Tuning Into the Heart

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The value of tuning into the heart is immense. The heart is the seat of the soul, and when we attune to our hearts, we tap into our own greatest wisdom, to our integral truth, and to infinite intelligence. Yet, it is not always easy to tune in. When our hearts are heavy and filled with the weight of the past or present circumstances, and with heavy energies like guilt, sorrow, and regret, it can block us from receiving our highest guidance, which is always present within us. In order to attune to this and receive the guidance that will allow us to live our best possible lives and our highest possibilities, we have to clear those heavy energies. We hear a lot about letting go, but less about exactly how to do this. It isn’t always instinctive or natural or easy for us to let go, especially when we’ve been carrying around energies for a long time or have unprocessed emotions.

A helpful first step is getting clear on what it is we need to process and what we are still holding onto. We can hold onto energies and heavy emotions for years without being aware that we are still harboring them. They can find hidden places within us, which is where meditation can be extremely helpful, as it helps to shift our energy and clears out the old baggage, even if we are not aware that is what is happening. Journaling is helpful when we are processing emotions, especially when we begin by setting an intention, such as the desire to gain clarity on what needs to go or what is holding us back, how to process old wounds, or releasing the weight of the past.

We are blessed as humans in this manifested physical experience to have allies both in the physical and nonphysical. Archangel Raphael, a master healer, is a great ally in the nonphysical whom we can call on at any time. His color is green, coinciding with the color of the heart chakra. Archangel Raphael can help us to heal our hearts and clear any blockages we may have. When we wear certain colors, like green, we are drawing their energetic properties to us. Wearing green or surrounding ourselves in green when we are on a healing path can be helpful. Similarly, any green crystals, jewelry, or artwork can bring in healing energies to us or the space around us. One option is to create a green room or area where you live that is a space decorated with green objects. This can be a place where you meditate, journal, or engage in other activities that support your healing journey.

Aromatherapy and music are powerful allies, as are the elements and the elemental energies. Water is a masterful healer and a powerful cleanser. Water has many properties—it is a conduit and is powerfully transformative. It also aids us in letting go. Cleansing in water has been a long-held practice through the ages. We see evidence of this in baptism and water ceremonies. When we shower or bathe, not only are we cleansing ourselves physically, but also energetically. When we support this cleansing with our intentions, it is even more powerful. We can take salt baths (dissolving Epsom salts in bath water) and set the intention of being cleansed and recharged energetically.

Beyond the physical act of cleansing in water, we can also call on the energies of water to purify us energetically and to help us let go of and release any emotions we are holding onto. We can do this through sitting in meditation (in water or not) and asking the element of water to support us in healing, clearing, releasing, and transmuting any and all energies that do not serve our highest good. Likewise, we can call on the element of air to cleanse us energetically. Doing this while out in nature, especially on a windy day, can have powerful positive effects. Among other things, the element of air can cleanse our ear chakras of any energies that are not serving our highest good and can increasingly open us up to the ability to hear our guides and allies in spirit.

Meditating with crystals is another method that supports us in tuning into the heart. Green crystals especially are useful in this regard. We are blessed with a myriad assortment of green crystals on this planet; looking up their properties can be helpful in guiding you to a selection, or you may wish to simply allow your intuition to guide you when choosing one to meditate with. Crystals can also support us when we are journaling. Simply having one nearby or wearing one as jewelry or placed in a pocket can help us to receive its benefits.

The healing journey is unique, personal, and individual to each person. It also varies according to our particular life circumstances, situations, and previous experiences. Some of us are healing family karma or wounds through the family lineage, in addition to our own personal energies. What is important is that we take ownership of our healing, set the intentions to heal, and put in the work—whether through meditation, journaling, therapy, or whatever methods are resonant. Spirit reminds us that we are never alone, and our allies in the nonphysical are always ready to help. They are simply waiting on us to call on them for guidance and support. As we continue to attend to our own needs, engage in self-care, and do things that support our healing path, we start to see results over time. We are asked to be patient with ourselves and know that we all heal at our own pace, and however fast or slow it happens is just right for us.

Daily Reading: January 16, 2021

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As the sixteenth day of the first month, today carries aspects of manifestation and new beginnings that bring harmonious results and generate improved balance and prosperity. The aspects of seven also bring in energies of spiritual development, intellectual pursuits, and good fortune, and highlight our exploration into new career endeavors, upskilling and learning new skills, and strengthening in specialty areas. We are encouraged to read more, to explore more information in areas of interest, and to consider how we would like to grow and expand, both spiritually and in our physical lives. Today is a great day to visualize ourselves in a more elevated state of being. We are asked to aim high, dream big, and allow ourselves to receive as we release resistance and welcome the abundance that is ready and waiting to flow to us.

