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Friday, April 28, 2017

Pluto retrograde: purging some toxins from your life

Today we're working on incorporating Pluto, which entered retrograde on April 19. Link to The Gospel and Reading the Stars

What things do you have going on that need to go? Pluto plays several roles: it digs up the things below the surface, in the "underworld" of our hearts. It helps us figure out where we fit into the world at large. It drags up our toxins and releases them.

I guess that makes today a good day to mention that I'm opening up my mentorship program for this coming summer--if you feel like that is something you want to learn more about, please email me directly. 

But back to business: Pluto. Where do you fit into the grand scheme of things? How do you fit into the world at large? I'll talk more about that tomorrow but for now, we're dealing with some yucky stuff.
Pluto is all about purging the "toxins" from your life.

The question to ask today is: What do I need purged from my spirit? 

For most of us, it's going to be something we don't want purged!

But the trick is to be brave. Ask in prayer how you can assist the purging process. We can humble ourselves, or have God humble us for us. But humbling ourselves is a much kinder process!

What do you need purged? How do you need to do it? 

You might get any number of answers. Maybe you need to purge those unnecessary piano lessons. Maybe you need to purge your own laziness. Maybe you need to purge a bad habit or even an addiction. Maybe you have a backlog of emotions and traumatic events you need released. Maybe you need to purge something physically--time for a colon cleanse? Liver cleanse? Anyone? 

Don't be afraid of what your body and spirit tell you they need. They are out to serve you. All of this is to help you grow. Maybe you have something you need to clear from your life that scares you. I'll tell you one of mine... I have a corner in my living room that is out of control!! Eek! The house "hotspot" for sure. One thing I personally need to purge is the unnecessary clutter in my house and I dread it. I've been plugging away at it but it just keeps going. But that's okay.

We just keep going.

We face the things we don't want to face. Because we are brave and WE CAN DO IT!!

You can do it.

If you want to, send me an email about what you're purging from your life this week. I'm still recovering from eye surgery but I can't wait to read it when I get back. 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Learning from Mercury: Making some changes

Hopefully the past few days you have felt some shifts in your life as you've released some of the things that have been weighing on you. Today, here is another exercise to help you clear some of the burdens relating to the Mercury Retrograde. Here is the obligatory link to The Gospel and Reading the Stars
Mercury carries a message. Are you listening?
Yesterday, you hopefully got some unfinished business resolved. Today is a great day to continue that trend. Go ahead and block off some more time today to complete an unfinished task you wrote down for yourself yesterday. Even better would be to block off a few minutes up to an hour every day for the rest of the week, or even the rest of the retrograde. You can do hard things! As you set aside even just a few minutes a day to complete your unfinished business, you will free yourself up to step forward in faith and joy. You will feel a burden lifted. 
Today's exercise
Today's exercise will really help you get clearing these mercurial energies. Over the past few days, if you've been listening and doing the homework and paying attention, some themes about your life should have arisen. What are they?

Go ahead and write them down. What is the message of this Mercury Retrograde for you?

What are the changes you need to make?

Today's exercise is the simplest and the hardest of them all: today, you will write out the changes you know you need to make.

Then, you will create an action plan to make those changes. ​​​​​​​
EXAMPLE A
As an example, we'll use Fictional Person Sally. Sally has been dealing with a lot of hard stuff in her life, and it only got worse while the retrograde was happening. Her car broke down, she lost her phone, she was late to work so much her boss called her in, she's behind on rent, her kid got suspended for violent behavior, and her estranged spouse sent her a bunch of creepy texts. Fictional Person Sally has a lot going on!

 In doing her exercises, she found a few themes in her life that were being brought up as part of the retrograde. 

In the Aries theme of leadership, she was dismayed to discover that she was not really leading her own life. It was like she'd fallen asleep at the wheel. She hated her job, didn't like her boss, and felt "lost at sea" when she thought about her life.

In the Taurus theme of materialism, she realized that she was struggling with severe survival and abundance issues: feeling like she had to struggle for every scrap that came her way. She realized she was rejecting abundance on a body level and self-sabotaging her job and financial means.

