2016 Winter Solstice and Holiday Greetings and Complimentary Quotes Download

Dear Subscribers,

Warm Winter Solstice and Holiday Greetings with love and gratitude for the opportunity to share my experiences, 5D understandings and Natural Time and Intuition work with you. I value your interest and support.

I wish you expansive visions manifest as we turn on the arc of the circle from 2016 to 2017.

Anchoring quotes help me get by and here are five of my favorites, as a holiday offering to you.  To download this quotes page, right click on the image, save and print.

What are your favorite quotes? Please share in the comments section below.

In love,

Aureal

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Intuition and Mercury Retrograde

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It is that time again, when Mercury turns retrograde.  This is a natural cycle, however, not one we feel as a visceral experience, like we do with the Moon’s cycles. Mercury works with a mental, in contrast to physical, dynamic.

The natural element Mercury is reflective, conductive, liquid metal and has roots in alchemy. The planet Mercury has similar attributes. It is known as the Trickster, and governs communication, technology and things mechanical.

Mercury goes retrograde three times a year. While the actual retrograde motion time is three weeks, a full Mercury retrograde period, with pre-and post tracks, usually lasts eight weeks. During these times, there can be delays, miscommunications, confusions as well as opportunities to complete things that were started long ago. This is also a time when we might find ourselves connecting with people with whom we have lost touch.

For those in business, such as real estate, or sales of any kind, it is helpful to know the Mercury retrograde pattern. This is because there can be delays and snafus and it is helpful not to take seeming obstacles personally.  It is so much better when we have an understanding that things like delays might happen, due to a cosmic cycle.  This information is helpful for anyone trying to communicate a business deal or personal communication of importance.

Mercury retrograde has very bad press in the mainstream media.  It is a natural cycle, one that occurs frequently, and it has value for us. One value is that it slows us down.  Sometimes the delays gifted by Mercury retrograde take a lot of time and attention. I remember one technical computer glitch that took me a month to resolve.  Another example comes from a woman I knew who was waiting to hear about a work contract. She could not understand the delay. I shared Mercury Retrograde information with her and she reported back that as soon as that period of Mercury retrograde passed, she was awarded the contract.

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Here are the dates: Mercury went into its shadow period on December 1, 2016 and is in the shadow stage until the planet goes retrograde on December 19, 2016.  Mercury stays retrograde for three weeks, until January 8, 2017. A post-retrograde period is in effect from January 9th until January 27, 2017 when the planet crosses its station. This means that Mercury is crossing the astrological degree where it turned retrograde December 19, 2016.

The shadow period, pre-the exact Mercury retrograde pivot, relates to the degree when Mercury turns direct, on January 8, 2017; this is like a precursor to the road traveled before the actual retrograde motion and once again while Mercury is retrograde. If this is heady, please just consider that Mercury retrograde offers a time to review actions and maybe, repeat steps.

Each Mercury retrograde period is unique unto itself because it travels a different section of the zodiac each Mercury retrograde period.  If someone has connection through her natal chart with the degrees of a specific Mercury retrograde period, the effects can be more intense.

The standard counsel during retrograde Mercury times are to complete unfinished projects, be open to old friends popping up, and perhaps, avoid making major purchases like buying a house or a car or a new computer.

If a Mercury retrograde cycle becomes intense for you, please relax into the experience and ask for any teaching that is being offered to surface from unconscious to consciousness.

Intuition can be a match for the quicksilver nature of Mercury. With intuition, you are operating from the field of seen and unseen energies, beyond mind.

More frequent check-ins with inner asking could possibly help circumvent Mercury retrograde challenges. Checking into the energy field within and around you, sensing all levels and dimensions before acting, or reacting, can only help. A daily prayer of intention for effortless ease might also help.

One part of my business is personalized support for living an intuitive life. If you would like assist on how to identify, work with and trust intuition, contact me.

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Pivotal Mid Season Dates, November 5 – 7, 2016

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It seems like yesterday that I wrote about shifting into Fall Season 2016. Now, we are at the midseason point, moving from Fall toward Winter. Mid season shifts are of value from a natural time, rhythmic living perspective. One of the value-added gifts is on the subtle energy plane. Our bodies are at a midseason point, turning from Fall, which is dry to cold, toward Winter, which is cold to wet. Those who work with Eastern medicine, like Acupuncture, might recognize this language.

