Senses of the Soul Blog http://www.sensesofthesoul.ca/blog Opening the Senses of the Soul: Healing Into Wholeness With Natures Vibrational Medicine by Samantha Orthlieb Mon, 05 Jun 2017 06:26:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 The Porous Ego http://www.sensesofthesoul.ca/blog/2017/06/05/the-porous-ego/ http://www.sensesofthesoul.ca/blog/2017/06/05/the-porous-ego/#respond Mon, 05 Jun 2017 06:26:33 +0000 http://www.sensesofthesoul.ca/blog/?p=1040 “Make your ego porous. Will is of little importance, complaining is nothing, fame is nothing. Openness, patience, receptivity, solitude is everything.” ― Rainer Maria Rilke “Nobody sees anybody truly but all through the flaws of their own egos. That is the way we all see …each other in life. Vanity, fear, desire, competition– all such […]

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“Make your ego porous. Will is of little importance, complaining is nothing, fame is nothing. Openness, patience, receptivity, solitude is everything.” ― Rainer Maria Rilke

“Nobody sees anybody truly but all through the flaws of their own egos. That is the way we all see …each other in life. Vanity, fear, desire, competition– all such distortions within our own egos– condition our vision of those in relation to us. Add to those distortions to our own egos the corresponding distortions in the egos of others, and you see how cloudy the glass must become through which we look at each other. That’s how it is in all living relationships except when there is that rare case of two people who love intensely enough to burn through all those layers of opacity and see each other’s naked hearts.” ― Tennessee Williams

“Opinion is really the lowest form of human knowledge. It requires no accountability, no understanding. The highest form of knowledge… is empathy, for it requires us to suspend our egos and live in another’s world. It requires profound purpose larger than the self kind of understanding.” ― Bill Bullard

“Enlightenment is ego’s ultimate disappointment.” ― Chögyam Trungpa

Opinion certainly seems to be rampant these days.  It is difficult to read or watch any kind of media story that is not agenda tainted, or scan a “discussion” on social media without being subject to the sting of self righteous indignation that flavours the volley of comments between people who rarely know each other. There is a lot of ego out there and even lesser empathy as events continue to unfold in 2017 due to an increasing amount of palpable fear, disillusionment and uncertainty.  Our ego tends to inflate to protect us and distract us in times like these so that we remain unaccountable and yet feel that we have some sort of control over our lives.  

In my January yearly forecast I said this would be the Year of Bold Unified Vision but at this point to an earthly observer it would appear that we are even farther from this goal. However, if one dabs away the blood and pus from the collective wound there is a cellular transformation taking place underneath.  It is subtle but it is there as layers and layers of ego based beliefs that chained us to dis-empowered thinking continue to be stripped away.  It feels very uncomfortable now like we are wearing shoes a size too small.  Standing in our ego based sense of life is getting more slippery as daily and worldly events keep us wide eyed and walking on eggshells.  Staying focused and on evolutionary task is more difficult when there is no ego based value system to drive us out into a purposeful rhythm; it terrifies many who do not want to stand in their own answerable truth, would like a predictable black and white, intellectual reality and blanche at the thought of being on equal power footing with others.  Hence the deflective lashing out, the rage, the lies, the violence and the bloodshed.

The first week of June hit us hard with a large geomagnetic storm of new ascension coding; our sloughing of the old was quick, painful and dirty.  As we head toward the Full Moon on the 9th and through the rest of this month we will be releasing at an accelerated pace to drive us deeper into our heart, our own essence and our own truth. As mentioned in my January blog: Wherever we go this year, Wherever we remain…the results of our actions follow us swiftly.  This is the first in a 9 year cycle that will set the tone for the remaining 8 years – if we miss this opportunity to shine, to take risk, to follow our dreams, to enjoy life, it will be much more difficult to align after September 2017.  The universe is giving us the chance to be fertile, to tend the seeds we have planted since the beginning of the year, nurture ourselves, and clear away major emotional debris that stands in the way of being impassioned and in healing service to others in the new co-creative paradigm.  There is still much inner work to do if we are to be collectively aligned as One Heart by the end of this year.

Warmly,

Samantha

Physical and psycho spiritual symptoms and predictions for June:  This is a month for more emotional loss and buried grief to surface.  It will be fast and it will be painful at times. It is important to point out that this encourages us to use the feelings to connect with something greater and wiser than our  everyday persona.  When we’re aware of a deep inner process occurring but we aren’t sure of its exact source simply accepting it without resistance will ease the mental burn-out.  This clearing will unearth more of our authentic self and create deeper spiritual connection and resilience.  Our ego becomes very porous in the process and we become more engaged as heart based shapeshifters.  This is a necessary trait as we go deeper into becoming co-creative “Human-Beings”.  Connecting to wholeness and Being One with All requires this transformation.
You may also feel that there are too many June events coinciding that you don’t have time to process or manage them – hence more digestive issues this month with “emotional indigestion”. Take time for more solitude if you can.  Don’t spend time trying to make sense of the grieving, just allow it to pass through as well as you can.  Breathe deeply through the wounding and surrender.  This will help you feel more calm and centered.  This is not a time to be unkind to yourself or others! Be accepting, more understanding and compassionate of others feelings and of your own.  Ask for hugs!  And hold your boundaries in terms of your need for times of contemplation and rest. This is tough inner work and will only accelerate in intensity through until end of September.

Archetypes for this month:  The Lover, The Prophet, The Mystic  

Recommended Senses of the Soul Products: – With all the busyness of late I have decided to push off the launch of Soul Journey Box until the fall. It is just not meant to be right now.   In the meantime, please feel free to browse my website and shopping cart – if you trust your intuition you will know which products are right for you at this time.  

Cosmic Dates for June:

Full Moon in Sagittarius – June 9th, our heart chakra is in full on grieving mode as we release the old.  This allows us the opportunity to connect more deeply with ourselves, and to understand what makes us “tick”. No blame, no shame, no avoidance – we are being asked by the universe to own who we are – the good and the shadow.

Summer Solstice – June 20

New Moon in Cancer – June 23  – this moon requires you to hold your ground and practice your boundaries.  We take the new found sense of self this month and test it with others in various events and encounters from now until the 30th. Practice compassion and stand in your integrity.

Pictured:  Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) – useful in times of grieving to allow deep surrender,  calms mental stress and allow connection to the feminine feeling life without mentally masturbating about it.  🙂 Available in my Illumination Tea, Feel No Fear Tea, Illumination Chakra Spray.

 

 

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The Heart Beats Wildly http://www.sensesofthesoul.ca/blog/2017/05/07/heart-beats-wildly/ http://www.sensesofthesoul.ca/blog/2017/05/07/heart-beats-wildly/#comments Sun, 07 May 2017 20:58:30 +0000 http://www.sensesofthesoul.ca/blog/?p=1026 My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. – Maya Angelou Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to […]

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My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. – Maya Angelou

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. – Harriet Tubman

True love is not a strong, fiery, impetuous passion. It is, on the contrary, an element calm and deep. It looks beyond mere externals, and is attracted by qualities alone. It is wise and discriminating, and its devotion is real and abiding. – Ellen G. White

Last night at dusk I walked the labyrinth that sits nestled in the woods on the east side of my farm.  It was a perfect night; calm, the last of the brilliant sunshine hitting the bottom curve of the valley that this land lays in.  The songbirds broke the stillness and a lone woodpecker joined the chorus as I started the journey at the beginning of labyrinth’s entrance.  There are coloured stones and glass at the start on a large Poplar stump so I grasped the one that felt best – a deep blue glass bead.  I held it close to my chest and walked forward.  I needed to feel my core truth as there was so much emotional turmoil that needed processing; the sincere clarity of the blueness resonated with what I was seeking.  So much had stirred up during the month of April’s Mercury Retrograde that had opened deep wounding – both my wounding and the collective’s.  I feel it all, I am one with All.

When one is in the thick of this darkness it is hard to know who we are anymore.  It feels like we are fishing with our hands in murky waters; there is sifting through and not knowing what we will grab onto.  We stumble, feel ungrounded, cry, rage, brood and wipe the grit from our eyes.  It’s also lonely as we let any false beliefs release from within, and as it should be people, places and situations will leave our lives. Some ties we cut permanently, others we let drift away or temporarily put aside until the wounds can be healed.  

I rounded the west turn of the labyrinth and on this part of the path there is a small sapling, right in my way so I have to grab onto it to stay on the path.  I stopped for a minute as I shifted my hips to step around, needing to lean into and steady myself against the narrow trunk.  I rested my head against the tree and thanked it for its strength. Slowing down when we feel uncertain is necessary so that we can let go of cellular memories and belief systems based on the dark wounds of criticism, judgement, fear, guilt and shame. It is crucial that we take this time, instead of pushing through and keeping busy.  Moving on more slowly through the circular labyrinth to the center allowed me the stillness and focus to be more clear of what was impeding me from growing and being creatively joyous.  Humanity’s deep woundedness based on limiting, rigid beliefs and our greedy, destructive history has separated us from what truly feeds the well of our delicate heart.

I left the blue glass on the stump in the center, then picked up a deep red stone that lay there and began my symbolic journey outward from the emotional storm.  I needed the blood red of this wise rock to steady my Root chakra; for stability, safety and a renewed sense of purpose. This is where we find ourselves in the month of May: our heart is beating wildly as the stormy shadow energy that was stirred up in April is finally releasing.  While there is fear, there will also be hope when this emotional thunderstorm passes.  And even if we are not fully sure of what the intensity is “about” we must not lose confidence in our ability to successfully be in it to navigate the change, chaos and anxiety that will come during May.  As we release there will be more room for the new to come in, more excitement, awakening and creative energy so that by the end of this month we are elevated on the next part of our co-creative journey together.

In devotion and steadfastness,

Samantha

Physical and psycho spiritual symptoms and predictions for May: To put it mildly,  the energy during the month of April was catastrophic; emotionally it was like nails down a chalkboard, and mentally it was akin to a mind bending drug trip.  Surreal, tough and spiritually taxing, there were moments that we may have felt that we did not want to be alive anymore.  There is something very honest in that.  It forces us to examine what we want out of our brief earthly life, to choose,  instead of doing what we think we are supposed to do, giving our power to others or wasting time on drama or fearful thoughts.  