In the overall Mercury theme of messages from the shadow self, she realized that she was self-sabotaging and needed to stop. Some fictional solutions to her fictional problems were: 


  • Going to bed earlier so she could wake up earlier and get to work on time
  • Reducing time spent watching TV and messing around on the internet, and spending that time budgeting, planning, and connecting with herself and God instead
  • Daily Kundalini meditation to start clearing her subconscious blocks to success
  • Prioritizing her relationship with her son
  • Releasing unnecessary physical and emotional clutter clogging up her life 
  • Making plans to transition into a job she could enjoy
For Fictional Person Sally, as her creator and the person in charge of her story I am declaring that those were really good starts! 
Conclusion
Take some time to look at your life. Really list out the things that have happened in the past month or so and what effect they've had on you. What is the theme? What is the message? And just as importantly--what will you choose to do about it? Today is the day to begin making those changes. Make your plan and commit to setting it in action!

YOU CAN DO IT!!!

More later! 

allie 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Another exercise to clear excess weight from your life

Good morning!

We've done a lot of exercises to understand more about what's coming up with this Mercury Retrograde. Here's the obligatory link to The Gospel and Reading the Stars. Yesterday, we did an exercise relating to the Venus Retrograde that just finished on April 15. Today, I wanted to send you an exercise that deals with the Mercury Retrograde specifically. 

Hopefully over the past few days, you've accumulated a number of insights on the messages your soul has for you. There are things in your life that your soul wants altered and now is a great time to shine the light on them. 
What are the things you need to change?
Today, I want you to grab your pen and paper.

First, we're going to take a deep breath and ask: What unfinished projects are weighing on me? What do I need to get done in my life?

Write down everything that comes to you. Mercury Retrograde is a time to assess and finish these projects. Just writing them down can be enormously helpful to you! 
Your Homework
This is your homework for today. Today, you are going to block off some time specifically to get some unfinished projects done. Five minutes, ten minutes, fifteen minutes, an hour--you are going to schedule as much time as you can to get something done. You are going to clear those unfinished weights from your system and feel lighter by the end of the day. 

When you do the exercise, let me know how it went. I'm still recovering from surgery but when my eyes are functional I'll be reading every message. 

More tomorrow,

allie

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Release that excess weight from your life

We've done lots and lots with Mercury Retrograde this past week! Here, again, is my obligatory link to The Gospel and Reading the Stars. Today, I have a fun exercise to help you release that excess weight from your life.

This exercise has to do with the Venus Retrograde that just finished on April 15. Venus has to do with values, what is important to you. So we'll be examining the things that are important to you.

Here is what you will do: 

Step 1

First, you will write down the things that matter to you. All of them. It will take a minute and that's okay! Here are some ideas: 

- your own body
- your children
- your spouse
- your house
- your books
- your job
- your reputation
- how this person or that person feels about you
- your obligations at work or church or school
- etc. 

Step 2

Okay. Now that you have your list, you will come up with a symbolic object for each of those items. Or, if the item is easily assessed weight-wise, you can just use the object.

For example: 
- A leaden birdhouse might represent my house
- My books, I would just symbolically represent as books
- My reputation might be represented as a feather on a very heavy set of scales
- How a friend feels about me might be represented as a ribbon--what is it tied to?

This is an abstract exercise. Just allow it to happen. Don't judge what comes into your mind, just allow images to come to you that represent the different things in your life that are important to you. 

Step 3

Once you have symbolic objects assigned to every thing that matters to you, determine its weight. As in, how heavy it is. If you don't know off the top of your head, ask your subconscious: how much does this weigh? Just write down the first number that comes into your mind. 

Step 4

Add all the weights up. How much is this weight you are carrying in your life? What are the biggies? How much do they weigh on you? 

Step 5

Really evaluate this list with a discerning eye. Are all these things you are carrying truly important? What can you release in order to lighten the burden you're carrying? This is the time to make a conscious shift in what you care about. Maybe it's not appropriate anymore to assign quite so much weight to other people's judgments, or a particular person's judgments. Maybe it's time to let go emotionally and physically of some of the physical items you've been holding onto.

For example, I've always loved books. A few years ago I realized I was probably never going to re read most of my books. I had hundreds of books at the time. I dumped them all out on the floor, determined to carry with me only those books that truly brought me joy. It was tough and I didn't really carry that through 100%--though I did toss well over 300 books that didn't make the cut. It was emotional but worth it. I don't miss them now. But I do feel the lightness that comes from cutting out unnecessary weight from our lives. 
Now is a great time to release some excess weight from your life. 
I can guarantee that as you perform this exercise and actually follow through with releasing some of those values that are weighing you down, your physical body will feel lighter and your spirit self will feel lighter as well. Release those unnecessary burdens! I give you permission--let them go! You don't need to carry them anymore. 

