The beginning of December is actually a carryover of the energy of opportunity we touched on at the end of November. Although these energy insights are meant to sink into the energy of each month, that doesn’t mean it can’t overlap! And, the best part is that this is a great energy to be in, so let’s savor it while we can.
Look at the opportunities around you. What are you being called to do, to say yes to, to explore further? Here’s where December branches off from the energy of late November: This is more focused on how you are driving the ship versus how other people are helping to support your ideas. Reflect on how you have lifted yourself up this year and how much you’ve changed and shifted since this time last year.
Whatever you choose to pursue and focus on is yours, so get after it. Take the steps you need to take for things to get in motion. Make the asks and trust that if you are really feeling excitement and passion about something in your bones, you will receive the divine support needed to get there (although it may not be in the exact way you imagine) -- but you have to be open to guidance (see this month’s opportunity).
As we move into the middle of the month, I challenge you to think about your own power and strength from a different perspective. Instead of reflecting on power from a more traditional and aggressive point of view, what if power was more quiet and steadfast? What does your inner power look like? Let’s approach our own strength and power from a place of patience, focus, and even self-compassion as opposed to force, competition, and dominance. Power can be a tremendous asset, but only if we energetically approach it in the right way.
The best way to reach expertise in any subject matter is to teach it. So, as you round out your year and reflect on abundance in terms of the wisdom you’ve gained and the ways you’ve grown (it’s not just about financial abundance!), think about different channels in which you can share your insight. It can definitely be valuable to simply think about what you’ve learned, but it is much more powerful to offer up your nuggets of wisdom to those who might need it.
The message for the end of the year is simple: push yourself to acknowledge abundance outside of the material world and send forth that currency of prosperity by holding a willingness to guide others in places where you have been shown glimpses of light.
Theme: Transformation, breakthroughs, strength
Challenge: Be aware of anything that comes up and seemingly prevents you from stepping into your own light and power
Opportunity: Harnessing your power, engaging with the intuition, opportunity to really lock in with your inner voice
The beginning of December is actually a carryover of the energy of opportunity we touched on at the end of November. Although these energy insights are meant to sink into the energy of each month, that doesn’t mean it can’t overlap! And, the best part is that this is a great energy to be in, so let’s savor it while we can.
November is all about moving closer to our truth and passion and making choices that lend to the deliberate creation of a joyous life with which we deeply resonate.
Part of this path entails taking a look at what’s getting in your way. What are your obstacles? Whether it’s a belief system, thought pattern, or a visceral fear you just can’t put your finger on, the beginning of the month is the time for us to assess what’s holding us back. What is your addiction? What are you leaning on to avoid looking at what’s below the surface? We can be addicted to a belief, a way of thinking, or negative internal dialogue in addition to the more clear forms of addiction, and in one way or another, we all have crutches we lean on, even if they aren’t destructive.
We can either choose to address our blocks or whatever it is that we identify is holding us back, or we can choose to ignore those things. It’s simple, and we always have a choice.
Growth and progress don’t just happen--they require work, persistence, and patience. Healing from toxic thought patterns, addictions, or decades-old belief systems that lock us down is not easy but it’s the tunnel that leads to the light we all seek.
Be your own advocate. Do not settle for people, environments, or situations that do not allow you to retain some semblance of harmony and balance in your life. If you’ve even glanced at the news lately, you know that the dark secrets and ugliest truths are beginning to unravel around us. This isn’t a coincidence; we’re deep in the energy of healing, but in order to heal, the ugliness needs to surface. This is a time of healing.
Imagine that you are in the middle of a dark and fierce storm and, all of a sudden, a massive bolt of lightning strikes and illuminates everything around you. In a fleeting moment, you have clarity and can gain a foothold of your surroundings. There’s big potential for these types of moments to come into play at the end of the month, so don’t miss it because clarity of this nature doesn’t happen often and when it does there is much to be gained from it.
Although I wish clarity always presented itself if a beautiful and luminous way, from my experiences and observations, it more often will show up in a way that isn’t as pleasant. Don’t get so caught up in the way it was delivered that you totally miss the message.
Theme: Ownership of pain of the past, determination of following your passion and expressing your truth
Challenge: There’s a big potential this month for emotional entanglement and excessiveness
Opportunity: SO MUCH energy around collaboration and integrity. When you clean up your junk (emotionally speaking), you’ll be in a position where you will literally be a magnet for people of high integrity who can (and want to) help you. Like attracts like!
As we kick off the month of October, we find ourselves hanging out in some residual energy from the end of September that has caused us to take a hard look at our deepest and darkest fears, worries, and anxieties. Know that this is just temporary and it feels like the majority of this darkness should shift towards the end of the month.
Given this energy, I think it’s important to address the bad reputation this darkness can get because it’s human instinct to want to label it as “bad” or to try our best to run from it. How could we possibly evolve as individuals if each experience or season of our lives was only seemingly good and filled with joy and happiness? The dark, reflective, murky times are just as important as the bright, fast-moving days where it feels like life is rigged in our favor. Don’t miss the opportunity that this mystery and period of change offers.
If there’s anything in you that needs to be healed or addressed, it is coming up now and it is not a coincidence! Pay attention to your dreams, the roots of your anxieties, and the quiet callings you feel deep inside. From what I’ve experienced personally and what I’ve observed time and time again professionally, if something is ready to be addressed it will invite you to take a closer look by showing up and getting your attention (usually not in the prettiest of ways, might I add).
