Trusting the Process

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Imagine you’re driving down a road at night. The only illumination is coming from your headlights, and beyond that, the rest is a mystery, shrouded in darkness. You trust that the road continues beyond what you can see, so you keep driving, the guidelines painted on the road snaking off endlessly into the hidden distance.

The healing journey is a little bit like that, and so is life. We keep going, because we trust that there will be a next thing, and a next, that we won’t suddenly cease to exist or fall off into planar nothingness. The healing journey is ours to navigate. It’s important that we trust the guideposts to show us the way. In order to see them, though, we must be paying attention.

Doing the work sometimes means navigating through darkness. Sometimes our only light comes from within, but our inner light is the brightest light of all. Once we uncover it, we remember who we are; we remember our truth. We may reach a point where we decide that we want to discard everything that covers up that light. Through a process of healing, clearing, and releasing—one layer at a time—we discover how brightly we can really shine.

As long as we keep moving and keep desiring to heal and grow, we will. No matter how blocked off we are or how deep our pain, we can reach that heart-opened place of allowing where the answers flow to us and the guideposts light up like beacons. Where we flow easily in alignment with our higher self and receive our highest guidance as naturally as we inhale breath into our lungs.

The more we trust, the more we let go of our grip and relax the need to control outcomes. That’s when things start to come together. Great ideas flow to us, solutions spring up in our path, and we realize suddenly how far we have come. We look back on the times we leaned into trust and flowed with the process, and understand that it led us to exactly where we needed to be.

Daily Reading: January 27, 2021

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As the twenty-seventh day of the first month, today may bring good news. Something may be waiting in the wings for you to be ready to receive it. We can receive by opening our hearts and releasing resistance and blocks as we welcome the good. Today, we may also be seeing conclusions as what has served its purpose in our lives begins to wrap up. It may not be time to usher it out just yet, and we are guided to clear up any remaining debris and tie up any loose ends now to encourage its departure. Today highlights our spiritual gifts and abilities, as well as our innate talents. We may be on a discovery path. Healers and lightworkers are continuing to awaken in increasing numbers. Each in their own due time, and when they are ready, as they are ready to serve, will open their hearts to humanity and give to the world as they are guided. Some of us may be awakening now to new truths, clarity, and insights. As these may be subtle, we are guided to pay close attention and to become aware of our own thoughts and the meaning and connections they may have beyond the surface level.

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us fifteen and six. Tenacity, choices, expansion, and commitment to the path are all in focus today. We may be embarking now on a new path, whether we sense it or it is readily apparent. We may sense the energies changing and shifting; knowing and trusting that this is happening to support our growth and expansion eases the way with harmony and grace. There are times to seek balance and times to seek expansion; our intuition will guide us if we are attuned to it. We can navigate the waters of life with ease, even if they become choppy and things are unsettled. When we flow, we can ride the waves rather than fighting against the current, which would only exhaust us and pull us down, slowing our progress. We are being asked to release fear and to trust in the infinite love of Source and the unconditional love of the universe. When we truly believe we live in a loving universe, everything in our experience matches that belief. When we believe otherwise, we receive evidence of that. Now is a beneficial time to look to the stars and consider what wisdom they have to offer us. Stargazing can have a positive effect on us energetically and can bring to our awareness knowledge and wisdom that we already hold within us. 

Mantra: I honor the divine within and open my heart to the knowledge and wisdom that will help me to advance on my path. 

Daily Reading: January 19, 2021

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As the nineteenth day of the first month, today ushers in energies of endings and subsequent beginnings. Changes may be happening rapidly or just under the surface, shifting things energetically in preparation for their physical outcome. Transformation is indicated all around. Notice where your interests are being guided today and trust your intuition, especially when it comes to making decisions. You may find yourself facing choice points; trusting in your highest guidance to make the decisions that are best for you will yield the most positive outcomes. We are reminded that everything is always working out for us, and that the universe is conspiring in our favor, regardless of how things appear to be on the surface. Today, we may become aware of hidden meanings and forces at work, even within the seemingly ordinary and unimportant. We may be rewriting our thinking in ways that benefit us. 

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us sixteen and seven. Sixteen brings energies that facilitate harmony, balance, peace, and love. We may see these energies increasing in our personal and career relationships. Leaning into the warmth of community and familial support provides us with strength and solid foundations, a springboard from which to launch new manifestations from a place of steady footing that ensures our best success. With the seven bringing in energies of good fortune, we are sure to succeed. Happiness, growth, positive change, and welcome manifestations are on their way now. We will soon begin to see, if we have not already, amplified outcomes that bring us increased success and forward momentum in the things that matter to us. We are guided to trust where our interests lie and nurture ourselves intellectually, reading and pursuing courses of study that will broaden our horizons and enhance our future possibilities. 

Mantra: This day, I will make powerful improvements in things that are of importance to me. Today, I am advancing in ways that support my highest path and purpose. I am rising up and elevating in every way. 

Daily Reading: January 14, 2021

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As the fourteenth day of the first month, today sees us making progress and gaining solid footing in matters of importance. Meditation, grounding, and spending time in nature are allies to our strength and improvement, and help fortify us energetically. Our dreams are being made manifest, and we are benefitted by trusting this and strengthening in our faith that everything is working out according to our highest good. 

