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Finding Stillness in the Inner Self

 

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 a 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 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, 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.

If you would like to seek additional spiritual change and insight into your life, please contact me for information about an intuitive session.

5 Exercises for Positive Change and Increased Awareness

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You can improve your life in a few days or weeks by repeating 1 or more of the exercises on a daily basis. As your emotions and thoughts alter, your life will change and move into a higher frequency.

True spiritual work is a short cut. The higher vibrations are more powerful than those encountered in daily life, and they have the potential to cut through karma (accumulated negativity and blocks) quickly. When you’re open to spiritual energy and free of old patterns, you have the freedom to create a better, happier life.

Here are the exercises. Feel free to edit and improvise.

  1. Focus on 4 or 5 happy memories. It’s best to choose memories that are associated with a time when you were in the flow of life and experiencing a sense of strong connection. Focus on each of the memories for about 30-60 seconds. After several practice periods, the happy feeling should stay with you for an hour or more. (This exercise is a personal favorite.)
  2. Think about what you like about yourself. Look at your accomplishments. Notice what you like about your body. Note your good qualities that you share with your friends, loved ones, and the world. Notice your light.
  3. Open your heart. Imagine a huge ray of beautiful pink light moving into your heart chakra. Feel your heart expand and accept the universal love. Contemplate the beauty of a boundless love and light that wants to support you and help you in life.
  4. Send light to your problems. Feel them fade away in the light. Notice the difference in how you feel about life. (You may feel more courage, ease, or calm.) Imagine a future version of yourself with the problem resolved.
  5. Become more aware of yourself. Focus your consciousness on your hands and feet while performing routine tasks. Feel your physical body. Become very present. Notice how awareness of the present moment and the physical world expands your consciousness and brings you into awakening.

 

 

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.

If you would like to seek additional spiritual change and insight into your life, please contact me for information about an intuitive session.

Summer Solstice

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A Midsummer’s Night Dream recalls the magic of the longest day of the year when fairies interact with mortals, and the earth lies green and fertile. This year’s solstice chart offers a different magic that comes from expansion into the inner self – if we overcome a few challenges, which is a perpetual theme in these days of change.

A Grand Trine, which accelerates our power to bring dreams into form, is found between Mercury (thought), Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) and Neptune (mysticism, illusion). Grand Trines bring harmonious energies through expression of positive emotion. When we guide our thoughts to elicit aligned emotions, they can be amplified into physical form. There is also a dreaminess in this geometric aspect– an element of mystery and beauty through the involvement of Neptune, which rules the seas of emotion, collective consciousness, and the mystical essence of beauty and art.

The Grand Trine gives a space to pull into the inner self and connect to the Divine when traveling through the pressure of the Grand Square, which causes tension between Venus (love, relationships), Mars (action, male), Jupiter (good fortune), and Uranus (sudden change, awakening). Squares also give insights about the repetitive nature of reaction and personal tendencies when feeling pressure and tension. Through observation and awareness, we can break through patterns and find freedom and strength. (It’s not just about creating – it’s also about releasing our limitations.)

Sun (self, life) is on the last degree of Gemini, an air sign ruling the mind, short journeys, and siblings. At this pivotal point, it is a few hours from stationing in Cancer, a water sign ruling fertility, the home, and the feminine in the role of the mother. Sun opposes Saturn (karma, limitation), suggesting the need to build self-confidence, overcome obstacles, and commit to inner/outer work.

Moon (emotions) is in Libra, an air sign ruling beauty, harmony, and justice. The most exquisite flowers come from seeds planted on a Libra moon. This placement sets the tone of emotion for the overall chart, and Libra can convey a feeling of balance and objectivity.  Moon sextiles Venus (love, relationships), increasing our ability to experience positive emotions in relationships. Moon trines (harmonious) Mars (male, action), and this aspect expands the potential of combining the right emotions with physical action. (We can flow into right action when emotionally aligned.)