You can weather these emotional storms, and know that May will allow a softer, gentle knowing to seep into your pores.  You are learning to live more instinctively, to be guided by your soul when there are many infinite paths to take, this is not a goal oriented To Do List or based on wounding from the past!  This is the co-creative paradigm; to trust in one’s Self and the Divine so completely that nothing can knock you off your truthful path.  No matter how much pain, hurt, or outside betrayal you endure, you know who you are at your core.  This Age of Aquarius is about getting very real with yourself and with others.  Finding courage, gaining wisdom through life experience and developing a strong spiritual backbone is needed to traverse this new way of living. As you make it through each psycho spiritual storm you become deeply rooted in following your heart, with less mental certainty of the outcome.  That is truly tasting life. This is what a Human Being is.  And through this we are joining more with Oneness (as I mentioned in my April blog) – more connected to the intrinsic Life Force of the universe.  Surrender to this, detach, release and become more passionately connected to everything!  

Symptoms for the month of May:  unsteady nervous system, emotional release – so let it go instead of trying to suppress it, the seemingly never ending digestive issues, feeling ungrounded, fear, grief, uncertainty, kidney and liver pain, back issues, heart pain, breathing issues, throat/tonsil/sinus and ear issues, stiff neck / shoulders, up and down emotionally – one day lots of energy, the next day not (or this can go by morning/evening or hour by hour), more moments of clarity, passion and personal freedom.  

Archetypes for this month:  The Earth Mother, The Lover, The Shaman and The Muse

Recommended Senses of the Soul Products: – in the interest of supporting new consciousness and health, and keeping life simple in these chaotic, uncertain times, I will no longer be posting individual products for each monthly blog post.  Instead I am working on a new project called Soul Journey Box, to be launched in the late spring, that will support you with more ease of choice on your healing journey!  In the meantime, please feel free to browse my website and shopping cart – if you trust your intuition you will know which products are right for you at this time.  

Cosmic Dates for May:

Full Moon in Scorpio, May 10 – an intense moon that can see emotions rise, and passions as well. Sparks can fly, we may smolder and/or burst into flame.  Steady yourself, ride the energy lightly, channel this energy to get things done, make decisions, seek clarity and know the intensity will pass.

Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower – April 19th to May 28th (peaks on May 6/7)

New Moon in Gemini, May 25 – the power of attraction is at work – what we put out we get back, and as we shift into this new sense of Self after the storm we will find who comes our way to teach us further, and we teach in return.  Dream of beauty – put it out into the world; where can you create, whom can you touch and support, what excites you, brings you a sense of harmony and balance? Change is just the creative process in motion, embrace it and feel alive!

Pictured:  The labyrinth on the Senses of the Soul Farm

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Pain for the World http://www.sensesofthesoul.ca/blog/2017/03/26/pain-for-the-world/ http://www.sensesofthesoul.ca/blog/2017/03/26/pain-for-the-world/#comments Mon, 27 Mar 2017 04:58:14 +0000 http://www.sensesofthesoul.ca/blog/?p=1014 “The world is not a problem to be solved; it is a living being to which we belong.  The world is a part of our own self  and we are a part of its suffering wholeness.  Until we go to the root of our image of separateness , there can be no healing.  And the […]

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“The world is not a problem to be solved; it is a living being to which we belong.  The world is a part of our own self  and we are a part of its suffering wholeness.  Until we go to the root of our image of separateness , there can be no healing.  And the deepest part of our separateness from creation lies in our forgetfulness of its sacred nature, which is also our own sacred nature.  – Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

“It seems both outrageous and irresponsible that so few mental health clinicians connect the epidemics of mental distress in industrial societies with the devastating impact of our suicidal destruction of our own habitat and ecocidal elimination of whole species.”   – Linda Buzzel and Craig Chalquist

The Voice said:  March 30th at 7:30pm.  I heard it twice, and there were pictures, bits of sensory images that went with it.  I was dreaming and starting to awaken at the same time.  I don’t remember the visual part of it but I remembered the words clearly when I awoke and opened my eyes.  March 30th at 7:30pm, we will be more ONE.  

I had this dream several days ago and knew I was supposed to share it in my April blog.  I wondered about the date and time, because neither had anything to do with the upcoming New Moon (which is March 27/28).  But the message was very clear that on this date and time WE WILL BE MORE ONE.  This type of prophetic dream is not new to me since my own deep awakening in 1999 as I have dreamed many messages like this.  However I am not always sure what to do with them, so in this case I sat with it until Spirit’s intention became clearer to me.  Bare with me soulful reader while I explain further.

I had a client say to me a few years ago:  “I stopped reading your blog.”  I asked her why and she replied:  Because you always talk about the same thing, and quite frankly I don’t understand why this is taking so long, is this whole ascension thing for real?  This client had chronic adrenal failure, constant stress issues which lead to her feeling exhausted, family issues that she allowed to resentfully pull on her, lots of money to keep her “safe” and she was really angry most of the time.  I had fixed her adrenal energy as best I could however I kept telling her that she had to find a connection to life on a different level, one that would root her through the chaos and coming changes.  I replied:  “No I am not making this up, we are shifting as a species to something much more co-creative in how we live and this takes time.  Everything has to unravel and change inside and outside.” She said she still did not get it and that she was just tired of this process with me.  She decided to not see me any more.  Her final words to me were- “How long are you going to talk about this anyway?”  And I said: As long as it takes for us to wake up and stop feeling separate from everything and everyone.  We are intrinsically connected, and we have to stop taking our pain so personally. “  

Separateness is the root of all pain in our world.  It is the illusion of our culture that our fear, anger and pain is our personal pathology.  This inner darkness becomes deeper as we let denial and repression of world pain continue.  Sure we each have our day to day issues, feelings and choices, however we are so much more expansive than that, and what we observe and live each day is a connected experience.  And as the co-creative energies of our human ascension process grow, it is imperative to understand this on a much deeper level.  And then apply it.  Over and over again we will be asked to do this for the remainder of our limited earthly lifetime. 

Surrendering to this, and knowing that we should generously share our love, strengths and skills, not view them as limited, will help us attune to the continuing changes in our world.  It’s happening faster now as many can see, and we feel how precious life is and that coming together, versus being separate, is of greater benefit moving forward.  It’s imperative that we continue to build community and work in teams or on joint projects to serve common aims.  And that we figure out a healthier way to have our needs met, instead of using egotistical means to manipulate, or use fear or force.  This is not a direct, goal oriented process, it is the feminine, spiral way of creating; it is like weaving an intricate, sustainable web with common threads.  It takes time to figure out how to balance ourselves with everything around us, when our programming has only been about our personal needs having priority.  

Empowerment in the face of planetary suffering is the key to a life that has meaning, but understanding and “being” our intrinsic Oneness is the essential ingredient.  On March 30th, at 7:30pm (MST), we will collectively move to another energetic and cellular level of this understanding.  This is a huge upgrade and will boost us to our next level of learning through the month of April.  I invite you to join me on that day and time to honour our common connection. 

In unwavering awareness,

Samantha

Physical and psycho spiritual symptoms and predictions for April:  Yes, times are going to get tougher.  There is no way around the harsh changes that are coming as our old paradigm continues to fall apart.  If you want true wisdom, to connect to your joy in the midst of sadness, if you want to see new life rise out of denial and despair, then you must connect to something beyond what you experience each day.  To create a life sustaining human culture will take courage, persistence, and flexibility.  Feel this and live it!  Where can you participate, how can you help, where do you need to step out of your comfort zone and take risk?  Create your way out of apathy, and know that you are contributing no matter how small it may feel to you.  If you feel lost, and don’t know where you fit in then just start by reaching out to others and helping in any way you can, especially if it has to do with protecting or sustaining nature.  

There is great energy beginning to move through us, it will feel different, it feels uncomfortable at times, you may feel agitated or ill, unworldly and not in your body, but know that this new vibration that is setting into your physical being is emancipating your creative energy so that you can devote it to your highest aspects.  Use your mind to anchor it into your body; believe it is something other than “illness”, and Will yourself to run this energy through to raise your vibration.  If you understand this your spiritual heart will strengthen. This will unblock old patterns of self-limitation and stagnation, inspiring you to the heights of beauty and grace, and restoring a path to art and creativity.   Life is your greatest creation, so no need to force or control it.  And above all, see through the outer illusion of the people around you and love them for who they really are…with boundaries of course.  Remember that you are LOVE IN ACTION.  Open to the NEW, be courageous, and know that you are protected.  Have trust and follow your intuition.  If you are already starting a project just stay the course and have faith.  Say to yourself:  I am Energy!

Physical and psychospiritual symptoms this month include:  energetic agitation in the body like energy is stuck or not flowing well at times (get out and move!),  heart palpitations, wanting to create, explore, get outside, have fun, seek beauty, occasional monkey mind (silence it and put it to the side!),vivid dreaming, bursts of energy,  anger, agitation, stiff neck, sore shoulder blades, liver, bowel, muscle and eye issues, tightness in the solar plexus, tingling in the hands.

Archetypes for April:  The Lover , The Sage, The Muse

Recommended Senses of the Soul Products: – in the interest of supporting new consciousness and health, and keeping life simple in these chaotic, uncertain times, I will no longer be posting individual products for each monthly blog post.  Instead I am working on a new project called Soul Journey Box, to be launched in the late spring, that will support you with more ease of choice on your healing journey!  In the meantime, please feel free to browse my website and shopping cart – if you trust your intuition you will know which products are right for you at this time.  

Cosmic Dates for April:

Mercury Retrograde:  April 9th to May 4th – we will be digging deeply this month – shadow surfaces more strongly during this time.

Full Moon – April 11 – Trust that you know the way forward!  You are wise, you are strong so believe that!  You are growing so don’t doubt it and keep moving forward.  Don’t over think it!  Don’t judge yourself.

Lyriad Meteor Shower – runs April 16-25, peaks April 22/23 – bits of illumination coming your way!

New Moon – April 26 – You are learning to tap into your universal “mother” archetype.  You are learning to mother yourself and mother others.  This comes in many forms – so that you can learn your needs and in turn help others.  It’s part of the great universal plan of co-creation!  Look at where you are being asked to devote your time, talents, devotion and energy.  In your family, work, community, in nature etc.,  to have love and compassion, to respect life and encourage others.  Where are you nurturing life?

Pictured:  Viburnum – This plant’s spirit helps us to know our needs in a healthy way, to be able to know what it is to give, to truly support others,  and in return get more back in an abundant way.  It allows us to tap into our inner voice, our inner wisdom so that our insecurity fades and our sense of self worth grows.  Viburnum flower essence is contained in my Sage Elixir and Essence.  