Hippocrates, the Father of Modern Medicine developed this health theory, more simply known as body humours. Notice the breakdown of the word hum   ours!  Rudolph Steiner related the humours to temperament.  Our healthcare systems have deep roots within this knowledge.

Let’s consider how these humoural shifts affect us in 2016 when climate change produces 80 degree temperatures in November in mid-latitude regions of the Central United States. What are your thoughts on this?

Personally, I do not know. What is most true for me in this questioning is that we are still turning.  We are still in midseason shift, based on the movement of our home body within our home galaxy.

A value in noting seasonal shifts is that we are prepared. This awareness loosens us from stuck points, from resisting the unseen, often unfelt fluid motion of our lives.  Pagan traditions honor midseason with conscious awareness of shifting change and rituals of celebration, gratitude and the giving and requesting of blessings.

As we co-create our future within each present moment, collective recognition of the midseason shift is helpful. It lifts delusion of stasis and opens us to the experience of flow, and the direct experience of the release and renewal mechanisms of change.

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There is another pivotal moment during midseason turning that occurs one day before the exact midseason turning point. This other cyclic turning involves the midpoint between our Galactic Center and our Super Galactic Center in direct contact with the point where our Earth connects with our Sun.

The Galactic Astrologer, Philip Sedgwick, points out that this pivotal moment for us is a powerful time for making intentions. Our human hearts have direct access to the alignment of our Sun, the Galactic Center and the Super Galactic Center.  The world is ours. Take it. Observe that we are shifting in this midseason and that there is a direct connection in this sacred time for linking our deepest, purest heart’s desire with a listening cosmos.

The most potent days for meditating, requesting, visioning, intentioning, for consciously being with this potent mid season cosmic alignment are the 5th through the 7th of November 2016.

If you find this post helpful, please share with a friend!

Blessed be,

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Sacred Timing

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When our Moon empties out at the end of a cycle, there is no light in the night sky. Correspondingly, during dark Moon times, our own light turns inward, in sync with a gravitational pull to slow down and be still.  This inward pull to stillness, to being with our deep selves, occurs twice each month. Once with the Collective Lunar Cycle, and once with the Personal Lunar cycle.

Both cycles, the personal and the collective, have the same rhythmic pattern; it is the start days that vary. The Collective Lunar Cycle starts with the New Moon, and the Personal Lunar Cycle starts with the phase of the Moon in which you are born. The Dark Moon, this inward pull to quiet receptivity, occurs three days before the New Moon in both the personal and collective cycles.

A Dark Moon in the collective cycle is occurring as I post this blog article.  The New Moon occurs Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 1:39 PM Eastern Daylight Time. This means that the Collective Dark Moon starts Thursday, October 27, 2016, in the afternoon in US Eastern time zone.  The inward pull toward quiet refection begins on Thursday and continues through the weekend, until the New Moon.  Within a day after the New Moon, we start to feel the upward energy surge again.

Not everyone feels this timing. It can start with a nudge, a pull toward stillness, reflection, rest, quiet. If you sense any of this, please open the invitation. The more we align with natural, cyclic timing, the more the experience becomes familiar to us. Like all new skill sets, when we pay attention, we open receptor pathways of the original blueprints that our bodies are timers.

The Personal Lunar Cycle is the other cycle with this rhythmic pattern of slowing down, release and renewal. I just had my Personal Dark Moon; It started late Friday, October 21, 2016, continued through Saturday, all day Sunday and ended with my Personal New Moon, Monday morning, October 24, 2016 in the 8 o’clock hour.

I anticipate the personal dark Moon phase as a sacred holiday. This is a time when I honour the whole of my life in synchronized flow with our living Universe. For us, on Earth, flow means the Moon is involved.

I have been aligning with this sacred timing since 1993.  For 95% of this time, I have planned and scheduled around this pivotal timing. I have minimized commitments, laid low, and observed sensate release and regeneration typical of cyclic endings and beginnings.

Seven years ago, I took a nursing job on a per diem basis, even though I worked fulltime. I choose to forego benefits like paid time off so that  I could control my schedule and not have to work on low energy Personal Dark Moon days.  There is predictive value in knowing this rhythm, and I used it for self-care and well-being, and to optimize the potent receptivity (intuition, inner knowing, coming to center) inherent during Dark Moon times.

