Happy full wolf moon tonight! 🐺 🌙 Make sure to get some moon-baithing time in to nourish your spirit. Sitting under and gazing at the moon helps to strengthen your intuition and psychic abilities. On the night of the full moon, we don’t have fire in respect of the light that the grandmother is offering us. This is a time to acknowledge all of the good that has happened in the last moon cycle (one month). Gather a circle of friends, sit in a circle and share all that you are grateful for. Also, stand and look at your moon-shadow… love them, thank them and bless them. Your shadow is a very important part of your human being. Enjoy my friends. ❤
This coaching exercise can help us begin to attract what we do want into our lives by showing us how to speak in more positive terms. Also, it can remind us on a daily basis to take actions to be better in alignment with what we do want. This exercise teaches us how gratitude plays a huge role in attracting what we want. When we are grateful for what we have, we attract more of what we want. We will also look at the law of least effort and of releasing attachment. Experts say that it takes 21 days to form or break a habit.
For those seeking material abundance, this exercise can also help…
In life, we tend to get exactly what we need exactly in the moment we need it. There is a sequence of events and a divine process that we must experience and understand before we can allow material abundance into our lives. When we learn to open our hearts to love, appreciation and gratitude, we will then step into the flow of material abundance that is awaiting us.
The Law of Least Effort -By Deepak Chopra
Nature’s intelligence functions with effortless ease…with carefreeness, harmony, and love. When we harness the forces of harmony, joy, and love, we create success and good fortune with effortless ease.
I will put the Law of Least Effort into effect by making a commitment to take the following steps:
- I will practice acceptance. Today I will accept people, situations, circumstances, and events as they occur. I will know that this moment is as it should be, because the whole universe is as it should be. I will not struggle against the whole of the universe by fighting against this moment. My acceptance is total and complete. I accept things as they are this moment, not as I wish they were.
- Having accepted things as they are, I will take responsibility for my situation and for all those events that I see as problems. I know that taking responsibility means not blaming anyone or anything for my situation (and this includes myself.) I also know that every problem is an opportunity in disguise, and with this alertness to opportunities, I will allow myself to take this moment to transform it into a greater benefit.
- Today my awareness will remain established in defenselessness. I will relinquish the need to defend my point of view. I will feel no need to defend my point of view. I will feel no need to convince or persuade others to accept my point of view. I will remain open to all points of view and will not be rigidly attached to any one of them. – Deepak Chopra
“Your purpose is to grow to the point where “I am love” is at the surface of your consciousness, not buried in the dark depths.” -Deepak Chopra
San Kalpa (sahn KAL-pah) is an ancient Sanskrit sutra that means “My intentions have infinite organizing power.” When you enter a meditative state and repeat this sutra, you strengthen the power of your intentions. Here is how to use it:
Spend a few minutes in meditation, allowing your mind to settle. Now imagine that the entire universe is a vast ocean of consciousness and that your intentions are emerging from your heart, rippling out into the ocean, where they are fulfilled with effortless ease. Then speak silently to yourself, “San Kalpa.”
For every intention, whether for healing, a new relationship, wealth, or opportunity, envision the desired outcome in your mind and repeat the sutra, letting it resonate deeper and deeper within you.
Preparation: Have paper ready to do the exercise.
One Minute Meditation: Take a moment to relax, take a few deep breaths and center yourself.
Begin the Session: Complete the steps in the 21 Day Manifestation Mantra.
Items you may want to use: Journal, Gratitude Stone
The “I Wants’: Make a list of everything you want to do, be, or have. Example: I want to live in Hawaii. I want a loving relationship. I want to be wealthy and have a lot of money. If you think of something else later, it’s okay to add it to the list at any time.
Releasing the “I Wants”: Release the “I wants.” In order to release their wants, some may choose to crumble up the list and throw it away, while some choose to burn it. When we say, “I want,” what we are really saying is, “I don’t have.” If you are familiar with the law of attraction, then you know that the universe mirrors our thoughts, words and actions. What we think about, what we say, the feelings we have and the actions we take are equal to what we will attract.
Transforming the “I wants”: On a completely new piece of paper, transform each item into words of already having it. These will each be your mantras.
Example: I enjoy living in Hawaii. I have a loving relationship. I am wealthy and have a lot of money.
If that is too much for you then you could say, “I am going to live in Hawaii, “or “I can have a loving relationship” or “I am attracting wealth and money.”