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The Up…And Down…And Up http://www.sensesofthesoul.ca/blog/2017/03/02/the-up-and-down-and-up/ Thu, 02 Mar 2017 14:38:40 +0000 http://www.sensesofthesoul.ca/blog/?p=1005 “We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, […]

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“We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations.” ― Anaïs Nin

“The only way that we can live, is if we grow. The only way that we can grow is if we change. The only way that we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we can become exposed is if we throw ourselves out into the open. Do it. Throw yourself.” ― C. JoyBell C.

Sometimes growing can be painful, and it can happen in a number of ways; such as through a toxic or sacred relationship, a crippling health challenge, layered emotional intensity, actual physical growth, or increased responsibility and accountability.  While I have gone through my fair share of these, it is much more painful to me to watch my children wade knee deep or be in over their head during these unavoidable, spiritual trials. 

Recently my youngest son was preparing for his wrestling championship and was not only nervous about his ability to perform but to also weigh in under 82 kilograms to make a weight class he always competed in.  I could feel his distress and noticed that he had stopped eating a few days before in order to shed the few extra pounds that he needed to before his “weigh in”.  I had to coax him to drink water, eat more protein (it builds muscle! I reasoned) and give him comfort and “Mommy time”.  His body image already fragile, this was adding another boulder to the load of his teenage angst.  He, like most young men, keeps his feelings deep inside and it voraciously gnaws on his sense of self esteem.  His innocence and young soul is a joy for all those around him and comes naturally but finding his inner strength is something that is much more of a challenge. He is not in the least bit intimidating and would more likely give you a hug then speak an unkind word.  His anxiety increased when he did not make his weight group – this meant he had to compete with bigger men almost  9 kgs or 20 pounds more than his size.  He is a tall guy, 6’1” with a football build, but has the heart of a dove.    I could see him immobilized in thought over this added challenge of a tougher weight class and struggling to find the courageous Will to step onto the mat.

Like my son, we have our inner challenges, and the Universe has a way of rooting them out so that we can grow.  I told him to look at the upgraded weight class as a way to grow, to find another part of himself that was authentic, but forgotten.  When we are preoccupied with our fears, goals, desires and ego based needs we forget that there is a deeper experience that we are here for; that of cultivating a humanness of Self that is infinite, boundless, immeasurable and expansive beyond our current recognition.  The upgrade in consciousness that we are warping through since the Eclipses in February is taking us to place we have never gone before.  Not withstanding the extreme physical symptoms of late (see below), we are required to be still in certain moments to breath in and assimilate the depth of the surreal experiences.  It feels like we are dying over and over again, much faster now, and being pushed to our limits; to dream bigger, to risk more, to stretch, to withstand such intensity of emotion and mental triggers that we beg for it to all slow down.  Just for an instant.  And it does, but only momentarily. 

With this latest cosmic “upgrade” we will be held more accountable for our thoughts and emotions, so that we can then realize that as we emit these frequencies to the ethers it immediately comes back to us in circumstance and outside experience.  This boomerang effect allows us to realize there is a multidimensional reality beyond our comprehension, we cannot control it, nor should we be allowed to, and so engages us to listen more carefully for our soul to lead the way.  It is a great leap from 3rd /4th dimensional reality to 5th Dimensional experience.  Experience being the key word, and we need to learn to respond rather than react.  To be inclusive and as non-judgemental as possible.  We are NOT in control, we cannot restrict others with our own agenda, but rather need to follow instinctual guidance that is a gentle or urgent nudging from the inside.  When we follow this and it aligns with the highest good our experiences on the outside are more peaceful even in the midst of stormy trials. We then truly know that we are of the world, not alone, and that challenges that come our way are not meant to drag us down, demean us or tear us apart.  They are meant to bring out the deepest, unexpressed parts of us that will create a Wholeness and lift us up to the Light.

In gratitude of a shared human experience,

Samantha

Physical and psycho spiritual symptoms and predictions for March:  Have you noticed that your body is changing?  Many will start to see the extra pounds put on over the last two arduous years start to come off, and/or the need to become more healthy, to get outside, eat better, exercise.  If you are feeling this way then kick it into high gear.  Spring is on its way and our metabolism is starting to shift, along with the eclipse energies that removed trapped burden and overload.  So weight loss will be easier for some, especially if the fear is easing and you are trusting your path.  Your cortisol levels will start to drop and with that bloating and digestive woes.  There is more momentum this month, with the NEW coming in for many – and with this new challenges – the universe is asking us to take it up another notch.  My advice to those on their path is:  with new consciousness comes more responsibility, so respect that and face your new learning head on.  There is much passion to be found on the road ahead too;  new community, new relationships and co-creative projects in the works!  There will still be reassessing going on – what do you need to nurture yourself and live your truth?, what do you really crave to feel alive? – so that you can thrive and feel passionate about life?  The archetypes of the Sovereign, Prophet and Spiritual Warrior are strong this month. The energy will still feel up and down…and updays of elation, in the flow, and then the need to rest, reflect, grieve, fine tune and make changes where necessary if it feels right.  Your self worth and progress depends on it so listen as deeply as you can to your needs.  You will be learning how to tune into your inner compass with each shift in energy. Commit to your authentic way of living!   And remember to have gratitude for the sacred abundance around you.

Expect symptoms such as:  weight loss (for some), metabolism reset, moments of emotional purging, battling with addictions, craving psychological freedom which leads to illusion dropping away, spiritual insights and liberation, times of heavy fatigue (so rest!), heart pounding, rapid clearing that causes dizziness, feeling ungrounded, Thyroid issues, fatigued coughing, achy joints, sinus issues, throat issues. Most physical issues will appear or increase around the moons and Equinox and be intense then dissipate fairly quickly.

Recommended Senses of the Soul Products: – in the interest of supporting new consciousness and health, and keeping life simple in these chaotic, uncertain times, I will no longer be posting individual products for each monthly blog post.  Instead I am working on a new project called Soul Journey Box, to be launched in the spring, that will support you with more ease of choice on your healing journey!  In the meantime, please feel free to browse my website and shopping cart – if you trust your intuition you will know which products are right for you at this time.  

Cosmic Dates for March:

Full Moon – March 12  – Your current situation is bringing you opportunities for spiritual growth and learning – take a look – what needs to be changed, what are the lessons, follow your inner whispers and take action if necessary to get back to authentic living.

March Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere – March 20

New Moon – March 27/28 – allow yourself to be lifted out of struggle and out of the old parts of Self or patterns that are finally dying away! Yes, it is true, you can have an abundant life!  It can seem harder in the final act of breaking away, as to finally shed the past takes effort.  Give it and yourself the time to let go and regroup.  You may not fully see the direction of your life unfolding but trust in your instincts and the Divine plan that is unfolding.  

Pictured:  Goldenrod – Creates a stronger connection to the Higher Self so that one can open up with love, enthusiasm, and manifest abundance and cooperation.  Develops self-trust and self confidence therefore allowing one to connect to higher energies and channel one’s cosmic truth.  Goldenrod essence is contained in my Spiritual Warrior Elixir and Essence blends.

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Birthing Pains http://www.sensesofthesoul.ca/blog/2017/02/01/birthing-pains/ http://www.sensesofthesoul.ca/blog/2017/02/01/birthing-pains/#comments Thu, 02 Feb 2017 05:48:29 +0000 http://www.sensesofthesoul.ca/blog/?p=988 Faith is small movement slow but steady and sure, holding all experience in a clear circle of compassionate light.   – Kaveri Patel “Souls reconstructed with faith transform agony into peace.” ― Aberjhani, The River of Winged Dreams “Birthing is never easy or without pain, be it a universe, a child, or a fresh start in […]

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Faith is small movement slow but steady and sure, holding all experience in a clear circle of compassionate light.   – Kaveri Patel

“Souls reconstructed with faith transform agony into peace.” ― Aberjhani, The River of Winged Dreams

“Birthing is never easy or without pain, be it a universe, a child, or a fresh start in life. Contraction precedes expansion. Darkness comes before dawn. Joy follows pain. This is the way of things.” ― John Mark Green

More than two years ago I began one of the biggest and most challenging creations of my life; a workshop building at my botanical sanctuary and farm.  It seemed easy enough, it was a building after all, how hard was it to create that? I have birthed much more complicated projects over the course of my earthly years.  I was so over confident that I was dismissive of what my gut was telling me, and I had no clear vision of what lay ahead.  I just felt guided to build a garage, a workshop for making my products and teaching, and also needed a small office.  My business was growing and this expansion was required.  I had in my mind a small building that was as eco-friendly as possible.  And I thought that I would save money by being my own general contractor even though, just like with my 1 acre permaculture inspired garden, I had no idea what I was getting into or any real knowledge in building construction!  I felt it would all come together easily because my inner knowing had nudged me in that direction.  How unprepared, enthusiastic and naive I was!

Over the course of 2 and a half years (and counting) I met obstacles and experiences I would have never imagined:  three different builders, four sets of different plans, a raging and bullying neighbour, fully supportive neighbours, a council appeal hearing, extremely restrictive and narrow minded building codes, a building site that required a reinforced foundation, water issues, delays, a change in staff and working directly with six different tradesmen and various companies.  And that is just the highlights! And through it all the costs grew, and grew and grew.  

It was like a chaotic, runaway train, and I watched as my own economical and ecological agenda morphed into something that even now I do not recognize.  I could not understand why it was so difficult when I was creating something to support healing, host community and benefit nature.  Through it all I had to live my life, and continue to trust in my abundance.  My boundaries were tested, I had to re-confirm my commitment and belief in my dream frequently and in my service to humanity which is tied to the farm.   I had sleepless nights, multitudes of self doubt, nail biting stress, fits of sobbing, financial crisis and moments of elation.  I can honestly say I have truly learned the value of perseverance, commitment and resolute faith.  I certainly found out who my friends were too.

Each time I wanted to give up the Universe would support me in some way to say:  Hey lady, we’ve got your back, you are supported and loved.  This is what needs to happen to birth your greatest Creation so dig in and believe in yourself.”  In other words – nothing greater than ourselves is produced without great belief and effort!

The building that now towers on my property is a monumental reminder to me of the energy it took to create a vision that was so much bigger than myself, and most importantly that Spirit wanted me to grow and learn certain lessons in its making.  How the building now looks is not as important as the effort it took to make it, the bonds that were formed, the support I received, how much more empowered I became, and how deep and wide my heart had to stretch to deal with it all.  It required an  incredible feat of personal leadership, and co-creative effort between myself, other humans, Heaven and Mother Earth.  I won some battles, I lost some and I refined my ability to compromise and communicate. I now feel much stronger inside on all levels.   I even taught the tradesmen the word “co-create”, much to their respectful amusement.  As I gaze at the now almost completed building, I am in awe of what it represents to me and my overall purpose.

