“What if…? Do you have the will for spring if ice and snow won’t let up, if climate extremes bring your tower of expectations tumbling down? We are all challenged now to find balance between dark and light, to find a way for Life to win no matter what.” – Miriam Dyak
“Become an alchemist. Transmute base metal into gold, suffering into consciousness, disaster into enlightenment.”- Eckhart Tolle
“Your soul is a seeker, lover, artist; shape-shifting through archetypal energy, between your darkness and your fields of light, your body and spirit, your heaven and hell, until you land in the moment of sweet surrender; when you as a dancer, disappear into the dance.” – Gabrielle Roth
At a conference over a year ago, my colleague and I played hooky and went out for the day to see the local sites and shops in Santa Barbara, CA. On our meandering through the center of town we came upon a crystal shop and went inside. As I made my way to the back of the store I saw that there was a psychic giving readings that day and I made the intuitive decision to book a session with her as she was available right at that time and I felt nudged by an unseen force. I believe that everything happens for a reason, and I knew that this person had a message for me that was of utmost importance. The woman who did the reading for me was very accurate, even knowing that I had written a book which had helped many people, and that I would continue to support many in the coming years with my “Medicine Woman” practice. The one thing she said that impacted me more than anything else was that I would need to be much “tougher” on clients in the next few years. The Universe would require me to be more courageous, empowered and shape-shifting in order to serve humanity and clients because of the coming changes in the world.
My first reaction was fear, then anger, then denial and then a sense of exhaustion overcame me as I knew she was correct; I had only begun to touch the surface of my potential; and that humanity would also need to stretch beyond what was thought to be possible for our species. Her words have lingered in my mind since that day and strongly resurfaced over the eclipse period in March that saw the Resurrection phase of our evolution; the second biggest shift in consciousness since the first mass wave in September 2015 which rocked the world. The entire planet is in the throes of a shift in human consciousness that has never happened before.
Many now are feeling singed after rising from their ashes, but new passionate beginnings are coming or already in the works! The month of April is another integration month, with choices, challenges and losses that will see us grow to the next level of our ascension process if we can find the bridge to our Higher Self. Learning to live in 4D or 5D (there are some who are there already) is a totally new human experience; to align our chakras (energy vortexes), our Sky life force (from the cosmos), our Earth Life Force (some call it Kundalini) to meet together in our earthly vessel and work in Oneness is no easy task. It’s like a circus balancing act of juggling gasoline and standing on one leg, while riding a horse who is jumping over a 6 foot fence that is on fire. But guess what? We can do this! It takes time, patience, courage, aligning with the cosmic forces, faith, trust, and above all at this stage in our evolution a tremendous amount of mental, emotional and physical clearing! And yes there is still more to come! And now we will work on it outside of ourselves with others this month (Mercury Retrograde is coming). So take a deep breath and plunge into the uncertain and murky waters! Wherever you know you need to stretch, balance and toughen up then do so. Remember that everything is possible, this is the year to rethink and rewire! There is no easy path, only the one in front of you.
Physical and Psycho spiritual symptoms and predictions for April 2016: Early April is a time to give yourself a spiritual kick in the butt if you are lagging! Rising again like a Phoenix gives us the strength to overcome any obstacle, problem or past wounding, and be stronger, wiser and beautiful. You will still be clearing in early April until the New Moon so it will be harder to get motivated some days. Remember that March was about deciding courses of action that you wanted to take, and manifesting those new directions and alliances that would bring you more empowerment. At the end of March you went through more clearing and now you will need to grieve and fight your way back up to the surface of enlightenment. Know that you will have some of those same challenges from March come up again or be triggered by the same patterns that continue to challenge you to grow past a 3D level of existence. However this time you are more aware and can flow through these issues more easily if you are careful, patient and examine your choices, values and motives. The Universe wants to know if you are ready to move onto your next phase of soulful awakening and spiritual growth in 4D or 5D.