This past Personal Lunar Cycle, though, I was under deadline for a high-pressured, freelance writing assignment and I had to work through the low energy time. Eliminating distractions, cancelling social plans and staying focused on the writing task, I did muster the stamina to complete the task. It took all that I had, energetically and emotionally.

The carrot at the end of the stick was that I knew the Moon was void of course all day on Monday, enhancing my ability to rest post project. My schedule was clear and I gave myself a do-nothing day. It was calm, sweet, comfortable, quiet, relaxing and restorative.

On Tuesday, I was aware of still needing a little slower down time and I eased into the day with that awareness, of being kind with myself.

I have been through enough of these Personal Lunar Cycle turnings to know that if I do not stop and be still during this precious, sacred time, a depression, an irritability, an out of sorts experience shows up.  It is the beast in nature; if we do not feed the beast what it needs, in this case rest and quiet, it roars in ugliness.

I did not get the stillness that I needed during my Personal Dark Moon, however, I knew enough to not continue forward before taking deep rest. I was a little off schedule, however, I still gave myself the self-care and stillness that I needed.

Our bodies need these rest and reset times daily, twice within the Lunar Cycle, one Personal, one Collective, and yearly, right before our birthday, with our Solar Return.

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I want to shout from the rooftop, I want to play the trumpet and bang the cymbals, I want to sing an operatic High C to let people know about these natural cycle turnings, these pivot times of stop and restart. Coming to zero point with nature’s timing is an exquisite, sacred experience.

Much of what I read these days is that answers to our challenges are found through self-love. Listening to, and heeding, the needs of our precious human bodies, is to me, ultimate expression of self-love. In Sacred Heart living, listening for what the body needs is high priority.

For those new to this sacred timing, I am in the process of developing online training for recognizing and honouring these sacred cycle alignments. I anticipate these products to be ready on or before Spring, 2017.

Those who have taken my personal lunar cycle classes know this timing and I welcome your sharing on the value of this timing in your life. Please add your comments in the comments section below!

Living Yes

Relaxing into co-creation is part of the transformative shift that we are in now, as we transition from life in 3D to life in 5D. One of the most significant changes with this shift is that we respond to personal triggers with measured choice rather than reactive impulsivity.

This change is possible because we can now, consciously, come from a place of trust within ourselves, our Souls, and in living connection with a loving Universe. Please feel these words at the heart level; feel exactly what it means to trust in yourself and your Soul and your living connection with a loving Universe. Feel what it means to be part of, to belong, rather than feeling alienated and alone.

Life in 3D was based on comparing and competition; we could not ever be good enough. In 5D we are more than enough, we ARE part of and we belong.

Here is an example of how this shift showed up for me: Sunday’s extended Void of Course Moon impacted me to the extent that I had to go home and rest, rather than stay out and shop for groceries, even though I was close to the shops I frequent.

On Monday, rested and ready, I went back out into the world, for grocery shopping at Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods and our wonderful Kroger’s. There was also a trip to Michaels on the day’s itinerary. I had an extended block of time to enjoy these errands and did not feel rushed.

For optimal efficiency, my first stop was Michaels and then a nearby Kroger’s.  On my way, I passed by my favorite coffee shop, Coffee Emporium in Hyde Park, Cincinnati, Ohio.  I am not a café person; unless meeting a friend, I do not take time to stop, sit and enjoy a cup of tea.  This day, however, stopping for a relaxing cup of tea was the number one option before me, almost an imperative. The self-talk was that if I want a more relaxed life, I have to take more relaxing opportunities.

Parking was difficult; I did not have change for meters and the non-paying spots were taken.  It took two trips around the area and then I found a space and pulled in. I was determined to take this action step toward a more relaxed life and the start button said “Now.” The obstacle of difficult parking could not deflect me.

On the short walk to the café, I encountered this:

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My heart leaps with nature’s surprise gifts, like this this beautiful, furry creature crossing my path. I got tea and found a cozy place to sit outdoors. Once settled, I reflected on the meaning of the appearance of this beautiful, wooly brown caterpillar. I understood the message to be about abundance and beauty, its colour was magnificent and it radiated life with its determined crawl. I also knew that this sighting spoke to change and transformation.

