I adore the person who comes to me looking for spiritual answers with an open heart but starts the conversation with "but does it really work?" I can not help but giggle in this moment. Their energy says they are looking for something that their soul is already sending search parties for but their mind is not in a space to fully accept they are worthy of the magic calling to them. I giggle not out of judgement for them; rather I giggle because I know they are so close to feeling something amazing and most have no idea. I giggle because Spirit is already showing them that "it" works-- and I am merely a bridge builder to show them just how much "it" is working and what that means for them.
What in this world does that long winded intro have to do with this magical day of 8/8/2018? It has been labeled The 8-8 Lions Gate. 8 .... the number of balance. The number Spirit uses to show us what needs to be cleared out and what needs to brought into this life to come full circle on our journey in this magical meat suit of ours. And it happens in the month of the mighty lion. (so mighty I really wanted to capitalize the L in lion there lol). So lets move thru this simply, covering all the layers at a basic level, and together.
Let's start there... numbers.... Spirit is telling us already pay attention. 88/11 (add 2+0+1+8). Oftentimes Spirit uses numbers to communicate with us. I personally believe it is because numbers are harder for this meat suit to mix up during the "interpreting" process. See a dove it could mean love, marriage, or something else all-together. See an 8-- its an 8. Then you add that magical 11 to it. We call this day 8-8 Lion's gate. Spirit calls it powerful in the realm of bringing magically balance. How do we know that? By the numbers.
Do you feel the power in the air today? Maybe it comes in the form of a bit more "ummpf" in your step. Maybe your hair (mane) is sitting just right. Maybe you feel like everyone else has the power and you want yours back. It can be either side of the power feels-- you notice the power that you feel in the air around you. Pay attention to what steps you may need to make to gain control of that power back. Bring that roar back to your center and feel your strength. Not just for today but use the energies of today and remember what it feels like. Bring that balance of power back into your life.
Then we go into the fact that this is the Lions month. Kings and Queens are us Leos. At least in our own heads. :) We need to be heard. Ignoring us is not something any Leo takes lightly. (Can ya tell I'm a Leo?) But you know something most Leos won't tell ya? That underneath all that hair tossing and strutting is a good many insecurities. A need for validations and gold stars. Are you feeling that too? Cause this is the time for any creepy thoughts of shortcomings to come to the surface.
So what do you do when that hits? You go back to the numbers. You remember that Spirit told us there is power all around us. You remember the balance between arrogance and divine power. And you embrace all that you are. Knowing you are worthy and powerful.
Oh and did we mention that all the planets are still a bit off centered as well? Not in their typical positions around the sun on this mighty day of 8-8. We can get deep here but lets stay at the surface. Just like the moon effects the tides of the oceans-- the alignment of the planets effect our lives. Some are more attuned to this than others but none is left unaffected. We, just like the planets, are being pushed outside our "normal orbit" to take a look at things we may not be able to see otherwise.
Take a look at what is coming up and out during this time for you. Do not judge yourself or others for it. Just pay attention. Where can you bring in more balance? What is Spirit saying to you?
So you tell me ... do you feel the lions roaring? We can make a choice to focus on how much all this "out of orbit" stuff is making our lives hard and blah blah blah. Or we can see the power we have in it all and see it as a gift from Spirit. We can know that this is not a punishment; rather a doorway (gate) that if we listen deep within, Spirit is telling us all we need to gather to use as a key. Gather these things from the stardust within our soul and we can open this gate. Be prepared for a powerful and magical journey once you open it. And know there is nothing you can not handle.
This will mean change for a good many of us. And change is scary at times. But that moment of clarity after the change happens and you embrace all that it means for you-- that moment is powerful. You are powerful. And you are worthy of all that means. In seeing yourself as worthy never forget that others are just as worthy. Their gate may lead to a different place than yours but it is no less valid. As we are also reminded of how interconnected we are thru the number 8. Spirals and circles surround us all and are never ending and sometimes overlapping.
Dance your spiral dances of stardust power you mighty Lions you!!!!!!
