Most of us have heard of intentions these days. We have certain behaviors we want to change or goals we want to achieve, so we make a list or have an action plan in place to achieve our objectives. It can be a potent exercise.
Did you also know that in medical terms intention means the healing process of a wound?
Learning that changed how I looked at setting intentions. The word has become overused and was beginning to lose its power for me. Once I started seeing it at an in-depth healing process, the word became meaningful again.
Are you living in a fishbowl? Often the walls we have erected around us may feel safe, but there is no room for expansion. When the walls are glass, it is even harder to recognize how limited we have become. We can see out, and others can see in so we think we are out there in the world, but love cannot touch us on either side of the glass.
Are you ready to crack the glass and swim out into the vast ocean of life? Know that it is o.k. if you are not. The first step is the willingness to see your bowl. From there the Universe steps in to help. You are never without support.
I have been struggling with finding the right and perfect diet for my body. This is not a new struggle. I’ve been exploring this most of my adult life. If there is a diet out there, I have tried it. .. and failed.
I get a new book on the latest fad diet and inhale the information. I go down the youtube rabbit hole and ultimately feel frustrated by all the conflicting information.
When tuning into Guidance this morning, I got that knowledge leads us to intuition but it is not the end result.
Being armed with knowledge can actually get in the way of hearing our intuition. So my answer this morning regarding my diet is to eat more veggies. That is the one thing all of these diets I’ve been researching have in common.
Disclaimer: I am not looking for a weight loss supplement so no solicitations please. My journey is to find the best way to eat for my body for optimal health.
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As I consult the runes for wisdom this day, I hear Uruz inviting me to descend into darkness. This is not the dark night of the soul as in times past. I am called into the Womb of the Divine Mother. In this space, I am restored before the moment of rebirth.
I can rest here for a while as I wait on the will of heaven.
Today is a good day to pull in your scattered energies and listen to your intuition. What are the messages being offered that you may not be aware of?
One of the ways to achieve going inward is by placing your fingertips and thumb tips together as if you are holding a ball. Now rest this mudra in front of your solar plexus and begin to breathe long, slow and deep. Notice how when your breath slows down your mind slows down. The quieter the mind can become the more you are able to tap into awareness. Now ask Spirit what message does It have for you today? Listen in the stillness for your answers.
Definition – a means of access or entry to a new way of being.
Are you ready Guidance asks?
Today’s word beckons you forth on your journey of discovery. You are on the precipice of something big. Change is coming and we are being asked to be courageous in stepping through to the other side. The old way of life may be comfortable and complacent but is it joyous? Are you living your dreams or someone else?
To be sure you are ready Guidance asks us to pause and reflect before we step through that Gateway. Is there anything left unfinished? It is important not to bypass our unhealed wounds as we step into our new life. If we skip ahead we end up creating the same old life we had before.
Today’s word shows the opportunities that are available now. It also invites us to pause and reflect. Are we as ready as we think we are?
Definition – An interruption in an event, activity, process or plan.
I thought this a very strange word to be given to meditate on today. At first, I felt it was a foreshadowing of possible challenging things to come. The more I let the word settle into my being the more I realized that what my guides were teaching me is this: If we look at the word from a spiritual perspective disruption is actually Divine course correction.
It is easy for me to get caught up in my plan and doing things my way that it often takes a total disruption in my life to realize that there is often a better way.
My brother recently helped me move from Ashland, WI back to the Twin Cities. The original plan was to move the first week in November. My brother’s schedule suddenly changed and I had to be ready in three days instead of three weeks. Ack! I basically had to throw up my hands and let the Universe help. Everything flowed beautifully. All my stuff fit on my brother’s trailer (just barely), I had the help of strong people on both ends of the trip who were able to help at the absolute last-minute. We made it to the Cities without a hitch and got me all moved in. Whew! It turned out so much better than what I could have even planned.
I invite you to look at your plans today. Are they flowing easily? Or, is “something” gently nudging you in a different direction? Pay attention to the disruptions in your life. There may be something better trying to get your attention.
Della is a healer, intuitive, teacher, writer, and yogi. Find out more about her services here.
This morning I was contemplating my life purpose. Wondering what it is all for and why am I here. When I posed the question to Guidance this morning they said this. Be the best human you can be.