In this cozy outdoor setting, sipping hot tea and with the ambiance of relaxation all around me, I thanked this creature for its visit, and started researching on my phone the metaphysical meaning of brown wooly caterpillar. I let the meanings sink in, accepting the ones that had relevance. Soaking in the significance of this caterpillar’s visit, I relaxed more deeply, breathing in the chill fall air, savouring the nature that surrounded me and absorbing the quiet slowness of this outdoor café.

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I learned through the research that brown wooly caterpillars can take up to 14 years to transform. Reflecting on this rather long timeline, a shaft of light broke through my consciousness, an opening awareness that I am on track with my own transformation, too. Slow, steady, consistent, always saying yes when the invitation comes to transform more wholly into my new life: relaxed, co-creative, expressively creative, grounded in trust, belonging, embodied empowerment, money materializing, and soulfully connected with others, with Nature, with Life.

Relaxation is key to our new lives as conscious co-creators. Our nervous systems have to be in neutral, not stuck in fight/flight or freeze responses, not in reactionary mode. We have to be with the expanded, interactive vibrancy that is all around us. When this relaxed synchronization happens, we can sense, see, feel, listen, receive and say Yes to incoming communication from the Living, Loving Field. We can open to the wholeness of our new Lives in this New Time by doing things differently, by changing habits, by opening to more fulfilling ways to fuse with Life.

How about you? What special guests are showing up in surprise visits for you? What is your call to action to make wanted changes in your life?

If you would like a companion guide to help you open to the experience of living life rooted in trust rather than reaction, contact me. I have years of experience with deep listening, intuitive sensing and gentle reflection and I am a big fan of the many opportunities available now for easing into this quantum shift.

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Photos by Aureal Williams

 

Recalibration

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Dear Intuitives,

As the pressures mounted, I took a time out. I had a lie down, with feet propped up above the level of my heart, eyes closed and with right hand on middle of my heart area and left hand below my abdomen. After a few slow deep breaths, in through my nose, out through my mouth I came to calm center and then journeyed further inward for a conversation with my Inner Teacher.

The reveal was that I am changing channels. I am in the process of switching from life lived mentally to life lived by feelings, sensate knowing and body wisdom.

I am not the only one making this shift, so please take a minute to consider how big of a shift this is for those of us in this process. This shift represents an entire new way of being, living, experiencing, relating.

I write often about living from sensate experience rather than living by thought. Last week, though, I had direct awareness, a come home to Mama moment, where I actually lived it.

This shift shows up in simple ways; instead of thinking that I am thirsty, I go get a drink of water. This way of sensate living is more present moment; it is immediate, direct, no time or energy wasted.

We are in this quantum shift. International news confirms that the old structures no longer contain status quo (violence in the US, Brexit, the US political process, among others.) The uncontrollable chaos of the current stage of shift bloody hurts.

As human beings living in a loving, constantly evolving Universe, our innate nature is kindness and our unique nature is consciousness. We are transitioning to a new dimension where conscious kindness is the norm. Presence in each moment, attuned to what we feel and what we need, helps get us there.

Please share in the comments section below your experiences of coping with the intensity of the chaos stage of shift now and/or how you are opening to a more felt experience of living, rather than thinking.

 

 

 

 

 

3rd in a Series of Letting Go

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Down the rabbit hole and the only substance involved was raw, unfiltered, multidimensional Life.

For the past two weeks these blog posts have been about Letting Go and that theme continued as a lived experience for me this past week.  Our collective move from life in 3D to life in 5D is uncharted territory. Nothing is the same as it was, we are not quite sure how we got here and we have no clue as to what is next. There are moments that are super challenging and cause us to have to let go of rational understanding. Our hearts are open, and our eyes, yet the shifts are rapid and complete; at times it feels like we are white water rafting in the course of daily life. Whew!

The Move

In response to my personal alignment with this shift to 5D, I have made major life changes. I left employment that I enjoyed, yet was done with, and left family and friends to relocate to be near a big, beautiful, massive body of water in daily life. This move was an affirmative response to a call from Nature to live near Lake Superior, and in a place where I might find more community than I had previously known. I, like so many others, have been aching for community.

I have found community and the sustaining beauty of nature, however, after one year, I do not feel settled.  At times I feel like a ping pong ball in my own life. Here, there, where? This was not how it was “supposed” to be.  I made the move in good faith and with informed choice, yet the settling in experience, at times, feels severe.

