Archive for Soul Development – Page 2

Moving Out of Fear and Into Love

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There are actually good reasons for feeling fear. First of all, we always feel fear when we act on the heart because the world teaches us to go in the opposite direction (away from the inner self.) The outer world of duality resists the motion of wholeness associated with finding the inner self.

Yet, nothing is as fulfilling as connecting with the inner self, and life changes when we live from the heart. We learn to identify the energy associated with our soul. We gain awareness of energy as a whole and learn how it resonates with us. We learn how to create our inner desires, find our gifts, and share them with others.

There are also other reasons for feeling fear. They involve mass consciousness, taking a leap in faith, listening to the heart (when it doesn’t make sense), trusting the universe, and resistance.

1) When we step into the light, it involves a leap. It means letting go of our current life and believing whatever appears will work. It’s not easy, and the ego often feels resistance (or fear) about taking a big step.

Take the first step and continue by repeating until it works or morphs into another form. You will find help; the universe will not abandon you.

2)  The outer world does not encourage the huge wave of awakening. When we expand into our inner self, we can receive a wave of fear from mass consciousness (the lower emotions of the world at large.)

If you focus on the inner self as often as possible, you will find a way to move through the resistance. (It’s not easy, but you can move through it by using your will and determination.)

3) Mass consciousness resists personal change. Mass consciousness is a compilation–or cloud of energy–based on the lowest emotions and thoughts on the planet. When we feel a lower emotion such as fear and/or anxiety, mass consciousness increases the lower feeling. It’s helpful to ask the universe to delete the connection with lower energies and align us with the inner self.

The universe responds when we ask for help. It hears us more easily if we ask often and meditate.

4)  When we step into love and the inner self, it means letting go of our current life and believing whatever appears will work. It’s not easy, and the ego often feels resistance (or fear) about taking a big step. It’s normal to feel afraid, uneasy, or agitated before taking a step, and we have to trust the universe. The universe always has a bigger, better plan.

Let go and trust. If you feel the light, it is leading you. Go forward!

5) It’s easier to feel fear about our destiny than it is to take a step. “Destiny’ is simply the soul’s path—the universe’s way of choosing experiences of teaching us to move into a higher place of being. It’s easiest to begin with a desire of the heart. Manifestation is the expression of an expanded vision of the beautiful and good aspects of self that originate in the heart.

Learn how to use tools such as visualization, positive thoughts, and the power of love.  Study angels, read books, and practice changing how you see your life. (There is a great network of “love”, which will support you.)

6) The pressure and feelings of fear will lessen when you decide to move in the direction of the soul. The pressure lessens as you listen and commit to your inner self. The relief is often immediate!

7) Moving into awakening can also bring feelings of uncertainty to the surface. While we may feel unhappy in our experience of “reality”, relinquishing control can feel difficult. We have expectations of how life should look and feel. 

Control comes from the ego. Allow your “reality” to rearrange itself in a new manner. It’s okay. The new reality will be much better.

8) When we step into intuition, it can take time to distinguish between the soul and ego—and to have a consistent feeling of direction. (This can feel frightening.) The inner self asks us to listen with the heart. It means following intuition or inner guidance as opposed to the voice of the outer world. This may feel strange or uncomfortable in the beginning. Often, the directions don’t make sense.

9) Over time, we learn to trust the inner voice and distinguish feelings and direction.After every leap, we trust the inner voice more. But it’s only in the area of the jump. There’s still more ground to cover.  We often feel the resistance of the lower self and the world, but it passes. Part of this occurs from learning to believe in the inner self, the true part of the self. (We also learn to believe in the universe’s ability to support us—or faith.)

 

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 Moon Forecast

The Full Moon appears on Tuesday, November 12 at 8:34 am. Full Moons bring emotional intensity, heightened energy, and fruition of desires and dreams.

While the chart is powerful and supportive, retrograde Mercury crossed the Sun on 11/11, which altered our thoughts and energies. (It will take time to understand the new knowledge, gifted from the Sun.) 

The Full Moon focuses on feminine energy with Sun in Scorpio, a water sign, and Moon in Taurus, an earth sign.  Water and earth signs are feminine and receptive, and they urge acknowledging emotion, finding understanding of internal states, and creating change in the physical world.

