Well we’re two weeks into the New Year and I don’t know about you but for me its been a rollercoaster ride. I’m putting it down to the effect of the Full Moon on January 1st. People think its odd to say the moon can effect you but if you think about the fact that the moon controls the tides and we are made up of water it makes sense.
There was a great piece I read about the full moon on www.consciousreminder.com that is worth reading.
2018 swings into gear with a Super Full Moon in the sign of Cancer. This Full Moon will be helping to bring closure to the energy of December 2017, and will be guiding you to the theme for the year ahead.
I’ve had a lot of loss in my life and this year ended the same way with several family and friends dying suddenly, another one collapsing in Australia when visiting her son to discover a brain tumour – (thankfully benign and coming back next week); supporting my beautiful friend during her cancer journey over the last few years – so inspirational and the strongest, bravest person I know; plus another family member who is very ill with cancer and then a friend being diagnosed with cancer for the third time. I missed the funeral of my family member because of traffic and blockages on the M25 and felt cheated and so upset; all alongside anniversaries of family members dying. It ended up like the song The Twelve Days of Christmas: – 1 brain tumour, 2 sudden deaths, 3 cancers, 3 anniversaries! I ended feeling battered, bruised and overwhelmed so I couldn’t think straight. Strangely (but not) also I’m having a strong desire to de-clutter both emotionally and physically.
But of course things happen as they are often meant to and I know if I look at it as a learning I will get my ‘partridge in a pear tree’! although it doesn’t seem like it at the time. Rather than allowing myself to slide into despair I’m focussing on the feelings that these incidents have thrown up so I can release them. About 8 years ago I lost my step-daughter in a hit and run accident whilst I was caring for my mum who then died 6 months later. This set off a similar period of many difficulties and challenges for a couple of years. I found I couldn’t cry – I’d blocked off all my feelings in order to survive – it was all too painful to look at. However all it achieved was to create a stagnant pond of trapped emotions so my life didn’t flow and I blocked receiving.
This time I’m taking time out to reflect on it all rather than stuff it down like I did before. I realised I’d been on a hamster wheel during 2017 filling my life with activities so I didn’t have time to think – a great way to block out the pain of bad memories. I also know if don’t do this it will manifest as a physical illness.
There is so much there to help you and thought I’d let you know what I’m doing. I have some beautiful friends who are there for me and listen (even when I go on!). I go for healing and meditation and I’m lucky enough to live in the countryside so go for a walk every day and get out in nature. I do regular Pilates classes and being aware what I put in my body in terms of food, cosmetics, cleaning powders etc. and when I’m feeling tired I stop rather than push myself to go on. I’m also giving myself time to be creative which makes me happy as doing things you love is so important for your well-being. Last but not least of course, for me, my wonderful doTerra essential oils. So now I am putting my diffuser on everyday with oils like Citrus Bliss and Elevation to uplift my spirits and using chemical free cleaning products and skincare from doTerra. I’m aromatically dressing myself (i.e. using oils on my body) with the emotional blends like:-
Console for grief and sadness on my heart centre – the equivalent of a lovely hug
Forgive for anger – because storing your feelings inside creates a lot of anger
Cheer when I’m feeling down – full of beautiful citrus oils
Peace – when I’m feeling troubled
Motivate to stop me getting stuck
Passion to clear the block of not feeling things.
The oils are blends of oils that are mixed with fractionated coconut oil and come in really handy rollerballs so I can just slip them in my pocket and put them on throughout the day or when I need support.
Dealing with your emotions is so important as its the root of all things. Not only will you feel stronger in your mind but also the aches and pains will lessen and with Spring just around the corner you’ll have a new lease of life – I know I can feel it coming.
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