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It's that time again, Mercury is doing is figuratively dance backwards in retrograde.
While often times all things electronic can go haywire, it can also greatly contribute to miscommunications with others.
Let's take it a step further in this Year of Love (2018); miscommunication with self.
How often do you tell yourself little white lies?
If you like the rest of us; fairly often. We all do things such as:
- You brush your feelings aside when you are hurt.
- You say it's OK, when it really isn't
- You keep going even when you are exhausted at the expense of your health. Why? Because it needs to get done.
- You can get those flurries in the solar plexus chakra when challenged and quickly back down; saying you'll address this later and later never shows up.
- Eat on the run; knowing that nothing eaten on the run is healthy either the food itself or for your digestive ease.
And so on.
Why do we do these things?
Bottom line, we wished to be liked, honored and most importantly loved. Even if that means we dis-honor ourselves. It's that innate craving that all humans desire; love. We even tell ourselves things such as 'If I wear this or that, I'm popular.' or 'If I make this kind of salary, I'll be honored and respected.' or ' If I'm thin, .... blah blah blah.' Well you can see where this is going. We've all done it and may still do to varying degrees.
It's time to stop that practice. It's not healthy for you or any other relationship you are in; love, social, health, food, etc. By telling yourself these little white lies, you attract things you don't really desire; unfaithful relationships, a body that you don't like being in, beautiful clothes purchased but left hanging in the closet.
Thank you Mercury!
We've got some really great energies going on at this moment; Mercury doing its dance and the last Blue Moon until 2020.
Take advantage of this very, very special time and chat with yourself. What are some of things that pop up in your heart (Raphael's chakra designation) that are not a true reflection of you?
Perhaps it is time to go through your closet with a fine eye and discerning hand.
Perhaps it is time to go through the pantry and be rid of those foods that are dulling your energy vs. fueling your power.
Perhaps it is time to go through your various relationships and admit the ones that are draining you. In other words toxic. All relationships, in general fuel each person involved in it. Each relationship wavers as to who is 'leading', but in general it is a 50/50 blend of love; no matter if a friend, social media friend, family and most importantly your beloved.
In fact, a very dear friend and I have reconnected after ten years! Ten Years! We couldn't be happier. Who knows why we lost touch. That is immaterial. But she reached out and we haven't stopped chatting since. She is a friend of the highest caliber; she likes - no loves me for me - not what I may or may not do for her (that is under the toxic relationship arena).
The list and categories in your life can be longer than your arm. So this assignment via Raphael is not meant to overwhelm, but perhaps entice you to see what pops up that is ready to move on. This assignment is designed to empower you via letting go of something you don't desire thus allowing you to love yourself more.
A more empowering YOU. A soul who is beginning to understand the power of Love Towards Self. A soul who is more confidently walking their talk with their head held high.
You can now thank Mercury.
How many times have you driven by something, say a home and never noticed the nuances? These nuances are only noticed when you walk by and may even find yourself muttering 'When did they do that?' to find out months ago!
When we go flying by something, anything, we miss the joy of the journey.
While I was on a video call the other night with the Authorization Students, I shared with them our daily 'event' here on island ... The Duck Parade. They walk down our street every evening, jump into the bay, swim to one of the smaller islands to sleep for the night. They reverse the process every morning. I was sharing their evening stroll with the group - it makes me giggle and wondered out loud why they rarely, if ever, fly.
One very smart goddess responded in a nano-second -
'Because they'll miss the joy of the journey.'
Smack my head and point out the obvious why don't you!
While these ducks may have been trained by their moms to walk this route daily as they were perhaps too young to fly initially, they have now obviously chosen to walk. They have created a daily sacred ritual; going off and coming on the island. Are they setting up their own energy grid? Perhaps.
Often they walk smack dab down the middle of our street. Other times, they will meander in the yards. It's never a straight march. They stop. They chat amongst themselves. They gauge what is going on in front as well as behind them. It's very endearing, but what a lesson ~ enjoy your surroundings!
It IS about the journey, not the destination! By rushing to the finish line, and 'being first' you will receive no ribbon, medal or kudos from anyone. You very well will miss beautiful nuances, people and moments along the way due to the rushing.
Why not savor the journey? Is it always easy? Hardly. But once you begin to slow down and embrace the moment, no matter for how long or short, your system does slow down and who knows, maybe you'll get to see the ducks walking down your street too.
Please feel free to leave your comments below and share the Chatter. Many thanks ahead of time.
Guess what? I do NOT smudge! April 11 2017 3 Comments
I do not smudge at all any more. I use to and did for years...until we moved to Baltimore.
Here's the story:
We moved into a 'new' home in the Baltimore area. It was gorgeous. It was nestled in a grove of trees in a very small and homey neighborhood. We were renting, being new to the entire area, we weren't sure where we wished to plop permanently (as you will read, it's a GREAT thing we rented). As a welcome gift, our landlord left us not only a bottle of wine but a rather large smudge stick! Did she know me or what?
