It’s your favorite time; Oracle Cards!!
Boy were they screaming to be pulled a few days before Spring Equinox! This time, something new was very vocal as well.
I heard that instead of just what color you’re drawn to, choose which gemstone speaks to you. It has the properties you most need right now during this time before Summer Solstice.
It was strongly suggested that you infuse your energy field (aura) with your gemstone. For instance, if Rubies are calling to you, imagine your whole aura filled with beautiful Rubies and allow the property of Rubies to be an attractor to bring forth the healing needed.
You can even use the gemstone as a grounding cord, and infuse it into the chakra corresponding to that color.
Each color not only has the gemstone message, but an Oracle message as well. Once the specific gemstone for each color made itself known, then the Oracle card was pulled.
Interestingly as you’ll see below, Sapphires were predominant. Sapphires are known as the “wisdom stone.”
As usual, sit with your choice before picking your usual color. Which gemstone has the message you most need through the Oracle card and gemstone meaning?
Happy picking, and let me know if your gemstone and card resonates with you!
One of the greatest freedoms is the freedom to be yourself, fully and completely, regardless of what others will think. I’m not talking about being irresponsible and doing whatever you desire at the cost of others. I’m talking about showing the truth of you; your style, your preferences, your quirkiness, your uniqueness- you!
To some, that idea is appalling as what others think is paramount. And I get it. Many of us were raised with the idea of, “what will people think?!”
That can be a hard issue to overcome. I know I had to release layers of self-consciousness and worry over something someone else might be thinking. While also releasing the subconscious message of perfection that quite frankly, is unattainable and certainly not fun.
The more I worked through it while getting comfortable and confident in my skin, the more I realized if someone else has an issue, that’s their problem.
If it makes you happy and isn’t harming anyone, then live your life.
You need to dare to be yourself.
Here’s a simple example: I love stickers. A card isn't a card without stickers. I had always done it for friends, but then I expanded it to holiday cards. I spend a crazy amount at the sticker store- yes there is a sticker store in LA- and I use stickers on everyone's card. Do I know some people make fun of me? Yes. Do I care? Hell no- it's stickers and if someone is too proper and uptight to appreciate my stickers, that's their issue, not mine. If I can spread joy to anyone, why wouldn't I? Plus, it's fun- stickers are fun!
This is what I mean. No one would ever call me cool, and I have no problem with that. Cool requires a lot of work and my time is better spent.
I bring this up today as it’s been coming up in sessions lately; how to own the fullness and richness of your true self. Recognizing your value and what you bring to the table when you’re authentic.
If this issue triggers you, don’t judge it, simply ask, “what’s the worst that could happen if I showed up authentically?” Then listen to or write out the answers. Maybe you’re afraid of being laughed at, ostracized, or rejected. Quite possibly, there are those in your life who would respond that way. But if you’re always living to please another, you’re shrinking your own light and gifts of what you bring to the world. Don’t do that. Work through your fears, clear the pain of past incidents from childhood or adolescence, and then honor your current truth. In baby steps to make it easier and less scary.
When you own who you truly are from a place of empowerment, you find it's a lot more fun to be real than to be perfect. Dare to show your true self.
Recently I got stuck for a few days, swirling in a mental loop of lack. Everything I thought about was from a mindset of “not enough.” No matter what I did or focused on, I couldn’t shift it at its core.
After asking my unseen team for help, I was in the shower (I always get insights and ah-has in the shower), and the power of love popped into my mind. I then thought,
“If love is all there is, why am I playing in a frequency of fear and lack?”
That one question shifted everything. I took my power back from my victim mindset (that something outside me has power over me), and immediately put myself into a frequency of love. I focused only on love. Not necessarily things or people I love, although that did augment the feeling, but the uplifting energy of love itself. I felt the power of love with every fiber of my being and refused anything less than that.
The focus on lack came from an old wound that clearly surfaced to be healed. Once I stopped judging it and myself, I could send love into the wounded places in myself, healing them. I could release what no longer served me, to move towards a future that does.
Being the love, I could talk to my inner child and calm her fears, while also bringing my nervous system into present time.
