Shaken or Stirred? I'm not talking martinis...

Photo by Luca Baggio on Unsplash

Photo by Luca Baggio on Unsplash

We have an opportunity this month -- what we do with it is up to us.

The August eclipses are going to shake things up. Old patterns may show up, and whatever is not working in our lives may be revealed to be healed.

We can manage the impact (and discomfort) by attending to these things consciously. If we do this, the opportunity for renewal will be less of a shaking up and more of a stirring within... this stirring is the key, the guide to moving into a more aligned life. It may begin quietly, and so the less outer noise around us, the better we can hear and follow it.

I've heard from clients, friends, and colleagues that they've been feeling the energy of this shift... some say it feels like they have "too much energy" and don't know what to do with it, others have a feeling that "something big" is coming, and some already have big stuff coming up that requires they deal with it, NOW.

Over the next two weeks the energy will be building. Right now is the time to attend to these things.

You can start by simply making a list... what has been nagging at you? What patterns are you seeing repeating in your life? What would you like to change? Getting clear about these things is the first step to shifting them.

We'll be doing this and taking the next steps this Saturday, in the first of two group sessions in August focused on clearing for a smoother transition into whatever is next for you.

I'd love to support you in this process.

Join us this Saturday, August 5, for a group Energy Clearing in advance of the lunar eclipse on Monday. This clearing is timed to help release old energies from your system before the eclipse energy intensifies.

We'll also have a group Clearing session on August 20, to release anything that may have come up before the total solar eclipse on the 21st. (If you didn't read my last post about this, you can do that here.)

The fee for each session is $30; or $50 if you preregister for both!

If you're not in Vermont and would like to receive the benefit of clearing before the eclipses, hit reply and let me know! If I hear a need, I'll create a virtual option as well :)

The eclipses are coming! Are you ready?

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Get ready for a wild ride!

The more we're aware of energy shifts that are happening on a broader scale, the better we can manage our own experience of these energies. And, the August eclipses are definitely a time to be aware of.

With a lunar eclipse on August 7 and total solar eclipse on Agust 21, the energy during and between these events will be particularly intense. For those of us in the U.S. the energy will be close to home, as this is the first total solar eclipse to happen directly over the U.S. since 1979!

I'm not an astrologer. But I understand from those I trust that, due to the timing of this solar eclipse in conjunction with other planetary movements, the month of August heralds a new beginning.

And so, the time leading up to this eclipse is an excellent time to release what we no longer wish to experience in our lives so we don't drag it into our next phase of development.

This might look like... clearing out spaces in your home that you've been meaning to get to for a while, straightening out a misunderstanding that's been festering, letting go of expectations that haven't been serving you, releasing old patterns of thinking and behavior... releasing the things you know it's time to change, so you can move into what you really want to feel and experience.

To support you in this releasing, I'm offering two group energy Clearing sessions during the month of August: August 5,  just before the lunar eclipse, and August 20, the day before the solar eclipse.

Each session will be slightly different:

The session on August 5th will have a component of preparation and release in advance of the eclipses. We'll be doing a ceremony of release, in addition to energy Clearing. (Nothing special needed, I'll provide the materials!)

The session on August 20 will assist in Clearing whatever may have come up as a result of the eclipse energy, in preparation for the solar eclipse the next day.

Both sessions will primarily be focused on Clearing your energy, to assist you during this intense time of activation. If you'd like to be prepared for the shifts that are coming, this is an excellent way.

If you're in Vermont, please join me for either or both of these sessions; they promise to create some powerful shifts. Attendees of recent sessions reported palpable shifts in the way they have been holding stress in their bodies, directly after the Clearing. Click here to register.

The fee for each session is $30; or $50 if you preregister for both!

If you're not in Vermont and would like to receive the benefit of clearing before the eclipse, hit reply and let me know! If I hear a need, I'll create a virtual option as well :)


Do you resist being Present?

We have an epidemic in our Western culture... most of us, most of the time, are not Present.

Why does this matter so much to me? 

Because I believe we live more fulfilling lives when we listen to our intuition. And, when our intuition speaks to us, it's not loud. It's very, very quiet. So we must be Present to notice it.

How many times have you had the experience of saying to yourself after the fact: "I knew I should have/shouldn't have... (insert decision here)"?

Maybe you had the urge to turn left but instead turned right at an intersection and ended up in a traffic jam. Maybe you thought about running back inside when you left home, but didn't, finding when you arrived at your destination that you forgot something important. Whatever the circumstance, you did know... you had an intuition that you ignored, because it wasn't very loud, and when we're not truly Present it's easy to ignore. 

We resist being Present for all sorts of reasons, but generally, all the reasons distill down into one: it's just not comfortable. In fact, for some, it's downright painful. Because we carry pain and trauma in our bodies from a lifetime of experience, it's often a place we don't want to be.

And so, instead of allowing ourselves to feel what it's like to be Present in our bodies, we distract ourselves... by spending time in our heads worrying, thinking about our to-do lists, putting our attention on the needs of the people around us instead of ourselves, buried in our work, focused on our screens (phone/tv/computer..) etc., etc., etc...

But here's the thing.. this space of Presence (what Ekhart Tolle calls the Now)... is the beginning of everything. This is where you hear the small voice, feel the subtle nudge, that puts and keeps you in alignment on your path.

I would invite you to consider... where do you avoid being Present? Do you constantly distract yourself with to-dos, media, taking care of others? Perhaps you have a Presence practice... meditation, yoga, writing, making art.  If so, wonderful! You might still think about where in your life you avoid Presence... In a relationship? Dealing with money? We all do it in one way or another, so where can you bring more Presence?

Because to have truly joyful and purposeful creation in your life, Presence is key. Not just in your mind, but in your physical body, the receptor for your intuition.

This is why I'm so excited about a new process I've mentioned briefly to you before, Fire&Water. It assists you in becoming Present in your body, gently shifting any places of discomfort.

I'll share more soon. If you're curious to find out more right away, you can check out the details here.


Are you tuned in to Gratitude?

How are things feeling for you right now?

I've heard from so many people who are feeling unsettled, overwhelmed by information coming from all angles, having difficulty focusing on their work and their families, and finding themselves unexpectedly awash in emotions at unpredictable times.

And all of this as we head into our first holiday of the season this week.

Many of us will be gathering with extended family, some of whom may have differing opinions about the political landscape, or may come with their own anxiety that connects with and heightens our own.

It's going to be super helpful to stay grounded, present, and focused on the true Spirit of the holiday this week.. Gratitude.

BUT HOW? You might ask.

As I shared recently, there are some simple grounding practices you can do. (If you didn't see it or would like a reminder, click here.)

And, to support you in releasing some of that stress and anxiety, I highly recommend the Holiday Clearing Series.

Clearing is like a deep sigh when your body is holding stress and tension. It makes a palpable difference in the way you feel, and so in the way you interact with the information and people around you.

Take a peek at the Holiday Clearing Series, see what people are saying about it. (One client recently said "I could feel it so much when you cleared for the group on Facebook, I want more!")

I am wishing you and yours a Thanksgiving filled with Love and Gratitude.

In Light,