Eclipse into your true power.

FullSizeRender 2Today is a very special day! A rare second new moon in the same month. A double eclipse in the same sun sign (Leo) – a greater rarity. A total eclipse over one continent only (US). Even greater rarity. This definitely calls in for some insane acknowledgement.

There are always enormous layers to the messaging of a day like today and it is fair for you to pick any of them. Broadly it is a day when you should allow your mind to be wild and free in its imagination and possibility of creation. Call in your deepest desires with a sense of deep empowerment and know they will manifest for that is your truth and power. Immense imaginative powers are at play here, so use them to enhance your collective potential. Call in the best of yourself.

This is a time of great potential and celebration.

Yet, there is a need to consider the aspects that come in the way of us experiencing our complete power and in turn our collective best. We must acknowledge the darkness that shades the light. This eclipse is a total solar eclipse that is visible only within the US or as a play with words within us.

Those in power can help or abuse. At present those in power in the US, are opening up channels for people to express their true selves – so that means if they are bigots and haters then they are coming out in their fullness and expression. Those that stand against bigots and haters are also coming into their full expression.

Yet one thing to keep in mind is that whether we are the white supremacists who hate or the ones that hate the white supremacists – it matters not – the word HATE is the common denominator. This is true for humanity at large.

While we may see it highlighted in the US it is not a US problem. It takes bravery on a soul level for anyone to stand up to be a mirror to darkness and if the US has chosen to be so – that is only its bravery and that of its people. Ultimately, these shadows exist within all of us – to a large or smaller degree in an acceptable or an unacceptable manner. We today function as a global community, and hence we learn from each other. We should acknowledge this lesson is as much for us as for anyone else.

If we want to experience our true power than we have to be brave. Brave is not the fight outside of us but the fight within. The darkness we see outside of ourselves lies within us. While this might seem like a ‘wrong statement’ especially for the good guys – it is the truth. Ultimately if we are affected by this anger and hatred and bigotry, it is so because even if it be dormant, it still exists within us. Rather than wait a lifetime or lifetimes for it to rise and show itself we can use the energies available to us today to work on our darkness (eclipse) especially the spaces of anger, hate, bigotry(US). In recognising these exist within us – we have the opportunity to allow the light in as we set new intentions (new moon) to shine our brightest best and experience our ultimate true power (Leo).

Hate lies in the heart of those in pain. In healing our hearts we are healing our pain leading us onto experiencing our true power.

This might not be an easy journey which is why Inner power (empowerment) exists in the heart of the true and brave.

We must all RISE to be better versions of our selves. What we do as individuals affects the collective.

Be strong – be wild – be free!

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The 3 branches of life

For a long time I saw Life as a flow between the spaces of giving and receiving…

We believe we can only truly live when we have received enough and so we chase that elusive next $. Chasing it we end up losing focus on the quality of life that we are currently living.  Sometimes we earn or have so much we stress out on how can we give or share more – for many they feel good only when they have the umbrella of “giving” attached to them as it enables their sense of worth or goodness.

In between these two lies a third branch. Living. It might seem as such an obvious statement. One might think ‘of course we are all living – if we are breathing and we are alive – then we are living’. Yet do we live mindfully?

Mindful living includes the actions of giving and receiving. Yet rather than let outer motivations define which actions we engage in – mindful living allow us to do so without judgement. There is nothing I ‘have’ to do – there is what I must do or need to do from an inner perspective or knowingness.

Happiness is a destination we all seek. Yet there is no where to journey to.

When we hold the fallacy that a place, time or person holds our key to happiness we shall always be waiting or seeking. Happiness exists in the now; in the present moment. It is in mindful living that we find happiness. For in that mindfulness we are able to receive the guidance of our inner beingness or God. This guidance can be deeply profound or simple. It might help you understand the mysteries of life or just be a GPS to the choices that you make in your everyday life.

The initial effort must be to work towards this space of alignment. For those that have dedicated their lives to this purpose will experience a greater alignment than possibly you or me who have chosen to straddle both the spiritual and material world. Those people grow into masterhood and are able to be the physical gateway for masses thereby attaining the title of Master. Yet, it is possible for each one of us to achieve a fair degree of inner alignment which is useful in navigating us (to a fair degree) in our regular everyday world.

In this space of living your inner guidance will tell you where to apply your focus. So you might be in the space where you need to earn and work and make a lot of money. Or it might be that your purpose is in the space of service. I know that when I stopped working for personal reasons – there was always this desire to be back at work – contributing…yet, as much as i desired it or believed it was what was needed it didn’t really happen. The reason for that is because it was not the right time – there were other areas i needed to focus on and work with.

We define our worth by situations that we believe to be suitable or  acceptable -so working in a corporate day job is more acceptable and perceived as more valuable than setting up a home for example.

However, that is only a perception. It is when you are willing to rise above all these perceptions and just trust your inner guidance that you will realise that what you are doing right here right now – is actually what you are ‘meant to be’ doing. That is your current immediate present purpose. Eventually in the ultimate overview of your life it will all makes sense.

So whatever it is you think you should be doing or should have done. Stop. Take a moment. Breathe. Breathe till you experience an ease in your breath. Allow it to settle – Promise yourself that your present time will be focussed on becoming more present. As you promise that to yourself you will find solutions on how to do so will appear up for you.

As your inner presence grows your present will come into greater alignment ease and peace.

Be blessed!