Starting Now: The Most Productive Week of the Lunar Cycle

Second Quarter Moon, July 6, 10:14 PM to Full Moon, July 13, 2022, 2:38 PM EDT

The Second Quarter of any lunar cycle is the most dynamic for getting things done. That is because we have had one week of a restart, and in this second week, we buildup to the Full Moon boom. From there, we empty again, clearing the field for the next new cycle.

If you still live by the paradigm, Time is Money, following the ebb and flow of the Moon’s recurring rhythm might not resonate with you. If you live by the new paradigm, Time is Art, aligning with the ebb and flow of our Moon’s rhythm does make sense. You understand that the building and receding light our Moon reflects is there to guide us.

Taking this innate rhythmic pattern down to the next lower common denominator, we find the in-and out-breath. We know that focusing on simple in and out breathing stabilizes us in times of stress. So, too, the Moon. If we genuinely want to get things done in powerful and effective ways, we might note which phase the Moon is in and apply our actions accordingly.

Despite the hard focus on action, this specific Second Quarter week is a social one. That is because the moment the Moon becomes Second Quarter, July 6, 10:14 PM EDT, the Sun is in Cancer, and the Moon is in Libra. Cancer and Libra are social signs; Cancer wants to nurture, and Libra wants beauty and harmony. 

With this configuration, the challenge is to stick up for oneself, to know and be clear about boundaries so that you are:

Not smothered

Not coaxed into getting along for the sake of false harmony

In the Second Quarter, the push is external, so we are pushing up against controlling attempts from others. The opportunity is to stand clear about who you are and what you want without unnecessary comprise. Permit the friction to propel you to own what you want and take clear, undistracted, power-infused steps toward that vision. The Moon is with you!

If we genuinely want to get things done in powerful and effective ways, we might note which phase the Moon is in and apply our actions accordingly.

5D Here, Now

The theme of this second week is about owning what we want, despite what those close to us might want for themselves or us. Discernment and choice are critical tools for this week.

Relationship dynamics are challenging, and it might be time to consider options if true equity cannot be delineated. Many relationships are dissolving as we raise our consciousness to the 5th Dimension. What used to be a match may start to feel mismatched.

Dissolution might appear in an intimate relationship, a job, a group, or an activity we used to enjoy and no longer find pleasurable. You might be one of the (lucky) ones who find every component of life shape-shifting around you.

We cannot, though, distance ourselves from responsibility to children. What you can do is get clear on your wants, needs, and boundaries. Identify what feels like respect and age-appropriate mutuality and put it out there. Keep coming back to your core needs; try to stop accommodating to the point of distress. Kids need clarity of boundaries, and so do you.

How-To

If you find yourself getting along to keep the peace, consider that such an outcome does not radiate peace. 5D reflects that we are worthy, that want we want and need is legitimate. If you are stuck in a grooved relationship pattern that is not working, raising the vibrational frequency within that relationship can make a difference in health and happiness for all.

You might think, feel, or experience that it is better to cave than to have deep discussions on boundaries. You might feel that you have no other options except to tolerate intolerable circumstances. If that is your experience, consider that you are operating out of your head and not your heart. A dose of self-compassion goes a long way. 

When we drop questions about our challenges down into our hearts, we open a field of resources that our minds cannot fathom. If we hold what we want in our hearts, say it out loud, and envision having it, the energetics can shift positively.

Relationships with partners, work, and the community seems easier to shape-shift than relationships with children. Parental roles as protector, teacher, and guide are long-lasting and not on a genuinely equal level. When parenting infants, toddlers, or children with physical or mental challenges, finding balance in life might be delayed. If that is the case, may you find sustaining grace, support, blessings, humor, and beauty that help you thrive within those circumstances.

Children born since 2000 are of this new age. They are our teachers in this higher dimensional consciousness. If you are in a parenting role,  please consider clarifying what you want, need, and what feels like respect to you and communicate that in age-appropriate ways to your children. Know your boundaries. Self-care, even minimal snippets of self-care, lies at the heart of well-being.

Your mind might tell you, “I cannot have what I need in this relationship.” Defining and stating your needs might scare you; however, if you take the time and space to define reasonable boundaries and communicate them calmly and with certainty, you might be surprised at the results.

5D calls for new configurations, and innovative dynamics are at play everywhere. With the children as our teachers, and if given a chance, based on age-appropriateness, they may step up to meet you and your clearly stated needs.

For those of us who track and focus on living 5D, the storyline of equality continues to evolve. This challenge is not over, despite what the outer circumstances might reflect. Allow your heart to gravitate to loving self-care within all of your relationships.

If you want to explore how to identify, define, and communicate your boundaries in light of 5D consciousness, reach out here.

When we drop questions about our challenges down into our hearts, we open a field of resources that our minds cannot fathom.

