This is a guest blog post by the amazing astrologer Sarah Varcas. To read about Sarah click here

This is filled with valuable gems! read on:

Information about Mercury retrograding through the natal houses can be found in the final portion of this article entitled ‘Understanding the personal impact of transiting Mercury Retrograde in your own birth chart’.

To set the scene………

There’s always much talk (and a fair amount of hype!) when Mercury turns retrograde, most of it pretty negative and doom laden. Mention of travel disruption, communication breakdown & misunderstandings abound. People roll their eyes and brace themselves for a few weeks of chaos and confusion as they anticipate the trickster aspect of Mercury messing with their lives. And yes, it is true that these happenings occur more readily during Mercury’s retrograde phase, but the essence of the trick played upon us is that they’re not negative events, but moments designed to stop us in our tracks and wake us up.

Many years ago I worked with an Ericksonian hypnotherapist who used the technique of unexpected mispronunciation (often of their name) to pull people up short and take them by surprise, inducing a moment where their ‘everyday’ consciousness was interrupted and a brief state was born into which he could then insert a hypnotic suggestion. Retrograde Mercury acts in much the same way. It suddenly presents us with the unexpected in the context of everyday life, lifting us out of the semi-conscious state in which we often pass our time. At that moment a new suggestion can be made by the cosmos. Seeds for the growth of a different perspective can be planted. If, however, we respond to this moment by frantically trying to return to the ordered world we thought we knew, a moment of creation and awakening can be lost forever.

The time of Mercury retrograde is always a time of truth, even when communications seem disrupted and misunderstandings are rife, because misunderstandings themselves are part of the truth of being human. When Mercury is retrograde we’re given a chance to address them and correct the course of events, rather than sweeping them under the carpet, ready to trip us up another day. Indeed, whatever Mercury retrograde brings to us, the best reflection is always, ‘What truth does this reveal to me and why have I needed it revealed in this way at this time?’. The answers to these questions may be very enlightening indeed…

So no matter what you may have heard about how it’s nothing but a pain, causing disruption to our plans, throwing our communications awry and generally chucking a spanner into the works of our lives, the passage of Mercury retrograde is actually a gift from the heavens which gives us an opportunity to reflect, take stock, review, and correct mistakes we may previously have made in the rush and whirl of everyday life. It’s how we receive and use this gift that matters.

A while ago I heard someone tell a story of when they were travelling and every plane they were booked on was delayed or cancelled. They began to think they would never arrive at their destination and were becoming increasingly frustrated. In a packed airport departure lounge filled with equally frustrated people, this person decided to make the best of a bad situation. She scanned the room to see who looked like someone she’d like to get to know better, noticed a woman in the corner, sat down next to her and sparked up a conversation. They ended up sitting together when the flight finally left, and in the course of their conversation on their shared journey this person’s life was quite literally changed over-night. The seeds of a new perspective were sown. Now, I have no idea whether or not Mercury was retrograde at this time, but it wouldn’t surprise me if it was, and this story gives a wonderful example of how retrograde Mercury can work…. if we let it!

Nothing that Mercury retrograde throws our way is insurmountable, no matter how disruptive it may feel at the time. And none of it is solely negative. So if Mercury retrograde messes with you, consider yourself blessed with an opportunity to wake up and smell the coffee, embrace the unexpected and be prepared for a new perspective. You see, despite the bad press, Mercury retrograde is actually our friend if we’ll only allow it to speak its often unwelcome message! It will reveal to us where adjustment is needed, within and without, and where our attention and focus may be hindering rather than helping us. It comes not to frustrate but to reveal the flaws in our thinking and perception. It also offers a valuable opportunity to revisit ground covered in the previous few months and correct any decisions or communications that need further attention. It’s not a cosmic banana skin on the pavement, but instead a chance to review, reflect and try a different way. Mercury’s regular retrograde cycle is a self-correcting mechanism of the universe, enabling things that need adjustment to be adjusted before it’s too late.  And for that reason alone we should welcome it with open arms…

A (very) brief explanation of what retrograde motion actually is…

When we say that a planet is retrograde, we mean that, from the perspective of the earth, it appears to be moving backwards against the constellations of fixed stars. This phenomenon occurs because the speed at which the planet is orbiting the sun is different to the speed at which the earth orbits the sun. Of course, the planet in question hasn’t suddenly changed direction, it merely appears to have done so from the perspective of the earth. As such, planetary retrogradation is an illusion, but a significant one none-the-less for the wisdom it shares about the inner work needed at those times.

