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It’s the New Moon in Sagittarius

Wednesday, November 23 in the Northern Hemisphere is the New Moon in Sagittarius. Sagittarius is the half human, half horse archetype with the bow and arrow known for hitting it’s target with precision. It is considered the bridge between the earth & the spiritual world or heavens, about abundance in all forms, about everything that is expansive, a tendency toward over indulgence and influences to explore the off the beaten track path. As you come out of the Scorpio Lunar cycle of death & rebirth this past lunar cycle which sent us deep into our truth of self for lessons & healings, it is a good time to step forward as your changed self. This new moon comes with powerful influences to now be who you intend to be as a result of what you have just learned. Shed the old shell to become the revised self closer to living your authentic truth of self. If your growth put you in grief last cycle, Sagittarius can assist in how to process your feelings in a lighter way & feel a sense of expanded purpose of what you are learning. It is a perfect time to move into another direction, feel joyous/enthusiastic, party, but be careful not to overindulge.

This lunar cycle comes with very powerful influences to manifest what it is your heart desires. The planets are aligned in a way to deliver what it is you intend for as you set your New Moon intentions. In fact, astrologers say, “go big or go home!” But with Mercury & Venus alignments, be careful to ensure your mind and heart are in agreement with your desires or you will end up sending yourself off into another direction of which you are not intending. It will deliver your energy & motivations based on what you think and feel. When you plant the seeds out of alignment with your true intentions, the results may not be what you dreamed of. As Dr.Michael Lennox stated “know what you feel & feel what you know,” in other words – stick to that formula. Take advantage of setting intention along the lines of travel, education, expansion of all sorts – including structure & manifestation of any desires you have. Sagittarius is the spiritual seeking sign, so you can also set intentions of that sort. Just remember to pick intentions that your mind and heart are in alignment with. If you are not worthy of what you desire, it will challenge what you receive. Or if you are trying to accomplish something you really are not emotionally behind, it won’t work out.

Lastly, know that these intentions can take some time to manifest, so be patient and also be prepared for when they do, because they could materialize fast and furious, so be prepared. Stay open-hearted and be open to try something new. When you intend it is more important to surrender to the form of what materializes than to expect something specific. The universe knows what you need to accomplish what you want, so be open. It is equally important to be grateful for what arrives.
After you set your intentions, set them in motion by feeling & experiencing who you will be, visualize and simulate the part. Also feel the gratefulness of receiving it in advance.

Let’s see what the cards say & ask: How do I manifest what is in my heart and mind moving me into the future successfully? I drew a card from “The Shaman’s Dream” by Alberto Villoldo & Collette Baron-Reid. The card I drew was “The Perfect Storm.” The essential meaning is: The courage to step into life. “I say” this card sends a warning that if you are too far off course from what is true in your heart and mind, you may get caught up in the gusts and swept away, off course from your true path, as the power of this manifestation can be fast & turbulent. You don’t want to get swept away from the core of what is important to your heart, chasing someone else’s dream. Heed moving in the direction of what others may think or suggest for their approval, but be open to feel in your heart if the messages that come are true to your desires. Act on that which you feel alignment in your thoughts & heart. If you follow something you desire but don’t believe you can do it, you will be sidelined into something you are not ready to have or not want. But if you feel confident about a newly desired manifestation, follow it with curiosity, explore it, express gratefulness and celebrate the victory when it unfolds. For you have intended & manifested what is true to your heart and mind with patience.

Peace & Love, Susan

Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Americans!

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The Truth Eludes Us!

I have not had time to write lately and with the holiday’s upon us, life will only get busier. But I hope to get some blogs up without missing too much time.

This past weekend, I went to bed knowing it was Saturday and somehow woke up believing it was Monday! So first thing I checked my work e-mail and then proceeded with my morning meditation and exercise routine. Before I got dressed for the day I checked my personal e-mail and read my Daily Astro Forecast from Micheal Lennox, Astrologer. The title included the date, November 13 & in the content it read “on this Sunday.” I thought, hmmm, I must have the wrong daily forecast, justifying it in my mind, because he sends them a day early due to membership around the globe. I checked the calendar date & it was the 13th, but I didn’t bother to check the day of the week. Therefore believing I was right, I dismissed it thinking he had a typo. Holy cow – self-denial of the truth! Still dismissing it was Sunday even after that because with all my being, I believed it was Monday & I was set on that. Next I went into the kitchen and my husband expressed his dismay that his NFL team was not going to be televised today, me knowing his team played on Sunday. It was then I looked out the window and said to myself, “is it Sunday?” My mind was blank and I couldn’t connect with justification of how this could be Sunday! I felt blank and somewhat disconnected in every way, it was a bit eery.

Although this is a trivial example at best, it reminds me of how we can be misled in life about truth and how far we go before we are faced to recognize it & if we will allow ourselves to recognize it. Dr. Robert Malone says, “Humans perceive and interpret the world by comparing the information which they receive through their senses to internal models of reality. Our conscious mind does not diretly know reality. It holds a model of what it believes to be true & then compares incoming information to this.” If you are mindful of your spiritual guides, I believe life presents us with information to try to steer us toward the truth when we are off course. But if we just look through the tunnel at what we know and believe, we miss the opportunity to steer back on course to truth, as I did above. At some point, life will blatantly come at us to wake us up if we keep down the wrong path. Thankfully my husband said this to me, because I most likely would have gone to work and who knows how much of my day off I would have missed before I figured it out!

