Sunday, October 27, 2019

Release in Three

New Moon
With the change in weather also comes a change in the moon. Today, at approximately 11:38pm EST the moon moves itself into a new lunar cycle and into the sign of Scorpio. The new moon is the time when the moon in the sky gives the appearance of full darkness, but really is just far away.  This is the time to figure out what you will work towards over the next 28.5 days (a lunar cycle). See these few days as planning or incubation on what you will work towards manifesting. Now having said all of that, let's get into more of the nitty gritty of this lunar cycle.

New Focus
Scorpio is a sign frequently reduced to heightened sexuality and strong passions but it offers many more gifts. Namely embracing the subtleties of life, journeying homeward to find a better understanding of self, and completing severance that is necessary to move forwardMore than a mere mantra, severance or plainly put "letting go" has all the sounds of a self help guru's platform, but rarely is it as easy as it sounds. Lean into Scorpio and it's ruling planet Pluto for the power to do things differently. Let us travel inwards to simply listen and hear what needs releasing.

New Knowing
My own journey this cycle is pivotal as I am being asked to put my talk into my walk. My life has a way of hearing me speak and then she shows up and says "Ok, show us". So my letting go will reveal things to me I probably have hidden deep within. This lunar cycle will be steeped in introspection, noticing, awareness and action. Only when I am quiet will things be revealed.

New Intention
Take all things contained in here as ideas, not a roadmap. My goal is to connect all of us closer to the power of the moon, her beautiful machinations and all the bounty that comes from knowing when and what kind of work to do each lunar cycle. For this new moon you will know what is best for you at this very moment. Below are a few steps that I am working with as I let go of things unwanted. Feel free to use this, alter it or use some other means that may allow you to release.



New Moon in Scorpio Work 


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Below are three small steps that could actually take much longer than a short lunar cycle, but I say to you (and myself), let this be the beginning of dumping unwanted things that take up space in our lives. Whether secrets from long ago or longings that were never received, we must release in order to receive. I would love to be kept abreast of how you are doing with your release. I will check in this cycle to share more of what I have learned.


Step 1 - Recognize
Often the hardest step, take time this new moon to focus on seeing the unseen. It's not what we know but what we don't know, remain open and see things in a new way,


Step 2 - Acknowledge
Upon seeing then we must wholly accept whatever it is before us, completely unabridged. Radical acceptance is a feat but is doable, settle in to new knowing,


Step 3 - Release
Finally we have to figure a way to relinquish all that we hold. Whether it be through ritual, mantras, a letter or sharing, put these things back into the universe that no longer serve you.



--Shamanic Drea



Monday, September 23, 2019

The way to find a way

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Balancing Act
At approximately 3:40am EST we entered into autumn. Today is the Autumn Equinox meaning day and night are equal lengths and provide for us balance that only comes twice a year. Use this equinox and the days and weeks near it to bring about balance to all aspects of our lives. Forget a clear and concise plan or goal, just put one foot in front of the other and step purposefully on your own path this autumn.

Fear no fog
Be it love, abundance, spiritual understanding or social consciousness this autumn can be the clearing we need, without realizing it. Often times in my own life when I have feared or worried the most what's gotten me through my fog has just been one step, then another, then another until eventually I have reached the place I didn't even know I was meant to go. This picture above symbolizes what our lives look like we when are sort of on a path and sort of not. A path without definition and many parts ahead that are nowhere near clear, but we still must move on, knowing that all will be revealed in divine time.  Take steps, be afraid and do it anyway, and most of all know that nothing we do is truly in isolation for our ancestors and guides move through this life with us, especially when we feel the loneliest.

Anchor in a fog
My own fog lies in making decisions around what is next on my spiritual journey and how and where am I meant to show up. And guess what? It's really foggy for me now, but I am anchored in knowing this fog will clear as long as I am willing to step onto that path and know a journey awaits with an unknown destination. Am I up to the challenge, yes just like we all are, but I also will keep tabs on myself by journaling, being in nature as much as I can and being open to hear the messages from some of the most unlikely sources, cause frankly that's how my folks like to show up :)

A set up
On a cross quarter day like the Autumn Equinox I say to us all take advantage of the great power and thinning veil between spirit and physical worlds. Today is the start of something amazingly beautiful and we all have the chance to begin again. Set forth intentions (big or small) and see how they manifest over the season. And none of these have to be large or internet posts. I find my deepest self understandings come in the quietest of whispers that are fleeting and I often can not repeat their true meaning. Be good to yourself this season and also to others. Wishing us all a most fruitful Fall season.


