams to fruition. On an earth level, seeds often germinate on the full moon.
The chart is weighted with fire. Many planets in fire can awaken creativity, passion, and spiritual desires; it may also cause short tempers and overreaction. There are many beneficial energies in the chart such as Venus (love) properly placed in Taurus and Jupiter, planet of good fortune, moving direct. (Of course, there are also challenges, a constant in the New Age.)
Sun (outer life) sits in Gemini, the air sign of the twins, and Moon (inner self, emotions) is in Sagittarius, a fire sign, depicted by the archer. Air and fire rule thought and passion, so it’s a wonderful time to focus on directives, originating within the inner self, and flowing into the realization of dreams.
Sun trines Jupiter (good fortune), adding to the motion of good luck. The Sun also sits opposite Saturn (time, karma), which means feeling our karma and the passage of time. Sun squares (tension) Neptune, illuminating the need to see through illusion–and push through into a new, more realistic future. (We may feel alternately light/heavy and happy/sad with the Jupiter/Saturn influence.)
The Moon conjuncts (close to) Saturn, meaning we could experience “emotional” karma and heaviness about life. Fortunately, we always have a choice with placement of emotions and can choose a strong reaction or a calm, aligned response. Moon also squares Neptune, increasing the possibility of seeing through emotional illusion. On the bright side, Moon trines Uranus (quantum field, sudden change), which is beneficial as it can bring brilliant thoughts and feelings to create higher vibrations and connection.
Mercury (mind, communications) sits in Gemini, an air sign. It trines Jupiter, conferring rapid comprehension of ideas, enhancing creativity, and spontaneity. It’s definitely an aspect that features “happy” thoughts, and the process can lead to good luck (Jupiter direct.)
Along the same positive lines, Venus (love, beauty, material possessions) is placed in Taurus, an earth sign that amplifies the more beautiful qualities of the planet. Additionally, Venus sextiles Mars (male energy), making a good balance between male and female energies. The planet also trines Saturn (time, structure, karma), conveying good judgement and structure.
Mars (male energy) is a bit difficult as it is placed in Cancer, a water sign. Mars in Cancer tends to act out emotionally with exaggerated irritation over small matters. It squares (tension) Jupiter and opposes Saturn. It’s far from perfect, but there are many other aspects in the chart to balance it. (Watch emotions and give the benefit of the doubt to the other person.)
Jupiter in Libra is wonderfully direct, which should help with the motion of projects. It also gives a beneficial feeling about the flow of life, which is much needed. We’ll feel more optimism in the days to come.  Saturn trines Uranus, giving the ability to mix the old and new together in a new design. Saturn and Uranus both trine (harmonious) the North Node in Leo. Together, these aspects give a powerful thrust for moving in the direction of the aspirations of our soul.

Julia Griffin, Intutiive Healer and Coach

 

Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and alignment with their inner path.

 

Slowing Our Pace and Focusing on Light

Image by Josephine Walls

Aspects of the “weather” appear as beautiful as the shades of summer with a Grand Trine (very harmonious) between Moon, Mercury, and Pluto—all placed in earth, providing needed grounding in a time of change. However, we also have tension caused by squares, which can make life feel erratic. (It’s helpful to choose a slower pace—and call on our inner resources without exhausting our reserves!) In this chart, the elements of fire, earth, water, and air are balanced, which is helpful!

Sun (life) is placed in Gemini, the sign of the twins, meaning moods and thoughts may alter quickly between light and dark. Gemini is an air sign with a fierce intellect that moves rapidly through skilled conversations and communications. It’s also good for short journeys, the perfect opening for summer vacations. (The symbol of twins represents duality, but we find wholeness centered in the heart–or within the inner self.)

Moon (inner self, emotions) sits in Virgo, stirring our need for order, perfectionism, and mysticism. Moon squares Mars (overall energy, assertion), which may create confusion between action and emotions, and Moon squares Saturn (time, karma), meaning our emotions and lessons are somewhat out of sync. Moon also trines (harmonious) Mercury (communications), and this aspect gives a bit of order to the flow of thoughts.