Moon (emotions) and Mercury (thought) are in opposition, causing conflict between emotions and thoughts. Moon in Scorpio brings hidden emotions to surface, which may override old thoughts about “comfortable” aspects of life. This aspect definitely causes tension in relationships and life.

Sun (life) and Mercury (thought, communication) sextile (positive) Saturn (karma, time), bringing stability and security to the chart. Moon (emotion) trines (harmonious) Saturn, balancing emotion with practical concepts.  Sun and Mercury trine Neptune (illusion, mysticism), and this allows opening our lives and thoughts to divine guidance. Moon trines Neptune, which can lift emotions to a more spiritual level. Venus (love) squares Neptune (illusion, mysticism), and the square can cause misconceptions about love, but it can also open our eyes to beauty.

Jupiter (good fortune, expansion) conjuncts Galactic Center, the point of light, love, and higher knowledge in our universe. Galactic Center is in the center of the Milky Way; it radiates aspiration, energy, and motivation. This placement offers an intense but wonderful wave with the intent of higher evolution and expansion.

Sun (life), Mercury (communications), and Neptune (illusion, mysticism) sextile Pluto (subconscious, transformation), which can bestow the will and resourcefulness to make and/or intend powerful changes. Moon (emotion) trines Pluto (subconscious, transformation), heightening sensitivity.

Mars (action, energy) in Libra sextiles Jupiter, which heightens strength and good fortune. Mars squares Saturn (karma, time), indicating the need to review the past and the cycle of time before taking big actions or making huge plans. Mars opposes Uranus (sudden change, transformation), reinforcing the need to move slowly and think clearly—specifically with actions. (in short, continue with long term plans but wait with new ones.)

 Jupiter squares (tension) Neptune, which can dampen hopefulness and optimism. (The lesson is about finding hope and faith within!)

Tips:

  • Retrograde Mercury in Scorpio crossed the Sun on Monday. Although it aligns us with the higher mind, we can’t process the information until Mercury moves direct. Hold onto your brightest thoughts and ideas. Put them into form when Mercury moves direct. (Moon opposes Mercury, scrambling emotions and thoughts.)
  • There are MANY helpful aspects with Sun, Moon, and Mercury (life, emotions, and thought). Aspects with Saturn ground emotions and thoughts with practicality and planning. Aspects with Neptune open the consciousness to intuition and the mystical world. Aspects with Pluto give strength, will power, and the desire to transmute life into a higher form.
  • Mars (action) remains a bit blocked with frustrating aspects to Saturn and Uranus. It’s fine to act on well laid plans, but it’s important not to act impulsively.
  • Jupiter (good fortune, expansion) conjuncts Galactic Center. It’s a wonderful time to mediate and ask for alignment with light.

 

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.

Autumn Message from the Wolves

My spirit journeys frequently to the wolves, to their odyssey of sight and sound, and their secret messages that they share at particular times of the moon. This message is for you and others like you who wish to grow.

Our voices come on the wind, traveling around the planet through time and space. The great whales and dolphins capture the sound, repeating it through the water until it resonates in the heart of those who can hear.

Later, the sound travels through the branches of trees and throughout the density of the earth. It is an old and new song, which tells the stories of beautiful moments of the past and awakens future possibilities. You hear it in special moments when the world is still. Perhaps, the sun shines on you, the wind carries the smell of childhood, or the earth wraps you in her harmony.

It is also the song of the coming time when all will change. You feel the changes now through the undulating rhythm of the light, which alternately exhausts and energizes you. It is a wonderful, challenging time when everyone and every living being is asked to find the dreams in their heart and bring them into fruition. Perhaps, you already know it—or you do now.

At any time, you can draw energy from the earth. Think of the trees as your lungs, the water as your blood, fire as your spirit, and the earth as your outer structure.

The invisible world or the akasha holds secrets, but it is also the substance that you impress with your hopes and dreams. It responds to you and to us–it is a way of making changes through your spirit and mind. It is also a pool of endless energy when approached with a pure heart. Energy is the source of positive change, the flow of life force.

The earth energies are changing as well as the geography of the planet. The light moves to new points, old lines are recharging, and energy coalesces in new places. In the new energy, much is changing. (Species are changing and coming back; the geological plates are moving very slowly.)

