Warning: Rant Ahead (The Lightworker Community Has Our Collective Heads Up Our Butts)

OK, so it’s an Aries moon which can bring up some pretty blunt feelings to say the least. And there’s a dynamic in the lightworker community that I’m starting to feel really needs to be brought up and addressed. 

(Do you sense a rant coming on? Don’t say you weren’t warned!)

So here goes: It feels to me like in a certain respect we as a spiritual community have had our collective heads up our butts. (Myself included.) 

We have been so busy purging and fighting the inner demons and all that crap that we’re just forgetting that we’re here to be in the world and make it better. Just one moment at a time.

Not run out and be super warriors and save the world. I don’t mean that. (It’s authentic for a few but I don’t think for most of us.) I’m actually struggling for words to express what I mean, but I think Tolkein portrayed it pretty well when he described the Shire. The magic of normal, every day, drama-free existence. Just working towards being grounded and HAPPY. 

Yes, I know there’s a lot of heavy stuff out there in the world. A LOT of stuff still be purged. A lot of work to do. I’m not denying that. And we are doing a great job with the necessary purging, we really are.

It’s just that I think sometimes as a collective, the lightworker community gets a little stuck in a rut and starts recirculating that “stuff” instead of really just sending it off to the light and being done with it. 

A friend of mine put it best. She called it an “addiction to drama.” 

Are We Addicted to Drama?

There is a lot of fear showing up right now, even from highly spiritual people. Fear of taking on others’ energy. Fear of being misguided, manipulated, led astray.

And yes, one has to practice discretion and common sense spiritual protection. But fear begets fear. And focusing in on these things is like walking down a dark alley with your wallet bulging out your pocket.

Honestly. Spend a little while on YouTube or in lightworker chat rooms and you’ll hear all sorts of stuff. Like conspiracy theories: “we’re being manipulated,” blah blah blah and maybe we are – but think about it. What happens when a whole bunch of us start focusing in on how we are being manipulated? Getting us all caught up in following conspiracy theories sounds like an awesome way to take us out of real action to me. We’re doing it to ourselves.

And how about this one? “Life on Earth. Oh, man. This sucks. Can’t wait to go home. ”

Excuse me, but fuck. Yeah, it’s not all perfume and roses down here, but that complaining really stinks. Frankly, it’s just become a major distraction. 

I think sometimes if we just forget ourselves for a minute and just choose to be in the world a bit more and enjoy and appreciate the mundane, everyday things that are here – the flowers and nice food and each other, even stuff like toothpaste or the smell of a newly sharpened pencil, just really notice and appreciate it all showing up in our lives-the world might just become a little more magical a little quicker.

We are such empaths, the lot of us. We ping emotions off each other. The whole dissatisfaction thing is exhausting and an energy drain. Why not start to really consciously, collectively decide  we’re just ready to be DONE with it? 

Seriously. What would happen if every time we caught ourselves complaining, we shifted to finding something to praise or be grateful about instead? 

We know this. It’s just we don’t always do it. But maybe it’s time to level up a bit and get a bit more conscious and a little more diligent about practicing. As a COMMUNITY as well as on an individual level.

It’s time to step into our power, don’t you think? But that takes a LOT of discipline. And a lot of awareness.  Starting with recognizing crappy emotions that aren’t really ours as what they are- bullshit.

I am just as guilty as anyone of this stuff. That’s why it’s coming forward for me so strongly right now. Haha – another purge! But maybe one that will help to clear up some of this stuff that has been floating around like space garbage gunking up the ethers for all of us.

So what can we do about it? 

In addition to what’s mentioned above, here are some suggestions, offered to me by Archangel Michael.

  • Take the time to check in and reconnect. Refill your cup. That is how to maintain the joy. Trust in what you know is true. Go within.
  • Do not buy into others’ fear, no matter how advanced they may seem. 
  • You can choose the emotions you want to. That is, emotions are served to you as though on a platter. You are free to select those that meet your needs. Think about that!

I can feel the rant coming to an end. So I’m going to close with this:

“Is it my shit, or someone else’s?”

It’s a lot easier to get rid of stuff if you know it isn’t yours. So I asked Archangel Michael how to tell if the “stuff” I am experiencing is my own crap I need to work through, or if it’s stuff that’s actually someone else’s and doesn’t even belong to me. 

archangel michael

Here is what he told me:

“The short answer is, none of these emotions are ‘really yours,’ and all are. You are the all, and you are the void. You are the consciousness. You have the power to decide. You are never ‘under the control’ of another, you can’t be hijacked or attacked, unless this is something you choose to experience.

You are invited to begin the practice of discernment, not just distinguishing between things, but in actively choosing them. Just as you select the palette of colors you will use in a painting from all the colors available to you to use, you may choose the emotions you wish to play with from all the ones presented to you. In this way you begin to paint the picture of reality that you want to create.

