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Stress Relief Tip: Be Proactive and Reactive to Stress!

“It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.”
~Lou Holtz

Which is a more useful response to stress: a proactive or a reactive response?

Actually, it’s both!

woman screamingWhat’s important is to find healthy proactive responses and healthy reactive responses.

First, is the proactive approach.

Proactive approaches involve modifying your behavior or mindset before the stressful situation has occurred.

To illustrate, let’s imagine you are moving to a new home. This is typically a pretty stressful event!

Healthy proactive responses would include:

  • Making a plan for moving day
  • Gathering all packing supplies in one area
  • Asking friends and family for help with packing, moving or unpacking
  • Carefully labeling boxes with their contents
  • Hiring a cleaner to prepare your new home or clean your old home
  • Arranging child care for moving day
  • And of course, buying snacks for any friends who come to help!

change your mindsetThe other approach to managing stress is reactive.

Reactive approaches involve changing your behavior or mindset during or after the initial stress has occurred.

Healthy reactive responses would include:

  • Taking rest breaks when you need to
  • Remind yourself that you won’t feel unsettled for long
  • Focus on the positives about the move:
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Full Moon + Total Lunar Eclipse

BIG. BOLD. New Beginnings. Harvest Full Moon. Create your Miraculous Full Moon Ritual (more heregoo.gl/iSzvxy) and connect to this powerful energy surge to propel you strongly into harvesting your new growth cycle.

Many Moon Events All At Once = Big Life Movements
Super full moonThe lunar eclipse full moon occurs when the sun + moon + earth pass through a precise alignment of simultaneous sunrises/sunsets casting orangish/red tones on the moon referred to as a Blood Full Moon. This configuration energizes your connection to relationships and big life visions and goals. A Super Full Moon with total lunar eclipse is very rare. This is the first one in 33 years, and it won’t happen again for another 18.

With so many energetic astrological events happening at once, there have been rumors and prophecies around the idea of the world ending. What is really happening is the firm ending of an old paradigm in consciousness. Thankfully so, if you welcome the needed the shift in your own growth.

Whatever has been in process for you for quite some time with your relationships, connection and dreams can now move into their transformative changes for you with your willing openness.

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Effecting Change With This Month’s Lunar Cycle

“My mantra for this time, is ‘one box at a time’ It will all
be accomplished in its own good time.”

~Susan Scofield

Much has been said about the Super Moon, Blood Moon of Sept 27, 2015. Super Moon, Blood Moon.  Super epithets describing a fairly normal cosmic occurrence.  What we do know for certain is that this a total lunar eclipse.

The Sun is currently in the early degrees of Libra, the sign of relationships, which puts the Moon in the opposite sign of Aries, the sign of self. This means that the issues involved are self vs others.

Eclipses are crisis points, meaning stuff happens, things shift, long-term situations that have been awaiting change, do just that. A tipping point, the fulcrum, or hinge upon which life takes a turn. Full moons release energy that has been stored up for a month, or in the case of an eclipse, six months or more.

In astrology, the Moon represents our past, our history, our reaction to stress, our habits and routines. The Moon’s role is to maintain homeostasis throughout both our physical and emotional body, and it does this through continually repeating patterns that have worked in the past. … Read the rest


Mercury Retrograde in Libra: Finding Relationship Balance!

“Perhaps Mercury’s retrograde periods can cause our plans to go awry.
However, this is an excellent time to reflect of the past.
Intuition is high and coincidences can be extraordinary.

~Farmers Almanac

This Mercury Retrograde (September 17th through October 9th) is in the sign of Libra, highlighting the realm of relationships, the cosmic dance between self and others. Libra also rules balance, fairness and justice.

retrograde moonA retrograde period is nothing to fear, in fact, just the opposite! With the right perspective it can be an extraordinary time of gaining deeper perspective on how/why/when to move your life forward, powerfully (and more clearly) when Mercury goes direct. This MR points to a period of rebalancing aspects of your life that are out of alignment, especially on the relationship front.

So this MR point your compass towards transformation! Your North Star now lies in exploring your relationships and how they can help you understand and expand your life. For now, they are truly a mirror to your soul!

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Full Moon, Super Moon, Total Lunar Eclipse—Oh My!

moon-blickSunday’s Full Moon in Aries (7:50pm PST) is also a Super Moon AND a Total Lunar Eclipse! Lunar Eclipses are a powerful Full Moon that relates to endings, as the Moon passes through the deepest part of the Earth’s Shadow. It’s also a Super Moon, meaning the Moon is at its closest point to Earth. There’s only been five times since 1900 where the Super Moon has coincided with a total Lunar Eclipse—and the next won’t happen for another 18 years!

So, this Lunar Occurrence has extra, triple-IMPACT, and expect to feel some shakeups in your life! The Moon is in the early degrees of Aries, giving it a powerful, push-forward, get your needs meet vibe. This is a time to watch out for being reactive and extra sensitive about expecting others to understand and get your perspective.

This Moon is seeking balance! It aspects both the current Mercury Retrograde and Sun in Libra, continuing the relationship theme of balancing individual needs with relationship needs. The next Lunar Eclipse, in March 2016, will be in the sign of Libra, directly opposite this one. This means that you get to see both sides of coin—relationship-wise—between now and Spring. And ultimately find … Read the rest


Entering the ‘Crack in the Wall;’ an African Adventure

“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire,
you ‘will’ what you imagine and then you create what you ‘will.’”
~George Bernard Shaw

Africa, Africa. The sun sneaks up to the rim of the horizon and its light wakes up the masses to the wide eyed innocence of the African dawn. The bare branched trees along the ridge of the Magadzavane plateau stand in salute to the bleary-eyed sun stark against the moon washed sky.

africcan sunsetThis is Swaziland and William Whitecloud‘s Meet Your Writing Genius retreat. William, the author of The Magician’s Way has brought us to a place overlooking the Rift Valley of Africa and into the heart of his most recent book, The Last Shaman. Somewhere between Johannesburg and here we have been led through the ‘crack in the wall’ into a shamanic world.

As a bestselling author, William already has credibility. But in this other world he shows us that he is more than just an author, he is a transformational guide who reveals the secrets of high level creative function. I learn that I have it in me. I discover that when I let go of the need to know … Read the rest