This week, my letting go experience was in releasing to full and total surrender. As children in play, we used to call this “crying uncle.” In adult life, it is unconditioned surrender. Feeling through each Now is all that I can do. Multidimensional consciousness is just that; we are living with layers of consciousness like the layers of bands within old trees and layers of sediment from the surface of the Earth to its core. We have to deal with multiple levels simultaneously. This can feel confusing and overwhelming, beyond the capacities of our regular coping. We need a bigger field of coping and surrender, with its release of conditioned responses, helps us find our way within this larger, untraveled territory.

I used to work as a professional astrologer and pieces of that work continue through my current work with Natural Time and Intuition and Time as a Felt Experience, with Body as Timer.  I let go of working more fully with astrology because it seems to me that we are, collectively, working with a much bigger canvas now than our solar system. It seems to me that we are working with systems way beyond what is known. By systems, I mean galactic and supergalactic spirals of cosmic community. We have been invited to this grand new arena, yet we do not know the territory. We learn as we go.

As a way of dealing with multidimensional living, I do, occasionally, look at my own chart and have awareness of major transits as they occur in real time.  One of the major transits that I have going on now, personally, has traditionally been associated with depression. It is a reformative energy on the emotional life, this I know. This transit has had one layer of the multilayer effect of multidimensional life now and that contributing effect takes me to rock bottom where the only viable option is to walk in the forest of surrender.

Angst, yes, momentarily, however, also a gift. This most recent experience of surrender has helped me release me from willfulness, force and effort. Ah, yes. If only. In my current state, I have had to let go of thinking that I have answers for major life choices, like living here, there, where? In my current state of accepted surrender, my recourse is to keep moving through each moment with the inner inquiry of “What’s next.” Where is the energy for me in this moment? What calls my attention for focus? Where do I feel alignment? Each choice has to be consciously considered and long-term planning is not operational.

Choice-making

In everyone’s life there are myriad choices regarding what can bring happiness, what can bring joy, what can bring money, what can bring fulfillment, what can bring connection. In my personal life, with this collective, unprecedented shift of dimensional consciousness, I pay attention to what has my awareness, I offer daily prayer for dissolution of the veil between conscious and unconscious and I ask and listen regarding what has life for me and what does not have life for me.

I ask for help, from my Soul, from the New Field, from Life, to breathe through the rocks and hard places, breath through the angst, breath through the FEAR, breath through not knowing. With all that breathing, I notice that I am still standing. It is not easy, yet there are moments of relief, release, wonder and informed direction.

It helps to pay attention to the things that matter to me.  For instance, there was a communal invitation this week was to participate in a labyrinth walk, part of World Labyrinth Day. I have walked labyrinths before and while this spiritual practice has not been a personal path for me, I did want to participate in this local event.

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Our group was blessed by a facilitator who knows labyrinth walking. He suggested that we start our walk with an intentional prayer and work with the 3 Rs, Release as we go in; Receive as we are at the Center; Return (to wholeness) on the walk out. Being in active surrender mode now, the release part was comforting. In the center of the labyrinth that we walked, there is a bench. As I reached the center, I sat on the bench, deeply kissed by the sun, and I asked to receive. Information came pouring through the sunrays and up through the encircled Earth and through the silent care of community. It was magnificent.  Answers did come, pieces of the big puzzle of a personal life, sustaining filaments threading to next moments.

Our lives are unfolding in sometimes angst-filled ways, not unlike earlier times in everyone’s life. Yet now, the path is uncharted and long term planning seems defunct. We are doing this new life piece by piece, choice by choice. It hurts if we try to get too far ahead of ourselves because then we are taken away from the moment, where the information is. I was driven to the ground of surrender and I did surrender. It seems that this is the beginning of a new world, not the end. With each surrender, and based on my own inner sensate volition, my own, sharply honed inner truth discerning of “Yes, this does have life for me or no, thank you, I pass,” I align with this greater canvas of uncharted territory, this bigger picture that is dancing us into our new life.

Like so many others, I thought this process would be over by now, that we would have reached the land of Nirvana and life would be easy, breezy and effortless. I have been on this path since the Harmonic Convergence of August, 1987 and the “payoff” always seems just around the corner. As I experienced in the labyrinth walk, the corners keep turning.