Void of Course Moon Times this Week

For the United States, Canada, and Europe, Thursday’s July 7 four-hour Void Moon occurs during the evening and overnight hours. Except for people working nighttime shifts, there is little disruption to output.

It is the same minimal disruption for Sunday’s July 10 four-hour Void Moon in the United States and Canada. Getting out of bed on Sunday morning might be a challenge for Europeans and with a slow start to the day.

Monday’s July 11 seven-hour Void Moon affects Europeans during the early morning hours on Tuesday, July 12. This Void Moon occurs overnight for the US and Canada.

The exact times, and a time converter link, are below. In summary, the Void Moons this week assist Americans and Canadians with expanded depth during the dream state and impact the productivity of Europeans with short void pulls on Sunday and Tuesday morning.

Void Moons: No form to contain the energy which feels free-floating and hard to focus. Heeding what your body wants during Void Moons — more internal focus, less external focus, and more stillness, quiet, and rest — are great ways to embody the Moon.

The Void Moon Times this week include:

Thursday, July 7, 9:04 PM to Friday, July 8, 1:15 AM EDT

Sunday, July 10, 12:34 AM to 4:34 AM EDT

Monday, July 11, 9:42 PM to Tuesday, July 12, 5:01 AM EDT

Here is a time converter: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter-classic.html

Blessed Be. See you next week, at the Full Moon.

This New Moon Spirals us into a Dance of Integration

New Moon, June 28, 10:53 PM to Second Quarter Moon, July 6, 10:14 PM EDT

Each New Moon spirals us higher, clearer, and cleaner into our becoming. The New Moon of June 28 welcomes us into a spiral dance of integrating vibrations–visible to invisible, feeling with knowing. It is an oceanic New Moon. If we allow time and space to recognize body intelligence, we might move progressively toward what we want for ourselves and humanity.

The New Moon is a time of action and new beginnings. If you have not already done so, allow this New Moon to initiate the shift of your modus operandi from mind to body. Your felt experience, intuition, imaginations, and inspirations are in the driver’s seat now. If you continue to operate from mind as the base of control, notice how far you get.

When we create the space, time, and discipline to listen to our body’s messages and intuitive knowing, we co-create the unfolding that delivers fulfillment.

This Moon helps us do that because its energies are about feeling through the body. This New Moon is also about nurturing self in ways that comfort, restore, and connect.

Please consider letting the Moon and her wavy light into your life. Feel how the sight of her sparks inner recognition. Feel how aligning with Her ebb and flow connects you with the natural world and keeps you on track. There is no ambivalence in our Moon’s love for you.

5D Here, Now

The 5D note this week is about how we navigate our lives through body intelligence. The mind has led the way for a long time, and that time is up. We are multidimensional beings, and the mind is out of range reception with multidimensional capacities.

We access multidimensionality through feeling, body wisdom, intuition, sensate perceptions, the dream state, inspirations, imaginations, and beauty that sparks the heart open. The mind has been helpful; however, it is not the leader these days. Body wisdom is the new leader, the latest upgrade, the newest version of current technology that connects us.

While AI takes more prominence in modern life, the divinely given, natural body and heart knowing is foolproof. The more we can activate our inner knowing and trust our life’s decisions to body intelligence, intuition, and higher consciousness, the stronger our connection with the noosphere, the land of invisible knowing. The more we build confidence and trust in ourselves, the more this inner confidence shows up as sovereignty. Nothing is more robust than the truth that we are powerful beings with infinite potential to solve and resolve challenges.

It might not seem like that now, given the world’s circumstances. Remember, though; the old ways are not dying gracefully; they are going out kicking and screaming. Watch as the old ways dissolve. We are in a transition period and are accountable for whether we stay in the presence of our power or stay stuck in what is dying.

Staying focused on the possibilities is challenging. It takes staying informed about what sparks beauty and nurturance for you, what truly feeds you. It takes connection with a community that supports you and your vision. Fear is not nourishing. Embodying your presence and your power is nourishing.

How-To

How do you switch from being directed by the mind to being led by sensate perception? How do you absorb the reality of the cultural shocks and keep the focus on what you want for yourself and humanity?

One way you transmute these contradictions is to remember that you are a multidimensional being. In the image that goes with this post, you see a body surrounded by light waves. That is us. Our energy fields perceive invisible energies. Everyday experiences of indivisible energies include experiences in the dream state and thinking of someone far away, either someone who has died or is geographically distant. The heart knows that these connections are live, real. It is our conditioning that only trusts what is tangible.

Our energy fields perceive invisible energies

The world’s wonder, magic, and miraculous beauty tell us that what is intangible can be trusted. We have free choice regarding which channels of multidimensional communications we receive and acknowledge. Our souls know. We can allow ourselves the space, time, and practice to live a soulful life.

