Message for August 2018
As the pace of change continues to ebb and flow, and twist and turn, there is a sense that we are finding it harder to know where one chapter of change ends and when the next one begins. It’s as though we are in a big blur of shift, and it’s indefinable and without shape or definition. Of course, as human beings, we have an inherent need to define, but we can’t always get what we want. We already know that life, by its very nature, is unknowable, but it doesn’t stop up from seeking out new barriers of wisdom and learning. There are times to thrive, push and flourish, and yet there are also times to pause, reflect and hibernate. Sometimes we may feel like we need to do it all at once!
Life is confusing, but it has always been this way. If we feel like we have a handle on things, then something usually comes along to remind us that we simply ride the waves, we don’t create them. Yet, is that really true? Don’t we, individually and collectively, create ripples in the great big pond of life? Aren’t all of our actions and inactions a part of the bigger picture? Yet, even though what we do, and don’t do, shapes the essence of life, when it comes down to the ebb and flow of the currents, this is far harder to pinpoint as it feels more universal and less personal.
Of course, much of this boils down to perspective as it’s how we see change that, in many ways, defines how we experience it. Change is an inevitable part of life but many of us resist it and try to outsmart, or outwit, it with varying degrees of success. Endings and beginnings, life is never still. A new beginning projects us forwards, but the ending reminds us of that we are fluid and continually moving. It’s a bit like reading a book, as we turn the page, the last lines of the page dance around our consciousness as we engage with the new page, both blending together, and without each other, not really making much sense.
If we pause for a moment, close our eyes and take a big deep breath, we can sense the interconnected and magical nature of the universe in which we reside. In that moment, life slows down and we can hear every sound, every thought and every moment that has ever come to pass. Infinity is within our hearts and souls, but we so easily forget the miracle of this as everyday life keeps us occupied, slowly erasing the magic from our hearts and souls.
It’s time now to find new ways to let this magic flow more freely in our lives as it’s our willingness to be fully awake and wholehearted that will ultimately open up new ways of living and being for us all. We take solace from knowing we are not alone as so many of us are now stepping from the shadows, to face and release fear, and to live with authenticity and a sense of freedom within our hearts and souls.
Although we may walk alone, intuitively we know that we are not alone as we are surrounded by smiling souls whenever we close our eyes. It’s important to remember to smile and to live with compassion as these act like beacons to others, bringing them warmth and hope. So, just as we receive this, we offer it to others as well, creating ripple after ripple of love.
These are undoubtedly challenging times, but they are also empowering, magical and vibrant as well…
For now, I wish you all kinds of wonderful.
As life continues on its twists and turns, there is a growing sense that you are beginning to allow yourself to take more time to enjoy the ride rather than simply seeing it as a means to get from where you are to where you want to be. At times, you would be forgiven for feeling as though your life has been on fast forwards as you have had little time to take a breath, let alone pause and reflect. You have been so busy that even knowing where you want to be in your life may not be very clear anymore as you are so focused on keeping on keeping on. You have an almost constant stream of things to do, people to see and places to go, and whilst this keeps you stimulated and engaged, there is a sense that some of it has become more automatic as part of ‘what you do’ without much thought as to why you do it.
August looks set to be a month that brings you ample opportunity to pause and reflect on why you do what you do, enabling you to think more consciously about your very long to do list. It’s time to think about what truly makes you happy, what lights up your soul and what doesn’t. Whilst you may not be able to eradicate those aspects of your life that deplete you, by becoming more aware of them, you can begin to find new ways of dealing with them that are less depleting and more life affirming. This is a golden opportunity to reset the balance of your life as you connect to your true priorities and also to your vibrant, passionate essence. It’s time to acknowledge that you press the ‘fast forward’ button, so you can release it too…
As the winds of change continue to gather momentum in your life, there is a growing sense of new awareness rising up from deep within your heart and soul. It’s as though you are beginning to see both yourself, and your life, from a new perspective and you’re realising just how much of yourself you give to others. Whilst you are the glue that tries to hold everyone, and everything, together, even glue needs some ‘me time’ – time just to be, to rest, to reflect and to not ‘do’. Yes, you are stubborn, and you often push ahead even when the tides are against you as you are never one to give up or give in, but sometimes you need to do what’s best for you, and sometimes this means letting go for a while and seeing where the tides take you. Don’t lose sight of what makes you, you, instead celebrate your uniqueness and passion, and allow yourself to find a new balance in your life.