It feels like we could have a strong tendency to be highly focused on the material realm towards the middle of the month with a spotlight on finances, business, and work. This is a time of receiving and welcoming success, possibly in the form of financial prosperity, but this is not just one-sided.
Think about your level of comfort around receiving. Receiving well is an art. It’s a thing of responsibility, grace, but also generosity. We all too often block ourselves from our ability to receive all of the good that we inherently deserve to experience for a variety of reasons, but most often because we don’t believe we deserve it. Now would be a good time to practice receiving, even if it’s as simple as returning a compliment without serving up a self-deprecating quip.
If you feel like your prosperity or success is not flowing as freely as you’d like, start by asking the question of how you can be of service to others. When our energy stays rooted in a place of more, more, more, we inadvertently position ourselves in an energetic place of lack. Even if it’s just thinking more about how you give back to others in your day-to-day work, that shift in focus will be very impactful.
As we move into the end of October, the energy in and around us speeds up again, pulling us away from the contemplative wayfinding energy and into a place of action and passion.
Things may feel unpredictable or a little unfocused, but there’s a tremendous opportunity for self-expression and quickly moving towards a new facet of your identity. If something in your life feels stale, this is a great time to mix it up and try something new. Don’t be afraid to take a risk, especially if it feels a bit out of character for you.
Theme: Creation, fueling the fire, action!
Challenge: Don't let insecurities get in the way of taking the first step.
Opportunity: This is a time to rise up against the odds but you can’t do so with just a toe in the water. Jump in!
The first week or two of September is all about new beginnings, which is a welcome breath of fresh air after the heavy energy brought on by last month’s eclipse. Notice that when we take our heads out of the sand to come face-to-face with whatever it is that needs to be confronted, there is space created for energy of this nature to enter.
Now is the time to really drive whatever it is you have been wanting to start, whether it’s a new habit propelling you in a positive direction, new health initiatives, or a new job. While these new beginnings can look different for each of us, the common thread is that they bring joy and a sense of possibility into our lives.
The energy from mid to late August gave us clear insight into whatever it is we’d like to embark upon this month, but in case you’re feeling uncertain, try reflecting on the following question. “What is it that I am ready to call into my life and what is it that will bring me joy and a sense of excitement?”
As we move into the middle of September, we are asked to focus on harmony and self-discipline. There are two sides of every sword, and the contrast to this high-energy time of new beginnings is the tendency to overdo things and get carried away. So, we need to not only be aware of the impact that this free-flowing energy has on our lives, but we need to be committed to balance.
Draw upon your discipline to stick to what you’ve begun while simultaneously checking in with yourself to feel if you’re pushing too hard or if you need to back off a little. This is not a sprint and we will burn ourselves out if we don’t consistently check in and listen to what our needs are on any given day. We are in this for the long haul and will not see our fresh starts come to fruition if we cannot be patient and prioritize balance.
The end of September will contain an energy that may lead us to feel excessive worry or anxiety. A situation in a personal or global capacity (or perhaps both) can cause us to feel as if a darkness is setting in, but know this: however this unfolds, it is not about the scenario or situation, but instead all about how you are choosing to view it.
The lesson here is 100% about perception and how you can change your perspective on what you see happening. We will really need to stretch ourselves here; for some this has the potential to feel quite overwhelming. Know in advance that the best thing you can do is to accept that this is beyond your control, but what is in your hands is how you choose to view the situation and how you choose to react.
We are human and we all have a tendency in varying degrees to let our emotions and the stories we create run the show. Remember that change isn’t pretty, neat, or simple. The more willing you are to modify your point of view and challenge yourself to see what is in front of you from a different lens, the easier it will be for you to maintain emotional integrity and move through the discomfort.
Theme: Passion, intensity, integrity. Self-evolution. Desire to feed into impatience.
Challenge: A stance of unwavering intellect and analytical nature has a time and a place and right now, this position will not serve you.
Opportunity: Hard work, tenacity, and determination will pay off soon. Acknowledge the fear and doubt you have but don’t give it life.
The beginning of August presents an energy with a focus on a busy, potentially overactive mind. While we see an opportunity for curiosity and insight, there’s also the tendency to over-observe and speak without really thinking about it first. The mind is highly active, processing and analyzing information obtained from different sources, and you may notice that intuitive information is coming to you much easier now than in the recent past. Your job is to be discerning with the information and know if and when it’s appropriate to share. Just because you are privy to something does not mean it needs to be discussed.
Instead of slowing down or going in a different direction, the energy of mid-August just amplifies what we’re already feeling. Here we are forced to look at the dark side of that overactive mind. In this energy lies the tendency to be knee-deep in worst-case scenarios, worries, guilt--you get the idea. This is also the time where the overall challenge of the month really comes to the surface, so know that in a challenge sits an opportunity to expand.
When we find ourselves in difficult emotional times, whether it is a week, month, or season, it’s important to remember that what we perceive as painful or uncomfortable is what really pushes us to evolve. It’s also a sign that we’re growing, but because it’s generally not pleasant, it can be difficult to see. Remember that you are in control of your thoughts and it is your job to redirect when the mind starts to spiral. During this particular time, be gentle with yourself and bring it back to the present moment as worries and scenario-tripping only live in the future.
As we close out the month, we enter an energy of personal intensity and passion. While the beginning of the month was a time to really censor words and verbal communication, this is now a time to speak up if you feel that you have something important to say. This energy is much better suited for being straightforward and direct with your words because the first few weeks of the month are centered around the mind and getting too swept up in your head. That dust has finally settled a bit so we’re in the clear to speak up because we’re able to do so with integrity and insight versus fear and overwhelm.
