“The greatest joy comes from giving and serving, so replace your habit of focusing exclusively on yourself and what’s in it for you. When you make the shift to supporting others in your life, without expecting anything in return, you’ll think less about what you want and find comfort and joy in the act of giving and serving.” -Wayne Dyer
“When you succeed in connecting your energy with the divine realm through high awareness and the practice of undiscriminating virtue, the transmission of the ultimate subtle truths will follow.” – Lao Tzu
“Loving yourself…does not mean being self-absorbed or narcissistic, or disregarding others. Rather it means welcoming yourself as the most honored guest in your own heart, a guest worthy of respect, a lovable companion”.- Margo Anand
On the tree top,
When the wind blows
The cradle will rock.
When the bough breaks,
The cradle will fall,
And down will fall baby
Cradle and all.
The Autumn winds of change are blowing and the whole world is rocking. In my neighbourhood the sirens and the police helicopter has become a constant noise. The activity is definitely heightened. Everything around me seems slightly off kilter and emotional energy runs high. Everyone is now feeling it in different ways – the old is breaking down faster and faster, and with it many people are not adjusting well.
The New Moon on September 30th/ October 1st unleashed a new level of vulnerability and woundedness in us. It raised the ascension bar very high as we came out of Mercury Retrograde and allowed a higher level of coded Unity consciousness to seep into the collective. This created a clearing that shook our heart and allowed self doubt to creep in. Each time the Oneness bar is raised by the Universe we fall from grace, from stability and lose certainty about ourselves and our path. It hurts, it is hard to understand on a rational level, and we must re-establish a firmer foundation of self-love and acceptance within ourselves. Our inner lens of knowing becomes muddy and it takes more effort to cleanse it and attune to the new frequencies to see more clearly. The pace is rapid, relentless and time is speeding up. As we jump from challenge to challenge the ground beneath us continues to shift, and our sense of resiliency becomes shaken. The boughs break as we fall from limb to limb, and we wonder when we will reach bottom.
And the bottom will not be what we feel it should look like in October as there will be more unexpected change – so we must prepare for it. There will be eruptions, more broken branches and it will be imperative that we take a calm readiness for what ever may come our way. We continue to learn to be in it, versus reacting. And just when we think that we have everything under control something will be bumped around in our life again. Cultivating a sense of adventure, forgiveness and flexibility is the ongoing theme for this month. Our relationships are changing and evolving so that we learn to love more deeply, how we see ourselves is still in flux, and as the collective world tree shakes we free fall from limb to limb with less resistance and more connection to all. As our sense of rigidity fades, we are learning to accept these rapid shifts, to surrender to the unknown, have less judgement of ourselves/others and unfasten from the old ways of being. That is the whole point of the Year of Passionate Ingenuity: we are learning to think differently and flow to create a new world – and the trick is to just let it happen. The dismantling continues and we shapeshift to become co-creators. Our soul knows this and the Universe leads the way.
Psycho spiritual and physical symptoms for October 2016: With all the changes that have happened, and will happen this year, you must stay poised and open. Can you reach beyond your pain, hurt, fear, confusion and anger to find love and seek common bonds that weave us together as this occurs? Can you reach past your ego, see other people’s wounding and find forgiveness as well as resolution or compromise? We are like ships passing in the night and plans can change quickly right now. Are you being stretched in too many ways, and giving up your power and happiness to people or situations that do not support you, while negating or cutting off others that have supported you and deserve your time? Do you really want to continue to do things that you do not enjoy? Do you have your earthly priorities straight or do you feel “called” to go elsewhere? You must take a deep breath and reach for a higher level of understanding when internal depression, self attack and jealousy threaten to pull you down. Weak bonds will “break” within us or with others this month. Only that which is part of our soul path and those who are willing to work on a deeper connection built on care, trust and forgiveness will thrive. If your need to better yourself becomes an ego based activity that is condescending and based on an “I am better” over others, than you are totally missing the point of co-creation, love and compassion. The key learning is to detach, center yourself and find the higher viewpoint which will allow you to leap to a new level in your life. You will gain the greater power and confidence that you seek. This new found sense of self may also lead to a new level of love (with yourself or another) and/or strengthen your friendships and family ties. Whatever it is that your soul is looking for will appear and you will find more joy if you fight to quell the hurt and anger in your heart, allow in peace and calm your mind. Co-creation is possible and you are the living example.