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us thirteen, and four. These numbers underscore the energies of manifestation, new opportunities, stability, and balance. We are guided to ground and meditate today, both to clear and purify our energy and to bring us stability. Old energies are still clearing, and as we release what does not serve us layer by layer, we are best served now by relinquishing our grip on the past, setting down the baggage and the heavy weight we have been carrying, and sending it into the earth to be cleared and transmuted, or visualizing it being transmuted with golden light. Daily meditations benefit us powerfully on all levels, as they clear and stabilize our energy, which impacts our ability to focus and to rest deeply. 

The clarity that meditation provides strengthens us more each day and allows us greater access to our own intuition and higher guidance. Meditation also strengthens our energetic boundaries and our personal energy, which provides protection against energies that are not our own and those unwanted that we may encounter in daily life. It also aids us in clearing ancestral and karmic baggage, which we are still releasing and clearing on a global scale in preparation for the new, brighter future that lies ahead for all of us. We are guided to focus upon the good and positive, upon love and light, and pay no mind to the rest of it. Because we are powerful creators, we can rewrite situations in our minds as we would like them to be, transmuting whatever is undesirable by visualizing and imagining it as we would like it to be. When we are persistent in these efforts, we are sending positive energy to situations that can transform them in positive ways. We are asked to send love and light to those who are in the darkness. 

Mantra: It is easy and natural for me to focus on the positive and to visualize the highest possible outcomes for every situation in my awareness. I ask golden healing light to shine upon the world.

Daily Reading: January 9, 2021

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On this ninth day of the first month, we are in a waning moon phase, headed quickly toward the new moon. Waning moons are times of release and clearing, and these energies, coupled with the nine of today’s date, facilitates endings and closure. We are being asked to surrender, in faith and trust to the divine, all that has been holding us back, and to release all obstacles to the loving hands of the universe for healing and transmutation. Saturdays are ruled by Saturn and are optimal times for clearing and letting go of what does not serve our highest good. Together with the waning moon phase and today’s nine, this day is a powerful time of healing and growth. Today, setting the intention to release all that does not serve us sets forth a powerful catalyst of clearing and transmutation that rapidly gathers momentum to sow the seeds of our intentions in the fertile womb of the forthcoming new moon. As we clear and release from now until the new moon, we are making room for what is new and fertile and for our highest good to prepare to enter our lives.

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us fifteen, and six. Fifteen carries aspects of change that is helping us to grow and expand in opportunities and in our own abilities. We may also be facing certain choices that will impact us in ways beyond our present understanding and awareness. Taking guided action, according to our highest guidance and intuition, is indicated now. The number six is a strong aspect of today and brings energies of harmony, stability, and balance. Tuning in, we may feel guided toward actions and setting goals that improve the balance in our lives and strengthen our connections in harmonious ways. We are asked to consider how we can bring greater harmony to our relationships, not only with others, but also with ourselves, and how we can instill more balance in our daily routines and in our homes. Beauty is indicated now; beauty is an aspect of divine creation that can bring us joy, deep gratitude, and peace. Bringing more beauty into your space, surrounding yourself with beauty, being in nature, and enhancing the environments around you so that they are more relaxing and pleasing to you are ways of positively impacting the energy around you. This in turn has positive effects on your own state of mind and energy, as well as on your ability to create from a deeper, more relaxed space.

Mantra: I allow all that does not serve my highest good to clear, release, and transmute. I welcome healing and the highest light to take its place. 

On Letting Go

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Much has been written about the importance of letting go, but in practice, it is easier said than done. Let go, yes—but how?

As many of us already know, holding onto something anchors us with its heavy weight to past circumstances or relationships, and keeps us in the same unsavory energy that the past moments or energy held. A situation or relationship is a container of energy, similar to a room. When we keep thinking of something or someone in the past over and over, it circulates the energy within that room and perpetuates its momentum, keeping it alive and active within us and within our vibrational field, which also attracts more of the same circumstances to us. If we keep coming back to the same past event, relationship, or circumstances, this is a sign that we may have unhealed wounds around it and energetic cording that keeps us attached to it. This creates an energy leak that saps our vitality and life force, and drains our creative energy. Many times, it also prevents us from moving on into something better and into a happier life and strong, rewarding relationships.