In light of this, what I did do right however, was that I accepted the truth once it no longer could escape me, shifted my reality and went about my day. What we often do is maybe worry something is wrong with ourselves or think negative, critical thoughts toward ourselves about how wrong we were, etc. Take up more of our day creating negativity within ourselves. The truth is, I have been traveling, overloaded at work, not sleeping well & was in process of fighting off a virus before it got ahold of me. Some times we are just off kilter, our energy is low and we get confused.

I have been working very hard the past couple of weeks on flowing with my heart & intuition. Hearing my inner self, but trying to be mindful of the task at hand and accepting what feels right and following it. Letting thoughts or emotions enter into my consciousness, acknowledging it and letting it pass through my mind without fixating. This morning was a longer road to get there, but because I trust that I will find truth in my actions, the truth came before I got too far down we the road. We all have our moments and we need to just course correct at times when we realize we have been lead astray either by ourself or others. Though it can be hard at times to admit we are wrong, it is our path to self-truth and healing. There are a lot of ways we can each want to deny the truth, we all have our thresholds of humility or need to be right. But thankfully life will keep presenting the truth to us as long as we are willing to recognize it and not resist it to the death of ourselves. So it is my hope that if someone is in this position, they will realize that healing comes from facing mistakes and righting wrongs. We also need to show compassion for those that course correct once they face it & find healing. I always believe that seeking forgiveness & if necessary, justice is reached, it is important to move on and heal. Even if you have fallen victim that led to your pain. Let it go and move on.

If you have emotional patterns that cause you pain and you are stuck in it, there are things you can do. I for one have suffered from anxiety on occasion. Sometimes it is perceived unknowns, but others times it is my history. When you feel like you have processed & acknowledge the events that lead to the anxiety, what I have found is the need to just stop the thought/emotional patterns when they start and replace them with how you want to feel instead. Conscious shifting of the mind and emotions. I have reached a point where I just have to make a choice to believe something else or otherwise I am trapped in my anxiety because I can’t understand what it means. It can then have no power over me and I find relief. As long as it feels true in our hearts – the mind and emotions can let go. Otherwise, our mind and emotions will take us down a hurtful path if we hang on to the pain. It is also a great time to reach out to trusted friends or a resource and share your dilemna for insight. It does no good to sink deeper into the pain feeling helpless or to beat yourself up and allow yourself to make yourself sick or feel pain.

Let’s see what the cards say is important when facing our truth and righting our wrongs. I drew a card from the “Oracle of the 7 Energies” by Collette Baron-Reid. The card I drew is “The Land Between”. The essential meaning is being between worlds, learning to be okay while at the threshold of what was and what will be, a time of waiting and evolving, gray areas, something essential yet still in development, metamorphosis. “I say” – this is a place of transition in your spiritual path. When you set intentions to change your life, you enter into a time in life where what you know is not what you desire. The discomfort of transition is a time where you have to allow yourself to feel your way through the dark, so to speak. You have to be open to stutter step, possibly bounce off a wall to learn and understand with grace. Let go of protecting yourself from humility and understand learning is stumbling at times. We usually see this as a difficult time, as being in the unknown is sometimes uncomfortable. But when you break the threshold and see the path and the resources of your goal, it becomes exciting. It is important to understand the process and not get lost in the journey. Because once you have attained the change, every step to enlightenment will be an exciting story to share. If we can learn to grow comfortable in exploring the unknown, the new to find our answers, we can swerve on our path, maybe avoid the extra weight we carry as we set out on our journey to the new reality. But understand, no matter how deep your go before you get to where you want to go has everything to do with how tightly you hold on to what is familiar. The need to know the end result or why your life was disrupted in the first place is not the path forward. Hear these concerns, but stay focused on the goal and seeing what is in front of you. Pay attention to the information that guides you & be open to new information and methods. Remember, the future is being created by what you are doing now. Change can be easier if we allow ourself to flow and trust our guidance. To get in better touch with our guidance requires practicing gratitude for what we have, being mindful of our actions and focus. Letting the negative pass through our minds and emotions so we can keep our energy up to meet spirit half way to connect & heal. Practice belief in having enough!

Peace & Love, Susan

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New Moon in Scorpio

The New Moon in Scorpio is Tuesday, October 25th in the Northern Hemisphere. As New Moons go, it is a time to write intentions for what it is you intend for in your future. Scorpio is considered one of the most intense influencing archetypes by some astrologers and is about death & rebirth. So we not only are creating new intentions, but are also focusing on what it is we need to let go of. Kind of like the New Moon and Full Moon in one. Letting things that no longer work die within yourself to be reborn for what better serves you moving forward. This New Moon focuses on going within your heart and mind to see what no longer aligns with the desired changes you want for your life, a new path forward toward a better reality fulfilling your dreams. This entails communication, relationships, community, giving and receiving love. When you do an inventory of what you are ready to give up to become your reborn self, then your life will begin to change. How you see the world, how you look at others, how you label things external to your heart, cleaning up your ego, the actions needing improvement in order to get what you desire. Nothing magically happens without acknowledging what no longer fits into your desired self. So when you are focusing on your new intentions, be sure to acknowledge & be honest about what must die in order to become who you say you want to be, to have the life you desire.

