Happy Winter Solstice!
As a gift to you, below is your FREE MP3 meditation, "The Gifts of the High Priestess: A Winter Solstice Meditation."
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Hello! It’s Kesha with New World Tarot. Thank you for joining me for this Winter Solstice and Full Moon in Cancer blog. This is an energetically special and magical time of year, and I want to make sure you take time out of your busy schedule to really slow down, feel deeply into the seasonal energies and use these energies to supercharge your own spiritual and divine power. In our very masculine Western world, it can become all too easy to forsake and ignore our very different and misunderstood feminine power.
This time of the year celebrates that part of you – and the Feminine IS a part of you no matter your gender or gender identity. There is great power in the Masculine. Yes, that is celebrated SOO much in our society. But there is ALSO great power in the Feminine. And today, I want you to re-discover, embrace, enjoy, revel in and exercise that power, and re-commit to expanding it and using it in the year to come. As a Winter Solstice gift to you, I’ve created a special meditation titled “The Gifts of the High Priestess” that will be included towards the end of this video. You can get a free audio MP3 version from www.newworldtarot.org. The link will be below.
This Dec. 21st, marks the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. The Winter Solstice is traditionally the official beginning of Winter. Ever since the Summer Solstice, which is around June 21 or 22 (and which also happens to be my birthday!), the amount of daylight has been shortening in barely perceptible quantities. At the Winter Solstice, sunlight decrease hits its most extreme, resulting in the shortest day and the longest night of the year. This point of the year marks a turn, and from here on out the sunlight will steadily INCREASE – a tiny fraction at a time – until it once again hits the INCREASE extreme at the polar side of the year, the Summer Solstice again.
Now, here in the Northern Hemisphere, Winter certainly has its fans and devotees. You may know people who love Winter – I certainly do – or YOU yourself may love or at least like Winter for various reasons, most popularly skiing and snowboarding and the high holidays such as Christmas and New Years. A lot of people, and I swear I’m not kidding, love Winter because, and I quote, “It’s not hot.” :-)
Nonetheless, I feel that most people dislike Winter a great deal, and consider it an unfortunate aspect of living in a temperate part of the Northern Hemisphere. Something just to be put up with.
But I want us to take a closer look at what is happening during this time of year. The life-giving Sun is withdrawing, pulling farther from the Earth. The air cools, rushing waters still ,then freeze, the earth hardens and all nature learns to CONSERVE its energy, be still and even let a part of itself die for the greater good of itself. Everywhere we look, we see the constantly recurring themes of STILLNESS, INNER STRENGTH, INSTINCT, INTROSPECTION, REST &RECOVERY, DREAMS and yes, even DEATH. However, Winter shows an amazing amount of Death in its most spiritual sense…that is, temporary Death. So much of the Earth appears to die: leaves die and fall to the ground, plants die, animals retreat to hidden lairs. And yet, with the thawing of the Earth and the spring, all of this life slowly peeks back into boisterous life once more.
And there are other themes that the Winter brings.
Summer showcases OUTER strength and generosity. The Sun is strong. The air is strong and hot. It is easy to survive in Summer because in true masculine, yang way, the outer world is strong FOR you. All you have to do is accept and collect what the Summer BRINGS you: fruit, produce, herbs. Winter, on the other hand, showcases INNER strength. She is aloof and exists simply because she is. She offers nothing. To survive, YOU must be strong INSIDE. If you are NOT strong and resourceful, you may not survive.
There is so much beauty to be found in the Winter. Unlike the beauty of the Summer, Winter’s white and frozen beauty can seem otherworldly, less like Earth and more like lands that only exist in our imaginations. It’s hypnotic, bewitching, strange and actually eerie in its stillness and quiet. There is so much MAGIC and MYSTERY in Winter as well. One only has to spend time in a woodland or forest that is sleeping beneath a blanket of snow, and just listen…to the quiet, and just feel the stillness. It is as if all of Nature has an intelligence that recognizes that it’s time to be quiet, to go within and do less. There is power in that energy that is immense, and incredibly undervalued by our mainstream society.