More later,

allie

Monday, April 24, 2017

Archetypes in Retrograde


Hopefully you spent the weekend reflecting on the messages your soul is trying to communicate to you at this time. Once again, my obligatory link to the Gospel and Reading the Stars.

Today I want to talk about archetypes and how they fit into this Mercury Retrograde. 
Archetypes are patterns of ideas that are ingrained into what Jung called "the collective unconscious." 
Perhaps the best introduction to the concept of archetypes is to reference fairy tales. When I talk about the Wicked Stepmother, Prince Charming, or the Damsel in Distress, you know exactly what I'm talking about. These are types, patterns, archetypes that have been incorporated into our vast collective unconscious.

One thing I do in my work is archetype readings. Essentially, every person comes to earth with a panel of 12 archetypes that combine to create their personality. Sometimes people come missing an archetype or two, or three, and that usually comes with a sense of confusion about the identity. Usually installing the appropriate archetypes can clear that problem. 

But for the most part, people come with a panel of 12 archetypes that combine to create their personality. Here is a sample archetypal splay: 
  1. Personality, Ego: the face you present to the outside world-- Wounded Caregiver
  2. Life Values: ownership, finances, your relationship to earthly power-- Beggar
  3. Self-expression, Siblings: the power of choice-- Dilettante
  4. Home: establishing your emotional foundation-- Wounded Child
  5. Creativity, Good Fortune: erotic energies, including creativity, sexuality, and synchronicity/chance-- Saboteur
  6. Occupation and Health: seeking security in the physical world-- Exorcist
  7. Relationships: marriage and partnerships-- Sell-out
  8. Other People's Resources: stocks, inheritance, death and closure-- Defendant (Advocate)
  9. Spirituality: wisdom, publishing, travel-- Gambler
  10. Highest Potential: completing the integration of the self-- Disciple
  11. Interaction with the World: relating your creativity to humanity-- Victim
  12. The Unconscious-- Researcher
You can see here the twelve different "houses," what they represent, and then the archetype associated. A full archetype reading explains each archetype that applies to the client and has lots of questions for application. But this is a good sample of the basics. 

So if you have an archetype reading, go ahead and pull it out. If you don't, you can email me about ordering one before my rates go up in May or you can go to this website here and pray about or muscle test on what your archetypes are. I don't agree with this woman's analysis or her list of archetypes--I feel her list is incomplete and in my experience archetypes can be switched out as the kundalini is raised. However, it's a good starting place. 

Okay. 

So in your archetype chart, when planetary retrogrades come up, each planet in retrograde has an associated archetype whose Shadow side comes into play

On top of this, each planet itself embodies an archetype. For example, Mercury is the Trickster archetype. Venus is the Lover archetype. And so forth. So we can see how the different archetypes come into play with each planet, which is fun and exciting.

But really what I want for you today is to look at your chart and ask yourself, which of my archetypes is being brought out by Mercury retrograde? This is not a question your conscious mind can answer. It's something you'll have to muscle test on, pray about, or breathe about. To breathe about it, just ask, "is this archetype in play due to the retrograde right now?" and breathe in while reading each archetype in turn. The one that is in play will make you feel different in your chest when you breathe while reading it. It will be subtle but I believe in you! You can do it. 

Since Mercury is actually going retrograde through two separate signs right now, you may have two archetypes coming into play.

In our sample, that sample person has the archetypes of the Wounded Child associated with Taurus during this cycle and the Sell-Out associated with Aries. The Gambler for that person is tied to Mercury for this cycle.

So for the sample person, they might expect to see issues coming up this cycle associated with their childhood, how they are parenting or how they were parented, all relating to the Wounded Child; issues of integrity and employment relating to the Sell-Out; and issues of risk-taking and compulsion from the Gambler.

Of course, since so many planets are in retrograde right now, essentially your whole chart is likely to be in play. But it may be worthwhile to go through and ask your archetypes in your mind what messages they may have for you during this time of your life. This is a good exercise to do whenever you have something come up in your life that appears to have a message for you about something to change. 

