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Is anyone else feeling it? It seems like there is this build up of energy on our planet at this time, more so than ever before. Everyone I talk to is sorting through personal challenges and forced to look at their egos -myself included! We are literally being pushed to the max so we can let go of the thought patterns and limiting beliefs that weigh us down. Intense, yet beautiful times!

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Solar Flares

Cosmically speaking, even the sun is currently blasting a powerful solar storm at Earth. What does that have to do with anything? Well, considering the fact that we are all made of energy, high vibrating cosmic energies affect us. They bring to the surface any lower density energies that dwell within us and our planet, which explains why so much is coming to the surface at a very rapid pace. I am not much of an astrologer but we also have the mercury retrograde going on, which is apparently masterful at pushing us to go inwards.

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That being said, if you feel you are going crazy, are experiencing heavy emotions, feel confused or think you are alone experiencing all of this, well YOU ARE NOT ALONE. The key is to understand that it is not a “bad” thing, nor is it a random occurrence. We are going through a major evolutionary leap of consciousness on our planet, and freeing ourselves from our own mental shackles is a huge part of it. Actually, it’s the whole point! Because it is only then that we will be able to reflect and create a more harmonious world.

This entire process has allowed me to observe some of the ways we let our egos take over and limit our ability to feel free and at peace within ourselves. Here is a list of 5 thoughts that once released, will bring us to a whole new level of freedom!

1. I am More/Less, Worthy/Worthless, Better/Worse…

Ah the belief in our separation from our Source. If you have looked into the fundamental nature of our reality through quantum physics or spirituality, you probably know -at least intellectually -that we are all one and equal at our core. So why do we often feel so separate? For a very good reason actually: so we can have the experience of separation. Much like it’s more fun to play a video game than it is to stare at the CD, it is more enriching for the source of life to project itself into many forms. But along with the belief in our separation from source came a boat load of illusory perceptions including feelings of inferiority or superiority.

We are now pushed to let go of the thoughts in our minds that put so much effort into feeling better (or worse) about ourselves through comparison, appearances, what we do externally etc. When we can truly see how this effort stems from us feeling separate and inadequate as we already are, we can then recognize it as an illusion and let it go.

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Separation isn’t real. Scientifically; it isn’t true. Spiritually; it isn’t true. Experientially; it pulls us away from feeling whole and at peace from being truly who we are. It blocks our natural desire to share our gifts with the world by making it into a personal loss or gain game. Imagine the freedom in letting ourselves be who we truly are with no second thought or idea that one must chase after self-worth. Now feel it! This is our true essence.

“Deep down inside the shy person or this person who is suffering from this sense of inferiority, there’s the desire, the unexpressed desire to be superior. And inside the person who acts superior who seems to have a big confident ego, is always the hidden fear that he might be inferior. And his whole acting out is to compensate for that hidden fear of being inferior.” – Eckhart Tolle

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Here is a meditative visualization I have guided myself through that assisted me in feeling the difference between feeling either bigger/smaller versus simply being complete and one with all of existence.

Oneness1. Be in a comfortable position, close your eyes and deeply connect to the movement and sensation of your breath.

2. Once you feel more relaxed, visualize yourself as this puzzle piece amongst other puzzle pieces that all make up a sphere.

3. Now try to push against other pieces to make yourself bigger. Notice the effort in trying to squeeze yourself out of the whole.

4. Now make yourself feel smaller and inferior, picture your puzzle piece deflating and sinking in. Notice how it disconnects you from the whole.

5. Take a deep breath, and simply let yourself be who you already are. If you experience fear or discomfort in the process of letting yourself be, simply feel it out without resistance and allow the emotions to come and go.

6. Once you have let yourself rest as you are amongst the whole, see how your unique piece of the puzzle already fits perfectly. Feel the completion that is experienced once you allow yourself to be as you are. Feel how in this natural and effortless state, you are one with everything, with every piece of existence. You become the sphere, experiencing itself as a unique piece of the puzzle!

7. Ask yourself: Does comparison, feelings of jealousy, inferiority or superiority resonate any longer when seeing life from the perspective of oneness?

In my experience, I feel nothing but love for everyone when I let the illusions of separation fade. We are all on our own unique learning journeys and not one is better than the other! (Click Here to Listen to a Talk and Clearing Process on “Judgment & Comparison”)

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2. The Truth is “Out There”

I need my guru! I rely on the news to know what to feel/believe about world events. The only way for me to gain knowledge is by reading what “knowledgable” people have to say! 

