Awakening is NEVER Graceful…

“You have wakened not out of sleep, but into a prior dream, and that dream lies within another, and so on, to infinity, which is the number of grains of sand.”

Jorge Luis Borges

I recently read an advertisement offering a class on “graceful awakening.” Let’s be clear, there is nothing “graceful” about awakening. Yes, at first awakening is “eye-opening” and often accompanied by clarity and even moments of joy but after you awaken; Once you see what has been in the dark, the growth begins and that growth is chaotic, messy, and painful at best.

Awakening means opening a space to live in and from a state of grace. A space to recognize spirit and oneness. Today we might call part of this particular awakening inclusion, equality, and allowing people to be who they are as they are. We are creating a bridge between heaven and earth, body, and spirit.

To awaken, we must look at uncomfortable truths; What we overlooked, didn’t see, or didn’t choose to see before. We must face our fears and our pain.

“We awaken by asking the right questions. We awaken when we see knowledge being spread that goes against our own personal experiences. We awaken when we see popular opinion being wrong but accepted as being right, and what is right being pushed as being wrong. We awaken by seeking answers in corners that are not popular. And we awaken by turning on the light inside when everything outside feels dark.”

Suzy Kassem

Love thy neighbor…

Pain and fear and living only as a body have built a foundation for separation from spirit and each other. Some use religion to promote their agenda, however, they have confused the
message about the power of love, with their own ego and love of power. This has divided us even more. We are divided in the world as a direct reflection of the division within ourselves. Love thy neighbor means love ALL thy neighbors and this includes loving yourself.

“Perhaps it is better to wake up, after all, even to suffer, rather than to remain a dupe to illusions all one’s life.”

Kate Chopin

Acceptance and forgiveness…

Once we begin to see those places we have separated from, starting with the separation within ourselves, that’s when the true growth begins… THAT is awakening. As within, so it is without. Where are we separated within? What beliefs or judgments against ourselves and others have we heretofore lived by? What do we fear? What pain, fear or guilt are we holding on to?

The more we see and acknowledge the great divide, the more we are able to release old beliefs, paradigms, guilt, judgment, karma, and pain. In terms of energy alchemy what happens is that while we are releasing all we see is that which we are releasing and it’s beyond uncomfortable.

The best thing we can do during any awakening is to feel our feelings. Allow them to flow as we own and forgive ourselves for the part we consciously, unconsciously, or unknowingly played while we were unaware and sleeping.

building a new foundation…

As you can see, awakening is a process. No one just jumps up one day, screams “carpe diem, I’m awake!” without the growth that accompanies and goes along with it. The world is living in an illusion, and it’s time to wake up and build a new, undivided foundation with conscious intention.

Each of us is needed to lift up those who are awakening and those who wish to awaken. There’s no doubt we all have a part to play in creating this new space, and with this in mind, it’s important to remember who needs to awaken first. (Hint: it’s you, me, us!)~Shine Your Light Debbie

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Full Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse 7/27/18

Full Blood Moon Lunar EclipseAre you looking forward to the Full Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse coming up on 7/27/18? I am, and here’s why….

First let me start off by saying Eclipses are not rare. I know we like to make them into this big looming OMG moment but the in reality, there are somewhere in the range of three to seven eclipses every year.

Full moons are culminations and this one is no different. Eclipses are, in a sense celestial checkpoints. They help us move forward by seemingly causing abrupt sudden shifts. They close doors (or slam them shut if we are in resistance) and open others.

Full Moon Lunar Eclipse Factoid:

This particular eclipse is a part a cluster of eclipses that started in August of 2016. These eclipses have lit up the Leo-Aquarius axis, shifting our public perception of leadership (symbolized by Leo) and humanity (represented by Aquarius). Think back to the events that took place in 2016….interesting isn’t it?

After a solar eclipse in Leo on Saturday, August 11 there will be only one more eclipse on this axis (on January 21, 2019), so the story that began in August of 2016 is beginning to come to a close. Good news right?!

The beauty of astrological influences is they give us a heads up or wake up call. You don’t have to fear eclipses or any other astrological event. The cycles are there to encourage us to go with the flow. An eclipse isn’t going to slam a door you didn’t want to shut. You are always senior and in charge of your choices.

It’s also important to remember that the events that occur on or around the eclipse will happen anyway. The eclipse just speeds up the inevitable and if we resist the inevitable, it’s not going to feel good.

Take a breath and release any resistance or fear of the “inevitable”. Pay special attention to those things buried in the back of your mind that you know you should let go of but you were waiting for the right time or another time.

More about the Full Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse from an Astrologer:

“The full moon on July 27, 2018 at 4° Aquarius is a total lunar eclipse. The lunar eclipse July 2018 astrology is mainly influenced by Mars, making this an emotionally challenging eclipse. Mars anger and frustration could easily turn to reckless actions because of a harsh aspect to Uranus. A more gentle influence from Saturn will make it a little easier to calm down, and some fixed stars give patience and decisiveness in a crisis.”~Astrology King

During the next few days take note of your emotions. Acknowledge, embrace and allow them to flow freely. We must be able to express all we are feeling so we can eclipse it out and move on. 

Meditation Tip: Let go of what is no longer in alignment with your soul. Why would you even want to hold on to energy, programming, pictures or anything else that no longer serves your purpose and soul plan? Yes, letting go is hard but keep in mind that all endings are the beginning of something new!

Fun Note: This is the longest total lunar eclipse this century, lasting 1 hour and 23 minutes. This powerful total lunar eclipse is also called a blood moon because of the reddish color caused by light being refracted by Earth’s atmosphere.

This Friday when moon shows her reddish hue look up! Marvel at the vastness of the universe and recognize that whatever you’re going through is merely a moment in your lifetime. Let the eclipse come and go. With awareness you will see how many bright new horizons you have to explore!~Shine Your Light Debbie

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