Nature reflects our feelings and internal states.  We can see the reflection of group emotion in nature. Rain and thunder storms often cool emotion, and the wind pushes it away. Earthquakes allow pressure to escape. Frozen landscapes give time for reflection and rest by limiting activity. Few of us take time to truly interact with nature by listening to her song or even partaking of her fruits. 

Crossing the Bridge of Consciousness

There is a bridge between this world and the next. In the next world, the energy is lighter and more balanced with less pull of old negativity. You cross the bridge through intuition by listening to the true self and by hearing the language of your heart.

Intuition comes in a flash, connecting you to a higher world where everything behaves differently—and larger changes take place. It creates a bridge from this world to next by leading your feelings and thoughts into a higher point.

Over time, your feelings and thoughts change; they alter your beliefs. And the intuition comes more strongly, leading you into a new place. In the space of intuition, you can know many things such as what others thinking, the flow of the energy at large, and how the trees are moving—or how your destiny intertwines with the next world. (You already know these things It’s is simply about awakening to your knowledge.)

It is time for bravery and courage. It’s time to take a step into the new world—to grow and learn–and know we are sending energy to help you find your way.

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.

Moving Into Oneness

Moving into Oneness comes from awareness of the inner self. It grows through listening to the heart and moving into light.
 
When we move into Oneness, we connect with everything and everyone on the planet. We feel the interconnection with the All.  (I practice this exercise several times every day!)

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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.

A Super New Moon!

The New Moon appears on August 30 – just in time for the holiday weekend. It’s a Black Moon, occurring as the 2nd New Moon of the month, and it’s a Super Moon, which means it’s close to the earth. It’s also one of the best moons of the year.

Typically, the New Moon brings a time of the void when nature becomes quiet, and plants and seeds refuse to grow. Time is best spent in inner contemplation, reaching into the darkness (or unknown) for new information.

However, this Moon is different. It’s quite expansive with many trines with Uranus, the planet of quantum and/or sudden change. Uranus can also bring miracles, thoughts of the highest form, and amazing change when the planets form positive aspects with it. And they do!

Of course, it’s not just about the energy. It’s also how we use or don’t use it for growth. On this note, it’s wise to take time for inner reflection and ask for and/or visualize a big, positive shift.

In this New Moon chart, many planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto) are found in earth. All of the personal planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars) are in discerning Virgo, represented as the high priestess who holds the key to unseen mysteries. Virgo likes order and attention to detail, and discernment; it emphasizes health and hygiene. Virgo can also act in overly critical way. (If you feel critical, it will pass in a few days.)

However, the New Moon will not feel particularly heavy or earthy because Uranus (sudden change, quantum field) plays a huge role in the chart. Uranus can cause chaos or upset, or it can be sparkly and generous with a touch of genius—as it is in this chart.  When Uranus is at its best, it encourages discovery, adventure, and exploration of the new and unknown. There are many trines, composed of the inner planets, that ask us to jump into the future in a new way.

Mild challenges occur in aspects with Jupiter, the planet of good fortune and expansion. None of the energies are particularly “bad”, but it’s good to have awareness about them. Sun, Moon, Venus, and Mars square Jupiter.  Sun square Jupiter can bring opportunity, but there’s probably some aspect of the self that requires change. Fortunately, the aspect gives the power to push through the block. Moon square Jupiter heightens emotion and brings a tendency to exaggerate, and changeability. Venus square Jupiter heightens creativity and optimism. Mars square Jupiter bestows courage, enthusiasm, and energy.

Lovely trines are found with Saturn (karma, time). Sun, Moon, Venus, and Mars trine (harmonious) Saturn. Trines with Saturn can aid with practical insights, applying our inner knowledge in a practical way, and developing our capacity for organization and management. These are helpful aspects, helping in adding stability to Uranus’ exciting, flashing energy.

Venus (love, relationships) opposes Neptune (mysticism, illusion), making it feel easy to project love into relationships that don’t work–or being taken in by the illusion of love. Mars (male, assertion) in opposition to Neptune can bring discouragement and/or a feeling of weakness about pursuits in life. Venus (love, relationships) trines Pluto (underworld, transformation) and adds depth to passion, love, and relationships.