More than anything, the Winter Solstice reminds us that Nature is cyclical. It reminds us that there are seasons and times for vibrance and energy and expansion and growth and movement, but that there are also seasons for stillness and going within and resting and conserving your energy…and just BEING without TRYING to do anything. The Summer Solstice, with its abundance of Sunlight and virile growth and energy, is a Yang time of year that is dripping with the energy of the Divine Masculine. The Winter Solstice, with its icy aloof beauty , is a Yin time of year that is permeated with the energy of the Divine Feminine.
You know, everyone LOVES the resurrectionist re-birth power of Spring, but Winter makes Spring possible. There can be no glorious and beautiful Spring without the silent deconstruction and challenges of Winter.
When I experience Winter - especially Winter in Nature, be it in a forest or a field or at an ocean – it actually reminds me strongly of female menstruation. Just like Winter, the days of Menstruation in women can be uncomfortable and trying, and yet also strangely pleasureable because my cycle demands that I STOP, rest, be STILL, withdraw from the world at least a bit, conserve my energy and check in with my feelings and thoughts more because if not, they can burst out at inconvenient moments and make things very unruly!
My cycle reminds me that though I may be equal with a man, I am NOT a man and there are aspects about me that are icy, harsh, strange and misunderstood and not-so-valued by our masculine society. And you know what, my menstrual cycle CHALLENGES me. Similarly to how Winter can push you to your limit and test what’s REALLY inside and what you are made of, your menstrual cycle may do the same thing. Part of it can really push you and test your endurance for discomfort. Furthermore, like Winter makes Spring possible, a menstrual cycle makes new life possible by clearing out and destroying. It clears out and breaks down so that new growth becomes possible.
So can you see any similarities?(As an aside, I actually would love to recommend a book right now called “Wild Power” by ____. In this book, which completely changed the way I view my menstrual cycle, it actually refers to Menstruation as “Inner Winter.” And when I read that, my mind was BLOWN! Like, yes, the similarities are uncanny actually! I mean, this book…it talks you through the phases and gifts of each of the four quadrants of the female menstrual cycle…what energies are COMMON for women to feel as well as the strengths and weaknesses that each quadrant brings…I mean, wow. I do not have any daughters and don’t plan on having any, but if I did, this book would be part of her First Period gift! It’s so amazing…I’m not going to go in depth into it here, but will probably do a review on it somewhere…but awesome book!)
Anyway, you may ask yourself about now…”So what? The Winter brings gifts of Stillness, Introspection, Quiet…what power is in that? To me, the definition of power is in movement, goal achievement, earning money, working hard. THAT is power. Masculinity. What gifts are in the Divine Feminine?”
To best answer that question, I’d like to talk about a Tarot card. This Tarot card, of all the 78 cards in the deck,in my opinion, best sums up the energies, the gifts and the challenges of the Divine Feminine as represented by the Winter Solstice. I’d like to talk about Major Arcana card #2, The High Priestess. This is definitely one of the most mysterious and hard to access – and hard to fully touch and know – cards in the Tarot deck. And because of that I find it one of the most beautiful, one of the most fascinating and definitely one of my favorite cards in the deck. When I get a new Tarot deck, this is one of the cards that I pause extra long on to see how these concepts are expressed by the deck creator and artist in that particular deck.
If you are unfamiliar with the Tarot, let’s talk about it super briefly. A typical Rider-Waite-Smith deck consists of 78 cards. These cards are divided into two parts: the Minor Arcana and the Major Arcana. The Minor Arcana, which usually consists of 56 cards, deals with the situations and energies of daily life, covering the changeable emotions, events and emotions of daily life on Earth. The Major Arcana, on the other hand, typically consists of 22 cards and depicts the big spiritual and energetic archetypes found in the Universe. These cards are usually what comes to mind when many people think of the Tarot because they are so memorable. These are cards like Strength, The Chariot, The Lovers, and of course the favorites of horror movies, Death and The Devil.
