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Full Moon Energies~May 29, 2018
It’s been years since I’ve been guided to write about humanity’s spiritual journey and the current energies we’re facing, but lately things have been crazy and I feel the need to share some of what I’ve been receiving.
2018 is a life changing year. For those who are awakened, or are currently awakening, this year will bring changes like we’ve never seen. The energies are shifting faster than we can keep up and it’s causing chaos and massive change in our lives and those around us. We can’t run from it. We can’t hide from it. While we all have free will, the Universe is still making its presence known. We aren’t going to get off that easy. Like it or not, we have a job to do.
So, what is our job? If you’re confused about that, you’re probably not paying attention to the signs that are being given to you on a daily basis. Search your heart…you know the answer. It may seem scary and impossible, but that’s part of the lesson. Learn this lesson and push through the chaos because waiting on the other side is a life of abundance.
This full moon is a powerful one. During a full moon phase, the sun and moon are in opposite signs and it will bring attention to what needs to be balanced in our lives. We need to make sure our intentions are clear and precise, for we are literally manifesting in the 4th and 5th dimensions and pulling those into the 3rd to become our reality. We will be looking at things differently and seeing the bigger picture, not only in our own lives, but for humanity as a whole. Everything will come into clear focus and we will start seeing the patterns and programming that have held us back for so long. Truly having to look at these issues will cause triggers like you’ve yet to experience and this will cause anxiety for many. Our comfort zones are being ripped away and we’re left feeling exposed and alone. Letting go of what no longer serves us is hard, almost impossible for some, but if we don’t find the strength to do it, the Universe will step in, and it’s not always pleasant when that happens. We’re finding ourselves no longer interested in petty gossip and drama. If it feels like a lower vibration, we want it gone, and we want it gone yesterday. No more playing games. The time of emotional manipulation is over.
This is a time for change and forward motion. It’s a time of long term planning, truth, and enlightenment. We simply can’t settle for less now. The drive in us is too strong to ignore and we find ourselves moving away from that which no longer serves us. This is the time we live in. The shift in consciousness is real and it’s playing out right in front of our eyes for those awake enough to see it. Once the mind is awakened, it can’t go back to sleep.
There are some physical symptoms that many are experiencing right now. It’s important to keep your vibration as high as you can because slipping into the old fear based ways of thinking will make them worse. This is easier said than done, trust me, I know! Try to keep your body at proper alkaline levels, not too acidic.
Below are some experiences you may be having:
~Anxiety. We are feeling the shifts taking place within us and it’s making us crazy with “what if” thoughts. All of our experiences are different, so look at your life and figure out where you’re being asked to change. What scares you about it? Dig deep…the answer is there. Try to remain in a higher vibration and literally feel the weight being lifted off you. Take deep, cleansing breaths…with each exhale, feel it lift. Remember, you have free will to do whatever you want, so don’t allow a situation to drive you crazy. It’s your choice which direction you will move in. Remaining where you are and not dealing with a situation is still a choice. Personally, I don’t recommend this, you are only delaying the inevitable, but it is still your choice. Work through the anxiety, figure out where it’s coming from and why, and move forward in whatever way you can. Even baby steps are better than no steps at all.
~Headaches/Sinus Problems/Ear Issues (fluid/ringing)/Congestion. These can be caused by the crown and third eye chakras being opened and expanded. Heaviness in this area can be caused by blockages in your energy. Close your eyes and try to feel it…really feel it. Does it feel like your head is heavy and thick? Visualize a spinning vortex between your eyes and at the top of your head. Is it spinning? How fast? What do you need to let go of to release the block(s) so it can spin faster?
~Bowel Movement Changes. This is self-explanatory. Please, don’t make me go there! You’ll know if it’s happening to you.
