Many of you have shared with me that you have felt an energy wipeout at the total lunar eclipse.
I certainly did and it’s something that many of us are sensitive to – those big peaks of the Moon’s cycle.
So it’s intense for many reasons. Three eclipses in this eclipse season as opposed to the normal two, (there were two in July and now this solar eclipse on Saturday).
It’s a very fast moving period of change.
It is time to LET GO of anything that does not serve your greater good and accept change.
This time is an opportunity for you to see where you are rigid, to see where you have a set expectation, a set routine where it’s not serving you. Because when you really have predictability in your life, after a while it’s boring. It’s like having that nine to five job, and going to that same office and doing similar things everyday.
Spend a few days taking note of your routines and rules. Ask your partner, children, or friends to tell you when your rigidness appears. This exercise isn’t meant to make you feel bad; it should help you learn to make your life more flexible.
Try a new food, sport, type of film, toothpaste, deodorant, anything! Get your brain used to doing things differently. If you have anxiety and are worried about being judged by others, be honest about the worst thing that could happen: You might feel uncomfortable. But taking a risk will help you tackle the unexpected and open up to new experiences.
Don’t say “no” purely out of habit. Instead of thinking of 20 reasons not to do something new, think of five reasons you should do it. Keep the bigger picture in mind. For example, I might not feel like going out with friends, but I want to continue to build friendships.
Don’t think about all the other things you need to do. Slow down and focus on what you are experiencing internally and externally at that moment. Remind yourself of what you value most. It may be that having good family relationships ranks higher than a clean bathroom.
Do you always do things exactly the same for a reason or just out of habit? Practice doing things differently. Drive a new route to work, substitute spinning for yoga, or put up a tent with the kids and let them sleep in it. Show yourself that you can do things differently, and nothing disastrous will happen.
Allow others to take charge. Have a day where your partner or friend plans everything without your opinion. This is a great way to see how it feels to be on the other side of rigid.
Identify the situations where you are always in charge. Are there others in your life who deserve some input ? They may have stopped giving their opinions because you don’t acknowledge them, so this will be an adjustment for both parties. Actively listen to others and see if you can meet them half way.
Practice letting the small stuff go. If your partner doesn’t load the dishwasher the way you like or the kids don’t make their beds well, just let it be. Keeping quiet will be very difficult at first, but consider how much freedom you’ll gain not having to monitor or complete every single task on your own.
Monitor your vocabulary for “can’t,” “shouldn’t,” or “not right.” These are red flags that you are moving into rigid territory. Try “let’s see,” “let’s find out,” “I’m not sure,” or “what do you think?”
Just as you have to practice stretching your muscles to become more physically flexible, you must do the same thing to become mentally flexible. Set small goals at first, such as making one small change each day. The more you can challenge yourself to allow for new experiences, the easier it will be to integrate them into your everyday life.
So grab this opportunity to “move things” and embrace more joy in your lives.
August is all about light and stepping into a new light in your life. There’s a lot of breakthrough consciousness that’s happening right now.
Let me know what changes you’re making.
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