In the typical order of the Major Arcana, the High Priestess is Major Arcana card #2. It is preceded by Card #0: The Fool, and Card #1 The Magician. Again, to better understand what The High Priestess is all about, let’s do a super quick tour through the two cards that precede this one.
So first of all, we have Card #0: The Fool. Now, the Fool is usually listed as the first card of the Major Arcana, but it’s actually both the first AND the last. This is why it’s given a number of 0 and not 1. The Fool represents pure potentiality , formlessness and Spirit. On the journey of life, The Fool represents what we are before we are given physical form. It also represents what is inside each and every one of us: a playful, adventure-seeking Spirit that wants to experience different experiences and take all paths for the sake of adventure. Of course, it also represents what we return to after our physical form fades away. The beginning , the present, the “end” and the beginning again.
The next card is Major Arcana Card#1: The Magician. Now this card mastery, skill, the ego, the will and the mind’s incredible ability to create and manifest its desires in physical form. The Magician is an amazing card that represents the power of the conscious mind to build the world around you. When you enter the physical world, your biggest asset is your mind. Your journey is all about learning to use it to achieve your desires on a physical plane, and the overcome the challenges of a physical world bound by physical laws. The Magician reminds you that are born with this great manifesting power of creation, and you will always have it, but it also reminds you that you can create nightmarish and hellish creations as well. This then, is one the first and most primal lessons of this journey – to strengthen and control this incredibly powerful manifesting tool that you have. To master it, and not let it be the master of you.
And then, we come to Major Arcana Card #2: The High Priestess. If the motto of The Magician is “To Will,” then the motto of the High Priestess is “To Know.” While the Magician is all about the masculine process of outward, directive manifestation, the High Priestess is all about the feminine concept of “just knowing,” information, without knowing how you know, as through a sixth sense. While The Magician can be linked to the conscious mind, the High Priestess is more linked to the subconscious. This card symbolizes the world of intuition, of information relayed to you through hunches, dreams, visions and even psychic information. This is the card of the wise woman, the witch, the divine healer and the shaman. The High Priestess represents femininity, but not the warm, spring-like, nurturing and maternal goddess energy. No, this is the dark side of the Feminine, her aloofness, her seemingly irrational nature, her coolness, her distance, her mystery…even her cruelty.
This card represents the connection to Source, to the Universe, to Spirit, that we ALL have, and that may SEEM, especially to a patriarchal culture that fears, distrusts and misunderstands it, to not exist in us except maybe in a few gifted people. But this is not true. Intuitive power can be strengthened in ALL of us…IF we choose to oppose mainstream society’s lack of respect for it, and instead choose to honor it and work with it as a gift just as valued and powerful as the gifts of the Masculine. This card is all about stillness, and receptivity, just opening to receive information, instead of chasing after it outside of yourself through an institution of higher learning for example.
To me, the High Priestess is the perfect Tarot representative of the Winter Solstice. Just like Winter, this is a symbol of secrets, of mystery, of dark feminine power, of going within, and of ancient magic.
So how can we bring more of these vital and powerful energies into our lives? Though this Winter Solstice is a wonderful time to tap into the energies, it is important to respect and hone your Divine Feminine power all year long.
I’ve included a Winter Solstice meditation inspired by the knowing yet unknowable, bewitching and enchanting High Priestess card. So the theme of the High Priestess is the Number Two, which symbolizes duality. Dark and Light. But not opposing each other, but working together. In that same vein, this meditation has two parts. The first part will be done in Darkness, with your eyes closed as you listen to my voice guide you to let go and connect with your Inner High Priestess, AKA your connection with Source. The second part will incorporate Light.
