Faith & Trust – Learning to Pay Closer Attention to Intuitive Wisdom
Adventures in Awareness Issue #13
“At the heart of each of us, whatever our imperfections, there exists a silent pulse of perfect rhythm that is absolutely individual and unique, and yet which connects us to everything else.” - George Leonard, American writer, editor and educator who wrote extensively about human potential (1923 - Jan 6 2010)
Faith & Trust
Learning to Pay Closer Attention to Intuitive Wisdom
As I was gathering the information for our ‘Energy Soup’ Report, this Full Moon’s theme of Faith and Trust is what I’ve found myself grappling with the last few weeks. Over time, I’ve repeatedly experienced how accurate my intuitive wisdom is, provided I not only am aware of its messages but that I have the Faith and Trust to follow that wisdom, that is.
What I’ve discovered is that when I give myself spaciousness within my daily routines and schedules, I’m ‘in the flow’. Spaciousness supports me in trusting my inner wisdom and having faith that following it will lead me to the people, situations, and experiences that inspire me. I no longer choose to move through my life only going from one task to the next, or one meeting to the next, feeling like a ball ricocheting around a pinball machine. The pinball machine analogy also reminds me that when that ‘busy-ness’ ball is in motion, there are lights, bells, whistles and other distractions going on the entire time.
My intuitive wisdom is a kinder, gentler version of those lights and bells, serving not as a distraction, but rather urging me to lift my head up out of tasks and engage with my life in a real and adventurous manner. And I can do that more thoroughly when I remember to stop to tune in within to find that ‘silent pulse of perfect rhythm…’ that the George Leonard quote highlights.
The upshot is that over the last few weeks I’ve been juggling with getting my newly remodeled website launched amid a very packed schedule. I’ve been in ‘busy-ness’ mode, which means I’ve shortchanged myself on that spaciousness and quiet introspection that could have supported more patience with the changeover process. And yes, I could have stepped more fully into Faith and Trust - dang it! - as this process of taking the revised site ‘live’ unfolded. And I admit it, I’ve been kicking myself in the butt for the times I forgot to do that, this week especially. After all, in my last issue I busted myself on being stubborn as a mule, and maybe the hoof prints left behind this time will help me remember sooner in future.
Luckily, today I remembered to step away and go within before reacting or responding to whatever unexpected glitch happened. Needless to say, my day was full of activity but didn’t feel as stressful and chaotic. Thank goodness for this visceral reminder that when I feel connected to my core, my heart, Mother Earth, and Spirit, things are pretty much a breeze. That foundation keeps me balanced, feeling whole and fulfilled, and the connection with everything around me makes Faith and Trust a fait accompli.
And now I’m off to bask in the light of the Full Moon on our patio, with the garden lights softly glowing and the waterfall gently pattering. Ah, the soft cocoon of introspection in the midst of Mother Earth’s beauty illuminated gently yet clearly.
CONTINUING THIS ADVENTURE INTO AWARENESS
What is important? What do you value? What are you not paying enough attention to that serves as your foundation in this life?
I invite you to consider this question and, as you do, notice what new awareness emerges from within you. And please remember to have FUN on that awareness adventure into the question, okay?
P.S. Drum roll, please…announcing my newly redesigned website - please check it out & let me know what you think. My heartfelt gratitude goes out to my magnificently talented web designer, Mark Mayes of Authentic Web Presence.
THE ENERGY SOUP REPORT:
Since we’re all inextricably interconnected to each other, our planet, and our universe, here are some of the energies we’re all swimming in together right now:
Full Moon – Aug 29th 11:35 AM [Pacific Daylight Time] ~ All full moons illuminate whether we are on the right track or need to change course. Once illuminated, a purposeful examination allows us to make conscious choices about what to keep, discard, or change.
The Power Path ~The theme of this full moon is FAITH and TRUST. What are you doing to deepen your spiritual practice and anchor a greater faith and trust in spirit? This is an important full moon as what you do with it has the potential to set you up either really well or not so well for some of the influences of the next few months. Rather than organizing, consolidating and prioritizing your external world, this time frame is more focused on organizing, consolidating and prioritizing your internal world.