Overall theme: Personal identity, action and passion, protection and defense of family.
Challenge: Judgement of the self, past decisions, and present ideas. Locking into your personal power.
Opportunity: This month calls for sitting in a lot of discomfort, specifically with your mind on overdrive. If you can hang in there, you’ll find great personal satisfaction and growth in sifting through what comes up and allowing yourself to evolve as a result.
The first portion of July has a dark, mysterious quality to it in that you may feel like the energy of things has slowed down or that ideas and inspiration aren’t flooding you like they may have in May and June. This is a time to slow down just a touch and pay attention to what is pulling or magnetizing you--perhaps something you wouldn’t notice if you were moving full steam ahead. It’s not that the energy has stopped, it’s just that it has changed forms and is more below the surface right now, so you’re going to have to do a little digging.
There’s something that is absolutely worth your time to look at and explore and you’ll miss the opportunity if you don’t dial it back a bit. We also are called to review the cycles and patterns in our lives specifically regarding relationships. Are you actively engaged with the natural ebb and flow of a relationship or have you checked out and switched to autopilot?
As we move into the middle of the month we will be challenged to rise above a situation or set of circumstances that is energetically not suited for us. This may be easy to miss as it’s again in line with that subtle energy that kicks off the month. It will be automatic for us to continue to handle a situation in a way that we would have in the past. The challenge lies in identifying how you can respond differently and also in actually choosing to do so.
As a whole, we are being energetically stirred up a lot right now and our choices are vital to the energetic progression of our world. If there is something happening around you, big or small, personal or professional, make it a priority to continuously check in with yourself about how your response is adding to that energy or elevating it.
July has this ‘full-circle’ feeling to it in that we’re going to have an opportunity to bring to the surface those subtleties we picked up on in the beginning of the month. The end of the month has more of that active, engaged energy we felt in June and is related to living out your purpose, feeling very much in your flow and rhythm, and positioning yourself in a way that you can really be seen for who you are and the light you bring to the world.
Every single day is a choice, and it’s never too late to choose differently if something no longer resonates with you. Part of living a life that feels aligned and full is constantly tweaking things and taking risks that feel intuitively right but are scary nonetheless. You have a right as a human to do whatever is in your power to create a life that feels fulfilling and rewarding, however that looks for you as an individual. This is not about perception, what other people will think, or what you should do--this is about making conscious decisions that honor who you are as a person. In turn, everyone around you will benefit.
Overall theme: Lots of things are happening below the surface--pay attention to the details!
Challenge: With this deeper movement we may find ourselves facing our own darkness. From both personal and professional experience, the more willing you are to sit with the heaviness that arises, the faster it will lift and the better able you will be to see the lesson at hand.
Opportunity: Approach these aforementioned situations and circumstances with courage and responsibility. This is an opportunity to reclaim your power in a quiet but impactful way.
We may find ourselves turning a new page with regards to thoughts, ideas, and communication. The energy here feels fresh and renewed, lending to clarity and increased purpose around these specific areas. Don’t be surprised if you suddenly see something in a completely different light or are able to modify how you were trying to explain something in a way that resonates deeply.
The first week and a half of the month feels like a good time to do brainstorming for a project, tackle a longstanding problem that has been difficult to solve, or express yourself in a way that feels innately authentic.
The middle of the month is energetically primed for slowing down a little bit and making time for some fun. Reconnect to things that you loved to do as a kid and bring some ease into your day-to-day. Think of this as a really nurturing and innocent type of fun—be cognizant you’re not getting too carried away with things that are overindulgent (I’ll get more into this in a bit).
After moving out of the scattered energy of May, we could all use a break. If you allow yourself to do this, you’ll notice that you feel more balanced mentally and emotionally. Creating space for balance is going to be key for how we deal with the energy ahead.
There may be a tendency to lean into a little emotional depletion towards the end of the month, which is why I highly recommend making sure you create space for some playful fun leading up to this time.
The specific energy is centered on giving too much away, so be cognizant of where in your life you might be doing so. Is there a particular person you are allowing to drain you? Are you getting too emotionally attached to someone or something that isn’t filling you back up? Set up some emotional boundaries and bring awareness to where this emotional excess could be dialed down a bit.
Overall theme: Emphasis on balance and choice, specifically with the people in your life…If you find that you have a lack of balance, it is up to you to make different choices in order to change things.
Challenge: You may feel a struggle with financial abundance and the correlation to fulfillment. Remember, the things that truly fill you up are often intangible, so if you’re hung up on this, try to divert your focus.
Opportunity: If you put forth an effort to set those emotional boundaries and carve out that balance, there’s a major opportunity at hand for you to feel exceptional harmony in health and abundance.
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May kicks off with an energy that has a very assertive feeling to it, especially with regards to communication and the way in which we communicate. Be aware of the power that your words hold and trust that most often, less is more. This energy is also centered on standing firmly in your power, so in a time where many people are feeling especially powerless and, as a result, are acting carelessly, know that this is one channel that you can own completely and use in a very targeted, specific, and impactful way.
The idea of perception also comes through very intensely this month in general, but it’s especially important to be aware of at the beginning of the month due to the energetic disposition that is at hand. The next several weeks will present a strong tendency to get swept up in the perception of things or circumstances, but with that also comes an opportunity to take a step back and really assess and analyze these things from all angles. If you choose to do so, you’ll have an ability to see circumstances for what they really are without getting overly emotionally attached, and even better, you’ll be able to see where your true power in each circumstance lies.
