Eclipses - How To Harness Their Energy To Elevate Your Own
Eclipses behold amplified energy to work with and have a way of turning our gaze towards the areas of our lives that are needing our attention and engagement. These particular cosmic sliding doors are here to help support us with the most important relationship of all. The one we have with our Self.
We can harness the power of our current potent Eclipse portal to turn within, to enquire, identify, name and shed those aspects of our selves that simply don’t serve us.
We can start paying attention to what triggers us, drains, angers, distresses, disappoints us. What makes us feel vulnerable, resentful, afraid, blocked, and unloving. We can start to notice these behaviors, and the stories we tell ourselves, and we can begin to question if they’re really a match for our personal truths.
We can notice where we react in ways that don’t feel good to us or the projections we put onto others; especially those we love. We can get honest with ourselves. We can have patience with ourselves. Be kinder, softer, more honoring with ourselves. We can begin a conversation with our heart that begins with curiosity and ends with LOVE. We can choose ourselves.
Choosing ourselves, in essence, translates to becoming our own beloved, our own dearest friend, mother, healer, wise counsel, guardian, and closest ally. We can harness the power of these Eclipse bookends to support our personal shifts and expansion.
Use this window of time to let go of the things that don’t align with who you’re wanting to become. Make room in your being, in your homes, in your life garden to plant some new dream seeds … brighter, fuller, meaningful, purposeful, magical seeds that excite your heart, stoke your desires and turn on your soul light. These are the dreams you truly deserve. These are the dreams that this world needs. These are the dreams that were planted deep inside your inner kingdom … that were made just for you.
In the Spiritual arena, there’s much talk about “letting it go”, releasing and shedding. But understanding what that means to you and how to turn it into a practical process is talked about far less.
I’ve put together some ideas around clearing, and cleansing your energy; tools that I’ve used to support my personal journey, that perhaps you’ll find helpful for an Eclipse Adventure that’s focused on mining the gold of our lessons, creating future realities, expansion, completions, intuition, practicality and preparing to step into our future self.
These suggestions are intended as inspiration for your own empowered soul care. Please feel free to take only what resonates for you and leave the rest. For deeper inner delving, you might find it helpful to reach out for a professional therapist or an energy healer. I consider my energy to be my most precious resource and commodity. The very best guidance I can offer is to follow your own unique intuition with what feels correct for you.
Identify any past hurts or wounds. Do you feel betrayed or do you feel you have betrayed yourself or another? Do you sense that you may be carrying the energetic weight of unfinished business? Where do you feel the pinch of shame or guilt? What relationships drain you and can you engage in a different way (hello boundaries)? Judgement, negativity, criticism, perpetual indecision, fear, worry, anxiety, stress, and toxic relationships are examples of energetic vampires or entanglements.
Can we move away from self-harming emotional thoughts, beliefs, words and actions and move towards adopting patience, forgiveness, compassion and gratitude for our human-ness? We may not have been taught how to love, honor and respect ourselves, but we can also stop identifying with that story and teach ourselves. You’re so worthy and deserved of your own LOVE.
In the busyness of “doing life” it’s easy to let Self-Care take a back seat. You will need to choose yourself, to acknowledge and believe your Self-Care and your wellbeing are a priority in order for practices to stick. There’s really no short cut (I’ve tried). Awareness around your resistance to taking good care of yourself is an important and illuminating conversation to have with yourself, and a great place to begin. A life-plan that includes a healthy diet, daily movement, sufficient rest, that is thought out, moderately paced and anchored in your life reality (not the ideals, expectations, judgement or projection of others), includes defined boundaries, and backed by your investment in your Self is a lifetime commitment, but the prize is everything. Putting yourself first doesn’t mean you stop caring for others, but you’ll discover that everything and everyone you do care for will benefit greatly from you showing up as your best.
Is there a soul knowing you’re ready to act on? Do you take time to nourish yourself? Do you trust your intuition? Is there something within you that is asking for your healing, or wanting to become a part of your life?
Can we move away from doubting, mistrusting or dimming our own magnificence?
Can we move towards being curious, deep listening and trusting our heart’s higher intelligence?
“Have nothing in your home that you do not think beautiful or purposeful”. Look at your home, your workplace, your belongings, and see your environment with new eyes. Does it feed, serve, nourish, and delight you?
Clear away clutter, paperwork piles, pass along clothes that don’t make you feel amazing. Repair or recycle the broken, the unwanted and the unused. Finish projects, or release them. Donate. Sell online. Bring nature indoors with live, air-purifying plants. Consider working with the power of crystals to help support your home or workspace energy. After purging, cleanse your space with sage, set intentions for how you wish your home to support your future. Identify what type of energy you want to call in and look for ways you can make it feel welcome.
Take one area, one drawer, one item, one loving breath at a time and devote yourself to clearing up your space to allow fresh air, new light, and higher vibes to enter in.
Energy of Others:
Our friendships, family members, our home, co-workers, the news, TV, magazines, social media we subscribe to, the books we read, all feed us in some measure, positively or negatively. Does your external sources nourish, inspire, support or elevate you in some way? Do they feel heavy or light? What business practices, what energetic ethics (yours and the businesses you support) feel out of date, or out of touch with a new evolving world?
Can we move away from comparing ourselves to others and embrace our own magic? Can we say “no thank you” to what doesn’t feel like a fit? Can we stop defending and explaining ourselves and create boundaries around our precious time and personal choices? Can we stop taking things personally and cultivate detachment from the projections of others? Can we be present for the wide-eyed wonder and tiny everyday miracles of the world? Can we be on the lookout for things we find beautiful, positive, delightful, and life affirming, and can we take a moment to be present and grateful when we notice them (cultivating this practice will not only shift your energy but it will attract more beauty, positivity, delight and abundance into your life … we attract what is in our field).
Lastly, a simple way to clear your energy field is to bring your awareness to your heart’s center. In your minds eye, envision yourself opening up your crown chakra and imagine white light streaming down through your entire being. From above your head (your soul star chakra) streaming bright, white light all the way down into your feet and beyond, into the earth (your earth star chakra). Place all the resources you’ll need for your day inside this light bubble and draw an imaginary golden seal around your being. You can be your own energetic light beam. You can be your own heaven on earth.
Everything is energy. Be a clear loving container for benevolent goodness to make a home in your life.