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Are you wondering where all the spiritual men are at? (Part 1)

If you are waiting

If you are waiting for a man to come into your life to make it all better.

Stop

Stop waiting for someone to come save you. To save you from your life. To save you from boredom. To save you from loneliness.

There is no one. No one is coming.

It’s only you. It’s you, with yourself, by yourself.

How does this make you feel? What comes to your mind?

Are there feelings of loneliness, misery, lack and loss? Are the old stories about being unloveable, unwanted, un-chosen, un-everything swirling in your mind – or is there… Something else?

Hope, perhaps? Stirrings of excitement? Feelings of possibility?

Collectively, as women, we have to paint this something else for ourselves. For the world. We have to sing, paint, draw, dance, weave this something else into life. Whether partnered or not. In love or not. Do not give in; do not give up on bringing to life the world that is so rich and fertile within you. You have to share the seeds that were planted in you from birth. It is your job to express it, watch it grow, nurture it, spread it…

You may not know what it is yet, but that does not matter. Your willingness will show you the way.

Because you contain entire Universes. You have no idea how large you are.

I am often asked: Where are all the spiritual men at? When is my lover going to come? Where is he?

And now I want to ask of you: what do you expect this man to do, in your life? What do you expect him to bring into your life? Is some part of you holding your breath? Are you holding back because you’re saving something essential, while waiting for this experience?

It is so very natural to seek love and companionship. But we are collectively waking up from dreams of fantasy-fueled romantic relationships. If you are un-partnered: the time is over for rehashing those old tales of rejection, of being unloveable. Of there being something wrong with you. For buying into those tired tropes of singlehood as a sign of – failure? weakness?

Even in the most stable of love relationships, you are not exonerated from the responsibility of living your life to the fullest. You cannot abandon your life to merge with another.

You have done this for many lifetimes.

For many lifetimes, you have held up families. You have given your life to your husband and your children. You have given the best of yourself to support others. In this lifetime, many women are being called – to rise to the challenge, to give of ourselves, yes – but for our own personal creative satisfaction – and by extension, to enrich the world.

To heal the world. To be guardians of the Earth. To be teachers of truth. Warriors of peace.

To suck the marrow out of life. To drape it in flowers. To write across the sky.

To be as big and as expansive as you can possibly be. Whether partnered or not. You are being asked to love – to reach for the highest expression of love possible – universal love. Love for the world. Love for our Earth. Love for existence.

We are asked to develop a steely loyalty to ourselves, first and foremost, to our own creative souls, to be fiercely self-loving – and when love comes to you, embodied in the form of a man, it is because you already are embodying love, and you will no longer consider abandoning yourself to merge with another. It is not even possible to do so, because no one who truly loves you will ask you to abandon yourself for their sake.

You will not be tempted to compromise yourself because you are already fiercely, devastatingly, relentlessly in Love with your true self.

Instead, it will be an invitation in co-creation. It will be a solid rootedness. No crutches, no fantasies, no codependencies.

You are to look beyond the understanding of love as something contained within a romantic relationship, and to see it in all relationships, in all of existence.

Yes, some of us will discover this love within a partnership. Some of us will discover this love in heartbreak. Some of us will discover it in community, in a cause, in a transcendent experience. There are so many paths that lead to this Love. They all come with their own challenges. One is no better than the other. They are just different.

And what I know for sure is, only the women who are capable of this Love, who are awakened to the Truth, who are fiercely and bravely evolving – are being put to the test right now. Are being asked of this challenging task. If you were not capable of this, you would not be called. You would not be asked.

So, live. Bravely, with confidence, with a fiery commitment to yourself and your personal truths. With an unflinching honesty towards yourself. With loyalty to your visions. With conviction and courage. Speak out loud. Do not censor your thoughts and your creative impulses. Gaze upon all that breaks your heart in this world and resolve to work for its healing. Above all, heal all that is unresolved in your heart, with the care and concern of a mother for her newborn. And instead of lack and loneliness, you will find abundance, blessings, joy, and Love that is all-encompassing, beyond your wildest dreams.

You will no longer find yourself seeking for this love outside of yourself, because you already are Love. Everything else is a bonus.

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May Wisdom Scopes – Week of May 23 – 29

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FREEDOM

Great freedom is possible this week, beautiful people. I’m talking about a sweet release; a triumphant breakthrough, a growing knowledge and true appreciation of your own valor and strength. You know, now. You can taste your tenacity and resilience and power, and there is no more stopping you. Swim, swim as fast and far as you can for the other shore, for safe passage is guaranteed.

