I trust you are well as we step into this first day of June 2018!
Here in Cincinnati, I am watching a summer storm rolling through my back yard. Marveling at the power of the elements... the way that the wind can move the trees... and the noise of rain as it falls with emphasis from the sky! There is such beauty in the power of nature and it is a delight to simply sit back and watch the elements play.
This word "Flexibility" popped up in a conversation with a friend a couple days ago and it has been staying in my awareness since then. As I watch the wind moving the trees outside in this moment, the word seems even more appropriate!
"The quality of bending easily without breaking; range of motion / movement..."
Like many of you, I receive lots of emails and links to blog articles from a variety of people who inspire me. I always find matches in my own journey to the stories they share from their lives and experiences. And so I trust that the Reflections I share next about flexibility offer similar nuggets of awareness and wisdom for you as you read my words.
As Souls in human bodies, our evolution and growth is best supported by and challenged through our relationships... the relationships we share with our partners, our children, our parents, our neighbors, our co-workers, our clients, the friends we see in person, and the friends we know virtually through social media.
We are constantly offered moments of Choice in how we show up in our relationships and how we experience others in the ways they show up for us.
It feels like our relationships are shifting and expanding and contracting and healing and releasing... at such a profound pace now.
Consciousness / Love... is evolving more and more rapidly... every day.
Yes, EVERY DAY!
What earlier in our lives may have taken us several years to work through within ourselves and then play out within relationships seems to be happening now in a matter of just days or weeks. It can be emotionally draining and difficult to try to keep up with the constantly shifting energies in our relationships... IF we are NOT staying in our own center.
What do I mean by that?
Perhaps the example of the trees blowing in the wind storm provides a visual illustration that can make sense of what I am describing in theory here. (Allow the metaphor to be translated by your Soul, your awareness, your subconscious... so that whatever nugget you need is clearly received by your conscious mind.)
Before the storm moved in earlier, the trees in my backyard were simply standing still with a small breeze slightly moving the leaves. Each tree was steady, firm, grounded, taking up its own space. When the wind started to move in at a higher speed, the trees started bending and moving, bumping into each other at the upper branches. With enough wind and the pounding rain adding in its new element, it is easy for one tree's branches to get tangled up in the others... and then that tree could break the other's branch or knock part of the tree to the ground. As the wind settles down after that storm, the trees may look very different. Perhaps a little damaged, or even destroyed, by the storm that moved through.
So it is for us... as our relationships teach us more and more about Love... in deeper and deeper ways.
Storms are going to pop up in our human journeys as illness, financial stress, loss of loved ones, career changes, parenting concerns... there's an endless list of storms that can move in and out of our relationships.
It is our ability to be steady... strong... grounded... and centered in our own experience as an individual tree within the very crowded forest of humanity that enables us to navigate the storms well.
When the wind moves in and we choose to practice flexibility... bending and moving as needed with the currents of energy around us... while staying grounded and centered... THEN, when the storm moves through, we are stronger for the experience, not broken by it.
Consciousness is not going to stop evolving. If anything, it is only gathering speed and momentum as more humans expand their ability to Love here on Gaia, as more Souls in human bodies awaken, and as Gaia's elements continue bringing us into the present moment.
And so I offer this vibration of "Flexibility" as guidance for those many moments when tiny ripples move through our relationships... and also for the occasional moments when big storms shake things up. Matching the steady flexibility of the trees is a beautiful vibration to tune into over and over again.
Just like with the summer storms, once they have moved through, the skies seem more blue and the sun seems to be shining brighter! There is a freshness in nature after a storm that is palpable even on the hottest of summer days.
As important as it is to remember flexibility during the storm, it is just as important to remember the beautiful healing and expansion that comes AFTER those storms.
Our journeys here on Gaia are about expanding Love. Always.
Always, always, always.
So, exhale any doubt in your Choice to be alive at this time on this planet.
We are leading the way here on Gaia... Pioneers of Consciousness within the Universe!
It's Summer Time!
On this first day of June, summer officially begins in my own Soul-human journey. It is my son's first day of summer break (exams are over!) and I am excited to see what adventures we step into together as I take the day off to play!
Like many of you, I have been putting important dates on my calendar to make sure that those experiences I am most interested in for myself and my family are intentionally committed to in writing. We have a large calendar on poster paper on our laundry room door that each of us keep adding to for each month of this summer!
This morning I watched Kaypacha's Pele Report for May 30 (so good!) and a big part of his message at this time was to connect LIVE, in person, eye to eye, with those we care about and who inspire us.
And so I begin with a few LIVE dates for OUR (you and me!) summer calendar!
I am hosting three New Moon Circle / Festivals (June 15, July 13th, and August 10th) at my home and would love for you to come join me. We will spend the afternoon playing in the pool if it is sunny and chatting and eating inside if it is not.
My home is open each of those Fridays from noon on for you to come and connect with me and with other fun, interesting Soul-humans!
At 6pm, while the Circle community keeps growing, my focus will shift to supporting healing and intention-setting for 9 individuals in one-on-one sessions in my office, throughout the night. Yup, in person... eye to eye... with me!
You can learn more here and claim your time for an individual session or to join the community. I look forward to seeing you at one or all of these fun celebrations on the New Moon!
I have also updated my summer schedule for Coaching Sessions to support you in those times of storms rocking the trees in your life. I find in the healing work that I do that my ability to hold a higher perspective (much like the hawk or the seagull that flies above the trees and out of the danger of the storm) offers you new clarity and more breathing room in the situation you are working through.
We are in a time of Consciousness where each individual is being challenged to do their own work.
To speak their truth.
To consciously create the life that they want to live!
So my role as a Coach is mostly to be a steady Witness, continually reflecting the higher perspectives as you navigate yourself through the possibilities for growth that are being presented to you.
Having someone whom you trust holding space through the moments of the storms in your life is an incredible gift and I always offer that support. You can exchange here and the information to schedule a session time is sent with your confirmation.
Throughout the summer we meditate together on Sundays at 10am ET to clear the gunk and create more breathing room!
And on Tuesdays at 5:55pm ET, I share My Soul Journey live through video, which you can also watch later in the week on my YouTube channel here. (This week's episode link is below.)
I have been creating some beautiful content which I will be sharing in separate emails as each one is completed. So stay tuned!
The storm has moved through as I complete this post and everything outside my window is now a vibrant, bright green, rinsed by the element of water! I took a quick snapshot here for you from the front door...
What beauty Gaia offers in each new moment! May your June be filled with many moments of such beauty!
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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