Accept ~ then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it… This will miraculously transform your whole life.~ Eckhart Tolle
These are words to live by as we continue to navigate the sometimes challenging energies of this Eclipse Season, Mercury Retrograde, and Mars in Aries.
Both Eclipses and Mercury Retrograde are known for bringing forth events which can accelerate growth…AKA, Upsets that can Create Access to new possibilities and expanded potential.
So if…unexpected changes or events have felt as though they have thrown you off course…
Rather than asking why this is happening to you, can you ponder why this might be happening for you?
What could this show you that you want or need?
How could you do things differently, open up and share what’s in your heart or ask for more help?
What you pay attention to grows.
If you get frustrated, worried, or activated during this time, be aware of what you do with your energy next.
You get to choose how you act or stay mucked up in reactivity.
STOP and take time to breathe.
LOOK at what is happening as an observer instead of an actor in your drama.
With one hand on your forehead to calm you and the other over your Heart Chakra to help focus your attention on your heart…
LISTEN for it’s wisdom.
What do you need to support yourself right now?
When you give yourself the support you need, everything can be easier.
As Mars moved into Aries (May 24) “it joined Jupiter, the planet of expansion giving our schemes, dreams, and passion projects extra oomph. Whatever it is, we want it yesterday.
On May 29th, our enthusiasm may burn out if we don’t have a game plan. Mercury is still retrogradeafter all. The conjunction between Mars and Jupiter will stoke our sense of urgency, but remember that you have time. A well-stoked fire requires space, oxygen, and careful tending.”– CHANInicholas.com
With this added pressure, this game plan is even more important, so you don’t burn out.
STOP and take time to ground and breathe. Rome wasn’t built in a day.
LOOK at what is happening as an observer and see the bigger picture. Don’t let this extra pressure force you to rush the process or skip necessary steps, like resourcing yourself.
LISTEN to your heart’s wisdom and give yourself the care and inspiration you need to energize you and all your actions.
With awareness, you can use all these energies to your advantage.
It might not turn out the way you thought it would, it could be better 😉– Kate Northrup