The tendency to always seek out for knowledge instead of reaching in; that’s one worth letting go of. There is great information out there, no doubt about that! And there is also misleading information. But this doesn’t matter as much as developing trust in our own intuition about the information we are exposed to.

For us to be able to see clearly and not have anything interfere with how we process information, we need to let go of the interference! That includes fears, prejudices, judgmental thoughts, self-doubt and how we tend to let emotional reactions take over our ability to observe from a neutral state. I understand the passion for finding truth, but in my own experience, I have found that the most important thing was weeding out every fear-based belief and reaction that came in between me and my ability to simply OBSERVE and FEEL what rings true to me.

“The truth about life and lie about life is not measured by others but by your intuition, which never lies.” – Santosh Kalwar

Click Here to Listen to a Talk and Meditation on “Accessing Inner Guidance & Trusting Self”

3. I Am Not “On Purpose”, I Must Find “My Purpose”

Be YouWe do have a purpose, and we’re in it right now! What I mean by that, is that purpose isn’t a destination, it is the very thing we came on this planet to do: experience, learn, play, evolve, create… and whether we are consciously aware of it or not; that’s what we are always doing! Our purpose isn’t a goal, it is an ongoing process. Every moment we are in is purposeful, because within it lies the possibility -or should I say inevitability to 1.Experience life 2.Grow and 3.Continue the unfoldment of our journey.

Sure, it is possible to hit stagnant periods in our lives. But even those are purposeful since the feeling of stagnancy is here to make us aware of whatever it is we are holding on to that is keeping us from moving fluidly and peacefully through our journey.

“But I want to accomplish something grand with my life! I want to make an impact, I want to follow my passion…” This is all noble and good, but first and foremost, we need to observe whether or not those statements come from a feeling of inadequateness or feeling that we are not where we should be in this very moment. Because we are! Once we let go of all of the extra thoughts, rigid expectations and judgments that cloud our natural state of completeness, there will be nothing stopping us from sharing our gifts to the world. From this effortless state of being, it will happen naturally. And no, it doesn’t need to “look a certain way” : )

“Do trees have to try hard to purify the air? Does the sun have to try hard to light up the sky? Of course not… they simply do because it is their natural state and gift to do so. Being on purpose does not require anything more than to BE who we already are. In our natural state, we will contribute to humanity and the planet just like every other aspect of nature already is.”

4. I Can Make Mistakes

I usually end each bullet point with a quote… but I can’t wait with this one:

“If babies held the same tendency toward self-criticism as adults, they might never learn to walk or talk. Can you imagine infants stomping, ‘Aarggh! Screwed up again!’ Fortunately, babies are free of self-criticism. They just keep practicing.” – The Way of the Peaceful Warrior

Only Experiences, No MistakesHere’s an analogy: If the road you took led to a dead-end, NO PROBLEM! Now you know this road leads to a dead end. You can now add that map to your internal GPS. It wasn’t a waste of time, it wasn’t a mistake; you learned from walking down that road. You are now more experientially rich. You visited places you would have never visited if you took another “easier” direction. Honour that, let go of judgment. We are not here to go from A to B in a straight line, we are here to experience infinite possibilities, and there isn’t a “wrong” one. And if similar dead-ends keep showing up in your life, it’s probably because you resist the most important lesson: quit judging so much! After all, it’s when we let go of judgment and re-enter a neutral state that we can truly learn from our experiences and deepen our connection to who we truly are.

The freedom we feel once we stop beating ourselves up to fit a narrow path of “perfection” is really, really amazing. So stop, breathe and know that everything is perfect no matter the outcome. There are no mistakes, only experiences. You live, you learn ♫

(If you struggle with the fear of making mistakes, click here to listen to a talk and meditation on the issue.)

5. Shooting the Messengers: “It’s Your Fault!”

Pointing FingerIt is easy to point fingers out there when something is upsetting us. But when we understand that we are also here on earth to learn, grow and wizen up, we can’t keep ignoring the fact that we also have some work to do on ourselves. By work, I mean OBSERVING. Observing our patterns. Observing what keeps repeating in our lives to see what it is trying to tell us. Noticing what’s driving us. Is it fear? Is it resentment? Is it the avoidance of something we are afraid to deal with, or an emotion we are afraid to feel again? What are we trying to defend?

