This and That is True – Thoughts on the Magic of Surrender in a Retrograde
I’m wondering if you’ve noticed that over the past week or so, how it’s been so easy to fall prey to spiritual narcolepsy as the traffic jam of FIVE (yup) planets in retrograde has given us all some time to slow down and get our proverbial knickers in a knot.
If you don’t know what that means it’s when you fall asleep at the wheel of your life right smack dab in the middle of awesomely manifesting good things, and you all of a sudden forget you are in partnership with Spirit and so you think you’re all alone in the “creating reality experiment”. Ambition rules then, the small self takes over decides things aren’t moving according to plan and you get all nutty thinking scary scarcity and activating all kinds of thought viruses etc.
The lens through which you see becomes very foggy indeed.
Yet if you’re aware and reading this, then you also probably noticed within that retrograde hairball exists another truth too- that all is well and perfect even in the imperfections and snares of life experience. After all our soul’s contract to evolve and grow requires us to work with the energies invited during these more challenging astro cycles.
Last week was particularly tough – noticed it with my clients, my friends and in my own perception of things.
That of course is what this is all about in the end anyway- perception.
Not sure about your world but last week my retrograded world appeared to be stalled, in flux, and overall edgy sprinkled with overwhelm, a teeny squeeze of fear and spiked with irritation. I think I spent 4 days last week unable to shake this frenetic sense that I was not myself at all but really the human version of the head banger emoticon. Honestly at one point I texted my friend that I was so tired of summoning my spiritual allies to deal I exclaimed.
F*@#K the planets pass the pie!
(Good thing this pirate’s daughter has a really good sense of humor.)
However the good thing about being awake and conscious means that I can handle the duality of “feel good and on track” and simultaneously “fall off cliff and dangle screaming”. And, so can you.
This and that is true and then when you stop believing either is forever, everything begins to come to the center where reality pulls together a new scenario based on a new version of serenity that comes with radical acceptance and surrender,
Being a medium gives me really good practice at surrender, as you can’t have any expectations or rules, (other than keeping it real), or regulations or ambition for specific results at all lest you cut yourself right off from the very experience you need. I literally have to step away from myself to get into the zone of receptivity that demands me to trust and let go.
I was at an event in Thunder Bay Ontario this past weekend and as soon as I got there I began to unravel my experience the previous few days in order to serve the people that came for the event. I have to say I have a deep connection to that place as going there somehow acts as a spiritual catalyst for me every time. I’m always overwhelmed with gratitude for the epiphanies I’m gifted with there.
Standing in front of hundreds of people who want you to connect to their deceased loved ones means I have to be in absolute trust and remain in a position of curious observer. I never know what’s going to happen other than I know beyond a doubt there will be spirits and there will be messages. The how, the when the form is beyond me. The evening was a blur and each message was profound and healing. Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to do mediumship to reunite loved ones and bring messages of hope and forgiveness and in many cases a whole lot of humor. If you were there you know what I mean. ( kids in spirit love to embarrass their moms in front of everyone).
What was key for me was the immediate sense of relief I had stepping into that zone of service. When we surrender, when we just show up, curious, observant, without ambition for a specific goal but knowing the outcome will be perfect whatever it is, and assuming that all will be well in advance, owning the authenticity and integrity of each moment and letting go all artifice- well miracles can and do happen.
So this is the key to managing the lessons of this retrograde. This and that is true. Depending on how we look at things. We will see the glass half full, half empty or completely full. Dead or alive, mortal and immortal, or both true at the same time!
When we choose an outcome, allow a new way of perceiving things, then surrender it, and step into the zone with curiosity and trust then just show up for life our attitude and outlook will change. That perception shift will give us a very different experience even if the outer conditions remain the same. And they don’t!
This too shall pass and it always does.
After all Spirit does have a plan.. much better than mine or yours.
Oh, and ps–I didn’t have the pie!
So How was your retrograde week?
Big love .. your turn.
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