The middle of the month will have this feeling of scattered or stagnant energy and brings up a sense of doing everything and nothing all at the same time. If we drill down a bit further, this is all related to dreams and goals, so look back on what we discussed in April: getting clear on what you want. If you took the time to do so, you can see the value in being able to reference this plan in a time when your ideas feel particularly disjointed.
It’s always important to have a practice established where you are able to center yourself and still your mind, but this will be particularly important during this middle of the month nebulous energy. When we see an energy with a great velocity to it, it can often cause us to feel scattered as our mind can’t segment everything happening around us. Lean on any and all mindfulness practices you like, and don’t forget that you are the one who is in control of your thoughts. As crazy and hectic as external circumstances become, it’s up to you to find a way to create that inner stillness.
As we close out the month, it will be very important to ask ourselves what it is that we are trying to protect. Once again, this lands on communication, so be very aware of what in your life you feel you are hiding out of the fear of stirring things up or contradicting the status quo. If you are having a difficult time seeing this, just ask yourself what your motivation is for keeping this holed up, and be honest with yourself about what lies at the core. There is something that is not being said that is ready to come to the surface, so lean into the discomfort and trust your instinct on what it is you need to do.
Overall theme: Taking ownership of your thoughts. There may be a financial or health-related situation that comes up and throws you off balance, so be cognizant of the spiral your mind wants to take. Tackle the issue one step at a time and do not get caught up in worst case scenarios. The faster you can calm your mind, the sooner you will see this issue clear up.
Challenge: You could be presented with a new financial opportunity (perhaps related to the financial situation that arises), so be sure you are able to clearly see that this will inevitably entail ups AND downs. When in this process, don’t assume everything has been for not if you find yourself in a lull. Again, pay attention to where your mind wants to go here.
Opportunity: Playing off of the theme and challenge this month, the opportunity is to use your resources. What is in front of you that you are not seeing? There is great power in what you already have access to, so take advantage of it. Here we again see the concept of perception and mastery over your circumstances, so do not get caught up in the have nots and seeming impossibilities. You have everything you need, but it’s up to you to open your eyes to it.
The beginning of April is an ideal time to press pause, take a deep breath, and see how far you’ve come. March brought up very unexpected and emotionally-charged challenges and situations, so before depleting yourself by racing on to the next mile marker, allow yourself to honestly and graciously acknowledge exactly where you are. If you’re feeling shaky or insecure, know that it’s just temporary.
Despite what we’ve energetically experienced in the past month, we’re not entirely in the clear, so reach deep and draw on your mental discipline and spiritual focus to carry you. If you’ve pushed either of these practices to the back burner, now is a good time to reconnect and re-engage.
Around the middle of the month we will come into an energy that calls for rational thought and analytical assessment in emotional situations. This is all about letting yourself see things for what they are without contributing to a story you may have created around something in the past.
Use this energy to your advantage by bringing forth a diplomatic point of view to help others expand their perception of what’s happening in their lives, but don’t get too tied up in a feeling of responsibility to force someone to see something they’re not ready to accept. As the saying goes, you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t force him to drink.
Towards the end of the month, we experience a lighter energy primed for you to savor in your accomplishments and all the good you have in your life. May feels like it is going to be a very fast, busy, and action-oriented time, so let this be a bookend of the pause you take in the first week or two of the month. This energy is also centered on the self and a strong feeling of independence, so use this period to think about specific things you can do to set yourself up for success in new projects, ideas, and endeavors on the horizon.
Challenge: Although it’s necessary, you may struggle to clearly see the fruits of your labor. Be aware of any resistance that comes up with this and don’t ignore what is in front of you.
Opportunity: While this month isn’t about action, there is certainly space for new ideas and creative energy that will serve as the foundation for fresh starts in May. Take note!
The overall theme of March is centered around the process of manifesting what it is that you want in your life.
Energetically, the beginning of the month is all about checking in with yourself to ensure whatever it is you have identified in the past as something you want is actually what you desire. Energy is particularly magnetic right now, so if you are spending time talking or thinking about a specific outcome, be careful that what you are focusing on is truly what you want. If there is something you are diligently working towards, it can be easy to slip into the habit of using your energy to visualize and verbally describe what you don’t want to happen versus what you would like to happen.
Moving to the middle of the month, we see the next layer of this manifestation process peeled back in the way of massive clarity. You’ll experience a fresh perspective and purpose around action you feel called to take and a decision that’s ready to be made. Something that wasn’t very clear last month will suddenly be illuminated, especially if you spend time focusing on what you truly desire. Getting crystal clear about what you want is incredibly powerful and, if you make this a priority at the beginning of the month, you will receive clear direction on the next best action to take in order to help bring about the manifestation.
The end of the month is all about your purpose and the unfolding of outcomes. Now that you have obtained clarity about what you want and acted on any intuitive guidance you receive in the process, it’s time to create space to allow for things to start happening. The message here is to trust that things are unfolding in the perfect way, especially if it’s not what you had in mind. Don’t limit your good by choosing to perceive bumps in the road or blocks as ‘signs’ it’s not working out. Know that the path to reach your desired outcome can feel incredibly convoluted, but if you stay plugged into that guidance, you’ll end up exactly where you’re destined to be.
Challenges: Be aware of fear around a particular situation and the thoughts that fear may cause you to have. These will show up as a feeling of hopelessness or overwhelm, but know they hold no merit.