What do you think? Time to REALLY start creating the reality we want, rather than the one we’re afraid of?

Spirit Animal Reading for 9/14/2018: Hawk medicine for if you’re feeling stuck or challenged

This has been an interesting week. Seems like there’s a lot of intense energy swirling around the planet. Or maybe weird stuff going on in the stars. Or something! I’ve had a lot of people mention feeling emotional, vulnerable, etc. Personally I’ve been experiencing some sort of cleansing reaction and a recurrence of flu-like symptoms (but it wasn’t the flu) that had followed me all through this past summer’s eclipse season. Fun stuff, for sure!

If this has been a bit of a rough week for you, too, today’s spirit animal reading is for you. The Hawk power animal came forward with a great reminder to keep it in perspective.

I was shown Hawk soaring, just scanning the landscape. I’m told they will do this in part to case out the scene for potential good hunting spots.

I’m seeing this as a reminder to rise above it when things seem challenging. To utilize the positive aspect of the element of air – which corresponds to our mind, our mental ability to think logically.

If you’ve been working hard on yourself, on raising consciousness or manifesting abundance, etc. and are feeling stuck or challenged, take the time today to sit back and look at the big picture. Look back to a year ago, and you will see the progression you’ve been actually making. Wow, right? 🙂

There’s a bit more, but I’ll let you watch the video to catch it.

Have fun, and if you like, post your observations below.

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Spirit Animal Reading for 9/13/18 – Bison’s Tip for Abundance Right Now Today

Every day this month I am doing a spirit animal reading on my YouTube channel from my spirit animal oracle card deck.

The power animal coming forward for today is Bison, or Buffalo.

Bison is very often associated with Abundance, and that’s what came forward in this spirit animal reading.

I was shown the Bison feeding, and a great expanse of green grass underfoot. Bison asks: what sort of Abundance is waiting for you right under your nose today? The encouragement is to keep your eyes open for it, in whatever form it takes – and to be ready to reap the harvest when you find it.

Watch the video to find out the unexpected cache of something awesome I found in my sock drawer literally right after I pulled the card! 🙂

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Buffalo spirit animal painting with crows

How has Abundance showed up for you today? How did you express your gratitude for it?

Spirit Animal Reading for 9/10/18: Monday Morning Owl Medicine

Today’s spirit animal reading brought up Owl. A big part of Owl medicine has to do with stealth.

If you’ve ever looked closely at an owl feather, you may have noticed the fringes at the edges, which is what gives Owl its somewhat soft, raggedy appearance compared to other birds.

owl feather

Even the feather fibers themselves are a bit furry.

owl feather

This feather feature helps to break up the air as the owl flies, effectively muffling the sound and allowing it to fly silently through the dark night air.

So this stealth can manifest in our lives in both positive and negative ways.

In its negative form, it can look like sneakiness or manipulation. So today, be aware of the possibility of manipulation. This could look like someone trying to slip something past you, or sneakily trying to influence you (whether consciously or not.) Or, it might be your lower self exhibiting sneaky or manipulative tendencies.

But let’s not spend too much time there, because I’m feeling that today we want to focus on the positive use of stealth.

Think “cloak of invisibility,” or maybe the Underground Railroad. There are times when it can be really advantageous to simply keep quiet and slip around doing your business or moving through undetected.

Maybe you just want to get some work done without getting caught up in office drama, for instance. Owl medicine can help you lay low.

How? Start by keeping your mouth shut! 😉 But also keeping in mind that strong emotions produce energy that can get you noticed, sometimes not in ways you want. So if you are feeling upset or frustrated or angry, take a little time to “soften those edges”, perhaps with a few deep breaths or a 5 minute yoga break.

A side benefit of keeping silence is that it opens up the opportunity to listen.

Owls are great at listening – in fact they locate their prey with their ears (watch the video to find out how.) It’s amazing what useful bits of information you can pick up simply by keeping your ears tuned!

So to put it succinctly, that’s the message for today from Owl: shut up and listen!

Try it, and see where it takes you.

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Spirit Animal Reading for Sept. 8, 2018 – Frog power animal wisdom

Are you an intuitive or a more logical person? Either way, the Frog power animal offers encouragement today for how to increase the power of your thought.

This video also will give some insight into the spiritual meaning of Frog. I’ll try to create a full length blog addressing the Frog power animal meaning sometime in the next few months, but for now if you are simply looking for Frog spirit animal meanings, this is a good place to start.

Has Frog shown up in your life lately? Share in the comments below!

And be sure to follow me on YouTube for daily readings throughout September, 2018. (Heck, even if September is over, follow me anyway. I post cool stuff, promise!)

Frog totem animal