Aries

You JUST DON’T CARE no more, and in the best way. Shaking it off, focusing on the light – there’s no more question of what you want, no more time to doubt your heart. This week, look back in gratitude at the path that has brought you to where you are, and look ahead in calm confidence. Let the tiny things go – petty quarrels, minor inconveniences, whims of others. Take steps from this bright and grounded place from within you. Your path is lit and it will get easier every step you take.

Taurus

Be relentlessly present. Relentlessly in the moment. Relentlessly grateful for all that you have, for you will see them multiply just by the gift of your very presence. There is so much that you want, but if you want to see them materialize? It all starts with focusing on one thing at a time, and slowly growing them with your consistent efforts.

Gemini 

Happy birthday, Gemini! This week asks of you to respect the Mystery. The things you can barely sense, just slightly behind the veil. This means allowing yourself to accept the goodness in your life, without probing too deeply. Simply appreciating them. This also means not grasping too hard at things that just aren’t meant to be yours. Look and listen more closely to the song of the cosmos, for it is singing to you. Everything gets easier when you can trust the nudgings of your heart.

Cancer

Put a brake on that busy brain of yours every time it starts tormenting you with ‘What Ifs’, dear Cancer. You’ve been so brave, lately. You’ve made such great leaps and moved forward despite fears and doubts. The ego hates change and may be trying to convince you to back down: but please keep on moving. Direct that mental energy of yours towards an engrossing project, focus on the task at hand, and you’ll be doing just fine.

Leo

You can’t get to where you want to go overnight – especially if you want all of you to arrive there at the same time. Your persistence and tenacity are huge advantages, but only if you remember to pace yourself and not allow your obsessive self to lead the way. If ever you find yourself locking horns with someone, remember that you don’t always have to move through obstacles – it may sometimes be smarter to move around them.

Virgo

Keep on keeping those blinders on, and keep focusing on your goals. You are making great strides, and the distractions seem to be growing in tandem as well! Know that you are a little more sensitive (to others, their energy, and universal energy gunk) right now and it’s okay to draw the lines and put yourself first. Be judicious with your time and energy, be firm with those trying to cross your boundaries. What you’re doing is important – keep your eye on the prize.

Libra

Everything’s still up in the air for you, and it may take considerable willpower to resist pushing or forcing decisions. If you’ve already done all you can, sit back and allow the Universe to do its work. Your thoughts are so important – focus it solely on positive outcomes and you’ll be doing more than you know. Still your mind, and find peace within each moment.

Scorpio

Reasons to celebrate? Hell yes! Maybe you’re finally coming making peace with something you’ve been tussling with. Or you’ll be seeing external validation of your efforts so far – this could mean finally clinching a deal, getting a job, and that change you’ve been waiting so long for. It’s all coming to you. Also, remember to celebrate internal breakthroughs and all silver linings. Make that conscious choice this week: choose light and ease, over sharp edges and dark clouds.

Sagittarius

Things will be moving ahead for you in a great big gush of relief and sweetness. So make use of this flow and use it to your advantage – plug at your projects, take care of the details, all the while keeping the big picture in mind. Make a wish, trust that it will happen – and move forward in faith. Your dreams were given to you for a reason – only you are able to make them happen!

Capricorn

I can feel you straining against the leash again, trying to move too quickly – but it would be wise to temper your pace and slow down. You don’t want to burn out before you get to where you need to be! It’s all in perfect timing, and you can never miss what’s meant for you. Your beautiful vision will materialize, and in a solid and sure way, when you take the time to be present at every step. Choose balance above all else.

Aquarius

It’s okay to ask for help. It’s okay to say no when you physically just can’t take on any more. It’s also okay to take a break and rest, and to regroup. If you’re hitting blocks and meeting obstacles, know that it’s not because you’re doing anything wrong, you’re just attempting to do too much, all by yourself. Set your duties down for a minute. See where you can streamline or do away with completely, and watch how ease rolls in.

Pisces

The answers are not yet clear to you yet – but it’s also the perfect time to get comfortable with uncertainty, and probe your depths. Intuitive Pisces, you are so very, very connected and plugged in with the Universe. You are being called to get to know it better, get to know your gifts better, and not to be afraid of the depths you can feel. This week will challenge you to dive for the pearl that resides at the bottom of the vast ocean of your consciousness. Be patient and see what arises in your dreams, signs and synchronicities.