Opportunity: It will feel tempting to look to others for validation or to feel the need to convince others of a stance you have chosen to take (or a decision you’ve decided to make). Instead, push yourself to lean on your inner strength--this is about you, not them.
If you're even remotely intrigued by Reiki, you'll want to read this...
One of my distance Reiki clients recently set up an appointment for her husband. He and I had never worked together and I could tell going in that he was a little skeptical (I do read energy, after all). I wondered why she'd scheduled a session for him because, although I knew very little about him, I was aware that he was in top-notch health.
About five minutes into his distance Reiki session, I picked up on these headaches he was getting; the pain was very specific in intensity and placement and I could actually feel it in my own head.
Right away, I asked if he was dealing with headaches, particularly in that area (when I do distance Reiki, I am on the phone with my client the entire time). He was completely stunned because I was able to describe the exact pain he felt, but also because he said he never, ever got headaches and these had just started that week.
After spending a few more minutes looking into what could be causing his headaches, I received a very strong feeling it was because he needed to get his eyeglass prescription updated. When I asked him if he was due for new glasses, he replied that he in fact was but he hadn't gotten around to it yet.
I spoke with that client the other day, and he reported that shortly after his Reiki session he got new glasses, and ever since, his headaches have completely disappeared. He wanted me to share this story because prior to working together, he thought Reiki was only about stress relief or helping one to become more mindful. Upon further reflection, he admitted that he wondered how much time, energy, and money he would have spent worrying and trying to figure out what could be wrong, when getting some insight was as easy as a quick phone call.
Reiki is so much more than a tool for relaxation, and the right practitioner should absolutely be able to give you specific information on not just what is wrong, but how you may be able to fix it.
Sometimes the answer is as simple as updating your eyewear, and sometimes it entails having your primary care physician run specific tests you may not have normally requested. I firmly believe that Reiki works with--not against--modern medicine and that it is a brilliant way to help get to the root of signs your body sends you to tell you something isn't quite right.
The message at hand for the beginning of February is simple but will require effort and diligence to digest. We are entering a time of new awareness and a revised attitude following an ongoing period of disarray. Do not doubt that hope is not just possible, but it is very much alive in the overall energy we are experiencing. It is absolutely necessary that we retain and uphold faith that this journey will lead to light. Remember that nothing can remain the same forever; change--for the better--is inevitable.
As we move toward the middle of the month, we will still be in an energy of uncertainty, however, this will be more focused on our personal work and efforts as we contemplate if we’ve succeeded or failed. When we put forth tremendous effort and don’t see results immediately, it’s easy to feel frustration, especially when so much emotion is poured into the cause.
We need to view our action as a delicate process; if you plant seeds and don’t see growth immediately, it is not wise to rip open the ground in an energy of doubt. Call on deep patience and trust, and when you feel yourself going into a mindset of lack regarding results, challenge yourself to shift your perception. If you are too focused on what has not yet come to fruition, you will be unable to see what actually has. There is nothing that will derail your progress more than taking for granted the good in front of you, no matter how insignificant you may think it is.
We will experience a very feminine energy towards the end of February. This particular energy is all about free spirit, vision, and impulsiveness with a tendency to be stubborn. We continue to see a surge of energy focused on breakthroughs or transformations. There is an innate difference between stubbornness and steadfastness, so don’t negate your power by refusing to have the flexibility to make a swift change in course or direction if you are continuously hitting walls. The message here is not to yield, but instead to draw on your depth of inner strength to fuel meaningful, productive action.
Challenge: Be mindful of keen observation and the subsequent tendency to become overly judgemental or critical as a result of what you perceive.
Opportunity: Focus on constructive ways to use the abundance of ideas and energy you are feeling.
The start of January calls for us to focus on the energy of completion. This is the opposite of a state of wanting, seeking, and needing, so pause and pull back, taking some time to look at the big picture. As many of us spend lots of conscious energy in the active and ‘achieving’ state, this is a chance to feel contentment (and, as a bonus, is a gracious way to kick off a new year). What can you draw from the ups and downs of 2016? If you struggle with locking into a feeling of wholeness, ask yourself what in your life is preventing you from feeling complete.
As we move into the middle of the month, we see an opportunity for the beginning of a prosperous endeavor impacting finances or business. The energy is positioned around comfort and security, so stay here; don’t trail off into your head about potential outcomes. Let it be what it is and make the energy work for you by keeping both feet firmly planted on the ground.
The final days of January are all about rising up against the odds and delighting in your accomplishments. Sure, this might feel like something better suited for an end-of-year practice, but with a new year comes new, fresh energy that allows for a more clean insight into the past (perhaps something we just didn’t have the capacity to do at the end of December). Now that you’re a few weeks into 2017, it’s time to take flight. Where do you want to go from here?
Challenges: Beware of confusion around emotional entanglement and deception.
Opportunities: What would the absence of drama in your life create space for?
Overall, December calls for some serious grounding as well as efforts to be as present as possible. Stop worrying about what could happen months from now, and release past experiences or outcomes that have been on loop in your mind. Be here, right now, and allow space and time for some emotional balance as it’s greatly needed right now.
The beginning of the month is a perfect time for decision making, so ask yourself if there is anything you have been putting off lately and tackle it. This is a time for clarity, fresh ideas, and a new understanding of something that may have been murky in the past.
