Ive been sharing a series of posts about affirmations this week, and I have one more coming next week. I wanted to take a break today to talk about the super blood moon and eclipse we have coming on Sunday...
Completions and Closure
During the next few days, you may find that challenges are coming to an end. One of the articles I read suggested that things may resolve on a national level - which would be great - but here, I prefer to focus closer to home, in case there are things that will be meaningful for you, personally.
Because these are predictions that may or may not seem to come true in any particular person's life, I think of them as possibilities. And what I do is set an intention to be open to those possibilities.
I have quite a few challenges I'd like to see turn the corner and/or come to an end, so I will offer them up for completion. Do you have anything like that in your own life?
Another article suggested that if you look back over the past few years, you may notice your own personal growth in areas that had been a challenge for you. That sounds good, right?
And for me, there has been a spiritual shift that's connected to a challenge that began just before the time the article mentions (early 2017). Are you beginning to resolve any challenges that began a couple of years ago?
"This Eclipse also has some volatile, erratic energy to it, so we may feel a little scattered, drained or off balance. We may also find ourselves being pulled to release wounds of the past and to let go of things we thought we had dealt with. This Leo Eclipse is extremely potent and is going to be activating and transforming us on the deepest layers of our soul."
-Intuitive Astrology, ForeverConscious.com
Be Happy, instead of Proving Yourself Right
Apparently, it could be easy to get into arguments and feel the need to prove yourself right over the next few days. I always cringe inwardly whenever I hear something like that because it's so easy for me to fall for that trick.
I have an intention to be careful this weekend - but I can be so unconscious at times, without even meaning to be, and I find myself wandering into a disagreement and then thinking, "what just happened?" Does that ever happen to you?
I am sick most of the time, so I am often not really paying attention, or I'm distracted by something I am worrying about, so if I can stay present, I might have an easier time of it. And isn't that the truth all the time?
Full Moon on Monday
It's also going to be a full moon, which offers its own energy. The full moon will marry the sense of completion and resolution to the opportunity to celebrate. You may see glimpses of new moon intentions coming true or being empowered.
And for this full moon, take a moment to celebrate any completions, closure or shifts you experience. If you have moonstone, it would be good to have it nearby to keep you calm all weekend and lean into the curve in an emotional sense, where the moon is concerned.
In fact, here's a quick ritual you could do - grab moonstone & amethyst, and place a slip of paper underneath them that offers up whatever you want for completion during the eclipse and the full moon.
I also suggest resting this weekend. Sounds like there could be changes. You'll need your sleep.
Wishing you a peaceful weekend!
A daily spiritual practice refers to any ritual that we perform each day to nurture our deep inner being. It needs to be something that helps you turn inward and connect with your own truth and purpose. You do not need to be religious or even spiritual to benefit from developing a spiritual practice. A daily spiritual practice is not about dogma or worship; it is about tuning in to your own sense of spirit. - Women's Health
Do you have a spiritual practice?
I have had one, off and on, for decades. And it seemed to morph and grow along with changing beliefs and trying out new spiritual practices I learned. Sometimes, my goal changed, as well.
Identify Your Goal
Before you begin or grow your practice, get clear on what your reason is or your goal. Are you hoping to deepen your relationship or connection with the divine? Is your goal to express devotion, or to deepen your faith?
Is it to create peace? Deepen trust? Those are my spiritual intentions for the year, in addition to spending more time visualizing what I want to manifest this year.
What are your spiritual intentions this year?
Whatever your intention is, once you are clear, build your spiritual practice around it. For example, if your goal is to deepen your faith, your practice might include reading inspirational books or articles. If it is to express devotion, you might decide to sing or dance.
Plan Your Spiritual Practice
How much time do you have? Don't believe that it has to be any particular amount of time. The practice you do every single day for 5 minutes may do far more for you than the one hour you spend every two weeks when you can find the time.
Another thing to consider is whether there are spiritual practices you might like to try or definitely want to use?
If it takes you a while to settle down and focus, you might want a series of steps that help you do that. You could start by lighting a candle, then you might listen to music if you'd like. Almost anything can become a spiritual practice if it's meaningful to you.
Find Reliable Ways to Relax & Connect
Life often moves so fast, that we need to slow ourselves down a bit to get into a spiritual practice. What can you do as you begin, that helps you relax deeply? It could be deep breathing, watching a candle flicker, or visualization or meditation.
What brings you peace?
And what will help you feel the most connected to your deepest, truest self or to something outside of yourself? It may take time to discover what those practices are, and discovering them is part of the process.
I encourage you to begin even if your plan is not perfect. And stay with it until it's just right for you.
See you tomorrow!