Stephanie Austin, EcoAstology ~ This one sheds light on the validity of our beliefs, and shows where a shift in perspective can make all the difference between our dreams and our reality. This is the first of three Super Full Moons in a row, where the Moon is at both perigee (its closest approach to the Earth) and syzygy (in alignment with the Sun and Earth). SuperMoons generate stronger gravitational and electromagnetic pulls, tugging harder on the Earth’s tides and tectonic plates, as well as on our physical and emotional bodies, thus facilitating larger shifts in consciousness.
Cosmic*Intelligence*Agency ~ The Core Theme for this Full Moon in Pisces = Service versus Sacrifice - Without a healthy sense of self, the Piscean watery realms can feel like an engulfing tsunami where we find ourselves easily swamped as we embrace the role of martyr and/or victim in preference to taking responsibility for our own life. On the other hand with a well formed inner sense of self, the Piscean waters can be experienced as a magical opportunity to dance with our imagination and express expansive free flowing feelings through the creative arts, as well as through our emotions. In doing so, we enter the realms of unconditional love, compassion and our interconnection with everyone and everything. “We are here to awaken from our illusion of separateness.” - Thích Nhất Hạnh
Aug 23-Sep 19 is the “Lunar Moon [Month] of Challenge” according to the Galactic Calendar - its energies are Polarize-Stabilize-Challenge, its Totem Animal is Scorpion: “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” ~Anaïs Nin
August Theme - Consolidation & Priorities –
Lena & Jose Stevens - The Power Path ~
August 23-31: The energy shifts here into something that is less fiery and more balanced supporting a new flow of priorities and synchronicity in your life. This is also a time of trusting that all is as it should be even if you doubt how some things are falling into place. Your mind may not always understand the greater picture and plan that spirit has for you. But as long as you have been mindful about eliminating your excess, consolidating your energy and making space for your true priorities, you can trust that all is as it should be. With that said, it is also a beautiful time to spend in community and to allow yourself to receive the support around you that will help build that faith and trust. So use this full moon to get your internal and spiritual priorities straight, and set some practices in motion that will help you focus on building that important trust and faith in spirit. If you use this full moon time well, it will help you to transition through these last days of August with more focus.
Remember that evolution only goes in one direction so regardless of what it may seem like out there in the world with people acting badly, we actually are as a whole moving forward. Trust. Faith.
Ongoing ‘Energy Soup’
Venus Retrograde - Jul 25-Sep 6 – Cosmic*Intelligence*Agency - The Rebirth of the Solar Feminine: Just as the skies above reflect the earth below, the rekindling of Venus with the Sun’s Light, also known as the Solar Feminine, on the 15th August marks the midpoint of this inner journey during which you are prompted to travel alone within your Dark so that you can face yourself and humbly strip yourself of your feminine ego; …ultimately raising the consciousness of your femininity to a level that better enables you to fully embrace your feminine Light. Your Feminine Light is not about being more womanly or female. It refers to one side of the Primal Pair – a Yin, or the In-Breadth, and Yang, the Out Breath. As such the Feminine Light refers to the active development of your inner value system; it concerns itself with the flow of love and light; the ability to attract people and things towards you; your sense of peace, value, community and communion; and your experience of intimacy (personal and platonic). As Venus initially descends into the beams of the Sun, disappearing from our evening skies, as she seeks to obliterate her sense of self and merge with something much vaster than herself, she starts to become engulfed with a luminous hue. This gentle light is something that you will notice with those you know who have managed to shed their desires and attachments.
Uranus Retrograde - Jul 26-Dec 25 - Stephanie Austin, EcoAstrology - Uranus highlights where we need to break old patterns and make a radical shift; use its retrograde phase to explore alternatives. Where do you need to be more independent and innovative? Where do you need to take a leap of faith? Uranus reminds us that in order for things to change, we have to change.
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