1-10 Scale: On a scale of 1-10, rate where you are right now with each item on the list, 1 meaning you are far from where you want to be, and 10 meaning you are where you want to be. It is always a good idea to measure your progress anytime you start something new.
Gratitude: End your mantra with a statement of gratitude. This is a very important part of this process because gratitude is a key factor in attracting more of what you want. Each day, for the next 21 days, make sure to take a moment and feel gratitude for each thing that you already have.
Plan it: Schedule the 21 days into your calendar. You will find that if you really want to do something or go somewhere, you have to write it on your calendar. When you do this, you will start scheduling other events around it and will make it more possible to actually follow through on your goal. Set your intention and desire for what you want to get out of this exercise and let the universe handle the details.
The work: Read each mantra out loud to yourself every morning for the next 21 days. While doing this you may want to hold a gratitude stone or some sort of physical item that represents personally represents your gratitude.
Take a few minutes after reading each mantra to stop and visualize yourself as already having, being, or doing what you stated in your mantra. Remain in a place of gratitude throughout the day, accepting people, places, circumstances, and events exactly as they are.
*If you miss one day, you are encouraged to start the process over. It is important to do this for 21 days consecutive to experience your desired outcome.
Practice Non-Judgment: Let go of the habit of judging and evaluating people. Remember to also let go of judging places, circumstances, situations, and events as well. Everyone you encounter in life is doing the best that they can with the past conditioning they have had. Likewise, situations and things are exactly as they are because that is where the universe intended them to be at the present moment. Acknowledge that they are not good or bad, they simply are. All people, places, circumstances, things, etc. that are happening around you are happening because they are in line with their own paths. Each thing is a reaction to what they know. Everything that is happening right now is a result of what we have done in the past. Within every problem, there is an opportunity in disguise. Look for the positive in every moment.
Take the Right Action: Take action that supports, and is in alignment with your wants and desires. One of my favorite sayings is, “If you keep doing what you’ve always done, then you will keep getting what you’ve always got.” Use the E+R=O exercise, the event plus your response to the event equals the outcome. If you don’t like the outcome you are getting, then you have to change your response to the event.
Release Attachment: Release all attachment to your desired outcome. It’s okay if what you want doesn’t happen and it’s okay if it does happen. Remain open to new possibilities and look for opportunities throughout each day. Just know that whatever happens is in perfect alignment with your true purpose in life. If something that you really want doesn’t happen, then there is a reason for it, or perhaps it is just not the right time for it to happen yet. Remember, the more you act like you don’t have something, the more you push it away.
Journal: Journal each day to record your progress. Describe your experiences and events with detail.
Review: On the 22nd day review your notes, and measure where you are now with each item using the 1-10 scale. Celebrate your success! Do something nice for yourself today to show appreciation and gratitude.
After the 21st day, something in your awareness will have changed, you may have a realization of something, or circumstances may have changed. We usually get what we need before we get what we want. Most often, we have to grow through life’s experience before we are ready for what we desire most. In other words, we have to make space for the new circumstances by removing the old.
The Four Agreements used as a coaching exercise can help reveal the source of self-limiting beliefs that can rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, the Four Agreements offers a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives into a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love by Don Miguel Ruiz.
There are thousands of agreements that you can make with yourself, with other people, with your dream of life, society, your parents, your partner, or with your children. It is important to remember that the most essential agreements are the ones you make with yourself. In these agreements, you tell yourself who you are, what you feel, what you believe, and how to behave. The result of this develops your personality.
The Four Agreements are:
- Be Impeccable with Your Word– Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid speaking against yourself or gossiping about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.
- Don’t Take Anything Personally– Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality and their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.
- Don’t Make Assumptions– Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as possible to avoid misunderstandings, sadness, and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.
- Always Do Your Best– No matter what you are doing, always do your best. Even if it’s something that you may not want to do, still do your best. Avoid self-judgment, self-abuse, and regret.
Bonus! There is a fifth agreement that was recently released.
- Be skeptical, but learn to listen– By being skeptical, we don’t believe everything we hear, we don’t put our faith in lies, and when our faith is not in lies, we quickly move beyond emotional drama, victimization, and the limiting belief systems that have been programmed into us. The Fifth Agreement prepares us to return to our innate wisdom, and live our lives based on truth. The truth leads to self-mastery or a life that’s very easy to live. As messengers of truth, we are free to express ourselves and live our lives without fear, regret, or shame. This agreement is ultimately about seeing our whole reality through eyes of honest truth. The result of practicing this agreement is the complete acceptance of ourselves exactly the way we are. The reward is our eternal happiness.
