3-Question Worksheet for Slowing Down, Now!

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Why Slow Down Now?

November 27, 2016 — Dark, dark of Moon, with New Moon on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 7:19 AM, EST

Energy is naturally low in a dark Moon and the closer we get to the end of the lunar cycle and the beginning of the next, the stronger the gravitational pull to slow stillness.

Void Moon, Sunday, November 27, 2016 from 4:49 PM EST to Monday, November 28, 2016, 3:46 PM EST

Void Moon indicates free floating energy, nothing much takes shape or what is formed often has to be reformed, redone. Void Moons are prime times for introspection, reflection, rest, listening.

We are winding down the 2016 Solar Cycle. Many people celebrate the New Year with the Winter Solstice and we are weeks away from that Natural Time marker.  A slowdown in the Solar Cycle might not impact our physical energy as much as a slowdown in the Lunar Cycle, however, as we look to nature in the Northern Hemisphere, we see barren earth, bare trees and people bundling up, staying indoors more. The focus shifts to internal as we approach stillpoint of the Winter Solstice. We are, most likely, becoming quieter, more reflective.

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These Natural Time markers invite slowing down now. In addition, many of us are standing with those at Standing Rock.  Many of us are standing with our brothers and sisters of all races and all spiritual and sexual and gender orientations. It is a gift to ourselves, and to all brothers and sisters, when we align with nature and slow down, too. When we stop, be still and listen, in alignment with Natural Cycles, we can know next steps. Wisdom, support and direction come through listening through the stillness.

Comfort and renewal also come through slowing down, letting go and listening. If stillness and slowing down are not yet a delight and remain a challenge, here is a 3-question worksheet for exploring your relationship with slowing down and stillness. This is not a test and there are no wrong answers, simply a personal exploration of something that you might want more options over, to slow down, be still.

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Sunrise, Sunset

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Through a moving FB post, a friend opened me to a new experience of Natural Time – the simple noticing of Sunrise and Sunset and their daily fluctuations.

This is a brilliant practice for moving through the hold that cultural conditioning about time tries to have over us. When we honour nature’s fluidity, we open to our own fluidity. For those in affinity with the Divine Feminine, Goddess Energy and Eastern philosophies, dawn and twilight have long been identified as Dakini time, when there is high receptivity to receiving intuition. Sunrise and sunset are Soulful living times.

Personal energy flows, and with it, power, stamina and focus, in relation to the ebbs and flows of the natural world. We are cyclic beings within a cyclic world. We can use information about natural cycles to our advantage. We can use the rhythms of life to plan, schedule, choose and create experiences that optimize our quality of life.

Do you want more time with your kids? Do you want an easier flow through challenging work projects? Do you want rest that satiates and restores you?

If yes, with this blog, you have found a place that offers information, resources, training and support to help you open to the flow of Time as an active participant rather than as passive subject.

For example:

Knowing when the Moon is Void of Course, we can choose to indulge in rest, relaxation, quiet cuddle time or mundane organizational tasks rather than force forward when our satellite, the Moon, has lost connection. With the Moon out of receiving range, our bodies feel this void on the physical energy level; focus is dimmed because the gravitational pull is toward reflection in contrast to action, and work projects meet with delays and difficulties. Work arounds involve knowing when the Moon is void and planning and scheduling accordingly. You can receive direct support about this here.

Knowing about Dark of the Moon days, and planning and scheduling accordingly, enhances dissolution of what has ended with the close of the Lunar cycle. This awareness allows for clear and uncluttered space to receive in the new cycle, with the restart button of each New Moon.

Observing the simple shifts of Sunrises and Sunsets imprints within our psyches the living awareness that we are in sync with the flow of Life.

Additional products to help identify and align with natural cycles, as well as services in support of shifting to an organic experience of Time, are in the works.  The Void of Course Moon Club is already up and running.

If you are not already a subscriber to this newsletter, consider subscribing, you can use the subscription button to the top left, and take advantage of special offers as online training, guided imagery relaxations and Lunar Rhythms Energy Club options come to market.

