MERCURY RETROGRADE: Use it to Your Advantage!

MESSENGER image - First look at side of Mercur...
MESSENGER image – First look at side of Mercury not seen by Mariner 10 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Once again Mercury, the planet ruling of all forms of communication, intellect, commerce and technology, begins its retrograde phase. Perhaps you’ve already been feeling the effects of this upcoming phase. You may be forgetful, have technology challenges or notice a lot of mis-communication. Mercury goes retrograde three times a year and in my opinion has gotten a bit of a bad rap.

Yes, there are communication issues, you shouldn’t sign a contract without checking and double checking the details (it is not advisable to sign anything during this time but if it’s unavoidable do your best to be mindful of the fine print) lest it have to be re-negotiated, and technology challenges arise at every turn but you are actually receiving a gift. Mercury retrograde gives you the opportunity to review all the details that have led you to the present moment. Take this time and use it to your advantage!

Going backwards to move forward…

How can you possibly use it to your advantage when things that were once flowing seemingly coming to an abrupt halt? Well, that’s exactly HOW you use it to your advantage!  When Mercury goes retrograde you have a chance to re-visit energies and heal those things you may not know consciously are still unresolved. You might start thinking about past events, hear from an old beau or notice you are in a challenging situation very similar (or exactly the same) as something that happened in the past. When this happens, not “if” but “when”, you can heal it because you now know it wasn’t cleared up or there is stuck energy still needing to be released or resolved. With awareness this is a time clear blockages and receive a tremendous healing.

The slow down or halt of those things that were flowing nicely is also a gift. Use this time for rest and rejuvenation. Reflect on what’s been going on, how you’ve handled yourself, the choices you’ve made and go within to reconnect with your passion and spirit. Our daily lives move so rapidly that sometimes we put things on the back burner, so to speak. Review what has happened, clear the energy, forgive yourself and others then move on to plan for the creative endeavor you put away until further notice. Mercury retrograde is the “further notice”! This slow down gives you ample opportunity to fine tune, re-connect with spirit, heal and re-visit anything and everything you’ve shoved into the closet in the back of your mind. You don’t necessarily want to start anything new until after March 17  (allow one week after for the energies to settle) but you can certainly put your plan of attack on paper!

You can even use the technology breakdowns to your advantage. if your computer crashes you might just have to pick up the phone and actually speak to a human being instead of the email you were going to send. If technology goes haywire and you can’t send an important document or report, review what you were working on. You may find an error you previously missed or a paragraph that could use clarity and this gives you the chance for a complete or partial ‘do over’ if necessary. Of course we love our Facebook, Twitter and the like but if for some reason you are dis-connected from your social media, you now have the time to get connected with yourself again! You have time to meet up with a friend in person or better yet before you go out take time to meditate!

Use this Mercury Retrograde time wisely and to your advantage. Take a step back, allow for a much-needed break, heal, reflect upon what you’ve accomplished and put your goals for the future in order. Take a deep breath, clear lingering blockages and let go. Review, renew, reflect, reconnect, notice where your attention has been and get your space back. ~Shine Your Light Debbie

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*2013* Clear Out the Old; Ring in the TRUE YOU!

Happy2013“There are no new truths, but only truths that have not been recognized by those who have perceived them without noticing….”~Mary Therese McCarthy (Author)

As we wind down from a tumultuous 2012 if there’s one thing we have in common about this past year it is; The shift is here and we are ALL in a growth period!

2013 is here and it’s the time take responsibility for those things we’ve been happily unconscious of and take charge of our lives based on TRUTH! It is time to forgive yourself for unconsciousness and make space for YOU. Time to clear out the old and ring in the true you!

2012~ The year of waking up

I can confidently say I’m not sad to see 2012 come to a close. It’s been a roller coaster ride of emotions, challenging situations and shocking truths as the darkness of lies was cleared in a blaze of light. The awakening, at times, wasn’t pleasant, smooth or gentle. Through the media and social media we stood (seemingly helpless) watching the economy of the world crumble because of greed. We watched stories about innocent children murdered and we bore witness to more anger and division in the world than I recall in my lifetime. Sadly, the road to truth means the energy of lies and unconsciousness must clear and as they do we must endure the growth period that comes along with it.

I could go month by month and do a year in review but I’ll leave that to the general media sources. Suffice it to say that as we awakened to more and more truth we began to question old assumptions about life and that there were many things that we didn’t even know we didn’t know. We discovered places where we were unconscious or things we simply ignored as we went on our merry way. We started to scream NO MORE and as we (hopefully) let go we scrambled to find meaning, forgiveness and peace for what we previously allowed to become our truth because we “perceived without noticing…”

Of course there were also moments of great joy and heartwarming stories as we rallied together to support those in need and stand up for those who, in that moment, were not able to stand up for themselves. The light of truth is not only to light up the darkness but to make us aware of the light! Many put in motion lifelong dreams that will bloom and grow in 2013. As we find our own truth, bring more of our own energy in and shine our inner light we teach others how to do it by our very presence. We are all magnificent beings of light and love and there are many beautiful stories we saw, shared and brought us hope but it is time to clear out the good, bad or indifferent to make space for the NEW!

2013 The year of honoring yourself!

As we move into 2013 it is more important than ever to question old assumptions which limit experiences, creativity, abundance and capacity to love. Awakening is not just about waking up. It’s about seeing and becoming aware of your energy and what you’re doing with it. Examining where your energy, thoughts and attention have been allows you to shift into a new space. In 2013 we will see more people take their spiritual steps to become “whole” again. (Not because they are broken but because they cleared out old energies, addictions and assumptions then brought more of their spiritual energy into their bodies.) In my clairvoyant reading sessions I’m seeing healers and light workers who are being asked to step up even more. What’s so beautiful about it is that many of them were unaware of the impact they have on others and they do not consider themselves healers or light workers!

2013 is a year of calling back any of the life force energy you’ve given away. It will be a time to get in alignment with your truth. There is no more “I’ll do it tomorrow” in 2013. Tomorrow is here. There is no need to predict the future because your future lies in your own hands.  2013 is the year to take charge of your life and destiny. It is the year to express your creativity and make your life’s work about making your life work.

When you see how truly magnificent and powerful you are when you honor yourself and align with your truth there comes a realization that there isn’t anything you can’t do or have. You are and always have been the creator of your life. It is time to breathe. It is time to meditate and heal. Clear out the old with hope for a brilliantly bright future and ring in the new year by fully bringing in your life force energy and integrating your passion and love and lust for life into your life.

Happy New Year! May you be blessed on your journey and love all you do and all you are. Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous year filled with light and love! ~Shine Your Light Debbie

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