When we are done with the first part, you can open your eyes and focus on the flame of a lit candle, preferably in a dim room. If you don’t happen to have a candle, you can look at the candle flame in the video instead. During this time, all you are going to do is just be STILL. You are just going to do your best to release all thoughts, and just go into the Void of Thoughtlessness.
Now, why do we do this? Again the Winter Solstice is all about Stillness and Going Within for strength and knowledge. This is also a gift and a lesson of the High Priestess card. When you shut off your energetically masculine (AKA energetically dominant) conscious mind with it’s Ego and constant barrage of noise and thoughts about what you SHOULD do or SHOULDN”T do or what needs done in 5 minutes or tomorrow…when you shut that off, your Inner Voice, that part of you that’s connected to Source and that downloads intuitive insight and information and wisdom – THAT part of you can connect with Source and then actually be heard when a message comes through.
In order to do this, during the Stillness and Quiet part of our meditation, you are going to focus on the flame – preferably in a dim room – and empty your mind of all thoughts. If – or rather WHEN – thoughts push into your mind, simply think “No Thought” over and over until your mind again goes blank. You’re going to do this repeatedly, doing your best to remain blank-minded and open until the end of the meditation.
As a bonus Winter Solstice gift to you, I’ve also included both the MP4 video and the MP3 versions of the meditation for you to enjoy wherever you are, whenever you feel like it! Though this is for the Winter Solstice, remember to use it or any meditation of your choice throughout the year.
Well, that is it for me! Please enjoy your Longest Night, your holiday season, your Christmas, your Hanukkah, your Kwanzaa, your Yule! Enjoy the meditation, be blessed, be safe, and be happy and joy-filled!
There are two things that every December brings: holiday shopping and the need for a new planner. This item could potentially satisfy BOTH needs.
As the end of 2018 approaches, we explore and review one of the absolute most ingenious, unique, lovely and damn powerful planners I've ever come across: the Metaphysician's Planner by Benebell Wen.
Today, I’d like to talk about an amazing book that I believe should be required reading for women, and that should be a mandatory gift for all girls upon the arrival of their first menstrual cycle!
This Dec 21st , we welcome the Winter Solstice. More commonly known as the first day of Winter, this is the shortest day and the longest night of the year. This is the time of year that heralds the reign of the feminine or yin time of the year. It’s a time full of mystery, secrets, challenges, magic, introspection, and intuition, and that more than any other season cultivates deep inner strength and fortitude.
The Winter Solstice is a powerful time to appreciate, focus upon and strengthen your feminine power in all its divine and messy glory. This includes the most marked aspect of the feminine body – the menstrual cycle. In fact, the season of Winter and the “season” of Menstruation are almost like divine reflections of each other. Like the Winter, menstruation is a time of rest, recovery, conservation of energy, destruction and clearing the way for rebirth. Like the Winter, menstruation can be very challenging and uncomfortable, which results in increased fortitude, but like Winter, it also has its strengths and gifts.
There is an absolutely amazing book that I read, that would make a great read at this time of year, but also at any time of year, and DEFINITELY during your menstruation. This book will forever change the way you look at your period.
The book is called “Wild Power” by Alexandra Pope and Sjanie Hugo Wurlitzer. Its subtitle is “Discover the Magic of Your Menstrual Cycle and Awaken the Feminine Path to Power.” And yes, this book definitely awoke something in me and changed my life and my self-worth for the better.
So let’s be honest…when it comes to the female menstrual cycle, most of us are taught how to just deal with it. We’re taught how to stop it up, shut it up and shut it OFF with shots, pills, rings and other hormonal supplements. The menstrual cycle in mainstream society is often referred to as “The Curse,” as the traditional Christian reason for its existence is to forever punish women for the sins of Eve. My own mom told me this, being raised in a Christian home.