Preparation: Have a pen and paper or your journal ready for this exercise.
One Minute Meditation: Take a moment to relax, take a few deep breaths and center yourself.
Begin the Session: Think about something that has been on your mind lately that you would like to resolve or get more clarity on.
Now ask yourself powerful questions related to each agreement: Take a few minutes to review each one and make notes on your insights and answers.
Be Impeccable with Your Word
In this situation, did you say something you didn’t mean?
Did you judge or blame others?
Did you judge or blame yourself?
Have you expressed words of doubt or fear in this situation? Did your opinion hurt another, or did another’s opinion hurt you?
Do you feel like you have been in integrity to yourself regarding this situation?
Don’t Take Anything Personally
Did someone else say or do something that affected you?
Have you allowed yourself to suffer because of this?
Have you limited yourself because of something someone else did?
How is your personal truth different from another?
Have you expressed your true feelings in this situation?
Don’t Make Assumptions
Was there a misunderstanding in this situation?
Did you ask for what you wanted? Did you get it?
Were you afraid to ask for what you wanted?
Did an assumption create sadness or drama for anyone in this situation?
Are you sure about what others were saying and their intention?
Did you or others make an assumption that leads to a misunderstanding?
How can you find more clarity in this situation?
Always Do Your Best
Do you feel like you are doing your best in this situation?
Could you do better? What could you do?
Are your words or actions coming from a place of love, for the highest good of all?
Did you do or say something only to expect the same thing back?
What ideas do you still have that may be stopping you from doing your best in this situation?
Is there a part of your past that you are willing to let go of to make way for your dreams?
Be skeptical, but learn to listen
Do you believe everything you have heard about this?
Have you put your faith in lies?
Has this created drama, victimization, and limiting beliefs?
What is the truth in this situation?
Have you experienced any fear, regret, or shame regarding this situation?
Can you accept the situation as it is?
Can you accept others the way they are?
Can you accept you the way you are?
Focus the session: If you had to choose one of the five agreements to work on first, which one would it be?
Create an action plan: What action are you willing to take to create better agreements in your life? Write it down.
Reference: Don Miguel Ruiz, the Four Agreements and the Fifth Agreement. www.MiguelRuiz.com
You know the saying, “silence is golden?” The phrase is a universal guide to helping us in all areas of our life. It means it is better to be silent than to speak. This is very important information when learning a spiritual practice.
“Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.” – Plato
7 Reasons Why Silence is Golden
1. Words are Sacred
Words are not just a sound to communicate to someone, it is a vibration that you send out to the universe. When we speak, we are not just speaking words. We are communicating with our tones and our emotional state. In Sanskrit, each word is a specific frequency. This allows the speaker to clearly communicate his intent without any confusion or vague meanings. But our modern languages leave us open for interpretation! This is due to a lack of frequency alignment and little understanding in emotions in a society ruled by reason. In spiritual matters, the word can be understood in plants, animals, and babies alike. If our words become exclusive to humans, then we will be further disconnected with nature.
2. You become Wise
When words are many, words become prone to destructive sayings. Remember the sticks and stones nursery rhyme? “Sticks and stones will break my bones. but words will never hurt me.”
We believe that words are arbitrary sounds that don’t do anything because words don’t give a blow to the physical body. Yet, why do words hurt? It is because words do hurt if it is used as a weapon. People who are ignorant of the power of words may cause harm on the mental and astral levels of the body. Science already recognizes the power of suggestions, where words can influence the behavior of the person’s mental and emotional state to cause a certain outcome.
For example, negative suggestions would tell the child, “Do Not press the giant yellow button that says “Press Me.” Most people will press the button because their curiosity got the best of them. But it is the words themselves that can travel, in strings of frequency, to the mind of the receiver. Words can inflict blows as powerful as a blow to the physical body. It doesn’t attack the physical body, but it does attack the mental, emotional and spiritual body. The more we learn to use words wisely, the better our life will become.
3. You can’t help those who don’t want to listen
A person in need of help will seek your help. A person not looking for help will filter your help as being a nuisance. Be careful of helping others without their consent, this may end up making them worse, even if the help was truly genuine. People will not be open to being helped if it isn’t asked for at that particular time. Thus, only help those who are asking for your help. Do not help others whose help is not needed. Otherwise, it will be a waste of your energy and their energy.
If you share your enthusiasm for truth, spiritual insights, or beliefs to a person who isn’t listening, they may unconsciously put you down. They will either argue with you or try and question everything you say, or try to get you to believe their point of view.