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us eleven, and two. Eleven is a gateway number that shifts us from one energy into another. Where we choose to focus our energy is key. When multiple ones appear, as with eleven, it is especially important to keep our thoughts positive. Underlying our thoughts are our beliefs, what we hold to be true. Beliefs can work in our favor or they can block us from receiving what we have asked for. We can rewrite beliefs by thinking new thoughts that benefit us and repeating them to ourselves throughout each day. “Everything is always getting better and better for me” is one example. Eleven and two also indicate partnerships, as we are co-creating with our higher selves and with others in the physical plane. We are also in partnership with our minds at all times. When we keep our energy strong and pure through meditation, prayer, creativity, allowing ourselves to experience joy, and doing what makes us happy, we are giving ourselves solid footing to stand on and energetically allowing the foundations of all that is good in our lives to strengthen. 

Mantra: I welcome improvements to me on all levels. I welcome alignment with my highest path and purpose, clarity, unconditional love, and compassion into my heart.

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. 

Daily Reading: January 2, 2021

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Today is the second day of the first month. Today is a day of partnerships, cooperation, harmony, and balance. Co-creation is also indicated today. As we look to our resources and what we desire to create, we realize we can draw from a palette of physical and energetic resources. Our energetic resources can include our desire to reach a specific goal, our knowledge in a particular subject area, and our innate gifts and abilities. In the coming together of two energies in partnership—such as business associates or our allies in the nonphysical—a third energy is created through the synergy. Today may find us pooling our resources, drawing up business plans, writing down goals, and otherwise planning for the future. Setting these intentions now acts as a catalyst that initiates the momentum that will set forth our intentions to the universe and makes our goals build and grow to be returned to us later in manifested form.

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us eight, which indicates prosperity and abundance of all kinds, as well as money, resources, and financial security. We all deserve to thrive, and desiring more for ourselves isn’t greedy. When we can build and grow from a place of security, freedom, and independence, we are setting ourselves up for greater success and our manifestations are better able to prosper. It is from this place that we can bring forth our most meaningful work, as we are able to set our sights higher than ever before without worrying about the mundane aspects of life. We are made for greater things, and when our energies and focus are consumed by lower concerns, there is less room for us to focus and create from a higher place. From a place of stability and security, we can use our greatest gifts and contribute to the world and to our own lives in a much more meaningful way. 

We are guided today to consider what more we would like for ourselves. We are asked to dream big and expect miracles. Miracles are not impossible. When we consider the magnificence of the world we live in, we must consider that our very existence here on this planet is nothing short of a miracle by the standards we consider miracles to be. We are called to set our sights higher. What does your best life look like? You are asked now to dream it, see it, feel it, visualize it, and know that it can be yours. That dream, that vision, is within you because it came from you, from the greater, higher aspect of you that is your divine nature, and you received it because it is possible for you. It is one of many infinite possibilities that you are capable of achieving. What can you learn or look into today that will get you one step closer to your goals? The path to the moon begins with one step. We are guided to put one foot in front of the other and keep taking steps toward our goals, no matter how lofty they may seem. Remember the magnificence of this universe and you will remember that nothing is impossible. You are an extraordinary creator supported by the infinite love of the universe. When you take steps to reach your goals, the universe sees this and is supporting you all the way. You are so very loved and supported, and you are asked to call on your higher allies for assistance whenever you need it.

Mantra: I am infinitely loved and supported. I know that I can reach my highest goals. I am capable of great things. I am here to create and live a magnificent life. I welcome improvements to me on all levels. 

Daily Reading: December 16, 2020

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Today is the sixteenth day of the twelfth month. Sixteen asks us to stay focused on the positive and to maintain faith, trust, and belief in ourselves and in what we wish to create. It can also bring new beginnings and renewal in the realms of home and family. We may see positive forward progress in our close relationships. Today carries aspects of working together to co-create with family, friends, partners, and business associates in a way that has the potential to yield transformative results. There is also a positive momentum available to us that we can build through our focus on the positive and through allowing ourselves to authentically experience high-vibrational emotions such as joy, excitement, and enthusiasm. Where the one and six create seven, there is also an aspect of learning, wisdom, and a growing depth of spiritual understanding. We are asked to tune into our intuition and heed our inner knowing.

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us fourteen, and five. Today may contain events that act as a catalyst for positive change, expansion, growth, and forward momentum. We may be growing in our awareness of the positive potential of change that is currently contained within our lives and that is flowing to us. We may be able to more readily ascertain the positive aspects of new developments that are becoming apparent now. Today could bring shifts in perspective. Allowing ourselves to receive new information, knowledge, and wisdom can help us in manifesting stronger foundations in our lives, both spiritually and materially. Flowing with changes is highlighted now, as is knowing when to take the path of least resistance and when to say no and course-correct. There are energies of The Chariot at play now, and this is the seventh card in the the Major Arcana of the tarot; changes are flowing to us rapidly. We are all in the midst of great change and upheaval that is necessary for our betterment; remembering that these changes are transformative and are happening for our highest good can be helpful. We are asked to know when to stay on our path and when to take a new direction by tuning into our highest guidance and our inner knowing. 

Mantra: I attune to my inner wisdom, divine knowledge, and intuition to guide me. I always see and perceive with perfect clarity and understanding. All is working out according to my highest good.