Like my building process, we are in a world where chaos reigns, and each day we feel it is out of control and something we do not recognize; fear, terror, hate, anger, despair, hopelessness and death surround us, eat away at our faith and seem to encroach on our peace of mind.  The usual ways we would deal with it are not working anymore, our approach to challenges and issues require new thought processes, we must reach out to one another, accept responsibility, own and offer our gifts,  take ownership for our experiences and have the guts to take risk.  Living in this time of ascension requires us to embrace our uniqueness and commit to group coherence at a level that is unprecedented.  And right now a Bold, Unified Vision seems unreachable.

Regardless of what our challenges are right now  in becoming more Whole and contributing to Oneness, it requires us to take a new approach, to be a new kind of human, and to see our reality with a different lens.  Having resistance to change is where the suffering is, thinking it should be easy is the illusion.  The world has always been, and will always be, a chaotic place.  Nature thrives on it and great Creation depends on it.  Like a minefield we must pick our way through our life, step by step, being mindful, hear the pounding of our heart and know that each moment is precious and an opportunity to feel fully alive.  How it all turns out is largely beyond our control.

In fearless creation,

Samantha

Physical and psycho spiritual symptoms and predictions for February:  February 2nd is Imbolc/Candlemas and the great Earth Wheel turns to embrace more light and the promise of the new.  Put a light in your window so that you can light the way for others!  And think about where you can shine, who you can support, and be grateful for what you have in your life.  This month brings 2 eclipses – great waves of new consciousness and awakening, so know that you are supported to move forward if you use it wisely.  Expect the unexpected, stay poised and ready, and look for the chances, challenges and opportunities coming your way to upgrade and improve your life!  You will continue to fight with yourself on certain levels, but hang in there and know that you are part of creating something so much bigger and better!  Be present in each moment, meet your challenges head on, and then find the time to rest and rejuvenate when you can.  Keeping your balance is part of being Whole!  And spend as much time connecting to the life force of nature as you can.  She will hold you, soothe you and clear your energy field.  

With the eclipse aperatures will also come volatile energy so know that there will be more chaos, death and tragedy.  Hold fast to the beauty and love around you, limit media time and stay compassionately detached.

Expect symptoms of roller coaster emotions, more emotional crisis at night time, vivid dreams, inability to focus, digestive issues, sinus/eye issues, headaches, feeling ungrounded,  kidney and bladder urgency/pain, heart issues.  This is a year to watch your health in the following areas:  colon, lung, liver, heart and small intestines

Recommended Senses of the Soul Products: – in the interest of supporting new consciousness and health, and keeping life simple in these chaotic, uncertain times, I will no longer be posting individual products for each monthly blog post.  Instead I am working on a new project to be announced within the next few months that will support you with more ease of choice on your healing journey!  In the meantime, please feel free to browse my website and shopping cart – if you trust your intuition you will know which products are right for you at this time.  I mail my products and book anywhere in Canada and the U.S.

NEW: Interested in a Soul Chakra Reading? Need clarity and support on your ascension journey? In addition to my clinical appointments I now offer 45 minute intuitive channeled readings regarding one’s dominant chakra, soulful purpose & gifts, life lessons and current challenges.  Please look HERE for more info.

Cosmic Dates for February:

Feb 2 – Imbolc, Candlemas – We begin again, the turning of the cosmic wheel, there is a stirring in the earth, the body, the soul.  A female gateway is opening up – more Feminine energy is entering! The fruits of your labour will start to show up in abundance (money, beauty, hope, friendship, growth) depending on where you have put your effort. Share your abundance and spread the Light.  You may feel wounded, so look to loving your inner self and healing first.

Feb 10 – Full Moon in Leo & Prenumbral Lunar Eclipse -Take charge, ACT, you are the master of your own destiny!  Set the tone, take the first move, and find the discipline to create what you need.  Be present and focused, take a step back if necessary and see the value of who you are so that you can be in your relationships as whole.  Seek solitude and introspection if need be to find your center.  Go out into nature to connect to Oneness.  If need be seek assistance to stand in your authenticity so that you can participate in reciprocity.  The new paradigm is co-creation and requires that we show up as Whole.

Feb 18 – Waning Half Moon in Pisces – If you feel you are straying from your center find balance, then regroup and  find the inner strength, Will and clarity to align all parts of yourself.  You are a work in progress, rebirth takes time.  Continue to share gifts and talents with others, without agenda.  Abundance will naturally flow from this state of being.

Feb 26 – New Moon in Pisces & Annular Solar Eclipse – Your negative projections and woundedness are hampering your ability to heal and be peaceful.  Love and compassion for ourselves and others speed our healing, and rewire our DNA. This can feel like an arduous process.  Any loss you are feeling may feel like an open wound, which needs compassion and time to heal.  
However seeing this pain from a new perspective will give you the wisdom you seek to move forward in your soulful journey. How can you rethink your pain to see the lessons from a spiritual perspective?
Pictured:  Oregon Grape(Mahonia aquifolium) – The Spirit of Oregon Grape supports group consciousness and positive support for community endeavors. It helps the individual sweep away negative projections, allowing an objective view of oneself rather than an idea of what others may think of them. Helps to develop trust for self and others.  Allows one to be accepting of one’s true unique nature and power.

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2017: The Year of Bold Unified Vision http://www.sensesofthesoul.ca/blog/2017/01/01/2017-year-bold-unified-vision/ http://www.sensesofthesoul.ca/blog/2017/01/01/2017-year-bold-unified-vision/#comments Sun, 01 Jan 2017 21:31:03 +0000 http://www.sensesofthesoul.ca/blog/?p=979 “We are each other’s harvest; we are each other’s business; we are each other’s magnitude and bond.” – Gwendolyn Brooks “If everyone helps to hold up the sky, then one person does not become tired.” – Askhari Johnson Hodari “Let us dedicate this new era to mothers around the world, and also to the mother […]

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“We are each other’s harvest; we are each other’s business; we are each other’s magnitude and bond.” – Gwendolyn Brooks

“If everyone helps to hold up the sky, then one person does not become tired.”
– Askhari Johnson Hodari

“Let us dedicate this new era to mothers around the world, and also to the mother of all mothers — Mother Earth. It is up to us to keep building bridges to bring the world closer together, and not destroy them to divide us further apart.”  – Suzy Kassem

Blessings on the New Year!  – It is a brave new year, in fact a new era – and we continue to shed our old Self rapidly and rise up once again.  A Big, Bold New Vision awaits us, along with beautiful adventures and magic in 2017.  The New Vision is still stirring within us, in the depths of us and nudging at our soul.  Our challenge this year will be to hold this vision on the outside of ourselves – especially when our humanness gets in the way!  Can the majority of us hold a vision of Unity and Co-creative Harmony during the next 12 months?  Do we have the perseverance and willingness to work hard for the Highest Good of ourselves and others?  

The ground will continue to shift under our feet – and instead of feeling fear we will need to bond together, roll up our sleeves and keep our hearts open.  Our feminine creativity is now completely unearthed, we are more impassioned from our growth in 2016 – and now we will be asked by Spirit in 2017 to plan and start to manifest our new found co-creative fertility. It will be quite an exciting year that is fast paced and will keep us on our toes!

Here are the Ascension Highlights for 2017:

It does not energetically feel to me that the “New Year” will start until after the New Moon on January 27th – until this time we will be grieving, letting go and tending to unfinished business as Mercury Retrograde plays out and goes direct January 9th.  New projects are looming but there are final pieces to put into place, more details to figure out and as the saying goes:  Slow and Steady wins the race.  

We are on a trajectory for the next 9 year cycle until 2024 that will pave the way for more Unity outside of ourselves, co-creation, innovation and events that will feed our spiritual and feminine growth as a collective. And as with anything that is a new creation with no concrete plan, this will be a messy, psychologically taxing and sometimes passionate/aggressive process. Some things will line up well, others will fall away in the initial stages.  Patience will continue to be needed and great understanding if we are to find new solutions that work for all!  As we saw in 2016 through Brexit and the U.S. election, great division will happen when one party is ignored, undervalued, underestimated or not heard with a compassionate ear.  Reparation, forgiveness and empathy will need to grow within each of us even more this year. As well as being practical and non-emotional about what is important.  

However, now that most of us (70% of humanity) have a stronger and more unified inner core, we can weather the chaos and uncertainty with more courage and perseverance.  Those that have embraced the visionary and inspirational ascension process will not be easily swayed from their path of fearless evolution on the planet.  So far we have done the inner work needed to stay solid and fix our unified eyes on a life that is passionate and of service and co-creative value.  Our leadership is needed more than ever to be examples to others, and to bond with each other where our soul demands to dismantle  and reshape old structures that no longer serve our growing human intellectual and intuitive capabilities.  Women and awakened men will be called to continue to step into leadership roles and take more risk outside of the box. Our masculine and feminine within want to partner together in great urgency in whatever way our soul knows must play out.

We are stretching this year to more awareness, connectivity, new innovations, new thinking, new social trends and will be more resourceful than ever!  The grassroots groups that popped up in 2016 to hold the old structures accountable and expose or tear them down will only grow this year.  People all over the world will come together to demand change.  Nothing will stop the truth from coming out and we will see right through any attempts to hide it!

The other 30% of the collective will continue to flounder, are just not capable, willing or want to evolve at this point – they would rather be apathetic, fight the shifts or steer the changes to the advantage of themselves versus the Highest Good.  This will not last, and it is important to remember this when the media still paints our reality as grim for us, whether truthful or not.  Yes there will be casualty and sorrow, and some great tragedies this year, however underneath this there is now a firmly planted Seed of Change, that will need to be tended and nourished over the next 9 years.  We will need to trust our gut, defy, thrive and shine!  And above all stay in the moment of the experience versus worrying about the future.

POWER, how we wield it and how it controls our actions will continue to be tested and dismantled – we either learn easily or the hard way – and there will be many tests and challenges in 2017.  Our 2nd and 3rd chakras continue to shift.  So be aware!  We are on a trajectory for a revolutionary way of being and healing!  Power also applies to the continued dismantling of our dependency on oil, gas, coal and other older power modes.  Western European countries, India  and even Russia will continue to lead in this area and set the example of Free Energy for all. Putin and Trump will keep us guessing and aware of our own way of being in our power.

Our Climate – the weather, seasons, nature – will continue to mirror our collective inner process –  More earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, storms and catastrophes will shake us up and therefore allow us to help one another and be more aware of our inter-connectedness with All. The earth is our 1st chakra anchor- our foundation – and if She is not stable we are not either!  