Growing up, my mom would always have a glass of tea with her. She would brew it in the sun in the summer and on the stove in the winter. I never liked it. It wasn’t until I was 9 and had become ill that I had my first cup of hot tea…more specially, a hot toddy. For those unfamiliar, a hot toddy is hot tea with lemon, honey and a shot whiskey. Some may argue it was the whiskey that got me “hooked”, but I know it was tea. Growing up in England was probably also a factor. After that first hot toddy I would, and still do, turn to a nice cup of tea to soothe and comfort me.
Although I’ve been a tea drinker for a very long time, I’ve only recently fully understood the powerful and magical healing properties of tea! Several years ago a former professor of mine opened my eyes to GMO’s and all the other unnatural things that are in and done to our food. Which put me on the path for a healthier and more conscientious life style consuming and using natural ingredients and remedies. I learned quickly how plants and herbs have beneficial healing properties, as well as long lasting preventive properties. I started researching and experimenting with using herbs in my food and making my own herbal tea blends for my personal aliments and prevention purposes.
My journey in discovering the power of tea and herbs has been magical! I love creating new blends to help ease and bring happiness! Through tea blending, I feel a connection with Gaia and with those I create the blend for. Sipping on a special cup of tea can transport you into another realm where your mind is relaxed and your soul is singing. I lose myself in at least 2 cups of tea a day and I can’t wait for you to join me!
Does anyone else struggle with the silly box that says "about you"?? I know I always sit there and stare for a good while before I really get to filling out all that empty space. The who has always been the hardest for me.
I admit there have been times in this life that I have thought I had the who all figured out. But more times than not shortly after that, a moment occurs that makes me totally reevaluate everything I had just gotten figured out. LOL. How can we be expected to put together a series of letters, spaces, and punctuation in a manner which another is expected to correctly interpret who we are? The who for me has been a series of ironies that I am not even sure I understand on most days; yet I fully accept that I am exactly who I am meant to be in this very moment. See the who is hard man.....
Lets start basic and see what rabbit hole that takes us down shall we? I am a mother, a wife, a daughter, a veteran, college graduate, a sister, space-holder, bridge, spiritual student and teacher. I am by most accounts a rebel yet I hate the butterflies that come with confrontation. I am a source of inspiration for some and others find me a pretty sore subject of conversation. I am at peace under the moonlight listening to the ocean.. yet that hot sand during the day annoys the crap out of me. My husband tells me on an almost daily basis “you’re crazy!” but he always follows it with “but I love you.” I absolutely adore the space he occupies but it would be far from the truth to say I have enough left at the end of the day to show him that on a constant basis. I often question the universe’s wisdom in allowing for children to be under my care; yet I seem to collect them everywhere I go. I have five children walking this earth and lovingly refer to them as the zoo. Each one of them magical and annoying in their own special way... sometimes both in the same moment. I adopted some, birthed some, and have buried one...even though growing up I swore I would have none. I believe in realistic parenting and allowing for the zoo to be human. However, (read in the tone “however comma”) on most days I quietly curse my support of said parenting due to them “bucking the man” --which in most cases I am the man.
I believe fully in the power of transparency and am well aware of how uncomfortable this can make some. It has crossed my mind many times that people who are not ready to see life from different angles often do not spend a lot of time around me (I am still working on not taking this personal.) I think there is a very divine power when you combine the “good” and the “bad” and still see the world from a bright point of view. I believe that by helping others see the transparency of me working thru these moments in my own life it can help them know they are not alone in their “crazy.” I like to think of myself as a bridge where crazy and normal can meet and have a nice dinner together. A place where people come to work thru things that are a little outside society’s “normal standards.” I help them see, accept, heal from, and love their own crazy parts so that their own “who” becomes easier to understand. We all have our own answer for the who and I fully support the idea that if we are honest in the sharing of that we can all see there are somethings we are not as alone as we think we are in.
During the process of putting my own "who" into words the power of the Lotus came to me. There is such power and beauty in it; yet if you look at where it came from, mud and grim is a necessary part of its journey. For me Lotus Petals is about creating a space where people can come to find the tools, answers, guidance, and support required to be the best "who" they can be. I want to be a part of that journey. That is part of my soul contract in this lifetime... to help others with the words of "the who" so that as a collective we can change the world around us.