All in all, it’s a wonderful opportunity to connect with the spiritual world and discover a way of expressing that inner knowledge on the physical plane. With many planets in earth, the message is to find a new way of living, thinking, and loving—and to create a life that matches it.

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.

Staying Centered in a Changing World

It’s challenging to stay centered, peaceful, and balanced when the energies of the world change several times each day. Empaths and healers feel the world turn and surge with global events and strong emotions of mass consciousness. We also feel the people around us.

The “light” energy amplifies everything. The energy is challenging, and it’s important to tap into the inner self on a regular basis to find our way.  Otherwise, we lose touch with the inner self, which acts as a light on the path.

Here are a few tips:

  1. Part of the influx of light is known as the acceleration and amplification. It makes time seem to pass more quickly, and we feel everything more—if we continue our soul work. There is a good reason for it. When we feel ourselves and others more, it amplifies everything in our system—the positive and the negative. When our negative emotions and thoughts feel stronger, we want to change them. When our positive emotions become more intense, we seek this state. In other words, the strong currents of emotions and thought can lead to our higher self.
  2. When we choose the inner self, we automatically move into a higher vibration. Higher vibrations displace lower vibrations. When we focus on love and peace, the emotions flow through every level of our consciousness; they flood body, mind, and soul. (This teaches persistence and devotion because the impact and level of higher emotion increases with significant work.)
  3. Every few hours, there is a surge and ebb of global emotion and thought. If we know the surge or ebb of energy and emotion comes from the outer world, we can seek the solace of the inner self. We can focus on love, forgiveness, or simply see a better world. (Anything with a higher vibration will do.) Becoming conscious of the input of lower consciousness helps in understanding how our emotions and thoughts are influenced by others.
  4. We are touched by everyone’s energy. As we gain awareness of this, we can shield, alter our relationships, or choose to release specific people in life. Ultimately, we have to choose people who help lift our vibrations and/or look at others with compassion.
  5. Freedom comes from moderating our impulses and emotions by becoming incredibly aware of energy. Our true source of energy comes from the inner self and the universe. It’s necessary to cultivate it to have the strength and insight to navigate through life.

NOTE: If you are practicing meditation daily, you’ve probably noticed how moods and emotions alter throughout a given day. The lower moods appear, disappear, and return during the day, and it’s helpful to accept and observe them. You also learn that the inner self brings stability, grounding, and focus—as well as peace and love.

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 Moon Forecast: Harmony Ahead

It’s a beautiful Full Moon chart with a few challenges, but it’s one of the best in months. The full moon appears on August 15 at 8:29 am ET. With Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Mars in Leo and Moon in Aquarius, we’re working with the passionate energies of the heart and the detachment of higher thinking.

Fire is passionate and intense. It likes to move quickly, and it’s creative and romantic. Moon in Aquarius wants to love humanity at large; Sun in Leo is more about the experience of personal life.

The Moon in Aquarius opposes Venus (love and romance) and Mars (action), hinting at confusion between personal and spiritual desires, specifically in the area of love and assertion. It’s not surprising to feel the tug of duality between love, life, and emotion at this particular time. (It’s part of the work.)

Fortunately, Sun (life), Mercury (thought) and Venus (love, romance) trine Jupiter. These harmonious aspects inspire good fortune and expansion in areas of life, communication, and love. They can also make life feel a bit brighter.

Mercury (communications, electronics) squares Uranus (quantum field, sudden change). Uranus’ energy can come in waves, causing misunderstandings and lapses in electronics. The waves are erratic—not consistent—so it’s much better than Mercury retrograde!

Jupiter, ruler of good fortune and expansion, moved direct on August 10. When Jupiter is direct, it helps with realization of our dreams. There are less diversions and blocks on our path.

Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto remain retrograde, and it can feel like gravitational pull, slowing down results with our choices and progress. However, Jupiter helps with career and personal aspirations, and it brings balance to the equation.

Uranus moved into retrograde on August 11. It tends to amplify our personal waves of energy. For example, positive thoughts, emotions, and feelings are quickly relayed to the universe for manifestation. The same is true of negative visualization. The key lies in personal focus—and your connection to universal energies.

If we continue to search for the soul, hold our vision, and walk in love and beauty, the landscape will change.  We’re in the process of expressing our inner self in the outer world, and the planets support our desire for growth and expansion.