With Mars presently sitting still before it goes retrograde soon until March, it is a time to get in alignment of walking your talk. Connecting to your personal life purpose, your Dharma. With eclipse season launching as well, things are amplified and intensified in strength and speed. There has to be acknowledgement & a willingness to allow change and transformation at a deep level. Remembering that everything starts within and projects out to the world which formulates opportunity and change. Then realigning yourself with the world you create. Thus it could mean leaving friendships/relationships, thought patterns, reactions or actions that no longer align with who you are & to enter into the reborn reality of what you want and desire. For instance, you may find that certain people in your life may have been very good for you at one point in your life, but they are no longer aligning with the direction you are moving. Inventory the way you think, judge, finger point, shame, control, co-depend, over extend, etc. & recognize how it affects the balance in your life. New life comes by acknowledging all the things in life that no longer fit and carrying out the change without having to get acknowledgement from others. It is about finding your tribe and being a part of it somewhere in the middle without “having to be” the best or the worst. Just being your true self with heartfelt intentions without attachments, flowing and trusting. It is a true form or reform.

Take the time to rest, let life flow through you. A busy mind can block you from inner wisdom. It is also important to acknowledge some of the things that are happening in the world are a result of the collective. You will know soon enough what needs to change & learn from it, if you give yourself time to clear your mind, move away from all that life throws at you that involves chaos, confusion and resistance. Dream, imagine, meditate to open your mind for wisdom and spirit to flow and get in touch with your heart to align with your true intentions. This is truly a time to inventory the inner so that the outer may manifest toward your dreams. Your end result should be about walking your talk!

Let’s see what the cards say you need to know in order to identify what needs to die as we set our intentions toward rebirth. The card I drew is from the ‘Wisdom of the Oracle ‘deck by Collette Baron-Reid. The card is “the Fates.” The essential meaning of this card is fate, karma, acceptance that there are things you cannot change and knowing what those things are. The book says the Serenity Prayer sums up the meaning of this card: “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. It may not be in your cards to understand why certain events occurred, but you can accept the mystery and work with what those events and what your current circumstances have to teach you. Some things are fated to happen due to the collective, nature & past experiences you may never understand and are uncontrollable. I say, we have to learn to get in touch with what feels honest and true in the now and flow with it as circumstances unfold. Follow what you feel aligns with your foundation including the intentions of outcomes for the good for all. Let go of needing to tear others down to justify yourself & feed your ego. Instead find your place within the world that reflects what you believe to be true. Understand the things you don’t align with have their own place, their own lessons and their own path, find your tribe-your place. Become a working part of it to naturally empower and strengthen your dreams into reality. Walk your talk as inner self equals the reflection of your outer world. And remember some of what is being reflected could be ancestral or from a past live that you came into this lifetime to experience and heal.

Peace, Susan

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Living Truth is Living Proof….

It seems when we are misaligned with our truth we are lead astray from what is important to us. We find ourselves making excuses or place blame for why we didn’t accomplish what it is we set out to accomplish. I know there are literally times when you are so busy living your truth, you fall behind, I am not talking about those times & in those times you restructure to find balance. When you are working against the truth in your heart, you are off the path of why you came into this world – living your true purpose. You feel like oil in water in your own life. Sometimes it takes becoming so unhappy, you do destructive things to yourself, or create a scenario to have your life blow up before you are able to change course. Sometimes hardship is part of your life plan you came here to work out in this lifetime, but it takes being connected to your truth to see you through it in a healthy way. Being motivated outside your heart, takes you to places you usually don’t want to be.

Just to give an example, I am a procrastinator at times. I sometimes find procrastination is a gestation period of processing to find my truth before I will act. Or I also believe it can be about timing to get the best outcome. Distinguishing the motivation of non-action is important. When I am doing something I really don’t want to do, I wait until I am at the deadline and grudge through it, or I wait until what I have convinced myself is the absolute perfect time to complete it. The perfect time comes when I figure out what is blocking me from taking action or admiting I really didn’t want to do it anyway. Why? That is what I have to ask myself when I am frozen. How did I get here & where do I want to go instead? Who am I doing this for? Yet another question I have to ask. It always leads me back to needing a change to realign with my truth.

Of course we all have responsibilities in life that are not fun, but being grateful you are able to do it makes a big difference in how you approach things in life. There is always someone who has it worse than you. We can live in the excuse, deny ourselves success or be grateful you have the opportunity to live a great life and the responsibilities that come with it. If we drag it out, we fall into self-criticism, stress about not getting it done, or be in utter dread without motivation to cause further stress. Why? That is what you have to ask yourself. Why do you want to disempower yourself? It takes courage to embark on the discomfort of something new. To be guided by trust and faith that your truth will lead you to the end goal, once you get through the unknown, the growing pains. At your most challenged moments talk to spirit and ask them to guide you to resolve. If you truly believe and are in alignment, your answers will come. But remember, sometimes what you want you may not be ready for, so be patient and do the work to get there.

The best thing often times is to just do what you need to get done, the minute you recognize you need to. Then it is over with. No valuable time is wasted. Sometimes all it takes is 1 small step to get going because once you start things seem to change and unfold. Remember, if you are frozen, don’t know what to do or how to start, then turn to spirit and ask for help. Help is always possible, believe it & when it comes, be grateful.

As we are human and constantly growing and changing, we can feel a bit off in the processing phase of change. If you choose to settle for less than what is optimal to your truth, then look at the imbalances it creates in your life to decide if they are worth it. It is your choice & you have to take responsibility for what you accept. Obviously when it comes to relationships with others, we all are different from one another & we need to accept people for who they are, so in turn we can be accepted. We can either drag each other down or build each other up. We all are connected and our individual lives are based on the overall wellness of one another.

