Is the energy of Leo speaking to you? I have been receiving many memories of the past to see myself more clearly through the mirrir of my relationships. And what am I finding? I can change the way I feel about myself, the way I look at myself. I have not seen someone beautiful for so long. When I looked at my self last - I saw a lost little girl.
Today, I see a lioness, growing, learning the best kind of love... Self-love. When a small spark of hope becomes a whisper, then a word, and then a roar...be certain you are awakening to your inner-truth. You are awakening to the roar of the lion!
Here are some healing images & images that are helping me discern today.
11. Tree of Life
Praise and blame, gain and loss, pleasure and sorrow, come and go like the wind. To be happy, rest like a giant tree in the midst of them all. ~Buddha
Soul Message: Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt. Chase after money and security and your heart will never unclench. Care about people’s approval and you will be their prisoner. Do your work, then step back. The only path to serenity. –Lao-Tze (Translated by Stephen Mitchell)
Alchemy and Transformation: We all need to establish the principle of universal harmony and balance firmly within ourselves in order to rest assured that behind all appearances, no matter how seemingly cruel or random, resides a greater truth, one that expresses the higher laws of spiritual governance. At this stage of initiation, the spiritual aspirant pauses to reflect upon the origins of life and to seek a greater understanding of his or her karmic circumstances and conditions.
Awakening to the Archetype – Athene: One of the many wisdom Goddesses, Athene applied her considerable wisdom to commerce, farming, and many other mundane arenas of life. You are invited into the temple of Athene, where balance and discrimination are elevated to the level of skillful means. Careful consideration and observation give you the chance to set your karmic records straight.
Everyday Encounters: We must strive to live according to higher principles and truths, walking a grace-centered path with awareness of spiritual laws and justice. Cultivate discernment in your life, but learn to let go of the burden of judgment, condemnation, and criticism. Embrace the notion that your judgments are always fundamentally about you and not about the other person. We’re constantly creating circumstances and conditions in our lives that will help us see ourselves more clearly.
Nature’s Healers: The Olive Tree
Put seeds and cover them. Blades will sprout where you do your work. –Rumi
New seed is faithful. Its roots deepest in the places that are most empty. –Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Chakra Attributes: (Color: Red) (Herb: Cedar) (Function: Survival, grounding)
Healing Essence of the Chakra: Located at the base of the spine, it governs all aspects of grounding, inner security, sexuality, and safety issues brought from childhood or past lives. Becoming conscious of the first chakra allows one to tap into a life affirming power that is deep and profound.
Healing Flower: Pomegranate
Keywords: Grounding, Sexuality, Life Affirming, Primal, Foundation
Affirmations: I enjoy being in my body and I nourish it each day. I am connected to the earth and the safe foundation it provides for my future growth. I believe in my abundance.