Truth is stranger than fiction, but people would rather listen to fiction that makes sense than to a truth that they can’t comprehend.
4. Silence frees us from people’s words
Silence frees us from what people think of us, how they judge us, and what they say to us. It is true that the more negative judgments people have on us, the more we feel drained from their words.
Your power comes from your belief. If that belief is weakened or crushed by other people’s disbelief and failures, then so will your power and sanity.
Be silent of your powers. Be silent of your gifts. Be silent of your practices, unless it is to someone worthy to be shared with.
By being silent with our personal practices to people who do not align with us vibrationally, it will make us much more free of needless words that do not help.
5. Spiritual things are of an unspoken nature
For us to connect, to listen to the voices of our inner being, we must be still to hear the words of Spirit. Spirit is felt and sometimes seen. By first feeling and experiencing, we will then come to know and see.
By talking and exchanging words, we come to theorize and theorizing leads to collecting intellectual knowledge, but intellectual knowledge is not the same as knowing. It can help, but it is the experience that we come to realize. The more we talk and talk and talk, the less we truly experience it. Then the spiritual things become a mere concept where people will either believe or disbelieve it and forever be in an endless loop of restlessness. But if we bring silence into the conversation, experiencing spiritual things for ourselves, then words no longer matter and we have peace within ourselves.
6. Silence brings reflection
There are some who fear the silence. When there is silence in a conversation, we fill it up with endless chatter so that it won’t get awkward. When there is silence in our environment, we turn on the television or music to fill the area with noises. In silence, we are stripped of all distractions and we are met with facing ourselves. If we are uneasy with our own silence, it is because we don’t feel secure with how we are truly feeling. Once we are at ease with silence, we find that silence welcomes reflection in ourselves, and healing comes when we can reflect within our deeper selves.
7. Listen and understand
We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.” – Epictetus
Not talking means you are listening. When you are listening, you understand. There is no need to come up with something to say. There is no need to worry about whether you are a good conversationalist. And there is no need to try to make out what the person is trying to say.
Everything that you need will come to you if you are open to receiving it.
Exercise: Choose a specific time of day where you will remain completely silent or if you can, for an entire day. Let those know whom you are close to that you will be doing this. Have a pen and paper ready to let them know you are being silent for a while. Also, practice silence out in public or at work, and only speak when you absolutely have to.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE INDEPENDENT?
To be independent means to be free from outside control and not depending on another’s authority yet being capable of taking care of one’s self, while being willing to ask for assistance when or if needed.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE CO-DEPENDENT?
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE INTERDEPENDENT?
There is a difference between inter-dependency and codependency. In codependent relationships, the partners have difficulty being themselves while being in the relationship.
Often, codependent people feel that they “should” be independent. This leads to black-and-white, all-or-nothing thinking: either you or totally independent, to the point of being unrelated, or you are codependent!
In fact, you cannot be both in a relationship and totally independent. The challenge is to be interdependent, recognizing that you need your partner and your partner needs you… but both of you also need to be individuals.
SYMPTOMS OF CODEPENDENCY:
People who have codependent behaviors often have the following symptoms:
- Low self-esteem due to deeply held feelings of shame, guilt, inadequacy, and a need for perfection.
- A need to make other people happy and a difficulty saying “no.”
- Difficulty creating healthy boundaries and distinguishing responsibility for actions.
- A need to control situations, people, and their own feelings.
- Poor communication skills.
- Obsessively thinking about other people and their own anxieties and fears.
- Their own dependency on other people.
- Fear of and issues with intimacy.
- Negative and painful emotions such as depression, resentment, and despair.
Feeling that you’re not good enough or comparing yourself to others are signs of low self-esteem. One thing about self-esteem is that some people think highly of themselves, but it’s only a disguise — they actually feel unlovable or inadequate. Underneath, usually hidden from consciousness, are feelings of shame. Guilt and perfectionism often go along with low self-esteem. If everything is perfect, you don’t feel bad about yourself.
It’s fine to want to please someone you care about, but codependents usually don’t think they have a choice. Saying “No” causes them anxiety. Some codependents have a hard time saying “No” to anyone. They go out of their way and sacrifice their own needs to accommodate other people.
