Archive for connection – Page 2

Summer Solstice

Image by Phillipe Fernadez

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.

New Moon Forecast: Air and Duality

 

The New Moon appears on Wednesday, June 13 at 3:43 pm.  The energy feels particularly still and “void” because it is a Super New Moon. (Of course, the sky is completely dark.)  The chart asks us to rise above the rapidly changing currents of mind/emotion and align with the higher self whenever possible.

An emphasis on duality is found throughout the chart, and duality is resolved within the inner self. Sun and Moon are in the air sign of Gemini, symbolized by the twins, and ruling the mind and all forms of communication.  Air can refer to the lower or higher mind, and twins are a symbol of duality—representing the interplay of light and darkness. The element of air can also represent the quantum field, the instantaneous transfer of information from the cosmos into the personal mind that creates a gestalt moment of realization.

Sun (life), Moon (emotions), and Mercury (mind) are conjunct or closely placed, heightening the stimulation of our mental processes. The conjunctions act as a catalyst for the mind, increasing our propensity to fire rapid thoughts. Discernment is the key to differentiate between meaningless and meaningful thoughts.  (Influences such as emotions, sensations, the energy fields of others, and the overall global frequency affect our thoughts.)

Sun and Moon square (tension) Neptune (mysticism, illusion), which can cause difficulty in separating fact and fiction–particularly with thoughts and feelings. When Neptune (water) squares a planet, it can feel like driving through fog. We can only see a few feet ahead, but we can “feel” our way home on an intuitive level. That’s the needed attitude for the next few days.

Mercury (mind, communications) is placed in Cancer, a water sign, which can hone our listening skills and increase our ability to listen intuitively. It’s a helpful placement, which can be used to “think” with the heart instead of the mind. Mercury is opposite Saturn (limitation, karma). Saturn often limits the concept of self, which can bring feelings of insecurity and/or self-doubt.  Mercury also sextiles (harmonious) Uranus, bringing harmony to the equation and giving greater access to the quantum, the place of angels, miracles, and love/light.

Venus (love, relationships) sits in Cancer, a water sign symbolizing the feminine, the mother, and the home. Venus is placed on mid-heaven, the apex of the chart, symbolizing how love can take us through the inherent challenges of life. Venus opposes Mars (male, action), inciting emotion and stirring up passion in an imperfect way. (This aspect is about NOT acting on passion – at least for a few days.) Venus also squares (tension) Uranus, which can amplify erratic feelings with the people who we love.

Mars in Aquarius expands thought although it rules action. Aquarius is an air sign, and it rules thought so it amplifies thought instead giving direction into clear action. Mars squares (tension) Jupiter (expansion, good fortune), and it stirs up physical energy and passion with a desire to act immediately. With the confusion shown throughout the chart, it’s best to wait to write that email and/or make a phone call. (It’s also a wonderful time to take a big step into an important project.) Mars also squares Uranus (awakening, sudden change), which makes it feel desirable to act on erratic impulses when it’s probably not the best decision.

Jupiter (good fortune) trines (harmonious) Neptune (mysticism, illusion). In Greek and Roman mythology, Jupiter and Neptune were two of the most powerful gods. When they align in positive aspect, it conveys a feeling of hope and optimism about the present and future, which is helpful! Saturn (karma, limitation, the past) trines (harmonious) Uranus (awakening, change), and this aspect aids in combining the knowledge of the past with the possibilities in the future—which creates a better “present” reality.

Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Saturn square Chiron, the wounded healer, indicating that tensions in our lives, emotions, communications, and past may block healing for the moment. (These aspects can also make bring awareness of where healing is needed—and how.) Venus trines (harmonious) Chiron and appears as a shining light, a reminder that love can overcome the wounds in life and past lives as we continue through this process known as the New Age.