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Lunar Wisdom: Lunar Cycle of May 6 – June 4

New Moon by Louise Benton

Everything has changed. Absolutely everything. It’s just that our usual way of being – the way our minds are programmed – just need time to catch up with our new reality. How often do we get re-dos in life? Not very often. But this time, we’re being offered the opportunity of an extensive makeover. And how lucky we are – 5 planets in retrograde are generously helping us with this process.

See, our souls are constantly plugged into Source. Our higher selves know what’s up. Deep down inside, embedded in our hearts, live the kernels of Truth we can access at any time that simultaneously guide our way forward and anchor us into the present.

War-torn you already knows what your personal Truth is – you’ve walked through fire the past year or two. You couldn’t have made if this far if you weren’t strong as steel and resilient as hell.

This source of inner strength has been emerging in all of us – and our egos may not be always welcoming of its often conflicting and contrary guidance. Your ego will fight back. Always. (Your ego will want you to engage in pettiness instead of walking away. It will want you to endlessly rehash an old argument instead of letting go. It will want you to ‘win’ – at all costs.)

But tapping into this well of knowingness with more regularity and trust is the only way we – our mind, body and souls – can safely reach the other shore, to fully embody our newer, lighter selves.

Every time we are able to resist the ego, and to brush off the debris of old wounding, childhood patterns and the coping mechanisms we used to deal with shitty times, it’s like catching a glimpse of the light pouring through a dirty window pane that was just wiped off. And that little bit of light is so glorious, so hearty, so warming, that you can’t help but just want to keep on scrubbing, so that the light can shine through all the time. Once you feel the heat of the beam on your bare skin, you’ll want ALL of it, all the time. Your ego will fight back, but ultimately you – and your higher self – are stronger. Always. Light will infuse your being. Shining your light will be your new default.

But that takes some elbow grease. Some awareness. And a whole lot of staying present.

To make the most of this lunar cycle, remember to:

  1. breathe through change. Know that you do not need to react immediately if something comes up. You have the option to wait and see.
  2. stick to daily grounding practicesLee Harris mentioned something very simple yet works wonders: keeping a gratitude journal, and moving your body. This can be as simple as taking a walk around the block.
  3. choose the positive thought. Always.
  4. negative thoughts or energy that are deflected needs to go somewhere – redirect it into physical activity or something creative.
  5. slow down to unravel any knots that are tripping you up. Have you made any assumptions that just don’t stand up to reality? It’s the perfect time to reassess and make corrections – without indulging in self-blame or self-judgment.

I really do feel that it will be a gentler month, energy-wise. It’s a lot of simultaneously making strides towards your future while taking care of loose ends as you go. It’s this push and pull, holding on and letting go, that you will have to navigate. I have no doubt you will become so adept at it. Trust yourself: you will be able to dance through it with ease and grace.

Happy new moon!

P.S. Remember, I am here for you if you need words of guidance & some clarity from your higher self!

(Cards: Tower, 7 of Swords reversed, Justice reversed)

Art by Louise Benton

Love,

Kerrie

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Your May Wisdom Scopes

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Hello, Wise ones! On top of the monthly readings, I’ll now also be writing weekly scopes starting May 8 – they’ll be briefer and designed to give you the most practical inspiration possible to help you live in the present moment, and to stay in touch with your inner wisdom – your one true guide. x – Kerrie

Overall

April showers bring May flowers: still intense, but in a different way than last month – it’ll be all about taking deliberate, considered action. May favors making steady moves in the world that will bring you abundance and material reward. It’s about going about your goals by being fully present and giving them your full, unwavering attention. Bonus: approaching them with the curiosity and agility of a beginner will serve you so well. You’ll get to understand the engine that has been driving your growth all this while – and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to fine tune it so it’s purring like a contented cat. Clear your slate of any old hangups or assumptions that just aren’t serving you any longer – don’t let any of the old scripts around unworthiness slow your roll! There is also a new found wellspring of joy and peace from within – all the trials of recent times have forged a new awareness of your strength and unshakeable core within – hurray! Welcome it, embrace it, luxuriate in it – get used to your new, higher-vibing self. We’ve all collectively stepped into a new age and we’re getting used to our new wings. The only way to test them out? To take flight.

