Return to the Breath

The mind is a powerful tool, one that is best harnessed toward one-pointed focus. Time and again, it so often focuses on things outside of our control, projecting judgments on the past and fear of what is yet to come. In the tides of the Universe, gain and loss, pleasure and pain, we can only control our state of awareness, how much presence we can bring to every moment. When the mind is focused on fear and worry, it takes us out the present and the heart space, making it difficult to hear the gentle whisper of our intuition.

Taking deep yogic breaths brings us back to the present, where we live from the heart. We may be breathing shallowly from the top of the chest,  causing the body to hold tension. The energy needs to flow freely, and we can facilitate this process by bringing our focus to the breath.

Practice bringing conscious awareness to the breath by exhaling, emptying the lungs completely as the navel moves gently in and up toward the spine, and inhaling fully, expanding the belly and diaphragm. Take the deepest breath you’ve taken all day, fully filling the lungs from the stomach up to the top of the chest. Release any built up tension with an audible sigh through the mouth. Continue the deep inhale and exhale through the nose, and notice the shifts you feel within a minute. Even a few cycles of this conscious breathing can create a wave of peace through your entire being.

The breath is truly the vehicle of the divine. It is how we detoxify, bring oxygen to the body, and take in prana, pure source energy and light. When the mind detours into anxiety and worry, return to the breath, and you will witness the pure awareness that is love.

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As part of our commitment to uplifting others and the environment, Earth Angels are guided to make changes that bring harmony to our inner and outer worlds. This includes not only what we eat, but also what products we choose to use for personal care and beauty. One of my missions is to choose natural and organic whenever possible, in order to limit the negative impact my choices have on the environment and my physical body. This also coincides with a shift to a more minimal way of living, but one that is nonetheless filled with beauty and abundance. Acknowledging that our choices effect the greater whole, and taking responsibility for even the smallest choices, we are empowered to make conscious decisions, creating a more harmonious existence.

Earth Angels are super sensitive to chemicals and we are truly being guided to detox from unhealthy, harmful products. For example, I’ve been guided to change my self-care routine to be in alignment with my heart by not using toxic chemical-laden perfumes, lotions, and sunscreen. Instead I opt for pure essential oils, coconut oil, and mineral sunscreen. Our body naturally produces Vitamin D through natural sunlight, which is vital to feeling happy. Another loving shift is to use fluoride-free toothpaste, as fluoride is a neurotoxin that is also present in our drinking water. It is best to avoid your exposure to this by changing to a natural toothpaste like Jasons or Desert Essence.

Harsh chemical lathering agents in shampoo can be replaced with baking soda and apple cider vinegar for the hair, and coconut oil & honey as a conditioner. Baking soda, fine sugar, and sea salt also work wonderfully as body scrubs. Lush makes natural soaps that do not contain preservatives. Dr. Bronner’s castile soap is another great option. Aluminium in anti-antiperspirants is also a concern, as it is the body’s natural process to sweat. I suggest trying a natural deodorant made from mineral salt. It lasts a long time, works well, and does not contain aluminum.

The angels are guiding us to shift, so tune in with your heart and hear their gentle messages. I recommend checking out the Skin Deep Cosmetics Database to see what chemicals are in your daily products and shift to a healthier option that has less of a negative environmental impact. The Free People blog has many natural beauty DIYs including face masks, lotions, deodorant, and hair care. Also check out this article, The Key to Going Natural. These small, gradual changes lead to great energetic shifts as we all move into alignment with our soul’s yearning to be one with Universal will.

Bless.

Jupiter in Leo

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On July 17 Jupiter, the benefic planet of good luck, wisdom, and philosophy moves into the fiery sign of Leo, urging us to connect with the heart and shine our light. Leo is compassionate, generous, and creative, and adores to be in the spotlight. Jupiter is the teacher and guru, and his influence expands whatever it touches. In the sign of Leo, we are gently encouraged to connect with our inner child and foster our creativity, self-care, and self-expression. Leo loves to laugh, dance, play, and create. Shine your heart’s light in all that you do, and the Universe will bless you with unexpected gifts and opportunities, especially while assisting others on their path.

When you share your authentic self, in all your vulnerability, power, compassion, and love, you inspire so many others. You may not even realize it, but trust that what is best for you is also best for everyone else. Because we live in a fractal universe, the microcosm is but a reflection of the whole. And so when you are happy and living in the highest vibration of your truth, that creates harmonic patterns within the entire Universe.

The Leo energy is warm sunshine and heart-centered creativity and self-expression. Jupiter in Leo is all about having fun, laughing, playing, and connecting to our beautiful inner child. With this in mind, know that when you focus on what makes you happy, you effectively ground in more light and inspire many, many others, simply by the elevated vibration of your being. We are all channeling Source, and an aspect of that is our soul’s unique expression!

Full Moon in Sagittarius

The Full Moon is a time of heightened energy where we can ride the high tides of the ethers and direct our intention toward that which we want to create. This is a powerful time to contemplate your dreams and clearly, consciously decide what you want to bring into this world. Collectively, we are grounding in this new paradigm of oneness and harmony. What we direct our thoughts and energy toward should be closely considered at this time. With greater awakening affords greater responsibility, and therefore, the focus on our intentions must be unwavering.

Take some deep breaths, bringing yourself back again and again to the present. Remember the breath is the vehicle of spirit, and as you practice conscious breathing, you are able to hold more and more light within. Yes, you are here to be the lighthouse for others! As you stand in your peace, authenticity, and grace, you unknowingly inspire and awaken so many others. Never doubt the power of your full presence, your compassion, your smile, laughter and happiness.

Many Blessings on your path.

