Come Home to your Heart
As the Sun and Mercury move into Cancer on Wednesday 21st June, followed by the moon on Saturday (full moon), they forecast some internally watery times ahead… but before you roll your eyes heavenward and click to the next email or post, this is a good thing! Remember, nothing can survive without the nurturing properties of water.
As the focus shifts from Gemini to Cancer, we move from the head to the heart, from the rational mind to the emotions, from external environments to the home, from being busy busy busy, to nurturing ourselves at the deepest level and to acknowledging and honouring our history and our roots.
When I was contemplating this theme this morning, I felt led to pull a card out of my home-made deck of Soul Oracle cards and this one presented itself.
The meaning will be different for all of us, but in this context, for me , the guidance and confirmation is clear. We need to stand in the water/ in our feelings, engage with them with love and compassion…. One by one… little by little, basin by basin.
If we do this regularly, we prevent those tidal waves of emotion coming at us and threatening to take the earth out from beneath our feet. When we engage with our feelings quietly, gently, kindly, as they arise, we honour them and in so doing, we honour ourselves and connect with our true home, our heart.
When we do this, we heal not only the present, but the past as well.
These cards really fascinate me! I’d love to know what your take on this one is – Please share under this post on Facebook .
I still have space on my last ART OF LISTENING – Oracle Card workshop of the year this coming Saturday, if you’d like to learn how to dialogue with your Soul’s guidance in this way (Scroll down to the bottom of the page)
With the deep feelings that are likely to be stirred up over the next month, we’re being encouraged to become loving mothers to ourselves by truly honouring them.
We’re also being prompted to revisit the past, not so as to dwell there, but so as to bring understanding to it.
Speaking of the past, If you were given the opportunity of going back and changing something in your life, what would it be?
Think about that for a few seconds before you read on.
Whatever you come up with will probably provide a clue as to what might be in need of healing and nurturing in your life. That might need be exactly what needs to be washed and rinsed again a few times, so as to provide clarity and understanding?
Now ask yourself this… if you did change that one thing, where would you be and who would you be right now?
Every single thing that happens to us, every choice we make (from the most mundane to the utterly profound) is interwoven into a universal tapestry containing threads of everybody’s lives we come into contact with us. We all have a profound impact on each other’s lives, whether we are aware of it at the time or not.
Have you ever considered, that if you had to go back and change one single thing in your life, everything would be different. Your home, your friends, the work you do, the children you have, the place you’re at in your personal development and the list goes on.
Changing one event would be like pulling an important thread out of the tapestry, which then starts to unravel. Very often, at first glance, our lives seem like a confusing jumble, much like the back of a tapestry.
In times of turmoil especially, we battle to see the big picture and feel lost in the chaos of it all. But then, when we investigate a little deeper, some common threads start to appear and the picture starts to come into focus.
Everything is connected. This is one of the reasons I love Astrology so much, because each chart I look at reveals these threads and reminds me daily of the Divine Symmetry and perfection that exists.
When looking back on the transits to a natal chart, they clearly show us where our defining moments have been. Like landmarks on a road map, these moments mark key points on our life’s journey.
Very often they feel like crises or huge challenges at the time, but when we look back at them, they almost always are invitations to shift and change and grow.
There is something very healing and nurturing about sifting through the waters of our past every now and again.
Clarissa Pinkola Estés, in her classic book ” Women who Run with Wolves” , describes the process of “Descansos”, which is a Spanish word that means rest or resting place.
We’ve all seen those little wreaths on the side of a road, marking or decorating the site of a tragic accident in which somebody died. Clarissa explains that we often come to a time (usually around midlife) when we feel as though our lives are just a mass of broken hearts, marriages, dreams and promises ( a bit like looking at the back of that tapestry?)
We battle to make sense of it all. She recommends that when we get to this point, we make a time-line of our lives, acknowledge where the significant milestones ( she describes them as small and big deaths) have taken place and then decorate them with a descansos.
This is one of the most powerful processes I have done for the following reasons
- We start to identify the threads that run through our stories – the ups, the downs, the losses the victories, the dark threads and the light, all making up the tapestry of who we are today.
- We are able to see and acknowledge how and where we have triumphed… and if you’re reading, then you have triumphed!
- We can then nurture ourselves and decorate our own souls in gratitude, as opposed to lamenting our supposed mistakes and failures.
“Loving ourselves through the process of owning our own story is the bravest thing we will ever do” Brene Brown
There’s another benefit to looking at our lives in this way. When we start to identify common threads on the back of our personal tapestry, something else rather magical starts to happen. Our golden threads are revealed. These are the threads that lead us to our highest potential, to our dharma, to our Soular Power. But more about that next time, when the sun moves into Leo.
For now, let’s make the most of the Sun’s passage through Cancer. Let’s be kind parents to ourselves, nurture ourselves, treat ourselves and others the way we would want to treat a precious child. Let’s not repress our feelings, because they are our inner compasses. Let’s feel into them and see what they have to tell us.
There is deep healing there. Anita Moorjani, who had terminal cancer, went into a coma where she had a near death experience and came back fully healed explains her experience like this
“ I saw my life intricately woven into everything I’d known so far. My experience was like a single thread woven through the huge and complexly colourful images of an infinite tapestry. All the other threads represented my relationships, including every life I’d touched. The threads represented every other person who’d ever come into my life, whether they related to me in a positive or a negative way. The Universe makes sense! I understood that I owed it to my self to everyone I met and to life itself to always be an expression of my own unique essence.
This theme, right here, is my passion and is the basis of SOULAR POWER. It’s forms the basis of all the work I do – the astrology, the navigation and the workshops and retreats. So – I’m very very excited to be running two separate workshops on this theme over the next two months.
It will be most beneficial to do both workshops, as they have been designed to run sequentially. You can either do one Saturday workshop in July and one in August or attend four Wednesday morning classes each month.
PART ONE – COME HOME TO YOUR HEART In July, the focus is on Self Nurturing. We will do a timeline of our lives and then make a mixed media photographic collage (with pics from our lives) to decorate and celebrate ourselves and what we have triumphed over.
PART TWO – FIND YOUR GOLDEN THREAD In August we will start to identify our golden threads, which show us the way to our highest potential. We will spend the day creating our very own personal labyrinth. I’ll be sharing some insights on this theme on FACEBOOK over the next month. Please join in the conversation and share how you connect to your intuition!
THE ART OF LISTENING WORKSHOPS
I still have space on my last THE ART OF LISTENING workshop on 24th June, where I will be teaching you how to make your own deck of Soul Guidance Oracle Cards.
Thanks for reading 🙂
In light and life and Golden Threads