Moon squares Mercury (communications), which can affect the emotional content of words and other communications—and cause tension when attempting to clearly speak and relate to others. Moon squares Saturn (karma, limitation), bringing personal, emotional limitations about relationships to the surface. Moon square Pluto (subconscious, transformation) intensifies emotions and need for control. (Keep in mind that control is ego-based; surrender leads to universal energies.)

Mercury (mind, communications) is in Cancer, a water sign, and there is a tendency for thoughts to evoke stronger emotions than usual. The mind is a tool for focusing attention, and the placement can be used as a means of focus on moments and memories, which hold harmony, happiness, and the realization of the inner self.  (When we think about these moments, our physical chemistry changes to reflect the harmony and create more of it in life.) This type of reflection can create harmony and expansion in life because of Mercury’s trine with Jupiter (expansion, growth) and Neptune (mysticism, illusion.)

Grand Square

Venus (love, relationships) in Leo is all about passion and the desire to feel red “hot” in areas of life that correspond with the heart. Venus is part of the Grand Square, and it is opposition (conflicting feelings) Mars (male, action); Venus squares Uranus (sudden change, awakening) and Pluto (subconscious, transformation). Venus opposite Mars makes for uneven transactions between the male and female parts of the self.  Venus square Jupiter brings a lack of focus for work. Venus squares Uranus, it tends to blur the lines between good/bad in relationships. Strong but inaccurate perceptions can lead to sudden changes.

Despite the tense aspects, Venus is love, and part of spiritual growth involves growing past temporary difficulties and uneven perceptions. There is always a bigger, universal perception although it may involve boundaries, speaking the truth, or changing ourselves—and we grow tremendously when we slip into big love.

Mars (male, action) sits in Aquarius, an air sign ruling thought and group connection/consciousness. Mars squares Jupiter (good fortune), and it can give courage and determination. It can also feel a bit obsessive and impulsive when taking action. Mars squares Uranus (sudden change, awakening), which causes erratic bursts of energy with a lack of thought about the outcome. (Sit with ideas and urges before taking action.)

Jupiter and Saturn

Jupiter trines Uranus (sudden change, awakening), adding optimism, kindness, and a desire for spiritual pursuits to the mix of energies. Saturn (limitation, karma) trines Uranus (sudden change, awakening), expanding our ability to combine the new and old worlds within ourselves and group consciousness.

Planets in Retrograde

Neptune is now retrograde, which can act as a big plus for empaths and psychics. Neptune rules collective consciousness, the shared sea of emotional energy in which we swim together. When Neptune is indirect, we receive less collective information and instantly use our internal filter more effectively. The retrograde position can be helpful in seeing reality more clearly.

Jupiter (good fortune), Saturn (karma, limitation), Neptune (mysticism, illusion), and Pluto (subconscious, transformation) are currently retrograde. For this reason, we won’t feel the strong pull of the outer planets as strongly as usual.

Notes:

  • The Grand Trine offers energy similar to opening a window and breathing the fresh air of spring. It is invigorating, hopeful, and offers the space to tune into higher vibrations – and to shape them into a wonderful, physical form. (As always, this requires work.) The Trine works with the concept of using the right thoughts to connect with images of expansion and abundance and pull them into physical form.
  • The Grand Square affects love (Venus), action (Mars), Jupiter (good fortune), and Uranus (sudden change, awakening). A Grand Square does cause stress; the object is to transcend it by finding the inner self and moving into a higher space of consciousness.
  • Many aspects are found with the Moon, the source of emotion and movement within the self. Oscillation is part of mastery. Observe whenever possible.
  • Solstices can be a door into the quantum field of consciousness where we find new answers, increase our light, and gain new perceptions about ourselves and the world.

 

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.

If you would like to seek additional spiritual change and insight into your life, please contact me for information about an intuitive session.