Aries

May will be sugar sweet for you, dear Aries. Your wishes are being fulfilled at the end of a long cycle – everything you need is yours to have, giving you the springboard you need to propel yourself to the next level. So choose wisely, with confidence in your worth. This month will see you bringing your attention and appreciation to all the goodness in your life in all its forms, in order to create more of it. Reach deep within yourself, when imagining the next phase of your life: how do you want to feel? What vibrates most strongly with your inner truth? What brings out the best version of you? Think big, think expansive, think authentic – and act from there.

May meditation: My biggest dreams reflect my heart’s deepest wishes.

Taurus

You’re learning to assert yourself with your newfound values and truths. Every time you speak your truth, or make a decision, you have the opportunity to reaffirm what means most to you. So it can feel particularly urgent that everyone understands who you are and what you stand for, RIGHT NOW – you want to shout it out to the world: look! I have changed! I have this important thing to say! I have a million things I want to achieve! They are all exciting! You’ll want to know about them! And dude – that is all true. But here’s the thing: You don’t have to push. Turn some of that exuberant energy into building up your confidence within yourself, so your aura shouts on your behalf instead. Allow that confidence to radiate outwards and draw others in, instead of rushing about trying to convince the world, exhausting yourself in the process. Turn up your sense of self-worth and soon they’ll be clamoring to hear what you have to say. Speak low, slow and even – so they have to lean in to hear it.

May meditation: I speak to express, not to impress.

Gemini

Hey there, supernova. I’m betting that you haven’t felt this happy and radiant in the longest while. I’m so excited for you! The world needs your light and you know it. Have you been dipping your toes into new opportunities – love, work, travel – and loving it? If so, carry on – keep blazing your trail. Remember to check back along the way that you’re still aligned with your priorities though; it’s all so exciting for you right now, just don’t get so distracted that you absent-mindedly settle for momentary joys in exchange for the truly soul-fulfilling ones! Your energy is finite, so spend it wisely. This year, you can get so far if you don’t get sidetracked. Reach for the highest.

May meditation: My light shines brightest when it’s focused

Cancer

I see you rubbing your hands in glee over your plans, my Cancer friend. I’m stoked for you because it’s been a while since you’ve felt this excited, and more yourself than you’ve been all year. As long as it isn’t just an intellectual exercise, and you remember to consult your heart and tune into what turns ALL of you on, you are so on the right track. Please don’t even try to hide who you really are and let your freak flag fly during this very exciting process. How can you attract what will truly satisfy you if you are afraid to let it show? So let it all hang out, without expectations – and allow yourself to be surprised. Be brave.

May meditation: I choose what lights ALL of me up.

Leo

Hello, Leo. Just when you didn’t think you’d be able to open your heart in that way again – something or someone comes along this month and makes you rediscover that happy, joyful kid you have hiding inside of you. You’re really not as cynical or jaded as you think you are. Sometimes you like to think of yourself as this tough, too-cool-to-care creature but you know your superpower really lies in being your most joyful self right? Your exuberance is like the electrical current that adds much-needed zing and glitter to everything and brings life to the party. Sometimes it’s okay to not look cool or totally put together. Everyone will love you MORE when you let that unguarded kid out to play now and then. So share your true feelings a little, allow yourself to be a little vulnerable to the people who have shown they care and who have earned your trust. Let love bring in more sweetness into your life; any affection you show will be reflected back to you tenfold.

May meditation: My inner kid deserves to come out and play.

Virgo

Have all of the unsettling changes in the past year tested you to your limits? I’ll let you in on something: as a Virgo, you have a very special and specific mission in this lifetime. You are here to learn how to transmute intellectually-driven, ego-based energy into heart-based, loving vibes, and to live from your heart. Living this way shows others around you how to balance their heads with their hearts, and sets a very important example. This inner work, this transmutation IS the point! You’ve already been so tested in this realm, and this month is where you’ll get to step up and show your mastery of your mental energy – so that when the good things come your way, you can enjoy them and maximize them sans mental baggage! Any time you feel the need to obsess about what’s coming round the next corner, please redirect like a champ. Here are a few suggestions from a fellow Virgo: get into your body. Dance. Have orgasms. Bring that energy in your head down into your lower chakras. Write down a pro-con list and see your worries all on paper, so it doesn’t have a chance to marinate in your head. Ask for help. Accept help. Then proceed – despite your fears. You got this.

May meditation: When my head and heart are in harmony, I get things done like one badass boss babe.

