Sometimes there is no way for me to write in what I think of a reader-friendly way and that prevents me from posting all together. So my practice this month is about posting what I will, without trying to fit it within a specific frame. I trust it will make sense at the end as my intent is so, exploring a different way of expressing my thought-teaching-inspiring process.
This morning I was reminded of the importance our daily habits play in the unfolding of our lives. From how we start the day to how and what we eat, how we use our time, how we unwind, how we connect with and treat others, how we spend our evenings, the activities we choose and the time we invest in them, etc.
The only way to be and become more aware of our habits, especially the ones that run automatically our day versus the ones we want to instill and use more of, is to be present and attentive to what we think, say and do.
This in of itself is a lot of work, it is challenging and it takes practice. I find that the more crazy our environment becomes the less our patience and willingness to do the work it takes to build this awareness.
It is much easier to check out than to pay attention. Yet, with practice it becomes easier to tune in because checking out leads to disconnect at all levels, which may become painful and unsettling. It is our nature to be part of life and not separate from it.
One of the tools to support our practice of presence is meditation. For me this is a non-negotiable activity. There are so many different ways to meditate and re-center, that having “a racing mind” or not being able to “sit still” are not an excuse. Where there is a will there is a way 🙂
Being in the eve of the Full Moon on the axis of Cancer-Capricorn what drew my attention is that both esoteric keynotes for these signs refer to Light, the light that we cultivate within (Cancer) and the Light we are exposed to (Capricorn).
Building the light within requires mastery of our emotions. Cancer is a water sign with great sensitivity and susceptibility to external impressions. It is difficult at times to discern what are my feelings versus the feelings I pick up from others in a room. By using discrimination and getting to know myself in the chambers of my mind through stillness, I cultivate the mastery of who I am, of my own light.
Capricorn is an earth sign, beautiful grounding energy which at times may be captured in fixed ways of emoting, doing and thinking. We may be outwardly aware of the Light, of the Universe, of invisible help and presence yet not acting on or trusting our intuition. How we master our outer activity relates to daring follow our inner guidance. Our inner light then blends with the outer Light and we become the cause of what we want to effect in this lifetime.
During this Full Moon we are exposed to both concepts, and with Pluto and the Moon in Capricorn sitting together, we are asked to become more aware of what needs to be released in our physical, emotional, and mental world. Pluto always points to the transformation and release of what has outlived its purpose.
Using the intuitional influence of the Sun in Cancer, we are re-adjusting our emotional response, becoming more aware of what drives us. It’s about transformation, about owning the emotional sea and using it to take concrete steps while in physical form.
There is a level of mastery involved. Walking on water requires a transcendence of physicality as we know it, of how we look at life and the earthly laws. Chiron’s influence at 29 Pisces is supporting this mastery over the inner waters, and how we use our intuition on the outer, earthly plane.
Through everything we do and say, we model our humanity. We are the role models we have been waiting for. It is not about looking out there anymore. We are becoming more and more the vehicles through which younger generations learn.
Just by going a decade back you already have people looking up to you to see how you live your life. Are you inspired? Are you just rolling with the day as if it doesn’t matter? Are you passionate about something? Are you kind and respectful? Are you considerate of others while honoring your values and truth? Do you speak up and courageously share what you believe in? Are you a beam of light?
Take the time to reflect on these concepts over the next few days, pay attention to what comes up, to your dreams, to your desires. Everything is information which helps and guides you on an authentically empowered path. Trust the process ❤
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