~Heart Beating Faster/Weird Palpitations. You may feel like you’ve just ran a marathon. The heart chakra is opening. Again, if you’re feeling heavy in this area, go internal (as I call it) and feel your heart chakra spinning faster, releasing any blockages that are stuck there. (Just a note…if you feel like you’re having an issue with your heart, for crying out loud, go to the doctor. Have to say it…sorry! Common sense, please!)
~Sleeping Issues/Waking Up Often. Some people suggest getting up and moving around. Others say to stay in bed and listen to relaxing music. I say, do what you feel is best for you. We are receiving downloads while we sleep and sometimes we wake up in between feeling wired and exhausted, at the same time. It sucks, I know. This is a big one for me. I do whatever my body wants at the time.
~Dizzy/Lightheaded/Balance Issues. Again, make sure there isn’t a medical reason for these symptoms occurring, but if you have a clean bill of health, these are most likely caused by energy fluctuations in your body.
~Muscle and Joint Aches/Tension. Energy blocks being held in the muscles. A massage will help get the energy moving again.
Always make sure you’re drinking enough water. Stay hydrated!
It’s important to make sure you’re keeping your chakras clear and spinning. I don’t have time to get into chakra work right now, but do some research on it and figure out where you’re having blocks in your energy. If you pay attention to how your body is feeling, you will know right away where you’re experiencing blockages. Trust me…your body doesn’t lie. Again, some will argue an injury causing the pain…well, duh! Work with me here! Just listen to your body. Pay attention to the clues it’s sending you and keep an open mind. If you have a clean bill of health, and the doctor(s) are saying nothing is wrong with you, what else could be going on? The mind and body are a tight unit. What’s happening in the mental/emotional space, will impact the physical body. Always!
Okay…here are some overall messages I’ve been receiving. Take what resonates and leave what doesn’t…
This is a time of movement and many things are in the beginning stages. These will be things that are tangible in the physical world. Moving forward, possibly slowly, but moving forward regardless. We’re being protected on this journey. If you feel the need to rest, do so. Don’t try to force sleep, it won’t do you any good, and don’t get wrapped up in the anxiety moments. Breathe through them. Stay calm. Take on the fight another day. Emotions are running high for some and it’s easy to get overwhelmed. We’re releasing what is no longer serving us and sometimes it hurts, but if we’re honest with ourselves, we’ll know it is for the best. We probably weren’t happy with it to begin with…so why fight the change? Issues from the past may be coming back to be healed and cleared up once and for all. Again, is this still serving you? Do you want to continue to hold on to this? Are you happy? If not, it’s time to find your power and move forward. Remember, baby steps if necessary. Help others where you can, but don’t allow yourself to be used or taken advantage of. See through the manipulation of those holding on to the lower vibrations. They don’t want things to change; they like it just the way it is. It’s okay to leave it behind. Allow them to continue working on their own shadows. You’ve done your work…it’s time for them to do theirs. End that karmic cycle with a clear conscious. No guilt. That will only keep you tied to it. Free it from your heart and move forward. All it takes is one step and you’ll feel that energy lifting from you. Make your intensions clear. Remain focused and positive on the outcome you want to manifest. Stand firm. Communicate where you need to communicate. This is a time of swift movement, messages, and communication, so be sure to taste your words before you spit them out. You don’t want to add more shadow work on your end, or more karmic debt to be repaid in the future. Do everything from a place of understanding, compassion, and love (not always easy, I know). Just try. Never attempt to control the free will of another person. See the person or situation for what it truly is and it will be easier to do this. Take off the rose colored glasses. If they haven’t served you in the past, they won’t do so now. June will be a huge month for the twin flame collective and unions will start taking place on a massive scale. If you’re on this journey, you will already understand what this is about. I won’t get into twin flames right now, it’s too time consuming…maybe I’ll dedicate another blog entry to that.