This isn’t about changing the fundamentals of your character, it’s about being a bit less stubborn when it comes to acknowledging your own needs. You are deeply compassionate when it comes to others but find it hard to shine this light onto yourself. Such an act isn’t selfish, it’s necessary as it gives you some breathing space, as well as an opportunity to review where you are, where you’ve been and where you’re heading. It’s easy to get lost in the array of stuff that keeps you distracted on a daily basis and this can grow in size over time and space, so it’s time to start simplifying things, to unravel some of the knots that you’ve become tied up in recently and to take a great, big breath of life…
Your life has become quite fragmented and disjointed over recent weeks and months as you have been trying to be the person you feel you ought to be but, at the same time, not really being sure who that is. It’s tiring trying to be someone without shape, definition or form, and it’s exhausting trying to push and shove to build up momentum when you’re not really sure where you’re heading or why. In short, it seems you have got yourself into something of a pickle as your head and your heart are not on the same page, top this with a fairly deep sense of restlessness and a sprinkling of curiosity, and it’s not surprising you are feeling a little out of sorts. It would be easy to think you’re remaining static through this period of indecision and uncertainty, but this couldn’t be further from the truth as you have shifted exponentially recently, and you are simply not the same person staring back at you in the mirror anymore.
There is a part of you grieving for the old you, the you that felt familiar and easy, yet, intuitively you know you are ready to spread your wings and fly as this is your butterfly time – your time to break out of the cocoon of keeping on keeping on in order to find a brand new way of living and being. The key to feeling whole again comes from honouring your heart and your head, loving your quirks and being truly compassionate with yourself. Letting go of the acerbic, harsh inner critic will also help as this can cut you to shreds if you let it run wild. Being you is both wonderful and a joy, and it’s time to feel this wholeheartedly now with every cell of your being…
There is no one else quite like you. You are a unique being, with a unique perspective and distinctive way of looking at the world. You have always been a little different to your peers, and whilst you have spent long periods over the years trying to fit in and blend, over time, you have realised the value in being you. It’s only human to want to be a part of the flock, but you have never been one for wearing wool or going baa. In many ways, you thrive on the differences, as this gives you a sense of value and meaning, and it inspires you to let your true essence flow more freely in life. It’s not that you deliberately try to be different, but you feel no need to hide or deny it. Yet (and yes, there has to be a yet!), life isn’t all pizazz and extraordinary, there is a great deal of mundane, pedestrian distraction that fills up your life as well. Of course, you know this, but it can be hard to find contentment in the humdrum when your consciousness reaches far wider.
There is a risk that you can sometimes drift away from the here and now as you get lost in the mundane and lose sight of the magic and sparkle. It’s unquestionably hard trying to thrive as a vibrant soul when you’re faced with the washing up, the ironing and cleaning the toilet. Yes, life can be mundane at times, but your inner sparkle never fades, it just gets covered up with stuff and clutter. August looks set to be a month where your pizazz and sparkle re-surface, inspiring you to let your true nature flow more freely, and with love, as you contemplate your path ahead…
August looks set to be a month of revelatory shift for you as you begin to open up to a new level of consciousness that’s been knocking on your door for quite some time now. It’s not that you’ve been ignoring it, well, you have, but you just haven’t seen a way to incorporate it into your already busy life. You are well aware of the need to do things the right way as long as this correlates with doing things your way. Whilst you would never dream of assuming that you are always right, intuitively you know that your way is usually the best way so why would anyone ever question that! You are a passionate and driven soul, and your vibrant, creative intuition brings you innovative ideas and distinctive dreams.
You have a vision of how the world could be, just as you have a vision as to how your life could be. These are held with great esteem deep within the recesses of your heart and soul, and you carry them gently as you walk through life, believing they will come to pass, and you have the courage and confidence to do your best. There is no sense of big-headedness here, it’s just the way you are: your belief is unbending, and this gives you a huge advantage in life as you don’t give up easily. Sometimes this trips you up, but, on the whole, your passion and drive has enabled you to live the dream far more than most. It’s time now to channel your formidable energy towards opening up your heart and soul with more passion and love than ever before as you seem ready to embark on a new chapter in your life, one that’s filled with exciting possibilities, new terrain and much joy…
You are one of life’s deep thinkers and you often find yourself contemplating the meaning of life as you go about your daily tasks. Pondering the interconnectedness of humanity over your cornflakes and wondering what exactly life is as you do your food shopping are part of your everyday world. In short, there is very little that is ordinary about you; you stretch your consciousness far and wide in an attempt to make sense of why things are the way they are. You have grown and evolved to reach a point of understanding that these questions don’t have clear-cut answers, in fact, most don’t even have answers, but you enjoy rolling them around your mind all the same in order to expand your awareness. Of course, this can also sometimes leave you feeling frustrated as you want to know more, but you have found a willingness to be at peace with some of the more unknowable aspects of life.