Differences are healthy, but they can also be unhealthy. Being with someone who is very opposite than you can be very enlightening, growth provoking or unworkable. Depending on how you choose to react to it. I am very intuitive & my husband is very intellectual. Together we have a lot of common interests. We do many things differently than one another and therefore we learn from one another. It takes radical acceptance, to let go of the negative and flow to see what there is to learn. The things I don’t like, I don’t let limit my life. And if they do, that is on me. If it changes to be not okay, we work to make it work for each of us because we are committed to each other. We agree we want each other to be able to do the things that are most important to each of us, but work to keep the balance of togetherness. On top of that, we value our friendship & respect one another. However, when a relationship affects your quality of life or disagrees with your most important values in life, it can be a struggle. If it is steering you away from who you are and what is important, are you really on course? That is not the life I choose for myself personally. We each have to decide & take responsibility for our choices and how we choose to live. If something is not workable, then we have to make the necessary change. When you live out of alignment, it affects your whole life, especially your physical body. So protecting someone to avoid change is really only hurting the person you are protecting because you are both out of your truth, getting by and not fulfilling your life purpose. Imbalanced & unsatisfied. To start, you have to recognize what you need to change and if you can’t bring yourself to do it, then ask for help and answers for guidance to start. It is so liberating to be happy, in alignment with truth and to have those around you feeling the same. Life is always evolving & has it’s ups and downs, but don’t get stuck on the carousel going in a repetitive circle trying to stay safe and comfortable. Because at some point it will throw you off and you will wonder where the time went and see what you have lost living safe. Remember, spirit is always there to help support and guide you.

Lets look to the cards to see what we each need to know about finding our truth in our life path in relationships. I drew a card from the Wisdom of the Oracle by Collette Baron-Reid. The card I drew was “Serendipity!” The essential meaning from the book is: Opportunity allied with readiness; the awareness of synchronicity; luck and good fortune appearing as signs and symbols; a magical alignment of events. Wow, how appropriate is that message?! When you are living your best life, connected to your truth, the magic happens in accomplishments. We all have the ability to harmonize our life with magical outcomes, good fortune and pure joy when we stay in alignment with our truth. When you are in your truth, spirit is in line with you giving guidance & support. The flow of the magic from a higher power surrounds you and propells your life forward with obvious opportunities, people and signs. Being of service for the good of all is so important to your path of truth. How do you get there if you are not there now? Write down the things you like and don’t like about your life right now. Categorize them in a controllable column and uncontrollable column. Set strategies with the controllable column, take actions to resolve them. Then pray or meditate for anwers and enlightenment to what you feel is uncontrollable. Remember, everything in our life is a reflection of what we believe and accept inside ourselves. You have the power to create a better world by being good to yourself by living your truth, this raises your energy/vibrations which sends encouragement to others in the world. Being good to yourself with the component of for the good of all mixed into your thoughts and actions is a perfect recipe for success. But it has to start with you!

Peace & love, Susan

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Full Moon in Aries

October 9, 2022 at 1:54pm, PDT is the Full Moon in Aries. This Full Moon comes with great potential for healing in our relationships. We have the Sun (conscious awareness), Mercury (mind) & Venus (heart, giving & receiving love) all in Libra (the inventor of relationships- the we, balance, harmony, justice) opposing Chiron (the great healer). The Full Moon (unconscious awareness) is in Aries (I am) and is a time of letting go. How can we take this we vs me polarity and let it lead us toward healing?

This past year astrologically, has been about healing and releasing, opening our hearts to give & receive love more. A moment where we discover, when you do not feel love, it is a moment to release and let love in to heal. This is a time to replace judgement, hatred, right and wrongness to deepen your love toward healing to create solutions. Remember that relationships are not just about romance. It is first about the relationship with yourself, our immediate environment & the collective universe. You must first look in the mirror and see what you are reflecting. A good measure is looking at your world to see the results of your reflection, as inner = outer. But the most important relationship is with your spiritual connection, however you define it. When you put that relationship first, everything else thrives. Because you connect with a wisdom and truth to guide you. This is a time to move closer to letting love be your motivation in life and to be able to receive what you give. Putting forth love of all things so that what doesn’t presently line with love, will be moved to change or die. To heal, we must let things go that don’t serve the collective, so the new can be born. That comes when we reflect curiosity to what we don’t understand or perceive as familiar. Then open our hearts to connect with our truth, to do in a loving way, what is good for the collective, which in turn creates change on a massive level & within ourselves.

Let’s see what the cards say we need to let go of so that we can feel more balance, harmony & love in our relationship to ourself & the world. I drew a card from the Enchanted Map deck by Collette Baron-Reid. The card I drew was “Heal the Ouch” in protection mode. Meaning we need to pay extra attention to the essential meaning of this card which is: Forgiveness is the healer of the soul. The book says in so many words to make amends for any harm you’ve done, recognize how you’ve been selfish, greedy or inconsiderate. Let go of resentments to those who have done you wrong. Forgiving and loving yourself is important. Be humble and willing to admit to your weaknesses. Bring healing light to old wounds. I say – wow, that is a pretty perfect answer to the question. I hope you will take time to evaluate what it is you need to let go of within yourself so you may heal and live a more loving life. So in return, your world becomes a reflection of love that you are worthy of receiving. Sending much healing love to all.