Yes, but what does that mean, I asked? We can tell you what it doesn’t mean. You have been programmed to believe that your life purpose has to be some grand expression of self. It doesn’t. There was one Mother Theresa, one Louise Hay, one Buddha, one Jesus and only one You. All of these notable people have one thing in common. They were the best humans they could possibly be. That intention is going to express itself differently for each and every one of you. Sometimes it will show itself and the human will become well-known, like Wayne Dyer. Other times that expression will be quieter and only a few will ever see. When you think in this way your life purpose becomes clear. We understand your longing for more meaning in your life. That is the soul calling your best self to the surface. Once you can get past the idea that it has to look a certain way you will find peace.
During my writing practice this morning I reflected on how the energies that we are experiencing has felt much like a download. My Guidance jumped in to give me/us more information on what that means. Here is the conversation.
Della: What is being downloaded?
Guidance: More light into your DNA. That light is encoded with new programs to help you navigate consciousness more consciously. We know that sounds like a paradox but up until now, humanity has had access to only a small portion of their light. It may feel as if you are breaking your way out of a shell or even more precise a cocoon. The struggle has been real. The density you have been moving through has been very thick, much like trying to swim in honey. And, for some of you, it has even felt like quicksand.
Della: That is how I feel today. The energy feels so thick I can barely move.
Guidance: The energy isn’t thick, quite the opposite is true. You are breaking through your old programming (cocoon). But you are breaking through it valiantly. This can feel like heavy work. Once the butterfly emerges from the cocoon it is at first fragile and weak. It has to beat its wings to build strength into its body. The journey from the cocoon builds strength as well. That is what you are doing right now, building strength and preparing to fly.
Della: What do we do once we emerge from the cocoon.
Guidance:Humanity gets caught up in its wanting to “do” something. Rest a while before you take flight. You will be given direction. Don’t try to force your wings to be strong before they are ready. This is a time of integrating the new energy. You may feel tired. That is your body telling you to take some down time, rest, be still. Allow the process to unfold. Again, there is nothing for you to “do”.
I am guided here to tell you about some of the addictions/habits (old programming) that have been falling away from me this week.
Over Eating: I realized this week that I tend to eat out of boredom. Not only that but I would eat in front of my computer while watching Netflix. I made a decision to be present when I eat instead of eating distractedly in front of my computer screen. I noticed an immediate change in the quantity of food that my body needs and I feel leaner as a result.
Phone Use: What a distraction our phones are! I was always looking at Facebook, Instagram, my NPR app, etc. Even when I was bored to death of it I would still do it! The other day I deleted all those apps off my phone and I could immediately feel something shift. It was like a door closed on all the noise I was allowing into my energetic space. I have only been going on social media occasionally since and staying away from the news as much as possible.
These are addictions/habits that I have been working on shifting for years. What feels different this time is that instead of “planning” to let them go they just naturally fell away with very little “doing” on my part.
That is the beauty of the energies we are in right now. It is assisting us in letting go of what has been holding us back from being our authentic self.
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It’s been a rough week. I’m back visiting and working in the Twin Cities where I have lived much of the past 35 years. When I am in Ashland, where I currently live, I can pretty well stay focused on the here and now. But when I come back to the place where so much has happened in my life grief is triggered.
During a recent yoga & soul art workshop Guidance came through my painting and said loud and clear that the grief I have been holding so dear is really fear. It took me a couple of days to understand that on more than an intellectual level. I really heard the message and wanted to honor the wisdom within so I made a commitment to let my grief go. I ended up with a migraine for two days following that decision. I had no idea that the grief I had been carrying was so toxic.
The more I let go the more I realize that my grief is keeping me connected to a relationship that is long gone. Laying in wait for me under all that grief was a deep loneliness. Now that I am face to face with that loneliness the trick is to not run. In the past I would distract myself with social media or binge watching my favorite shows or my particular favorite, eating my self into oblivion.
What I’ve never done before is look loneliness straight in the eye and ask for its wisdom. I am afraid it will consume me if I stand and face it. Yet, running is no longer an option. I don’t have the strength any more to avoid what is coming. If I had faith in God this probably wouldn’t frighten me so. But my faith died many years ago. What I do believe in is Nature and its infinite beauty. It’s this Force that I call on now as my trial awaits me.
I feel like Katniss Everdeen in the Hunger Games with her bow and arrows strapped to her back waiting to jump into the fray. . . I will survive this.