Typically, I would have jumped right in to smudge the entire house. The Gang, however, kept me busy doing MANY things; unpacking, getting settled and more. It was months and months before that smudge stick got used.
When I did finally get around to smudging, I followed all the 'rules of engagement':
- Started on the top floor
- Started on the top floor in far left corner
- Worked counter clockwise
- Took my time and lingered when necessary
- Repeated on the next two lower levels (basements count too whether they are finished or not!)
Funny thing happened afterwards. While the house felt GREAT for a day or so, it felt terrible within four days. Yes really terrible.
I let the energy settle and observed.
At that time a 'stray dog' (his term, not ours) came to live with us... a friend of one of our daughters who was very troubled. While his bedroom was in the basement (very nicely furnished by the way), he would report hearing voices and footsteps regularly going past his bedroom door.
Even the cats, Linus and Schroeder, would only go downstairs to use their bathroom and scoot back upstairs as quickly as their cute little bodies would carry them.
I saged again and this time really focused on the basement/lower level.
It got worse. Again. Voices increased, footsteps louder and now it was affecting the entire household. Everyone was getting agitated.
Focusing on anything was next to impossible.
This cycle continued a few more rounds; just had to be sure and up until this adventure, saging had always worked!
Turns out the land was cursed. In fact, if you notice I put the term 'new' in quotes at the top of this post. This is because the first house was built in the 1980s and had burned to the ground. The owner rebuilt it. While is was gorgeous and flowed beautifully, the enery was off. Very off. It was cursed via Native Americans (not sure what tribe, didn't ask). You see, Native Americans hold saging sacred and it enhances their energy and connection to the beyond. So every time I saged, I was literally empowering them!
I saged no more. We left that house within a few months of the AHA and never looked back.
NOW I only use my Sacred Mister, Clearing. This is infused with not only the amethyst crystal, but Archangel Zadkiel's energy which is aligned with the Violet Flame. All transmutative energies. Taking that kaka and putting it back to its original state of purity. Nobody gets empowered in a not so nice way with this baby and ALL feel better! Plug for a product? Sure, but as you hopefully know by now, I believe in the power of each product I create and use them all myself. In fact I'm often their guinea pig!
Please think about how the saging affects you before and afterwards; even a few days or weeks afterwards. Does it still feel yummy? If it does, you are safe. If you feel any of the symptoms above, please discontinue.
As always, I look forward to reading your comments below!
Much love and GREAT clearing!
The first backward dance of Mercury is about to happen; April 9, 2017 and goes until May 3, 2017.
When Mercury goes retrograde it may seem like all hell is breaking loose and we run for cover. If one does that, it becomes a self-fulfilled prophecy then, doesn't it? It really isn't that bad, or certainly doesn't have to be.
Why not be better prepared vs. ignoring it?
Why not acknowledge this inner gift and take advantage of this quiet time to do a bit of soul searching?
That's the gift of Mercury Retrograding. This time it hits in Taurus. While I am far from an astrology expert, I do known Taurus is the bull. The Gang is sharing that because mercury is hitting during this astrological sign, one can become more bull-headed or certainly encounter folks that are being bull headed.
IF this happens, take that literal and proverbial step back. Look at the larger picture. Why is one (including yourself) act this way? Is it out of fear? Is it out not feeling understood? Is it out of not feeling adequate? Is it...? All of these not so nice emotions can surface during a retrograde.
Here are some of the more common hiccups that can occur during a Mercury in Retrograde, no matter your astrological sign:
- Electronics going haywire - best back up your computers
- Travel mishaps - lost tickets, canceled flights, etc.
- Crying jags
To make Mercury and its backward dance more effective for you, keep these tips in mind:
- If possible, do not sign any contracts
- Do not start a new endeavor (for this reason The Angel Chatter Authorization Course will not launch until early May)
- Eat more healthily - this gives you better fuel to handle the hiccups
- Journal - get out those icky thoughts
- Allow your intuition/heart to guide you - tell the ego to go sit in the corner with a lollipop
- Take advantage of the quiet time to do some inner reflecting. Most lifestyles are incredibly busy these days... who has time to BE? Take the time now.
- Meditate. Light one of our sacred Angel Candles to deeper connect with The Gang and yourself
So you see, no need to run for cover! Take advantage of this blessing! Use the Askfirmation:
Why is it so easy to go with the flow?
And remember to allow The Gang to answer for you... NO need to find answers with Askfirmations!
So is it all doom and gloom during a retrograde? Of course not. As with all things, it greatly depends on your interpretation and reaction to any event. IF there are contracts and deals lined up to happen during retrograde, as an example, just be sure to cross those 'T' and dot those 'I'... Read every word on every page. If you don't understand something, ask! Keep asking until you do understand. Viola, no more mis-communication.
I look forward to reading your responses below!