Daily Reading: December 15, 2020

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Today is the fifteenth day of the twelfth month. The number fifteen is symbolic of manifested change. Transformations are underway, and tremendous shifts are taking place. Sea-changes are happening now. Much of this change is happening within, and it is some of the greatest change of all. Supporting this through healing work and going within on a regular basis, and through practices like journaling and meditation, are ways of honoring ourselves. This is some of the most important work we can do when we are on the ascension path. If we are choosing light, transformation, and healing, we are choosing to ascend or rise above what was before. Now is a tremendous opportunity for growth, and we are asked to make use of this window from now until the 21st, when the energies are strongest. The work continues after that, of course, as we can always rise up higher and elevate in every way, and we can always heal on deeper and deeper levels.

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us thirteen, and four. Thirteen can indicate groundbreaking change and karmic clearing. It is also a number of manifestation that indicates new opportunities may be at hand. These opportunities can be linked to the inner work we are doing, and as karma clears and we are able to hold more light because of our healing, we magnetize opportunities to come to us and become more aligned to our life purpose and soul mission. We are asked to forgive anyone and everyone who has ever hurt us or wronged us in any way. As we do so, we are supporting the process of clearing karma. Forgiveness is a way of wiping the slate clean. As we release the baggage we were holding onto, we become lighter and free; this can come in the form of freedom through forgiveness. When we choose light, we are choosing to separate from what is not light. This choice and intention clears the path and makes way for us to forgive others and to clear and release karma with greater ease. We are asked now to lay down our burdens and to rise up like the phoenix, transmuting and transforming our energy through the fire of purification.

We are also asked to examine where change makes us uncomfortable, and why. In the why, there are healing lessons. Knowing where we need to heal is a great gift that allows us to make significant forward progress. Today we are guided strongly to monitor our thoughts and to stay focused on the positive, and also to be aware of our own energy. We can often feel when the energy shifts around us, and whether it is in a way that is helpful to us or not. This awareness is helpful to us in knowing when we need to more strongly protect our energy. We have sovereignty over ourselves and free will, and therefore have the ability to send any unwanted energies away from us. Visualizing ourselves surrounded in golden light can heal our energy and also strengthen it and provides us with powerful protection. Moving forward, not in fear—never in fear—but in love, strengthens our energy. Where we find fear, we are asked to envision its removal as we hold it out in front of us and surround it with a ball of golden light that transmutes it into something beautiful.

Mantra: I allow myself freedom through forgiveness. I choose love. I bless my energy with unconditional love, with grace, and with purified source energy. I bless my communications with truth, clarity, integrity, kindness, and compassion.

Protecting Your Energy

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When we consider that everything is energy, including ourselves, it gives us an understanding of how easy it is to be affected by the things we read, the conversations we hear, and the potential impact of the invisible world around us. Because we are energy, we can also absorb energy. And although we cannot see it in the form of feelings, thoughts, and emotions, these energies are very real and a crucial part of the fabric that weaves our reality together. It almost goes without saying that it is important to protect our energy. Even more so in times of difficulty or adjustment, and especially during periods of upheaval and massive global shifts like we are experiencing now. If you are sensitive to energy, the need to protect yourself multiplies.

I recommend clearing your energy field during meditation on a daily basis and anytime you begin feeling heavy or weighed down. When we absorb energies that do not belong to us, we can experience this as anxiety or sadness or anger, or any emotion that seems to arrive out of the blue. We may also start feeling uncomfortable but cannot pinpoint exactly why, and this could be because we have picked up on something that is not our own. It is so important for our mental and emotional health that we clear anything that does not belong to us and keep our field clear by putting up a protective barrier that we reinforce on a regular basis to shield us against anything that is not for our highest good.

There are several ways to create this barrier. One powerful method is through visualization. You can enter a quiet, reflective space with no distractions around you and visualize an energetic forcefield surrounding you past the outer layer of your aura. Try visualizing this as a sphere with a strong external layer like a thick shell that surrounds you and fills your aura with golden light. Gold is a high-vibrational color that can strengthen your protection and bring you healing and peace. You can set the intention that the only energies that may enter your field are those that are for your highest good, and nothing else may enter. As you make this visualization part of your daily practice, you solidify the barrier more and more with your belief and intention, and in the process, you become better at visualization, which, like many things, improves with practice.

Just as we engage in rituals of physical cleanliness on a regular basis, protecting our energy is an important part of self-care that ensures our energetic cleanliness. In this way, we can make sure we are always our best (and truest) selves as we navigate through life and interact in our relationships, in our careers, and in the way we show up in the world.