Can you feel the change in the air? Not only is Storm Wisdom changing we’ve had another full moon, a Super Snow Moon; and so much going on around the world and politically that it’s hard to keep track of and focus! Whew. I always thought I loved change until I realized that I only loved it when I thought I could control it! Oops!

My reflections this week have centered around courage and being courageous. What does that mean to me? With so much change happening around us I asked, “Rather than feeling overwhelmed how do I cope and move forward in a positive and constructive way?” Andra Day singing “Rise Up” – the refrain began to play in my mind. “And I’ll rise up. I’ll rise like the day. I’ll rise up. I’ll rise unafraid. I’ll rise up. And I’ll do it a thousand times again . . .”

Persevering is one thing but I continued to ask, “How do I thrive when there are so many possibilities to consider? How can I make a difference and continue to help people? What is important to me and makes me laugh and giggle while feeling energized? What do I GET to create and participate in?” Amazing, isn’t it? Remembering that we create our own reality can be forgotten when we feel overwhelmed!

Maya Angelou said, “One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous or honest.” What do you think? I believe that we all have potential and then it becomes a choice that each one of us must make. I realize that I can feel overwhelmed or break things down into more manageable chunks and determine what I can control! Yes, I control my choices and how I respond to what’s happening around me as well as the choices of others. One thing that is always true for me, though, is knowing who I am at my core and that is LOVE. I continue to choose to be more kind, compassionate, and loving – being the best me I can be everyday.

Sometimes when I feel overwhelmed I remind myself to take a few deep cleansing breaths and focus on my heart space until I return to a more centered and peaceful feeling. This helps. Also, taking a walk outdoors and reconnecting with the beauty and healing energy of nature helps. These are things you can control! Remembering who you are at your core, a spark of Source and LOVE helps too.

“The more you are motivated by love, the more fearless and free your action will be” says the Dalai Lama. This is beyond the romance of love that many celebrated on Valentine’s Day. This is beyond the search for a romantic and intimate relationship. This love is the essence of each one of us. This is the true journey of remembering – returning home to love! And what an amazing and beautiful journey it is! Faith and trust are a big part of it too! Are you ready to “Rise Up” and continue on your journey and create the life you want?

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I will be channeling the loving and powerful energies of Luminus on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 from 6:30-8:00p. Bring your questions and any crystal that you would like to place on the grid and have infused with these powerful energies of love!