Our energy is speaking to us loud and clear this year. Well it always has, only we are now hearing it and feeling it in a stronger way. When energies are super high as they will be from now on in, everything within us and in our lives that is not true to how our souls would like us to be is highlighted, felt more intensely, seen more clearly and often released or changed completely with or without our conscious desire. So, depending on your perspective this can feel totally liberating, or leave you feeling quite dishevelled.
Inner and outer turmoil forces us to ask the questions: What needs to change? What do I need more of? What do I want less of?
We are really being called to be true to our heart and soul this year more than ever. So when you are feeling flat and exhausted it's a good opportunity to ask yourself:
- What is out of balance here? What am I doing too much of? Or too little of? Am I giving out more than I am receiving? You can't be of any use to anyone with an empty cup. Take time to fill yourself with things that nourish you. It can be as simple as having your cup of tea in a really special cup, going outside for 5 minutes, or taking time out to check your inner emails by way of journalling, meditation or some freestyle crayon drawing/painting.
If you find yourself feeling hyper-sensitive or hyper-emotional (not just now but anytime in this coming year), there is a message there for you somewhere:
- Are you holding on to an outdated belief, emotion, perspective, habit etc that is past its expiry date and wants to be let go of asap? It will no longer feel good, a hundred times more than usual.
- Are you feeling something that isn't yours? As sensitives it is easy to 'feel' what someone else is feeling. Sometimes you consciously recognise it isn't your emotion, other times you don't realise, simply feeling more and more drained/irritated/angry without knowing why. We need to take care that we don't take on energy and emotions that don't belong to us. If you aren't sure just say:" If this is not mine please leave" and see it going out to the Universe to be dealt with however appropriately.
- Keep your energy clear. We have water showers but we forget to have energy showers! You can visualise your energy being cleansed, you can smudge with sage, or you can say whatever affirmations feel right for you (link with ideas below). Once you get in the habit of doing this it starts to happen naturally.
We have to be more discerning, with greater boundaries than ever before, when it comes to the energetic environment within us and around us. The analogy I used in my 2015 report was that we have become allergic to that which doesn't serve us. This is just as true for emotional and mental toxins, as it is for environmental toxins.
It is more important than ever that we find ways to stay in a good, high vibrational space, and really pay attention when we are responding in an old pattern kind of way to something.
Tips and Tools For Getting Centred and Connected
You can say any or all of the following. Feel free to tweak words, add to or change to make it feel right for you!
"I am filled with love, surrounded by love, protected by love and guided by love"
Imagine it as you say it. I see a column of light coming from the Source of All, entering me, filling me, expanding out to surround me, protecting me like a big egg, and guiding me. You may see it differently, or choose to see it in a total other way!
"I am connected to my higher self, highest source of truth, love and light, and to the core of Mother Earth."
I imagine a column of light going up from my centre, up up up to the highest source, and down to the centre of the Earth. You may have your own idea of what the higher source is, or have no conscious definite knowing of what that is - just ask that it be the highest source for you and trust you don't have to consciously know what that is in order for it to happen.
"I am aligned with my best possible self, best possible reality and best possible movement forward on all levels: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, cellular, DNA, ancestral and etheric, and all the chakras."
Again, feel free to add, change, delete anything to make it feel right for you.
"Thank you for my health, thank you for my partner, family, friends, work, income, home...etc"
A daily appreciation makes you feel good, reminds you of what you have, and opens the door to that continuing and expanding.
I make all of the above part of my daily meditation. It doesn't have to be a big sit down event (although a sit down meditation is of course more beneficial!). Sometimes I don't make the time to do that, so I just say the above things, kind of like brushing your teeth on the run! It just takes a minute, but it will make a huge difference to how you feel.
Meditation: On the note of meditation, closing your eyes and focusing on your breath as it goes in and out of your nose is one of the best ways I know to clear your mind, get centred and connected. Whether you do it for one minute, ten minutes, half an hour or more is up to you! Highly recommended to do daily, especially if you are feeling frazzled and scattered!
Journalling is one of the best ways I know how to receive guidance from your energy and higher wisdom. Know that you can ask questions and talk to your inner aspects and feelings. Give them names: Angry Anna or Frustrated Fred for example! Trust what comes. At first it will feel like you are making it up, but the more you do it, the more natural it will feel. Saying one or more of the above affirmations first will help to make sure that your guidance comes from a good place that is in alignment with your highest self. (Or you can just say: I ask that any guidance received is in alignment with my highest truth, love, light and potential).
Stay in the Present: When you are in the present, your 'hose' to your highest source is straight as opposed to twisted (which it becomes when we turn our neck to worry about the past or fear the future). You want your 'hose' straight so that all you need comes more easefully to you be it guidance, inspiration, synchronicities, abundance, or something physical you need. Appreciating what is around you throughout the day is brilliant for bringing your focus back to the present moment, as is focusing on your breath when you feel yourself worrying and stressing.
Your thoughts create your reality: Yes they do. Pay attention to how you are feeling. Notice what your thoughts are if you are feeling not great, and adjust your thoughts. Change that inner dialogue so it reflects and acts as if all you want is already here. Turn the channel of your inner movies if they are playing scenes you do not want to live! Read some Abraham-Hicks or Florence Scovel Shinn to really get how simple and powerful our thoughts and feelings are. We truly do attract, or push away, so much of what is available to us.
Follow those inner nudges: Guidance doesn't usually come in a loud booming voice with a ten step plan! It most often comes in small, inner nudges that may not make logical sense, and may not immediately feel connected to your question. You may feel guided to get in touch with someone you haven't talked to in a while, buy a magazine or newspaper you don't usually get, go to a cafe or the beach. I call these Hansel and Gretel cookie crumbs that end up leading us somewhere we didn't expect. Those are the things that often lead us to our dream home, job or soulmate, in the most unexpected of ways. Bigger nudges include leaving that job, doing that course, taking that trip, having that conversation with your partner. Most of us don't have a problem hearing our intuition. Our issue has been that we ignore and avoid it due to fear or busy-ness, or we don't trust it. Start listening to your self, and following those nudges.
So whether you choose to do all of the above or just one thing, know that there are so many tools available that only require our presence, awareness and attention.
Hope this list of tools has helped!