Is it any wonder that we as women have so many emotional problems culturally? This hatred, loathing and fear of the female body and the menstrual cycle in particular is a direct attack by a male-dominated society that doesn’t understand and fears the feminine. It’s not truth. It’s a smear campaign.
And many of us women have been adding fuel to that fire and helping them in their attempt to get us to hate ourselves. You cannot hold such loathing for a part of you and NOT loathe yourself and your life. In order to excel and live your highest potential, you need to embrace ALL of you, and know that ALL of you holds power. Your menstrual cycle holds incredible wisdom and power, and this book, “Wild Power,” helps you to grasp it and wield it.
The book is written by Alexandra Pope and Sjanie (pronounced [shar-nee] Hugo Wurlitzer, who are two residents of the UK who are the founders of The Red School, a learning institute that helps women to educate themselves, connect and heal themselves with the power in their own feminine bodies. I highly encourage you to poke around on their website www.redschool.net. It’s very informative and insightful. In fact, I wish I didn’t live an ocean away so that I could actually participate in events!
So first of all, the book cover is STUNNING! As a woman, I can’t help it, I tend to be attracted to the senses and love things that are visually appealing as well as appealing to touch, and this book is both. I absolutely am riveted by an image that I often see during this time, blood dissolving into water, and for the first time out of all the years I’ve seen it…I’m like, My God, that image, the very concept of menstruation and what it is…Wow, it does look wild, powerful and kind of damn crazy! It never occurred to me until I picked up this book that blood dissolving into water looks a hell of lot like fire dissolving into air (smoke). The shapes are identical. The paperback book cover also has a very nice feel to it. I think this style of cover is called “soft-touch”, but mmm…I absolutely can’t stop touching it! It has a soft, velvety finish to it. It makes the reading experience that much more enjoyable! So cheers to that!
So firstly, “Wild Power” explains that women – through their menstrual cycles – are just that: cyclical. We are very tied to nature in the truth that all of nature is cyclical. Moon phases – which often VERY closely mirror the length of a menstrual cycle, ocean tide cycles, seasons, turning of leaves, migratory patterns…most of nature does not have the constant state of unchanged energy that is celebrated and mandated by our daily lives in Western society. The norm of Western society is what is abnormal and unnatural.
Women are constantly derided and looked down upon for having days (usually premenstruation and menstruation) where their energy is low, where they are dealing with physical pain, emotional pain and are prone to coolness or downright anger or cruelty. This is seen by our society as being a defect, when in fact it is quite normal for a cyclical, female body.
“Wild Power” teaches women how to embrace, accept and work with the challenges and strengths (hey, did I mention there are strengths?!) that the menstrual cycle brings. “Wild Power” teaches us that the menstrual cycle is designed for creation. This huge, complex system with its intricate cycle that affects everything else is all about creation. Because of this cyclical nature, the female body is constantly in flux and change.
A woman’s energy is often moving outwardly or moving inwardly, much like the tides of an ocean. “Wild Power” refers to these two energies as the Two Vias, which I think is a Latin word for “way.” It refers to them as the via positiva and the via negativa. Both of these energies have great strengths and great challenges. There are wonderful tips on how to harness and make sense of these internal tides. They’re amazing and have helped me to really get a grasp on what is happening in my body and to make it work for me.
Going even further into this, “Wild Power” talks about the Inner Seasons. This was just so incredible for me. The Two Vias, and the Four Inner Seasons, have changed my life. The menstrual cycle can be broken down into four quadrants: preovulation, ovulation, premenstruation and menstruation. Each of these areas bring their own energies that can be very similar to what is experienced during the four seasons.
In fact, they refer to these quadrants as “Inner Seasons.” For example, menstruation is referred to as “Inner Winter,” and that metaphor and explanation is spot on. During my own menstruation, I literally want nothing more than to be under a heating pad and a blanket with a hot tea and a lit scented candle with my favorite books and a movie, even in August! I mean, the feeling is very much about me craving comfort, isolation, warmth and recovery. Just as in the real Winter, when I go through menstruation, at least the first day or two, I don’t want to leave my house! I don’t want to be around other people. I just want to go within, both physically and emotionally, and hibernate for a day or two.
