Can you believe it is Sept next week? This time of the year we think of new beginnings associated with school beginning. Here at Intuitive Soul, Jean Adrienne and myself are beginning a new ‘Heart Based Support Group’ on Sept 8th @ 8pm EST so the west coast can join in the fun. I also have become a published author in a joint venture with Jean Adrienne and our Realities of Creation teleclass. 9 wonderful women have created a book that we were each responsible for a chapter. My chapter was on the ‘Power of the Heart’. For more information on our Heart Based Support Group or to join now please go here.
What’s Up in the Universal Sky this month:
I always look back, before I can move forward! Movement, inspiration, healing and planning.
Jupiter experienced its annual shift on August 11, as he moved into the sign of Virgo. Moving from an expanded heart into the mind; analyzing, exacting, and extracting. There is a bit of a contradiction within these two vibrations. Jupiter desires to expand beyond its limits to see the big picture, but while in Virgo, he is focusing on the details in life. There is a big focus on the little details. This makes me think of the eagle; a creature who can fly at great heights, while noticing the smallest and tiniest movements below.
The Sun shifts into Virgo on August 23, changing from the desire for love expansion into healing. Some may be healing the heart, allowing one to repair from the disappointments they may have encountered. When we expand and focus on the heart, being in love, attaining love, we must first remove what is stopping us from being in this heart centered place. As you do, you heal and Virgo, the healer is here to assist us in repairing any damage that has been done on a heart level. Keep your heart open as you heal. Do not close your heart. In order to heal, you must remain open, open to the possibilities, open to the experience and remain open to love.
One way to identity, the healing that is required it to be open to new experiences, ones that take you out of your comfort zone. Ones that have you facing tiny fears which in turn are actually larger then you realize. Face the fears, move forward, and allow more love to flow through you, that is healing, that is the goal!
Starting in September one can relate in new ways. Yes, Venus is still retrograde, but as it conjuncts Mars, there is new potential in your relationships. Those relationships are starting to shift into new ways of BEing. Then on September 6th, as she stations direct, one will be able to understand the dynamics that are taking place within their relationships. Can you see what you are /have attracted in your relationship and why?
Mercury will station retrograde on September 17. This particular Mercury retrograde takes place at 15 degrees Libra 55 minutes, which is focusing on repair. One may wonder what they are repairing in their life, but on some level this is a similar vibration as healing. The repair that is transpiring has to do with repairing the link from the unconscious mind to the ego-conscious. Looking at your behaviours and understanding where they are coming from. Mercury will station direct on October 7 at 00 degrees of Libra. It is time to start anew! Also on the 17th, Saturn moves back into Sagittarius continuing its journey in that sign for the next two years.
On another note… can you see what is healing in your life? Are you ready to fully release what is stopping you? Stopping you from your true expression? Stopping your from moving fully into operating from the heart at all times? The Solar Eclipse transpires on September 13in the sign of Virgo. Activating the desire to integrate a vibration of wholeness. To be whole, one must release the critical mindset and feelings of solitude. Know that you can identify with your ego-consciousness when it rises to the surface, but do not let it suck you into a dramatic display of fear and worry. Instead, allow your awareness to serve you in the highest light by becoming aware of how the spiritual reality is always there to support our ventures as one works towards embracing the highest good. Our mind is a tool that allows us to survive within this reality, use the mind to heal, use the mind to explore, use the mind with the intention of organizing the right details for the growth of the soul!
The lunar Eclipse takes place on September 27, after the Sun has shifted into the sign of Libra. Our relationships issues are still present, but know that it is time to fully strike out on your own! What do you need to clear, release and let go of so that you can fully move into a place of honouring the self? I am not speaking about terminating relationships, unless that is something that you feel you need to do. But what I am speaking to is, understanding the self in a totality new way. There is a strong desire to reach a higher level of existence. In order to do so, one must first release. Release aspects of the ego as you integrate a higher vibration of your spirit into your heart center. You will need to play and release serious natures that stop the innocence of your spirit from coming out and fully expressing itself. Give yourself permission to simply BE that desired expression of self that lives at the heart. Let your inner child come out to play…remember, we are healing, we are embracing love and one way to do so is through tears, laughter and the expression of innocence! EnJOY! (Join us for a live show on Wed Aug 26th) Nancy Arruda is a psychic-intuitive who uses the tools of Astrology and Tarot to gain understanding into the spiritual realms. She believes in focusing on doing what you love to do. Living life through your heart center and allowing your inner light to shine! Visit her at www.universalsky.com
On Sept 3rd at 4pm EST, I will be a co-host with Jean Adrienne on her show Power Talk on www.healthylife.net. It’s live so call in on 800-555-5453! We are on every first Thurs of the month!
What Choices do you make at your Trigger Point?