All planets other than the sun and moon (which, of course, aren’t actually ‘planets’ anyway!) undergo periods of retrogradation, and the amount of time spent retrograde lengthens according to their distance from the Sun. Hence the outer planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Chiron, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto) remain retrograde for several months but Mercury is retrograde for only about three weeks at a time.

A retrograde planet in a birth chart reflects an area of the psyche where energy is focused inward rather than externalised. Whereas a direct (that is, a non-retrograde) planet interacts with, influences and is influenced by the environment, a retrograde planet saves its energy for the individual rather than the external world. In effect, instead of acting as a bridge between the inner and outer, it pulls up the drawbridge and keeps itself to itself! As such, a retrograde planet can indicate a strength of sorts, an area in which we are self-sufficient and independent of other people. However, when we need to use the planet to navigate externally we find that we can’t engage it effectively and the planet struggles to make its mark. Essentially, retrograde planets act in a more subjective manner precisely because they lack a connection with the objectivity of the external environment. We may look at the world through our own eyes without realising that other people see things very differently!

The astrological significance of a retrograde planet

There can be both individuation and internalisation when a natal planet is retrograde. We express it in a more individualistic way due to its disconnect from the influence of external forces and we process its impact as an internal experience rather than an external encounter. The riches of a retrograde planet are discovered within, not through interaction with the outside world. Thus, when a planet is retrograde by transit we experience its influence more deeply within us, as we’re encouraged to contemplate the personal truths of life in a private and subjective way.

And a bit about the planet Mercury, ruler of Gemini (and, traditionally, Virgo)

The planet Mercury is the planet of communication, teaching, learning and understanding. It relates in part to our mind and intellect, how we go about gathering information and the way we communicate that information to others. It governs our interest in life in general, and how much we do or don’t interact with our environment. It also relates to our childhood education, our early life, to siblings and to our local environment and community. It seems like a broad range of areas covered by Mercury, but in essence they’re all about contact and connection in some form or other, whether it be the connection that we experience in early life via our immediate family and community, or the connection that we can nurture at any time through communication with others.

Mercury helps us understand life and make sense of our everyday experience. It does not, however, take us deeply into things, preferring to deal with the necessary surface issues of life before moving on to the next thing. Mercury is a flexible planet and its energy can be quite immature at times! It is often observed that Mercury has few morals. It’s not immoral, it’s amoral: it seeks understanding and recognises connections and possibilities without particularly engaging in the rights and wrongs of those possibilities. In myth, Mercury was the messenger of the gods. It wasn’t his job to judge the messages and information that he imparted, only to communicate them.

Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun, never journeying more than 28o away from it. As a result, the only possible aspects that can occur between the Sun and Mercury are the conjunction (0o) and the semi-sextile (30), and Mercury can only ever be in the same sign as the Sun, or the preceding or following sign. So, for example, everyone born with the Sun in Capricorn will have Mercury in Sagittarius, Capricorn or Aquarius.

I was born when Mercury was retrograde, so how do its retrograde passages affect me?

When we are born with a planet retrograde in our chart, we often find that when that planet goes through its retrograde cycles we are more in tune with the prevalent energy than those people born when the planet was in direct motion. People born with Mercury retrograde often find that life goes more smoothly, not less, when Mercury turns retrograde again. The challenges that other people may face at this time are either met with greater ease or simply don’t arise in the first place. Many people born with Mercury retrograde see this time as one of rest and relaxation where life flows without great effort and things fall into place more readily than at other times.