Notes:

  • Powerful aspects and placements are found in this chart, which can bring connection to the inner self. The focus on air (Sun, Moon, and Mars) and conjunction of Mercury with Sun and Moon, indicate the possibility of clear, transformative thoughts that can lead to awakening.
  • Thoughts and feelings are not always real. Sometimes, they are projections of other people, society at large, or the repetition of patterns of consciousness. The planets will stimulate every type of thought for the next few days. The challenge lies in discerning the source of thoughts by focusing on the heart and inner self.
  • Venus in Cancer sits on the mid-heaven, the high point of the chart. It opens the door to our hearts – and encourages us to remember the power of love and beauty.
  • A great deal of emotion is activated by this chart. While we may feel emotion quite strongly, it’s not the time to express our feelings or tell others what we think. (It needs to wait.) The erratic qualities in the chart will likely cause poor communication.
  • Jupiter and Neptune join together to create positive vibrations and send them our way. In one sense, there’s a message that we have what it takes to transcend the rough waves before reaching shore.
  • It’s definitely important to work with meditation to find the voice of the inner self and connect with the higher planes.

 

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.

New Skills for a New Time

 

In the constantly changing energies, we move between high pitched spiritual feelings (love, elation) to the heaviness of karmic patterns and back to “normal” again.  It’s helpful to accept this as the “new” normal and learn to return to the state of the inner self as much as possible as we adjust to oscillating energies.

In the meanwhile, here are some quick tips.

  1. Adjust to changes in sleeping and eating patterns, repetitive  seeing master numbers on clocks such as 1:11, and strong flashes of intuition, which indicate a heightened state of consciousness. Create balance by making quiet time for self-restoration and meditation. Make a structure for diet, rest, and exercise. (Naps are fine.)
  2. Karmic patterns with their deep, emotional and repetitive sensation are apparent for everyone on the spiritual path. They can appear as a situation, challenge, decision, or conflict with a loved one. (Karmic patterns seem familiar but often lack a solution.) Ask the universe to clear and delete a portion of your feelings and thoughts. Ask to remember the feeling of your inner self and focus on it, which lessens the feeling and brings quieter emotions that can develop into solutions.
  3. Work with your energy field. Focus on the heart and a sensation of peace to alter the energy of a space such a restaurant or store. Small objects tend to rearrange themselves when our energy is out of sync. Stay calm. They will surface again. When the computer and electronics are slow and/or strange, take a walk. Grounding improves how everything works.
  4. Observe resistance. Everyone desires change, but it’s easy to encounter resistance during the process. Almost everyone experiences stress (resistance) when listening to the soul because it means living life in an entirely, different way. It’s how your inner self is speaking and asking you to create a new future. It can bring temporary feelings of fear, upset, or loneliness. Tell the universe you want to change, and you’re ready to listen.
  5. Use your power to see “good” for the world and other people. Move into a space of love. See the inner self of others and the positive possibilities for the world. Use your power as a creator and see life from a higher light. (Giving in this way opens the heart to a higher universal connection. Sending light to the self and others is one of your most powerful tools.)

NOTE: All of the skills are simple, but they require time, repetition, and patience. I like them because they lead to a higher placement of consciousness, which is essentially the answer to almost everything.

 

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.

 

 

Full Flower Moon

 

The Full Moon appeared on Tuesday, May 29. Its influence will continue for approximately 10 days. The Full Moon increases our potential for manifestation; it brings fruition and germination to earth.

This full moon is called the Flower Moon, appropriately bringing beautiful aspects such as a Grand Trine between Venus (love), Jupiter (good fortune) and Neptune (mysticism, illusion). The Grand Trine can accentuate creativity, harmonious emotions, and aid with manifestation. (In this sense, it expands the Full Moon’s quality of bringing thoughts and desires into form.) The chart has challenges, mainly based on thought, emotion, and action—the three aspects of life that impact physical reality.

Sun is in Gemini, the air sign symbolized by the twins, and Moon is in Sagittarius, heightening emotional longing for journeys, adventures, and philosophical truth. Sun conjuncts (close) Mercury in Taurus, sharpening our wits and focusing the mind. Sun trines Mars (energy, male, assertion), increasing our ability to take action when creating our life and/or changing our path.