When we live by the soul in contrast to the mind, we can latch onto those multidimensional vibrations that lead the way to our fullest becoming. The present is tough; by staying faithful to our heart’s truth and connecting to like-minded others, we can transcend the chaos and confusion of our turbulent culture and stay on the path of living in the highest vibrational frequency. It is where you look. It is not about looking away; it is about looking within.

If you would like to discuss how to cultivate the practice of looking within, living with multidimensional consciousness, of switching modus operandi from mind to heart and body, reach out here.

Void of Course Moon Times this Week

This week there is a four-hour Void Moon that affects the Western half of the United States and Canada the most during regular business hours on Thursday, June 30. A two-hour Void Moon benefits those in England taking a Sunday afternoon nap and a Tuesday, July 5th, work break in the late morning for the Western half of the US and Canada and late afternoon for the Eastern half of the US and Canada. The exact times are listed below.

Void Moons: No form to contain the energy which feels free-floating and hard to focus. Heeding what your body wants during Void Moons — more internal focus, less external focus, and more stillness, quiet, and rest — are great ways to embody the Moon.

The Void Moon Times this week include:

Thursday, June 30, 4:14 PM to 8:40 PM EDT

Sunday, July 3, 5:59 AM to 8:32 AM EDT

Tuesday, July 5, 2:03 PM to 6:25 PM EDT

Here is a time converter: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter-classic.html

Blessed Be. See you next week, at the Second Quarter Moon.

Threading the New Moon into the Tapestry of your Creations

The Value of a Reset

Maybe you use the end of the calendar year, the birthday, or the end of your fiscal year to reflect and reset. You might not realize that each New Moon allows us to reset. In a 28-day cycle, the nightly love light in our sky gives us a chance to start new.

We do not throw the baby out with the bathwater with these fresh starts. We build on what we have understood, accomplished, and ventured forward. The New Moon offers spiraling new threads in the tapestry of our being.

We build on these refresh points to enhance self-understanding, our relationships, family life, work, creativity, and soul work. It is human nature to want second chances, and each New Moon gives us that.

Allow the New Moon to find its legs, maybe 24 to 36 hours into the new cycle, to allow the new conscious capacity to awaken. The New Moon phase is like the infancy phase in human growth and development. In flowing from the end of one cycle into the beginning of the next cycle, we move from formlessness into form. We take a while to wake up to the new life and opportunity.

Feeling the refresh and restart point of each New Moon represents subtle energy. The human body is resonant, though. If we slow down and allow for stillness, we can feel the ending of one Lunar Cycle and the beginning of the next. This embodied awareness translates into monthly fresh starts.

If you want to get started following the Lunar Cycle as a natural reset button for your physiology, vision, goal setting, intention manifesting, self and family caregiving, here are tips for getting started:

  1. Note the New Moon in the calendar that you use. Most calendars identify the date/time of each New Moon, and if this information is not in the calendar you use regularly, it is easy to input that information.
  2. Realize that each New Moon reflects the infancy stage of human growth and development. As the new cycle gets started, you might feel nebulous, unembodied, or ungrounded. That is part of the process which adds to the awareness of a new beginning.
  3. Within 24 to 36 hours of the New Cycle, you will probably feel stronger, clearer, and not as hazy or vague.
  4. Set intentions for what you want to begin or add to your current creation.
  5. For relationships, intimate and familial, consider celebrating each new lunar cycle, within three days of its start, with a meeting or a meal where you share accountability and plans. This is a time to check-in and keep fresh with what everyone wants and needs in real-time.
  6. Realize within yourself the chance to start new. Do you need to update the post-it notes on your mirror? Do you need to set new goals or deadlines? Remember, this is a 28-day cycle so that you can focus on short-term, easy, and flexible.
  7. Look up in the sky some night during the first week of the New Moon phase and see the shape of the Moon. Own that new beginning within you.

The above suggestions relate to the Collective Lunar Cycle, which covers all of us on Earth. As described in earlier posts, the Personal Lunar Cycle is determined by the phase of the Moon in which you are born. So, you can also access a second refresh point each Lunar month. I cannot stress enough how valuable a sense of this timing is to human wellbeing. The Collective and the Personal Lunar Cycles are how we spiral through life. They are innate rhythms within and around us. 

A workbook on A New Relationship with Time is in the works, and more information on these natural cycles is included in that workbook. If you have questions before that workbook is published, please bounce back in the comments or email aureal@5dherenow.com.

Please also look up at the Moon and feel Her loving wisdom radiate back to you, permeating your physiology, consciousness, and heart.

Void of Course Moon Times this Week

If you are ever curious about why you lose the plot unexpectedly, consider checking out the Void of Course Moon. When there are no aspects – geometrical relations between the Moon and the personal planets – the Moon is Void. Buckminster Fuller taught us that energy is contained in the form.