Why everyone talks about Mercury Retrograde

As you can see, Mercury is very influential in our day-to-day existence, ruling the building blocks of our interaction with others such as computers, the media, telecommunications, travel and our local environment. So it’s no wonder that we experience its effects quite readily. We all know the frustration of a computer crash, a cancelled train or a misunderstanding with someone that leaves everybody feeling out of sorts and dissatisfied. When Mercury turns retrograde these things can occur more frequently and with greater consequences, hence the negativity surrounding these periods of time.

But if we allow ourselves to be distracted by the practicalities of inconvenience we can miss the deeper message that Mercury brings because – remember! – a retrograde planet turns us toward our self to process its lessons within, not outward to tackle them in the external world. If we focus all our energy and attention on getting our computer running again we may just miss the most important aspect of the trickster’s influence in our life… the reminder that we’re actually in control of very little and much of our ‘control’ is in fact illusion! We can only claim sovereignty over our self. To tie ourselves in knots trying to control the material world and its many vagaries is a long and exhausting journey with little respite!

Which, of course, isn’t to say that we shouldn’t sort out the computer problem or find a different route to that meeting we should be at when our train’s cancelled, but it does mean we should also remember there’s a whole other level to what’s going on, and the more we can engage with that too (and what better time to do that than sat in a station waiting room, or in a traffic jam, with nowhere to go and nothing to do?!) the better. Like the woman mentioned earlier who made the most of her disrupted journey and met someone who changed her life, we too can use Mercury’s tricks and games to enhance the richness of our own existence if we choose.

Understanding the personal impact of transiting Mercury Retrograde in your own birth chart

If you have a copy of your birth chart you’ll be able to see where Mercury retrograde’s influence will be most keenly felt in your life. Once you have identified the house in which it travels backwards you can attend to that area of life and use the retrograde period to carry out a ‘spring-clean’ of the issues and circumstances you encounter there. Here’s some practical advice for Mercury transiting retrograde through each house. I hope it helps!

1st House:

If Mercury is retrograding through your 1st house take time out to consider new beginnings that may be on the horizon. If you encounter unexpected delays in advancing important plans don’t panic. Use this opportunity to review those plans, any associated agreements with other people and your expectations overall. There may be something you’ve overlooked which needs to be addressed, or you may simply be in need of some time out to take stock and stop pushing forward for a few weeks, even if it feels like the worst thing possible at this point! It won’t be. And come the end of the retrograde period you’ll be better equipped to make significant progress. Beware of jumping to conclusions or making spontaneous decisions during this passage of Mercury retrograde. The temptation may be strong, but the outcome of doing so will be less than desirable! Patience pays at this time so use it well, to reflect and review plans and prepare for progress in a few weeks’ time.

2nd House:

If Mercury is retrograding through your 2nd house take time out to review matters pertaining to your resources, both financial and otherwise. This is a great time to catch up with unpaid bills and to get your finances in order. If you discover you have less money than you anticipated (which can happen at this time!), use the retrograde period to come up with a viable plan for money management from hereon in. This transit can be a wake-up call to pay more attention to what you have, what you don’t have and how best to use the resources at your disposal. It’s also a good time to develop gratitude for life’s blessings, rather than simply using them up as they arise. The 2nd house also relates to the body, so take good care of your health during this transit. If you feel tired, rest. If you feel ill, don’t push through but instead do what your body needs to heal. It is, after all, our most precious resource and our relationship with it can reflect our wider attitude towards the physical world. Through nurturing our body we can learn to nurture our environment and those within it: all important contributory factors to our quality of life.

3rd House:

If Mercury is retrograding through your 3rd house you may encounter travel disruption as you go about your everyday life, so if you’re going somewhere important it can help to allow longer for the journey. If you’re not delayed great, you simply arrive early and have time to gather yourself! If you are, you can stay cool knowing you’re on top of things despite the delays. All types of communication can be specifically impacted by this transit so back up your computer beforehand and make sure you know where those important letters are that you need to refer to in the coming weeks. Paperwork and admin live in the 3rd house, so this is a good time to catch up on correspondence in all its forms and clear the decks of outstanding communications. It’s not, however, a good time to begin a chain of official or legal correspondence, which is best left until the retrograde period is over. If you have siblings, check in with them during this time. They may need your support or simply appreciate a chat over coffee. And if they’re labouring under the impact of Mercury retrograde perhaps you can help them out by sharing a new perspective on their current challenges! Students may especially feel this transit as the 3rd house in part rules learning and education. Use this time to catch up on outstanding assignments and get your notes in order! Drawing up a study plan for the coming months can be a fruitful activity now, as is revision. But beginning a new course of study is less well aspected and doing so may see a need to change direction in due course to better meet your study needs.

