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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Super Frost Moon

Super Frost Moon + Mercury Retrograde=Super Emotional

Super Frost Moon
Photo Credit: Kevin Kelleher

The Super Frost Moon is upon us! If you’ve been extra emotional the past few days, the Moon, plus Mercury going Retrograde at the same time, might be why.

Feelings and emotions are your body’s way of communicating with you so honor your feelings instead of pushing them aside. Listen to what they are telling you. This is indeed a time for a little extra self-love and a lot of forgiveness all around.

The Super Frost Moon in Gemini is all about truth and uncovering who we really are, not who we think we are. The full Super Moon invites us to dig deep as it shines a light on unresolved emotions, things we may have buried within our psyche and things we didn’t or couldn’t express.

Think of this Super Moon like a spotlight shining into your soul. Super Moon’s tend to amplify the energies and with Mercury Rx in play it might feel like we are taking two steps forward, one step back. That said, this Moon will also guide us to see and connect with our highest essence and open up a new space for expanding our creativity!

Mercury Retrograde has gotten a bit of a bad rap. This recurring event, among other things, is about RE-flection, RE-visiting, RE-leasing, RE-charging, and RE-juvenating. Mercury RX is not to be feared or resisted. It’s a time to be mindful.

Think of Mercury Retrograde as reflect and release so we need not repeat.

Mercury Retrograde is a gift that allows us to slow down and take time to reflect versus unconscious reaction. Its job is to give us pause. To point us to those things we might have missed, overlooked, or pushed aside so we can finally deal with, and release, whatever ‘IT’ is.

Trust the process. Both the full moon and Mercury Rx are bringing things to the surface. Be open to the process and what comes to light. Embrace the slow down and have faith that whatever you experience as truth comes to light, it too will pass.

As we come to the close of a tumultuous year of awakening it’s a great time to reflect on how far we’ve come. If your emotions seem to take over, allow the Super Frost Moon to illuminate the darkness and show you the way! Stand in the spotlight center stage, honor your emotions and fill yourself up with the light of truth!~Shine Your Light Debbie

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Debra Taitel is a gifted Clairvoyant Visionary, Energy Healer, Author, and Intuitive Business Consultant providing insight and guidance to clients around the world. In addition to her clairvoyant readings, business consulting and healing work Debra also offers one to one personal empowerment sessions and leads meditation workshops to help people heal and awaken to their own truth and spiritual gifts.