Sacred geometry, the geometrical relationship between spaces, provides the forms to contain energy. Sacred geometry is everywhere–the seating dynamics of your dining table, conference room meeting, office set-up–anywhere people are gathered, a geometrical shape represents the social configuration.

As above, so below. The geometrical shapes formed in the sky between the Moon and a personal planet give form to the energetic structure that supports the function.

When the Moon is Void, there is no container for the energy to function. The energy is free-floating. These are perceptible feelings within the human body. I have people close to me, not interested in astrology, yet they have heard me talk about the Void Moon so often that they now feel it. They ask Aureal, where’s that Moon?

If efficiency is one of your high values, and if you do not want to waste time, money, or energy, paying attention to the Void Moon times warrants a look.

The Sun is Involved, Too

In the quantum leap to the 5th Dimension consciousness, the entirety of our cosmos transforms. Our Sun is in on this shift, too. We now have solar flares, sunspots, the Schumann Resonance, plasma downloads, and much activity that affects our physicality. It used to be that I could look at the Void of Course Moon tables and plan and schedule downtime. Now, with the Sun and atmospheric shifts involved, there is not an ephemeris, a table to look at for predictable times.

This is why it is vital to allow your body to be your timer in life. When you are tired, consider not pushing forward. Consider resting, restoring, and receiving the downloads, even if you are unaware of the higher frequencies being downloaded. Resting when your body wants that, stopping when it hurts to proceed,  helps raise your frequency and, therefore, your capacity to do your work with more fulfillment and optimized outcome.

Practicing stopping and resting during Void Moons helps build the capacity to stop when our Sun and atmosphere raise frequencies. When we witness and positively respond to the atmospheric impacts, even if we do not understand them, we affirm our belonging as part of the whole.

Spaceweatherlive.com, https://www.spaceweatherlive.com/, and many of the YouTube posters that share information on the Schumann Resonance are sources for more details on these electromagnetic and atmospheric changes.  

Void of Course Moon Times

The Void of Course Moon times occurs according to your time zone. Please use the time zone link to determine the Void of Course Moon times where you live.

For all of us around the globe, the Void Moon times are relatively short this week. For the United States and Canada, Tuesday, May 31, afternoon and evening are affected, and morning or midday on Friday, June 3. For Europe, it looks like the Moon is void during late evening and overnight hours.

Even though the times are short, it still helps to stop trying to do business as usual during a Void Moon time because there is no form to contain the energy and the outcome is uncertain.

Void Moons: No form to contain the energy which feels free-floating and hard to focus. Heeding what your body wants during Void Moons — more internal focus, less external focus, and more stillness, quiet, and rest — are great ways to embody the Moon.

The Void Moon Times this week include:

Tuesday, May 31, 4:10 PM to Wednesday, June 1, 1:49 AM EDT

Friday, June 3, 11:15 AM to 2:39 PM EDT

Sunday, June 5, 7:13 PM to Monday, June 6, 2: 23 AM EDT

Here is a time converter: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter-classic.html

Blessed Be. See you next week, at the Second Quarter Moon.

Fourth Quarter Week Friday, March 25, 1:38 AM, EDT

Fourth Quarter Week Friday, March 25, 1:38 AM, EDT to New Moon, April 1, 2022 2:25 AM

Is there anything more human than letting go? We grow, build, and accumulate, and poof, we must let it all go. The ever-constant need to release is inherent in being human. Attachments develop, though, and it is sometimes hard to let go. This closing week of the Lunar Cycle provides a practice ground for letting go. We can let go of efforting, who we think we are, how we thought it would turn out, and relationships that once meant the world to us. We can let go of work that has become a drudge. Letting go is a critical skill for accessing the 5th Dimensional consciousness. The energy field within and around us is changing to a light-filled experience. We can no longer carry the old baggage. We must release what no longer serves or interests us in this quantum leap of evolution. While the process of release can be excruciating, the post-release experience can be freeing. This week, consider inviting expansion through letting go. Scan emotions, feelings, habits, choices, people, actions for what no longer serves you in the way they once did. Permit yourself to let go of what is outdated. Allow the dissolving Light of the Moon, the approach of complete darkness, the energetic imprint of slowing down, to open the release valve on what no longer serves you. Release, and be ready in a week or ten days, with the next new Moon, to spiral up on that next turn of the arc of your life. Release, and become you.

 Suggested Ways for Letting Go

  1. Admit that it hurts
  2. Provide yourself with TLC for releasing what was once so important and valued
  3. Recognize through history, collective and personal, that release is the human process
  4. Maybe have a practice where you say with each breath, I breathe out, I release, then name what you are releasing
  5. The pain of releasing is replaced by Lightness of Being. Let that sensate experience in, with acknowledgment, when it comes
Embodying the Moon’s flow is one part of my work. If I can help you move through the challenges of opening to your body as Timer, in this shift to 5D Consciousness, consider scheduling a time to talk here calendly.com/aureal. For more information on the changes in our shift to 5th Dimensional Consciousness, check out 5D Ordinary Descriptions of an Extraordinary Shift.

