Archive for August, 2012
As we learned throughout the chakra series, we all have our own personal truth. The problem arises when we begin to fear sharing that with others. When we out right lie to someone about our personal truth we are not only teaching our subconscious minds that the person we are lying to is not to be trusted, but in some cases we are harming our own self-esteem as well. This can lead to all sorts of problems. The mind will soon begin to look for and reinforce reasons that the person is untrustworthy and/or turn inward and pile a lot of guilt and guilt-based reactions on to your psyche.
Being honest with others about our feelings can only be done in a safe environment, so when we do not feel safe we are tempted to lie, and even a small lie can snowball out of control very quickly. When we lie it reinforces our subconscious feeling that we are not safe and can lend energy to negative aspects in ourselves and relationships. The hardest part after awhile can even become being honest with ourselves. Breaking out of the traps we set for ourselves can be the biggest issue. Some people spend lifetimes lying about who they even are.
Many children will start to experiment with lying from an early age. Learned behaviors can also come into play. When parents lie and muddle the issues, it can become confusing fast. As all parents know approaching the truth can be a subtle angle or take a lot of steps, but it is imperative that you keep in mind that all lies are about trust, which in turn can make or break all relationships.
White lies can always be a grey area, of course, so balance comes into play a great deal. Balance between brute honesty and complete lies are always going to be a challenge, but one worth the effort.
The biggest step is to stop being afraid of who you are and what you want. By facing our fears, we can learn to control them and not allow them to control us. ‘And it harm none, do as you will’ is a well known litany many take to heart. By exploring the ripples, taking responsibility for our own actions and learning to be honest and gentle with our fellow human beings can we work together to eradicate the fear that holds so many people back from truly feeling or living. With balance in all things, anything is possible.
Associations: harmony, balance, recovery, healing
After a drastic change there can be a sort of quiet time. A time to recover from the changes that have been wrought. Sometimes the pendulum swings to opposite extremes before settling to the middle. This card is about the process that allows us to come to an understanding of embracing ourselves, our well-being, and coming to alignment with our personal truth.
Associations: drastic change, transitions, moving from known to unknown
Despite it’s name, this card has rarely anything to do with death. It is about change, so drastic that it is possible everything is destroyed to begin anew. It will herald an important change, moving from one thing to something new. At times it is prudent to shed everything you have known to allow new information to enter into your conscience. The ability to see new things from an opposite perspective may change your way of thinking, living, or thought process.
Affirmations: I have the right to speak my truth. I have the right to hear the truth. . I am trustworthy. I can express myself. I am creative. It is safe to express my feelings. I love and trust my creativity. It is now right for me to express the best of who I am now. I release the fear and doubts which block the way to my creative expression. I speak the truth. I hear the truth
Sturgeon Moon: The fishing tribes are given credit for the naming of this Moon, since sturgeon, a large fish of the Great Lakes and other major bodies of water, were most readily caught during this month. A few tribes knew it as the Full Red Moon because, as the Moon rises, it appears reddish through any sultry haze. It was also called the Green Corn Moon or Grain Moon. -Farmer’s Almanac
The full moon in Aquarius vs. Leo is a good time for personal expression. Find something that makes you happy, some artistic flow that will offer you a release from the inner pressures that build up. Make sure that it is a personal expression that you can share with others. It is also an excellent time for networking, resolving disputes, and compromising.
This is the festival of wheat or grains. The height of summer has past and it is time to reap what you have sewn. A lot of the time it is also about sacrifice, and marks the waning power of the sun. A wicker man might be burned in effigy, or seeds might be gathered or a symbolic transition therein is usually accompanied in rituals about the waning power of the light.