Okay. I'm still in recovery from my surgery and can't read emails. I actually am writing this before my surgery and just setting it to send out now. So please send your questions and your experiences and I will love to read them--when my eyes are functional again! Even though you're getting my emails, I'm not getting yours yet. ;) 

Sending all the good vibes!! Take some time to connect with your archetypes today and see what messages they have for you this retrograde season!! 

Saturday, April 22, 2017

messages of the quintuple retrograde

Good morning! So far this week we've been learning more about the current Mercury Retrograde, in honor of it being over halfway over! Whoo!!! A brief recap, plus my obligatory link to the Gospel and Reading the Stars

  • Mercury Retrograde is the time of year when Mercury appears to be transiting backwards. During this time of year, Soul Contracts relating to our inner dark sides come out for reevaluation.
  • Mercury is the Messenger, and now is the time to be receiving messages from the dark sides of our unconscious so that we can change them. This is a time for soul growth and changing the paths we're on.
  • If we are conscious about what's happening, we can choose to happen to life. When we are not listening to the messages our souls are trying to bring to our attention, life happens to us. 
  • This MR is taking place in both Aries AND Taurus, which is special and unique and a big deal because it is bringing us two messages at the same time. Please read the other emails for more about that.
BUT THERE'S MORE!!! 
 
This MR is taking place at the same time as several other retrogrades. Some astrologers are calling it a "psychic storm." 
 
Other retrogrades in play
Right now, we are also dealing with retrogrades in Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto. Can you even believe it?? 

Venus deals with our values and relationships.

Jupiter deals with expansion, higher learning, and ideas. 

Saturn deals with karma, the idea of reaping what we've sown.

Pluto is all about death and change and rebirth. 

And Mercury--as we've been covering for the past few days, Mercury is the Messenger. And Mercury is the messenger for ALL of those things. 

So by now Venus has already "stationed direct," or left retrograde technically, but it's still in its cool-down post-retrograde zone where people are still processing the message it brought. So these are all things to keep in mind. 

Essentially: right now is an optimal time to be consciously examining every aspect of your life and making some choices. What needs to change? 

This record-setting quintuple retrograde is an amazing opportunity to look for the messages our souls are sending us as far as our thoughts, the way we communicate, our values, our environment, our way of thinking, and how everything fits together in our personal lives--and how it fits into the grander scheme of our family, our community, our nation, our world, our universe. 
 
Here is a homework today: read this out loud! 

I MATTER TO THE UNIVERSE!! I MATTER IN THE UNIVERSE!! I MATTER IN AND TO THE UNIVERSE!!!!!
This is one of the messages of this quintuple retrograde. You. Matter. To. The. Universe. It just wouldn't be the same without you. ​​​​​​​
Questions to consider
You've had a lot of writing assignments from me this week and they continue today. Writing is such a powerful way to internalize the things you discover about yourself. You are creating a record of the things you are learning so you can look back on them later.

Today, consider: 

  • What messages am I being sent about the relationships in my life--including my relationship with myself? What changes might I need to make in my relationships generally, or in specific relationships?
  • What messages am I being sent about my thoughts and the way I am thinking? How do I need to expand my worldview? In which ways do I need to alter how I think? 
  • What am I being told right now on a spiritual level about the outcomes of my past desires and decisions? Which of my current desires and decisions might need to be rethought? 
  • What in my life needs a rebirth? How will I go about accomplishing that rebirth? 
  • How do I fit into the grander scheme of things? What messages am I being sent about my place and importance in the Universe as a whole?  
YOU MATTER
The thing that just keeps coming back to me is that YOU MATTER. That is my real message today. All the rest of this stuff--it's good, it's important, blah blah, but the real thing I hope you are internalizing here is that YOU MATTER.

We all deal with feelings of insignificance. But no one is insignificant. Your contributions MATTER to the world. They do. They do. 

And I hear some of you saying: what contributions? And you sound so skeptical. 

But I will tell you:

Your contributions in your family. In your home. In your job. When you go on a walk and smile at a person you pass. When you comment on someone's Facebook post and it lets them know you were thinking about them. 

You are the light in someone's life right now. Yes, you. You are. That's just how it works. We are all part of this vast whole and your contributions matter. They do. You matter. You do.

So this is all worth it. Taking this introspective look at your life: it is worth it. It is important. It matters. Because YOU matter. 

