Something’s Gotta Give

Key of Today The Weekend

I used to bite my tongue and hold my breath
Scared to rock the boat and make a mess
So I sat quietly, agreed politely
I guess that I forgot I had a choice
I let you push me past the breaking point
I stood for nothing, so I fell for everything
You held me down, but I got up
Already brushing off the dust
You hear my voice, your hear that sound?
Like thunder, gonna shake your ground
You held me down, but I got up
Get ready ’cause I’ve had enough
I see it all, I see it now
I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter
Dancing through the fire
‘Cause I am the champion, and you’re gonna hear me roar
Louder, louder than a lion
‘Cause I am a champion, and you’re gonna hear me roar!
— Roar by Katy Perry

This is a moment of transformation and transmutation. The transducer? The fatigue and weariness that comes with being sick and tired of being sick and tired. That aghast and bewildered feeling when you are just fed up is the catalyst that makes all this possible. Exhausted of being less than we know we are capable of being, the exasperation with the way things are is facilitating this transformation.

We put up the white flag because we have nothing left to give to what has become to us nothing more than bullshit. We surrender to something greater than ourselves because something’s gotta give.

Are you ready for a change? We often stumble through our days thinking that there is a “someday” out there that we are working toward. Mostly we’re just weary. We are finally stopping and taking a good long look in the mirror, asking ourselves, if I don’t do something different today, where will I be 5, or 10, years from now?

There is a shift taking place this weekend that will challenge us to do the things we have always wanted to do or be. Are we having fun yet? If it isn’t fun or fulfilling, why are we doing it? And perhaps even more importantly, the nudge will come, asking: Am I living up to my full potential? Do I have hidden talents, a story to tell, a secret longing that I’m ready to explore and/or expose to the world?

Over the course of the next year and a half, this will be a storyline that will emerge constantly in the background. We know too much now to go back and pretend. If we don’t step up and be bigger and louder and more fully activated than we were, then we might be swallowed up. The time to shine is at hand. The world needs you to shine.

It’s time to roar.

Today’s triad: Get ready. Get set. Roar.

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Follow Your Heart

Key of Today Friday

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.  –Steve Jobs

A cycle renews again today that encourages us to follow our hearts. Where we felt like we were moving backward before, and feeling unsure or confused, we are now moving forward in a way that feels fresh, authentic and brave. Following our hearts involves knowing what is true for us. We have spent the last 3 months figuring that out. We are finally in a position to make progress in forward motion with our heart in lead.

We are also in a season of profound ideas coming to the forefront that are real game changers. Conversations are stimulating. Our unique self-expression is leading us to a place of openness and space. While we may not take massive action for a week or 2, we are putting much thought into what is possible and the incredible potential we hold. The last time we felt this was the end of March. This time, we are more open and ready to make the changes and mindset shifts necessary because we have cleared some space in our lives. This has been a brave, new world kind of energy. This time around we have more information, and maybe feeling lighter, with a little less baggage.

We have been in training for a long time for this moment of change. We are not moving backward at all, it has only appeared that way. That is the nature of a retrograde season. Now that we are in a stronger forward motion, you will see that the power has been there all along. It was latent and needed a bit of a lightening strike to clear the energy, in order to begin again, this time with a greater sense of integrity.

Today’s triad: Bravely follow your heart. Lead with your heart. Trust your heart.

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The Natural Way of Things

Key of Today Thursday

Whenever I have found myself stuck in the ways I relate to things, I return to nature. It is my principal teacher, and I try to open my whole being to what it has to say.   -Wynn Bullock

The moon has a rhythm. Every 28 days, it pulses from new to full to new again. In between are the quarter phases. Waxing and waning, gibbous and balsamic, the moon moves in a rhythm that is also visible to us. Although we can see the tides rise and the shape of our moon, we can also feel its pulse. If we are listening to it, that is.

Why don’t we feel its pulse?

The rest of the noise is too loud. We have lost our connection with the rhythm of earth and cosmos and the natural way of things. We are no longer taught to listen to it.

It doesn’t mean we can’t listen. Stop for a moment now and listen carefully within. Yesterday’s new moon is still pulsing with the energy of beginning. Where is the flow of energy that gives rise to a new start flowing for you now? It’s practical and grounded. It has a steadiness and a rhythm to it. That is the pulse of this month’s cycle of the moon.

In a week, it will feel challenging. In two weeks, you will learn something new. In three weeks, the higher energy will wane and move into something more steady. In 4 weeks, something new will begin to swell again. It’s the rhythm of our earth, like a symphony.

Will you connect to it? We can learn again to stay connected. We can remember our place in the continuing rhythm of the cosmos. We can move with the natural way of things and not push against the flow, but rather move with it.

Today’s triad: Slow down. Listen. Connect.

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