The energies of this full moon could carry over for the next couple weeks until the new moon. Try to remain balanced during this time. Take it easy on yourself. Let go of guilt and karmic ties and cords. They no longer serve you. I know this isn’t easy, but we have to start taking those steps. It’s time to step into the higher vibrations that are waiting for us, but we have to do the work. It’s exhausting, but keep moving forward. Remember, baby steps are better than no steps at all. When you’re feeling heavy from the lower vibrations, pull yourself up and vibrate higher. Literally feel all your chakras spinning and lifting you higher. Feel every cell in your body vibrating at optimal health. You got this! You can do it! Don’t give up when we’re so close to the finish line! Our new lives are waiting…
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The next morning was met with a bitter cold that froze the ground and the icy wind felt like knives against the skin of the townspeople who gathered on the hillside. Despite the cold, most were quiet as they faced the tree where the noose swayed. Sadness on their face as they knew they were losing a friend, but felt powerless against the church. For them, Marie St. James would be deeply missed. A few of Edward’s faithful followers preached the death of the witch was a blessing.
Inside her cell, Marie stood and looked out the small window into the morning sky. She was not afraid of what was to come. She would accept her fate without guilt for who she was. She would die with her head held high.
A guard approached her cell door and opened it. Marie turned and allowed him to bind her hands and ankles. Edward stood at the opening of her cell and as she was lead past him; he placed a gag in her mouth and tied it behind her head. He read from the Bible as Marie was lead from her cell out into the cold morning.
Marie was lead to the steps outside the jail where Edward paused to allow the townspeople to view the accused witch. There were mixed reactions from the crowd. Most were expressing sadness and remorse. Edward’s followers were spitting at her and continued their fear based preaching.
Edward pushed Marie forward into the crowed and she was lead up the hill to the tree which held the noose that would end her life. As Marie passed Cordelia, her eyes fell to the newborn baby she’d helped deliver. Bridgette stood beside Cordelia and wept as Marie was lead past them.
“This is wrong,” she whispered, her voice full of fear.
Cordelia patted her arm. “There is nothing we can do to stop it.”
“We have to try.”
Bridgette lunged forward and grabbed Edward by the arm. “This is wrong! She doesn’t deserve to die!”
Edward pushed her to the ground and looked to the people who gathered around her. “Anyone who supports this witch will feel the noose around their neck as well.”
Bridgette regained her footing and took her place next to Cordelia, her eyes burning with hatred.
Marie reached the top of the hill and stood in front of the hanging tree. She turned to face the crowd and saw William and Frances standing together. William took a step forward, but Marie turned away. Edward grabbed her by the arm and pushed her toward the horse-drawn wagon. She was lifted onto the wooded crates in the back of wagon and the noose was placed around her neck.
Edward stood in front of the wagon and looked up at Marie. “Marie St. James, you are here-by accused of practicing witchcraft. Let it be recorded, that on this day, October 25, 1685, you will be hanged by the neck until dead. May God have mercy on your soul.”
Marie looked out at the crowd and locked eyes with William. Frances stood beside him, tears streamed down her cheeks. Frances turned and spoke to William.
“May you live with your conscious forevermore.”
William lowered his head to the ground; remorse showed on his face. “I’m bound by the laws….”
Frances cut him off with a wave of her hand. “She carries your child.”
William looked at Frances, his eyes full of shock and turned toward Marie, still standing on the wooden crates. Before he could respond, the horse was slapped and charged forward, pulling the wooden crates out from under Marie’s feet. Within seconds, Marie’s body jerked as the noose took hold. Frances closed her eyes, turned, and walked away. The crowd slowly disassembled.
William stood, frozen, watching Marie’s body sway back and forth. He caught Edward out of the corner of his eye as he was leaving. William blocked his path.
“Aren’t you going to cut her down?”
Edward smiled and turned toward Marie’s hanging body. “She will hang here for the remainder of the day, as a lesson to others.” Edward walked over and stood by Marie’s hanging feet. “I’ll be spitting on your grave tomorrow.” He turned and walked away, patting William on the shoulder. William stood alone, watching Marie’s body sway back and forth at the end of the rope. He lowered his head again.