Maybe you're having trouble accessing your intuition enough to answer these questions I've been asking. So here, please accept some of my intuition. 

Here is my intuition speaking: All this stuff only matters because YOU matter. 

The planets in the heavens testify of YOUR importance in the Universe.

If your life feels like it's falling apart right now, it is because YOU matter and the messages of this current stage of the world are meant to help YOU grow and transcend and step into your own divine majesty. 

You are majestic. You really are. Yes, you. I love this list because even though this is an email list, I personally know almost all of you, even just through email. And those I don't know yet--well, email me already and let's be friends, guys! But even without that, I can sense your energies intuitively and I can guarantee that you are important. You are more important than you ever imagined. 

So you know what? Do the writing assignments or don't do them. It's up to you. But if what is holding you back is a feeling of unimportance, please take it from me as an expert on the human psyche: you are deeply important. And you are worth listening to. Your experiences and your Soul Contracts are worth listening to. 

And so I invite you to listen to yourself. Take yourself seriously. You are seriously a big freakin deal.

That's what I have to say.

More later.

Cheers--

allie

PS. I'm still in recovery from my eye surgery so I will be delayed in responding to any emails. But I do read every one, even if I can't respond promptly. Sending you all the good vibes.

PPS. My rates for hourly sessions will be doubling on May 1. Now is the time to reserve your sessions at my current rates! I will be performing all sessions booked in April in late May and early June. <3 

Friday, April 21, 2017

Leadership and action: MR in Aries

Yesterday we talked a lot about Taurus--the earthly aspects of our lives. But this is a unique Mercury Retrograde, and this time around we're facing BOTH Taurean and Arien aspects of our lives equally during these three and a half weeks that are over halfway complete.

Today I want to talk about Aries, and the Aries aspects of our lives that are coming into play during this Mercury Retrograde (MR). 
 
Mercury Retrograde brings to our attention the things about our lives that are no longer serving us.
 
Mercury Retrograde in Aries
Aries is a powerful sign of the zodiac. I once blogged about how Margaret Mitchell used astrology in her incomparable Gone with the Wind. It should come as no surprise that Scarlett O'Hara is the Aries of the novel! Fire and action! 

This retrograde, in both Taurus and Aries, evidences how we on a global level are transitioning from an "Earth" time to a "Fire" time. So you can really see this on an international level as you peruse global headlines. 

Aries is the sign of leadership, action, dominance, beginnings. We can see how our world leaders are really coming under "fire" right now on the global stage. All of us on every level are dealing with the Shadow side of the Aries aspects in our lives. What darkness lurks in your soul relating to issues of leadership and action?  
Questions to ask for Aries
My dream for you this MR is to really get the absolute most out of it that you can. This is a time for GROWTH! and CHANGE! and all the good things!! Our shadows are being brought to our attention NOT to make our lives miserable, but so that we can CHANGE them. The universe is not out to get you: it is out to SERVE you and how it serves you is by orchestrating events in your life that bring your shadows to your attention so you can heal them.

And so: get out your journal or open up an email to me. Today, you'll be digging into the issues surrounding your own leadership and action. Please consider the following questions:

  • How am I a leader in my life? What about my leadership of myself might need to change? How would I make those changes? 
  • How am I a leader to others? What aspects of that leadership might need revision? How do I change that leadership and break out of old patterns?
  • In what ways am I being led? Who is leading me? Why do I let them lead me? Is this leadership good for me or bad for me? If it's good for me, are there ways I need to change in order to benefit more from this leadership? If it's bad for me, are there things I need to do in order to sever this connection? 
  • What "fires" in my life are going right now? Do they have a message for me?
  • What new beginnings am I being led to?
  • What "sparks" my inspiration? Am I in a place where I'm experiencing the fire or spark of passion and joy in my life?
  • How can I reposition myself and my behavior and my patterns so I can experience more of that fire for life? 
Homework for today
Yesterday, you hopefully considered a lot of questions about the Taurus aspects of your life. Today, I invite you to consider the Aries aspects of your life. Right now, you're just thinking about things. But I really urge you to write down the things that come to you. These things are important and have the potential to truly impact your life. As you dig into them, take note of the themes you're receiving.

Mercury is the Messenger: today your job is to receive the message. 

More later!