When you shift your approach to life from “searching for the one to blame” to “searching for the lesson to learn,” you experience a HUGE level up in how free you feel. The events or people our egos would think to blame are actually the messengers, bringing us a letter saying “hey, you really got a sensitivity/disempowering belief about yourself there, investigate what it’s all about. P.S. I love you.”

The way we have been conditioned to look at it is: “If it is uncomfortable, I must avoid. If it hurts, I must blame the trigger. If I’m afraid, that is because the world is a scary place.” I know it seems almost like a second nature to judge uncomfortable feelings and seek to avoid them at all cost. I am going through this myself. but I can also say from experience that allowing myself to feel what I feel and investigating what is the root of my trigger -as opposed to simply blaming what/who brought it up –has brought me the greatest freedom I have ever experienced.

So here’s a new way to look at freedom. It’s not a positive-thinking technique. It’s not about avoiding anything and chasing after something else. It’s not about skipping the bumpy road and the button pushers. It’s about getting rid of those buttons! Otherwise it’s like blaming the fire for the gasoline you carry yourself. When we know ourselves to be the creator of our reality -not the victim -everything changes!

“These messengers are easy to identify because they materialize as any event or person’s behavior that upsets us. We were invited to do our best not to “shoot the messenger.” Accordingly, we “dismiss the messenger” and in the same breath acknowledge that the value of the upsetting experience is in the message, not its carrier. We don’t blame the mail carrier for bills that are delivered, just as we don’t blame a mirror for what it reflects. Likewise, it’s pointless reacting to reflections of our unintegrated emotional charges.” – Michael Brown – The Presence Process

Here is a great talk and guided clearing meditation to help get to the root of our emotional reactions and clear them:

Useful Tip To Choose Freedom Everyday:

To end this article, I wish to share with you a tip that is personally helping me choose freedom everyday. Whenever you are obsessing over certain thoughts, are caught up in worry or are battling with your mind, ask yourself this powerful question:

“Is This Freeing Me, Right Now?”

If it feels constrictive in your body, let it go, breathe it out and choose freedom.

If your thoughts are attached to a deeper issue within yourself, you can assist yourself through guided clearing meditations such as the one in the video above. But ultimately, it will all come down to a choice between the freedom of this moment and the constriction of being caught up in the mind.

Choosing freedom will not necessarily cause you to stop doing anything about your challenges, but will release you from the unnecessary mental turbulence that is pulling you away from the peace of this moment and clouding your ability to act intuitively anyways.

“Maybe the mind is waiting for you to choose freedom, so that it can have a rest.” – Mooji

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My Thoughts On “Spiritual Narcissism”

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In Brief

  • The Facts:

    Narcissism, in a nutshell, is self-absorption to the extent that it will adopt any set of rationale to protect the ego which often includes a degree of self-deception. Is this happening to many in spiritual trends?

  • Reflect On:

    There is authentic being, and then there is self-absorption which pretending to be authenticity, are we aware of the difference?

We humans often have a hard time finding middle ground. We may be drowning in lack of self-worth one moment, and trampling over other’s with our own self indulgence the next as we struggle to find balance. Narcissism is not simply about enjoying selfies in our social media-saturated world, it goes deeper than that.

It appears as liberation but is a trap that can ruin relationships, increase personal suffering, and keep a person from their true spiritual aspirations. Not surprisingly, increased mindfulness and compassion for this tricky human quirk is the best way to heal it.

What is Spiritual Narcissism?

The capacity to become overly self-indulgent is within all of us, and it becomes increasingly dangerous when we confuse it with spirituality. In many ways it is easy to see that all of humanity is dealing with a certain degree of self-absorption while we desecrate forests and oceans, causing plants and animals to go extinct on our material quests. In his famous book, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, Chogyam Trungpa gave a good foundation for westerners to navigate the pitfalls of our materialistic abundance.

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The capacity to become overly self-indulgent is within all of us

We do not have to be ashamed of what we are. As sentient beings we have wonderful backgrounds. These backgrounds may not be particularly enlightened or peaceful or intelligent. Nevertheless, we have soil good enough to cultivate; we can plant anything in it. – Chögyam Trungpa, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism

There is a difference between ego-self and the deeper universal soul within us, differentiating the two is important. Sadly, we have spiritual philosophies and religions that have been constructed to feed the ego, inflate self-righteousness, and create division while giving justification for all manner of activities including killing, exploitation, and oppression. Ethical conduct, regardless of spirituality, requires honoring the other and the self as one with each deserving to be respected, heard, and seen with compassion.

