New Moon in Sagittarius: Reflection and Vision

New Moon in Sagittarius: Reflection and Vision

As we shift into this final stage of 2018, this is a perfect time to reflect on the past year’s triumphs and lessons, create sacred time to connect with family and friends, and begin envisioning your growth for the coming year.
This new moon in Sagittarius on Dec 7th is the optimal time to take advantage of this opportunity to dream big – with larger-than-life Jupiter ruling this lunation.
Like it’s archetypal symbol of the archer, allow yourself to be honest with yourself on what you’ve been truly wanting to experience, learn and receive and pull back your bow. Aim and release your arrow towards the nudges, inspirations, and hidden dreams still tugging at your soul.
AND there’s a call to deeper exploration… beyond just worldly things, what are the greater lessons, insights, and wisdom you’re wanting to embody. The archer is also half-man, half-animal – so this symbolism asks us to not only get clear on worldly desires but also spiritual ones.
Are you desiring:

  • To feel more intimately connected to your sensuality, expression and body?
  • To release inhibitions in speaking your soul’s truth and desires?
  • To feel freer in how you live your life?

For the month of December, I invite you to join me in celebrating this past year’s successes, insights, and journey along with setting strong and clear visions for our 2019.
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PART 1 ~ SHAKTI MANIFESTATION FLOW RITUAL: Celebration and Reflection

So often, we can be in a hurry to accomplish, create or move onto the next phase of our life – without honouring, celebrating, and reflecting on the current stage or process of our journey.
Where you are in your life, is the manifestation of many dreams and intentions you’ve held in the past?
Now is the time to honour this.
In this ritual, come to acknowledge and celebrate ALL of the growth and progress you’ve made emotionally, spiritually, and physically to get to this place, right now.

PREPARATIONS | PART 1

Set your sacred space and really allow for an hour or two. Make tea, light candles, and grab that box of tissues. This is a love ceremony by you and for you…honouring yourself from a space of full appreciation takes precious time.
Take some deep breaths, and really drop into your core, into your heart, and into your yoni and womb space.
Using the microcosmic orbit, cycle your breath up the front and back of the body and allow it to circulate through your being.
Coming into your heart space, really reflect on the journey you’ve been on over the past 13 moons (13 months):

  • What major things have you experienced and grown from?
  • What deep limiting beliefs and ideas did you release about who you are and your worthiness?
  • What beautiful insights did you glean about the power and potency of yourself?
  • What revelations did you experience about how life is here to support you and the power of community?
  • What special messages and affirmations from Spirit have you appreciated?

These, my love, are to be expressed through your written word. Place these words and the paper it’s written on, on your sacred altar.
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Watch my next email for the second PART TWO of this POWERFUL RITUAL, so you can start 2019 off with closure, celebration and aligned clarity.
love & pranams,
carla

Some Wisdom From the Rabbit and Skin Horse

Some Wisdom From the Rabbit and Skin Horse

What is REAL?” asked the Rabbit one day, when they were lying side by side near the nursery fender, before Nana came to tidy the room. “Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick-out handle?”
“Real isn’t how you are made,” said the Skin Horse. “It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.”
“Does it hurt?” asked the Rabbit.
“Sometimes,” said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. “When you are Real you don’t mind being hurt.”
“Does it happen all at once, like being wound up,” he asked, “or bit by bit?”
“It doesn’t happen all at once,” said the Skin Horse. “You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”
~ excerpted from the Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams published in 1922
love & pranams,
carla

Love Shower Meditation

Love Shower Meditation

Can you imagine what this world would be like if everyone practiced some form of mindfulness or meditation? I believe this is possible. Every time we create the space to be present with our breath and intentions, we create a shift within the collective – a shift that ripples out and inspires others, even at a subconscious level, to make that same space within themselves.
Today I’d like to share a simple and beautiful practice of healing, forgiveness and inner peace that always leaves me feeling amazing.
THE 5 MINUTE LOVE SHOWER MEDITATION
In this practice, you shower yourself with acknowledgement, self-respect and love. It can be done anytime, maybe after your yoga practice, a quiet moment at home or on a walk outside enjoying nature. This is simply a time to reflect on how beautifully you’ve turned out, right now, exactly as you are! If you feel some resistance to this, that’s ok. With practice you will notice that resistance beginning to fade and the capacity to fully receive being celebrated starting to grow.
As you inhale, feel yourself taking in praise, love, and pride from the Universe – and on your exhale allow this shower of love to sink into your cells, enlivening and rejuvenating them.
Feel the love of all creation being washed over you, and give yourself permission to soak it all in. Allow that inner love to wash away feelings of doubt or fear.
Remember, your challenges, your wounding, your pain, and your lessons are what have created the amazing, loving, and inspiring human you are today. All of you is worth celebrating.
“I am blooming from the wound where I once bled.” – Rune Lazuli
love & pranams,
carla

Love Looks Not With Eyes

Love Looks Not With Eyes

“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.” ~ William Shakespeare
Have you ever thought about what the difference is between seeing something you love, and knowing something that you love?
Or perhaps it’s better put, is it love if we put conditions upon our love, only loving if a person acts or behaves in a certain way we approve?
The Waterfall of Life

The Waterfall of Life

Breathe in. Deep breath, right into the bottom most corner of your belly, and remember the river that swells.
Exhale. Releasing all the world in your breath to give life into this beautiful earth.
Breathe in. So consuming that even birds have been taken in and have found resting spots inside of your belly.
Breathe out. Hear the lions roar that has been resting a while.
Inhale. Every single cloud that surrounds those that you love, those that you care for, those that you see.
Exhale. Shower those who need your love with love so fierce it matches a waterfall.
Inhale. See my smile?! I send love to you today. 🙂