Hey Journal Goddesses!
I thought it would be fun to share one of the practices I like to do to honor 'Dee at age __". While I haven't always used the Elemental Forces of Creation for this, it does help me to get guidance from every realm of creation and integrate the blessings of another year of life in a beautiful way! Grab your journal and join me!
The great thing about this practice is that it can be used during any transition time in life. This is really helpful when there were big lessons you learned and you want to be a bit more concise with what came out of that. See you next time!
What comes to us as Groundhog's day, actually started out as Imbolc. The beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and a time to look toward germinating seeds and planting the shoots in the ground....if the weather is right! Grab your cuppa tea and journal and let's connect to this Wheel of the Year point and see what wisdom unfolds.
As I continue to work with my 100 People Project a couple of questions have come up which I hope to be able to answer sufficently in several blog posts. The first is 'why should I develop a relationship with the elements?" an excellent question to be sure. On the surface, the first reason for developing a relationship with the elements is the same as why you would want to develop a relationship with anybody; you've traveled in the same circles and you want to get to know that person better. The elements are always with you traveling in the same circles as you do so why not get to know them better? But as I sat down and journaled with what a difference having a working relationship with the elements has made for me I came up 3 more reasons I'd like to share with you today.
1. Elemental wisdom is easily accessible.
There is no learning curve with the elements. All that is required is the desire to make a conscious connection with them. Just ask for a direct connection to the element and it will show you all the ways you interact with it on a daily basis. You'll be surprised how often you'll get an shot of insight while doing a seemingly mundane task once you've established your connection. Oh! Speaking of connections, I recently was invited to write about connecting with Libra in it's context of the air or mental realm. This exploration gave me the opportunity to practice what I preach with a trip to the laundromat! When you download The Magickal Pathway you can read my contribution as well as many other women sharing their wisdom of the season!
2. The elements always take me to my next level of personal and spiritual growth.
I've often talked about this and it still remains one of the most compelling and engaging reasons I continue to work with the elements when other tools i once found valuable faded away. In my experience, working with the elements got me ready to receive the idea in a way that made it doable for me. Through my journal practice and weekly oracle readings, I had prepared the ground in my inner world clearing away the rocks of self doubt and the roots of outdated beliefs so the seed of this idea could take root.
3. I often access deeper levels of my own wisdom and act on that wisdom quicker.
What I've noticed is that when I have a deep insight, it is usually something very simple that doesn't require a lot of prep work to implement. Take for example toe 100 People Project I mentioned above. I was contemplating ways to deepen my connection with the people in my orbit and find out how I could be of better service to them. I asked for elemental guidance on how to do that and within a few days the idea of talking for 30 minutes via Skype or phone call came via someone's Facebook status! A simple idea right? At first I filed it away for 'someday' when I got more systems in place and a few weeks past but with the guidance of my personal weekly Elemental Forces of Creation Oracle reading, Fire kept telling me to 'Move' and I did. What I've learned about myself is I default into thinking a thing has to be hard for it to be of value when building Goddess Tea House but that's not true at all. Going deeper I began to look into other areas of my life where I made the actions harder than they needed to be in order to 'prove' the actions valuable to myself which led to another question...how can taking action for myself be filled with more grace and ease?
Dear 43 Year Old Me,
On my last day of being you, I didn't recognize myself reflected in the mirror today. The white flecks of wisdom dotting my once noir hair tell the story of how much you've changed me. You have been a year of shedding the old to make way for the new. My trust and faith have been tested so many times, yet I continued to move forward; sometimes in great strides, other times at a crawl but always forward. Because of your training, I've stopped looking for something to fall back on choosing to make adjustments along the way instead.
This shedding you've moved me through has felt profound yet not at all how I've experienced it in the past. I didn't know it could be this way. It felt easy...almost too easy, When it did, I made the shedding harder than it needed to be to make my dreams and goals feel more heroic. You taught me my (parenting/home-schooling/business/life) journey can be deeply transformational AND filled with grace and ease. And as I put that in writing here it feels pretty heroic. I'm ready to let go of the hero story now.
I some times tried to hold on to balance with a death grip while searching for the one technique that would magically teach me how to hold what was, is and will be. I learned if I don't fight to hold on so tightly, was, is and will be can settle into a nice balance all on it's own. I'm ready to let go of that struggle because of you.
Because of you I've fallen in love with myself all over again. Through my inner work with the elemental make up of my astrological signs, I gained a deep appreciation for how all of the separate pieces of me struggled to be acknowledged, heard and treasured. I gained tools and skills to become the CEO of my life valuing the input of each sign. Each time I choose to stand in that leadership position I come away with a deep compassion for myself. I can't wait to share that gift with others.
This is just a small sampling of what you've taught me and what I'll be taking with me, 43. I'm very grateful for being here and open to your gifts and as I leave you behind, I can't wait to see what 44 has in store for me.
Blessings to the new me,
I'm Dionne, a Natural Rhythms Creation Coach and Elemental Forces of Creation Oracle Reader. I teach people how to tune into to the power of the elements and rhythms of nature to design a life they love