Mercury is placed in Taurus, a slow sign for the functioning of the mind. It can bring focus to finances, the earth, or nature, but it also brings hesitation and pauses when we’d prefer focus to walks outdoors. The placement is good for the body—and creating a good physical routine. (Mercury trines Pluto, which is helpful in discerning mysteries or putting bigger pieces of the puzzle together.)

Venus (feminine, love, art) is currently in Aries, a fire sign. It can exhibit stubbornness, passion, and a tendency to leap ahead in this position. Venus aspects almost every planet in this chart, indicating a need to consider what we want to experience in love and through love. Venus also trines (harmonious) Saturn (karma, time), indicating the possibility of learning from our past and creating a new path within the sphere of relationships in life.

Mars (masculine, assertion, overall energy) remains in Gemini, an air sign. Mars is all about direction, force, and passion. It has difficulty moving in a single direction when placed in air. (Air is everywhere, and Mars wants a directed passion.) It can cause tension between desires and responsibility—or a tendency to move between compulsive action and inertia.

Jupiter is in Libra, an air sign that continues to draw our imagination and thoughts to balance and beauty. For example, we utilize Jupiter’s energy when we see the world as better place or visualize harmony in the place of violence. It’s a beautiful placement, which helps us along through the bumpy stages of the New Age.

Neptune is aspected by the Sun and Moon. The Sun squares (tension) Neptune, and Moon (emotions) is opposite Neptune. This placement can make it difficult to discern between illusion and reality. It’s important to take to meditate before taking action or speaking our thoughts.

Venus, Jupiter, and Uranus square Pluto, enlarging the Uranus/Pluto square. Within this chart, they come together as an eccentric mix of energy, which can create distractions and small, upsetting events. (We’ve dealt with this since 2012.) Moon and Mercury trine Pluto, and these aspects soften the effect.

All in all, there are many nice aspects, including increased grounding with earth, communicating well with others, and movement on our path in the area of love. Of course, challenges remain, but it’s part of the New Age, and we’re becoming more adept as we move through the changes on the wings of time.

 

 

 

Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and alignment with their inner path.

 

 

7 Thoughts to Experience More of the Soul

 

Higher thought engages the inner self. Self-observation moves us out of the inner dialog. Reflecting on the heart invokes a state of love. Seeing life differently can bring freedom, insight, and alter the direction of the energies around us.

  1. When experiencing thoughts or feelings of a lower nature, it’s helpful to ask if they come from your self. If not, ask if they come from others or mass consciousness at large. As your intuitive gifts grow, you pick up more from others. In either case, it’s helpful to focus on light and ask your inner self for the right visual of the situation. (Notice the day and time to see if it is repetitive.)
  2. Emotions are not always real. The highest emotions are aligned with love and the inner self. Lower emotions such as pain, anger, or depression may relate to events or cyclical patterns in life. (It’s helpful to pull into the heart space where emotions are smooth and peaceful.)
  3. Focus on your innate ability to alter events in your life. Imagine your life expanding with new events and feeling a new sense of happiness. How do you feel when you are connected? Repeat the question like a mantra. Notice how answers appear in this state
  4. Think about your connection with everyone else in the light. At any given moment, many other people are meditating, feeling their heart space, or thinking good thoughts. You can connect with them and increase the light.
  5. Increased light changes everything. It’s how you raise your vibration, see new realities, become more powerful, and alter the flow of energy in the world. If you focus on the presence of light, it appears through other people, messages, nature, and other people. It animates life. (A higher frequency causes particles to vibrate in a different way. Alignment with a higher frequency often breaks the laws of the physical world and causes physical matter to regroup in amazing ways. (People change their behavior. Opportunities come. Doors open. Life changes in an incredible way.)
  6. Your inner self leads you into answers. They may come as an alteration of how you see life, a softer response in place of anger (or a stronger boundary if you tend to be too nice), or an entirely different mindscape. The inner self may bring the feeling of calm, the right intuition for the next action, or simply peace. The process of alignment with these small, inner answers brings big changes over time. They change the direction of your thoughts, leading you into greater consciousness.
  7. Trust the universe and embrace the mystery. When life alters, it moves up and down. But it also responds to higher thoughts, emotions, and dreams—if we stay consistent in our practice of meditation. (The universe often works things out in an unexpected manner, which can beautifully exceed our expectations.)

 

Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants, and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and creating alignment with their inner path.