I wanted to write on New Years Eve but the Universe had other plans..I was in a beautiful cottage near the Pennines with my partner and a couple of our best friends and I got all set up to begin writing when I realised there was no wifi. I took this as a sign and instantly welcomed a further switch off from the internet for a little longer. Over the 2 weeks I was away visiting friends and family (with a little stop off to see clients in Newcastle for 2 days in between which was beautiful) I found it so peaceful to just be in my own energy and of those around me rather than fixated on my phone or emails. I think when you live in London you cherish any time that you spend out of the city, especially when you are getting your well needed nature and family hit. I do find in London that many people come to me with imbalances or blockages within the Root Chakra and this comes at no surprise when we look around us at our environment. Energy moves so fast here in every sense, which of course is a paradox because this is the very energy that actually brings us the drive to help us achieve so much here! It is just about finding balance rather than letting yourself get too sucked into the rushed and hectic vibe which London can be filled with at times. There may not be a lot of nature in the city which also contributes to the Root Chakra feeling out of touch from the earth energies but there are ways in which we can help this..
Look at the Sun rise in the morning or the shimmering Moon at night, meditate, read books or write instead of using your phone when you travel, place your hand on a tree, take your shoes off in the park and feel the ground on your feet. What I have realised is that we can find peace within us wherever we are, after all, we are nature and nature is us.
I have to be honest, I was very much looking forward to this new year beginning. I felt fully ready and open to embrace the new vibrations flowing in as we closed one door behind us and opened another full of possibilities. I know I am not just speaking for myself when I say that 2016 was an intense year too, it seemed to bring many challenges, lessons and hardships for many and I almost felt like the energy was very similar to 2012, it was very direct and powerful and no one was safe from its transformational energy.
On a universal level this makes sense though because if we think in terms of numerology then last year was a Universal Number 9 which in short is all about COMPLETION. Think realisations, truths, processing and endings. Does this resonate with you about what you had to go through last year? I felt like every single shadow aspect of myself was illuminated, almost like I could not hide from absolutely anything even if I tried, but luckily I didn’t want to, I welcomed all of it and saw it as a way to grow and shed old layers which were weighing me down. It was the end of a 9 year cycle so you can imagine all of the stuff arising up within us from all of those years again, like one more final push and wake up call to what we had to work through and resolve before we move on. I saw this quote the other day which really stuck with me ‘To be a warrior is to learn to be genuine in every area of your life - Chogyam Trungpa’
Sometimes we feel like the hardest thing to do is to tell the truth whether it is to others or even to ourselves. I mean who really wants to look at all their baggage? It is so much easier to push things down out of sight and move on right? However that does not help you to evolve, it only weighs you down further and makes you feel stuck in certain areas of your life. We are all warriors but we just need reminding sometimes and that can be in ways which we are not expecting. I truly feel that I have stepped into this year with so much more awareness of self and the world around me and that is thanks to the experiences of last year. My little mantra which came to me after a particularly testing time of growth last year was 'To find your power, you have to lose it first' ♥
After the 9 year cycle comes a brand new one! 2017 is Universal Number 1 which is all about setting forth on this new cycle with INTENTION, VISION and CREATIVITY. Make your hearts desires known. Be yourself. We are all individual beings with our own destiny so never lose sight of your own innate strength and remember that you have the power to create your own reality. You are your own leader. Trust in what you have learnt on your journey up until now and utilise the gifts which the teachings you have gone through so far have given you.
Think about what your passion is and how you see yourself over the next 9 years. We are in a magical time of instant manifestations coming to light. So make sure you set your intentions for the new year wisely and do it from a place of love! If our motives are not from a pure place then we must remember that the universe will match what we put out there! So don’t feed into the negative thought patterns, instead pour your energy into the heart felt thoughts of prosperity and abundance for the greater good of yourself and others. Know that you are worthy. This is a very powerful time so move with it, don't resist it as you are only resisting yourself and your own potential. If in doubt listen to your heart as it will never lie to you.
Today is FULL MOON IN CANCER which is a water sign and the ruler of emotions. What with us beginning this new year and coming out of Mercury in Retrograde last Sunday 8th January it almost feels like we started the year in a bit of a fog but then this week it has started to shift and the sun rays are shining down as things become clear once again. Its like this current energy has bought in a lot of questioning about our path ahead and our own security on this planet. This all comes down to the root chakra too. When our Root is imbalanced which is our 1st Chakra, we can feel unsettled, uncertain and a little out of touch from the physical plane, feeling like our head is up in the clouds, floating around with fear and anxiety that could be holding us back from being grounded. So a great thing to do today would be to grab your earthy crystals like Red Jasper or Shungite and keep them very close. I would also suggest that you try and overcome any worrying about what isn’t happening or what you don’t have and replace it by thinking about what you WILL achieve and what you would like to bring in. Imagine you are already living the life of your wildest dreams. Make the most of this powerful Full Moon and lay down your roots and foundations for the year ahead. Focus on ALL of the positive aspects of yourself and your life right now and be grateful ♡
This is a divine time to cleanse yourself physically and emotionally too. You will be surprised how clear you will feel by throwing out or giving away old stuff in your home which may have stagnant memories and energies. What is your real motivation right now and what could be holding you back from it if anything? Make some more space in your life for what is to come and naturally invite some new energies in. That could mean new friends, work, home or anything you feel you need!
Trust your instincts in this time and try and stay aware of the heightened emotions and ups and downs which this moon my have bought up. Cancer is the sign of emotions so it is likely that it has effected many sensitive beings and made you feel a little on edge and out of balance. Thats okay because you have the tools inside you to deal with it! Take a deep breath, know that you have an infinite source of wisdom within which will guide you whichever way is right for you and most of all be gentle with yourself. Take time out for some self-care whether that is relaxing in a bath or booking in for a massage or healing session. Alone time is even rejuvenating enough to allow your energy to release and reset. January is a time where we can take a bit of a back seat to really focus on ourselves and our dreams, so embrace it lovers ▲