“Wild Power” also talks about the Five Chambers of Menstruation, breaking down the week or so that make up this phase into five smaller phases that each have their own gifts and challenges. Now, this part is super interesting, but I must admit I personally found it a bit harder to feel into the differences between these Chambers. To me, there is Day 1 and 2 of my Inner Winter which are the most challenging and heavy energetically, there is Day 3 which still can feel a little withdrawn and low energy for me, and then there is the rest which more or less feels like I am pulling out and feeling normal again. I can’t really feel into any big differences, so though I don’t discount them, I didn’t take as much from this part personally.
More than anything, however, “Wild Power” has taught me the forever practice of charting my period. It tells you why you should do it, and it tells you how. I think there’s a free chart you can use on their website as well, but I literally just write down Day 1, Day 2, etc., in my planner. I started out doing this back in the day when I first GOT my period, because I was so afraid it would sneak up on me and cause an embarrassing or bad situation if I wasn’t prepared. After a couple years though, I actually found out I could feel it during what I now know as my premenstruation and would know it was coming without counting. I also never wanted kids so I never wanted to try to get pregnant. So I stopped counting years and years ago.
Then I found this book. And again, it reminded me that there are huge energies and currents and challenges and hormones going on in your body not just during menstruation, but at all times during your cycle, and you need to be on top of that! It’s called self-respect and awareness. It’s called doing what you can to live up to your full potential. I kind of felt foolish for not having any idea on what phase my own body was in. I thought, “I’m a woman! This is something I should know damnit!” As the age-old adage goes, “Know thyself.”
So I read this book about a year ago, and I have been tracking my menstrual cycle ever since. And I will never stop as long as I have one. Tracking my menstrual cycle has shed light on certain behaviors and struggles I’ve had, and it has helped me to use previously dormant energies to manifest more in my life. “Wild Power” has helped me to realize that the Universe has equipped me with a natural balance GPS, reminding when it’s time to go hard and go Masculine and when it’s time to recover, go still and go within. It’s reminded me there is great power in both directions.
“Wild Power” has also caused me to switch to organic and natural feminine care products, which believe it or not have made a noticeable long-term difference in my comfort during my cycle. It never occurred to me that so many intimate products were heavy with chemicals and how that could actually be affecting things.
And the hugest difference of all? I love and respect my menstrual cycle. Which means I love and respect myself more. It gave me permission to be warm and outgoing sometimes and withdrawn and emotional at other times, because that is Nature’s Way. It’s a woman’s way. It taught me there are ways to manage and harness the wildness and changeability, but it shouldn’t be cured because there is nothing wrong to cure. It taught me that a feminine body is a gift and a power, and that all things of power have challenges and shadow.
But when I’m in a restroom and I hear my fellow sisters start the familiar griping about “The Curse,” I’m the first one to say, “Actually, I love my period. No pill for me, thanks!” and let the other women know their bodies are actually damn amazing, and there is no shame to be had in their miraculous cycles!
As you can tell, I highly recommend “Wild Power.” I think all women should give it a read. There is some incredible wisdom and advice in this book, and it is a message that is very, very important to be heard in our society.
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So this Dec. 6th, we welcome a New Moon into our lives. The New Moon is the part of the moon cycle that begins things anew. This is the part of the cycle that heralds a new beginning.
What is so wonderful about the New Moon is the fact that it is a time to start over and recommit and re-focus on goals and desires. Let’s be honest. Life is very cyclical. What holds your attention one month may fall to the back burner the next month, or two months after that. The cycles of the moon so nicely mirror these cyclic energetic changes that we find in our lives, and the New Moon is the beginning phase of the cycle. This is the time for Intention, Attention, Desire and Action!