As we get deeper into December, it will be especially important to be objective. This is a continuous theme of the month, especially in terms of challenges and opportunities, so be very mindful about this. Don’t let yourself jump to conclusions and don’t rely on assumptions—that will get you into trouble. Take a minute to ensure you are as neutral as possible before reacting and potentially getting sucked into an emotional firestorm.
The end of 2016 energetically is all about the mind and your thoughts, especially with regards to goals and success as defined by you. Instead of placing a more standard emphasis on setting goals for next year, it would greatly benefit you (and your future successes) to review how your thought patterns are contributing to or detracting from your goals. The most beautiful and impressive vision board in the world is totally ineffective if your mind is sabotaging what you’re working towards.
Opportunities: Think before you act!
Challenges: Stubborn and inflexible attitude. Again, impulsiveness comes up here—see above note on opportunities.
The month of November starts off with an energy that feels a bit more feminine than what we’ve seen recently: free-spirited, full of passion, and visionary. This is a time when you could very well notice yourself going through a transformation or spiritual breakthrough, likely relating to your career. For many, this has been working in the background for some time, but for others, it could feel like a light bulb going off. Be aware of the visions you hold for yourself in terms of where you are and where you want to go, again, specifically regarding career or professional endeavors. Give yourself permission to have fun with this phase or exploration, and don’t feel afraid to jump into new opportunities that come your way. You could wind up feeling a little impulsive, but that’s OK—just trust your instincts!
As we get into the middle of the month, we take a very brief pause from this high frequency and fast-moving energy. This is the perfect time to hit pause, assess where you’re headed (specifically taking into account any ideas, news, or key information you received at the beginning of the month), and check in that it’s in alignment with where you want to be. Channel that inner strength and confidence, allow yourself to be your biggest supporter, and don’t feel compelled to lean on others for strength that you innately possess. Don’t underestimate the power you hold; you are building a steady foundation for the forward momentum that will pick up as we move into December.
The end of November is energetically centered on emotions, feelings, and a surging of high-vibe energy. This is a time when you are starting to see the outworking of lots of hard work and past efforts as well as a profound opportunity for success. Celebrate all the good around you and recognize the fruits of your labor.
Potential challenges this month revolve around romantic relationships or partnerships. If you’re feeling a strain, check in and ask yourself if things are emotionally balanced. Is there someone to whom you are giving too much and not getting anything (or enough) in return? While many of us excel at giving, it’s always beneficial to ensure we’re also receiving with grace, too.
This month serves as an opportunity to come face-to-face with the truth and be completely honest with yourself. Own up to what you want, even if it’s initially uncomfortable to consider. Energetically, this is a prime time to forgive yourself and others and leave any fear or pettiness in the past. Work on releasing what is not serving you—jobs, people, thought patterns, etc. In order to bring in the good, we must clear out the junk!
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A feeling of disappointment and letdown could surface towards the beginning of the month as you feel like there are unmet expectations with regards to other people in your life. Now would be an excellent time to take a few steps back and assess to whom you are giving your precious energy away—where is the exchange uneven? In the theme of Halloween, keep an eye out for emotional vampires and remember, you are in control of your energy and how it is directed. Pay special attention to how you feel after interacting with specific people; do you feel uplifted and happy or drained and negative? This will be especially telling.
As we move into the middle of the month, be very aware of your motivations behind the things you choose to do and—most importantly—the people with whom you are spending your time. If the beginning of the month does not illuminate where your energy is being sucked dry, it will become much more obvious now. Check in with any negative thought patterns you notice coming up and be cognizant of how these are exaggerated when you are around specific people. Give yourself permission to be in observation mode with relationships and impulses the first few weeks of the month.
After keeping a strong focus on your emotional energy around people in the early stages of the month, the end of the month suggests that our energy can greatly benefit from time spent in nature, more so than usual. You will be called to employ your feminine side, especially pertinent in the managing of details and seamless multitasking where the feminine energy can excel with great ease and creativity (perfect for those last-minute Halloween costumes you will undoubtedly be asked to help with). This feels like an especially opportune time to allow your imagination to come out and, again, let that creativity flow. As always, it’s all about balance, so even if you’re not feeling super creative, at the very least, get out and have some good, healthy fun.
The overall energetic theme for September indicates that this could be a bit of a heavy and emotional month. During the summer, we saw a lot of openings and swiftly moving energy, whereas this month could feel really challenging at times, potentially showing up as emotional difficulty.
Be extra cautious to let yourself slow down and do whatever it is that you need to do to take care of yourself. Don’t worry that, in doing this, you are not showing up for other people in your life. I say this often, but will repeat it because it’s so important, especially to those of us who are highly empathic. If your well is not filled up, it will not be possible to serve or help other people in your life.
Give yourself permission to bring some fun and light into these heavy issues and do your best to avoid getting sucked into this low-level energetic vibration. If you do, that’s OK—you’re human, so let yourself off the hook.
Your feelings and emotions might feel all over the place, and creativity could be stifled. If you’ve had a broken relationship that you’ve been holding onto, it is now time to release that.
The beginning of the month feels like there is a lot of masculine energy circulating; whatever is going on will likely feel prominent (i.e., this is not a surface issue). This could feasibly center on a male figure in your life—perhaps the patriarch of your family—and it is going to be very deeply rooted for you. This will likely be something that has been growing and brewing for a long time and could show up as energetic changes around a significant male in your life, likely with family origins.
