I trust you are well!
It is December 1st, 2017... we are in the final month of this year that I nicknamed in January "the Year of the End of Illusion."
The meditation that I recorded on New Year's Eve of last year was called "Outrageous Abundance." What I know to be true in this moment is that life has brought all of us an outrageous abundance of truth, clarity, and deeper understandings of ourselves, each other, and this world in which we live. It has been a profound year and we still have one month left to go! The word that naturally comes forward in this moment is exhaling.
Exhaling - "Breathing out in a deliberate manner..."
For many of us, the end of one year and the beginning of the next is always a clear marker of time when we reflect on what we have accomplished (or not!) and realign our intentions for what we are wanting to experience or create in the year ahead. December 1st may seem a little early to be bringing this awareness forward and yet it feels like a full month might be necessary to exhale out ALL that has shifted, released, and expanded in this year.
Let us look at the definition in a little more detail.
"Breathing Out" implies a focus on the act of breathing. We breathe automatically all day, every day in order to stay alive in this human bodies and it is very easy to not pay attention to our breathing. The act of exhaling requires a conscious pause in the automatic process of life, of breathing - to focus just on the breath going OUT.
How often do we allow ourselves that pause to be present to how we breathe?
My invitation is to take a little time this weekend and just sit quietly with your eyes closed and focus on your breathing. Be aware of how you exhale... How shallow or deep your breath is... What thoughts arise as you exhale... What emotions move through you when you slow down and tune into your breath.
"In a deliberate manner" follows the same focus. It is easy to be caught up in the activities and schedules and swirl as we approach the holidays and the end of the year. Doing anything in a deliberate manner requires mindfulness or presence so that we choose how our time is spent. We then understand that we are creating our own realities and experiences. This is an empowering realization... and it also gracefully steps us out of being the victim to anyone else's choices. When we do anything in a deliberate manner, we are in the driver's seat of our lives.
When we exhale and release those beliefs, thoughts, ideas, stories, emotions that no longer serve, we naturally make room for a deeper inhale. Allowing IN that which is in greater alignment with our Soul... with our path... with our choices.
As we begin this final month of 2017, let exhaling be a conscious act often throughout your days so that you arrive at the end of this year a clearer channel, a more expanded vessel than you were this time a year ago.
A month ago, I created a Releasing Prayer that can be used to support your exhales. You can download it here.
We are approaching the final Full Moon of 2017, which is in Gemini. I love this quote from Forever Conscious describing its impact:
"The Gemini Super Full Moon is all about connecting with the truth and that includes the truth of who you really are. You are a timeless, spaceless, ageless being that lives inside a temporary vessel that is here for a journey of learning how to love yourself more, love the planet more and love one another more." (Soooo beautiful, right?!!)
New Moon Circle...
My ascending sign in astrology is Gemini, which makes the final New Moon of this year even more potent for me. I am hosting our monthly New Moon Circle on Monday, December 18th. It is an evening of Celebration, honoring ALL that 2017 has taught us... exhaling through a guided meditation ALL that is ready to let go... and then sharing in community our intentions for the month ahead as we move into the new year. This is a New Moon Circle to put on your calendars now and save the date. It is going to be FUN!
SO's Soul Stories...
The sign of Gemini implies a duality, an ability to experience two sides of things at the same time, and I am finding in SO's Soul Stories a deeper blending of the physical and spiritual duality here in my journey.
In this week's episode, I shared my understanding of the Birth of a Soul and its unique Sound that represents that Consciousness or Soul throughout ALL Time and ALL Lives. And... I also shared some of my human struggles in my relationship with my dog, Star.
We are always BOTH/AND - the physical and the spiritual, the human and the Soul.
This Full Moon and then New Moon is a time of really powerful and beautiful integration of the two, in new ways. You can watch the replays of the first two SO's Soul Stories episodes, AND... you can bring your own questions live via phone or video this coming Tuesday at 5:55 pm ET. Come play with me!
And as always, we meditate every Sunday at 10am ET in Gaia's Crystal Grid Meditations.
There is a blending of the physical and the spiritual happening also in this space, as my Soul and Source bring forward new understanding of how our human bodies can heal themselves. The wisdom that is flowing through into this container is writing new textbooks about energy.
You can exchange for the replays here ($2.22 / meditation) or join us live on Sundays here ($11 / call).
This Zen card of Change came up on my Tuesday call as I was describing how we can get caught in the spiral of busy-ness and activity as we grip or hold onto our experience of life. So, it feels like we are being spun around in an amusement park ride!
Change is always occurring because life is moving so quickly and the new is being formed in every moment. The place of empowerment and deepest joy is when you find yourself IN THE CENTER of the experience of your Life. You then become the deliberate Creator instead of the reactor to all that is occurring.
My work and my gifts are always offered with the intention of modeling how I am in my own center, which then guides those around me to continuously find their own center.
As we each breathe out in a deliberate manner those ways, patterns, and stories that no longer serve, we move deeper into our own center. And then.... we step into a 2018 that is"a Year of Rebirth!"
A year of co-creating in ways that we never before believed were possible...
We are JUST beginning, my Friends!
SO much love,
One Day Is Here!
Vivienne Gerard – Teacher / Scribe / Healer / Guide / Lover of Souls and Humanity
Clearing Past Patterns to Co-Create an Empowered NOW
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