“To know others is wisdom, to know yourself is enlightenment.” Lao Tzu, Ancient Chinese Taoist philosopher

Hi there fellow journeyers! How have you been this week with the intense Super Blue Moon energies? As intense as these energies might feel to you there is so much encouragement to let go of the past, imagine the future and deepen your connection with the universe! This Super Blue Moon energy also supports a recognition of our interconnectedness, transformation, and inner growth – knowing ourselves more and more! It can be a healing time as well. Once again, there’s an opportunity to look within and travel to your ‘safe place’ of stillness and inner peace to explore and find answers – an opportunity to get to know more of you! How beautiful. During your quiet moments of introspection and reflection I encourage you to explore your depths without judgment so that you can embrace the beauty and majesty of who you truly are!

There are many people who believe that so much of what we experience in the world around us is a reflection of what’s happening in our inner world. Does this make sense? Have you ever found yourself finding fault with someone in your life? I know I have when I take a few moments to look at my past interactions. How did you feel as you judged or criticized someone? Perhaps you felt good, right, or even some guilt after the words were thought or spoken. Roman emperor and philosopher Marcus Aurelius has said that “Whenever you are about to find fault with someone, ask yourself: What fault of mine most nearly resembles the one I am about to criticize?” I have found this to be true for me. I’ve noticed that when I changed how I responded to someone that I judged my relationship shifted and changed for the better.

Why? The change I was seeking first had to be changed within me. My perception, attitude and behavior had to change first. In other words, the more self aware I become and the more I know myself, my true self, the more I lean into acceptance, compassion, and love not only for me but for others. This doesn’t mean I agree with people all of the time for we continue to be individual and unique. Each one of us creates our own realities and makes choices that have rewards and consequences. Some people are more consciously aware and others are not. Being more aware of who I am and what I stand for means that I’m less triggered by others’ behaviors! What a relief! The awareness and change always begin with me first! English writer and philosopher Aldous Huxley has said that “There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.” True. We have no control of someone else’s beliefs, attitudes and choices.

I encourage you to take some quiet time this week to reflect on who you are. Remember that you come from the one Source and we’re all a part of the whole – interconnected in so many ways. Search and feel the deep well of love and compassion within you! And if you feel ready to judge or criticize someone, ask yourself, “What fault of mine most nearly resembles the one I am about to criticize?” Allow the answer to come without judgment! Then you have a choice to change or not.

I love this ever evolving journey of change and transformation. So many opportunities to dive deep into the depths of remembering who we are! We are so much more than we think. While you’re journeying with self awareness and exploring more of you this week continue to feel how loved and lovable you are!

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