And please report on your themes if you feel so inclined! Remember, we're over halfway through with this MR so if you plan to take advantage of it, don't delay. Start now and take your own Infinity seriously. 

Hope to hear from you! 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

What do your possessions MEAN? MR in Taurus!

I'm so excited to tell you more about Mercury Retrograde today! We are now officially more than halfway through with this unique time of year!

Mercury is "direct" about 80% of the time, so it's only about 20% of the time that we have the opportunity to deal with the stuff Mercury Retrograde digs out of our unconscious and presents to us. What a fun time of year--if we're being conscious about it! 
When Mercury appears to be moving forward in the sky, it is said to be "direct." When it appears to be moving backwards in the sky, it is said to be "retrograde." It is always moving in the same direction; what changes is our perspective.
 
MR in Taurus and Aries
This current MR is very unique and exciting because it crossed through both Aries and Taurus--and even more exciting, it does so half and half. That means this time of year we are dealing with our personal Shadow in both the Taurus and Aries parts of our lives.

Basically: this MR is a twofer. If you're living unconsciously, it's going to be a real bummer time of year. If you are living consciously, it's an amazing opportunity to face two Shadow aspects of yourself at once, and hopefully learn the lessons you came to earth to learn from them and MOVE ON!

Forward motion! Yes yes yes! 

Today we'll just be covering the Taurus aspects of this Retrograde. I'll be sending out information about the Aries aspects later. 
MR in Taurus
What is the "Taurus" aspect of our lives?

Taurus is an "Earth" sign, which indicates strong grounding capabilities and an earthy nature. Even if Taurus is not your birth sign, you still have aspects of Taurus in your body and in your life.

Taurus aspects of life deal with physical possessions. Monetary gain. Earthly comforts. Resources of all kinds. Quality. Taurus deals with the concepts of the divine embodied. 

So here are some questions to journal about as you progress through this retrograde. Remember, the goal here is to become conscious about what you're going through, so you can stop negative patterns that are being brought to your attention. 
Questions to Ask Yourself: MR in Taurus
  • Do I feel "embodied?" Why or why not? How do I feel "in" my body? 
  • Do I feel grounded? What are ways I could add more groundedness to my life? [Side note: Here is a link to five ways to get grounded]
  • What about myself is "quality?" Can I accept the things about myself that bring value to myself and others? Why or why not? [This is a great, great time to be reevaluating the value you bring to others--and trust me, YOU, yes, YOU, bring value to others. Part of this MR is trying to get you to realize this.] What messages are your life events currently sending you about your own value and how you allow yourself to be valued by others?
  • What physical possessions in my life are of quality? How do they impact my life and how do my physical possessions help me move forward in my divine path?
  • How can I use materialism and the physical world to bless the world and myself? How do I use materialism for spiritual good? 
  • What do my physical possessions MEAN? What do they mean to me, in my life, in general?
  • What is the meaning of what I have built for myself physically over the years? Does anything need to change in WHAT I am building for myself, HOW I am building it, or WHY I am building it? 
  • What is the overall quality of my life?
  • What issues of survival and abundance am I facing right now?
Homework to get the most out of this MR
Here's some homework for you: really ponder these questions. If you feel so inclined, send me some of your answers. I will love to read them. I may not be able to respond right away but I will read them as soon as I can. But either way, ponder these things and write about them. Really dig into your own psyche.

The goal is to get to the heart of what this retrograde is trying to get you to see about yourself. What in your life is begging for attention in the realm of physical well-being: materialism, money, health, possessions, security, survival? Identification is the first step!

So your first homework is to IDENTIFY!!

As you write things out, you may sense overall themes to your answers. The theme is what you're really going to have to face. 

Okay, more tomorrow. 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Halfway through the retrograde!

Good morning! I'm on my energy work hiatus but my surgery isn't until tomorrow--I'm still able to use a computer so I thought I'd let you know the good news: this current Mercury Retrograde is halfway through, TODAY!! 
 
What is Mercury Retrograde? How does it affect me? 
 
Mercury Retrograde is a 3.5-week period that occurs about 3x/year, during which the planet Mercury appears to be moving backwards through the skies. Here is my obligatory link to The Gospel and Reading the Stars.