Peace, Susan

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The Thin Veil

October is such a fun time for connecting with Spirit. It is the time of year when the veil between the earth and the spirit world is thinnest. Typically it is a time when your intuition is stronger than normal. If you are working to raise your vibration to connect with the spirits on the other side, your abilities are more empowered at this time. It is a good time to focus on learning meditation to open space in your conscious mind to let spirit in, setting intentions to connect with your higher self and to use tools to ask questions and find answers through your spiritual practice. If you have tools you use to connect with your intuition, you might consider utilizing it on a daily basis this month. I will be drawing Oracle Cards every morning this month & then of course if I have additional questions will use them for supportive insight. They always lead me to discover things about myself and assist in problem solving. If you are longing to connect with someone who has passed, this is also an excellent time to consider a reading with a Medium. Get a personal referral from a friend with someone they have personal reference to their work so you know they are the real deal.

Let’s draw a card to see what spirit has to tell us today about expanding our spiritual practice for empowerment. The card I drew from the Enchanted Map by Collette Baron-Reid is “Metamorphosis” in protection (upside down). Protection simply means we need to slow down and listen carefully to this message. The essential meaning of this card means: You are in the process of deep and beautiful change. The Protection book message says: There are times of chaos and darkness that occur, much like the growing pains of the caterpillar becoming the butterfly. There is a tendency to expect the worse when difficulty arises – when something is taken away or unwanted circumstances come to challenge you to let go of old ideas about how life is supposed to be. You are experiencing the temporary discomfort we all must go through before the beauty is revealed. I say: How interesting I drew this card, because I experienced this last night. Before I went to bed, I read a couple headline stories from a news source that were chillingly disturbing. Not a good decision on my part to do this before bed! It created stress in my mind and my thoughts were reeling, my emotions of fear and helplessness came to the surface. As it started to feel into emotional pain I suddenly had insight to recognize that I was in charge and I was not going to fall for this fearful narrative I had just read about. I instantly changed my emotions to confidence and started to say out loud & then write down what I believed was possible, what I was going to do to counter it. I was creating a plan of empowerment & believing it, my whole demeanor changed, my fear was gone and I believed good is possible. Small steps in the direction toward solutions. It was the difference between feeling overwhelmed and sinking into fear thinking, to beginning to create a plan of solutions. Even if I didn’t know the answers, I created the belief answers would come to me and it would be ok. I believed would be guided to do what I need to do to be safe and empowered. I then drew 3 Oracle cards to see what other insight I needed to know about, where I was headed and what the potential of my actions could create. It all brought me peace of mind. Empower yourself at your weakest moments. Create support you can turn to when you feel confused. Take time every day to reach out or pray to your spirit guides and ask for help to find your answers. They are there for you, all you have to do is ask, trust & have faith in truth. There is always light waiting to shine through darkness, you just have to look for it. Remember you are not only helping yourself, but you are helping others by the energy you create in finding & generating solutions. Energy is the source of consciousness & action. Make it honest & for the good of all! Be a part of the greater good, the empowered good!

Peace & love, Susan

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Dreams and Healing

This morning just as I woke, I had a strong impression from the ending of a dream. It was the only thing I remembered once awake. I was in my home town, driving away from my family home. When I noticed my dog, Sonny was running away from the house after me. My mom was standing on the porch. I was in my blue car I drove just after college. I felt like I had to stop so Sonny would stop chasing me. When I stopped to turn around, my car died. I tried to restart it, but it wouldn’t start. Sonny as you see in the picture above has hair missing. But in the dream it was fully grown, fluffy gold hair and he looked very healthy. When he came into rescue 2 yrs. ago, they shaved his coat because it was all matted. His coat has never fully grown back. We have been working recently on healing him from a bladder infection and getting his thyroid working again as it plummeted this past year. He has also been having difficulty getting up the stairs and slowing down. I have been working with a vet and homeopath & feeling a bit worried about him.

As I woke up, I felt my hands were swollen, my neck stiff and my upper back was out. But I felt first thing was to write down my dream before I forgot it. So I wrote the dream down asking to know what it meant & why I felt so horrible physically. I then listened to a private video talk with Medium Shawn Leonard. I am just getting ready to start a 1 yr. course with him today and this was the last free video. He had a couple of his students on the video, one a Reiki Healer & the other an empath. As I listened to their testimonies of his work and gained some insight from their experiences, that in return began to inspire intentions to set for myself. I started to feel motivated do some yoga as I listened to help myself feel better physically. Then I had this overwhelming feeling to lay flat on my back and visualize my skeleton in alignment. I visualized starting at my feet and going all the way up my body, on my back, one vertebrae at a time, visualizing everything aligned. I could sense the areas that were out of place and visually aligned them. Then I went to my heart, it was an empty space & black, there was nothing there. I saw these hands cover my heart and start to do compressions, but still nothing was there, it was black. I began to try to create light and the healing color of green on my heart while the compressions were going on. The understanding I got from this visual was, I need to let go of the fear and beliefs that hold me back from moving forward with my intuitive and healing practice. I also need to connect & love my body more. Right now my life is divided between what I have to do & what I want to do. I don’t have enough time to fulfill my wishes of how I spend my time and it makes me frustrated and overwhelmed at times. So my body is out of balance and feeling the physical strain of that division, emotions and thought patterns. I asked to be shown the way to unification and balance & to let go of the fear that holds me back. I finished feeling a lot better physically after I was done. I also felt clarity on what my dream was telling me, the message was that Sonny is going to heal. He is not electing to go “home” where my mother was standing. My mother is 94yrs. old with dementia and clearly not on a healing path. Sonny has chosen not to follow her, but to follow me toward healing. I feel in my heart he is going to get better, so I am letting go of the worry and believing he will be okay. My car not starting seems like it was my fear and worry that was standing in the way of his healing as well. Dogs are so connected to their owners and if we are worried, they feel it.

