Plumbing the Depths of your Psyche

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Written by Sherrie Locke on 9 Ajmaq and 12 Kawoq, August 2014.

This year has been challenging for most. The energies again and again have thrown us back on ourselves, our most deep seated issues. It has regurgitated our past. The passage has been rather like spelunking, going into the dark, deep passages, sometimes without a torch to light the way. A journey with no map, into the dark that is our shadow self.

Now that we have thrown our guts up, what was the contents in our stomach? What did we digest? What came back up either whole or in fragments and chunks? Sorry to use this metaphor but it seems to fit well. It’s like recovering from a long illness: if you get up and run too early you might fall into a relapse, and no one wants that.

We are still (and continuously) letting go of that which no longer serves us. For some it was a job or career that has run its course, for others a wake-up call regarding health and well being. A time of cleaning out the closets and the basement.

There is a light at the end of the tunnel (and it’s not an oncoming train), so be gentle with yourself and others for the time of advancement is at hand. Don’t carry former worries and woes into the current cycle, realize they are coming up to be let go.

There will be a lot of thinking (and talking) about what we are and where we are going. Be mindful of your self talk. Look at yourself, not critically for a change. Look at your physicality. What can be improved? This can be a good time to pay attention to your mental diet as well as your physical one.

This time can be emotional. Be sure you watch what you are saying and thus setting into motion. We are almost through the tunnel (or the birth canal) don’t change directions now, keep going, stay the course. Keep it positive, be productive, stay proactive. Be not reactive. Do your best.

As you place yourself, your health and well being and your personal interests at the top of your own list what needs to come next will become clear. Listen to your body.

Above all… Hang in there!

Sending Love and Blessings,

~SL, 2014

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Balsamic Moon

Written by Sherrie Locke on 11 Kawoq, July 2014

Prior to this coming new moon on Saturday July 26 at 3 degrees Leo 52 minutes, which occurs at 6:42 PM EST (4:42 PM in Guatemala), the theme continues: Letting go.

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Of course, by now you know this means letting go of what does not serve your highest good. Also be conscious of the fact you are letting go of bad habits all around. Don’t struggle, don’t fight it, don’t be critical of yourself or others. Let go of “control,” take a deep breath and exhale. Let go.

You know what needs to go. Give yourself these next few days to rest and recuperate from the previous myriad cycles upon cycles that have pushed us through the “transformation station.”

Prior to my next post and during this Balsamic Lunar phase, first let go and make space for what is coming in. After this new moon, take out a piece of paper and write what it is that you do want.

Here are a couple of suggestions that will help with the “before and after” of the new moon process….

Letting Go and Releasing Rituals

You can always use the “write it down and then burn, flush or trash it” to symbolically let go. You also have the option of recapitulation and re-framing (read my post on this topic), as this is a perfect time for that type of work.

Write things down as they come up. If they are things you are purging, or are or were things you wanted to say to someone but cannot or might choose not to say, then write them down and destroy them symbolically. Write a letter, then burn it to the ethers, bury it, flush it down the toilet (if that’s acceptable in your country) or trash it.

I find burying certain things is appropriate, while other things may be better just thrown in the trash. But remember, you are “tossing’ it away.” Make it be gone, don’t dig things back out of the trash.

You may choose to use the Abraham-Hicks method: “Wouldn’t it be nice when…
The house is paid off.
My health is optimum.
My eyesight is restored.
The new source of income arrives.
The surprise blessing happened.

See what I mean?

There are many ways to let go. For some it may be as easy as putting on a silly movie and clicking off or you might enjoy making and eating a meal. Do it totally and don’t think of anything else for that time.

Choose not to dwell, choose not to discuss your problems. Choose what you are thinking and if it does not bring a smile to your face, look for another subject until you find one that makes you smile and stick with that thought. Go to a museum, look at the flowers. Pets are a good source of joy, focus on them. Think about how they see you during the day, week, months. It helps you to see what “you” are doing

By this time next week you should be thoroughly focused on “Right Action” (read my previous post), having made room and let go of any dead weight, self destructive habits or blockages to achieving your Prime Directive.

Get some rest, let go, then gear up.

You know you can do it!

May you have peace in your heart, may your blessings abound.

~SL, 2014