Weekly Energy Ritual
I realize things may feel like a whirlwind for many of you right now. This eclipse and the retrogrades have shown us where we need to heal, let go, grow, slow down, and, most importantly, need to allow the magic to happen. I know it’s exhausting so as we go into this week let’s give ourselves to permission to practice self-care. We do this because when we start to love ourselves and truly take care of ourselves, Venus and her beautiful energy is there to pick us up and give us some guidance toward the next step.
As you know, I’ve been dealing with this change energy for months. I have fought it though, fought to hold on for too long and fought to keep change at bay. Now I am standing here with open arms ready to embrace these changes. I’m starting to see Venus in everything, that beauty that comes from the feminine. I’m also dreaming again for the first time in years. I’m ready to believe that it is acceptable for me to dream again because I’ve created space for a new way of living to manifest. So along with opening up to love in my life, embracing the beauty of Mother Nature and making changes to take care of her and not neglect her; I’m also opening up to rebuilding what my vision of Ritual Coaching is.
Business Insider magazine recently published an article that, though it had a regrettable subject (weight loss), was actually all about the importance of Rituals and how they can improve our lives. Small changes can lead to big Magic (or, according to the article, to pounds lost). Take out the click bait theme and what you have is an article written to show the power of Rituals.
I’m coming out of this eclipse dedicated to living the life of a Ritual Coach. I will be someone that believes in small steps to create big changes. I will be someone that is not only helping others but also, changing their own lives. Someone aware that the world is much bigger than we realize.
I want to continue to see where this path takes me because if it is anything like my dreams have been over this Eclipse weekend, it will be beautiful, exciting, grounded and life-changing.
This week, as part of my heart-opening, I was more empathetic. Instead of getting upset with the kid walking his dog but not picking up after it, I opted to watch how embarrassed he was while he walked away. I thought that maybe he had forgotten a bag and didn’t know what to do. I remembered in my early dog-owning years having this same thing happen. So instead of being annoyed and ignoring it, I picked up after him. I lovingly did this because the older neighbor doesn’t need to worry about her friends stepping in it. I did this because I love where I live and I want to believe that people will grow and become responsible.
I truly believe that we are all shifting with these energetic changes. I feel we are growing up and realizing things need to change. We are doing this in our national sphere, in our communities and also in our lives. Where I once chose anger, I now choose love. Where I once relied on my ego to protect me, I now rely on an open heart and loving embrace to heal me. Where once I didn’t understand or like something, I am now open to the idea that the world is larger than just me. Where I once might have hated myself, I now love myself enough to believe in the Divine.
All of these changes require self-care and rest. They require time and small steps. They require Rituals and time. Most of all they required rest.
So this week, let’s rest. Let’s integrate all the changes. Let’s not try to name them or understand them yet. Let’s just allow them to grow and become stronger. Let’s feed them with nutrients of love and care.
Let’s take walks with those we love, talking all about our lives. Connecting and laughing while sharing our dreams. Let’s take ourselves out for a solo date night. Does it include being in nature or sitting at a beach? Let’s cook wonderful meals for those we love. Let’s kiss our loved one and thank them for joining us on this adventure. Let’s give our dreams the same love we give others. Let’s give ourselves a break and extend that energy to those we don’t know.
A Ritual to Give Yourself a Break
This week just rest, love and dream. Allow the energy to build back up. Allow yourself to let go of what needs to be let go of and allow yourself to chose love over anger. Allow yourself to just rest and feel good about what’s coming next because it’s going to be juicy and love-filled.
This week allow yourself to believe that you can be loved by someone who can give you the world.