This month I want to write about something that has been occurring in my life on a regular basis. People are getting stuck in their lives and falling back on their ‘known’ story and so often such stories are full of drama because of the origin of those stories. This problem is occurring with people who are becoming conscious and honestly sincere in their evolution towards love. I believe that there is a mirror here for me and I’m exploring this as it isn’t just one client and I’m feeling stuck with my clients who are stuck! Oh MY!
I have been involved with several shows on ‘The Story of ME’ and it was the subject of my last blog. And I have had several more shows since then with Christopher Papadopoulos, Thomas Campbell, and Jean Adrienne where we have also discussed this topic. So, we understand that this ‘story’ is not a representation of our truth, but really our story is from our perspectives that are due to our experiences that come from our egoic thinking mind. It typically has some level of insecurity, lack of self-confidence, inability to forgive or our trying to justify our actions or emotions. But we get stuck in the process and fall back into our ‘stories’!
What I want to explore is the moment we have that will allow us to make an easier shift towards getting out of our heads and into our bodies, heart and gut, where we can make present moment decisions that will not expedite our journey into full drama. That moment where we are first triggered. That moment when we are anxious or first feeling insecure, whatever the initial trigger is. That is the moment when we can head off the full blown drama attack.
So what is our ‘thinking mind’ really doing in that ‘trigger moment’? We’re trying to control and manipulate things so that they are the way we want them to be or believe we want them to be. But really the only thing we have any sort of control over, or have some sense of being in charge of, is our emotions (which our thinking mind doesn’t believe because it doesn’t deal with emotions but only thoughts and the memories of emotions).
So in the trigger moments I always say there is a choice! When that first moment of our trigger happens we can still make a rational choice. But after that we are in full blown attack and our rational mind is nowhere to be seen! Sometimes we just have to ride the wave and hope to come through the drama attack without too much damage.
So what is the choice you ask? It is to acknowledge we are feeling anxious. And to acknowledge that this anxiety creates a deeper fear within us that isn’t based on truth but rather a perceived misunderstanding that has been accepted as truth due to our past experiences. It means we can choose not to do the thing that makes it worse … you know grabbing food to fill the void or doing the thing that has the impact to push you to breaking point. It is the moment we can make a choice before the choice is appearing to be taken away from us. (The choice isn’t really taken away, it just feels like that.) It is that moment when we still have a choice to acknowledge that we are feeling uncomfortable before going over the edge. And if we can bring awareness into that feeling of discomfort we are conscious enough to bring ourselves into the now moment. Christopher Papadopoulos offered an amazing meditation in our last interview on this exact topic, it will allow us to move into our bodies to release the anxious energy. A must listen.
What I have learned from this whole experience was pretty impressive. One of my longest term clients (and dear friend) who probably has triggered me the most due to the fact that our ‘stories’ are the same [we were both abandoned at a young age] inspired me to look deeper into this. I realized that what our ‘thinking mind’ is really doing is trying to put the blame or projecting the problem onto someone or something else; the closest thing for me is my health; for her it was an ex. These represent what we need to heal or accept within ourselves.
You see, we project our deepest core issues onto others when our core issue is much deeper and goes to a time when we weren’t conscious enough or emotionally mature enough to understand what was happening. I’ve been abandoning myself by making the wrong choices in my diet (filling the void with poor choices) and not being able to build my energy again. My client/friend had been making her issues about someone else when in fact the problem is never someone or something else… it is always our own issue.
So in a way our ego is just helping us heal or accept a deeper truth but our thinking mind goes to lay blame elsewhere! I think this is a normal response. It is just that if we can see the bigger picture then we can understand that our patterns and ‘stories’ were created before the age of 7 – before we were emotionally mature enough to comprehend what was happening, and unable to see that it wasn’t personal. As a spiritual Being we are able to understand mentally most concepts and feel into our emotions but as a child we had no reference point: we could only establish our own misunderstandings. And since we felt dependent on our parents we concluded, from a conceptual basis, this must be love.
To heal these wounds we have had to make different choices… and when we don’t realize that we continue with the same ‘stories’ as created by our young selves. We are unaware that what is happening isn’t just a re-enactment of the same core fear: these incidents continue to play out to assist us to create a different story.
At any point in the process we can create another story, choose to respond differently, see that it isn’t the other person or thing that is the problem but rather a belief we made before the age of 7 that is showing up to help us grow. Can you make the decision then – next time something ‘happens’ to you – to see the ‘bigger picture’ and choose to respond by becoming conscious and present?
Upcoming Shows & Guests
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I have live tapings at 1PM with:
Nancy Arruda Aug 26th
Jean Adrienne Sept 8th & 22nd
Christopher Papadopoulos Sept 15th
Thomas Campbell Sept 29th
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With Love and an Open Heart, Laurie