The month of May brings eclipses on May 9 and 24. Eclipses can act as a reset button –think of the brief darkness of an eclipse followed by the return of light. More importantly they activate beginnings and endings. This year is about learning to live with continual change, as our emotions and thoughts alter with the cosmic weather, global events and the swing of mass consciousness.
We’ve probably noticed the return of particular themes during times of stress. Our feelings and reaction to stress is part of the paradigm. It also emphasizes the importance of meditation. Developing a devoted practice means meditating every day –even when we’re too tired or busy.
If we want to move with the energy, it’s important to think about the spiritual self. It’s always there. The true self activates flowing feelings of well-being, harmonious interaction with others, prosperity and health. It’s equally important to glimpse the “not-self”, the part of the self that generates negative feelings, fear and limitation.
By observing the not-self and identifying the true self, we can make progress quickly. By learning exercises for connection and becoming familiar with our fearful thoughts or feelings, we move toward expansion. We expand our world by changing ourselves.
As the spiritual centers open, we receive more light. In the beginning, more light is often confusing because we see and feel life differently. We feel other people more; emotion and sensation become more intense. One of the fascinating aspects of the process surrounds co-creation. We gain awareness of how we create.
We may project a negative feeling toward an activity or person and then receive a negative outcome. Sometimes, we recall a positive memory with a location and have a positive experience. But we become aware of the association of our thoughts, feelings, and visualization with specific outcomes.
This particular awareness is called awakening. We suddenly realize how we create through our participation in life. It’s part of soul evolution. Understanding our participation is the beginning of the process. As we learn to differentiate between desires of the soul and ego, we can create profound change by assuming a positive attitude and holding new images.
Part of the challenge lies in holding the imagery and feeling while experiencing waves of “reality” which seem to travel in the opposite direction. (Think of fear, doubt, tiredness or chaos.) From a higher perspective, the strange waves of new energy offer an opportunity for mastering the positive states of our higher nature.
Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. The wolves taught her that true energetic motion is based on the soul and patterns of nature. 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.