Moon opposes Mercury (communication, thought) in Taurus, making a strange mix-up between emotions and thought. It exaggerates both emotion and thought. Negative thoughts may seem stronger than usual, and there’s a tendency to overreact as well. (It’s a short-lived aspect, which will fade away in a few days. While under the influence of the full moon, it’s best to avoid heated discussion.)

Moon and Sun square Neptune, heightening sensitivity, emotion, and adding confusion to the chart. Sun square Neptune, indicates a need to build self-confidence and strength by taking action to express feelings and correct misinterpretations from others. Moon square Neptune heightens old drama from childhood relationships with the mother. (Both aspects ask for expression of hidden emotion and thought to clear old patterns and create a better perception of the self.)

Moon trines (harmonious) North Node (spiritual quest) and Chiron (wounded healer). These aspects help in finding a harmonious attitude and the right feelings to follow our inner navigation and release wounds from the past, which slow the journey.

Mercury

Mercury (thought, communication) in Taurus grounds and slows our thoughts. Mercury trines Pluto (subconscious, transformation), giving the intellectual ability to perceive underlying mysteries through analytical and investigative skills. Pluto is the underworld and, sometimes, the underlying truth, and this aspect can aid in penetrating to the “truth” behind specific situations and behavior of others.

Venus

Venus (love, relationships) in Cancer is loving, warm, and nurturing. Venus trines Jupiter, bringing harmonious energies such as charisma, positive finances, and creativity. Venus, Jupiter, and Neptune form a Grand Water Trine. Grand Trines increase our ability to manifest. In this case, the focus is on love/relationships (Venus), Jupiter (increase, expansion) and Neptune (mystical, illusion). Venus (love) sits in Cancer, the mother; Jupiter (expansion) is placed in Scorpio (transformation), and Neptune is in Pisces (mystical love). By nurturing and loving ourselves (Venus), we transform our lives in a positive way (Jupiter) and overcome the karma of the past (Neptune), allowing us to move into mystical love.

Water signs in a Grand Trine can heighten the emotional state, linking us with our dreams—and propelling them into form through creativity, dreaming, and reflecting on the fabric of possibility in life. A trine is represented by a triangle, the symbol of bringing together opposites and transforming them into harmony with a third point of reference; it also increases our capacity for manifestation. (Think of the pyramids.)

Venus opposes Saturn (limitation, karma) and Pluto (subconscious, transformation.) Oppositions tend to feel difficult, but the Grand Trine provides energies to overcome these aspects. Venus opposite Saturn brings feelings of loneliness and victimhood to the surface. Venus in opposition to Pluto can cause control issues, regarding love, to surface; it can also give the power to express hidden feelings in a positive way. (The challenge is to employ honesty and vulnerability over manipulation and a desire to control others to feel safe and protected.)

Mars

Mars (male, assertion) is placed in Aquarius, a fixed air sign. Air signs are concerned with thought and communication so it’s not a perfect placement for a sign that loves action. In this placement, the challenge is overcoming Aquarian qualities such as a strong focus stubbornness, independence, and getting one’s way.

Tension is created with Mars’ square (tension) with Uranus (unexpected change, quantum field). It can ignite temper or cause sudden, unexpected change, particularly when aligned with irrational thought. (Often, national violence seems aligned with this placement. In other words, irrational thoughts are inappropriately interpreted through impulsive action.)

Saturn (limitation, the past, karma) trines Uranus (sudden change, awakening), bringing a harmonious rhythm and integration between the past and future.

Chiron

Mercury (thought) and Mars (action) sextile (harmonious) Chiron, the wounded healer, suggesting positive thoughts and actions can help in healing old wounds. Saturn (time, karma) squares (tension) Chiron, which indicates conflict between the beliefs behind wounds and the impetus to heal and move beyond them.

