October 2020 Newsletter
Most of the battles we fight are in our heads.
don Miguel Ruiz, MD Daily message 09/30/20
I have quoted Dr. Ruiz before in my newsletters because I often find myself reflecting on the words offered in his daily message. The first line of his email is “take a few moments to quiet your mind, open your heart, and reflect on the words being offered to you today.”
With this particular message being about being in our heads, thinking, I felt his direction to first quiet the mind was essential advice.
During the pandemic, it has become abundantly clear to me how we are not able to navigate this storm in our heads. For one thing, I’m pretty sure we don’t have enough accurate information to take appropriate action. What we do know, however, is how we feel.
I’ve shared with you before that our bodies tell us so much about ourselves and offer guidance as to whether we are processing the energy around us in love or fear.
These uncertain times have created a lot of fear within us all. How is this affecting our perceptions, actions and choices? Are we embodying love or fear?
To answer this question for myself, I do my daily work: I set intentions, I have daily rituals and spiritual practices, which have certainly deepened with the times in which we are living. These practices have deepened because that is what I have chosen to do to support myself. On days that I get “in my head” or overthinking, I recognize that my day is often more stressful and I am distracted and ungrounded. I find myself more able to reflect on those days with more compassion with myself, as I know that I am a work in progress. I reflect on what I have learned about myself and what triggers those kinds of days for me. I get to feel what it is to be distracted and ungrounded.
I also know that I am so much surer that nature is our greatest healer. This autumn has been so beautiful here! I know I have told you before that is my favourite season, but this year the leaves are so much more vibrant with colour. The textures of the land are more vivid and alive. I feel so blessed to be able to see this every day! Is this because the fall is so much more vibrant than in previous years, or am I able to truly “see” it and embody the beauty this year? I am sensing it is the latter.
I invite you to feel more, embody your truth and the beauty that is around you.
This month, we have two full moons: October 1st and 31st, with the latter being called a blue moon. If you have never started a spiritual practice, or wish to deepen the one you currently have, what a great time to consider choosing this loving way to support yourself, the planet and all who live on her!
Journey to explore the wisdom of your body with this intention: Ask your helping spirits to assist you as you journey to understanding the amazing wisdom and messages your body shares with you. Connect deeply with your helping spirits as they offer insight into embodying the divine being that is you. As always, remember, no judgements! What will you discover? I invite you to journey with this intention and see where it takes you on your path to self-mastery.
As I mentioned in my previous newsletters during these challenging times, I offer all my friends and family this suggestion: Do your inner work: drum or rattle with healing intentions, transfigure often, take time to reflect and nurture compassion. Be with nature. Choose love, not fear. This is not only guidance for these times, but for always.
Supplemental Newsletter March 2020:
In the past 15+ years that I have been doing a monthly newsletter, I do believe this is the first time that I have written a supplementary issue. This is certainly the weirdest one that I have ever composed.
I am having such mixed feelings about the state of the globe at the moment. I have a lot of time to think about this, as we are in self isolation, after returning home from England on Tuesday. Amidst the deserted airports, wild stories from those trying to get home before airlines shut down (or go bankrupt), and fear of the unknown, I am intending to trust that all that is happening is leading us more to working together as a planet and helping each other, although “social distancing” and “self-isolating” are counterintuitive to this intention on the surface.
To manage our self-isolation and to honour and protect my dear clients I will not be able to see clients in person until the end of March and will reassess the global situation after that time. For those clients who are booked in during that timeframe, I will contact you directly to offer a distance healing or rescheduling, whichever you prefer.
On a healing note, I offer all my friends and family this suggestion: Do your inner work: drum or rattle with healing intentions, transfigure often, take time to reflect and nurture compassion. Choose love, not fear.
Explore personal and global healing with this journey: Ask your helping spirits to assist you as you journey to a sanctuary in non-ordinary reality that is healing, safe, and quiet to receive healing for yourself, cultivating with love, and insight into healing the planet and all beings. What will your spirits share with you? As always, remember, no judgements! What will you discover? I invite you to journey with this intention and see where it takes you on your path to self-mastery.
Laini Risto and I are expecting our second cd, Snow Raven, to be released very soon. Please watch here for the release date!
The cd Spirit Bear has its own webpage to make your purchase of this music easier: https://lainiristo.hearnow.com/spirit-bear