Weekly Oracle Forecast, Aug 7-13

Hello Sacred Ones,

Welcome to a new week! 

I experienced profound shifts in my energy last week as I was contemplating our Sweetness oracle card.  I noticed that as I allowed my sweet child-like self space to express herself, other helpful spiritual companions came out of the woodwork too.  I experienced a fierce mother bear energy rising up to shelter and protect the gentle, weaker parts of myself.  Our culture tends to devalue, dismiss or judge weakness (or children inner and physical) as obstacles to our success.  If I'm not mindful, I slip into this kind of thinking and end up frustrated and fighting with the forces of life rather than flowing.  This week I was reminded when we honor our gentle and fragile aspects, we are actually activating strength and connection to divine energy that is always here to shelter and protect us as we grow.  But we're not really taught how to do this growing up in a culture that tends to view weakness as a bad thing.  Our super powers are actually found in turning towards our weaknesses and vulnerabilities with compassion rather than with harshness.  In soul work, when we honor the gentle aspects of ourselves, we actually experience more strength.  We are always working in tandem with the opposites and working to move into a more balanced relationship between the two poles--towards the center where we abide in infinite source.  This is the practice of neutrality, where we can look with compassion on all of existence (not just the parts that are most comfortable to us) because we find ourselves and our source expressed in all of life.  We see that we are one, and the illusions of duality dissolve.

So how did your week go?  I'd love to hear about it in the comments below!

This week's oracle card is:
Optimism

Lets look for the bright side as we ride out these last days of summer.  When a dark heavy thought or feeling comes your way (like the thought of back to school shopping)  practice greeting it with neutrality and compassion while staying in a high vibrational state.  There is a time for descending and facing our darkness (seasonally this time is during the winter solstice), but this week lets practice allowing our interpretations of reality to play out for the highest good of all beings and see where it leads us!  Let your imagination run wild into the good things that could possibly grow from even the most difficult circumstances.  Remember: nothing is impossible for God.  So why should we allow anything to be impossible for us when God dwells within us?

This Bible verse kept popping in my head all weekend:  All things work together for good for those who love God.  -Romans 8:28

Trust that when you commit to live for your highest good and the highest good of all beings that whatever comes your way is here to serve your soul's expansion. 

Have a great week!
 

Yoga Pose of the Week:  Warrior 2 / Virabhadrasana II This pose will set you on fire with confidence, rooting you in strength and opening your heart to passion.  To get in this pose, fling your arms wide like you are standing on the edge of the Titanic with Leo DiCaprio (or Kate Winslet, you choose).  Feel the truth in your heart: that it actually does go on and on because in the heart you are connected to the infinite source of love.  Next, line your feet up underneath your wrists and bend your front knee so that it is tracking right over your front ankle.  The back heel is the farthest thing away from your body.  Hips are slightly turned forward for women; men can square them off to the side.  Tuck in the low back so that you are lengthening in your spine and zip up the muscles in the belly so you feel the core ignite.  Pretend you are standing on ice, and pull the energy of your legs upwards. Spine is straight as in mountain pose, so no leaning forward yet!  Imagine this energy bursting with joy in your heart as you squeeze your shoulder blades together and open the heart center deeper.  Enjoy the power of a peaceful warrior!

Yoga Pose of the Week:  Warrior 2 / Virabhadrasana II
This pose will set you on fire with confidence, rooting you in strength and opening your heart to passion.  To get in this pose, fling your arms wide like you are standing on the edge of the Titanic with Leo DiCaprio (or Kate Winslet, you choose).  Feel the truth in your heart: that it actually does go on and on because in the heart you are connected to the infinite source of love.  Next, line your feet up underneath your wrists and bend your front knee so that it is tracking right over your front ankle.  The back heel is the farthest thing away from your body.  Hips are slightly turned forward for women; men can square them off to the side.  Tuck in the low back so that you are lengthening in your spine and zip up the muscles in the belly so you feel the core ignite.  Pretend you are standing on ice, and pull the energy of your legs upwards. Spine is straight as in mountain pose, so no leaning forward yet!  Imagine this energy bursting with joy in your heart as you squeeze your shoulder blades together and open the heart center deeper.  Enjoy the power of a peaceful warrior!

This weeks musical inspiration is a song about a little fish swimming upstream against all odds. Just keep swimming!  

NORTH OF NORMAL
If you're in the Fargo-Moorhead area, join me this Thursday August 11 for a workshop at Mojo Fit Studios from 7-8:30 p.m. on the Doshas.  Explore the three types of energy bodies and discover yoga poses to suit your energy body's healing and unleashing of potential.