Creating a Beautiful Weekend Meditation

 

Creating a beautiful weekend is as easy as connecting with your inner self and focusing on positive imagery. Find your inner flow and experience it through sweet moments of clear presence.

It may take more than one time of listening–and even practice–but it does work.

Enjoy the gift.

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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.

If you would like to seek additional spiritual change and insight into your life, please contact me for information about an intuitive session.

 

10 Reasons to Manifest More!

 

Manifestation means consciously creating our life with an intention, visualization, and an accompanying feeling. The intention is the desire, which comes from the inner self. A visualization is composed of a crystal clear image, accompanied by a feeling representing the sensation of connection.

The sensation of connection is described as peace, love, fulfillment, or grace. Everyone has different words for it, but it is also the feeling of the heart—the opening of space to experience the universe, the One and All.

  1. It’s important because manifestation teaches how we hear, see, and feel our soul. It teaches differentiation between everyday life and the spiritual world. It gives hope, grace, and an amazing energy, which can be shared with others and the world.
  2. Love is the fabric of manifestation. If we create with the inner self, we must move into love by guiding it into form. (We exchange the old, erratic energy of negative creations for love when creating positive manifestations.)
  3. We become more conscious when we actively create. We are already creating subconsciously, but our tendency is repetition—and not always in a happy way. Positive visualizations and the development of a happier feeling actually raises our frequency. Life flows more smoothly from with a positive frequency.
  4. Awareness of our current process of creating soars when we hold positive images. Awareness is part of higher consciousness. When we are aware of how it feels to move out of higher consciousness, we can alter it. We begin to understand it’s not just life or other people. (Sometimes, it is other people and mass consciousness. But we can do something about it!)
  5. Successful manifestation comes from an universal connection. Positive manifestation comes from the inner self and source. It brings feelings of love, grace, and generosity. It moves us into a place of peace.
  6. We learn to trust and believe when we see our dreams and desires in material form. It’s easy to trust and believe when we see a manifestation in physical form. Also, there is that amazing rush of love!
  7. The beauty of the experience is a catalyst for creating good in the world. When we overcome fear, step into our heart felt desires, and see and feel the result of manifestation, we want it for everyone.
  8. Our awareness of universal laws is heightened. When we act on hunches, intuitions, and signs, we become more open to universal motion. We seek more experience and understanding.
  9. The universe opens us to new people, experiences, and heightened awareness. We feel, see, and sense more. We also sense more of the invisible world. The universe leads us into new situations and understanding.
  10. We understand that answers come from the inner self and the universe. This calm connection leads to self-realization and enlightenment. It also shifts the outcome in the material world.

More Details

Manifestation begins with the desire to create a better life—and believing the universe wants to create it with us.

Stay with the thought of happy fulfillment along with a feeling of peace and love. It can take time to work through patterns and realistically envision the desired life. It’s a process, requiring patience and devotion.

It’s important to know the universe is powerful. As the connection grows stronger, the manifestation takes form—and life changes by moving into a higher frequency. We gain in light and love.

  • Begin with a 5-10 minute daily practice.
  • See the desired visualization several times each for a minute or two.
  • Focus on the feeling of relief, peace, and fulfillment after the manifestation is achieved.
  • Know periods of oscillation (up and down) occur. It’s natural.
  • Reflect on the universe and the power of connection.

 

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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.

More About Manifestation

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Manifestation is becoming increasingly important as a way of altering the flow of life.. As we become more intuitive, it can change small outcomes as well as the vibrations of others around us. On a higher level, it can connect us to our heart’s desires and act as an aid in our personal evolution–and perhaps the world.