Also remember that this is the middle of the HUGE growing stage pain for many of assimilating 4th dimensional values that I wrote about in February. How strongly do you feel called to live your purpose and co-create a peaceful world? Can you rise above your own fear, apathy, neediness, selfishness and truly be in service to the Higher Good? Can you truly feel and perceive that you are in service to something bigger than your existence on this planet? This is where you will need to find your inner strength, shake it off and move forward fearlessly. So step out of your comfort zone and take a risk; maximize every moment of aliveness! If you are not creating exactly what you want then take a step back this month, re-evaluate and make necessary changes regardless of your inner critic.
If you fall back into old habits then you are doomed by your ego. The Universe is squeezing every last ounce of the old paradigm out of you, so do not fall into the trap of viewing your life from what you were taught to be true. The key learning is to move beyond what is possible, or what you expect. And instead perceive what is being mirrored back, detach, do not take it personally and find the inner will to shift your response to a higher value system and way of being. Then make your choices from there or the Universe will shift things accordingly so that you can shift as well. VERY IMPORTANT THIS MONTH: If you are searching for guidance, there is always the potential to be led astray by less than luminous, or less than purest intentions within yourself – make sure you are very clear about why you are making the choices you make.
This is still true from my March Blog and is now going to be even more amplified: Those who are choosing to use the higher frequencies during this month will see more clearly who joins them on the path to co-creation and Oneness. Those that want to stay in duality and their lower nature, refuse to change and live in fear and hate will have more mental instability and emotional problems. If you watch the media news you will see this division become quite clear. It all comes down to conscious choice and moment to moment decisions.
Our dreams will continue to be vivid around the moon cycles and during the April meteor shower so rest when needed and get to bed early. Remember that you are processing old hurt and visiting new realities and possibilities. When we hit the pre-phase of Mercury Retrograde (April 14 onward) all the issues that come up around this cosmic event will need to be watched: miscommunication, misunderstandings, travel issues, delays, deception, memory issues – so use it as a time for rethinking, redoing, redefining, reorganizing, reassessing, and replanning.
Ascension symptoms to watch for this month: erratic sleep patterns, heat flushes, wired and tired, surges of energy & adrenaline, blood sugar issues, eye issues, on and off digestive issues, nervous system issues, fatigue, flu symptoms (at the beginning of April until mid month), headaches, neck issues, sinus issues, addiction issues (may increase so find healthy outlets for stress) and easily triggered emotional responses. It is becoming more imperative to take care of your body, build muscle tone, get out into nature, find creative outlets, seek solace in your close relationships, and find abundance in the everyday!
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Teas: Healthy Boundaries, Sacred Union Tea (supports your masculine and feminine to unite more!), Feel No Fear, Release the Past, Release the Heat (for energy surges and help downloading). Don’t be afraid to mix teas together as needed!
Important cosmic events for April 2016:
New Moon: April 7 – All relationships are mirrors of ourselves; we see even more clearly that this is the case in our lives and we must make clear choices as to who we want to partner with, why we want to do so, what is our motive, what is our learning? In seeing this we can choose if we want to be empowered and be responsible for the outcome to a certain extent. We do not have to suffer in silence; be patient, plan, and pause to assess and rethink. Take time to be certain as you move forward; what has worked well for you in the past, not what you believe or what others believe to be true. There will be changes, challenges and losses, but remember that everything happens for a reason, so know you will transform for the better if you step up and in.
Full Moon: April 22-don’t let fear and isolation prevent you from reaching out to others for support, take action where you need to before Mercury Retrograde fully sets in, finish off any projects or get them well under way. Remember that what you are creating in your life needs to first be planted – then use Mercury Retrograde to review your progress. Patience and action is needed!
Lyrids Meteor Shower Peak: April 22/23 -More heart centered energy emerges to balance with the head for loving wisdom within.
Mercury Retrograde Prephase – April 14-22
Mercury Retrograde prephase intensified – April 23-27
Mercury Retrograde starts – April 28- May 21
Mercury Retrograde ends – May 22
Mercury Retrograde Post phase intensified – May 22-27
Mercury Retrograde Post phase – May 28-June 7
Pictured: Pennyroyal (Mentha Pulegium) – Pennyroyal’s Plant Spirit helps one to have the strength to stand firmly in balance and fully engage in life even when perceiving danger. Balances the nervous system in the event of a fight/flight/freeze response to enhance personal peace, calm and fulfilling one’s higher purpose.