Autumn Concept - Misalignment for Alignment




This autumn I ask us all to be comfortable with discomfort as a way to gauge just where we need to be and use that as a landmark on how to get to that place of alignment, comfort and joy. With all that is going on in the world right now happiness, laughter, and beauty are things we must not take for granted. So join me in getting it oh so wrong so we can work to get it just right. And clearly I do not want any of us to stay in misalignment but I ask you trust me (and my guides for that matter) to let your personal tracks in life come a bit off the rails in order to put them back. Perfection, precision and self doubt do not belong in any configuration of what I am asking you to do. On the craziest of days laugh it off, take a nap or hit reset (sometimes that's the only way). As Voltron needed alignment to totally activate all parts into a higher functioning unit, so do we (shameless 80's cartoon reference for sure).


Autumn Foods

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Root Vegetables

Cold Weather Greens

Raw Seeds/Nuts

Spices 

Sweet and Heavy Fruits


Autumn Ritual

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To create your own autumn ritual follow these few steps below but feel free to add, take away or edit, this is a springboard for creating ritual, not a blueprint. As the picture above shows ritual is all around us and helps us through the unimaginable. Here's to a successful ritual.


                     Make time in the first few days of Autumn 
                                             

                     Find quiet and undisturbed time


                     

                     Listen for Autumn intentions 



                     Write down your Autumn intentions 


                     Meditate, pray, or focus on these intentions                      

                     

                     Revisit these intentions as needed this Autumn







---Shamanic Drea








Monday, June 11, 2018

My Language of Dreams



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Crossing quarter
As the daylight grows each day we find ourselves closer and closer to the Summer Solstice. If there seems to be fanfare around the solstice, there is. This cross quarter day has meaning to so many cultures for so many different reasons. On this Summer Solstice I'd like us to focus our energy on the word illumination. To see the unseen, to view the hidden, and most of all to light the way.

Bursting boost
The solstice will begin Thursday June 21st at 6:07am EST in the Northern Hemisphere and it is the official start of the summer, but it is more than a mere seasonal shift. The summer, known as a time for growth, blossoms, and expansion is also a time to benefit from a boost of energy that is available to all of us. The longer daylight and usually warmer days feeds both us and the planet simultaneously. We each have a choice in what to do with summer's extra offerings as well as the trajectory of our current life paths. Begin now to prepare and be intentional and purposeful about this summer, perhaps as you have not in the past.

Receiving rays
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My walk this summer will involve standing in the sun and being seen. For most of my life I've
appreciated the stage from the wings but this summer I will, when requested, step onto the stage. I think most of my center stage apprehension has been around attention, responsibility, and the unknown. Those days are over. Bare with me as I teeter out of my proverbial shell, there may be a few hiccups. Not too worry, there will be no oversharing here.

Making more
Below are motifs and ways to mark as well and measure your progress during the summer. Often times we are not successful because we do not think we will be, so, set yourself up for all wins this coming season. And as always, use these tools as a guidepost to finding your own combination of things that help you navigate what you want and what you are willing to do to get it.


Summer Concept - 
The Language I Dream In

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Learn Symbology of my Dreams

My Dreams are my Future

Allow my Dreams to Manifest in all forms

Dreams are a Tool for Change


Summer Foods

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Light Grains (Quinoa, White Basmati Rice)

Neutral Fruits (Grapes, Melons, Limes)

Cool Proteins (Mung Beans, Tofu, Lean White Meat, Fish)


Summer Herbs/Essences

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Juniper - Fire Element - Centering

Orange - Fire Element - Beauty

Rosemary - Fire Element - Release




Summer Stones
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Opal (Connection to Goddess)

Citrine (Visualization)

Garnet (Inspiration)



Summer Mantra

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Blessed spirits open me to the totality of my dreams,

There is great power and knowledge available if I believe,

And remain open to receive what dreamtime has for me.


--Andrea






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