No matter what the practice or teaching, ego loves to wait in ambush to appropriate spirituality for its own survival and gain. – Chögyam Trungpa, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism

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There is a difference between ego-self and the deeper universal soul within us

Finding the Antidote to Self-absorption

Narcissism, in a nutshell, is self-absorption to the extent that it will adopt any set of rationale to protect the ego which often includes a degree of self-deception. Ego is an important aspect of our selves, it is part of self-preservation but when it becomes out of balance it actually has the ability to destroy us and harm relationships.

Many spiritual practices seek to increase our ability to witness and bring mindful awareness to ego drives which allow us to master, instead of being enslaved by our ego. When ego gets too big it can be hard to swallow, yet spiritual liberation invites us to expand our sense of self beyond the ego, beyond time and space.

The goal is to find a balance between the inner experience and the outer reality. How do we embody healthy self-love without becoming an ego-maniac and hurting personal relationships? Meanwhile, self-loathing, and low self-esteem are also manifestations of ego out of balance. Selflessness can often be quite selfish, over-engagement can be as problematic as disengagement socially. Luckily we are here to find this balance through living fully, from making mistakes, and evolving our sense of self-awareness. Healthy self-awareness is the only antidote to self-absorption.

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How do we embody healthy self-love without becoming an ego-maniac?

The Story of Narcissus and Echo

One day Narcissus was walking in the woods when Echo, an Oread (mountain nymph) saw him, fell deeply in love, and followed him. Narcissus sensed he was being followed and shouted “Who’s there?”. Echo repeated “Who’s there?”. She eventually revealed her identity and attempted to embrace him. He stepped away and told her to leave him alone. She was heartbroken and spent the rest of her life in lonely glens until nothing but an echo sound remained of her. Nemesis, the goddess of revenge, learned of this story and decided to punish Narcissus. She lured him to a pool where he saw his own reflection. He didn’t realize it was only an image and fell in love with it. He eventually recognized that his love could not be reciprocated and committed suicide. -Wikipedia

Since intention is subjective, a person is often understood within their community by their actions or image. This becomes extra tricky in our age of social media and the materialism that has found it’s way into yoga, meditation, and spirituality. It is possible to put on a good act, to fool those around us and ourselves (temporarily).

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Narcissus mesmerized by his own reflection

We can have the latest yoga clothes, read the right books and hang out with all the “cool” people, but if our actions are not grounded in a deeper spiritual practice, basic consideration for others, and respect, it is still hollow. A common analogy is the guy who everyone likes but then goes home kicks his dog, or is rude and unaccountable to his wife.

Deep spirituality makes us more sensitive to the feeling of others, encouraging an open stance of courage where we can drop our protective shields and accept the vulnerability to be seen as we are. Narcissistic sensitivity, however, is focused solely on the subtle nuances one’s own internality, and resists looking at hard, uncomfortable truths that may upset the self image. One who is narcissistically sensitive is easily offended by the “coarseness” of others, seeks to make his environment change to align with the contours of his needs, and gets angry or offended when this does not happen. -The Allure of Narcissistic Spirituality, Huffington Post

How to Identify Narcissistic Behavior

The ability to identify narcissistic behavior in yourself and others is the best way to heal it. It is not your job to diagnose others or tell them they are narcissistic if they are not interested in hearing it or healing it. However, if you draw appropriate boundaries for them you will protect yourself and encourage them to become more mindful. This is a loving and compassionate way to handle narcissism.

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It is always healthy to make boundaries and speak your truth in a loving and compassionate way. Whether the narcissist hears it or not is out of your control. Common responses from narcissists will include belittling your feelings, a hollow apology without effort to modify behavior, or ignoring you altogether. Basically, they will use any excuse they can in order to not look at it, or to make the situation your fault. This is your cue to make appropriate boundaries for yourself.

Within yourself be open and receptive when others tell you that you have been inconsiderate of them. Accepting constructive feedback from loved ones is a great way to keep a balance between internal needs and external relationships. This is also how we grow as individuals.

Common traits of narcissism courtesy of BPD Central.