I hope you can see from the story above how you can create answers in your life by following your inspirations. I believe what I described above was lead by spirit. My mornings are generally filled with meditation, journaling, yoga, muscle strengthening before I start my day. Sometimes I draw an Oracle Card for inspiration & include that in my journaling as well. Or as today, if I have a dream, I always write that down first in my journal before starting the rest of my routine. This morning I followed my instinct which ended with me finding answers I needed to hear for healing & ended with me doing my normal morning routine. The seeds of spirit can lead you to your answers if you trust and believe.

If you would like a reading, please go to my web page, http://www.giftedtruths.com and check out my services. Happy healing!

Peace, Susan

Affirmations · Astrology · Dreams · Inspiration · Intuitive · Mediums · Oracle Reading · Selfhelp

Woo for you!

I wasn’t feeling any particular inspiration of what to write about today, so thought I’d just draw some Oracle Cards and see what we need to know at this time. I drew 3 cards from my Enchanted Map deck by Collette Baron-Reid. The first card I drew that represents what has happened/past is “Rescue”. The card representing now is “Balancing Act” and the 3rd card representing what is ahead is “Intention.”

Looking at the past, the Rescue card reflects on the past, especially the past few years of the pandemic. Where a lot of people have felt isolated, in chaos, experienced uncontrollable losses, confusion and a need to know what the outcome is going to be. It has most likely been one of the most challenging times in many people’s lives. Our past experiences can create hardship, anxiety, depression, broken relationships and divide. When in a hard time in our life, some of us may have been hoping this would just miraculously end and life would go back to normal without taking any action to provoke change. Just asking it to end. That is Rescue – giving away your power, doing nothing to change the circumstances in your life. Falling victim and sinking deeper. Forgetting that you have the power to move forward in spite of your circumstances. A situation like this can happen to help us realize that we need to let go of the belief that something outside ourselves has our answers. That what others say to us dictates our life. We need to commit to make our own decisions and to run our own life. We have the power to change our lives and that happens by where we place our beliefs. Instead of chasing life, let life chase you. Instead of wishing to be rescued, rescue yourself. We are meant to be our own creators and when we create our own solutions, life chases us. Life forms around the path we create for ourselves. What do you want for your life? What do you believe for your life? Do you let outside circumstances dictate that. Or do you see what surrounds you in your life and decide what you want to change about it? Your path forward is to learn to connect with what you desire and to focus on attaining that. Take time to meditate to open space for your spirit guides to connect with you. Ask them questions to help you solve your problems. They are there for you, waiting to help. Another way to start driving your life is to write in a journal. Just write down what you are feeling, what you need help with, what you are experiencing each day. When you get focused on writing intuitive answers start to flow through you. They may come as you are writing, or later. But they will come if you open yourself to receive. This is a great time for spiritual connection to others & more importantly, yourself to bring balance to your life.

The now card – Balancing Act, we are working on finding the balance in our present life & letting go of the wounds of our history that interfere with our path forward. It is time to acknowledge the stories you are telling others and yourself. Right now as we work with the influences of the planets and astrological signs, we have Venus (Love) in Libra (balance, harmony, justice, fairness) with Jupiter (abundance) present. This is a perfect time to go within and ask to see what it is to know about finding balance & harmony in your life for healing so that you can move on to creating a new direction or improving the direction you are headed. When you feel truth inside yourself about what you are doing, how you are spending your time and how you are acting, you are on the right path. When you feel ill at ease, like something isn’t right, it is risky & you may fail or life is not working out, you need to go within and connect with your heart and find what feels right. Identify when you are being motivated by what you have experienced, been told or scared into believing. Change your thoughts and emotions to positive confidence. Trust your inspirations and act on them. Right now, the influence of Jupiter has added to the mix and that is about creating abundance. Given the positioning, it is important to focus on the grandness of your efforts as you can be inspired to be a bit over the top in your offerings of love, friendship or good will. Find the balance! What is motivating you moving forward? Make it balanced and truthful to the heart and for the good of all. Let your inspirations lead and life will follow. But be mindful of creating balance in your actions. Try neutral emotionally for a while. That means listening to your heart, trusting your instincts that feel clear and true and then acting.

We close on “Intention”. If you are having trouble finding balance or letting go of the victim, down on your luck stories you are telling yourself & others, be honest and ask yourself why you need to hang on to this. What is it giving you, that you don’t believe you can create for yourself in a more productive way. Are you unable to ask for what you want or need? Do you have trouble accepting help? We can feel very restricted because of the thought/emotional patterns hardship creates within ourselves. It is time to let go of the chaos and conflict you see in your outer world and go within to create peace and empowerment. You have the power to change your life by connecting to your inner desires. Attach those desires to love and take some action that results in the good for all involved or affected. Visualize what you want, think of how you will feel being in this place in your life of fulfilled desires. And don’t judge yourself for the desires you want. Make sure it is true to your heart, what you truly think is the best thing for your life moving forward, not conformed to what your present circumstances are showing you. Write it down and take an action, one small step to start. There will always be chaos in this world. But to separate yourself from life because of it is to disempower your life. If your present circumstances are not working, you are not a prisoner to it. Get creative and decide a new way for yourself. Be aware of the road blocks in your mind that may come up that prove you are not capable or not worthy. Start small and do what you can now & intend for the rest to follow as you start. Be willing to make adjustments as the need arises by changing your limitations to aspirations & actions toward your desires. If you intend true to your heart, there will be synchronicities, serendipities & unknown opportunities. Maybe even pleasant surprises! Stay present in the now, trust what you desire is possible and have faith it will happen! Make life chase you, to form your reality around your creativity & desires. Peel though the layers of wounds and create a new empowerment of fearless fulfillment and dreams come true. And don’t talk yourself out of it along the way!