Cosmic Illumination –  The cosmic energy the continues to stream down on us with new illumination into our 7th chakra will become more conscious to us, and combined with our growing technological advances, more of the secrets and mysteries of the Universe will be discovered. Many are already aware of the impact that cosmic anomaly have on us such as solar flares, asteroid showers, galactic shock waves,geomagnetic storms – and there is more to come! And many more of us will be interested in our Star origins – there is a call from the universe to know we are part of it too; that we are all Star Children and made of Stardust.  The acceptance of this knowledge will allow more of us to feel Whole within.

In 2017, the year of new beginnings, we can amplify our abundance and prosperity if we remain open and trust in the unfolding of our life experiences.  This is NOT a time to put on the brakes in your life or live day to day without some kind of an overall sense of destiny.  Conceiving, creating, embarking on a process of transformation with an open heart and mind is the key.  We don’t know where this will lead, but it is a much richer way of living than the egotistical, hedonistic drudgery that we are leaving behind!  So humanity now needs to settle into and accept the birthing stages of New Creation.  If we surrender to it and work hard with inner discipline, we can move up to a new level that will allow unimaginable expansion in our capacity as Ascension Pioneers.  

Wherever we go this year, Wherever we remain…the results of our actions follow us swiftly.

Blessings,  

Samantha

Cosmic Dates for January:

Mercury Retrograde – Pre-shadow phase December 1st to 15, Mercury in retrograde is December 19 and finishes January 8th. Post Shadow energy though will continue to affect us until the New Moon.  During this time we must be extra patient with ourselves and others to avoid miscommunication, blow-ups and misunderstandings!

January 3 & 4 – Quantrids Meteor Shower

January 12- Full Moon in Cancer – Release and embrace!  This is the final end of your shedding for 2016, so stay with it until the New Moon – There is now inner renewal slowly happening as you release so that you can discover what remains, what is truly yours to hold onto going forward.  Discard any need for control and see how things transform and flow.  You are now more Whole, more unified, and therefore will welcome what your soul truly craves if you trust the process.  


January 27- New Moon in Aquarius – time for renewed Divine faith in the process of your creative evolution!  You have released and are now ready to Shine.  It is time to muster all that you have learned, all your inner strength and Will (use that 3rd chakra!) – and direct it toward moving forward –  no procrastinating, no excuses!  No you cannot see where you are going – but just surrender this to the Divine and be open to receiving help!  If and when you are in alignment with your next steps the answers will appear.

January 28 – Chinese New Year; Year of the Fire Rooster

January Chakra Archetypes & keywords:  The Sovereign, The Warrior, The Alchemist.  Inner Will, Creativity, Unity, Psycho spiritual Transformation

Recommended Senses of the Soul Products: – in the interest of supporting evolving new consciousness and health, and keeping life simple in these chaotic, uncertain times, I will no longer be posting individual products for each monthly blog post.  Instead I am working on a new project to be announced within the next few months that will support you with more ease of choice on your healing journey!  In the meantime, please feel free to browse my website and shopping cart – if you trust your intuition  and intellect you will know which products are right for you at this time.  I mail my products and book anywhere in Canada and the U.S.

 Interested in a Soul Chakra Reading? Need clarity and support on your ascension journey? In addition to my clinical appointments I now offer 45 minute intuitive channeled readings regarding one’s dominant chakra, soulful purpose & gifts, life lessons and current challenges.  Please look HERE for more info.

Pictured:  the new earth energies that are manifesting this year!

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It All Comes Out In The Wash http://www.sensesofthesoul.ca/blog/2016/12/02/it-all-comes-out-in-the-wash/ Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:45:14 +0000 http://www.sensesofthesoul.ca/blog/?p=966 Keep the circus going inside you, keep it going, don’t take anything too seriously, it’ll all work out in the end. – David Niven I think the world is filled with so much hype and PR bull. Frankly, it all comes out in the end. Good or bad, I’d rather just let our accomplishments really […]

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Keep the circus going inside you, keep it going, don’t take anything too seriously, it’ll all work out in the end. – David Niven

I think the world is filled with so much hype and PR bull. Frankly, it all comes out in the end. Good or bad, I’d rather just let our accomplishments really speak for themselves.-Bill Ford


“Your hand opens and closes, opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralysed. Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as birds’ wings.” Jalaluddin Rumi, The Essential Rumi

“For one human being to love another human being: that is perhaps the most difficult task that has been entrusted to us, the ultimate task, the final test and proof, the work for which all other work is merely preparation” – Rainer Maria Rilke

We have come to the last month of 2016; a year full of chaos, uncertainty, psycho spiritual crisis, nail biting anxiety, heaviness, catharsis and betrayal.  A year where individually and collectively we were traumatized, became more untrusting, and sometimes allowed our emotions to get the better of us.  Many relationships suffered while we explored what was true for us, and blamed or excommunicated others that did not measure up to our expectations.  Friend against friend, neighbour against neighbour, loved ones broken in half.  Was it worth it we may be asking ourselves now?  There has been much unkindness, isolation, jealousy, incredulity, shock, anger and so many tears, along with a jarring realization that no one is going to save us but ourselves.   We have been humbled and all has fallen down as the last veil of illusion has been striped away and we stand naked in our individual authenticity.  Humanity’s mirror is shattered and the mask is off.  

We have questioned our abundance and our ability to prosper in relationship to ourselves and the impact it has on others, our prejudices have been unearthed and we now face a global future amplified in division and mistrust due to our inability to understand that there is enough for ALL.  In the candid words of one of my clients:  “Everything has been kicked to shit”.

There is much we can love about our current predicament and much we should be deeply ashamed of.  It is not that pretty to see our shadow selves but at least we know where each of us stands;  we see our folly and that of others with laser like focus.  ALL of us is flawed in one way or another.  There is something singularly beautiful and honest in that.  It gives us a chance to see it and therefore heal.  At least we are on an even playing field and each of us is being forced to face our darkest fears.

So where do we go from here now that our vulnerable parts are exposed? We see the world with 20/20 vision; Rome is burning and the ashes are falling from the sky.  There is a bad taste in our mouth that we cannot get rid of. From newspapers to social media we can feel that the whole tone of daily events has changed. Battle weary, cagey and wide eyed we stumble into December looking for clarity, something to hold onto, a way through, and a place to call home in 2017.  No matter who controls government or other institutions what we now know is that we are solely responsible for creating our lives.  Most of us have had ENOUGH of being told what to do and how to think.  

As the saying goes:  Eventually it will all come out in the wash.

There is no need to fear even though we cannot see the horizon – The union of the Divine Masculine and Feminine is imminent – a merging of divine feminine and divine masculine energy has been occurring over the last four years and now it is all coming together.  A co-creative partnership of equality is coming together in each of us.  It may not feel like it at the moment but the stage is set for a New Dawning in 2017.  And as with any new relationship it will have its bumps!  All the rage and angst we feel is building to a crescendo of more respect for each other, the earth and ourselves.  We are tapping into the heart and guts of a brand new vision for this world, so now we must dream big and let go of of any attachment about how it will look in detail.  

All the best to you however you choose to celebrate the holiday season (or not),

Samantha <3

Psycho spiritual and physical symptoms for December 2016:  I want to be clear that it is not all doom and gloom, but you will need to continue to clear mixed emotions in December and look at your life in sobering detail.   Don’t hide from anything. Rage, cry but do not give up!   There is something else that you may be experiencing as well during the holiday rush, it could be a glimmer of passion, a chance at something new, a vision of something that will carry you differently into 2017.  You have learned to think differently, so now you can see other options and apply what you have learned.  Do so carefully and with consideration.  Take your time.  Now that you are learning to live in the 5th Dimension you can see through many lenses, so choose the direction that feels the best in that moment of decision.  Being here and now is very important, as many are trying to still ignore the obvious and sedate themselves.  Trust, trust, trust in what your are perceiving as your new direction even if others are putting limitation on you or are pulling away their support.  

December is a time to heal, to surrender to no control as the world seems to spin more out of control and regroup as you explore new choices, new ways to be creative and put salve on your wounds.  Clearly what you have seen this year will not work for you anymore.   The pain is easing, but reality has sunken in…there is no way out but for you to change!  

Have gratitude for what you do have, honour the earth, participate in loving activism, build an altar for the joining of Divine Co-Creative masculine and feminine together in equality, love and harmony – we need as many people as possible holding this intention!

Anger is running high and we continue to clear at an amplified rate so there will be hot flushes, energetic downloads, impatience, restless legs, disturbed sleep, digestion issues, kidney and bladder issues/infections, heart palpitations, red eyes, sinus issues, headaches, shoulder blade pain, tingling in the torso and sexual feeling in the reproductive area as you tap into co-creation with the Divine!  

Cosmic Dates for December:

Mercury Retrograde – Pre-shadow phase December 1st to 15, Mercury in retrograde is December 19 and finishes January 8th. During this time we must be extra patient with ourselves and others to avoid miscommunication, blow-ups and misunderstandings!

December 12th (12:12) – brings a portal of change…enough mulling or procrastinating, it’s time for inner decision and the need to step out of our comfort zone and take new directions and/or begin new projects and ventures that we have been wanting to do for a long time now.  It’s time to release our fears and apprehensions and get on with pursuing our passions and purpose. Staying positive and being grateful for our current prosperity is also important and encourages further abundance.  Even if you will not or cannot take immediate action you need to clarify your intent – NOW!  Allow new thoughts and ideas to gel, be brave!

December 13th/14th – Full Moon in Gemini – that which remains unseen can fool us and perhaps even be dangerous and damaging.  It’s time again to release any shame and guilt around parts of yourself that you do see and are not happy with so that you can move forward into more possibility.  It’s also time for more deep healing so allow feelings and thoughts to arise in the consciousness so that they can dissolve. See yourself as healed, whole and complete, and it will be!  You can then feel strong enough to let others see more of your authentic self.

December 14 – Geminid Meteor Shower

December 21st – Winter Solstice (in northern hemisphere) – acceleration of more Light starting to come back, and therefore more detoxifying of mental and emotional states must happen to bring you into balance – there is a strong call from Spirit to balance the masculine and feminine parts of yourself  (Sacred Union)- you must reclaim a creative part of yourself that is buried within your soul so that you can be more fully engaged in life and pull in you Divine Feminine! This is a time of more harmony if you allow yourself to let go!  Find grounding, be vigilant and know that you are stronger than you think!  You seek steady and calm in the midst of turmoil outside of you – this may require some effort on your part  -stay detached from your feelings and thoughts as much as possible.