Active manifestation involves alignment with higher energies and the inner self. Positive shifts in the environment and/or our personal world come from a change in consciousness, a state of heightened awareness. Initially, work may begin through awareness of discomfort and/or negative emotion, but the situation often changes by altering perception.
Here are a few tips:
1) It begins with awareness, the placement of consciousness, and a strong desire. A strong desire comes from the heart; it is beneficial and promotes positive change.
2) Meditation is one of the most effective tools with manifestation. It opens the heart and calls in higher consciousness. However, focusing a desire intently works, particularly when accompanied by positive emotion.  Your heart’s desire is created by you and the Universe. The Universe is aware of  your true heartfelt desire and will help if you ask.
3) You must create an energy mass that is equivalent to your desire. This statement can be simplified by saying that your heart’s desire has a certain amount of mass that is weighed in energy. When you meditate, change your thoughts, emotions and take an action toward its manifestation, you are accumulating energy, which is needed for anything to materialize in physical form.
4) Every physical object holds a specific vibration. You pull in the vibration of the object (even money) by visualizing and feeling its density, size, shape, color and the interaction between you and its physical form.  Imagine living in the image of the desired reality. Energy or attention creates “more” of the object of your focus. If you focus on lack of love, prosperity or joy in your life, then you naturally create more of an undesirable state. The same is true with positive reflections. When you speak about a happy/unhappy state of mind, you create a vibration through the voice — a sound or frequency that reinforces the appearance of a desirable or undesirable state.
5) It’s important to know you are worthy. You’re a beloved of the universe, who deserves a wonderful life. As you move into this knowledge and practice manifestation actively, you’ll become more intuitive and gain awareness of how to shift your consciousness to create more harmony for yourself and the world.

 

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.

If you would like to seek additional spiritual change and insight into your life, please contact me for information about an intuitive session.

 

7 Ways to Increase Your Inner Power

 

These are simple steps, which work well with practice. Practicing on a daily basis is the best way of finding inner power, but you can jump in with any of these exercises.

1) Believe in your power to connect with the infinite “good”, which is sometimes known as the akashic field. It is larger than you, holds the answers, and can connect you into a wonderful place. It’s linked with your inner power to change your life. (Changes do not always come as you wish, but they do always create a better life for you.)

2) Recall times of connection when life flowed into place, and you felt a marvelous energy lifting you above your “normal” experiences. When you are in this place, you locate new answers, people react differently, and the process of life takes on new meaning. There is a sensation of fulfillment. (You don’t have to find it “now.” Simply meditating on the feeling can bring in a change.)

3) Meditate outdoors. Nature feels the connection and amplifies it because she is in harmony with the divine. It’s particularly beautiful when the trees and wind move with your breath. It brings a lovely, peaceful feeling.

4) Visualize what you want to experience as opposed to what you don’t want. It’s human nature to focus on the negative which only creates more of the undesirable. It’s fun to think of yourself as a superman/woman with the power to shift the direction of life from negative to positive.  It’s possible to alter your life through visualization–and to bring your dreams into physical form.

You can also focus on the feeling of your soul (happiness, joy, comfort) and project this into the present and the future. Your soul knows what you should experience and feel. Besides, few things feel better than this.

5) Change your thoughts and emotions. Every problem is surrounded by repetitive and negative thoughts. (It’s easy to know when you’re experiencing them because your energy level changes.) Repetitive thoughts are accompanied by reactions. It’s important to create a new response. You can speak from your heart, ask what you can learn from the situation, or ask the universe to help you see it differently.

6) See the beauty in life. Take time to slow down, connect with yourself, and focus on finding the beauty and rhythm of life. When you become aware that life moves with a specific rhythm, which can be energizing, you align with the universe. When you align with the universe, the current experience of life will unfold and expand.

7) The last step is a bit different. All of these exercises alter your frequency to a higher place, but you can also become totally present. You can put your awareness in your body, observe your thoughts and feelings, and give thanks for the human experience.

Everything on earth passes through cycles. We feel highs and lows as well as positives and negatives. When we accept this as the human experience, it often fades away. It’s also helpful to learn when your lower emotions and thoughts pass through your consciousness. When you understand the catalyst, the length of time, and cycle, patterns change more quickly and take on a new, higher form.