As we move towards the middle of the month, we’re going to enter another powerful time. You could feel hyper-focused on picking the exact, specific, and most perfect path in terms of what to do next regarding a decision or a journey you’ve been on. Be cognizant of the stress this brings up for you and, more importantly, what this triggers for you in terms of your thoughts. The take-home message for this one is that whatever path you decide to take, you are going to end up at the same spot. So, again, don’t get wrapped up into making this perfect decision, because point A will lead to point Z no matter what leg you decide to take--let this be a source of comfort for you.
The end of month is brought back full circle to the prominence of a masculine energy, but I’m getting the sense many of you might be called or inspired by that masculine energy to share a powerful and poignant truth. Perhaps this is coming to terms with something you intuitively know to be true but maybe have avoided for some time. It will feel impossible to circumvent this much longer as it could feel like it is staring you straight in the face. Harness that masculine energy and stand tall, assured, and confident in whatever you intuitively feel is in your highest good.
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As we move through the first portion of the month, things could feel like a bit of an uphill battle. You may feel extra stressed about finances or an unexpected health issue might surface as a result of excess worry or fear creeping in. Don’t let doubts take over—hang in there!
Moving into the middle of the month will necessitate your astute diplomacy, specifically in your ability to use clear communication when assessing all sides of an issue (see opportunities below where this theme continues). Things aren’t always what they seem; don’t make the mistake of only considering one side.
The end of the month is an opportune time, energetically, for you to let go of some emotional habit or tendency you’ve been carrying around with you for a while. If you can stick with this, the omission of this habit / pattern in your life will have significant impacts on your overall personal development.
Challenges: Keep focused; it will be easy to get distracted. Get clear on your goals.
Opportunities: Hone your communication skills; this month will feel a little muddy. And don’t forget, what we focus on expands.
I recently had a conversation with a few friends about the idea of discovering our purpose in life. More specifically, we talked about finding a job or career that is in line with this purpose and how, according to some people’s opinions, it is seemingly impossible to position yourself in a place where you are:
A. In a job that serves this purpose and feeds your soul,
B. Receiving fair and adequate compensation to fully and independently support yourself, and
C. Able to maintain some semblance of personal life outside of work.
Ultimately, we wondered if you can have it all.
It’s important to consider the idea of a purpose and how getting to the root of this concept and what it means for us as individuals can feel ambiguous and evasive; it’s generally not something you can discover instantly, as many of us are conditioned to expect.
I also think it is human nature for many of us to look for this answer externally. I like to talk with others and bounce ideas off of the people I trust. But, in doing so, I’ve found that I often dilute my opinions in the process and energetically glob on to ideas, fears, reservations, and past experiences that are not reflective of my own feelings. After several conversations, you start to loose sight of what it is that rings true for you—not for your mom, your best friend, or your hair colorist.
So, let’s assume that being aligned with your purpose essentially means that you spend the majority of your time and energy engaged in an activity or work that makes you genuinely happy. Let it be that simple.
I follow a lot of people who have created both small businesses and massive empires around doing work that they love that is seemingly right up purpose alley. I’ll even use myself as an example here as I feel that the work I choose to do with Vibe Elevated is definitely on the level of what I would consider to be aligned with my purpose; I feel a strong drive to help other people create happy and fulfilling lives and to bring clarity to situations and topics that create stress and anxiety for others. And, I LOVE it.
Because these people are running businesses, you don’t really get to see all sides of their day-to-day and we’re often only shown the peaks—not necessarily the valleys. We’re lead to believe that, when you do things to propel you on the path of your purpose, everything will be sunny and perfect. After all, it’s not necessarily going to make you want to purchase a product or service when you witness the leader of a company you admire have a breakdown or ugly emotional moment.
When we make a decision as a result of what we think a certain track will look like, we set ourselves up for failure.
The following is what I wish I’d known before building a career around my purpose.
Choosing a career that is in line with your purpose ultimately will bring you a lot of joy among so many other things. But make no mistake, working for your purpose is really hard—way more so than showing up to a job that just doesn’t resonate with you (at least in my opinion).
Don’t land on something because you are desperate to get out of your current employment situation. Your decision should be rooted in untamable passion, because the work that lies ahead is not for the faint of heart and takes a lot of time, patience, love, and daily commitment.
When you work for your purpose, you put your entire soul into everything you do. If something you put out into the world isn’t well-received, it can sting. With purpose comes deep emotional attachment and with that comes intense feelings on both ends of the spectrum.
I can say with complete honesty that doing work aligned with my purpose is more rewarding that I ever could have imagined. I’ve been brought to tears over some of the kind notes I’ve received from my clients and I wouldn’t trade that for anything, even on my worst days.
You can have a job that you love that feeds you on a soul level and get paid so that you are able to live your life in a comfortable and safe means. Call me crazy, but you can even have a life outside of whatever that work is. Sometimes it will not be as extensive as you’d like, but it’s possible.
It is so important to expect and accept that not every day will rain unicorn glitter. Even if you do reach a point where you find a career path or job that you love to pieces, there will probably be days where you want to walk away. I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve been there and will probably go there again. The important thing is that you embrace that life is full of ups and downs, and what good would the ups be if we didn’t have the downs as well.
Contrast is everything.
Don’t fight the low moments; try to sit with the discomfort and use it as an opportunity to learn about yourself and expand your self-awareness.
Here’s the good news: When you take action to live your purpose, your life will open up in ways that you didn’t even realize possible.
I can promise you that there will be days that you doubt yourself, the world, and the people closest to you. People that you think will support you will suddenly drop off and give zero shits, people that you think will criticize you will come out of the woodwork to tell you how proud of you they are and how much your work means to them. You’ll feel an incredible sense of personal power, but will also likely be equally as terrified.