If you would like a reading, go to http://www.giftedtruths.com and check out my services. I would love to help you create your dreams in life!

Peace, Susan

Affirmations · Astrology · Dreams · Inspiration · Intuitive · Oracle Reading · Selfhelp · Truth

New Moon In Libra

The Full Moon in Libra is Sunday October 25 in the Northern Hemisphere. Libra is about aligning your inner beliefs with your outer world to create balance, fairness and harmony in relationships. Being your true self and expressing it. Having the courage to have honest conversations aligned with your heart (truth). There are influences that support the heart and spirit to align. So if you follow your heart, are motivated by love & divinely guided to do the right thing in your life, you will get where you want to be in life. Check mate for motives of co-dependency, judgement of others, manipulation & controlling others. Those are the dark side of the influence of Libra and this is a good time for them to be illuminated to heal & be let go. They can be the limiting qualities preventing us from having the relationships truly desired in life.

Fall Equinox in the N. hemisphere is a time when the length of daylight & nighttime are at a balance before days get shorter and nights longer. Spirits presence is magnified in your conscious awareness at the same time you are able to go deep into your unconscious. The light illuminates the darkness. This is an excellent time to evaluate what your inner most desires are in relationships with people and your world. It is a time to look at how those two align. Make a list and categorize what you “really” want your life to look like in relationships and day to day. Then note/categorize what your relationships are & what exists in your reality, your world. Next start to pay attention to your thoughts & emotional patterns & place them in the categories of desires vs. reality so you can be aware of the associations you have within yourself to each. Recognize what motivates you to take the actions or non-actions in your life. Is it fear, judgement or fear of being judged, thinking too far in the future, the need to know the outcomes, self-criticism, lack of worthiness, wounds from your past actions and their outcomes? This will give you a reality check of why things are the way they are in your life. Remember your outer world, your world realities are a direct reflection of what you belief inside yourself. Your inner beliefs are a mirror of your present world, acknowledge that. Journaling on a daily basis about what you are thinking and feeling also gives you something to look back over to recognize your patterns & life associations. Change can only come if you are honest about what you no longer want in your life and you take action to change.

In setting your intentions this month, know with Mercury in retrograde until early October & Mars is going into retrograde around the same time, our intentions will be slower to manifest. This gives us time to work on the issues we have that keep us from getting what we want or need in life so that we can create a truer outcome. Trust spirit to show you the way and read the signs presented. When you feel inspired to act toward your desires & truth resonates in your heart, have the courage to act. When you feel unsure, you need to keep focusing on what you want and resolve your conflict. It is very important to believe you deserve everything you desire. If you don’t, you need to know why and heal the beliefs that block you from having your desires or change course to authenticity. What you believe is who you are and what your world currently reflects back to you. Inner = Outter!

I want to share a story, today I called my vet office to request lab records for my dog before I went to pick up his prescription. When I called, I could tell that the receptionist was being bombarded with lots of calls as she didn’t answer the first attempt and then put me on hold the 2nd time, it seemed hectic. When I requested to have copies of the labs, she quickly replied “well I may not have them for you by the time you pick up the prescription.” I replied, “I understand, could you mail or e-mail them when you have time?” Because I really did understand, I could tell she was overwhelmed. She then replied very quickly, “well, I have your file right here and it’s not like you are asking me to copy the entire file, I’ll do it right now.” I was delighted and surprised by her sudden change. I truly believe she just needed some understanding & my reply created a shift in what she could and couldn’t do. My point is, we need to offer compassion to others. There are lots of moving parts in each of our lives & usually we only know a slice of another’s reality. When we offer compassion and understanding, we often have a better & more honest outcome.

Let’s draw a card: Today I am drawing from the “Wisdom of the Oracle” deck by Collette Baron-Reid. My question is what can everyone do to move closer to authenticity in their lives in relationships to self and their world? I drew “Not for you.” The essential meaning of this card from the book is: A clear knowing that something is being denied you. The book goes on to say, there are times that no matter how hard you work at something, the result you seek seems to elude you. This is a card to radically accept that not everything is available to you when you want it. There are forces who desire the best for you & have a much clearer idea of what is for your highest good. “Rejection is God’s protection.” Something much better that will make you happy is on it’s way. Sometimes the flags escape your observation or you refuse to acknowledge them. When a relationship is not meant to be, it is not possible to make it be. Think of rejection as protection from the Divine. I will leave you with the above message from the book to ponder, pay attention to what may have come into your awareness when you read this and ask to be guided to understand. Or decide if what you desire is truly what you want.

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Peace & Love, Susan

Affirmations · Dreams · Inspiration · Intuitive · Mediums · Mediumship · Oracle Reading · Selfhelp · Truth

Self-Healing

Since I was in my mid-20’s I have been working on self-healing. It was the physical pain that caught my attention and the recognition I needed change to heal. I discovered Louise L. Hay very early in that journey. She focused on mental causes for pain & illness & how to change your thinking to heal as well as the importance of self-love. She published several books and did tireless work helping people to understand the mental patterns within themselves were the root cause of illness. She said through her own process, she learned she had to stop blaming people and circumstances outside herself for her own pain and misfortune. After all, your actions in life are motivated by how you think, feel and believe. Not only did she show people that repetitive negative thought patterns create pain and illness, but she also taught them use of positive affirmations to replace the negative patterns to heal.

