For about four months I have been residing in a great little town, making connections left and right, creating new friendships while continuing to maintain connections with my tribe of support.
Having survived the most bizarre election year of my life and since cold weather is quickly approaching, my wanderlust and I passionately agree that it is time for a new adventure! So off I have begun… headed south before going west.
Did I even consider I was starting this journey during the astrological event known as Mercury Retrograde? Oh for my linear readers…a brief description: Mercury Retrograde happens four times a year . Mercury does not actually move backwards. When it retrogrades it is in a resting stage. So, while Mercury takes her nap the activities the planet appears to dictate over (formal contracts and agreements, communications, computer efficiency, TRAVEL, etc.) tend to go into a scrambled mania. Now please know I am not an astrologer but I am basing what I am telling you on what I have read, but more on my own personal experiences! Believing in astrological events is not even necessary…just look at your own experiences.
I have also heard that when Mercury is retrograding we are given the opportunity to re-visit prior lessons and areas in our lives that are still needing tweaking and a bit more inner work. FYI this retrograde is from December 19, 2016-January 8, 2017. Perhaps you, too, have become aware of some areas in your own life that could stand to be tweaked.
Just in the past 2 1/2 weeks I have experienced allowing myself to release fears and to feel the freedom my spirit so craves on a daily basis 24/7! I kid you not…I always crave freedom of the greatest magnitude constantly. Ever so often I allow my inner Spirit to start jumping off invisible cliffs never knowing if I will land or who I will be when my feet touch the ground again! It seems in the past two years I have been jumping off a lot more proverbial cliffs, going deeper into capturing new and exhilarating freedoms. I am feeling very free at the moment. I will share with you though right before I make the decision to jump I have this sense of fear overtake me. It happens every single time!
In addition to my feeling fear, and this happens every single time also….I begin observing many people around me jumping into their own fears. The difference between those people and me is I feel the fear and jump off the cliff anyway. Very often I observe many others, but not all, feel their fears and go ballistic. I used to live life that way or I would not recognize it so intensely! Many people are living a life of fear …afraid of health challenges, afraid of losing all their money, afraid of losing their relationships, afraid of not being in control, and it goes on and on. Why? I have come to believe it is because many believe if they do not constantly work to manage and control their future, the bottom will drop out and their worst scenario of something horrible is going to happen will come true! The result of this type of thinking is FEAR coupled with anger, resentment, egomania, insecurities, and acting out child like behaviors.
Back to my new adventurous journey….so only two days into this current adventure plans have had to be modified. I do not have fears around changing my plans but my peaceful spirit does not really like to witness the initiation of the fear-anger behaviors I observe in others; and I feel just a bit squirrely. Once I take some needed cleansing breaths, I remember those acting out of their fears in anger cannot really hurt me unless I give them permission to hurt me. I remember I am a Dragon-Warrioress in this lifetime and I take back my Personal Power as soon as I make the decision to do so!. I remember I can breathe fire which represents my Passion of Freedom! I also can make the choice to be compassionate with those in fear-anger instead of wanting to slap them! I can choose to walk a mile in their moccasins. More often than I used to I can pause and breathe….WHEN I REMEMBER!
The best news of all for me is I have gathered a tribe of like minded warriors and warrioresses who also are Passionate Fire Breathing Dragons! We support each other as we each continue to jump off proverbial cliffs, live out our passions, search out deeper inner freedoms and experience incredible lives! I may travel solo but my tribe who all live within my heart and soul travel with me in our parallel worlds! It just doesn’t get better than this, does it?????