So, that was a lot. Here’s the short version:
- Choosing to create a career around your purpose doesn’t mean you have to be a philanthropic martyr. This can be simple. Maybe, for now, your purpose is bringing light into people’s days. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself to land on the right thing, especially because what resonates will always be evolving.
- What you see from leaders, bloggers, entrepreneurs, etc. is just a small snippet into their lives. Jessica Alba is no doubt an amazing do-it-all female, but I guarantee you she has ugly cry moments just like the rest of us. Don’t even think about comparing yourself to anyone, be it the woman across the hall or Oprah…Not gonna do you any favors.
- Again, not every day will rain unicorn glitter.
- Sometimes, people you share your work with will be so touched and moved by what you do, you’ll wonder how you ever spent your time doing anything else.
What are energy readings, how will they benefit you, when is a good time to have one, and why is this something you should have on your radar?
Let me break things down for you and share some personal stories of readings I’ve given as well as received (I am being completely honest when I say they have changed my life—read on to learn how).
Energy readings involve either a 30 or 60-minute conversation between you and me over the phone; there is no one else involved and all of the information exchanged is completely confidential.
People ask me all the time how I can read energy over the phone without being in-person. This is a definitely a valid question, but I’ve gone through extensive training so I can dial into your energy without being there. In fact, when I’m doing readings, I actually prefer to be on the phone because it helps me be more neutral and really focus on receiving clear info that is of your highest good.
And, as an added bonus, we can speak while you are in the comfort of your own surroundings and you don't have to fight traffic to come to an office.
So what happens in a call? The length of your session will set the tone for the call. A 30-minute session goes by very fast and we can go in-depth on typically 1-2 questions or areas that you’d like me to look into. This length is great if you have one major issue or concern on your mind with which you need some guidance.
A 60-minute session allows us to take a deeper dive into a few more areas and we cover more ground. I recommend 60-minute sessions to people who want to chat about a few different topics, such as their career, maybe a physical issue, family life, etc.
I find that many of the areas that are top-of-mind for you are almost always energetically connected, so often a lot of the info we discuss will be interconnected and shed light on so much more than you originally expected. Regardless of the length of your call, you can come to the table with any question and I will read the energy around it.
For example, I did a reading for a gal the other day who wanted to know what she could expect over the next 6 months in any area of her life. Now, this sounds very general (and an inexperienced reader may not be able to effectively tackle this question), but I was able to tap into lots of rich information about a potential career change I could see her making and how the energy felt like she’d be incredibly successful starting a creative-based business.
Turns out, she’d been thinking about starting her own business for the past year or two and was feeling creatively stifled in her current job. This gal walked out of our session with a HUGE light bulb that had gone off and a major sparkle in her eye with a strong determination to just go for it and pursue her dream (we happened to be in-person for this particular reading).
At the end of the day, the more open you are to receiving information, the more clear, direct, and helpful the details will be. With my background in Reiki, I can also help clear energy if there is something that’s got you stuck. Again, I can move energy even if we’re not in the same room, so while this is not a traditional Reiki session, I definitely will bring in some of my Reiki tools if necessary.
I personally have been getting readings done for well over a decade. As I mentioned earlier, I think receiving a reading can be most beneficial when you’re at a crossroads in life, if you’re feeling stuck, lost, or if something unexpected has come up and you just don’t know which direction to take.
I want to note that reading energy is simply an assessment of how you are currently running your energy and when we talk about future possibilities, that is a reflection of what could happen if you continue to run your energy the same way.
So, if we talk about something that could potentially come up for you based on your current energy, you can always, always, always change it--you have free will. Simply having awareness can shed so much light on things and create big shifts for you.
A few weeks ago, I did a reading for a woman who wanted to know more about her troubled relationship with her sister. We talked about how this would ultimately impact her energetic system and life in general if she continued to energetically approach the situation the same way, and we also looked at how she could actively shift the energy around the relationship and what things would look like as a result.
She was able to see that the passive energy she was dumping into this relationship was enabling her sister to treat her in an undesirable way and she walked away from the reading with a very clear action plan of how she wanted to move forward.
Life moves so fast and can feel incredibly overwhelming sometimes. As much as I lean on my intuition and have nurtured that inner relationship over the years, when situations arise that are deeply personal and emotionally-charged, I can sometimes get in my own way; working with other readers has honestly helped me get to where I am today.
I remember when I first started thinking about starting my own business, I turned to my reader, whom I trust implicitly, and we talked through some of my concerns and ideas. Her guidance was literally the fire that sparked all of this. I would not be doing this if it weren’t for the reading I had, so I am a living example of how this can totally change your life.
It is a tremendous comfort to be able to speak with someone who has the ability to take an unbiased (and judgment-free) look at what is going on for you energetically without getting caught up in friends and family’s opinions of what you should or should not do.
I am not a doctor, I am not a therapist, and I will not predict the future for you or tell you what you want to hear. If you want a quick fix and are not willing to do any inner work, readings are not for you. I will always bring the highest level of integrity possible to every single reading. I serve the purpose of offering guidance, clarity, and direction and want you to feel empowered when our session ends.
Reading for others is a huge source of joy for me and I feel so incredibly honored to have the capacity to connect with you on this level. My goal is to help you create a life rich with happiness, joy, meaning, and purpose and I know with absolute certainty that readings are in incredible tool to help you create the life you want.
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