New Moon Cancer

New Moon Cancer

This New Moon is big, they always are, but this one is aligned with the first of three (not two), but three eclipses in a row. Here’s what I know to be true about eclipses. They are a reset button, whether you like it or not.  Whether you want it or not. Whether you are prepared or not, may or may not make a difference.  But this one is big and it’s recalibrating your relationships, your career, and the way you assert yourself emotionally. 

TRANSFORMATIONAL SOUP

TRANSFORMATIONAL SOUP

This Full Moon Capricorn is a no joke rollercoaster of emotions.  Not only is this a powerful Full Moon asking you to look at where you use your energy, it’s asking you to get really, really real as the Moon sits alongside Saturn, gatekeeper of truth and structure.  How outdated are you structures, your systems, your beliefs about your life? Relationships? Environment?  Spirituality? And mostly your career. How you put yourself out into the world

Bold Moves

Bold Moves

It was October 2012 when I took off for San Francisco to see what was outside my walls and interviewed with Yoga Tree.  I immediately fell in love with the Castro studio.  It was love at first sight.  But like any love affair, it didn’t come easy.  I was offered a job to at Yoga Tree but it was to open the new studio in Marin, six weeks later.  I took it.

The Naysayers said, “There’s no way.” And “You can’t leave your girls.” And “Get a real job.”  But I went anyway; against every single rational thought, I left.  Left my sweet angels for 9 months, which broke my heart to no end.  But I was setting up a new life for us and I never looked back.  Except of course to cry uncontrollably and barf a few times during my drive from Washington to San Francisco. 

The trip was a no joke initiation.

Inspiration

Inspiration

However … if we truly believe that we live in a holographic universe and things are happening on multiple dimensions, and that everyone we encounter is actually a version of something inside of our own Self, wouldn’t it be true that we actually are full of inspiration all the time?  And that our heart is just waiting to express it?  

You Just have to Trust

You Just have to Trust

When you really and truly say “Yes!” to God, to the Universe, and to living your life empowered and alive, you have signed a verbal contract to shift.

Now, as far as I know, there is no such thing as a written contract with God and to this day, I have never read any “fine print” about what will happen once you say yes. You can’t really know what is coming up next for you when you agree to hold hands with a Higher Power… you just have to trust.

Integration

Integration

I’m changing things up … it’s that time of the year, before the New Moon enters Taurus.  Big changes afoot by the way … more later.

But here we are, on Friday and the theme has been integration.  All week long, I’ve been asking the question … “are you integrating what you are learning in your life on a daily basis?”  Because the truth is you get more information fed to you in one minute that most people had access to in their entire lives 100 years ago.  It’s true.  All this info … what the hell do you do with it all? 

How do you possibly process it all?  You can’t unless you pause.  And I mean … pause. 

You’ve got to feel into the feels.  Notice when they come up and then ask yourself … “what is that?  How can I integrate this into my Being right now?” Take yoga as an example.  There are so many great teachers, workshops and trainings out there, right?  And you spend money on them right?  You fill up your tool-box with all these great things to “awaken yourself to who you are.”  And then bam, someone cuts you off and you’re cursing like a sailor.  It happens you know.  You forget you have these tools because you are on auto-pilot.  And to be fair, unless you practice presence, it’s easy to fall into auto-pilot.  You have to practice using the tools and staying awake in order to integrate what you are learning. 

Not only that, but these things you learn, it’s best to drop them into the heart and let things swirl in that space for a bit. Best integration ever – just drop it into the heart. 

Here’s a few things I have to offer: 

Don’t say “love and light” unless you mean it. 
Breathe before you speak. 
Namaste means I see ALL of you in me, and all of me in you, and I love you. 
And before you sign up for that “pay what you can” workshop online, please, ask yourself, do you really have time for it? Or will it become a flagged email in your inbox? 

Integrate your day – sit and reflect at least once per day and inquiry about some random thing.  Nothing is by chance, there are no coincidences, and everything is here to open you up to something.  Just integrate one thing daily. It will change your life. 

New Beginnings

New Beginnings

How do you know when it’s time for a new beginning?  For me, I start to get an inkling from the Universe.  I start to see signs or hear sweet whispers telling me to try something new.  Now, if I ignore it, those voices get louder and louder until the Universe is pretty much pushing me off the edge. 