December 22 – Ursid Meteor Shower

December 28th/29th – New Moon in Capricorn – The last moon in the Year of Passionate Ingenuity.  Wow – quite the year!  We have had to rethink so many things in our life, and the universe certainly threw its share of curve balls!  Now take what you have learned and move forward.  Significant changes and choices must be made as you enter 2017.  With effort, hard work and determination you can do it, be flexible in your mind and focus!  Stay apart from the outside chaos as much as possible during this time and hold the values of co-creation in your endeavours.  Your soul craves balance and harmony so look where you need to make adjustments – materially, in love, relationships, business, career, spiritually – what do you seek?  Be honest and responsible for the choices you have made thus far and will need to make in 2017.   Outside events in 2017 will require that we be even more firm in our inside truth, co-creative values and inner knowing.

Key words for December’s journey: creativity, balanced power, imagination, resolute faith, spiritual/material balance, joyful awe, infinite possibility

Recommended Senses of the Soul products: The Warrior Elixir helps you transform feelings of anger, rage and hurt into happiness, courage and empowered action. It gives you the confidence and willpower to protect our boundaries and stand up for what is true for you, Marshmallow root and Peppermint provide digestive support that heals, calms and soothes. The Sovereign Elixir invites us to step into our own authentic power and embrace our co-creative masculine and feminine energies. When we are connected with our authentic power we can maintain healthy personal boundaries and relationships, channel creativity, manifest abundance, and live a life of co-creative service, contains Calendula to support the immune system, nurture the soul and strengthen our power center.  The Sage Elixir reminds us that we have other ways of knowing. Divine guidance and the voice of the heart are speaking to you. The Sage restores clear vision by helping you to access your inner wisdom: your intuition and inner knowing, contains Yarrow to protect one from negative psychic energy and balance the energetic field, lessens brain fog, cultivates healthy empathy. The Mystic Essence ignites the creative energy of your second chakra in resolute faith of a higher calling. A balancer of polarities, the Mystic will also facilitate Sacred Union of the feminine and masculine within to allow you to live a spiritual life with soulful earthly purpose, the herbal elixir also cleanses lymph, heals “fluish” symptoms, eases digestive issues, soothes and calms. The Magical Child Elixir returns joy and innocence to your being and opens your heart to love, infinite possibility and light again, contains Elderberry and Rosehip for immune support.

NOTE:  use Elixirs if you need more earthly, hard hitting help for deeply rooted physical and psycho spiritual symptoms, use Essences for more higher realm, subtle, fine tuning of physical and psycho spiritual issues.  I have suggested what I intuited the majority of us will need this month, but trust your own guidance when it comes to using any Senses of the Soul product.

Teas:  Illumination Chakra Tea, Feel No Fear Tea, Release The Fear,  Sacred Union Tea

Pictured: Jasmine  – Jasmine oil is contained in my new Love Chakra Spray, Jasmine’s sweet Spirit asks us to be here in the NOW, and helps us unload the burdens of the past so that we can leave them behind.  It releases old hooks that remain hidden. These hooks may be past traumas, old loves or stagnant emotional patterns. Jasmine brings them into our consciousness so we may clear them in order to make spiritual progress and have a sense of mental clarity around these issues.

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The Humbling of Humanity http://www.sensesofthesoul.ca/blog/2016/11/01/the-humbling-of-humanity/ http://www.sensesofthesoul.ca/blog/2016/11/01/the-humbling-of-humanity/#comments Wed, 02 Nov 2016 03:19:41 +0000 http://www.sensesofthesoul.ca/blog/?p=955 “Thank you” is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding. -Alice Walker “Am I going to be known by the car I travel in or by the path I pave and walk on?” – Amit Abraham “Having the right priorities in a wrong […]

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“Thank you” is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding. -Alice Walker

“Am I going to be known by the car I travel in or by the path I pave and walk on?” – Amit Abraham

“Having the right priorities in a wrong world will humble you with a journey that only love can sustain.” ― Bryant McGill


This past summer  I went to a sports store to find a bow and arrow for a course I was hosting at my farm. I wanted to show my course participants an example of third chakra power – or what I feel as an aspect of the Warrior Archetype.  I imagined that the ladies who were attending my course would have bow and arrow in hand – raised slightly to the sky and then arching in release at a small target placed in the woods- and in doing so they would feel confident but also know that it takes skill, passion  and humbleness to find their target.  It is an empowered art to find the center of what you are aiming for; it takes time, determination, confidence beyond ego and the willingness to join with the original essence that permeates all living things. I wanted to show with this example that if we do not feel separate we can feel the universal heartbeat as our own, and in that manifest and have our needs fulfilled.  We find our mark by depending on ourselves and our connection to all that is.

However this idea never came to fruition.   In the end I was completely overwhelmed in this “man made retail world” as there were rows upon rows of bows at this fancy hunting emporium with different taunt levels, scopes, complexity, materials, price and ego based construction. Looking at the multitude of dead animal heads on the walls also enraged me and made me feel ashamed at human folly and the general disregard for the sanctity of life. The store clerk looked at me skeptically as he rattled off his sales pitch about each one.   It baffled me that we needed these complex bows to teach us our supposed skill level or to hunt something that we traditionally have been taught to feel is inferior to us. I felt deep in my bones that there was no fairness, connection or honour in it.  I left the store in tears, knowing that this was not the reality I wanted to live in or support.

Like the illusion of a fancy,  complex and pricey bow as our strength, when did we decide that we would forget to use our instinct, compassion and inherent aptitude and instead give our power to any outside person, place or thing? When did we feel it was acceptable to just live within our learned means versus living within our ethics?  These are  the questions that plagued me as I drove home.  

If we have learned anything so far in this transformational year it is that we must trust the way that is the best for ourselves and throw away any inherited value systems or pressures.  No matter who or what seems ”normal”, or better or  pushes our limits we are ultimately self-responsible.  And that we must also be self-effacing when it comes to balancing our needs with the spiritual world.

In other words, as we move into November it is important to glean above all that the Universe is requesting that we focus less on material aspects and financial issues that seem to keep us safe and secure (especially because the financial world is in itself an illusion), and instead look to a more spiritual and plentiful approach to having our wants and needs met. Humanity is being humbled in the most creative way this month and simply holding  faith, trust and gratitude, and being open to signs and new opportunities going forward  will secure the peace, abundance and self respect within that we are soulfully seeking.  Clinging to any old versions of ourselves will be our downfall.  With our masculine right hand on our heart(fourth chakra), and our feminine left hand on our solar plexus (third chakra), we balance ourselves and move forward into Oneness as all that seemed safe and black and white is further  unveiled as unacceptable  illusion.

In calmness and heart centered abundance,

Samantha

Psycho spiritual and physical symptoms for November 2016:  As I mentioned last month all is falling down!  There is no way to escape reality for yourself and it is time to see what needs to flourish in your life  – what ignites you? It is important to focus on your needs in accordance to your values – if you have a business, are looking for employment, are changing your living situation, entering a new relationship, in a current relationship or collaborating with others – remember to engage your sense of self respect, co-creation and fairness.  Anything that you do or stay in out of fear, lack, jealousy or control will ultimately fail.  Rethink it, restructure it, reshape, reorder it if need be, but for Heaven’s sake do not bury your head in the sand, blame others, or our culture for your lack of self responsibility or the changes you need to make as the world shifts! Model how you want the world to be.  As you continue to struggle part of you will rage but the other part of you is exhausted and and wants peace and love.  And peace will win ultimately – the collective is tiring at great speed and wants more harmony and co-creation.  In fact many of you that are understanding the universal call for co-creative mastery of resources and finances are now seeking a more quiet, gentle and balanced lifestyle that includes love, deeper connection with self, others and nature, and the need for interdependent relationships.

All eyes are watching the outcome of the American election on November 8th – primarily because the one who is elected signals the tone of our collective consciousness process going forward.  Is Hillary Clinton poised to become the first female president?  The feminine and female leadership is rising, not because women are superior, but because it is our time to shine and bring more softness to the world.  The feminine in both women and men is desperate for unity and common ground, not because we necessarily agree, but because it is imperative to our surthrival at this point in history.  So if she wins we move forward more rapidly in this way.  If not and Trump claims the throne then a clashing will be heard around the world that will tear apart the fabric of North American culture in an unprecedented way – and again, we will move forward toward co-creation.  Both outcomes will be the same, however the former is the more gentler, responsible and sanest option with the least amount of casualty.  Which way will we choose? – all of us need to step into this alignment, regardless if we have a vote or not – your intention can move mountains, so be careful where you engage your time and energy this month – we are all contributing to a faster or slower pace of a collaborative outcome.

As those of you reading my blog tend to be more empathic, remember to ground yourself, clear your energy system often, avoid situations, places and people who sap your energy, watch your thoughts, find outlets to express your emotions instead of bottling them up or increasing your addictive habits, get out into nature as often as possible, connect and love those that do support your growth, eat well and drink more water, find alone time, set boundaries and pull in when needed. Phew – the next two months are going to be soulfully challenging as we clear deeper patterns so look after yourself!  

Ascension symptoms to look for this month: a rise in addictions, continued digestive issues, vivid dreams and nightmares, eye issues (redness, tearing, poor eyesight), up and down weight increase, bouts of weeping, sinus and lung congestion, lymph congestion and mucus, sore throat, “stomach flu”, stiff neck, aching heart, more easily triggered emotionally, bouts of jealousy, blame, defensiveness, neediness, self punishment, irritable, self attack, sadness, depression, and days of elation and more self love.  Don’t take anything personally!  And remember to tell yourself it is not about winning or losing, nor measuring outside “things” – we all need to come out on top together!

Cosmic Dates for November:

11:11 (November 11) – Cosmic Energetic Gateway – REBIRTH is ours if we want it but we must face and move through some of our darkest fears.  Let go of worry and doubt, move past any unworthiness, it is time to SHINE!  Move past inaction and move forward in whatever way is needed – or if it is something you cannot do anything about, then release it to Spirit.

Full Moon (in Taurus) – November 14th – this is a Super Full Moon – the biggest in nearly 70 years!  Super intense and clearing – pick your battles wisely for the feminine in terms of what you value, and as you do you may feel very alone – it is tough to cut a new path through the dense forest of negative emotion around and in you – the patriarchy continues to die out but with that is more chaos.  Are you in a battle of the wills and losing sight of partnership at the expense of another or them with you?  Disengage and view from a higher place within.  Find a middle ground.  