This New Moon arrives in the sign of Sagittarius, and let’s talk about this sign for a moment. Sagittarius is the sign of the Archer. You’ve seen the symbol! It’s the one that is most often represented by a centaur with a bow and arrow. It’s the second-to-last astrological sign of the Western calendar year, the final sign being the sign of Capricorn that takes over at around the Winter Solstice.
The sign of Sagittarius, to me, is one of the most fascinating astrological signs. Sagittarius is ruled by the element of Fire, and as such is very dynamic, adventurous, outgoing and action-oriented. Sagittarians like to travel and experience the world. Like the other two Fire signs in the zodiac – Leo and Aries – they don’t like to sit still too long, and would rather be doing and moving and shaking and experiencing the world.
The sign of Sagittarius is also ruled by the planet of Jupiter. This ruling planet imparts an unusual level of optimism, abundance and good fortune to this sign. In fact, Sagittarians are highly regarded to be some of the most optimistic and luckiest people in the zodiac! They are those people that just happen to have a knack of being in the right place at the right time!
So this New Moon in Sagittarius, let’s focus on how we can tap into this Sagittarian energy of luck and good fortune to improve our own lives and manifest our goals faster, easier and more frequently.
So you may be thinking, well, “So Sagittarians are lucky in life. Great for them. I’M not a Sagittarian! One thing I know about luck is you either have it or you don’t, so what am I supposed to do about that??”
So let’s talk about it! My first question to you, is “What is luck, exactly?” Luck is often described as just constantly being in the right place at the right time, constantly winning in life, constantly exhibiting “falling” into advantageous situations that result in increasing abundance, social connections, and favorable situations. So in other words, luck is short term for when someone is just in “flow” with life. Right? It’s when things are often delivered to a person (the person is receptive) as opposed to the person seeking out and obtaining things (the person is directive), which is usually how we think we must always obtain things.
So in other words, people who are said to be lucky – such as Sagittarians - are said to be in flow with life, so that the Universe more effortlessly delivers things to them without them trying so hard. Another word for being in effortless flow with the Universe is synchronicity. You may have heard this term before.
When you have synchronicity with the Universe, people will probably tend to call you lucky. Things just click into place. You will have a nagging feeling to take a certain action, and when you do that, you will find a person , a pathway, an event that was asked for suddenly manifest in front of you. People who have strong synchronicity with the Universe will come across to the outside world as incredibly lucky. That’s the supernatural-feeling effect that strongly using Univeral laws has, such as using the Law of Attraction (like attracts like), the Law of Gender (states that there is a time and a place for both aggressive masculine action and receptive feminine stillness).
However, of course, “luck,” then, can be learned! “Luck”, which is actually the worldly perception of someone that has synchronicity with the Universe, is a result of having a close emotional relationship and interaction with the manifesting power of the Universe. It’s not just about marching out and conquering and achieving, but also about feeling into what’s right, and going quiet and listening and following intuition and hunches.
So how can we grow more synchronicity and bring in more good fortune into our lives? Let’s look at five steps that we can take!
#1. Aligning with the Field of Pure Potentiality. An aspect of your spiritual practice that should be incorporated into your daily practice is Stillness and Silence. This is a form of meditation where you get quiet, find a quiet place, go inwards and release all thought. That’s right. You are going to be still and have NO thoughts about ANYTHING. You are just going to BE. So why do we do this? What is so important about silence and stillness? When you are quiet and go into what Eckhart Tolle calls the realm of “No-Thought” in his amazing book “The Power of Now,” what you are doing is connecting and tapping into the Field of Pure Potentiality. This is Source itself, which is creative consciousness without ego. We have been gifted with Egos, as your Ego is the tool through which you exercise your will.
