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January 2016

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Has Your Heart Been Broken Recently?


Has the world slapped you in the face, jolting you awake, forcing you to slow down, or even grinding you to a halt completely?

Have you been brought to your knees, while the world you were working so hard on building, had been razed to the ground, turned upside down, shaken up, ripped apart?

That you thought you had done everything ‘right’, that you had taken all the correct steps, yet here you are, surrounded by the debris of what had been your carefully constructed world?


first I want to say:
the Universe has shown itself to you
to tell you:

It loves you,

you are worthy of so much more,

the world that you’re meant for is so much richer,

deeper, wider, more beautiful, more full of love, than you ever thought possible

At first, when everything is falling apart, it will be hard to see beyond the pain of endings. Everything is burning. You’re looking at everything in your life and wondering what’s real and what’s not. You can’t see beyond the smokey ruins.

The only misunderstanding you could possibly have at this point is to believe that whatever has happened is your ‘fault’, and to try to make things go back to how they were. To deny the reality of your situation. Or believe that you’re being ‘punished’.  Judging yourself, taking it personally, as a sign of your failure, or even blaming everything and everyone around you.
No, my love.

While those reactions are natural expressions of hurt, shock, and pain, they are not the Truth.

Though it may be violent, jarring, destabilizing – know that when our carefully constructed plans fall apart, it really is an immense act of Love. You are, in fact, the lucky one. The Universe has chosen to wake you up in this moment because you are here for so much more, and it wants you to realize that truth right now. That what is in store for you and the world is grander and more beautiful than what you have planned for yourself. To enjoy it now. To rest, now. To be on the path of your highest potential, now – and not some distant point in the future.

The worlds that we create purely from our minds are fragile. They require constant mental effort. They require you to juggle, keeping 3 balls in the air at all times, while balancing on a unicycle. You’re pedaling hard from the moment you open your eyes till your head hits the pillow.

So when everything comes crashing down, though it may be painful… In that ringing silence, when you’re down, lying on your bedroom floor, cheek pressed against the ground; when you’re exhausted, spent, do you then say “I surrender”? And at that point, don’t you also feel a tiny sense of relief? That you don’t have to keep pushing so hard any more?

Because that is what the Universe wants for you: Ease. Flow. There is no straining, no grasping, no begging, no scrounging for change or crumbs. You are not born to strive ceaselessly. You are not here to live in a constant state of anxiety or fear.

You can scale those peaks, conquer uncharted territory, realize your wildest dreams, do all manner of amazing things – but it shouldn’t feel like you have to sacrifice a part of yourself to do so. It shouldn’t require you to burn out your body and mind, while your soul, ignored, languishes in a corner and your heart, beating for you every day, goes unheard, unacknowledged.

Your heart is waiting to be heard. Your soul is waiting to lead you. Will you answer their call?

If you are here right now, in this situation. I feel you. I have been there. I have walked through it. I have felt the flames. You are not alone. What I do know is that clarity & guidance will go a long way in opening your heart, to give you courage to begin this journey of your higher self with grace and confidence.

I am honored to offer you an illuminating Heart & Soul Awakening Reading, in this moment of your awakening. I am offering this reading on a donation-only basis, because I wish for it to be as accessible as possible to anyone who needs it. I invite you to find out more about it here.

Wise one, dry your tears: you are being cracked open, so that your luminous self can shine for all to see.

Love always,

featured image by Douglas Smith

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Lunar Wisdom: New Moon cycle Jan 9 – Feb 7


Lunar Wisdom is a monthly forecast that follows the lunar cycle. As every New Moon begins a new cycle, themes and energies arise that are ripe for us to harness, so that we may ride the ever-changing tides, into a life of ease and flow. 

  • Turn Within

Not all is clear to you right now, and it’s for a reason, Wise One. There are many things that are up in the air: whether it’s your path forward, a situation that has yet to be resolved, or a plan that isn’t quite going as you’ve envisioned it to just yet, there seems to be more question marks than there are answers. Rather than being anything to worry about, they are all simply signs to turn within, an invitation to return to areas that may need additional tweaking and attention. It’s important to stay present, instead of future tripping – take care of the now, and the future will take care of itself.

  • TENd to yourself, before helping others

Instead of turning your attention outwards and helping others just yet, direct your focus towards yourself. The truth is, despite our best intentions, you can’t help others when your base isn’t stable or deeply-rooted. You can’t serve your clients, show up for your friends and family, contribute your best at work, without taking care of your basic needs. So what in your life needs your attention now? What system could be improved so that you’re more efficient? What loose ends need tying up? Where do you need to get right with yourself, with regards to your emotional needs? Is there anything that you’ve shelved away for ‘later’? Well, ‘later’ has arrived. This cycle will be a perfect time to take care of much needed reviews. Channel any anxiety or worry into creative endeavors – list down concerns, discuss possible solutions, do research. You will appreciate having done all this groundwork by the time the New Moon in Feb rolls around.

  • Use your powers of judgement

Towards the end of January, you may start to see things speeding up and moving forward. With any exciting new developments, be sure to use both your head and your heart in making decisions. It’s important to use your powers of judgement and discernment. Review the facts. See things from a place of groundedness and calm when deciding to move forward on any plan – there is no rush to get anywhere.  It all needs to make sense – don’t allow anyone else’s agenda sway you or push you off your path. Delay action or big commitments, if the facts aren’t 100% clear to you yet.

  • Trust in your flow

For the Chinese, it’s the final month of the Year of the Sheep, before we transition into the Year of the Monkey. The tail end of a lunar calendar always brings with it winds of change and renewal. So whenever things happen that may be unexpected or even upsetting, don’t allow it to distress you unduly. Try to take it within your stride. Above all, remember that there is really no pushing required on your path. What’s meant to be yours, will be yours. Don’t strain ahead or try to strategize too far off into the future. Trust that anything that comes up is for a reason, and is bringing you closer to an outcome that will be better than what you’ve ever imagined.

You are always loved, guided and protected.



Cards for January:

King of Swords, King of Cups (reversed), 8 of Wands

The Book of Changes (Kuan Yin)

Cards are drawn from the Marseille Deck & Kuan Yin Oracle.