It can be hard at times to bring your expansive consciousness back to earth as you are far happier drifting through the universal expanse as a bundle of vibrant energy. After such explorations, how can you settle with keeping on keeping on? Of course, you do keep on keeping on, as this is what makes the wheels turn in the bigger picture of your life, but you have realised the importance of following your dreams and making the most of every single moment. Although you can get lost in the mighty expanse of your thoughts, you have seen the preciousness of life and the need to live life now. It’s the present moment that truly matters, not some distant place on the far away horizon. This doesn’t mean stop having dreams, it means living them in the here and now. So, be the rainbow and shine…
You have always been something of a beacon of light, that part of your soul that radiates brightly into the world to inspire, encourage and empower others. You are compassionate and empathic, and you carry great warmth and joy at the core of your being. Your clarity and vision bring shape and definition where there used to be none, and your inner power and courage illuminates the path for others. You are a very selfless soul, often reaching out to others, holding their hand, picking them up when they fall, or simply wishing them well. Your smile reaches across time and space, because it means something. You don’t do something unless you mean it. Yet, this is a side of your nature that you often don’t acknowledge. In many ways this is because it’s such an innate part of you that you don’t realise you’re doing it. This is such a shame, as the more aware you are of it, the more potential you have to channel this amazing gift towards yourself as well.
It’s time now to acknowledge your role as a beacon of light, to be the lighthouse that you know yourself to be. This isn’t only about continuing to help and inspire others, it’s also about illuminating the nooks and crannies of your own heart and soul in order to re-connect to your true path in life. Whilst much of this became lost in the mists of time, and the path may have become tangled with overgrown plants, the way is still clear to see, you just need to look for it. It’s time now for you to connect more deeply with your soul and to dance with the waves of light as they radiate brightly from within. You are ready now to illuminate your world from the inside, out…
Finding peace and learning to love the wild terrain that resides within your heart and soul, has been a long and winding journey for you. You have often tried to tame your inner passion, as you felt you needed to in order to fit into life. As you realised it’s your passion that sources your creativity, drive and wisdom, you have started to let go of the need to stifle and restrain your wild inner world. Yes, it doesn’t always sit sedately for afternoon tea, sometimes it can be unruly and downright awkward, but would you really have it any other way? It can be unquestionably hard being you as, on one hand you try so hard to conform, but on the other hand, your inner wildness just won’t sit still, constantly waving at you, shouting ‘oi, over here!’.
Do you love your wild terrain, or do you try to contain and restrain it? Have you considered being more tender and loving towards your inner wildness as this is, after all, a part of you? Indeed, in many ways, it is you. Trying to be what you intrinsically are not takes a great deal of time and effort, energy which could be much better spent being channelled into riding the waves with your wild energy and finding new ways to thrive. Unchartered terrain isn’t always easy to navigate but you have a built-in GPS, as well as a spiritual survivalist kit that is way beyond the comprehension of most. In other words, how more ready do you feel you need to be?! August looks set to be a month to step into the magic of the unknown and to trust your wild energy to guide you. It is a part of you, so trust it, love it and become one with it…
The fires that burn deep within your heart and soul are full of creative passion and a carefree energy that fills you with anticipation and excitement. You are a free spirit and although life has often had other plans, your free-spirited nature loves to dance and shimmy as though no one is watching. Yet, intuitively you do know that others are watching so you can never be truly sure if you are unhindered or not. It’s a bit like a falling tree in the forest, does it make a sound or not? In many ways, it’s the questioning as to whether or not you are truly free that has become the tether of restriction in your life as the more you focus on it, the tighter it becomes. Maybe you do shape your life in a way that is tempered because you do not walk alone, but does it really matter? Yes, you want to be free, but this is a state of mind rather than a state of being, so the more you embrace the concept of freedom within your heart and soul, the freer you will feel.