In the darkness of the forest, Marie ran. Her thoughts were frantic. She had to escape, but she didn’t know why or from whom. She only knew she had to get to her cottage. She’d be safe there…or would she? She didn’t know. She was so confused. Her cottage came into view and she charged through the front door, breathless. She saw Frances seated by the fireplace. Saint was in her lap, but jumped down and went to Marie. She reached down to pet him and looked to Frances.
There was no response. Marie walked to her and touched her shoulder. Frances shuttered and turned. No one was there. She turned back around, confused, and gazed into the fire. Saint let out a loud meow. Frances turned and saw the cat walking in circles, his attention drawn to something Frances couldn’t see. Marie became anxious and touched Frances’ shoulder again.
The front door burst open and William rushed in. Frances pushed to her feet and attacked him. William held her by the arms, but took a few good blows to the face. He pushed her out at arms length.
“I’m so sorry!”
Marie stood by the wall and watched.
Frances continued her assault. “She’s gone! You could have stopped this!”
William shoved her away, angry. “I couldn’t stop it! I tried to get her to…..”
Frances collapsed on the floor and wept. “Her body is still hanging out there. She was carrying your child.”
“Why wasn’t I told?”
“She hadn’t known for long. She told me the child would die with her.”
Marie’s eyes widen in horror. She turned and fled the cottage.
Marie ran through the forest, low tree branches gripped her clothing.
She increased her speed until she reached the tree where her body hung. She grabbed the clover pendent hanging from her neck.
She stepped closer to the tree and dropped to her knees, her face in her hands. She raised her arms and head to the sky and screamed, “Why?” Birds scattered. Her breathing increased as a wind began to stir the leaves around her. Her hair began to lift and blow. Slowly, she lifted her head and her hair turned black as the wind whipped through it. Her breathing was heavy and controlled. She stood slowly and raised her arms and head to the sky. The wind increased and whipped her dress and hair. Her eyes turned black as night. Her lifeless, hanging body swayed in the gusts from the creaking tree branch. She stood before her swinging body as the wind swirled out of control. She turned to face the town below, took a few steps and raised her arms to the sky once more. In a voice of controlled anger and intent, she spoke.
“This grass will die. This tree will twist. I cover all of you in mist. The ones responsible soon will pay. Their beating hearts I take away.”
A violent storm engulfed the town and hillside. Marie slowly made her
way down the hill into town. Back at the cottage, William and Frances
noticed the sudden storm brewing. Frances rushed to the front door and
opened it; wind and rain pushed through the opening. Frances stepped out
on the porch. William joined her and Frances turned to him.
“It’s Marie. She’s returned.” The eerie feeling she felt earlier in the cottage made sense to her now and explained why Saint had acted strangely.
William looked out at the growing storm. “What is she capable of?”
Frances shook her head. “It depends on how angry she is. I would be
more worried about the people she may seek revenge on.”
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Drake sat at his desk and leaned on his elbow with his hand on the side of his face. He hated school, and pretty much, everyone in it. He gazed out the window and wished for freedom. His life was a joke. He got along well with his dad, but his mom was pushy and demanding. Nothing was ever good enough for her. He’d show her someday. She thought he didn’t know, but he did. He knew, all right, and she’d pay for it. Yeah, he thought, maybe this would be the year she’d pay for it. The bell ending class snapped him to and he loaded his books in his arms and filed his way to the hall with the rest of the cattle. At least today was the last day before Christmas vacation.
Lunch was uneventful, as usual. He sat in the corner and watched the fake exchange of emotions take place. People are strange animals, he thought. He opened his notebook and scribbled. He looked up again and smiled. More like a sneer. Should he warn them? He never had before, but maybe this would put some excitement back in the game. She thought he didn’t know, but he did, and she would pay for it.