The planets don't cause anything to happen; the planet Mercury is NOT physically causing things to happen during a retrograde (or any other time). The planets are symbols of what is going on inside every person on an energetic level. It has to do with Soul Contracts and the fact that by opting into life on Earth, we have a life plan and a life pattern that is tied to the Earth and the heavenly bodies reflect that timeline. Old school astrologers--in the Dark Ages!--believed that your stars determined your life. You know, like in A Knight's Tale (such a fun movie). But to me, and other, ugh, I hate this term, "New Age" star-readers, the stars don't determine anything if the person in question is conscious. When we understand the patterns of the heavens, we are able to put ourselves in control. Instead of life happening to us, we happen to life

Symbolically speaking, Mercury is "the messenger of the Gods," in Roman mythology. As far as the stars go, Mercury Retrograde (MR) is the time of year when everyone--personally, and nationally, and globally--receives the messages from their own spirits on what needs to change in their life. This is a time of receiving messages. In Roman mythology, Mercury/Hermes was also the Trickster, and we see this a lot with MR. Often, we'll see ourselves being "tricked" into receiving our soul messages through the means of having problems with our communication devices. Mercury Retrograde is a time when many people have computer problems, email problems, they lose their phones, all of that sort of thing. It's all the Trickster and the Messenger combining to trick us into facing the issues our soul has been avoiding.

MR is a time of facing the Shadow within our own souls. The thing is, we can choose to face it consciously, or not. Just like everything in life. We can choose to face our life consciously, or not. Years ago, someone gave me the advice to look down the road and begin researching now the information I would need for five years in the future. Amazing, amazing advice. When you do stuff like that, you are facing life consciously. When you plan ahead and are spiritually, emotionally, and physically prepared for the future, you are living consciously. When life is happening TO you, and you are facing just one thing after another and can't seem to get a break--that's the Shadow trying to get your attention.

The Shadow is basically the part of our inner self that is self-sabotaging. It's a long topic for another day. But suffice it to say that in MR, we face the self-sabotage part of our souls and are offered the option of living more consciously in the future. MR brings up our unconscious and subconscious blocks and forces us to face them.

If we're on top of things, we might notice that a Mercury Retrograde is coming up and plan ahead to be aware of what comes up. We might notice patterns, take inventory of where we are in life, and what direction things are heading in. 

If we're not on top of things, we might end up dealing with MR in the form of losing a cell phone, getting locked out of our email, or losing files on our computer. It's all stuff our own subconscious minds orchestrate in order to force us to face our internal issues. 

And so: this is a great time to start facing your internal issues!! Don't let this retrograde season go to waste!! 

Here is some homework for you today: Take some time and write down some patterns you have noticed about your life particularly since March 26, which is when we entered the Retrograde Zone during the Set-Up Phase. 

So write down the patterns and themes that are coming up in your life right now. I have all sorts of things to do in preparation for my surgery tomorrow but I feel like I'm ON A ROLL, GUYS!!!! So I think I'll prepare a few more emails about this issue for you and set them to be sent while I'm recovering. I'll have to answer your questions when I'm recovered but please, send your questions, send me your life themes you notice, send me your thoughts on how MR is affecting you. I would love to be your sounding board through this process! 

Monday, April 17, 2017

Deal on sessions! and healing vision naturally

Good morning!
Good morning and happy belated Easter! What a sacred time of year. It's a bit late, but here is a beautiful and unique Easter song I enjoyed this morning. A friend called it "hauntingly beautiful" and I agree--it is! Love it.

Read on for more information about a deal on sessions, and some thoughts on healing vision naturally!
Time to book your sessions!
For the past few years I've been charging the same rate of $100/hr. Earlier in the year, I raised my rate up to $145/hr, but I will be raising it again soon and changing some things up.

BUT before I do that, I really wanted everyone to have a chance to book sessions at the rates I have held for the past few years.

And so, from now until the end of April, you can book up to three sessions at my most recent rates, with the first session being $100 and the subsequent two sessions being $145, with a special rate of $360 for three 1-hour sessions. This rate is per person, which is to say, if you wish to book for yourself and a child, you could book six total hour-long sessions. I have a limited amount of sessions I can offer at this rate so please email me ASAP if you'd like to reserve some.

After that, my rates will be going up to reflect my faster and more effective energy work, and to give me more time to really pamper the clients I have. I'm so excited to have the time and resources to really indulge my clients the way you deserve!!

