Hi my friend,
How have you been feeling, with all the changes that have been taking place within each of us, and in our world?
If the month of March was a bit all over the place for you, especially when it came to your emotions, know that you are not alone.
Collectively, we all moved through a powerful few weeks that had us consciously and/or subconsciously processing our feelings, emotions, and thoughts in deep ways that helped us receive greater clarity.
That clarity is showing us what we really desire to continue nurturing and growing in our lives, and what we now desire to honor and let go of.
As challenging as times like this can be, when we process in this deep way, we shift the foundations of our reality so that they more easily support us and create more balance in our lives.
The month of April will feel much different.
Turning the Corner
April will be a month of action and movement.
This is an excellent time to complete unfinished projects or tasks you’ve set for yourself.
This is also a great time to begin brand new projects, be inspired to experience greater healing and personal development, enter new relationships or a new career, or to embrace a new hobby or creative endeavors.
This is the time to honor an inner call to action.
If for any reason you find yourself procrastinating or feeling unmotivated, honor these behaviors by being gentle with yourself.
The mind uses patterns of procrastination and lack of motivation as coping mechanisms when it’s faced with a new beginning.
Yet these behaviors have absolutely nothing to do with who you are.
One of the main reasons the mind chooses to procrastinate and feel unmotivated, is because it usually prefers things to stay exactly as they are.
As a result, the mind will create stories such as, “I can’t . . . I’m not able to . . . I’m not good enough . . . What’s the use,” etc., to make sure everything stays the same.
Once we realize that this is just one of the mind’s defenses, it becomes easier to have compassion for the mind.
It’s just doing the best it can with the information it has, to keep itself/us safe.
Really, how could we be upset with the mind for just desiring to protect itself?
Most people who choose to remain in procrastination are only there because they are judging themselves for not moving forward.
Yet there is always another option.
When we express compassion for the mind instead of being upset with it, this helps the mind to feel seen, heard, honored, and acknowledged.
Over a short period of time, that act of compassion allows the mind to lower its guard and its coping mechanisms, so that more space can occur for it to recognize the benefits of other ways of being.
Honoring our mind through compassion also creates space between the fear-oriented stories that the mind creates to protect itself, and our old habit of needing to believe those stories.
From there, it’s easier to get back into and embrace our own Universal Life-Giving Energy, which allows us to feel motivated—to take inspired action in the direction of the greatest vision we have for our life.
The energies of this month greatly support our treating our mind in new ways.
All that is asked of us is to be willing—to do our part by creating a daily practice of being more compassionate and loving with our mind and ourselves.
This month’s energies are in the flow of helping us move in the direction of treating ourselves in a more compassionate and loving way.
This supports us in integrating a daily practice of compassion and love for ourselves that will help us move more easily through the times that feel more challenging.
A Time of Action is a Time to Manifest
Because the energies of April are so movement-oriented, we have the opportunity this month to refine our manifestation skills.
This supports us in creating experiences that reflect what we want more of, instead of what we don’t want.
One of the ways we can refine our manifestation skills is to understand the clear difference between intentional manifesting and future-casting.
The main difference between them is that one facilitates events to occur in present time, and the other projects events into the future.
Future-casting happens when someone views their desired intentions as being a future circumstance or event, rather than already feeling the qualities that that situation will bring them.
If you are finding yourself getting mentally caught up in the story and specifics of how your desired intentions “should” show up in your life, you are future-casting, rather than intentional manifesting.
When we future-cast, we keep our desired intentions just out of reach, so that they are never fully realized in our present experience.
Future-casting is a coping mechanism the mind uses to protect itself, and to keep feeling structured and organized. It’s often mixed with doubt, worry, and fear.
When we realize that this is what’s happening when we future-cast, it becomes easier to have compassion and love for the parts of our mind that choose to cope this way.
Intentional manifesting requires us to first enter the present moment. To fully be here now.
It’s in the present that we operate at our most powerful, and are able to create the most joyful and fulfilling life.
Here are a just a few ways we can align with the present:
- Acknowledging and being fully present and aware, actively using all five senses
- Honoring all of our feelings and emotions
- Expressing gratitude often
- Placing our bare feet ion the grass/on the Earth often, and spending time in nature
- Performing acts of service without expecting anything in return
- Eating natural foods that nourish and support our body
- Moving the body through dance, exercise, and intentional walks
- Working with affirmations
- Taking in 10 to 15 minutes of off-peak sunlight each day
- Receiving massage/touch therapy
- Using essential oils
- Recognizing that you are a timeless Spiritual being (through self-development, self-inquiry, self-healing)
Adding any of these into our daily routine will help us come back to the present with greater ease, to where we are able to intentionally manifest and create more of our desired reality.
Then, as we are operating in the present and choosing to intentionally create from the Now, we can expand out of the “specifics” of our desired manifestations, which tend to limit us and hold us back.
We can then instead focus more on the qualities that these manifestations would bring into our lives.
For example, a very specific desire would be something like: “I desire to manifest my soulmate so that I can create a family with them, and have two or three children.”
The quality asks us, What is the purpose of this desire?
By questioning the specifics, we can see that there’s something much more expansive underneath that original vision.
In this case, when we ask “What is the purpose of my manifesting my soulmate, so that I can create a family and have children?” we might receive ideas such as, “I desire to experience love, understanding, joy, romance, care, etc.”
This reveals to us that these are the qualities we desire to create more of in our lives.
We can then ask ourselves questions such as, “Where in my life have some of these qualities already shown up?
“What would happen if I released the specific pressures I’ve placed on my desired soulmate, to provide me with these qualities?
“Wow! Would I be able to give myself the things I was relying on others to give me?
“Would I then be freer, happier, and more empowered? Might I be able to create and manifest more experiences that are aligned with my greatest good?”
It’s powerful, isn’t it, what happens when we free ourselves from all the pressures and entanglements of the specifics the mind uses, simply to protect itself!
Give yourself permission this month to honor the parts of you that have been future-casting. And when you’re ready, give yourself permission to choose to do something different.
Enjoy a month filled with action, fun, and wonderful surprises.
And of course, just be mindful of all the inner calls to action you receive, so you can work happily with the beautiful energies available to us at this time.
Until next time,