 

Void of Course Moon Times this Week

Monday, March 28, brings an extended Void Moon time. Mondays can be challenging without a Void Moon and during a Void Moon Monday, forging ahead, especially in this last week of the Lunar Cycle, can result in a war of wills, yours and the Divine Will. Cosmic timing is in play, and thought does not have access to all the puzzle pieces. Allow your body to be an intuitive navigator. What does the sensate body want and need? Ask the mind to stay out of it. Resting is part of the productivity cycle, and information is power. Monday, March 28, because of the 4th Quarter Lunar week and a 14-hour Void Moon, is a day to listen deep from within and respect the dip in the doing.

What to do while you wait during a Void Moon

Take a walk ~ Take a nap ~  Daydream  ~ Write in your journal ~ Play  ~  Take a bubble-bath  ~  Clean your house, cupboards, closets, basement, office, files, computer files, old email  ~   Rest  ~ Do creative expressive play ~ Void Moons: No form to contain the energy which feels free-floating and hard to focus. Heeding what your body wants during Void Moons –more internal focus, less external focus, and more stillness, quiet, and rest –are great ways to embody the Moon. The Void Moon Times this week include: Saturday, March 26, 7:51 PM to 8:56 PM  EDT Monday, March 28, 10:12 AM to 12:33 AM Tuesday, March 29 EDT Thursday, March 31, 2:37 AM to 5:31 AM EDT Here is a time converter: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter-classic.html Blessed Be. May you have happy endings this week to prepare for New Moon’s new beginnings next week.

How to Claim 5D Alchemy

5D delivers.  Once we move past the surprise of getting what we requested in full and complete ways, extraneous thought evaporates. There is nothing to do, no big agenda to follow. Effort goes out of receiving and even out of following-up.

Suddenly, without any warning, at any time or place, with no apparent cause, it can happen.                                                                                                                                                    Ken Wilbur

The Story

Unlike many people, I have not ever wanted to own a home. With nomadic blood, I move a lot, in both short and long-distance moves. I do feel that I have settled in place now, coming full circle to where I began. Buying a home, though, is not on my wish list.

Renting has become an option for many people and the market has changed. Prices have gone up and supply has gone down. I wanted to move this past Spring.

My wish list is precise, and long. I require no smoking, no external lights shining into interior rooms, no carpet, pet friendly, quiet, surrounding beauty and the right price.  Nothing matched my list this Spring, so I  decided to settle in place despite a super long commute with traffic that I allow to aggravate me.

Then, it happened.  As Ken Wilber says “Suddenly, without any warning, at any time or place, with no apparent cause, it can happen.  (From CWI No Boundary, page 433.)

My niece, a realtor, told me about a house for rent that meets my wish list.  And here, I have it, a place to call home. This new home allows me to shift toward fuller living. This new residence allows for greater social engagement and cultural enrichment because the commute is cut in half. I will be free from bombastic, artificial light invading inner space, noise pollution that yanks up my nervous system and a lack of green beauty that does nothing for the heart.

When the offer came, there was no losing center. I took the offer as a direct response to my request, and I took the receiving of it in stride. The plotting and planning of packing, moving, changing addresses seem like an ordinary day’s work; neither an ordeal, nor a cause for overenthusiastic anticipation.  The experience is simply something that is happening that is part of the mix of living in the field of alchemical magic, where wishes are granted and dreams are fulfilled.

Like many people, my past is rich with the joys of getting dream jobs or finding beautiful places to live or taking life-changing trips. There was always a roller coaster associated with these experiences; an up and a down.

Now, in 5D, it seems we take good fortune in stride.  There is nothing to lose center over. The pull of over exuberance or deflation has evaporated. We are in Yes Living now.

It is quite freeing to ask for something and receive it in full, on Spirit or the Universe’s timeline.  When we receive what we requested, the tendency is to keep asking for the next things our hearts desire. Love, and Life, and our own Soul, respond.

Ask – Presence with each changing Moment – Receive – Acknowledge — Ask

As we acclimate to the 5th and Higher Dimensions, we operate at a new cloud level, where the vista is wider, more flowing and connected. We do not have to concern ourselves with the tedium we were used to dealing with in 3D. We live with greater stride, confidence, and surety.

Please share in the comments a recent experience of yours in having a request met, full and complete.

 

 

 

 

Resolving the Pain of Self-Abandonment

Summerfair is a juried art show that occurs the first weekend in June on the banks of the Ohio River, here in Cincinnati. This is an art event I look forward to every year.  The Sun shines high, vibrant colours abound and crowds of people explore the art, curious and happy.