  • Lacks empathy: is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others
  • Has a grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements)
  • Has a sense of entitlement, i.e., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations
  • Is interpersonally exploitative, i.e., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends
  • Is often envious of others or believes others are envious of him or her
  • Requires excessive admiration
  • Shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes
  • Believes that he or she is “special” and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions)
  • Is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love
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Evolving Unhealthy Patterns

Hopefully, this will help you navigate tough interpersonal relationships and also better yourself. It is a beautiful thing that psychology is allowing us to have terms to identify and evolve unhealthy patterns emotionally. As we learn to live in community, we learn many aspects of love. This is how we help ourselves and those around us grow!

I’m republishing,  for the CE audience, this piece I wrote for Uplift Connect.

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New Moon In Libra: Seeking Balance

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We are having a New Moon in Libra on October 16th throughout most of the world and in the morning of the 17th in the East. This is initiating a 29.5 day lunar cycle and new wave of energy for the coming month; however, the astrological configurations mentioned in this article will be more prominent over the following two weeks. This cycle will include a Full Moon in Taurus on October 31st/November 1st.

This New Moon occurs days after we have reached the halfway point of Mars’ retrograde in Aries which concludes mid-November. It is also days after Mercury began its retrograde which is currently in Scorpio and moving backwards into Libra before it moves forward again post November 3rd. Both of these planets being retrograde at the same time reflects a period of significant adjustments pertaining to how we express these planets, the signs they are in, and how they are configured to our individual astrological blueprints (natal chart).

Generally Mars retrogrades are a period in which the circumstances, developments, and our inner guidance is helping to facilitate a shift in how we apply ourselves and take action in specific areas of our lives. This is something that happens approximately every two years, which is less frequent and usually more significant than Mercury’s retrogrades. I wrote separate articles for each of them, you can read more about Mars Retrograde here and Mercury Retrograde here.

Libra season began on September 22nd/23rd, just over three weeks prior to this Lunation, and will end on October 22nd/23rd when Scorpio season begins. However, this New Moon (along with other planets) will still carry some of its Libra themes into the first week of Scorpio season prior to the Full Moon.

This is a good period of working with and co-creating with the energies of this sign. As an Air sign, Libra is socially and mentally oriented. Ruled by Venus, it is associated with relating, relationships, charm, harmony, compromising, art, creativity, and aesthetics. There is a big focus on others. Libra is also diplomatic as it seeks to find balance, equality, fairness, and common ground.

Negatively, Libra can be overly codependent, passive aggressive, superficial, insincere,  indecisive, vain, and judgemental. Although this sign is about politeness and harmony, retaliation can be triggered when imbalance and unfairness is perceived. Libra is also associated with people-pleasing which can have either positive or negative implications.

New Moon Aligned With Spica, In A Hard T-Square Pattern

This New Moon has an interesting mix of energies. It is tightly aligned with the fixed star Spica which is known to be the most benefic and fortunate star. However, it can be tricky to interpret how a star’s energy can manifest, especially in this case considering other astrological factors that are quite different.

Like Libra, Spica is connected to art and creativity, but also has spiritual, scientific, and inventive qualities. It is associated with harvest season and represents the ‘gifts of harvest’, both metaphorically and literally. However, it can also reflect unfruitfulness (depending on other variables) and injustice to innocence according to legendary astrologer Vivian Robson.

This New Moon is opposite Mars Retrograde in Aries which are both in a T-square with Jupiter, Pluto, and Saturn in Capricorn. The Sun has been in an opposition with Mars in the week before this New Moon (peaking on the 13th/14th) which has been a significant part of the Mars retrograde process in influencing how we assert ourselves.

However, this energy is also configured into this New Moon and can play out as conflicts (internally or externally with others), impulsiveness, aggression, anger, competitiveness, or sexual tension. Mars in Aries wants to assert individuality, ego, personal needs, and self identity while the New Moon in Libra is looking for consideration, common ground, diplomacy, equality, and fairness.

This opposition in a square to Jupiter, Pluto, and Saturn in Capricorn can reflect power struggles, obstacles, and issues pertaining to beliefs, opinions, and perspectives. Saturn has the most power as it is strongly placed in its home sign (ruling Jupiter and Pluto) as the Sun and Moon are also moving towards a square (strong on the 18th/19th) with it while separating from the aspects to the other planets in this configuration. This calls for a need to be realistic, cautious, practical, disciplined, structured, or orderly. The combination of this and all the retrograde energy can call for some sort of refinement.

