It’s been an interesting year – a year that’s reminded us of our independence in some ways and restricted it in others.
Here in Oregon, I see the parallels, especially in the Portland area, and especially right now.
Regardless of the current events, I’m grateful to be where I am.
I’m grateful to have the freedom to love whom I want to love and to raise my family in the way that I prefer.
I’m grateful to have the opportunity to build my business, to offer the services that I do, and to make an impact on the world.
I’m grateful for the general safety and security that we so often take for granted in this country.
I’m grateful for the ability to develop and practice my own belief system and brand of spirituality, without persecution, and without governmental scrutiny.
I’m grateful that I was born in a place where I have the chance to be me. To be born in a place where persistence and hard work can overcome class, color, and creed.
No place is perfect. No person is perfect. But I believe this country has the drive, will, and dedication to improve where it’s needed; to support its citizens and their rights in the short and long term; and to provide fair and impartial forums for grievances that do occur.
I believe in this country, and I’m grateful to be here.
Regardless of how we define success and what criteria we place on it, it’s important to honor our goals and find success in our lives. Personal success amplifies our self-confidence, gratitude, and joy, and it helps us to further develop our persistence and determination as we seek new heights.
If you’re working toward a goal and want to increase your chances for a successful outcome, incorporate any of the following crystals into your manifestation ritual.
You can place one or two crystals under your pillow, in your pocket or bra, or on your bedside table to work with the energy on a consistent basis. Holding the crystal(s) in your non-dominant hand during meditation works well, too.
Solstice energy surrounds us, and with it you must rise.
There is no time to dwell on the negative. There is no point in focusing on the bad.
Those things that happened – have happened. Nothing can be done about the past. You have only the present and the future.
What good comes of destroying the past? Will it be beneficial to fail to recognize the lessons in the future? You’ve heard that those who erase history are doomed to repeat it – why has that phrase been repeated so often? It is true. Whether something takes the same form as it did before is relative – but the lessons are lost when the history is lost.
Instead of focusing on the past – instead of focusing on the harm – focus on the present. Focus on the future. For focusing on the past will only bring more pain and sorrow; it will only prevent vibrations from rising and goals from being met.
What can you do today to make things better? What can you plan for tomorrow?
It is not about destroying the world. It is about building a better one.
How can a better world be built when people are intent on destroying everything? When the structures have fallen, what will be left? Will there be adequate supplies to rebuild if everything has been burnt? If everything has been ruined?
How will the people be honored when their businesses are burnt down? When their histories are erased? When their grocery stores are empty, when the department stores are closed, and when the neighborhoods are abandoned?
None of this brings improvement.
What will bring improvement?
Make a plan. Effect it properly. Respect people who wish to work with you – don’t alienate them. Meet. Rally. Support those who need your help. But don’t destroy.
Reform does not have to mean destruction.
There is a time to destroy; a time when that is the only available option.
This isn’t that time. There are other options. They are plentiful.
When future generations look back upon this time, there will be tears. They will not understand how their ancestors ruined what freedom they had. They will not understand why things had to be changed in this manner. They will not appreciate the destruction; they will abhor it.
What are you leaving your children? What is the point of the horror? Why must you dishonor those ancestors who brought you freedom?
And yes, they are your ancestors. Destroying their images does nothing to erase that fact. History erased on paper does not dissolve the energy behind that history.
Reconsider this path. Reconsider the methods. Reconsider the goals.
This Saturday is the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, and there’s a tremendous chance this weekend to leave behind non-beneficial aspects of your life, activate new levels of personal growth, and integrate fresh spiritual downloads.
The lockdowns have been restrictive, but they’ve also given many of us some much-needed alone time, providing insight into what parts of our lives fulfill us – and what parts don’t at all. Acknowledgement and decision are the first steps of change, and this weekend’s solstice energy is a perfect complement to the next steps of planning and action.
Here are some crystals to help you shed the old and welcome the new during this solstice.
To Release Archaic Patterns & Beliefs
To Add Inspiration & Motivation
Yellow Tiger Eye
To Increase Clarity
To Inspire Personal Growth
To Amplify Spiritual Alignment & Development
Are you hoping to receive some energetic support during the solstice? Check out my Solstice Session on Friday at 5:55 p.m. PDT. If you can’t attend live, just select the “on-demand” option at checkout. Register HERE.
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