New Moon (in Sagittarius) – November 29th – What do you need to learn right now?  It is important to find clarity in your beliefs, versus outside influence so that calm and steady keeps you strong.  Where can you strengthen bonds, build a solid foundation and be realistic about what you can expect from others and they from you?  Be consistent and clear – connect to nature as much as possible.  We are learning how to co-create better if we hold that intention.

November 4th and 5th – peak of Taurid Meteor Shower

November 16 and 17th – Leonids Meteor Shower

November 6th – Daylight Saving Time

Key words for November’s journey: empowered action, confidence, willpower, boundaries, highest truth, cosmic wisdom, alchemical transition, soulful rebirth

Recommended Senses of the Soul products: The Warrior Elixir helps you transform feelings of anger, rage and hurt into happiness, courage and empowered action. It gives you the confidence and willpower to protect our boundaries and stand up for what is true for you, Marshmallow root and Peppermint provide digestive support that heals, calms and soothes.,  The Enchantress/Enchanter Elixir allows full and complete alignment with your Highest Truth. It allows you to live in your Higher Heart, embody Light and love unconditionally, enables you to deeply connect to nature, animals, cosmos and intrinsically merge in a state of Oneness, us it this month to navigate shadow healing in your dreams. The Shaman Elixir will help you to retrieve the parts of your soul that have been buried, the Shaman archetype will free you from your self-imposed limitations so that you can stand in the power of who you are and why you are here, karmic freedom is yours to embrace! Contains Burdock for thwarting self sabotage and clearing skin issues. The Guru Essence reminds us that we are all ONE. It renews your sense of higher purpose and trust that all is as it’s meant to be, contains Lavender for easing fear and easing nervous tension.  The Alchemist Elixir –facilitates psycho spiritual transformation, personal transmutation and clarity of purpose, contains Wormwood for liver and “parasitic” cleansing, Reishi Mushroom for immune support.

NOTE:  use Elixirs if you need more earthly, hard hitting help for deeply rooted physical and psycho spiritual symptoms, use Essences for more higher realm, subtle, fine tuning of physical and psycho spiritual issues.  I have suggested what I intuited the majority of us will need this month, but trust your own guidance when it comes to using any Senses of the Soul product.

Teas: Urban Warrior Tea, Release the Anger, Thrive Immune Tea, Illumination Chakra Tea, A Walk in the Woods Tea, Sacred Union Tea, Release the Past Tea

Pictured:  Nightshade (contained in my Enchantress/Enchanter Elixir)- for being adventurous and daring. Willing to take a risk, always stretching for things out of your reach and getting them. Brings direction and purpose. Allows one to fully engage in life and self direct anger that comes out as stubbornness.  “Helps us tolerate the shadow in the psyche which allows self-love of every aspect of ourselves. Taking the time to get to know our own vulnerable, abandoned pieces, helps us to see parts of ourselves that hurt, or create our own self undoing when they are left uncared for and unclaimed. ” (Prairie Deva Essences)  In other words we are not perfect and to love every piece of our light and dark is integral to fully loving ourselves and therefore others.  🙂

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The Bonds that Bind or Break Us http://www.sensesofthesoul.ca/blog/2016/10/04/bonds-bind-break-us/ http://www.sensesofthesoul.ca/blog/2016/10/04/bonds-bind-break-us/#comments Tue, 04 Oct 2016 13:35:08 +0000 http://www.sensesofthesoul.ca/blog/?p=941 “The greatest joy comes from giving and serving, so replace your habit of focusing exclusively on yourself and what’s in it for you. When you make the shift to supporting others in your life, without expecting anything in return, you’ll think less about what you want and find comfort and joy in the act of […]

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“The greatest joy comes from giving and serving, so replace your habit of focusing exclusively on yourself and what’s in it for you. When you make the shift to supporting others in your life, without expecting anything in return, you’ll think less about what you want and find comfort and joy in the act of giving and serving.” -Wayne Dyer

“When you succeed in connecting your energy with the divine realm through high awareness and the practice of undiscriminating virtue, the transmission of the ultimate subtle truths will follow.” – Lao Tzu

Loving yourself…does not mean being self-absorbed or narcissistic, or disregarding others. Rather it means welcoming yourself as the most honored guest in your own heart, a guest worthy of respect, a lovable companion”.- Margo Anand

Rock-a-by baby

On the tree top,

When the wind blows

The cradle will rock.

When the bough breaks,

The cradle will fall,

And down will fall baby

Cradle and all.

The Autumn winds of change are blowing and the whole world is rocking. In my neighbourhood the sirens and the police helicopter has become a constant noise.  The activity is definitely heightened.  Everything around me seems slightly off kilter and emotional energy runs high. Everyone is now feeling it in different ways – the old is breaking down faster and faster, and with it many people are not adjusting well.

The New Moon on September 30th/ October 1st unleashed a new level of vulnerability and woundedness in us.  It raised the ascension bar very high as we came out of Mercury Retrograde and allowed a higher level of coded Unity consciousness to seep into the collective.  This created a clearing that shook our heart and allowed self doubt to creep in.  Each time the Oneness bar is raised by the Universe we fall from grace, from stability and lose certainty about ourselves and our path.  It hurts, it is hard to understand on a rational level, and we must re-establish a firmer foundation of self-love and acceptance within ourselves.  Our inner lens of knowing becomes muddy and it takes more effort to cleanse it and attune to the new frequencies to see more clearly.  The pace is rapid, relentless and time is speeding up.  As we jump from challenge to challenge the ground beneath us continues to shift, and our sense of resiliency becomes shaken.  The boughs break as we fall from limb to limb, and we wonder when we will reach bottom.

And the bottom will not be what we feel it should look like in October as there will be more unexpected change – so we must prepare for it.  There will be eruptions, more broken branches and it will be imperative that we take a calm readiness for what ever may come our way. We continue to learn to be in it, versus reacting. And just when we think that we have everything under control something will be bumped around in our life again.  Cultivating a sense of adventure, forgiveness and flexibility is the ongoing theme for this month.  Our relationships are changing and evolving so that we learn to love more deeply, how we see ourselves is still in flux, and as the collective world tree shakes we free fall from limb to limb with less resistance and more connection to all.  As our sense of rigidity fades, we are learning to accept these rapid shifts, to surrender to the unknown, have less judgement of ourselves/others and unfasten from the old ways of being.  That is the whole point of the Year of Passionate Ingenuity:  we are learning to think differently and flow to create a new world – and the trick is to just let it happen.  The dismantling continues and we shapeshift to become co-creators.  Our soul knows this and the Universe leads the way.

Blessings,

Samantha

Psycho spiritual and physical symptoms for October 2016:  With all the changes that have happened, and will happen this year, you must stay poised and open.  Can you reach beyond your pain, hurt, fear, confusion and anger to find love and seek common bonds that weave us together as this occurs? Can you reach past your ego, see other people’s wounding  and find forgiveness as well as resolution or compromise?   We are like ships passing in the night and plans can change quickly right now.  Are you being stretched in too many ways, and giving up your power and happiness to people or situations that do not support you, while negating or cutting off others that have supported you and deserve your time?  Do you really want to continue to do things that you do not enjoy?  Do you have your earthly priorities straight or do you feel “called” to go elsewhere?   You must take a deep breath and reach for a higher level of understanding when internal depression, self attack and jealousy threaten to pull you down.  Weak bonds will “break” within us or with others this month. Only that which is part of our soul path and those who are willing to work on a deeper connection built on care, trust and forgiveness will thrive. If your need to better yourself becomes an ego based activity that is condescending and based on an “I am better”  over others, than you are totally missing the point of co-creation, love and compassion. The key learning is to detach, center yourself and find the higher viewpoint which will allow you to leap to a new level in your life.   You will gain the greater power and confidence that you seek. This new found sense of self may also lead to a new level of love (with yourself or another) and/or strengthen your friendships and family ties.  Whatever it is that your soul is looking for will appear and you will find more joy if you fight to quell the hurt and anger in your heart, allow in peace and calm your mind. Co-creation is possible and you are the living example.

Ascension symptoms this month:  higher than normal internal heat, up and down weight increase, eye strain, red eyes, runny eyes, bouts of weeping, sinus and lung congestion, searing heart ache, digestive purging, sore kidneys or back, “stomach flu”, denseness in second and third chakra, stabbing shoulder blade pain, stiff neck, aching heart, temporary increase in addictive habits (such as drinking/smoking/eating), more easily triggered emotionally, bouts of jealousy, blame, defensiveness, self attack, sadness, depression, and days of elation and more self love.  Ride the wave as gracefully as you can to the upside! Don’t take anything personally!

Cosmic Dates for October:

New Moon – September 30/October 1

Full Moon (in Aries) – October 15 – intense and potentially full of anger.  It will be important to find intentional balance between inner power and Love.  Be mindful, do not be triggered.  Look to the wisdom of your inner child to adjust your intent to heal.

Orionid Meteor Shower – October 21

Waning Half Moon (in Cancer) – October 22 – time accelerates, your life is adjusting to another new reality, transformation continues.  Lots of emotion coming up.  Your masculine and feminine are not in balance.  Seek a new perspective, ask the Universe for guidance in leading you away from attitudes that bind you to division and separateness. See the beauty in diversity.  Find the courage within to keep going!

Second New Moon (in Scorpio)- October 30th (Lunar Samhain) – Death and Rebirth.  More acceptance and listening to the wisdom of the heart is available.  We can avoid separation and destruction with compassion.  Every action and thought creates an impact – even more so now than before.  Open your receptiveness to find the new perspective that you seek as the Universe is willing to give it.  Get out of your own way.

Halloween/Samhain/Hallowmas – October 31

Mercury Retrograde:  August 30th to September 21st, Sept 22 (end of Mercury Retrograde), Sept 23 to Oct 7th (post shadow phase).

Key words for October’s journey: Nurturing support (of self and others), Emotional Courage, Forgiveness, Pure Courage, Psycho Spiritual Transformation

Recommended Senses of the Soul products: The Sovereign Elixir invites us to step into our own authentic power and embrace our co-creative masculine and feminine energies. When we are connected with our authentic power we can maintain healthy personal boundaries and relationships, channel creativity, manifest abundance, and live a life of co-creative service, contains Calendula to support the immune system, nurture the soul and strengthen our power center.   The Lover Elixir calls forth the unconditional love and compassion already in your heart, contains Borage and Hawthorn for immune and circulation support, eases heart pain and palpitations. The Magical Child Elixir returns joy and innocence to your being and opens your heart to love, infinite possibility and light again, contains Elderberry and Rosehip for immune support. The Alchemist Elixir –facilitates psycho spiritual transformation, personal transmutation and clarity of purpose, contains Wormwood for liver and “parasitic” cleansing, Reishi Mushroom for immune support.