Notes:

  • It’s a lovely full moon forecast with many aspects to appreciate the beauty in life and to find a space “within” for powerful manifestation.
  • The Grand Trine helps with love, good fortune, resources, and connecting with the mystical world. The Grand Trine is in water, and it can aid in smoothing emotions and creating a harmonious bridge between ourselves and others.
  • Moon and Mercury are in opposition. It is a short-term aspect, but it’s important to know our emotions and thoughts are on an adrenalin ride whenever we feel upset, surprised, or defensive. (Wait 3 or 4 days before confronting issues. They may evaporate—or we’ll feel differently about the best form of communication.)
  • Mercury’s aspect with Pluto can help to find the “real” truth behind energetic situations, the flow of life, and philosophical questions. It sharpens the intellect.
  • A theme of the need to build self-confidence is found throughout the chart. Perhaps, it is about trusting the power and voice of the inner self. This state is called “knowing”, and it’s impossible to doubt when we experience it.
  • Venus’ oppositions with Saturn and Pluto can cause insecurity and the need to control. (We feel the need to control when we feel afraid and/or overwhelmed.) It’s important to remember the beauty of who we truly are, what we have accomplished, and how far we have come.

 

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.

 

More About Manifestation

Image by Amanda Clark

 

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: Continual Change

Image by Mary Southard

The New Moon appeared on May 15. It’s a time of slipping into the void, a short period that occurs before moving into a cycle of change. The New Moon Chart is weighted with six planets in earth. Jupiter continues to rise on the horizon, bringing good fortune and stamina. Uranus moves into Taurus on the day of the New Moon, marking a motion into the physical realization of the New Age.

With Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Uranus in Taurus, the planets ask for a focus on beauty and growth. Sun (outer self, life) and Moon (inner self, emotions) are conjunct (close) in Taurus, the earth sign ruling abundance, physical beauty, and wealth. Sun and Moon trine Mars (masculine, assertiveness), making it easier to take inspired, strong action in the right direction. Sun and Moon also trine Pluto (subconscious, transmutation), which can aid in illuminating the shadows in life and facilitate moving forward in the light.  (Jung taught that our gifts lie within the darkness of the self.)

Mercury (communications, electronics) recently moved into Taurus. Our thoughts may focus on abundance, beauty, and alteration of our environment. It gives connection with nature, amplifying our ability to see color, hear sound, and align with the rhythm of the natural world. Mercury in Taurus also stabilizes and grounds the body, and it aids with creating prosperity.

Mercury (communication) squares Mars (masculine, assertiveness).  Mercury in Taurus can cause stubbornness, lack of flexibility, and an inability to see the viewpoint of others, and Mars pushes the desire to act on our thoughts in an assertive and/or aggressive way. The challenge lies in saying how we feel about our frustrations, anger, or upset in a way that bring resolution.

Mercury also trines Saturn (structure, karma). A trine is a harmonoius aspect, which allows use of Saturn’s qualities such as structure, long term planning, discipline, and practicality. These qualities can be applied mentally when accessing the best way to approach future desires. Mercury conjuncts Uranus (sudden change, awakening), and it can cause erratic and/or inspired, brilliant thoughts.

Venus (love, abundance, feminine) is placed in Gemini, the twins, an air sign, which encourages communication, friends, short journeys, and quick conversation. Venus squares Neptune (idealism, mysticism, illusion). The square is beneficial; it offers attunement to physical and spiritual beauty, which gives greater alignment with the inner self. Take time to see the world through this perspective.

Mars (male, assertion) will move into Aquarius on May 16.  The energies of Mars and Aquarius are not particularly compatible. Mars likes strong, direct action, and Aquarius likes to think, share big ideas, and act on causes for humanity-at-large. Put the two together, and there’s a strong desire to become more individual, promote positive group endeavors, and tune into New Age ideals. (The caution is becoming too open to ideas without considering them thoroughly and to refrain from mental superiority.)

Mars squares Uranus, which is volatile. It can denote sudden, erratic change or ideas and thoughts bordering on genius that create breakthrough moments. With this aspect – and life at this time – it’s important to identify the cause of pain in our lives and seek new, original solutions. (On a global level, it’s not enough to know there are environmental problems. We must see a solution and the change that would follow. We need to identify our highest version of the world and begin by taking small actions. The same is true with social and personal issues.)