Venus Opposing Neptune, Trine Planets In Capricorn, and Square The Lunar Nodes

The ruler of this New Moon, Venus, has been in Virgo in the previous two weeks and will be there until October 27th/28th. Venus ruled areas of values, love, relationships, friends, social life, pleasures, money, aesthetics, beauty, art, taste, sensuality, desires, and attractiveness can be expressed in ways that are practical, conscientious, discerning, picky, detailed, organized, analytical, health oriented, productive, efficient, adaptable, or fault finding/surfacing.

At the time of this New Moon, Venus is moving towards an opposition to Neptune and trine to Jupiter which have been in a sextile over the previous weeks. This energy is strong from October 18th-19th and can be good for creative or artistic efforts as well as social interactions that have spiritual, compassionate, broad, or philosophical themes. It can also reflect expansiveness, growth, morals, optimism, idealism, along with confusion, deception, escapism, and delusion affecting Venus areas of life (as mentioned in above paragraph).

Mars retrograde will also be in a square with Jupiter at that time which could also reflect conflicts around beliefs, opinions, and judgements. Excessiveness, overconfidence, and spreading ourselves out too much can also play out. Mercury retrograde will be moving towards an opposition to Uranus (peaks 19th/20th) which can make it harder to focus and can bring disruption, changes to plans, and perhaps communication problems.

Venus approaches a square to the Lunar Nodes on October 20th/21st. We may be reflecting on the past and future, or perhaps at a crossroads, when it comes to relationships and values. Venus is then in a trine with Pluto (October 21st/22nd) which can bring an empowering, deep, intense, or insightful energy to things associated with Venus. Following this, it moves to a trine with Saturn (October 24th/25th) which can have a committing, strengthening, supportive, responsible, practical, or stabilizing effect on these areas.

Making Intentions & Things To Consider

What can you do to improve how you relate with others? Is there a need to compromise, find common ground, or achieve fairness and equality? What has come up for you in the week leading up to this New Moon? Should you change the way you assert your needs or individuality? Are circumstances in your life pushing you to think differently about something? What can you learn from any obstacles that have been coming up in your life? Is there anything that needs to be restrained?

These are just some examples of what to consider or focus your intentions on at this time. However, it is good to reflect on anything else that is coming up for you. It is generally best to make any intentions within the first 24 hours following a New Moon. The exact moment it will occur is 7:31pm Universal Time on October 16th. You can click here to see what that is in your time zone.

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A Guided Meditation To Help Overcome Panic and Anxiety

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In Brief

  • The Facts:

    2020 has been filled with more social isolation than most of us would ideally like, and anxiety and panic (among many other mental health challenges) are on the rise.

  • Reflect On:

    How well do you cope with anxiety when it strikes? How often do you meditate to help keep your mind at bay and in a healthy place?

2020 has certainly been quite the year for most of us. From outbreaks to lockdowns to tragedies it should come as no surprise that an increasing number of us find ourselves battling panic and anxiety -and unfortunately in many cases without the in-person support and love of other people.

As most of us prepare for what is likely to be a winter filled with more social isolation than we’d ideally like, I decided to put together a 17 minute guided meditation designed to help overcome both panic and anxiety.

As a former severe anxiety sufferer, I know just how crippling anxiety can be, and it’s often in situations where we are left to ourselves that it can be the most challenging to overcome.

This meditation takes you through a bit of an unconventional yet powerful visualization designed to equip you with a healthier mindset to help beat both panic and anxiety.

While the circumstances of 2020 so far may be less than ideal, when it comes to panic and anxiety I encourage you to look at it as an opportunity to truly master them. If you can find a way to prevent your mind from going down a rabbit hole of unhealthy thoughts amidst this chaos, think of how simple it will feel to accomplish once the world restores itself to some form of normalcy or at least less friction than what currently exists.

While this technique certainly is powerful, it’s definitely not the only thing that I had to equip myself with on my journey to becoming anxiety-free. If you’re ready to put the necessary work in to properly conquer your anxiety for good, I encourage you to check out my online course The Hack Anxiety Toolbox on Udemy. The course is filled with over 3 hours of on-demand video and 20 downloadable resources that all share everything I used to successfully conquer my own anxiety. Take the first lesson for free and get lifetime access to the course for only $12.99 USD ($82 off the regular price) by going to THIS LINK before November 14th, 2020.

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