Essential Practices for Earth Angels and Empaths

Those who identify as healers, empaths, and Earth Angels are extremely sensitive to energy. On a daily basis, some essential practices can help us find harmony even when the external environment sways our mood. If you feel drained, irritable or negative after spending time in a certain place or with certain people, that is a sign that you need to protect and reset your energy. Empaths and Earth Angels channel so much energy through them, and may take on the energy of others.

Meditation is the number one way to reset your energy, especially with a devoted practice to start the day. When you are going about your day and you feel your energy begin to drop, take a short meditation, tuning into the breath, completely filling and emptying the lungs. Release stagnant energy with an audible exhalation through the mouth. Continue the full cycle of yogic breathing for 30 seconds or 1 minute, then see how you feel.

Make a commitment to lucidity. This means being devoted to maintaining your own high vibration, even in the midst of chaos. Pinpoint the things in your life that lower your energy. What steps can you take to protect yourself in those situations? What do you perhaps need to give up? It may be a low-level habitual pattern that served you in the past, but is no longer working for you. You may be asked to let go of a thought-form that served as a from of protection in the past. Get real, clear, and honest with yourself in contemplation. This is also a commitment to your self-love, so devote nonnegotiable time to those things that bring you childlike wonder and joy.

Create a personal sanctuary in which you can retreat and recharge. You need a safe, clean, high-vibe dwelling, even if its a corner of your room for meditation. I recommend adding crystals and plants that you charge up with your intention and healing, which in turn will create a more harmonious space for you to dream, contemplate, and reset your energy.

Nature time! Connecting with Gaia is soothing, nurturing, and grounding. In the sunshine and cool grass, your aura expands and cultivates that feeling of oneness and connection with all that is. Be still and silent, taking in the lessons and secrets Gaia will share with you.

 

Fresh Start

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“Those who are certain of the outcome can afford to wait, and wait without anxiety.”
- A Course in Miracles

The New Moon in Taurus invites us to look ahead with optimism, planting the seeds of our deepest desires. It is a wonderful time to dwell in the quietude of meditative contemplation, to commune with nature, and set intentions for the future. Bask in the glory of the sun, allowing it to dissolve any negativity within or around you. At this time, we are assisted in leaving behind the baggage of fear, worry, and outdated contracts. Detouring into fear is no longer a viable option. Instead, we look to future with the intention of conscious evolution.

Taurus is grounded, practical, and dependable. We can tap into the Taurus energy of focus and determination in order to bring our manifestations into form, as this sign rules the physical world. When we align our thought, word, and action, we clearly communicate that we are a vibrational match for our desire. We are ready to receive abundance, love, and limitless possibility. We are ready to take action on our heart’s calling, our soul mission.

New Moon Eclipse in Taurus

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April 29 is the New Moon ~ Solar Eclipse in Taurus. Whenever an eclipse is involved, the moon is super-charged, so there will be a lot of energy behind your intentions. This moon is perfect for getting back in touch with your body through yoga, meditation, exercise, and serene nature time. Get back to the basics with quality food, hydration, and sleep. When you devote time to self-love, you feel refreshed and nurtured. It is also a great time to receive energy work, massage, or acupuncture.

Taurus is ruled by Venus, signifying pleasures, the beautiful things in life, romance, and the physical embodiment of the Divine Feminine. She is earthy, sensual, and grounded. She tends to Gaia’s abundant plants, flowers, and animals. This New Moon in Taurus, I invite you to have a sacred ritual in nature to get back in touch with your heart and your body, this beautiful physical form, a vehicle of the divine.

Begin the New Moon with an astrology reading or mermaid oracle card reading.
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Future Focus

Today the Grand Cardinal Cross is exact and we are all feeling the intensity of massive change underway. Know that we’ve already been on this journey of epic awakening and transformation since 2012, the beginning of what Mystic Medusa refers to as the Zap Zone, Uranus in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn. Add Jupiter and Mars to the mix, squaring the whole thing, and a potent initiation period is well underway. The key to navigating these times is compassion, forgiveness, and ultimate transformation. We are not here to play small any longer, or to succumb to old ways of thinking, being, and living.

This time about self-responsibility, finding that inner fire to grow and change in new directions, without needing the approval of any external source. Uranus in Aries is about individuation, evolution, and harmonization of the whole. Channel this energy into loving yourself, living in your truth and power. The cosmos is gifting us with this lovely transformational energy, assisting us in aligning with our soul’s highest purpose and desire to experience Oneness.

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“Conspire with yourself to become even more Awesome. If you’re up for making an positive and productive evolution to any area of your life whatsoever, this astro is onside, supportive and capable of steeling resolve, speeding momentum. If you’re stuck or trying to will a dysfunctional structure into maintaining its form you may want to re-think your stance. Now.”
- Mystic Medusa

Full Moon Eclipse in Libra

This lunar cycle, it is all about relationships, our most powerful mirrors and opportunities for growth. Libra invites us to harmonize and balance all aspects of our lives. Energy is amplified and coming to a powerful culmination point later this month during the Cardinal Grand Cross. This is a potent initiation period where we are being called to step up and act upon the divine guidance we are continuously receiving. It is not a time to start a conflict, but rather, a time to recollect ourselves, tune back in, and move closer toward our desires. We are asked to act with integrity and responsibility. This is no longer a time to be complacent or backtrack into old ways of being. With Pluto turning retrograde today, the depths of the psyche are bubbling up to the surface. Anything old and stale is on its way out as we clear the space for better things to come.

When we flow with our inner divine guidance, we allow the Universe to support us in magical, unexpected ways. We can choose to flow with the energy, or the Universe will lovingly yet forcefully make the changes for us. When we take that leap of faith, we are always supported. The Universe rewards those who trust unconditionally in their path. This Lunar Eclipse is a time to set some powerful intentions. Dream bigger, clearing the blocks to receiving love and abundance.

Blessings.