Boundaries are sort of an imaginary line between you and others. It divides up what’s yours and somebody else’s, and that applies not only to your body, money, and belongings but also to your feelings, thoughts, and needs. That’s especially where codependents get into trouble. They have blurry or weak boundaries. They feel responsible for other people’s feelings and problems or blame their own on someone else. Some codependents have rigid boundaries. They are closed off and withdrawn, making it hard for other people to get close to them. Sometimes, people flip back and forth between having weak boundaries and having rigid ones.
A consequence of poor boundaries is that you react to everyone’s thoughts and feelings. If someone says something you disagree with, you either believe it or become defensive. You absorb their words because there’s no boundary. With a boundary, you’d realize it was just their opinion and not a reflection of you and not feel threatened by disagreements.
Another effect of poor boundaries is that if someone else has a problem, you want to help them to the point that you give up yourself. It’s natural to feel empathy and sympathy for someone, but codependents start putting other people ahead of themselves. In fact, they need to help and might feel rejected if another person doesn’t want help. Moreover, they keep trying to help and fix the other person, even when that person clearly isn’t taking their advice.
Control helps codependents feel safe and secure. Everyone needs some control over events in their life. You wouldn’t want to live in constant uncertainty and chaos, but for codependents, control limits their ability to take risks and share their feelings. Sometimes they have an addiction that either helps them loosen up, like alcoholism, or helps them hold their feelings down, like over-working so that they don’t feel out of control. Codependents also need to control those close to them, because they need other people to behave in a certain way to feel okay. In fact, people-pleasing and care-taking can be used to control and manipulate people. Alternatively, codependents are bossy and tell you what you should or shouldn’t do. This is a violation of someone else’s boundary.
Codependents have trouble when it comes to communicating their thoughts, feelings, and needs. Of course, if they are not aware of what they think, feel or need, this becomes a problem. Other times, they know, but they won’t own up to their truth. They’re afraid to be truthful because they don’t want to upset someone else. Instead of saying, “I don’t like that,” they might pretend that it’s okay or tell someone what to do. Communication becomes dishonest and confusing when they try to manipulate the other person out of fear.
Codependents have a tendency to spend their time thinking about other people or relationships. This is caused by their dependency and anxieties and fears. They can also become obsessed when they think they’ve made or might make a “mistake.”Sometimes they can lapse into a fantasy about how they’d like things to be or about someone you love as a way to avoid the pain of the present. This is one way to stay in denial, discussed below, but it keeps them from living their life.
Codependents need other people to like them in order to feel okay about themselves. They’re afraid of being rejected or abandoned. Others need always to be in a relationship because they feel depressed or lonely when they’re by themselves for too long. This trait makes it hard for them to end a relationship, even when the relationship is painful or abusive. They end up feeling trapped.
One of the problems people face in getting help for codependency is that they’re in denial about it, meaning that they don’t face their problem. Usually, they think the problem is someone else or the situation. They either keep complaining or trying to fix the other person, or go from one relationship or job to another and never own up the fact that they have a problem. Codependents also deny their feelings and needs. Often, they don’t know what they’re feeling and are instead focused on what others are feeling. The same thing goes for their needs. They pay attention to other people’s needs and not their own. They might be in denial of their need for space and autonomy. Although some codependents seem needy, others act like they’re self-sufficient when it comes to needing help. They won’t reach out and have trouble receiving. They are in denial of their vulnerability and need for love and intimacy.
By this, I’m not referring to sex, although sexual dysfunction often is a reflection of an intimacy problem. I’m talking about being open and close to someone in an intimate relationship. Because of the shame and weak boundaries, you might fear that you’ll be judged, rejected, or left. On the other hand, you may fear being smothered in a relationship and losing your autonomy. You might deny your need for closeness and feel that your partner wants too much of your time; your partner complains that you’re unavailable, but he or she is denying his or her need for separateness.
Codependency creates stress and leads to painful emotions. Shame and low self-esteem create anxiety and fear about being judged, rejected or abandoned; making mistakes; being a failure; feeling trapped by being close or being alone. The other symptoms lead to feelings of anger and resentment, depression, hopelessness, and despair. When the feelings are too much, you can feel numb.
CO-DEPENDENCY AND ADDICTION:
Codependency and addiction are often closely related, as codependency was first associated with partners of alcoholics. Today, addiction is still one of the most common associations of codependency. How does this work?
People with a drug or alcohol addiction often have a range of problems stemming from their addiction. These may include:
- Issues with work and money
- Problems with other relationships
- High-risk behaviors
- A constant need for emotional support.
The codependent partner does what they can to support the addict through all of these trials and tribulations. There may be token gestures to help the addict get clean, but the addictive behavior is not resolved, and the difficult life circumstances continue.