The day I attended Summerfair this year was a perfect weather day, and I was delighted to enjoy the experience with my sister. I find that contemplating the paintings, woodwork, metal work, jewelry, fiber arts, feeds my Soul. After my sister and I bought bold, fun summer wear from one of the vendors, we stopped to eat lunch on a bench in the shade, overlooking the muddy brown Ohio River. The essence of this River has imprinted my Soul since childhood.

After lunch, I checked my phone and found an email message confirming an apartment viewing appointment at 3:30 PM that day. And here is where I lost it. Rather than stop, tune in and discern a choice between seeing that apartment or enjoying the rest of the fair, I lost presence and did not even consider that there was a choice. Sheepishly, I went to look at the apartment.

I only recognized that there was a choice when we arrived at the apartment parking lot and saw how dismal the place was. I did not even go in to view the apartment.

The refrain “Wouda, coulda, shoulda,” played in my mind. The rental price was a giveaway, had I consciously assessed the offering. The price was far enough off to indicate that it was a no, even before I said yes to the appointment. If I had the presence of mind to realize a choice was at stake, I could have declined the appointment and stayed at the fair. Instead, I flowed listlessly, like a log on the River, wasting time and effort. In consequence, I suffered the loss of feeling incomplete with this year’s Summerfair.

Michele Mayama taught a technique where you check in with your’s Soul’s wisdom by asking a question and then feeling through the soles of the feet if there is life related to what is asked, or not. I have used these technique for years and find it to be reliable. A yes answer had a response of upward surging, a no answer is flat and when our Soul or Body  wants no part of what is being asked about, there is a downward pull, like a repulsed response: a definite no.  Had I even stopped to ask if there was life for me in going to view the apartment, the response, I am sure, would have been no.

Instead, I was left with a deflated feeling of loss, discomfort and dissonance. I was upset because I lost presence and did not discern choice about something that held value for me.

I had obsessive thoughts about what I missed by leaving the fair early.  It was a challenge to let that go.  Four times I asked, through my feet, if there was life for me in going back to the Fair on Sunday, to capture what I missed seeing on Saturday. Every time I received a flat-out NO.

A few days later, a friend shared a Jeff Brown quote and a phrase from that quote resonated like cathedral bells: “The more embedded our methods of self-distraction, the more agitating the truth-aches calling us back to authenticity.” Truth-ache, this was the pain of it; I abandoned myself and had acute truth-ache because of it.

Moving through the loss associated with missing a sizable portion of this year’s fair brought flashes of what it might be like on the deathbed. I can imagine one might say, think or feel, “Oh, no I am not ready to leave, I did not get to see everything or have all the experiences I wanted to have.”

Interestingly, on my Facebook feed that day, someone posted a quote from Rumi: “At the moment of our death we wake up laughing.” This quote lit me up!

I have heard that the Dalia Lama works on his own death a little every day. I am not sure what he does, however, I imagine preparing for ease at death might involve practice with letting go, feeling loss, more letting go and opening to the infinite, unconditioned possibilities of Presence with each moment.

Every truth-ache has a learning where we go beyond the pain and sense the underlying need. For me, in this Summerfair experience, the identified needs are to not abandon myself, to stay present, and to feed my Soul more art.

I am returning to Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way’s practice of  weekly cultural dates with myself. I am checking local listings for art fairs and cultural events. I am slow stopping to consider that each moment holds choice. When I die, I want to be full up and ready, not a moment of this precious life wasted through abandoning Presence, and choice.

Pat, sister, left, Aureal, right, on the banks of the Ohio River

 

A Tale of the Freeing Experience of Nonlinear Time

I have had challenges accessing Pandora in my car lately. Sometimes the Bluetooth channel will play Pandora, and sometimes even that does not work. I stopped listening to NPR news before the 2016 election. While silence is my general preference, there are times that I enjoy listening to jazz while driving.

Twice now, when Pandora did not work, I clicked on the Bluetooth tab, and no jazz plays from there, either. What comes on is a U2 album. This is a track from an actual album, not Pandora. There is a USB port in my car, however, no flash drive is plugged into it. I have not ever purchased or downloaded music from U2 and have no idea where this is coming from. I click the fast forward button on the car’s touch screen and a mp3 recording of a channeled session that I had saved years ago starts playing.

Curious to revisit these teachings, I stay with it. The channeled session comes from 2012, it seems, and is a session of Michele Mayama channeling Mary Magdalene.

In this session, Mary Magdalene responds to a participant’s question about intuition. While I missed these words when the session was live, I heard them the other day. Mary Magdalene said that intuition comes from a limited perspective. She talked about everyone’s birthright to full consciousness — to know the whole and the full. In any given moment. She shared that intuition is a small facet of full capacity consciousness.

