In 2017, we saw a lot of recurring themes such as trusting in the process, the #metoo movement, old traumas servicing in order to be released, and the increasing cries and messages from Mother Earth.
For many, 2017 prove to be quite a challenging year pushing us to our limits. I know for me, every time I was met with adversity, I was equally welcomed with a blessing. I also learned that what we see is what we choose to see and focus on. Hence, it's all about perspective and perception. I know I've heard this before, but I really saw it play out last year very clearly.
THIS year is the beginnings of tiny miracles. For some, they may be feeling the karmic backlash. This is where tuning into your inner child and doing your shadow work is important if you have not done that work already.
So where do we go from here?I feel Miracles are about to explode on so many fronts and dimensions. However it is important that we are mindful and keep our fears and check as we will be tested on a consistent basis.
Many of us have done a lot of work in this evolutionary process of cleaning up or vibration, facing a shadow cells and choosing to live in accordance of authenticity and soul.
Here are the five tips to help you navigate the continued changes we will be seeing throughout 2018:
Some refer to this as the practice of mindfulness. I like the word presence as it infers "BE-ing present" versus the word mindfulness can sometimes feel as if the mind is full.
This is a time to be aware of your thoughts, actions and reactions. Be sure to stop, pause, and adjust as necessary to bring you back to the present moment.
We are perfect miraculous beings fully equipped to heal ourselves. Somehow, over the years and centuries, we have forgotten and turned our power over to external sources.
Many of us are "awakening" to this pseudo sense of reality and learning to take our power back. Are you one of them?
When we build a sacred relationship with bodies and ourselves, and listen to the wisdom within, we are given insight and healing to things before that may have felt like a feeling of being stuck like a hamster spinning on a wheel.
This is something we hear constantly right? Well this is the time to really employ this aspect and here is why it matters this year.
With this year being an 11 year, a master number year, in numerology, it means that 2018 will be one powerfully big year. Many who have dabbled into numerology or the sacredness of the number 11, have been given the impression the meaning is about staying positive as things are manifesting very quickly.
Well, that is partially true. How this year plays out is solely up to us. This is a number that can create magic and manifest miracles OR it can create great paradoxes.
For example, if we are stressed, worried, and struggling with anger etc, those energies will be amplified ...
... A LOT.
And the same goes with if you are being more mindful, focused on surrendering to what is, accepting what was, having an attitude of gratitude, solution building, those energies will be amplified ...
... A LOT.
By being more mindful of our thoughts and how it affects our well-being in life, we can become more aware of how to shift. This is where step number one in these five tips to help you navigate these energies in 2018 comes in to play.
When we listen to the wisdom of the body, we become more aware of how our thoughts physically, emotionally, and spiritually affect us. This is where step number two comes into play.
This has been an ongoing theme that I saw really begin momentum in 2015, but really increase the momentum last year in 2017.
Self care needs to no longer be at the bottom of our list, but rather at the top of the list on priorities. You may not see it right now, and that is OK, but you and your loved ones will thank you in the end.
Part of self-care is also about healing old traumas that might be manifesting as physical illness in your life. A theme I saw also play out last year was the rise of old trauma surfacing, personal, generational, and karmic.
When we begin to nurture our souls and our self, using tips one through three, we are able to see why self-care is so important more clearly.
This is not to mention, that when you seek into implement self-care strategies, you set a prime example of caring for yourself in a loving and compassionate way for your children and loved ones. They will do what they see, not what you say.
What a gift!
This is the time to get involved in the social justice project. The energies have not been more supported in this area since I began my own personal journey in 2005.
I am excited to see us all become more empowered and living more authentically in our truth shedding our fears like a snake shedding its skin.
The things I witnessed last year, I never thought I would ever see in my lifetime such as what we witnessed in the #metoo movement. Wow.
I personally saw my own story of being silenced for so long and retaliated in ways incomprehensible for speaking out against my own perpetrators were finally being heard through the voices of many. This is something that I never thought I'd ever see in my lifetime. Healing trauma is difficult enough without being forced into silence.
The #metoo and #timesup movement has awoken many, but it is still a small catalyst of a much bigger change needed.
You do not have to choose this movement, but do something in the area of social justice if you are called. There are many other social justice projects you can be a part of it as well.
By employing steps 1 through 4 in this guide, you will be able to identify which social justice causes are calling for you.
Remember ...... 2018 is a big year, and it is a year of opportunity if you utilize the energy effectively. So together, let's make it a year filled with miracles and dreams that come true.
If you would like a more comprehensive guide, please read "A Year of Magic, Miracles, Paradoxes, Social Justice, and Opportunities. PLUS, 5 Tips To Guide You in 2018".
One of the practices that helps me daily in my journey that incorporates many elements mentioned here is the gokai which is found in the system of Reiki. It is a topic for a completely it another day, but it is one aspect that is misunderstood and the power behind the practice of Reiki and daily self-care and spiritual hygiene.
I will end with this...
The Reiki Gokai
Kyo dake wa
Just for today
Do not be angry
Shin pai suna
Do not be worried
Do your duties fully
Hito ni shinsetsu ni
Be kind to others
With love and appreciation,