Tips

  1. The Full Moon can help in awakening our hopes and dreams—and ignite our passion for creating from the heart.
  2. Many planets in fire can make life seem to move too quickly. Slow down and focus on desires. Take time to walk and play outdoors. (Use the fire energy to make life flow into a better form.)
  3. Energy is a bit conflicted with Aquarius moon/Leo Sun. The mind interferes with emotions and desires. Notice useful, illuminating thoughts. Let go of the other thoughts.
  4. Jupiter in direct position aligns us with hopes, dreams, and possible forms of happiness. It’s a lovely energy.
  5. Uranus in retrograde concentrates on teaching us about waves of consciousness. Focus on the placement of the mind and correct visuals and thoughts accordingly.
  6. Enjoy the beauty of a kinder forecast while experiencing the last weeks of summer.

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.

Working with a Higher Light Level

Many people are awakening, and we are experiencing higher vibrations as a result. Higher vibrations also bring a capacity for heightened emotion and sensation—and they help us tap into the divine. In a heightened state, everything is beautiful, and we wouldn’t want it any other way. It’s just that the side effects are not always easy. 

Occasionally, everyone struggles with a higher light level in a lower level society. We may do very well until we encounter someone with lower vibrations, or a problem appears. We may feel tired when stressed and/or when solar flares are at a height. It’s important to understand we’re becoming more sensitive to energy at large.

Let’s take a look at what’s happening in our energy field:

1)      Collective consciousness and intuition are growing stronger. As you step into the light, you become more connected and intuitive. This means you feel energy and other people more—not less.

2)      Energy tends to run downhill like a river flowing down a mountain. If your energy is highest in a room, your energy flows out to everyone else. (Yes, this happens at dinner, parties, and with crowds.)

3)      Your energy is speaking to you. Everyone changes with enlightenment. You notice other people’s negativity. You notice the energy level of a particular place. You may encounter food allergies and/or physical pain when your energy level is low, or you feel particularly tired.

4)      Mass consciousness represents the lower global group consciousness. If you feel extreme tiredness, anxiety, or fear, you’re connected to group consciousness. (This tends to occur as one negative thought followed by extreme emotion.)

Possible Solutions:

1)      Currently, a single solution doesn’t exist. It is helpful to raise your energy level through meditation and asking for connection with your higher self. It always helps to engage in activities, which bring happiness and connection.

2)      Contact with nature helps. Nature exudes a beautiful, soft vibration and clears discordant energies. Plan a ten minute walk or run. Meditate outside.

3)      Find a teacher or coach to help in making sense of your feelings. When you understand the stimuli, which lower your energy, you can take certain steps to make incremental change. It may involve changing your diet, resting or meditating more, or simply seeing life differently. Lowered energy teaches a great deal about your overall energy level—including thoughts, emotions, and recognition of the energies that support you in life. (Learn from your senses and emotions. For example, I thought a particular perfume, worn by others, elicited allergies. Later, I realized the perfume was chosen by specific people linked together on an energetic level. I reacted to the energy—not the fragrance. I can block out the frequency by asking for help from the universe.) Observe and learn!

4)      Disconnect from mass consciousness. Ask for a higher energy level. Visualize light (pink or light blue light) everywhere. Ask for disconnection from mass consciousness.  Ask the universe to connect with your higher self.

5)      Face the truth. Sometimes, lower energy indicates inappropriate actions or contact with people in your life. It’s a message from the universe to alter your life. You may have to change your schedule, rest more often, or alter your interactions with people in your life. Light alters your life. It won’t encourage interaction with people on a lower plane in day to day living.

3)      Sometimes, lower energy comes from pushing through resistance, which is good. It takes a great deal of energy as does facing the truth. (It’s hard.) Lowered energy can also come from living a life that is not in alignment with your highest good. Maybe, you don’t need crowds, or you need to change your job. Perhaps, you need more meditation with a visualization focused on vitality and health.

A simple solution doesn’t exist for the symptoms of a higher light level, but you can take steps to discover more. You can change the patterns of your daily life.  You can notice what does or doesn’t bother you when your energy is high or low. You can see all of this as a grand energetic experiment and notice the consistencies. You can disconnect from mass consciousness several times each day, and you can thank the universe for your place in a time of group 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.