This full awareness is what multidimensional consciousness offers. Through all of our being, particularly, sensate experiences, we can see, feel, hear, access the whole picture.

What a liberating way to regard consciousness. This full spectrum approach upgrades intuition from a facet glimpse to a nonlinear experience of multidimensional presence

These higher dimensions are real. Our highest wisdom recognizes them as a felt experience, even if we cannot name it.  When we claim our higher dimensional home, we claim more parts of our power. We raise our capacity and we see more, touch more, feel more, know more. In a recent post on Soulstice Rising, Ascension Notes, Kara Schallock writes that human beings are bringing these higher dimensions in as a grid formation that is the New Earth.

In multidimensional consciousness, time is non-linear.  This means that information from years ago, can pop up on your radar, or radio like it did for me, or some flash of future can come into consciousness as real and alive and accessible.

Notice how experiences of nonlinear time show up for you. We can pay attention as these experiences happen. Notice how only the present is real, and stay there, with each new moment. Release regret, longing, fear, shame, blame, guilt. Present moment aligns our multidimensional consciousness with Deep Earth, and High Heaven, and stretches us out to full surround.

Being conscious of the present allows us to feel, know and choose next steps. Let go of the  plotted line for life experience, the linear time frame that goes from here to there to there. In its place, allow the swirling spiral of Now, with its fulcrum in multidimensional consciousness, to anchor you. Allow your Soul and the Universe to unfold You.

Please share your experiences with the release of linear time in the comments section.

 

Opening to Receive: 5 Tips to Get to Yes

When someone compliments you,  do you accept, wide open, with no questioning? Or, do pre-conditioned responses of resistance come into play? Are you even keel with giving and receiving, or are you always  giving?  Life within a  responsive Universe requires that we live in dynamic equilibrium with both  giving and receiving.

In last week’s post, I wrote how the split between body and mind is lessening and use of intuition is increasing. For these great changes to happen though, we must be open to receive. Issues of false pride and subscribing to hierarchy are no longer functional. In hierarchy’s place is awareness of our own supreme sovereignty. That message, delivered Ages ago, the Kingdom of Heaven is Within” reflects present reality.

As I wrote last week, we are moving toward the direct experience of Oneness. Going through life blocking the reality that we are part of, that we belong, results in tremendous waste and keeps us from receiving what is ours to receive.

If receiving remains a challenge, here are five suggestions to consider for opening to the wild, raw, living current of Life that says Yes.

  1. Consider that being closed to receiving is an adaptive response. Notice how a baby responds to a face reflecting unconditional love: there is joy, delight, openness, receptivity! Practice receiving at that infant pleasure level next time someone praises you.

 

  1. Allowing unconditional love involves trust. If you feel there is no one whom you can trust, go to nature. Beam in the spectacle of night sky, or a vibrant-with-life tree, or a serenading bird or the breathtaking colours of sunrise and sunset. Allow yourself to receive natural beauty as mirror reflection of you.

 

  1. Say Yes when your Soul nudges you to say Yes. You will know when a No is appropriate, however, consciously stretch to Yes when No feels false or habitual. This Amazon page lists books related to saying yes.

 

  1. Using a mirror, look yourself in the eye and applaud yourself!  This practice, from Spring Forest Qigong,  opens the heart meridian. Do try this and note how it feels!

 

  1. Consider that you may be adept at opening to receive and that the challenge is Opening to Be Received.

 

During eons of life in 3rd Dimension, many of us had to hide. Intuitives, healers, wise women and men, we could not openly show who we are.  We can be who we are now and opening to be received might represent a new chapter in living the truth that we are part of and do belong. Your gifts, talents, wisdom are a crucial part of our collective unfolding into 5D.

If opening to be received is part of your challenge, start small and stay consistent with sharing who you are and what is yours to give. Trust that the opening to fulfillment is yours and receive it. Pay attention to how your sensate body guides and directs you. Open to receive that inner wisdom, and you will find your way to opening to be received.

Blessing wishes for all giving and receiving

 

The Death of Duality

Duality is dying. It might not seem so as we witness the divisiveness within first nation politics. Yet, duality, with its sense of separation, is dissolving. The Resistance Movement, whether we are activists or not, unites us and helps lift the veil of delusion. We are no longer fooled into accepting that we are separate beings. That fiction is no longer fact.

Through the global resistance movement, we embody the experience of Oneness and live interconnectedness. While the transition from duality into Oneness is not pretty, it is authentic. This same shift from duality into harmonic wholeness is true within our personal experience, as well.

We are no longer separate mind and body, we are bodymind. And notice which comes first in that word! The divisive split of spirit from matter, mind from body, consciousness from soul, human from nature, animal from human, has dissolved for many and is dissolving for many others. We are freer, now, to live an intuitive life, a life that is directed by an inner knowing of interconnectedness with all that is. Living an Intuitive Life means that we feel our truth, own it, and live it.