How about you and your life challenges now? Is surrender part of the currency of your life, too? Do share your surrender story in the comments below.

Superior Self-Care

The 5th Dimension does not support a linear experience of time. This means that plotting and planning, one step in front of the other, one piece of the puzzle in alignment with the next, are not viable options right now. The 5D experience is neither rational, nor logical, yet things come together in amazing and synchronous ways. With 5D, we consciously choose, based on authentic needs and desires specific to each moment. This means that we need to get out of our head and feel our way through life. Does this work for me now? What do I need and want now? What is my choice now? Questions like these help us discern our way within the holographic experience of 5D living.

One experience that cannot be delayed in life in 5D is superior self-care. For optimal functioning, best results, we have to take full and authentic care of ourselves. This means that we pay attention to what we are feeling, needing and wanting. Patterns of low self-esteem and feelings of undeserving get in the way of superior self-care. There is no room in 5D living for low self-esteem or feelings of not being good enough.

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Low self-esteem, feelings of being unworthy are imprints of past conditioning and they are not based on the truth of us; rather they are based on adaptations that we had to make in 3D living. 5D supports another experience of living that knows Self as worthy, good enough and deserving of superior self-care.

A practice of superior self-care is vital to functioning in 5D.Thinking about the future clogs present fulfillment and thinking about the past blocks present momentum. We know this, yet how do we live present moment awareness when we have to function in jobs and families and social commitments that still seem to be operating in the duality, the good/bad consciousness of 3D?

Conscious breathing within each moment is one of the best ways to stay in the moment. Awareness of our sensate experience within each moment also supports presence. What am I feeling, what are the energies around me now, are they supportive and resonant or not? How do your keep your energy full and fluid enough to keep that question current?

Our bodies, according to many people who write about the 5th Dimension, are becoming more light filled and less dense. Our dreams are even changing. What we eat, how we sleep, how we tend to legitimate emotional needs of quiet and silence, of connection with others who are resonant with our energies, how we stay sparked and alive with interest and curiosity, how we move our bodies, how we engage with nature are all components of superior self-care and the challenge is to meet all of these needs thoroughly and with love.

Ignoring hunger, ignoring the discomfort of a craving, ignoring constant audio stimulation that blocks sweet silence, resisting periods of doing nothing by staying busy, overworking, over- or under-engaging in social connection, inertia of body movement are all detriments to superior self-care. This is not about being perfect; it is about being authentic and listening to your heart, soul and body through each moment, each day.

Sometimes, one is required to stay engaged with others when a little alone time or silence is what one needs, such as in the case of parenting. Or being on deadline with an important work project. Or having to overwork to pay the rent. The demand to meet these commitments is real. Conscious breathing helps. So does learning relaxation techniques and using them, in the moment. Looking out the window at the sky can help. Smiling helps. Self-talk can help; saying something like, “I have to do this now and I do this with as much grace and ease as I can muster and I know that everything changes. One day, my circumstances will be different.”

I have heard it said that the 6th Dimension is the realm of majic. If we can be present with our selves in 5D living, through conscious presence of how we are feeling in each moment, through feelings of worthiness and positive self-regard that automatically result in superior self-care, through an experience of Body as Timer, time as fluid and internal rather than mechanical and external, through the release of duality and hierarchy, we open to multidimensional living. We engage with the living Field of energy that surrounds us, inside and out, and we create majic, without concern of past or future. We release the pressure valve and sense and feel into the moment. From there we can be informed of better, truer choices that help us find our way, with humour and joy, through the demand commitments of our life. There is only this moment and this moment is alive with information and release of pressure. Breathe, Be, Sense, Feel Now.

Felt Experience

Channelers writing about life in 5D suggest that our bodies need time to acclimate to the light frequency upgrades available now. Personal experience with this shift suggests that the urge to rest goes beyond the Natural Time frameworks of Void of Course Moon times and Dark Moon times in the Personal and Collective Lunar Cycles.

When one of these strong pulls to rest occurs outside of a Natural Time framework, I am bewildered, confused and judgmental. Is it procrastination? Is it fear? Is it an influx of new frequencies that causes my body to want to lay low?

