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Shifting Upward

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Shifting upward into a higher state of being is both a desire and a choice. When we shift upward, we can move out of lower patterns and feelings. We can receive more light and allow life to move into a flow that provides answers and insights.

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When you practice this exercise, you are aligning with your evolved self, the self of the future, who already knows how to make these changes. By simply listening, tuning in, and thinking about it, you’re moving into this state of consciousness.

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 Trends and Changes in Energy

1)   The universe is becoming vibrational. In the past, we said energy is everything, but the current trend is based on frequency. Frequency is sum of the vibrational quality of our energy field, and it affects everything. It’s a determining factor in outcome. (When we move into a higher vibration, the universe responds by lifting the situation into a higher frequency.)


2)   The Age of Aquarius asks for higher, balanced energy with an emphasis on the inner self. We can only give when our glass is half-full, and we must reserve energy to stay vital and fulfilled. In the Piscean Age, it was important to make sacrifices for the church and causes. If we gave away too much of our energy, the universe refilled it. At this point, it can days to revitalize our bodies and energy fields if we give away too much energy.


3) The best way to find answers is to listen to the heart
and follow the inner self. During the Piscean Age, we allowed the priests, leaders, and politics to determine our path. Now, we’re learning to listen to ourselves and find our inborn knowledge for enlightenment.

4)  Evolution is becoming increasingly important. It’s not about what happened to us—and old roles of victim and hero. It’s about finding the power within to energetically overcome and balance old karma. The lesson is about evolving, growing, and applying the experience to move more deeply into the inner self.

5) East meets West. The wisdom and knowledge of the Eastern and Western cultures is intermingling as we find balance within ourselves. The stillness and meditation practices of the Eastern philosophies is beautiful, but we also need the passionate action (and love) of the West.

6. We are beginning to define “good” as alignment with the inner self. There is a beautiful harmony that occurs in this connection. As more people awaken, the vibration will become more recognizable.

7. Self-care is becoming increasingly important as we continue to move through strange waves of energy, challenging astrological influences, and personal evolution. We simply have to rest and take care of ourselves to move through the energies of this time. Interestingly, a few hours of rest and a round or two of meditation can bring us back into the uplifting frequencies of higher collective consciousness.

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 Magical, Feminine Full Moon

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A particularly feminine Full  Harvest Moon appears on Friday, September 13–except on the east coast where it becomes full just after midnight. In ancient times, Friday was ruled by the Goddess Venus, bringing blessings of love and abundance, and the number 13 marked the end of a cycle of completion. It referred to the void of new beginnings.

 It’s a super moon, meaning it’s close to the earth, bringing more influence and intensity than usual.  Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto are all in feminine signs. It is an excellent chart for transformation, but there are also challenges, which are probably part of our group evolution.

Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto are all in feminine signs. Sun (life), Mercury (mind, communications), Venus (feminine love), and Mars (male, action) are in Virgo, an earth sign with an emphasis on order, detail, and completing tasks. The Moon (emotions) is in Pisces and opposed by the Sun. The Moon and Neptune are in opposition to Mercury, Venus, and Mars. In short, we’ll receive waves of floating and confusing energy periodically, which will “read” as conflicting emotions. (A T-square intensifies conflicting feelings.)

Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Mars bring strength with their trines with Pluto (underworld, transformation). The chart gives the strength to transform our life in a positive direction—if we are courageous and intent on our goal.

Sun (life) and (Mars) trine Saturn (karma, limitation, lessons of time), and the harmonious aspects give determination and structure to our pursuits. If we remain focused on improving our lives and taking right action, Saturn offers a good deal of support. (Saturn is direct now, and we moving from unresolved karma into a new start.)

Squares with Jupiter (expansion, growth) can act as a catalyst to heighten our efforts in the direction of our desires—or it can cause us to overestimate our abilities to fulfill them. (Sun (life), Moon (emotions), and Mars (action) square Jupiter.)

The most challenging aspect of the chart is a T-square between Sun Mercury, Venus, and Mars in Virgo, Jupiter (expansion) in Sagittarius, and Moon/Neptune (mysticism, illusion). Together, the planets throw a veil of illusion (or confusion) over our path, making it difficult to discern the right direction and/or outcome at the moment. T-squares also give a feeling of pressure and intensity.

In short, Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Mars compel us to move forward in our lives. Jupiter (expansion) encourages us but has a tendency to overlook the amount of work. Moon and Neptune are Pisces, the ruler of the past age.

As we move through the remaining illusions (Moon, Neptune) of the Age of Pisces, we embrace the opportunity of building a new life, based on spiritual concepts in the physical world.  If we are practical, the planets help with this expansion, but it always requires inner guidance (true self) and universal connection to traverse the spiritual path.

Tips:

  1. Whenever possible, stay on your chosen path. Complete projects that align with the heart or your path in life.
  2. Resist distractions and odd emotions. Many aspects with Moon offer emotional upsets, rapid change in mood, and fluctuating emotions. (It’s only temporary.)
  3. Aspects with Jupiter and Pluto push us into a phase of expansion and transformation. It’s important to stay on task. Resist distractions.
  4. T-square between Sun/Mercury/Venus/Mars and the Moon/Neptune and Jupiter can cause disruptions and make it difficult to find our focus.
  5. Neptune offers an illusory flavor to the chart. It’s another opportunity to navigate into new world transformation by relying on intuition and the inner self.

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.

Words from the Wolves About Manifestation

We come from the mountains, the deep woods, and the hidden, holy places to convey our message to you. Today, we talk about manifestation, which is your ability to create in the physical form.  It is the expression of the desires in your heart that were put there by the universe.

The desires are not random; they relate to the beauty of your being, the true sound of your voice, and your hidden gifts. Like many things, it is something that you must commit to.