Love and Peace, and let’s flow!

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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

 

Drum roll: Void of Course Moon Club

Have you ever wanted to harness the ups and downs of your energy cycles as they relate to productivity? The Void of Course Moon Club meets this need. For a nominal fee of $7 US dollars a month, you get Void of Course Moon (VOC) times for one of the following time zones, Eastern, Central, Mountain, Pacific, London, UK. These VOC times are delivered by email with each New Moon of your subscription for lunar the month ahead. A narrative story about working with the Void of Course Moon is included in this monthly email, along with the call in information for a monthly conference call to discuss planning and scheduling with the Void of Course Moon times.

Who Benefits from Joining

Joining this Club benefits those who struggle with time management, those who experience stress from busyness or overwork to the detriment of well-being. Crafters and makers, all manner of self-employed entrepreneurs, can find benefit in this Void of Course information. Anyone who is employed and feels the pressures of producing against all odds may also find benefit in learning about and working with Void of Course Moon times.
The reason this club has benefit for such a wide spectrum of folk is because living in sync with Void of Course Moon times is one of the best techniques for experiencing time as a fluid, inner experience. Working with Void Moon helps open the experience of body as timer and provides vivid contrast for the constrained experience of time as an external controller outside of direct, physical experience.

Why Now?

Since the conditioning of mechanical time (produce at all costs, no matter how the body feels) runs deep within our culture, it can take years to feel and appreciate the value of flowing with the Moon, our natural Timer. In other words, opening the door to this club does not mean that aligning with natural cycles is an easy experience. Joining this club will be a learning experience and can be a fun experience.

Void of course Moon times can best be explained by sacred geometry, which is everywhere in our lives. The next time you are at a meeting or a social gathering, look to see who is directly opposite you. These sitting or standing configurations speak to the energetic alignments among those present. For example, the person 180 degrees apart from you is most likely to be someone who supports you totally or someone with whom an “opposition” exists. You can also look to those sitting at 45 degree angles from you; there is likely to be some friction in these relationships, some dynamic to work through to come to a fuller, more mutually appreciative understanding.

“As above, so below.” These words suggest that what is happening here on Earth is reflected in the skies above. Sacred geometry also shows up in the ever moving planets and stars in the sky. A Void of Course Moon occurs when the Moon is not making any aspect of geometric shape with the planets. The technical definition goes deeper than this, however, for our purposes here, keeping it to basics helps with the very real challenge of changing our relationship with time, moving past centuries of conditioning and opening to the direct, visceral experience of time as a living flow.

The great scientist Buckminster Fuller taught that energy is contained in form. With a Void of Course Moon there is no geometric form to contain the energy. The physical experience can be felt as void, like energy flowing through a sieve, into the void.

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This is why there is a business advantage to knowing about these times and using them for planning and scheduling and this Club helps with that. During a Void of Course Moon it can be challenging to stay focused. If we keep pushing forward during a Void Moon time, we might experience losses, uphill battles, and often, the need to apply extra effort or redo things. Working smarter, not harder definitely applies to those who follow Void of Course Moon times.
The Void Moon occurs every two and one half days for varying amounts, from minutes to more than 24 hours. These are optimal times for rest and reflection, for releasing and receiving information from the invisible planes. They are times to allow rest for our bodies, minds and Souls. Rest is an integral component of the productivity cycle and nature is a great teacher.

Bonus Benefit!

Aligning with the void Moon times for planning and scheduling also provides a blueprint for present moment living based on the wisdom of Body as Timer. These skills are key now, as we transition to the New Life/New Time of 5th Dimension living.

It is a tumultuous time as we make this transition. Come join this Club and learn how to align with the flow of the Moon. The inner alignment is already there, as the body feels these rhythms on subtle levels. Tt is now time to bring this subtle body awareness into consciousness and support ourselves more fully with human/nature integration. Come, join the Club!

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