If I had stayed in fear, none of that would’ve been possible.
It’s not a one and done. I now remind myself each morning to come from love first, and to look at beautiful possibilities, rather than fears. That shift in perspective is instantly uplifting. You can further that with a mantra from Rev. Michael Beckwith, “Something good is about to happen.”
Also add in the self-love question I posed in the blog two weeks ago.
I encourage you to see if there’s an area in your life right now that has an absence of love. You can identify it by anywhere you hold fear, resentment, hurt, blame, conflict, anger, or powerlessness. Take a moment and fill that space with love. Take your power back from the pain and be love.
Imagine yourself and the situation bathed in the light of love. Elevate it beyond what you can imagine. That’s the transformative power of love; it can create miracles where previously you couldn’t see any.
During my morning meditation recently, I found myself thinking about something I wanted to receive. As I thought about what I desired, I realized that nobody was holding me back, except for myself. Without knowing the how’s or the details of manifesting what I wanted, I opened my heart and felt the energy of self-love and then expanded the feeling to encompass me.
I sat in that resonance for a moment with the awareness that allowing the Universe to help me receive what I was desiring, was an act of incredible self-love.
Later that day, I was tired and started to create a somewhat half assed version of a shield for my space. As my morning insight popped in mid-creation, I realized that the most self-loving thing I could do in that moment, would be to create really strong boundaries. Which as I did, felt like a beautiful gift to myself. This led to me asking the question repeatedly throughout my day and listening to the response.
“The most self-loving thing I could do would be to (fill in the blank).”
The responses might be:
-Take a bath.
-Take a walk outside.
-Read a book.
-Take a nap.
-Process my emotions.
-Bring the energy of enthusiasm to my workday.
-Motivate to do that creative project I’ve been wanting to do.
-Say no to that event. Or say yes.
It will change moment by moment. But notice how things shift when you honor your needs. Even if rational thought is telling you otherwise. For example, there was a day recently when I felt very strongly that I needed to go outside for a walk and take a bath after. However, my to-do list was huge that day. I listened to my heart, and I took a walk because it was calling to me so loudly. It felt amazing and I was grateful I listened to myself. However, when I came home, my rational mind started listing everything that needed to be done with the idea that I didn't have time for a bath. And yet, I could feel deeply again that taking the bath would be the most self-loving thing I could do.
I had to silence the opposition voice, even though it was extremely loud, and go to the self-loving voice that wisely knew that in that moment, a bath could do more for me than starting in on my to-do list. Sure enough, my to-do list was much easier to tackle after the bath because I had shifted my resonance after a morning of self-love.
If you want to take this a step farther, look at the bigger things you’re desiring and make a list.
“The most self-loving thing I could do would be to …”
-Free myself from the past.
-Create better health.
-Forgive myself for…
-Take my power back from...
-Heal my relationship with…
-Release myself from the energy of struggle.
-Allow more ease.
-Create more joy.
Keep the list somewhere that you can read daily for a month to reaffirm to your subconscious that this is what you're choosing to receive and create. Because you love yourself. Because you deserve what will augment that self-love.
Again, don’t worry about how it’ll manifest. Just sit in the frequency of self-love. Let it literally infuse every part of you. Feel your heart open and pour all that love that you're capable of, into yourself. If you can't imagine what that feels like, think of anything that opens your heart and turn that feeling towards yourself.
The most loving you can do, is to create self-love first.
I recently saw a quote, the beginning of which said, “You are the master of your destiny.”
I’ve always heard and subscribed to the belief that “you create your reality,” so the phrasing above really stood out to me as a different way of saying the same thing.
You are the master of your destiny.
Sit with this.
I hear you, “I get it but -” But what? You are the master of your destiny- and then things happen to you? You are the master of your destiny- but you're not really in charge, other people are? You are the master of your destiny- sometimes?
It can be hard if you grew up with the mindset that you can be subjugated by others or at the mercy of the world. Which is another way of saying, victimized by. That can be insidious. Maybe you don't consider yourself a victim, but there are certain areas in life that trip you up and that you feel you have no power over. But if you have no power, you're powerless which puts you in victim mode. Not pleasant to acknowledge but don't judge it, it just is. Almost everyone has those areas. The “I create my reality, except when...”