There are many ways we can go about letting go, moving on, and healing. The methods that work for you depend on many factors, including what you respond to, the depth of healing needed, and your readiness to move on, to name a few. Beginning with setting the intention that you wish to heal and move on from the particular energies, situation, or relationship is the first and most important step. When you make this declaration, whether by writing it down, meditating on it, or speaking it aloud, you are setting forth the energy of intention to release, clear, and heal. This in turn establishes a momentum that will continue to build and grow. Calling on your team of light, your allies in spirit, is always recommended. Archangel Michael is a powerful ally when it comes to clearing, release, and cord-cutting, and can help you with letting go. Archangel Raphael is a master healer who works with the heart and will help you to heal on all levels. We have only to ask for the assistance of our allies, and they are ready to support us immediately. Because we have free will, they cannot interfere and so are awaiting our request.

One method of clearing cords is to first get into a meditative state and call in your allies for protection, strength, and support. You can begin by visualizing a protective sphere of golden light surrounding you on all sides, three feet above and three feet below you, and around you in a sphere that reaches past your fingertips when you have your arms outstretched. Eyes closed, you can visualize or feel where any cords might be connected to you. Do you feel pressure in a certain area of your body? Depending on your particular abilities, you may be able to see it or have a knowing of where it is. Consider its significance in light of where it is located. Something connected to the sacral chakra can be tied to past romantic relationships; if it is near the heart, it could be associated with heartbreak; something near the root chakra could be related to familial connections or your sense of security and stability; something in the back could be related to backstabbing; if it is around the throat, it could indicate a person or situation who tried to prevent you from speaking your truth or a time when your voice was not heard or was misrepresented. Often, gaining clarity on a cord’s significance can help us to begin the process of clearing. Sometimes, you may know exactly to what person or situation it is connected. The person or past events may come up in your mind as a way of telling you that something needs to be healed there. You can visualize the cord filling with golden light and gently dissolving. Once it is gone, send love and healing to the area of your body where it was, and see that area filling with golden light and then mending as it heals over. You may wish to send love to the situation and anyone connected with it. You can call on your allies to support you through any part of this process, then thank them when you are done.

It can help to follow this with writing down what needs to be released. You can then burn the paper as a way of symbolically and energetically letting it go and releasing it to the universe to be cleared and transmuted so that you can begin your process of healing. Remember to be kind to yourself during the healing process, and to remember that healing is a journey. Journaling can be a therapeutic tool. Writing down what wisdom you learned from the experience can help you to gain clarity. You can also write down how you would like to move forward and how you would like your next experiences to be better as a way of setting intentions and bringing in positive energy to replace the energy that you have cleared or are clearing. Emotional release can be powerfully cleansing; honoring your need to let go of past emotions through tears or any other method that is brimming to the surface is incredibly therapeutic. We are not meant to stifle our emotions or keep them inside, as this only prevents us from letting go and builds the energy until, one day, the dam bursts. Taking salt baths and walks in nature can also be helpful, as these methods can help restore us energetically and bring us energetic purification and greater clarity. You may find that talking with a trusted friend or spending time with animals is helpful. Art may be your master healer; you don’t even have to be very good at it! Some find great solace in listening to music or playing a musical instrument. Getting in the flow state, however we reach it, helps us to process and heal on levels that we are often not consciously aware of. Feeling joy and allowing ourselves to experience laughter and fun are some of the best therapies in existence. Above all, trust your instinct when it comes to the methods you feel will be helpful to you.

Taking the time to really go deep and examine the emotions behind a situation, and what we are still holding onto, can be exactly what we need. Are we holding onto something for fear of letting go? Would we feel guilty for moving on? Behind our resistance to releasing something is sometimes the need to feel secure. When we examine something in depth, it can force us to look at what we don’t want to look at and can shake our sense of stability. Life was just fine; why look under the rug? The thing to remember is that you owe it to yourself to sweep out the debris of your life so that you can stand on truly solid footing. And sometimes, that means taking a deep look at some heavy subjects and memories so that you can dredge them up out of the waters of your subconscious and clear them out for good. It’s important that we pay attention to our feelings. What is ready to be released has a way of bobbing back up to the surface repeatedly until we get out the scuba gear and the net and take a deep dive to fish it out of the waters and cast it out for good. We owe ourselves that. We deserve to live our best possible lives, free and clear and unencumbered by the past.

Some may find that letting go is a decision. It often starts with the desire to heal and move on from something. This establishes an intention energetically, and when you follow that with a clearly stated intention, whether spoken or written, it adds more power to the momentum of your desire and keeps it building and growing as you go through the process. You may feel guided to take certain steps along the way to facilitate your journey. We are all unique, and we all heal in different ways. What’s most important is to honor yourself throughout the process. Making time for yourself, however hectic your schedule may be, is crucial. There are times when we need to put ourselves first. When we allow ourselves the time and space to process and heal, we can show up as better and more authentic versions of ourselves, both for us and for the people in our lives.