Libra

How do you respond when things don’t go your way? It’s time to observe your knee jerk responses and your comfort level around conflict. Be real with yourself and look at it without shame – and with bucket loads of compassion. Many Libras could win the Diplomat of the Year award because they have turned their gift of balance and love of peace into an authentic tool for building bridges. Are you one of them? Because the world desperately needs bridge builders. But we all need help to get there. Some possible places to start looking: Do you throw tantrums? Do you freeze people out? Or do you try to smooth everything over quickly without wanting to look deeper? Whatever your default reflex is, is where the treasure lies. If you are simply willing to handle situations this month with a good dose of self-reflection and good humor, your transformation will be profound. Your grace and maturity will open doors and usher in new opportunities.

May meditation: I handle relationships with aplomb.

Scorpio

If you’ve taken on too much this month, you will start feelin’ it very quickly. There’s something changing in the way you’re handling the demands in your life… You’re no longer willing to push and slog. You want to stop and smell the roses more. You want daily meditative pauses and to ruminate and linger, instead of handling things quickly and moving on to the next thing… What a strange feeling, you may be thinking. It certainly doesn’t fit the self-image you have of yourself. You’re no slacker – everyone knows this. But it’s all cool because it’s one important way you’re learning to value your depths and your natural rhythms. Honour any desires to say ‘No’ to things that just don’t vibe with you any longer. Learn to accept help and share the load. Celebrate anytime you’re able to let others in to help you out – this is how you know you’re growing. And when Scorpios grow, they GLOW.

May meditation: Less is more.

Sagittarius

You’ll get to hunker down and work this month, Sag. But it won’t be a chore. In fact, you’ll be learning how to infuse fun into the way you approach work. And if it’s about bringing to the world what uniquely lights you up and what you find natural and easy to do – that’s a clear sign that you’re already on the right track. It’s something that you find utterly absorbing and fascinating – it’s not about the struggle, but the enjoyment of the process. You can put in effort, but it doesn’t feel like you have to slog. That said, your focus is still necessary. Mono-tasking is almost extinct in this age of mass distraction but if that’s what you need to do to get things done, then that’s what you’ll do. Because Archer, when you focus your aim before you release your arrow, you are unstoppable.

May meditation: My ambitions are stronger than any distraction.

Capricorn

How is your relationship with your intuition going so far? This month in particular is where you will feel the retrogrades pulling you into the Feminine very strongly. Sometimes you resist going within because you feel it’s more important to get things done and to continue on your path of constant, upward trajectory. But plenty of things happened for you in April and it’s very important to integrate your new learnings before moving forward. It will be a repeated pattern for you this year: a series of stop and starts designed for you to get to know your deeper motivations intimately. You’ve also already realized that planning too far ahead is kind of futile at this point – any derailments this month are designed to bring you back into the present moment. Trust that what is unfolding for you is infinitely bigger, better and more suited for you than what you can dream of!

May meditation: When I go within, I achieve twice as much with half the effort.

Aquarius

If you’ve been experiencing lack in any way – material or otherwise – know that it’ll be lifting for you this month. Chances are that any drought you’ve experienced has made you develop a deeper appreciation for all that has been supporting you in other ways: your family, your network, things that have come through for you out of the blue. It has been complicated though – bittersweet joys, setting down your pride so that you can choose what truly matters. The causes for celebration are not straightforward – but they are all hard-won, real, and built to last. Knowing who has really got your back is one of these rewards. You’ve truly grown so much in the past year – in totally unexpected ways. Prepare to feel relief seeping in this month.

May meditation: I am supported in extraordinary ways.

Pisces

Have you been giving yourself enough downtime lately? In April, there may have been events that shocked or upset you, but perhaps you were too busy to really process them. You may have glossed over them, or thought that rehashing it with friends was enough for you to ‘get over it’. That may be the case – but if you find any emotions welling up this month, it’s a sign that you may need to sit and allow them to come up to be released. Let it be a slow month for you to ruminate, process, and allow your emotions outlet – so important for you as a water sign. Feel your way forward, instead of trying to plan or strategize – that won’t work for you in May. The more you are willing to look within, the better and more refreshed you will feel at the end of this month. Allow yourself these self-care breaks in order to make your journey ahead smoother and more enjoyable.

May meditation: Downtime is the key to my resiliency.

(Image above of Mongolian archer – source unknown.)