Thursday, 18 November 2010

I Am Infinite Potential

Mighty Jupiter moves direct today, the 18th November, joining Venus who also moves direct on this date.

Jupiter’s role in retrograde over recent months has taken our attention within and turned our focus to the abundance that resides there. We have each had the opportunity to explore our full potential and to realise just how much we do have in life. We have been asked to give gratitude and thanks for what we have, and made to realise that true abundance lies within. When we live an enriched and full life, we feel complete. Money helps obviously, but it is not the be all and end all.

It has been a challenging summer, and a time where confusion has reigned supreme! On one hand there has been a strong surge of forwards moving energy seeking action and movement in life, but on the other hand, life has felt like walking through treacle, and the going has been wearing and tough.

We have had time to celebrate the abundance in our lives and to feel truly blessed by this. This summer was a time to seek enrichment and the attainment of joy; placing our focus on the positive to create an ever growing flow of positivity and abundance in our lives.

Jupiter has helped us to tune in to our inner resources of strength and self-belief, to bring our dreams alive and to see just how much abundance we have. The more we have focused on this, the richer we have become emotionally, spiritually, physically and psychologically...

Jupiter challenged us to go within, to let go of our fears, to find our inner strength, to listen to Spirit and to follow our destiny. Each of us has been asked to find our centre, and to tap into that vast inner well of love, compassion and strength.

Jupiter asked us not to be afraid to let the world see the core of who we are, and to realise that we are all here for a reason. That reason is already becoming clearer, and we will soon be asked to step into the unknown; into infinity and beyond, to realise our full potential. There is a choice though; the alternative is to stay put, to not take that risk, to avoid jumping into the spiritual watery depths of the unknown feet first.

The unknown is scary, and we need to have faith and self-belief to trust that we will be taken care of. There are, sadly no guarantees, but when in a place of trust and Truth, we can face challenges easier and we can deal with setbacks easier. When in a place of trust and Truth we can go with the flow and gain a clearer perspective allowing each of us to make the most of the opportunities that life presents us.

Jupiter moving direct brings all we have learnt into the physical, making this a time of manifestation, intention and evolution. The more centred we can remain within and the more we can have faith and self-belief, the more we can manifest joy, abundance and love in our lives and in the lives of others.

There is a strong theme now of honouring ourselves and believing that when we follow our true paths in life that our needs will be taken care of. So many healers, spiritual workers and other enlightened souls are kept firmly in the mundane through the need of making ends meet or poverty consciousness, that the flow of abundance, joy and positivity available to us becomes restricted. It is now time to realise that through belief and intent it is possible to live freely and in accordance with our soul’s desires.

This is best summed up by one of my favourite quotes by Rumi ‘When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.’ It is time now to live and breathe from our souls, and to follow our destinies. Not an easy path, but an important one. For the more we ignore the calling of our soul’s, the more disconnected we become from Source. This ironically, takes us even further away from our soul’s essence. It is time now to become One with all aspects of our Beings and to grab a boat and set sail on that river Rumi mentions that is moving within you. This is the route to pure joy.

It is important to know that we are all infinite potential, and it might help once again to start re-affirming this on a regular basis (and truly believing it).

‘I am infinite potential’.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

The Joy of Love

Venus moves direct on the 18th November. In retrograde, Venus (the Light of Beauty) moved her focus to within, and her qualities became internalised. So, the past few weeks have been a time to go within to honour and love our own beauty.

In many ways, Venus moving direct correlates with a need for each of us to honour ourselves more and to achieve a sense of balance in all areas of our lives. Venus Direct asks each of us to believe in ourselves, to stand up for ourselves and to love ourselves unconditionally. It is only once we truly love ourselves that we can love others freely and without condition.

This is an extra special day as mighty Jupiter also moves direct on the 18th (more on this soon), but we can expect to feel a huge surge of power and energy which will begin moving our lives forwards once again with passion, creativity and vigour.

As mentioned before, Venus’s celestial dance around the Sun weaves threads of learning, insight, self-discovery and a good smattering of challenges as well. As planet of love, she may seem all pink, soft and fluffy, and in many ways she is. However, Venus’s power goes much deeper than this, and she takes us to that place where we stand naked and exposed (not necessarily literally!) with our vulnerabilities and imperfections on display for all to see. Venus represents an inner strength to love ourselves and one another despite such imperfections. She asks us to see the perfection and joy in imperfection.

As she moves direct, it is a time to think about the ways in which each of us can become more whole and complete in our Selves. We may need to change our inner dialogues and we may need to re-think our lifestyles; but one thing is for sure, Venus wants us to freely accept ourselves, to love ourselves and to honour the beauty within, and without.

Mahatma Ghandi once said ‘You must be the change you want to see in the world’. That starts within, and Venus is giving us an opportunity to ‘be the change’ now...

Thursday, 11 November 2010

A Long Dark Night of the Soul

The past few months have been a somewhat bumpy and tumultuous ride into a long dark night of the soul. Uncertainty and discombobulation has reigned, and many of us have felt lost in the dark without a compass, map or GPS to guide us.

Yet, over the coming weeks, like a brilliant angel coming down to bless us, a new light is beginning to shine on each of us, lighting up our paths ahead with clarity and vision.