I have no trouble resting during the Void of Course Moon times and the Dark Moon times, yet when my physicality resists upright action outside of those time frames, I have been stuck in the blame and shame mode. Clearly, this does not work because I have worked long enough with Natural Time and holistic health to know, beyond doubt, that the Body knows.


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The Large Heart, photo by Aureal Williams

What am I left with, then, when by body wants rest and from a Natural Cycles perspective there is nothing standing in the way of taking action? After much prayer and introspective inquiry, I am left with a new level of trust that fuses trust in self (Soul) with trust in the Field of energy surrounding me. A trust in myself within a Living Universe, beyond my rational comprehension.

What does this mean? What does this look like?  How does it feel? 

The Body is medium now. Our sensate experience and inner knowing is navigator. In 3D, we relied on mind to get us through things; we strategized, planned and mentally forged through obstacles and frustrations. We ignored our bodies as we regarded them as mechanical machines, skipping lunches, aborting sleep, working through pain.

Willfulness does not get us far in the New Field of 5D. There is a new leader on our team and it is the Body. Learning to follow its lead requires that we listen to it, learn to work with it and trust its living wisdom within the larger Field of life that encompasses multidimensional accessibility now.

5D living calls for choice discerned through felt experience. What else is there to guide our way? There is no external authority that knows our way better than we do. There is no doctor, no financial advisor, no church person, no significant other or best friend, that knows our way better than we, ourselves, do. We still consult with others, however, after gaining pertinent information, the final choice is ours. We are left to make choices from the core of our own being, deep within our inner knowing.

When our body wants to rest and our mind races with “Yes, but…we have to produce, create, get things done,” one response is to calm down, deep breathe, come to present moment awareness and ask “What is my choice in this now?”

Generations before us used the term “One foot in front of the other,” when they were bewildered and did not know what to do next. In these times, with holographic 5D possibilities, the invitation is for a more centered inquiry, one that comes from within our core and activates sensate experience as we feel our way to current choice.

This new way takes practice, trust and gentleness with Self. It also helps to have community. The invitation is here to share experiences of your shift to 5D in the comments section.

Here is to releasing resistance to rest….for our greater good!

Why Tolerance for Being Alone Is Necessary for Good Living

Aligning with natural cycles as a direct, physical experience requires living in ebb and flow, much as our Moon does. There are times of great activity and energy, such as at Full Moon times, and there are quieter times of repose, rest and stillness, such as at Dark of the Moon and Void of Course Moon times.

Until recently, I was not consciously aware that there is a generational divide, a large group of young people who might feel challenged acquiescing to the slower, low energy times. The term “low energy times” is not a pejorative. Resting and stillness are part of the productivity and creativity cycle and low energy times are cycle phases that naturally occur in life, nature and the human body.

An essay that I encountered recently spells out, in historical detail, the evolution of our comfort levels with resting, stillness, time alone, time in nature and doing nothing. While the essay is a literary read, it offers informative perspective on our current wildly wired time.

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Photo by Aureal Williams

As a natural time consultant, I share experiences aligning with natural cycles, including the challenges and benefits. Through deep listening, shared reflection and intuitive coaching, and decades of lived experience, I assist others who wish to align with natural cycles.

My adaptation to living in alignment with natural cycles comes from my own unique constitution, and that is different for everyone. I am someone who loves silence, time in nature, and doing nothing. I was born before wireless communication was universal, as it is now. I remember Saturday afternoons, growing up, when I felt very bored. Daydreaming was my go to activity.

People born in more recent times still get bored, however, their antidote to boredom includes frequent texting to friends and folks who might not be friends. In addition, there are a gazillion television or youtube channels to distract, or gaming. As someone who invites the experience of doing nothing, I am up against mind-boggling competition!

There is a slight turn in the wind, though. Do a google search for “doctors prescribing time in nature” and a wide array of articles pop up. Spending time alone in nature or engaged in solitary activities like taking a nap, or daydreaming while sipping a cup of tea are indulgences from an earlier time, however, they are actually timeless examples of good medicine.

Being alone is easy for some and challenging for others, no matter the generation into which they are born. True connection feeds the soul, promotes health and a sense of well-being. Being comfortable being alone, with times of silence and stillness, ground the relationship with one’s self. Healthy relationship with one’s self opens the door to all other good relationships.

Please share your joys and challenges being alone in the comments section. I would love to hear from you!

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