NOTE:  use Elixirs if you need more earthly, hard hitting help for deeply rooted physical and psycho spiritual symptoms, use Essences for more higher realm, subtle, fine tuning of physical and psycho spiritual issues.  I have suggested what I intuited the majority of us will need this month, but trust your own guidance when it comes to using any Senses of the Soul product.

Teas: Sunshine Tea, Urban Warrior Tea, Love Chakra Tea, Release the Anger, Healthy Boundaries Tea, Thrive Immune Tea, Release the Past Tea

Pictured: The World Tree – striking a balance between passion and calm – instead of cold destruction.

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Comfortable In Our Own Skin http://www.sensesofthesoul.ca/blog/2016/08/31/comfortable-in-our-own-skin/ Wed, 31 Aug 2016 23:54:54 +0000 http://www.sensesofthesoul.ca/blog/?p=933 “The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.”-Carlos Casteneda “These fifth dimensional energy fields are as fragile as butterfly’s wings, in that we can’t try hard to touch it or to hold it. Instead, we have to be “still […]

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“The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.”-Carlos Casteneda

“These fifth dimensional energy fields are as fragile as butterfly’s wings, in that we can’t try hard to touch it or to hold it. Instead, we have to be “still as a tree,” “soft as the grass,” and “as changeable as the sun” We also need to feel the Love of Venus and accept the mystery of the Moon.”- Suzanne Lie

“Mindfulness (or Consciousness) is the art of being fully in the present moment with acceptance and an open heart. It is a practice that enhances our well-being in every way, from developing increased mental clarity and deep relaxation, to handling stress in healthier ways and escaping the grip of our reactive emotions. And perhaps most importantly, it addresses a core longing we all share-a desire to feel at home with ourselves and others, to be centered and comfortable in our own skin.” – Jack Kornfield

Over the course of this “mind blowing”  year we have gone through extensive internal wiring of our inner self, which has stripped us down and turned us inside out.   All of this downloading, shifting and releasing has hit us with many physical symptoms as described in my past blogs with the goal to enable us to live in our Higher Self.  Many are calling this the mass spiritual awakening of humanity which has unearthed our essential core and forced us to look at the shadow within ourselves and the world as a whole.  Many are confused, shaken, uneasy and tired.  If we shied or tried to shield ourselves from these changes the universe has pushed us to make them anyway. August was more preparation for this as we cut out, rooted out, clashed and tossed out anything or anyone.  Unfortunately there was collateral damage as tempers flared, hurt abounded and many mistook healthy boundaries for personal attack. 

As Autumn approaches we are moving into the Fourth Wave of this massive shift in consciousness and to put it into pressured perspective, the Third Wave in the year 2016.  Like increasing storm waves that crash into the shore, we will be carried again on yet another acceleration of consciousness due to the influx of  Light from the cosmos in September.  This is a big month, very big, so big in fact that many will wonder how they will make it through if they are not properly aligned between Heaven and Earth.  However the incoming energies of Ascension offer tremendous opportunity to create our life in a way that supports us being comfortable in our own skin, being fully responsible for creating our destiny with the Divine, and anchoring in the fifth dimensional and co-creative aspects of reality.  

If we grab hold with wild abandon and no fear, we can invite in expansive opportunities, new projects, passionate ideas and better relationships into our grasp. Great psychospiritual transformation is possible with the two eclipse energy portals this month, along with it being Mercury Retrograde and the Fall Equinox.  But as always we set the pace of our growth;  it requires the willing participation of our Higher Self, our patience, our inner stillness, our ability to detach  and our belief in ourselves.  There is no outside person, place or thing that will do this for us.  And if you have been growing this year, there is no one left to blame.

Yes, we are fatigued, bone weary and soulfully sore.  However we must carry on as the accelerated changes are the new normal.  Our learning in this continues to be to dig deeper, be spiritually stronger and find the best of ourselves while facing the worst.  We will continue to rewire our brain to the fifth dimension, so there will be fall-out around us; more deaths, more letting go of relationships and situations that do not serve our ascension, more accountability that we perhaps do not want to step into. 

Being non-reactive, being inclusive and seeing possibilities from different perspectives will help steady us.  Reaching out for support and learning from others who seem stronger can help one be more resilient.  And strengthening our faith to persevere in our actions until we come to resolution or acceptance of our difficulties will sustain us.  Above us we must cultivate love, acceptance and gratitude in every moment as gracefully as we can, while being forgiving of our momentary inertia and mistakes.  We are learning that all of us are different,delicate, beautiful shells in the same universal sea.

Still learning to be in service,

Samantha

Psycho spiritual and physical symptoms for September 2016:

Oh what a tangled web we weave!  So much undoing and redoing, so much inner struggle and chaotic, busy dreamtime.  We continue to process so much so it seems as if we are living many lives as we work out issues here on earth and in our sleep which takes us into more shadow and other dimensions.    There is still an increase in certain ascension symptoms such as draggy feeling, sweating ( although that is lessening), higher than normal internal heat, up and down weight increase, eye issues with prisms, lights and other floaters showing in the corners of the eye, red eyes, bouts of weeping, sinus and lung congestion, denseness in the waist area (or as I lovingly call it the growing Buddha Belly!), abnormal menstrual cycle, and more fatigue than usual.  It feels as if we can barely move some days and many things take effort.  However, you are moving through it.  Even if you feel you are not doing/being it well you are making progress and can still feel more self worth, wisdom and self truth seeping into your soulful pores. You see more clearly where your sabotaging patterns are keeping you locked into mediocrity. It is becoming VERY uncomfortable.  Your conscious higher brain is taking over more than your reptilian lower brain more often.  You continue to grieve your old self- waves of it at the most odd times.  You  are closing past doors and awaiting the future.  All the while awakening your desire.  This month you must find the will to marry your desire with more passion – instead of being angry or depressed, afraid or confused.  It is important to take any intensity and channel it into action in defense of your own needs!  And put it towards getting projects done!

Cosmic Dates for September:

New Moon / Annular “Ring of Fire” Solar  (Masculine)Eclipse – Thursday, Sept 1 – The old industrial masculine in us is dying, and will so more rapidly after this eclipse.  More of the old us will break down so there is a shift to far less greed, control, aggression, anger, materialism, and pride within ourselves.  Our ego is being deconstructed piece by piece. In comes more strength, courage, boldness, support, abundance, integrity, spiritual truth and protection of the feminine.  We all benefit from this divine masculine energy!  

Full Moon / Penumbral Lunar (Feminine) Eclipse- Friday, Sept 16th – a softening energy to the divine masculine, more sacred union within, we regain more of our inner balance and form more intimate connections with others through our vulnerability.  Stay in Love, stay in peace as much as possible in all your actions and words.

Fall Equinox – Thursday Sept 22nd – we reap what we sow, so if you are doing your inner work then you will see the benefit.  Focus on what you want to create and then work on the details. Continue to take a balanced, harmonious and peaceful stance in all areas of your life. Stand strong in your personal convictions and act accordingly.

2nd New Moon – Friday Sept 30th/ Saturday Oct 1st – Time to pull out of the lower energies that you continue to struggle with – you must pull out of fear and judgement and grow spiritually through the practice of compassion to liberate yourself to greater peace, love and freedom.  More psychospiritual transformation!

Mercury Retrograde:  August 30th to September 21st, Sept 22 (end of Mercury Retrograde), Sept 23 to Oct 7th (post shadow phase).

Key words for September’s journey:  Self Worth, Balanced Power, Will, Self Truth, Wisdom, Intuition, Psychospiritual Transformation, Dreamwork, Multi-dimensional Consciousness.

Recommended Senses of the Soul products:  The Warrior Elixir or Essence helps you transform feelings of anger, rage and hurt into happiness, courage and empowered action. It gives you the confidence and willpower to protect our boundaries and stand up for what is true for you, Marshmallow root and Peppermint provide digestive support that heals, calms and soothes.,  The Enchantress/Enchanter Elixir allows full and complete alignment with your Highest Truth. It allows you to live in your Higher Heart, embody Light and love unconditionally, enables you to deeply connect to nature, animals, cosmos and intrinsically merge in a state of Oneness, us it this month to navigate shadow healing in your dreams. The Sage Elixir reminds us that we have other ways of knowing. Divine guidance and the voice of the heart are speaking to you. The Sage restores clear vision by helping you to access your inner wisdom: your intuition and inner knowing, contains Yarrow to protect one from psychic energy and balance the energetic field, lessens brain fog, cultivates healthy empathy.  The Alchemist Elixir or Essence –facilitates psycho spiritual transformation, personal transmutation and clarity of purpose, contains Wormwood for liver and parasite cleansing, Reishi Mushroom for immune support. NOTE:  use Elixirs if you need more earthly, hard hitting help for deeply rooted physical and psycho spiritual symptoms, use Essences for more higher realm, subtle, fine tuning of physical and psycho spiritual issues.  I have suggested what I intuited the majority of us will need this month, but trust your own guidance when it comes to using any Senses of the Soul product.

Teas: Sunshine Tea, Urban Warrior Tea, Love Chakra Tea, Release the Anger, Healthy Boundaries Tea, Feel No Fear Tea, Release the Heat

Pictured:  St. John’s Wort – it’s plant Spirit brings in more Light into the body and the soul. It is useful for mild to medium depression when one cannot see the end of their dark spiritual tunnel. It also helps with nerve damage, cradle cap, certain skin issues, wound healing, SAD (seasonal affected disorder) and is strongly anti-viral.

Matthew Wood in his Book of Herbal Wisdom suggests that St. John’s wort is a remedy for the solar plexus, the portion of the autonomic nervous system that oversees digestion. This area is also the home of gut instincts or the ability we have to be connected to our “guts” or inner knowing.  The solar plexus is also the third chakra in the body and helps us stay calm and centered in a crisis.

This plant’s medicine is useful when we have a difficult time trusting ourselves and may be plagued by fears, anxieties and self-doubts. St. John’s Wort strengthens this area, improving digestive disturbances (such as burping, bloating and pressure) caused by nerves and stress and allows us to be calm and centered.  It can be taken in tea form, capsules, tincture or rubbed on in an oil base such as olive oil.

St. Johns’ Wort is in my Sunshine Tea and Feel No Fear Tea.

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