Whilst this new wave of beautiful light comes through, it is important to honour the challenges each of us has faced recently and to tap into the well of strength deep within us to realise that some important lessons have been learned...

We must face and accept the consequences of all of our decisions, even if that decision is not to decide. The only way we can truly be free is to be responsible for our own lives; for the choices we make, for our own capability to love ourselves and for our ability to honour our destiny.

In addition, there is no point in having regrets, for these only take away more energy from our Beings. We need to accept, surrender to the Universe, and to live in the moment. Focusing on the past or the future takes us away from the present and diminishes our wholeness.

The past few months have raised many deep and profound questions about life, the universe and our places within it. We all search for answers in life. We all try to seek out solutions and patterns, but why? What is the motivation? Are we so scared of the unknowable chaos that we need to make sense of everything? Should we not just accept that we cannot know everything; and that by embracing the unknowable chaos, we can ultimately bring calmness, peace and serenity into our lives?

Sometimes, the answers lie not in trying to seek out solutions, but they lie in us changing the question! Sometimes, it is simply our perspective that needs to shift in order to find clarity. And sometimes, we need to realise we are banging our heads against a brick wall and so we need to walk away towards something new...

It is time now for each of us to create our own stories, to be creative. We need to take control and to regain our sense of perspective in life. We need to be clear about the direction in life we are taking and the reasons we are taking it. And we need to embrace our lives, choices and gifts.

It is also time for each of us to make peace with the person we see staring back at us in the mirror. We need to stop the inner critic and allow peace and love to reign within...

Sunday, 7 November 2010

The Pool of Tranquillity

Today (7th November) Neptune moves direct, and the stillness and quiet that Neptune has been asking each of us to search for within shifts focus as we start to seek this stillness in all aspects of our lives.

Whilst the past few months have been challenging for so many of us, if we can allow ourselves to Be ‘at One’ with this Neptunian serenity, then all aspects of our lives move into sharper focus, and we are far less affected by the stormy seas around us. In this space, we can find great strength, resolve and determination; and somehow life starts to look more manageable, more joyful and more peaceful.

You may recall that Neptune and Chiron together give each of us the gift of tranquillity, and if we immerse ourselves within this (even for a few minutes a day to begin with), inspiration and creativity start to flow as we feel ‘at One’ with the Divine, with compassion and with love. So, whilst we need to continue to dwell in this inner tranquillity in order to gain a sense of direction, purpose and vision (for this is the place where true abundance manifests, where we connect to our inner source of power and wisdom to guide and protect us), we also need to start thinking about our outer plans, goals and dreams now.

Now we are beginning to be truly ‘at One’ with this powerful force within, we can allow our inner serenity and compassion to flow freely (for it is an infinite supply) to bring more love, understanding and joy to ourselves, one another and to the world.

I wrote the following words in the early summer, and they are just as poignant for today...

...’Deep within you is a deep pool of stillness, tranquillity and inspiration. When you tap into this energy, you fill up with creativity and vision, and gain a true sense of direction in your life. This is the place where dreams come true, and staying in tune with this immense source of inner power will help to guide you towards success and abundance in your life. Whilst in this space, you can assess your thoughts and inner dialogue, and transform them into something wholly positive and inspirational. When you believe in yourself, then there truly is no stopping you’.

Neptune direct, is asking each of us to believe now; and to use that belief to transform our lives and the lives of others. This is a time of great empowerment and deep understanding; and it is a time to allow our uniqueness and gifts to flow...

Friday, 5 November 2010

I Can See Clearly Now The Rain Has Gone

Today, the 5th November, Chiron moves direct. Over the past few months Chiron has been locked in an intense and profound cosmic dance with Neptune (moving direct on the 7th). This powerful combination of energies has proved deeply challenging for so many of us.

Each of us has been on something of a spiritual revolution over the summer. We have seen the need to go within in order to find our own personal and unique spiritual path. At the same time, we have been guided to develop our own connection to the Divine; a connection that both nourishes and nurtures us, and one that allows us to develop our own understanding of holistic spirituality.

This is a time to find our own paths, and it is a powerful time to embrace the uniqueness of our paths and to ‘go it alone’. This does not mean that we cannot travel with others along the way, but it does suggest a time to stop being spoon fed spirituality and to start taking our own lead.

Chiron has been intense and difficult this past few months. The main reason is his knack of bringing up to the surface those deep memories which carry pain or trauma. He does not do this for fun, but he asks that we find strength from this pain, to let go of the suffering and to transmute it into compassion and love. This compassion enables true healing, and inspires each of us to help others, animals, plants, trees, the earth, spirits etc etc.

On moving direct, the need to facilitate healing looks set to become stronger and stronger as our compassion gains momentum. We are facing a challenging time globally, but the more we can transmute the suffering into love, the more we can affect the collective consciousness and turn the world towards harmony, unity and peace.

On a personal level, Chiron wants each of us to honour the challenges and pain we have faced, and to finally set ourselves free from the chains that this has bound us with. This is not about forgetting, it is not even really about forgiving, but it is about not allowing the pain and trauma to distort our present and future to the extent that we cannot breathe freely. It is time to stop giving the pain power, and to take it back for ourselves. We can use it for so much good.

Chiron should not simply be about pain, suffering and being a victim; for Chiron is strength, power and compassion. Each of us has a choice between these now...