We commit to seeing a better, happier life with harmony between humans and animals—and all of the natural world. We know you have incredible abilities to move the planet through your love and light. But this begins with expression of desire in your own physical world, which expands outwardly and touches all beings in your sphere.

Every desire is composed of a frequency. Abundance, health, success are all particular frequencies. Your personal frequency in these areas can differ slightly – as can your experiences -but it is basically the same for everyone.

If you hit the frequency, you begin to create it. You must repeat it again and again for the earth’s vibrations (and the people upon it) are relatively dense at this time. You must want the desire with all of your heart. It must be beneficial, creative, and expansive.

Any desire to manifest in a higher way is based on reaching a higher frequency, vibrating with it, and bringing it into form through repetition and focus. It is part of how you grow in the physical and spiritual world. Every time you overcome limitations and obstacles in life, your consciousness expands.

Your growth in consciousness is relayed to others who are working on the same desire. As more people reach it, the message is conveyed through intuition. This opens a pathway for creation in the physical world through higher vibrations.

Part of the difficulty lies in the fact that people have forgotten their abilities of manifestation. For those of you who are creating, you are acting as pioneer in the frontier of spirituality. Every small thing that you create brings the world closer to realization of this gift.

A Few Techniques

  1. You can begin with desire, want, or need. You should have a very strong feeling about your desire—and you must be willing to work for it.
  2. You must see and feel your desire as though it has already occurred. It is not “just” a visual. It is like stepping into a forest or a room and experiencing all that is there. Notice the details and memorize them. Stay open to changes, too.
  3. Use the power of nature to illuminate and activate your dreams and desires. Sit outside, meditate, and let nature become a part of your work. Nature corrects our minds and bodies by connecting our spirit to the earth.
  4. Raise your vibration however you can. It’s different for everyone, but stay with positive thoughts and words.
  5. Change your actions. Everyone, who is awakening, knows there are specific actions that bring alignment with the inner self. These actions result in joy and positive change.

NOTE: We, the wolves, hear many of you talking about the world. You wish for change. You can begin right away on this day through these simple techniques. If 100 people can create a change in their life, their collective energy can bring many positive changes in the physical 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.

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.

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.

Transformation and Altered Perception: New Moon Forecast

After several weeks of experiencing Mercury retrograde and the weight of karma, the New Moon brings an opportunity for transformation on July 31 at 11:11 pm ET. With 5 planets in fire, there’s a push to move forward with our plans and dreams, which is a welcome sensation.

The month of July was a journey into our karmic patterns and beliefs. Wherever we felt stagnant, heavy, or relieved the past, those are the areas that we’ll have to continue to clear throughout the year. Fortunately, the planets are more favorable now; they are willing to carry us into a brighter future. But we have to continue our journey into the heart by clearing the past, moving into love, and following the light.

Sun (life), Moon (emotions), Venus (love, beauty), and Mars (assertion, male energy) are in Leo, the sign that rules the heart, passion, and drama. Leo can be generous or self-centered, depending on alignment with the inner self or ego. Fortunately, the 4 planets trine (harmonious) Jupiter (good fortune, expansion), and it can help with the pursuit of dreams and manifestation.

Mercury (communications, electronics) is direct on August 1, clearing communications, travel, and electronics. Mercury is in opposition with Saturn (limitation, karma) and Pluto (underworld, transformation). As a result, we continue to learn how our karma affects our communication and mental beliefs about the self and the world. (However, only 4 planets are in retrograde, which is a marvelous improvement. It’s difficult to focus and go forward when many planets are retrograde.) Mercury also trines Neptune (mysticism, illusion), allowing for expression and understanding of divine, mystical energies.

Sun (life), Moon (emotions), and Venus (love, partnerships) square Uranus (quantum field, sudden change.) Uranus tends to heighten erratic emotions and thoughts, which can lead to unpredictable (sometimes regrettable) behavior.

Venus (love, partnerships, beauty) squares (tension) Uranus (sudden change, quantum field). Our frustrations about love or lack of perception of the beauty of life may seem profound–blocking us briefly from the realization of love. Fortunately, we can overcome this by knowing the feeling is only temporary and by looking deeply into our hearts.

Mars (male energy, assertion) trines (harmonious) Jupiter (expansion), and it helps in finding the energy, strength, and courage to move our lives in a new direction. Hopefully, it’s in the direction of spiritual growth.

Saturn (limitation, karma) trines Uranus (quantum field, change), and it’s a lovely aspect that encourages bold combination of the new and old worlds. Saturn squares Neptune (mysticism), which can dim our hopefulness, but there are many other uplifting aspects in the chart. Saturn conjunct (close to) Pluto, awakening our desire to achieve and grasp power. Pluto is an outer planet, and this can refer to world or the self.

Sun (life), Moon (emotions), Venus (love) and Mars (assertion) trine Chiron, the wounded healer, creating a big opportunity for healing as we move into more passionate quests than clearing pasts and feeling immobile from many retrograde planets.

Tips:

  1. It’s lovely to experience a phase of forward movement. The planets provide passion and courage; the placement of Jupiter (good fortune) encourages our journey.
  2. It’s easy to feel passionate and overreact. Sun, Moon, Venus, and Mars square Uranus, which promotes erratic and sudden changes of feelings and thoughts. Stay calm and think it through.
  3. Mercury is direct, which is wonderful for clear thought and communicating with others. It also helps with receiving information from the Higher Mind.
  4. Our karmic period is on hiatus, but it will repeat throughout the year. Take time to work on new perceptions of life events, lower thoughts and emotions about the self, and practice aligning with the heart.
  5. Enjoy the period of light and reflect on healing and the process of forgiving while substituting new thoughts and feelings for old ones. Focus on who you truly want to become.

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.