Ascension symptoms this month: higher than normal internal heat, up and down weight increase, eye strain, red eyes, runny eyes, bouts of weeping, sinus and lung congestion, searing heart ache, digestive purging, sore kidneys or back, “stomach flu”, denseness in second and third chakra, stabbing shoulder blade pain, stiff neck, aching heart, temporary increase in addictive habits (such as drinking/smoking/eating), more easily triggered emotionally, bouts of jealousy, blame, defensiveness, self attack, sadness, depression, and days of elation and more self love. Ride the wave as gracefully as you can to the upside! Don’t take anything personally!
Cosmic Dates for October:
New Moon – September 30/October 1
Full Moon (in Aries) – October 15 – intense and potentially full of anger. It will be important to find intentional balance between inner power and Love. Be mindful, do not be triggered. Look to the wisdom of your inner child to adjust your intent to heal.
Orionid Meteor Shower – October 21
Waning Half Moon (in Cancer) – October 22 – time accelerates, your life is adjusting to another new reality, transformation continues. Lots of emotion coming up. Your masculine and feminine are not in balance. Seek a new perspective, ask the Universe for guidance in leading you away from attitudes that bind you to division and separateness. See the beauty in diversity. Find the courage within to keep going!
Second New Moon (in Scorpio)- October 30th (Lunar Samhain) – Death and Rebirth. More acceptance and listening to the wisdom of the heart is available. We can avoid separation and destruction with compassion. Every action and thought creates an impact – even more so now than before. Open your receptiveness to find the new perspective that you seek as the Universe is willing to give it. Get out of your own way.
Halloween/Samhain/Hallowmas – October 31
Mercury Retrograde: August 30th to September 21st, Sept 22 (end of Mercury Retrograde), Sept 23 to Oct 7th (post shadow phase).
Key words for October’s journey: Nurturing support (of self and others), Emotional Courage, Forgiveness, Pure Courage, Psycho Spiritual Transformation
Recommended Senses of the Soul products: The Sovereign Elixir invites us to step into our own authentic power and embrace our co-creative masculine and feminine energies. When we are connected with our authentic power we can maintain healthy personal boundaries and relationships, channel creativity, manifest abundance, and live a life of co-creative service, contains Calendula to support the immune system, nurture the soul and strengthen our power center. The Lover Elixir calls forth the unconditional love and compassion already in your heart, contains Borage and Hawthorn for immune and circulation support, eases heart pain and palpitations. The Magical Child Elixir returns joy and innocence to your being and opens your heart to love, infinite possibility and light again, contains Elderberry and Rosehip for immune support. The Alchemist Elixir –facilitates psycho spiritual transformation, personal transmutation and clarity of purpose, contains Wormwood for liver and “parasitic” cleansing, Reishi Mushroom for immune support.
NOTE: use Elixirs if you need more earthly, hard hitting help for deeply rooted physical and psycho spiritual symptoms, use Essences for more higher realm, subtle, fine tuning of physical and psycho spiritual issues. I have suggested what I intuited the majority of us will need this month, but trust your own guidance when it comes to using any Senses of the Soul product.
Teas: Sunshine Tea, Urban Warrior Tea, Love Chakra Tea, Release the Anger, Healthy Boundaries Tea, Thrive Immune Tea, Release the Past Tea
Pictured: The World Tree – striking a balance between passion and calm – instead of cold destruction.