Because I am having surgery next week, any sessions booked at this time will be conducted towards the end of May and through the months of June and July.
Upcoming Sabbatical
I'm having PRK surgery done next week--the cornea-challenged person's version of Lasik, and the recovery for the surgery is pretty intense. I'll be taking the next month off from energy work, so all sessions booked with my special April deal will be conducted after May 15, so my eyes have time to heal.

While I'm out, I've compiled a list of ladies to turn to in your energetic emergencies. Check out the list at my blog. They are all very good and I hope you give them a chance while I'm recovering!
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PRK Story and Healing Eyesight Naturally
Deciding to do PRK was tough for me! I believe in the healing power of energy work for vision.

When I was in high school, my prescription was close to -8 in both eyes. But shortly after beginning to experience energy work as a client, I needed new glasses with a prescription of -5.75 which eventually became -5.25, where I am today. My eye doctor was very surprised to find that my eyes were getting better with age, not worse! 

But it turned out the doc was wrong, apparently. When I went in for my PRK consult, they discovered that my eyeballs are still around a -8... but even though my eyes are deformed to the tune of -8, my vision works at 20/20 with only -5.25 correction, if that makes sense.

Essentially: through energy work, my EYES haven't healed, but my VISION partially has. 

When trauma causes vision loss, what has happened is that the body has taken the things it doesn't want to see, and stores them in the optic region. Basically, you try so hard not to see something in your life, that it actually alters your vision system.

In the book Take Off Your Glasses and See, which I recommend, the author explains that in his ophthalmology work, once he started interviewing people, he found that they had invariably experienced a significant trauma 6-12 months prior to needing glasses. This need to not-see something in life affects the vision directly.

Since my vision has partially healed through energy work, I had felt very strongly that I ought to complete the process through energy work alone. But still part of me felt like now was the time to do PRK. I felt very conflicted about it. I reached out to another energy worker for insight, since sometimes it's hard to work on yourself. She said, "Your corneas just want love, peace, and joy."

And as soon as she said it, it was like I saw my corneas in my mind's eye, and you know what they said? They said "YES!! WE NEED PEACE, LOVE, AND JOY!" And they said, "WE WANT A HAIR CUT!!" They reminded me of how when people experience trauma, they often cut their hair in response. They said, "Just let us shave off the damaged tissue and start over! We want a hair cut!"

So I said okay, and here we are. In PRK, they essentially burn off the top layer of the cornea and then you have to regrow it--it's safer than Lasik but has a longer recovery time and is apparently pretty painful. So I will be out for a few weeks while I recover but plan to be back-at-em in mid-May.

Also, I forgot about this, but a client just reminded me about it--her son needed glasses after some trauma and we did some energy work for him... and now he doesn't need glasses anymore! Energy healing CAN improve vision, depending on the client's situation and experience.

And sometimes your body might opt for a corneal "haircut."

Vision care is like the rest of the care we take for our health: we use the best of the West and the best of energy work too. 
Have the best day!
And so--please email me directly if you'd like to schedule and reserve some sessions for the final time at this current rate, and otherwise have the best day of all!! I hope you all have the most fabulous week! 

Friday, April 14, 2017

Substitutes for Sabbatical

Hello! Starting this weekend I will on sabbatical while I prepare for and then recover from PRK eye surgery (the cornea-challenged person's version of Lasik). I have prepared a number of other healers to go to in your emergencies!

Meriden Toombs is an energy healer who does emotion clearing and an event-based clearing technique I taught her. Her website is here and she does great work.

Beth Summers is one of my proteges and she does an eclectic energy healing that is different from mine. Her healing is based on creating a healing space--creating a situation where turbulent energy can release. She charges $75 per healing or $180 for a package of three. I have been impressed with the work she's done on me! Contact her at bethsummers @ gmail . com.

Wendy Cleveland is the creator of ThetaHeart healing and she is so good!!! I twisted my ankle the other day and just yesterday she worked on it and picked up so much information from my body. Go check her out here.

Cherlyn Jenkins does remote Reiki and intuitive work. We trade work all the time and I love working with her. Contact her at cherlynjenkins @ gmail . com to set up an appointment.

All of these women I work with and trade with regularly and I love what they have to offer. Their work is very different from mine but still effective! I urge you to prayerfully give them a chance! <3 <3 <3

I'll be back to work in mid to late May.