 

Jupiter (good fortune, expansion) in Scorpio remains close to the earth, and it lifts our spirits, gives vitality, and strength to pursue our inner goals. Jupiter trines (harmonious) Neptune (mysticism, idealism), and the aspect renews optimism, harmony, and a sense of well-being.

Uranus

Uranus moves into Taurus today. It’s a massive change that will affect many of our perceptions about spiritual change, environmental issues, and abundance. (I’m visualizing everyone in a comfortable state of abundance.) Earth changes may accompany this shift.

Sun and Moon trine (harmonious) Pluto (underworld), indicating the possibility of becoming more resourceful when looking at the past—and the darkness of the world at large. Part of spiritual change is understanding the events within the self and world, which cast us into darkness. From this vantage point, we can vibrate above them.

Venus (love, relationships) and Saturn (karma, limitation) square Chiron, the wounded healer. The issues most likely to surface will involve love, relationships, and personal karma. However, this chart is powerful enough to help in creating a “new” self who is freer, lighter, and less reactive to old karma.

Notes:

  1. It’s a beautiful chart with Sun/Moon/Mercury in Taurus, which is ruled by Venus, goddess of love and beauty. It’s a wonderful time to think about transforming our lives with these two qualities. Sun/Moon trines Pluto, offering an opportunity to transcend our current limitations.
  2. Uranus moves into Taurus, and it expands our ability to create our New Age principles in physical form. The shift appears on the New Moon, indicating the possibility of a new way of living and perceiving life.
  3. Throughout the year, Mars creates conjunctions and squares with the outer planets, emphasizing the need to reflect thoroughly on action. The best actions are well timed, resulting from the impetus of the inner self, and wrong actions come from habitual, negative emotions and repetitive thoughts based on patterns. (Mars conjuncts (close) Pluto (subconscious)—an indication that old patterns are likely to surface.)
  4. Mars in Aquarius currently squares Uranus in Taurus, which can cause erratic action, sudden change, and/or inspiration that leads to awakening. Mars square (tension) Uranus tends to bring anger and irritability to the surface. It’s easier to change the feeling and/or suspend judgement of others when we know the cause is merely temporary.
  5. We may experience the sensation of old patterns, relating to love and karma, but there are positive energies available to transmute them.

Sabian Symbols, based on Lynda Hill’s The Sabian Oracle

Sun/Moon is placed on Taurus 25, “A Large Well-Kept Public Park” could symbolize future care of the earth as a beautiful, collective space. With current earth changes, it may represent a way of aligning with nature in a positive, group experience. (It may include care of flora, fauna, etc. It’s interesting to note that much of our wilderness is National Forest land.)

Mercury sits on Taurus 5, “A Youthful Widow, Fresh and Soul-Cleaned from Grief, Kneels at an Open Grave to Receive the Secret of Eternal Life”.  Many of us have passed through difficult soul lessons, including grief, during this entry into the New Age. The symbol indicates a possibility of transcending disappointments and grief to create a new, whole life.

Venus is placed on Gemini 26, “Winter Frost in the Woods” depicts an image of dormancy—the long sleep of nature during winter months. We may long for a new type of love, a deeper heart understanding of life. The time is not now, but it is coming as we move a shift of consciousness.

Mars sits on Capricorn 30, “Directors of a Large Firm Meet in Secret Conference”. The term, directors, could refer to the government, angels, or forces of nature. On the physical level, secrets and policies are created behind closed doors. On the spiritual level, we follow our guides and angels, which are unseen but act as directors nonetheless. (It’s also true that we’re moving into a New Age, which does seem directed by forces that are yet unknown.)

Jupiter sits on Scorpio 18, “A Quiet Path through Woods Brilliant in Autumn Coloring” refers to change, specifically to the type of change that occurs when life becomes dormant. Scorpio penetrates into the darkness, and the symbol may refer to old issues, which need clearing and releasing, before reaping the harvest of Jupiter’s benevolence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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