4th House:

If Mercury is retrograding through your 4th house issues in the home and in your immediate family may occupy your attention. If the need for home repairs comes to light, be thankful that you’ve discovered them now and can begin to address them, but be sure to be clear with any trades people or experts you need to consult: double check agreements, prices and arrangements to ensure you’re all on the same page. Check in with your parents if you feel so inclined. They may need your support, or perhaps would simply appreciate an update on your life, no matter how mundane it feels to you! And if there are unspoken issues at home, consider bringing them out into the open for a frank discussion that enables everyone to have their say and reach an accord so everyone can move forward in a positive way once the retrograde period is done and dusted. Which reminds me… housework is also well aspected now, so consider a spring clean or a bit of redecoration if you feel so inclined. It can really change the energy of your home and freshen things up for the months to come!

5th House:

If Mercury is retrograding through your 5th house consider getting creative for a while, in whatever way suits you. And remember, creativity comes in all shapes and sizes: it’s just as creative to cook your favourite meal as it is to produce a work of art or play a musical instrument. Weeding the garden can be a wonderfully creative process as you clear the ground for new life to emerge. The key thing here is to be creative for your own satisfaction not for someone else’s. Don’t seek external recognition but instead enjoy the results of the creative process as it gets your energy flowing and enlivens your spirit. Self-expression is highlighted now, but not in relation to the outside world. This is an inner process of connection with the essential creative energy that exists within us all. No audience is needed nor recognition necessary. Seeking these from others at this time will likely leave you dissatisfied and disappointed. We create now for us and us alone and reap the benefits of doing so. If you have children, be sure to connect with them during this time, creating space for them to express themselves if necessary. You may find issues arise that were previously obscured, along with an opportunity to clear the air if necessary.

6th House:

If Mercury is retrograding through your 6th house be patient with everyday inconveniences. Find ways to rise above petty frustrations and obstacles, so you can remain calm even in the face of unexpected hassles. Issues at work may create frustrations, but it’s also a good time to review policies and procedures and clarify any misunderstandings. A frank discussion with colleagues could be very helpful now if you can all engage with a view to improving the general experience of the work place and the tasks at hand. It’s best not to arrange desperately important activities for this period as daily life can be disrupted during this transit, making it difficult to perform at your best. But if you can’t avoid them, allow more time to get to places and double check agreements and understandings to ensure everyone involved is on the same page. The 6th house is also the house of health, so take care of yours during this transit. Don’t push through bugs and viruses, but instead give yourself time and space to recover. Everyday stresses can cause us to neglect our physical, mental and emotional needs, but if we do so during this transit our health may well suffer, complicating things further down the line. Take it easy, eat well, get plenty of sleep and consider a trip to your favourite alternative therapy practitioner if you see this transit coming up. In any event, health issues that arise now are usually short-lived, but will be more so if you give your body what it needs to rest, recuperate and heal.

7th House:

If Mercury is retrograding through your 7th house this is a good time to air any relationship grievances and articulate previously unexpressed thoughts and feelings. Whilst general communication with others can be hampered by this transit, efforts to clarify misunderstandings and allow space for everyone to express themselves are well aspected. Attempts to get your own way regardless of what others want, however, are not! So be prepared to compromise and forgive when necessary and appropriate, remembering that misunderstandings often have two equally valid sides with no unequivocal ‘right and wrong’. If a blast from the past arises in the form of an ex-partner or friend from days gone by, this may be an opportunity to resolve old hurts, even if just by agreeing to bury the hatchet and move on with your individual lives. Be wary of getting over-involved with someone from the past though, as the completion of this transit may well see the distance between you grow again, awakening old hurts and causing regret that you let down your guard to go back there in the first place.

