I’m so grateful for those of you who read my LoveLetter, and I’m sure if you’re with me, you are big dreamers also!
The new moon is in Libra, which is all about balance and new beginnings. Yet with Mars and Mercury in retrograde until November, there is a feeling of chaos, conflict, and turmoil that you might be feeling. Instead of dreading it, you can use this time to go inwards, listen, and deepen your self-love practices.
Lucky for us, the festival of Navaratri coincides with this particular new moon. Literally translated, nava (nine) and ratri (night), celebrates and honors the divine feminine in the form of three Goddesses:
The destroyer of impurities, vices, and negativity.
The giver of spiritual wealth, love, and abundance in all it’s forms.
The goddess of wisdom, all the creative arts, Yoga, and healing.
So, as I pondered what to write about this new moon with everything going on in the world, the election in the United States, and everything we have been through this year, I thought it would be a good time to harness all of this energy to awaken the dreamer inside.
The good news is that we are shifting into the Aquarian age on the Solstice this December. This is a major shift in humanity for innovation, liberation, respect for life, abundance for all, and elevation in planetary and human consciousness.
So let’s wipe the dust off those dreams, let go of what no longer serves us, merge our mind, soul, and heart, and blaze a new trail for ourselves and for Humanity. All of us here on the planet now are heroes and heroines, and it’s time to step into that role more than ever.
The first half of my SoulFire Pilgrimage around the world I was able to do much more service work, and then the pandemic hit. I retreated back into my healing cave, and focused on supporting the women in my mentorship group who had to quickly pivot and learn how to make an income from their own homes. Giving women wings, and watching them blossom and thrive is one of my favorite things, and I realize it’s time for me to do the same.
There is a new you being born. A new me. It’s scary, but exciting. As you surrender what no longer works and open to new possibilities, may I ask:
What are your soul desires?
What lights you up?
What talents and gifts do you have that can be a blessing for humanity?
What is your dream for this new world, and what is your part in it?
I hope you enjoy my retrograde and Navaratri tips below, and please remember to take some time each day for practices that can bring you balance, peace, and consciousness as you meet this brave new you and new world unfolding each moment.
Mercury & Mars in Retrograde Survival Tips!
These next few weeks are the perfect time to make your DAILY practice a priority, take an online course, read a book, learn something new, pamper yourself, practice detachment from all the craziness going on around (and inside) you, rest, play, and stay calm. Lean back, take a deep breath, stop yourself from reacting in anger, and be open to the inifinite possibilities that exist for finding peace and fulfillment inside and out, no matter what is going on in the outside world!
~ Make sure you have a plan to vote and get involved in your community, making calls, texts, working the polls, or anything you can do!
~ Take this FREE Course: "Awakening the Dreamer"
Trust me on this one, it will change your life! Take an eye opening look at the challenging state of the world, reflect, and discover opportunities to create a new future and how you can play a key role in it!
~ Reading Suggestions:
"When Things Fall Apart" by Pema Chodron
"Becoming Supernatural" by Joe Dispenza
"White Fragility" by Robin DiAngelo
~ Learn a craft! Knitting, painting, origami, calligraphy, handbuilding with clay, candlemaking, making your own sugar scrub (this is so easy and fun!), create something from trash or nature, make rock sculptures, draw a mandala, color... the list is endless.
~ Put some rockin' music on for your yoga practice and let it become a free flow dance!
~ Write an old fashioned letter to your kids. Put a stamp on it, lick the envelope, and send it off (even if they live nearby!)
~ Watch my YouTube Videos for yoga practices, mantra meditation, affirmative prayer and more!
~ Don't know what yoga nidra is? Google it and get some deep rest and awaken the power of your subconscious mind!
~ Sit under a tree, talk to these "standing people", try skygazing meditation, or soulgaze with a loved one.
~ Once a week try a brand new recipe. If you're not a vegetarian, try going vegan with your loved ones just ONCE a week!
~ Take me up on my $108 special for my Power of Practice 7 week online course that will teach you all about Bhakti Yoga, Mantras, pranayama, Ayurveda, and more!
~ Those you CAN hug, take three full breaths before letting go.
~ Put the timer on for THREE minutes, look yourself in the eyes in the mirror, and say: "I deeply and profoundly accept, respect, and love myself." (or any other affirmation you need to hear)
~ Stay off social media before 9am after 9pm, and take one entire day OFF.
~ Have a gratitude journal.
~ Watch the sunset or sunrise.
~ Practice Random Acts of Kindness.
Love yourself my friend, and you love the world!
We can do this!