This isn’t some new age mumbo jumbo, it’s a fact. Just close your eyes and think about it for a moment and you will know it to be true. So, do you do your best dance despite the restrictions life places on you, or do you wait until that perfect moment when the planets align and you are completely free? Whilst the latter may, at some point, happen, it kind of misses the point about life, as living life wholeheartedly is taking the rough with the smooth, the restriction with the freedom. Life is about living fully in each and every moment rather than sitting and waiting for a perfect moment to come. So, take a breath and dance…
Life is still full of questions. Questions with answers, questions waiting for answers and questions that simply don’t have answers. The latter irks you as you don’t like to feel beaten by the inherently unknowable nature of life, but you are wise enough to know when you need to accept and allow. Yet, do you really know? What if you give up too quickly? What if the answer is just around the next corner? Well, both are possible, but you could spend from now until eternity asking such questions about such questions. How much of your life do you want to spend chasing answers? Maybe the answers are already with you in the here and now and it’s the act of not looking that allows you to see? Are you happy to sit and wait for ‘the big reveal’ when everything suddenly falls into place and makes sense? Whilst you intuitively already know not to do this, there is still a part of you on the hunt for ‘the’ answer. Maybe your energy would be better spent thinking about what you truly want from your life?
No one ever said that life was easy, but there are times when you intuitively know that it has the potential to flow more smoothly. Of course, there will always be pot-holes and dead-ends, but that’s a part of being alive. Admittedly it’s your tendency to question that brings you so much wisdom and knowing, but it also brings you even more questions. Sometimes, you need to let go and instead learn to let be. Letting be, isn’t giving up, it’s a willingness to stop chasing and doing, and to start being. It’s time now to embrace your lighter side and step more consciously into the moment allowing life to breathe into you whilst you breathe into life…
August looks set to be a pivotal month for you as the winds of change continue to gather momentum, whipping up quite a frenzy when it comes to your hopes and dreams. You seem ready to make some big decisions about your path ahead as you re-assess your life and begin to re-focus on your true priorities and goals. You have been hovering at a precipice for quite some time now, poised and ready to leap ahead but not really sure if you’re willing to look over the edge to see what’s below. As a result, you find yourself stuck in-between a moment where you are neither here nor there! It’s only temporary, of course, but it’s a little unnerving to not quite know where you are in space and time. What’s stopping you from looking over the edge of the precipice? You seem ready for change and you are a courageous soul, so the unknown usually offers you excitement and adventure.
It’s important for you to go deeply within to explore any resistance you may be feeling as this is a potent period of your life for change and in order to grab it with both hands, it’s important to be clear about what’s holding you back. In many ways you have broken free from lots of the chains that have previously bound you to old beliefs and fears, but there is another layer surfacing now ready to be let go of. This is something to celebrate as it’s a sign just how far you have come in your own evolution, but there is bound to be an inkling of trepidation as letting go can often stir up feelings of loss and endings. However, the combination of your formidable mind, your innovative creativity and your mighty vision means you have much to be excited about…
As a fluid soul, you often see yourself as a being of the seas, drifting with the currents and riding the crests of the waves. Your watery nature is a sign of your emotional richness and profound sense of empathy. You are a deeply connected soul and embracing your true essence is as important for you now as it has ever been. You spend a great deal of your time with others, helping them, listening to them and supporting them. You give so much, in fact you tend to ‘over-give’ if there was such a phrase, and maybe it’s time to create it as your tendency to over-give has reached a kind of critical mass as it simply cannot be sustained unless you give more to yourself as well. At the same time, allowing others to support you is important and whilst you are stubborn and determined, the art of allowing is a skill you really do need to master.
Although you see yourself akin to a ship sailing around the oceans, in many ways you have adopted the role of a buoy, chained to the ocean floor, feeling stuck and restrained. Yet, you banged the chain into place, so why not release it and set yourself free? Okay, so whilst life is never as easy as black or white, it doesn’t have to be mind-bendingly complicated either. You are a vibrant, passionate and amazing soul, and it’s important you acknowledge this now as you are the only one who can create the shifts required to get from where you are to where you want to be. Of course, part of this involves actually knowing where you want to be! August is a month to re-shape and re-define your path, so get a wiggle on and set sail once again…