Indeed, the codependent often helps the addict to engage in harmful behaviors, helps to clean up and cover for them. They may also provide money and other support.
Codependency is not always associated with addiction, but for those who are addicts, there is often a codependent. And, in many cases, the codependent often engages in addictive behavior themselves. It may happen that people in this situation both engage in codependent behavior. More frequently, however, one person will have more severe addiction issues, and the other will support them.
SELF EVALUATION EXERCISE
Preparation: Have your journal ready to take notes.
One Minute Meditation: Take a moment to relax, take a few deep breaths and center yourself.
Begin the Session: Ask yourself the following questions…
Am I co-dependent on anyone?
Am I co-dependent on anything?
If so, what does that look like?
How do I behave?
What or whom am I giving my power away to?
How does it serve me to be co-dependent?
How can I take my power back from this situation?
Is someone else co-dependent on me?
How can I act differently toward them?
Am I dis-empowering them by contributing to their co-dependency or addiction?
Create an action plan: What action are you willing to take to become more independent or interdependent? Write it down.
A vision quest is a solo journey that takes place in nature. It is a time to step back and withdraw and remove ourselves from our personal confusion. Our inner truth emerges from stillness and retreat. This is a time when we are “seeking a vision.”
The vision quest is one of the oldest methods used by tribal people to seek direction in life. Usually, under the guidance of a medicine person, the seeker is sent to a remote location to fast and pray for several days.
The vision quest is a time for us to ask assistance from our spirit allies and ancestors so that our choices will be reinforced by their wisdom. Keep in mind when you are seeking answers that you stay open and accepting of the guidance you receive.
The Lakota Sioux word for Vision Quest is Hembleciya (ham-blay-che-ya). The word Hembleciya means “Crying for a Dream.” Sometimes this ceremony is called “going up on the hill,” because people would often go to a nearby mountain to carry out their Vision Quest.
This is a time to get guidance, clarity and direction on life’s larger questions. These are questions like…
- Who am I?
- What am I meant to do with my life?
- What is my life’s mission?
- What is my purpose in life?
- Is it time for me to change careers?
- What must I do with my relationship?
- What can I do about my health?
Questions like these are often answered on a vision quest when we leave the business of our lives behind for a moment.
Even if you don’t have a burning question, it’s still a good idea to go on a vision quest to explore the depths of your soul. Your soul knows the truth and if we take the time to sit in this quietude, then the answers to all of our questions will become clear. But we first must become still to receive these messages.
Exercise: Schedule at least one day and/or one night where you will take time away from people and situations (around the full moon is best). Bring your cell phone but keep it on silent and put it away. You only have it at this point for emergencies. Create a sacred circle of stones or surround a small area with sage or cedar for protection. Simply become one with nature, be still, watch for the signs, and open your heart to receive the messages from your higher power. Try to stay awake throughout the night but if you do fall asleep, try and remember your dreams. Then you can journal about your experience.
Items to bring: Drum, sage, and any other ceremonial items that you believe may help you.
*Always let someone know where you will be and what time you intend to return.
*Bring plenty of water
The origin of the High Priestess II
The High Priestess is the second Major Arcana card in traditional Tarot decks. The High Priestess is identified as the female indwelling presence of the divine. She wears plain blue robes and sits with her hands in her lap. She has a lunar crescent at her feet, and wears a horned diadem on her head, with a globe in the middle. She is seated between the white and black pillars ‘J’ and ‘B’ for Jachin and Boaz of the mystic Temple of Solomon. The veil of the Temple is behind her, it is embroidered with palm leaves (male) and pomegranates (female). The High Priestess is a card of mystery, stillness, and passivity. This card suggests that it is time to retreat and reflect upon the situation and trust your inner instincts to guide you through it. Things around you are not what they appear to be right now. The card upright represents hidden talents, Intuition, Mystery, spiritual insight, and things yet to be revealed. The card reversed represents information withheld, inner voice blocked, self-awareness has already happened, no more meditation is needed, lack of personal harmony, and secrets. She represents the element of water and her ruling planet is the moon. It is also believed that her divine counterpart would be the hierophant. The Hierophant represents tradition and commitment and is considered one of the marriage cards of the tarot. Together they represent the most powerful couple coming together yet remaining individuals.
A time to search for one’s inner self. A time of reflection. Intuition can at times, be more powerful than logic. Answers lie deep within and require much thought and soul searching.
Knows her value and her worth
Guided by Intuition