As a young adult I started to have physical body pain and could never find a way to heal it. It was mostly neck, shoulders and back pain. When I discovered Louise L. Hay’s philosophy, I began looking at it in a different way. At times, my neck pain would become unbearable, before I would start to pay attention. At that point, it motivated me to listen to what I was telling myself & note when it would trigger the pain to understand coinciding affects I was manifesting. I was able to stop the pain by changing my thoughts to more positive beliefs and began to understand how I had created my pain. Depending on when you try to change course with your situation, you may have a web of thoughts, emotions & actions to change, but starting with recognizing your thoughts that trigger the symptoms begins the shift. You also have to commit to let go of the attachments that justify what you believe to be true to be able to make the shift. Sometimes that requires going inside yourself to process incidents, recognize where the thought originated & recognizing how this thought pattern serves your life presently. It takes commitment to change the way of thinking and believing to see results. When you constantly think negatively it triggers all kinds of things in the body physically, how you respond to situations and the actions you take or don’t take in your life that contribute to the problem. You may have done severe damage to yourself by a decision & acted on it in your past that creates your present reality. When you forgive yourself and change that within yourself, there can be healing.

I am sure you are not a stranger to the reality of stress on the body. Not only do you trigger body chemistry, but you trigger energy to continue to manifest this reality of pain/illness. You feed this reality for yourself and reconfirm it when it serves your beliefs. It is always good to recognize what it is you are getting out of your pain. How does it serve you in spite of the pain or illness. What would you prefer instead? Our body has a defense system to try to help us survive in flight or fight mode, but over time, our body falls to illness trying to sustain that lifestyle of stress. When I do energy balancing on people I can hear what their body tells me to help the person process what is stuck. It is a mutual dialogue between the person, their body & myself. People also receive communication from their body during the session as well and learn to do inner-self dialogue. Sometimes physical misalignments have to be physically corrected & you have to change to maintain the alignment.

Albert Einstein said: “We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.” It is the same with energy as Shawn Leonard pointed out during a private seminar recently: “You can’t change the same level of energy with the same level of energy. Remember we are all spirit, just living a human experience.” To make true change, you have to let go and aspire to a higher consciousness of unconditional love of self and others. Let go of blame, anger, helplessness, etc. Take responsibility for your part in situations that play out in your life. On some level, there is some responsibility you can grasp if you really open yourself to find it. Even if it is a just lack of knowing. Love yourself & love others for the good of all, because energy attracts energy. By making improvements with your own health, it helps to shift the energy to empower others to do the same. Remember, we are all connected & the new influence of your changed energy then exists for us all to become empowered, it has an affect. This is just another example of how we affect our environment by our actions and energy. It is sort of a human super power at our fingertips for the good of all!

The photo on this post is a reference guide by Louise L Hay for thoughts associated with different bodily conditions/illness that illustrates the thoughts & affirmations associated with several medical conditions. It is one of my first self-help books that I still use today and I am sure you can tell it is very used & dated. Thankfully I just reordered a new edition. Below I have given you a couple examples from the book:

Problem: Headache – Probable Cause: Invalidating the self. Self-criticism. Fear. – New Thought Pattern: I love and approve of myself. I see myself and what I do with eyes of love. I am safe.

Problem: Indigestion – Probable Cause: Gut level fear, dread, anxiety. Griping or grunting. – New Thought Pattern: I digest and assimilate all new experiences peacefully and joyously.

There are many healing resources available in this world to help with self-healing that are more organic and capable of producing real change. I am not one to turn to medication unless it is a situation of necessity, as I feel they are a mask and not the solution. I don’t condone medication and realize it is necessary in certain cases. But ultimately, I am after the root cause, not the passivity of a convenient relief, as ultimately you are pushing the problem deeper into the body moving toward a chronic, irreparable dis-ease. Sometimes medication can provide a temporary relief until you can heal yourself. But feeling the pain helps to undo the puzzle to figure out how you can balance the trigger/effect. These are my beliefs of course that I have used to navigate my life & health. I too am a student.

Let’s see what the cards say! I am using the “Oracle of the 7 Energies” deck by Collette Baron-Reid. The card I drew is: “Wishing Upon a Star.” The essential meaning of this card is: Intentions based on your desires and aspirations, the act of consciously committing to a vision, sacrificing something of value, gambling on yourself, trusting that dreams can become reality, the importance of daydreams.” The book goes on to say, “Perhaps the point all along is not how something can happen, but the power of wishing and intending.” I say, this is all so important that no matter what gets you down in life, know there is a solution. If you intend for a solution, you will be so blown away by the magic from the universe when you open yourself with optimism to see the answers. We often let ourselves believe in disappointment & failure over the true belief in the power of optimism & success. You lose the race when you give up. Ask for help at this moment & believe. We have many thoughts and emotions that keep us from believing we can attain the end result of solutions. Recognize each and every one of those walls, tricks and patterns within yourself that try to prevent you from getting to your success & replace them with “I can, I will, I am.” Healing is like driving to a party with only the address & no directions in a unfamiliar place. You have to trust your instinct, stop to talk to people along the way to get advice and to look for land markers to know where to turn until you reach your destination. Having an end goal in sight, asking for help & trusting spirit to help when you are well intended and from a space of love, is true magic and should be a way of life to find your true path in life. Trust & give it a try with a loving heart!

If you would like an Oracle Card reading, please go to http://www.giftedtruths.com and check out my services. I would love to assist with your journey!