 

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.

If you would like to seek additional spiritual change and insight into your life, please contact me for information about an intuitive session.

New Moon Forecast

 

The New Moon falls on Sunday, April 15.  It’s the beginning point of a new cycle as light returns to life through the waxing of the moon, and it’s also when Mercury moves direct. Every chart has a specific focus on elements (fire, air, water, or earth) as well as specific planets. This chart brings some lovely elements. Of course, it also contains challenges. (All charts do.)

The New Moon chart places our attention on the elements of fire, water, and earth. There are no planets in air, which is needed for clarity of thought. Fire ignites passion, and it stirs dreams. Sun (outer self), Moon (inner self), Mercury (communication), and Uranus (awakening) are placed in Aries, urging action based on desires and dreams.

Earth is the substance for cultivating the seeds of our desire and makes them take shape in material form. Its speed is slower than fire; it likes patience, diligence, and sensuality. Venus rules Taurus—earthly beauty—urging us to put our dreams into form. Mars (action, male), Saturn (karma, structure), and Pluto (subconscious, transformation) are placed in Capricorn, ruling status, structure, and foundation in the material world.

Water is emotion, and spiritual mastery relates to emotion. By clearing emotional patterns, we find space for connection and insight. Jupiter (growth, expansion) in Scorpio insists on clearing emotions and seeing beyond the surface before moving forward into greater awakening. Neptune and Chiron in Pisces continue to emphasize the need to release emotional patterns based on our past experiences and beliefs.  (Emotional clearing takes work, but it clears the heart space—and brings freedom from limitation.)

There is a strong focus on identifying dreams and inner passion from Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Uranus, which are placed in Aries. Fire can also ignite our spiritual nature and align us with the inner quest. In this chart, fire is partially blocked by squares with Pluto, which indicates the need to identify elements in the subconscious that keep us from embracing the next sphere of higher consciousness.

Sun and Moon square Mars in Capricorn, creating tension between the desire for action and the actual physical experience in the material world. Sun, Moon, and Uranus are conjunct in Aries, increasing the desire to take strong, immediate action. In other words, we will want to act and change our reality, but grounding and practicality are desirable, too. (It’s important to have a practical plan, which can expand in the future—not in the moment.)

Venus (feminine, love) in Taurus trines Mars (male, assertion), making harmony between the 2 sides of the self—and the sexes. Venus also trines Pluto, aiding in the quest to understand the self and make harmony between the planets. Venus opposes Jupiter, indicating soul searching is necessary before moving into physical harmony and beauty.

Mars conjuncts (close to) Saturn (limitation) and Pluto (subconscious, transmutation), which can elicit negative emotion or right action, depending on personal choice and inner alignment. These aspects can cause the desire to act on old wounds and emotions—or ignite the ability to move to higher point of consciousness. (If the world feels heavy or difficult at the moment, this is part of the reason. But it will pass.)

Beliefs, placement of consciousness, and memories can often block the desired objective or dream, and Pluto asks us to flow down the dark river of time and discover the truth. (If we believe a particular event occurs when reaching for an accomplishment, it will repeat until we alter our inner landscape—which only occurs through deep soul work.)

Jupiter trines Neptune (illusion, mysticism) and sextiles Pluto (subconscious, transmutation). Jupiter is the planet of expansion and good fortune; it knows how to align us with our inner dreams and goals. In its trine with Neptune, Jupiter lends optimism, a connection with the good in the world. With the sextile, it softens the heaviness of many planets that pull in energies from the depths of the underworld.

The New Moon offers the choice of continuing old cycles through emphasis of the pain of the past—or recognizing it as a possible source of soul growth. (Treasure is always hidden in the darkness in soul work.) If we transmute old patterns of self into a higher form, we’ll choose the right actions and find a lighter, more beautiful path.

 

 

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.

If you would like to seek additional spiritual change and insight into your life, please contact me for information about an intuitive session.