What do you do in the times of parallel living  - between two worlds?  A good idea is to live both until it begins to make sense.  How will you know?  You’ll feel like a chick in an egg and you’ll have to choose and jump and start new. 

How do you stay clear and focused?  How do you know you’ve made the right choice?  You’ll feel it… 

Purification

Purification

Love.
Who are you loving? How are you loving? Are you showing them gratitude and appreciation? Are you loving them as they are and not trying to change them? Are you telling them that you love them without expecting anything in return. Random acts of kindness ... unnecessary love notes. That’s what I say!

Choice

Choice

I’ve been thinking a lot about the word choice this week.  The conversation started out as how fortunate we are to have choice.  And admittedly, how we have too many choices on any given day.  Having too many choices creates a little FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) for me, to be perfectly transparent.  I like to keep things simple.

Letting Go

Letting Go

I’ve written about this theme many times … it’s powerful that’s why.  Some say our human grasping is the root of all suffering and that if we just let go we would be fine!

Well I’m here to say that … I’ve let go of a lot of things, a home, a career, money, businesses, people, my marriage, and even ideas and beliefs.  And there are days I am still confronted with something I am still grasping onto a bit too tight.  And there are times when my mind still struggles with my heart and I suffer. 

HEALING

HEALING

Here’s what I know to be true:

  • The magic of love and surrender is what heals us.  

  • The power of intuition and knowing that something is working through us at all times is what guides us.

  • Our hearts hold and know more than we can ever think we know.

  • Our bodies are vessels that carry our souls to a place of peace and harmony, if we allow it.

  • This life is a journey of the heart – which means consistent healing toward love.

  • Life is not measured by the number of epic moments but by the depth of each experience we have with love.  

COURAGE

COURAGE

Courage is one of the highest virtues there is.  It’s something that’s necessary in every decision, every breath, every step.  And this week is opening up that portal for you to test your courage. In love, in money, in creativity, in any aspect of your life that is ready to expand.

Evolution

Evolution

After sitting in a room full of new yoga teacher trainees this weekend, the word evolution came easily as the theme of the week.  I looked up the word a couple of years ago when it became a theme for my own life:

Evolution:  the gradual development of something, especially from a simple to a more complex form.

Positive Pivots

Positive Pivots

I just spent the last weekend in Sedona, Arizona … a place I have loved since I first stepped foot on those Red Rocks 8 years ago.  Yes, eight years ago.  Seems like another lifetime to be honest.  I was in such a different place back then.  Unimaginable that I’m here now; I would have never guessed.  Could have never thought this life into reality.

But somehow I did…

Epic Transition

Epic Transition

So with this Full Moon Lunar Eclipse and all that’s happening in our world … I have to say that EPIC TRANSITIONS is the only theme that can define this week.

This time is all about transitions, big ones this time.  And I mean it.  I do believe though that you can shift 2 degrees or 180 degrees; that you can create effort or ease; that you can struggle or flow.  I believe that everything is a choice.  However, we do not have the option to change or not; because change is inevitable. 

Setting the Stage

Setting the Stage

This week is big … although honestly, it’s just a big as any other week.  I mean, in every single breath, technically, we are “setting the stage” of our life.  The trick is to set the stage of your life consciously so you don’t end up, 30 years from now asking, how the hell did I get here?

Power

Power

Personally … I like my definition better.  Why?  Because our own internal power is all we ever need to be concerned about.  How are we managing it?  How are we using it?  Are we depleted or energized?  Where are we giving it away?  Where are we leaking unconsciously?  Where are we out of balance in relationship to ourselves, others and situations in our own life? 

YES

YES

What’s your yes for this year?  Do you know?  Because if you don’t, you could get swept away in too many directions or worse, on the wrong path, just because you’re not sure what your yes is.

How do you know what your yes is?  Is it on Google?  In your notes?  In your social media feed? 

Love

Love

I didn’t pick the theme at all … it totally picked me. 

LOVE …

Unconditional love
Infinite Love
Intimate Love
Self Love

Three Little Words

Three Little Words

Just three simple words, that’s all it takes to seed your life and set it into motion.  But what happens is we are bombarded by so much, much more than three little words each day.

We veer off course because we allow our mind to go onto auto-pilot or over-drive listening to everything that’s “out there”. We co-mingle the beating of our own heart with the beating of another.  We bump into other souls on their journey and ride-along their path for awhile.  Only to re-member our own journey is what feeds our soul, not the path of another.