However, your Ego also gets in the way of your spiritual power, and is an aspect of your physical body and brain, not your spirit. Therefore, in order to strongly connect with Spirit, we need to temporarily set aside the Ego, which we do by going into “no-Thought.” When you do this, you are tapping directly into Source, and becoming pure consciousness yourself, thus inviting the potent unfiltered Creativity of Source into your mind. So how do you practice stillness? Simple. You are going to get quiet (you can use music or sounds like rain if you’d like), and stay present BUT release all thoughts. This may be very hard at first, and it definitely will be harder on some days than others. But every time you have a thought, think “No Thought” and immediately release it and go back to thinking of Nothing. That’s right. You are just existing. You are just consciousness. You are to think NO thoughts at all. Try to do this for at least 5-10 minutes each day.
#2. Raising Your Vibration! Another thing you can do to bring in greater synchronicity is to raise your vibration! One of the great Universal laws is the Law of Vibration. This spiritual law states that everything is energy, and that all energy vibrates with a particular frequency. The Law of Vibration works in tandem with the Law of Attraction in the idea that when you operate in a higher energetic frequency, you attract similar people, places and things to you that match that higher energetic frequency. The very definition of being lucky is someone that seems to effortlessly “attract” good things to them, and that can more easily occur when your energetic vibration is high.
It’s kind of like putting an antenna out and then tuning it to a particular wavelength, the wavelength of what you want to bring in. You will naturally begin to block out the things you do not want, and to tune in to the things that you do want. So how do you raise your vibration? One of the easiest ways to raise your vibration is to make a conscious effort to experience and feel more joy and gratitude in your life. NO matter what you are going through, no matter your cirumstances, you have things that are good – wonderful, even! – about your life, and you need to awknowledge those things, celebrate them and be grateful for them. I bet you that even at your lowest, there are people in this world that would kill – and I do mean KILL – to be you and take over your life and leave YOU with theirs. Even with your problems, they would consider that to be a decent or even amazing upgrade. Recognize what you have, give thanks for what you have, ask for more and give MORE thanks for receiving what you asked!
Take more joy in your life! Recognize the amazingness that you have to offer, and rock it! Celebrate it! Love it, love yourself. Another way to raise your vibration is to take more joy and gratitude in the world outside of yourself. Don’t hate the world because everyone’s a crazy loon and the world is going to hell in a handbasket. That’s low frequency vibration. Take note on what’s amazing in this world, what’s going right, how compassion is spreading all over the globe. See what’s right in your life, in the world, and with other people, and take joy and gratitude for that, and the Universe will reward you with more of the same. But you need to be tuned in to that channel.
#3. ASK the Universe to Speak to You. When you meditate, and preferably after you’ve done your Stillness, ask the Universe to speak to you. Ask Source to reveal pathways to you, that it show you how to get what you want and need. The Universe, Source, does not have a mouth. It has access to billions of mouths. J The Universe can speak to you in just as many ways, through a person, through an experience, through a dream, through a song, through a random thought, and yes, through the Tarot and oracle cards! Tarot is course one of my all-time favorite ways to communicate with Source, and I love sharing this method with others and encourage you to try it with me! But you must be receptive to its message, which brings me to #4…
#4. Listen! Look! Be Receptive to Answers. When you ask the Universe to speak and to guide you, be prepared to receive the answers! Now I don’t mean, you should be constantly tensed up, waiting and ready for something to happen in a flash of a second so you can CATCH IT!! and hurry up and write it down before you miss it! Just be in an energetic state of expectation, expecting an answer to your question. Pay more attention to life. Pay more attention to events as they play out in your life. Keep your eyes open, your ears open and most importantly, your heart and mind open.
#5. ACT! There, of course, is no point in connecting with Source, asking it to present paths to you, and opening up to that advice if you don’t take action! You will know when you need to take action, and when you know, do it! We can’t let fear and complacency allow us to continue down the same ol’ mundane path. After all, we want to be luckier than the average, right? J The Lucky do not take mundane action. They take unusual action!