Theory and practice are two different things. You may understand this in theory, but as far as practical application, you're still sorting that out.
Start by observing and noticing. Where do you still lose your power? Where do you not feel that you are the master of your destiny? From a place of neutrality, question why that is. By your observation you bring attention and by your attention you start to heal it.
Then take your power back and create your reality moment by moment in your beliefs, your perspective, your attitude, and your emotions. Live from a new and empowered place.
As the full quote says:
“You Are The Master of Your Destiny
* Quote from The NOW Massage.
When I was first learning how to clear haunted houses, we were told to laugh at the ghosts or to stay super light-hearted and laugh within ourselves. The reason being, when you can laugh at something, no matter how dark it is, it cannot have power over you. It cannot get the upper hand.
The ghosts in the houses I cleared hated that by the way. They would get meaner and nastier the more I laughed out loud and said things in a funny voice such as, “Oh you’re sooo scary.”
As angry as they would get, they couldn’t touch me. Why? Because I was owning the power of my light with absolute authority. The laughter, the light, was more powerful than any fear they were trying to provoke. They shrank back from it.
I bring this up because the misconception I’ve spoken of before is once again rearing its head for many, which is that if you're filled with light, the dark will be attracted to you.
That is an absolute lie designed to keep you small and fearful. Your light does not attract darkness. Your light is safe.
Being filled with your light is a deterrent and can hold anything at bay.
But you have to believe that. If you believe the opposite, you will attract the opposite.
When you're scared, it can feel like you want to shrink within yourself so that nobody notices you. Like an animal in the wild getting still and trying to hide when in danger. But think about how much more powerful it is to be a lion or a lioness who takes up space and doesn't shrink. Who commands the space so that nothing gets close.
I get it, even with my training, if something fearful catches me off guard, I sometimes freeze and shrink when I’m threatened. And yet, when I can remember, I've seen time and again that if I extend my light and my energy and claim more space, negative and dark people and situations back off.
Even if you’re not laughing, refusing to shrink while choosing to stay in the light is a power in and of itself.
If you keep filling yourself with light and claiming ownership of your space, nothing can get in. Simultaneously, you need strong boundaries; you need to be aware of your body and your energy field. And clear any faulty subconscious beliefs that the darkness is more powerful than the light.
If you're always taking on other people’s emotions and issues, fill your second chakra with your energy and your light. If you're always giving your power away and you feel a lot of anxiety, fill your third chakra with your power and your light. If you feel so empathetic that you're giving away your heart energy, call it back to you and fill your fourth chakra with your energy and your light.
The more you are filled with your energy and your light, the more powerful you become.
Then when fears arise, you’ll be more able to laugh at them to dissolve them. Be that lioness, be that lion. Own your space from the power of your light and watch the darkness disappear.
Side Note: When you fill with your light, while white light can be very protective, it’s too high of a frequency and will shoot you out of your body and that's the opposite of what I'm speaking of above. I want you in your body where your power is, not out. Which means see and use gold light instead. Or whatever color feels representative of your light.
Happy New Year!!
It's Oracle Card time!
Before pulling for each color, I asked:
-What does the person need to know or heal as we enter the new year?
-What information will be helpful to them?
I called in the Higher Selves of everyone who will pick a specific color and pulled the cards based on their direction. It's what I always do, but I don't know that I've mentioned my method before. Your Higher Self is leading you to the card(s) they chose for you.
Your color doesn't necessarily correspond to the chakras, but use your intuition because maybe for you it does. Regardless, it does hold the highest healing frequency for you at this moment.
Before choosing: breathe, center yourself, get out of your head, open to your gut intuition, then ask yourself which color has your message.
Have fun and happy picking!!
Red Oracle Card
Pink Oracle Card
Orange Oracle Card
Yellow Oracle Card
Green Oracle Card
Blue Oracle Card
Purple Oracle Card
P.S.- I'll be continuing with blogs every other week versus every week for a bit.