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.

Daily Reading: December 12, 2020

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Today is the twelfth day of the twelfth month. Today’s 12/12 portal brings in powerful energies that are supporting humanity in its ascension. The healing and clearing we have been doing all year continues through the end of month with potent impact as we are continuing to clear and release karma, old timelines, family histories, old DNA structures, and densities to bring in more light. Anchoring in the light is important as we make room for more light within our energetic and cellular structures through the healing work we are doing. This is preparing us for ascension and allows us to more fully receive the light codes and energetic upgrades that are coming through in this portal, which is strongest now through 12/21, the day of the solstice. This work is vital to help us to bring more peace and light unto the world, as we first find the peace and healing within; the journey to humanity’s ascension begins within each one of us as individuals. In this way, the journey of one is the journey of all. This is especially important work for lightworkers and wayshowers, who, when activated and in alignment with the higher self, are more powerful than millions who are not in alignment.

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us ten, a number of completion and fulfillment that also, like twelve, indicates the ending of one cycle and the subsequent beginning of the next. We may be awakening to a new consciousness, to aspects of ourselves that were dormant within us, energetically and in our DNA, that are switching on now. We are being activated in many ways and can support and strengthen this activation through daily meditation, which allows us to hold more light. Like the caterpillar enters into the chrysalis to die to its old self and be reborn into something magnificent, we are rising up. This is a time of transformation that is especially powerful for the lightworker. The bringers of light must necessarily encounter the darkness. Many of us at this time are experiencing internal, spiritual transformations that are opening up and strengthening our gifts and abilities. We must die to the old in order to awaken to the new. We must go within (the underworld, the chrysalis) to emerge transformed from the cocoon, to be able to spread our wings and fly. The caterpillar goes from crawling on the ground to soaring above it all. This creature holds its potential, possibilities, and beauty within itself. It only has to be ready to go within and to die to what it was in order to be reborn. We are asked to be the light unto the darkness, even when we are surrounded by it. We illuminate from within; this light comes from the heart. When we cannot see with our eyes, we must see with the heart, and shine our light brightly to illuminate all. We are more powerful and more magnificent than we may ever know from our human perspective. It is important to trust this, to allow ourselves to soar with confidence, freedom, and a knowing of our own worthiness so that we may rise up into our highest path and purpose and pave the way for a better future—for the bright, new earth that is becoming.

Mantra: I welcome powerful, positive shifts and transformations. I am continuing to rise and welcome more light as I release densities and clear that which does not serve me. I shine my light brightly for all to see, and my light grows brighter and brighter all the time. 

Daily Reading: December 3, 2020

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Today is the third day of the twelfth month. Three carries energies of community, celebrations, manifestation, the prosperous results of collaborations, and fruitful partnerships. Three also relates to joy, inspiration, freedom, happiness, fun, and enthusiasm. We are guided to do what we can to embrace and embody these energies and to allow ourselves to rise up into these elevated emotions so that we can experience higher states of being. In this way, we also impact the energies of those around us. However, each person is responsible for their own state of being and their own emotions. Regardless of the emotional states of those around us, we can always take ownership of our own emotional state of being and choose joy and love above all.

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date yields ten, and one. Where ten represents the end of a cycle, one indicates new beginnings and opportunities that may lead us down new paths. These changes are for the positive, and we allow more of what is good to flow to us when we release resistance and open up to the path ahead. Flowing into what comes next while directing our focus and attention to where we want to go and our desired state of living and being is a way of making the best use of the energies at hand to shape our reality. Allowing things to manifest in their own time and honoring divine timing may be important, as is continuing to believe in what we desire, and knowing when to release it to the universe. One is also a number of focus and determination, and reminds us to set goals for the path ahead so that we can embrace the fresh starts, opportunities, and newly developing manifestations to shape them with our focus, according to our desires.

We are guided to continue clearing our path this month. Doing this a little each day will help us prepare for the new year ahead. Spending a little time each day considering what energetic debris lies on your path and what you can clear to make room for joy and abundance may serve you well. Surrounding the energetic debris with light in visualizations can help transmute it. Feeling through the emotions that accompany it may be necessary to allow it to release; as you release emotionally, you can give those emotions to the universe and to your allies to be transmuted and ask for your own healing, then visualize yourself surrounded with golden healing light. Even what feels like small efforts amount to something substantial and potentially life-changing over time. We are always changing, always growing, always loved and supported in all that we do. 

Mantra: I greet this day with an open heart and welcome joy and love. I release and transmute what does not serve me and invite light to take its place.