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First Monday Challenge – Do-over Day

It really takes courage to admit to yourself that you got it wrong, especially when you have emotionally invested in something. Each day you wake up and put your best foot forward further and further down a path that you don’t recognise or even particularly like, just simply because you made a choice somewhere back so far yonder that you don’t even remember when it happened, why it happened, or even if you dreamed it and it never actually happened at all… but you made a vow either consciously or subconsciously that you, until this point have felt obliged to adhere to until the bitter conclusion… did I just say bitter?

Seriously, who wants to end up bitter?

Seeing as though it’s the first Monday of the month and therefore challenge day, I’m challenging myself, and feel free to join in, in having a do-over day.

I’m not looking to repeat yesterday you understand, I’m more interested in unravelling a stuck pattern, a karmic loop as it were, that is very apparent in my life. I have on many occasions attempted to untie this knotty problem but the further down the path you travel the more complex the twists and turns of the story and the more invested you get every time you attempt to heal the faltering storyline. That being the case, when the knotty problem becomes so immense its painful and any move you make will merely increase the muddle, the only viable strategy is to throw the whole thing away and start the journey over…

“All that time, all that effort, all that money, all those tears… ”

Do you really want to add more of the same for more of the same?

A do-over day has to start with an honest appraisal of where you are, where you wish to get back to, what choices led you to this point and most of all the admission of full responsibility… taking responsibility is the most empowering mechanism for creating real change and its also a crucial step in embracing Principle 3: I AM Human.

Put your pride to one side, it’s nobody else’s business anyway, admit you made a mistake and get started on recreating your vision… this time the way you always imagined it could be.

Happy Monday… x

Saturday Oracle – Temporary Flux

Grail Oracle 3Grail Oracle Orange

It’s not the end of the world… so you took a misstep, the sacred dance we call life didn’t come with a choreographer and the dance floor is nowhere near as narrow as you might imagine.

This week Principle 3: I AM Human teams up with the currently popular vibrant orange sacral chakra indicating that stress levels are fluctuating as you undertake a brand new adventure and for some reason you are fearing you’ve already failed or messed up somewhere in the last few days that could possibly have a knock on effect to what you hoped would be an imminent breakthrough. Not so.

When Principle 3 rears its head we react from an ancient wounding, historical evidence of being somehow not good enough for the task in front of us. We begin to question every response or comment from those around us and assume judgement rather than counsel. Stress levels soar when that comes from a source that we see as significant. As the sacral is not only the centre where we register stress and trauma but also the relationship chakra, where attachments are formed: romantic, familial and social, this week’s oracle is forming a strong leaning towards you feeling as though you have disappointed someone in your chosen tribe.

Here’s the thing: history is so not relevant to your current situation… who you are today and your connection to this significant other is based on something much more real than your imagined failure or faux pas. It’s okay to give yourself a pass and carry on as if nothing happened. Besides, what you imagine someone else is thinking is unlikely to be what someone else is actually thinking so why fuel your own cortisol levels and make yourself worry?

This energy is set to ruin your weekend if you don’t get ahead of it so you have options…

The real lesson behind Principle 3 is forgiveness so first of all forgive yourself for whatever it is you think you’ve done and then give your counterpart the benefit of the doubt instead of assuming that they will judge you… or… you could just speak to them directly, eh?

Now then, behind this temporary flux in proceedings remember that at the centre of everything there is love. That’s enough.

More next week… x