Rachel rushed through the front door and marched straight up the stairs to Drake’s room. She opened his closet door and started digging. Every shoe had a mate, and the shoe missing a mate, the one in question, could not be found. She sat on the floor and dug deeper. There it was, tucked in the back corner, the other shoe from the photo with traces of blood. She sat back and stared at the evidence in front of her. What was she going to do with this? She pushed off the floor, went to her bedroom, and opened her walk-in closet. She found an old luggage bag and stuffed the shoe inside. She grabbed some sweaters off their hangers and stuffed them in as well. She placed the luggage bag on the top corner shelf and stacked other bags on top of it. She sat on the edge of her bed and listened. Why did it always have to be so quiet?
Daryl sat on the park bench outside his office building. It was cold, too cold to be sitting on a park bench, but he didn’t care. It was snowing again; it always snowed in Montana in December and it was one of the things he loved about it. He thought about Rachel and her obsession. She thought he didn’t know, but he did, and she had to be stopped. There was only one way out of this and Drake had to be kept safe. This year, her obsession would stop. He’d make sure of it. He glanced at his watch and realized his next patient would be coming soon. He rose from the bench and walked toward his office building, feeling the shadow following close behind, and had a plan formulating in his mind on how he could stop Rachel from doing more harm.
Rachel sat on the couch and took another sip of wine. Daryl would be home soon and she had to find a way to talk to him about Drake. What was she going to do with the shoe evidence? Should she continue to hide it and wait for the best time to bring it forward? When was the best time? She had to plan it out carefully. For years, she’d been hiding the secret and now it was getting out of hand. She leaned back on the couch and swirled the wine in her glass. Everything was about to blow up in her face. How she hated Montana and the life she’d built there. She wished she’d stayed in Seattle instead of moving to this god-forsaken town. The last few years had been building up to this moment and she wasn’t about to have it ruined now. Stay calm, she told herself. You can do this. Family or not, she had to finish it.
She was still seated on the couch, on her third glass of wine, when Daryl returned from work.The alcohol she’d consumed had built up the courage she needed to address the issue. She held her glass up, as in a toast, and smiled when he walked in the room. “We have to talk about Drake.”
Daryl stood for a moment, accessing the situation. He sighed deeply and sat on the couch next to her. He watched as she swirled her wine, hating the person she’d become. “What do you want to talk about?”
“Drake, of course.”
“Yes, you said that. What about Drake?”
She tried to sit forward, but gravity was no longer cooperating. He pulled her by the arm to a full sitting position, took her wine, and set it on the coffee table. She pointed a not so steady finger in his direction.
“Drake is in trouble.”
“Drake is fine.”
She shook her head. “No! No, he isn’t. He’s got some serious problems that need to be addressed.” She paused. “I found the shoe.”
His brow creased at her words. “What shoe?”
She swayed on the couch. “His other shoe.The missing mate. Bloody. I have it, you know. This missing shoe.”
He moved in closer. “What are you planning to do with this….shoe?”
She swayed again and fell against the back of the couch. “I don’t know yet, but I have a plan.” She pointed her finger at him again. “A really good plan,” she laughed.
He stood and held a hand out to her. “You’re drunk and need to go to bed. You have no idea what you’re talking about. Drake is not in trouble and I have no idea what you’re talking about regarding the shoe.”
“They found a shoe at the crime scene. It matches Drake’s, but I could only find one, and it’s bloody. What do you think that means?”
He grabbed her by the arm and jerked her off the couch. “It means you’re drunk. Are you accusing your own son of murder?”
She wobbled in front of him, and when she spoke, her breath smelled like a stale wine barrel. “I don’t know what to think anymore.” She pushed away and made her way upstairs. It took a few tries, and Daryl thought she’d fall back down them, but after a moment he heard the bedroom door close. He ran his fingers through his hair. He had to speak to Drake about the shoe. What had Rachel done? Whatever it was, this time she went too far.
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Reflections is now available in print and on Kindle.
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