See you in 2 weeks!
Happy Solstice today!!
As the year is drawing to a close, here’s a reminder of prior blogs (in red, with links) from 2022 to aid you during this holiday season and beyond!
This is also a reminder to be compassionate with yourself and give yourself the time and space you need if you become overwhelmed during the holidays. Especially if you say you don’t have the time or space! Create it (remember the subjectivity of time).
If resistance comes up, remember you can overcome it.
If emotions are high, be cognizant of your emotions.
Maybe you need to remember that you matter, and are enough.
If grief is coming up, here’s a map for healing.
It’s vitally important to heal your nervous system, and to have gentleness with yourself as you move from your pain body to your light body.
Never forget the power of forgiveness and self-forgiveness.
Check the symbolism you place on things and events; it could be distorted.
Expand your belief boundaries as we enter a new year, and remember to preemptively alleviate kickback and defeat doubt.
Accept what is.
And if you’re looking to create a magical 2023, make your list or choose your word.
May the end of 2022 be filled with empowerment!! See you next year!
I wrote a few weeks ago about how your family may not be able to see you in present time, but do you see them in present time? And not just them, other friends and loved ones?
I made that mistake recently- getting stressed out by something that I assumed (yes, I know the saying!) would happen based on a past incident. But that assumption kept me out of present time and unable to see the person before me as they are in this moment.
I wasn’t being fair to them by keeping them in their box from the past, just as I wouldn’t want someone to do that to me. When I realized that not only had I changed, but they had too, we were able to have an amazing time together. It goes both ways!
So, before you see family, allow the possibility that the relationship can be in present time; especially if you’ve been working on yourself. If the relationship has shifted in a positive way, fantastic. If it hasn’t, that’s okay, just keep yourself in the now moment and re-read the blog from Nov 23rd for helpful tips.
It’s that time of year again; time to find your word for 2023!
For those of you who are new to my blogs, this is based on a John Gordon blog I read, maybe seven years ago. In it, he suggested picking one word for the upcoming year, versus creating resolutions that only make you feel badly if you can’t fulfill them.
In his words, “just one word that gives meaning, mission, passion and purpose. One word that will help me be my best.”
I love this idea and have been using it ever since.
For those who picked a word for 2022, was it successful? Did it help you grow and become more? Celebrate yourself if so. If not and you forgot about it, don’t beat yourself up. This isn’t something to add stress, it’s something to inspire you and help you create your reality.
Your word(s) can be anything that you’re wanting to infuse into 2023: inner peace, self-actualization, fun, compassion, self-love, play, creative expression- the list is endless.
Make sure the word is actionable and not just a concept.
I’ve made that mistake, lol. Twice I chose a word that I wanted to infuse into my year, but the word wasn’t easy to focus on daily. However, the year I choose “wisdom,” that was a perfect choice for me. Daily I could ask if the choices I was making were wise or not. I still use the word “wisdom’ constantly as a touch stone, as using it continually for a year had a profound effect on how I operate in the world.
Same with the year “self-love” was my word. I could easily check if my choices were loving towards myself, or discounting of what I needed.
So, sit with it. There are no wrong answers regarding your word; it’s very personal. Sometimes you’ll choose it, and sometimes it chooses you. Either way, you’ll know. You’ll feel in your gut that that word is the word for you.
And no pressure by the way, it doesn’t have to be perfect! You may even change it a couple times until you find the right fit; I have.
Once you have your word, write it in big letters somewhere that you’ll read it each day. And not just a passing glance, but truly, “how can I bring this word into action today?”
Next, see that word infused throughout 2023. Imagine a calendar and visualize your word woven throughout the days and months. Imagine that word opening you up to possibilities, insights, changes, and personal growth.
As you focus on it daily or weekly, you’ll find that you may be led to experiences, books, and talks etc., that are exactly what you need to learn and hear to help you grow and have more of that word in your reality.
If you want, share your word with me and I’ll support you in your growth.
Happy choosing and may your word transform your 2023!!!
Me, Tina Germain, just sharing ways to make you the best you can be!