I will admit…I’m feeling like I’ve hit rock bottom. Things have not been this scary for me in many years.
So much is going on in the world and the astrological events have us feeling unstable, unsure and disappointed.
Fortunately, Saturn turned direct after its four months in retrograde. Literally, from the second day it went retrograde until yesterday, I have been in a state of questioning. What exactly IS my work? What kind of routine do I want? How do I do what I really want to do? I’m very unhappy with certain things in my life right now.
Saturn has been in my 6th house – the house of work, service and our routines.
I can look back now and see how it made me question everything, it made me weigh all I was doing and make some core decisions. It hasn’t been pleasant.
I over-reacted when things felt out of control and my ‘reality’ seemed unsure.
I know that focusing on my uncertainty and my current frustration isn’t going to get me where I want to be.
This has been a huge opportunity for me to really hone in on how we need to NOT focus on the stuff around us that feels and looks negative.
But, how do we do this?
After my housemate did a tarot reading for me, I calmed down. She assured me that underneath the surface, things were just fine. I think some wise advice for things right now are to take deliberate actions instead of reacting to how things seem to be.
I reached out for help by talking to a few friends. It helped immensely. We all need that right now. Don’t forget to reach out if you need to. Allow yourself to receive care and support, and be open to unexpected GOOD. Things are better than they seem. Even if it feels as if nothing is happening – guess what? It is – even if we can’t see it right now.
The exercise below helped me a lot, so I wanted to pass it along to you.
Here are 3 powerful steps to help you clear any past (or current) gunk so you can move forward:
- Acknowledge where you are right now. Acknowledge it on an emotional level. The past doesn’t exist anymore. Who you were is no longer. But, as humans, we hold onto all that gunk and it clogs us up when we try to make any changes. Guess what? It’s all OK. Own it. Own any negative feelings you have right now about money issues, about how you feel about yourself, how you feel about how you make your living, how you feel about any failures, mistakes or confusion. You can’t get clear when the muck of any negative feeling is clogging you.
Do you feel stuck? Scared? Unsure? Powerless?
Write it all down. Create a poem about it. Dance it out. Slather paint on a board that represents it.
Make sure you address all negative emotions that you currently have about your life.
Then step back and say. “All of that is OK. But now I’m focusing on how I want it to be and I’m moving on. And you’re not moving on with me.”
You must release it to the point that it no longer has an emotional charge for you. Because what’s in front of you right now is perfect.
Yes, read that line again: Because what’s in front of you right now is perfect.
How can bad health, or no money, or the insanity of our country’s politics, or the economy be perfect as it is?
Narrow your focus down to just YOU. Where you are, what is going on, IS perfect, right now.
You do this in order to retrain how you think and focus.
Regardless of what is going on around you and what others are saying, feeling and thinking, you don’t have to buy into it and make it your vibration. You can choose NOT to focus in on it, always be talking about it, getting all riled up about it. You have a choice, which is what your innate power is – to choose your reality.
To move past what is not feeling good for you currently in your life is to become a vibrational match for what you DO WANT as often as you can.
What are the majority of your thoughts? THAT is what Source will match and bring to you.
The stuff that is upsetting you is upsetting you because that is what you are focusing on. Paying attention to it isn’t going to make it better. Expecting things to be better, imagining how you want it to be and knowing things WILL improve WILL make it better.
Back to that where you are is perfect statement.
It is where you need to be in order to know exactly what you want.
That has been HUGE for me. Because of how things are for me right now, I have been getting REALLY clear on exactly what I want, where I want to be and what I want to do.
Once you acknowledge the gunk –
- You focus on all the positive things you have going on right now and have accomplished and are grateful for in your life.
Where have you succeeded? What do you do well? What in your life is working really well? What do you have that you love? What do you do that you love and are good at?
Don’t limit this list. Get into everything about you that is on track and awesome – even the little things!
- Go back to that first list and one by one, take responsibility for it. With each one, say, “Yes, this is how I feel about this. I created this. It happened. So what?”
Surrender to it. With no judgment.
So what if you’ve been stuck? So what if you’ve been scared and freaked out about money? So what if you’ve felt a lack of confidence in your abilities? So what if someone made a negative comment about something you did? So what if your parents think you are not as far in life as they think you should be? So what if you failed at the last 3 attempts to start a business?
Why can you say “so what?” to all of it?
Because the ONLY thing it means is that you weren’t in alignment with what you wanted.
It has NOTHING to do with your ability, potential or possibilities. Zip. Nada.
Shit happens. Shit happens to all of us. We all go through negative times and feelings. We all get stuck, make mistakes and freak out.
But now….now you realize this and you can just let it all go and stand in a new space… a space of: “Now I know what I want and how to be in alignment with it so I can manifest it.”
You know how contrast can make a story, image or poem pop? Well, it makes life pop too. It makes us see and know what we don’t like or want, so we can focus on what we do want.
That is all.
Repeat after me. “That is all.”
Here is a little secret for you: If you let it go and truly release the emotional charge of it, then anyone who might’ve been part of making you feel bad about it, will also stop.
The world can be going “to hell” as we like to say, but things can be blissfully peachy for you – because that is what Source will deliver to you – as long as you take your focus OFF the “going to hell” stuff. 😉
Let’s retrain how we think, shall we?