Living the Intuitive Life is the tagline for my blog because this is core to my beingness, my purpose on Earth. Ignoring intuition, this living channel of Field support, feels like a mortal wound and it seems to take a lifetime, or more, to keep this channel open.

A story in point: The other day I had errands that would have taken me to five different neighborhoods.  I could not possibly make all those trips in one afternoon. As I was deliberating a choice, my intuition slid in with the question, “What would it be like to live intuitively?”  Yes, this is the question my intuition, an information source I have actively been connecting with for decades, had to come and gently ask.

A memory of example also slipped into consciousness. A friend needed a new tablecloth for a special event. Rather than go here, there and everywhere in search of THE tablecloth, she asked her intuition. It responded, she listened and on one trip she found the tablecloth she wanted.

When we release mental rigidity, and the pushing, forcing, and insisting that comes with it, and we open, instead, to a soft flow of surrender within a Field that wants to inform us, life becomes effortless. Some moments are bumpier than others, however, if we relax into All is Well, we can trust the gift and the growth of a challenging experience, We can relax, allow, and receive.

This surrender to an informing Field is not self-abandonment.  It is an embodiment of consciousness that fuses body, mind, sensate experience, Soul and the living, informing Field, into Presence. Through this knowing presence, we are longer duped and disturbed by a cognitive dissonance that comes from not living our own wisdom and Oneness, our own intuition.

How does it feel to have the split between mind and body lessen in your daily life? How does it feel to trust your intuition more fully? Are you practicing on smaller, every day choices, such as holding an orange while grocery shopping, and asking “Does this have life for me?”  This is how we start living an intuitive life; we start small, in everyday matters, and we build from there.

One way to build relationship with intuition is to put one hand on the middle of your chest and the other hand on your lower abdomen; enjoy deep exhalations, relax, trust that Life is a Yes and that you are shapeshifting through challenges, then ask your intuition what you long to know.

Please share  your experiences in the comments section.

Having to Function During a Personal Dark Moon

Aha! moments are sacred, special and bring meaning to our lives. I recently had an Aha! awareness that time is like a second skin we can slip into. This works when it is our rhythm that is slipped into time, rather than time, as an external force, being  superimposed upon us.

Science tells us that time does not exist. Yet, we seem to have universally agreed upon something we call “time”. We show up for work on time, we meet at the movies on time, we pay our taxes on time.

My life and my work are about Natural Time, Body as Timer, living in sync with rhythms of nature as experienced viscerally. A major piece of my work is the Personal Lunar Cycle, a pattern of energy that is based on the phase of the Moon in which we are born. There is a Dark Moon to this Personal Cycle, just as there is a Dark Moon in the Collective Cycle. This Dark Moon represents a naturally occurring low energy time. It is low energy because we are ending a cycle, emptying out in order to begin again with the New Moon.

I choose to live with this cycle each lunar month, and have done so for over twenty years. As I wrote last October, the Dark Moon in both Personal or Collective cycle is a pull to stillness. It is a highly intuitive time and the benefits of stopping to listen are great.

That is not always possible, however, as I wrote in that October blog post. The need to produce happened again in my most recent Personal Dark Moon cycle. I knew to pace myself and to choose as great a version of self-care as possible. I was in bearing witness mode as I showed up, was present to responsibilities and produced.

A Dark Moon period can affect a time span of 2-4 days. I knew what was coming and limited other obligations, focusing only on what was necessary. The 24 hours before my Personal New Moon, I surprised myself with the experience of full functioning. I did not feel compromised in any way, energetically.

The day of my Personal New Moon, though, I did feel the strong pull to gravity, the strong wish to tune everything out other than quiet stillness. I did show up and function adequately that Personal New Moon Day, however, that evening, I crashed. I took to the bed as soon as I could and simply rested. The next day I did have 100% time freedom and rested fully and completely.

The Aha! waking thought that Personal New Moon day was a direct experience of my body slipping into Time and allowing internal and external rhythms to sync. Rhythm is everything in nature. Finding the vibratory rhythm between our internal experience and our external circumstance means that we take our time and sync with the moment, consciously.

My work, feeling the Body as Timer, is a lifelong journey to embody nature’s cycles within the human experience. This work comes from the direct experience that we are sovereign beings. While we might have to function in relation to an external demand, we can do it with an internal sense of personal choice and in alignment with all that is, including the pace of  our body, mind and Soul.

Slow down, you move too fast,” was a phrase from a popular song during my teens. My Mother used to remind me of that, when I was a young girl trying to find my way. My other Mother, our Moon, has always been beaming that to me, to feel Time as my own, and move accordingly.

How about you? How do you feel Time as an inner experience?  Please share in the comments section below.

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