8th House:

If Mercury is retrograding through your 8th house double-check agreements about shared resources and finances to avoid misunderstandings. This isn’t a good time to sign agreements or contracts with other people, especially financial or property-related ones, but if doing so is unavoidable be sure to read and re-read the small print to avoid being stung further down the line by unexpected prohibitions or responsibilities. This is, however, a good time to discuss shared finances and resources, whether they be shared with a partner, other family member or someone else. Reviewing financial planning and investments is well aspected now, but don’t enter into new arrangements until this transit is over. This transit is also very useful for self-examination and exploring your thoughts and feelings towards important matters in life. Be prepared to ask difficult questions of yourself and wait silently for the answers to arise within. Insights garnered during this time can lay the foundation for significant inner change in the coming months. If sexual problems arise during this time, don’t despair. They are likely to be short lived and symptomatic of current circumstances rather than a deeper issue in need of attention. Everyday stresses may result in a lack of interest in sex, but it will pass and your sex-life will go on! Alternatively, this can be an interesting time for sexual experimentation or revisiting old partners with whom chemistry still exists. Be sure not to attempt to deceive or act in secret though, for Mercury retrograde in the 8th will ensure that relationship deceptions will always be found out!

9th House:

If Mercury is retrograding through your 9th house take time out to reflect upon your understanding of life and the meaning you assign events. We can all too easily assume that our perspective on life is ‘the truth’ rather than one of many! Use this transit to view things through a different lense and reach new conclusions. For students this can be a useful time to review and revise previous learning and to discover new ways to apply your understanding to everyday life. If you have burning questions about your spiritual path and direction, use this transit to articulate them as best you can. Allow answers to arise in their own time, which may take longer than Mercury’s three retrograde weeks. Clarifying the key issues and life challenges you face now, lays the foundation for important insights in the months to come. Should you have connections with foreign lands they may be activated by this transit, with communications from abroad reaching your door or computer screen. If you’re travelling abroad, be humble and patient with the people you meet and the situations in which you find yourself. Bear in mind that cultural and language differences can more readily result in misunderstandings, and a smile and out-stretched hand can go a long way to smoothing over potential irritations.

10th House:

If Mercury is retrograding through your 10th house it may be necessary to resort to old tactics in terms of your career, perhaps reconsidering roles or activities previously consigned to history. If so, be sure to view this as a return to strength, to something that you know well and can use to your advantage, rather than as a step backwards. Past experience and old skills not used in a while can get you out of a tight spot now, so honour them as the valuable resources they actually are. Your public life may be the source of some stress at this point, so be careful what you say online, for example, to ensure you don’t unintentionally stir up a hornet’s nest that you can’t then control! Like the 4th house, the 10th is also connected to parents, so you may find them featuring in your life more than usual. They may be in need of your assistance or simply want to connect, as may you. If there has been previous misunderstandings between you, this may be a good time to clear the air and start over. However, beware of sweeping past pain under the carpet now, as it will only arise again later if it’s not been resolved to your satisfaction.

11th House:

If Mercury is retrograding through your 11th house, connections with groups and like-minded individuals may feel unusually strained and problematic. Whilst this can be an isolating experience it won’t last forever. See it as an opportunity to acknowledge that even those whose values we share are still individuals with their own subjective perspectives and priorities. Difference doesn’t have to equate with distance, and lessons learned now can help secure relationships in the long run if there can be mutual appreciation of both difference and similarity. This is also a good transit during which to review our life goals and aspirations: a great time to draw up a ‘bucket list’ of things to do and make plans to meet future goals. Whilst our place in wider society may feel strained during this transit, it will reveal where we can soften our stance towards others – fostering understanding where we may otherwise judge and condemn; where we may need to stand firm despite the unpopularity it brings; or where a change of perspective may be necessary in light of what we learn from others. Involvement with groups, be they work-related, social, creative, therapeutic or any other kind, may be subject to unexpected disruption: meetings are cancelled, key people don’t turn up, agendas get muddled, intentions aren’t shared. Best allow the storm to pass without making too much of it. Once Mercury changes direction things will most likely settle down and everyone will be wondering what all the fuss was about!

12th House:

If Mercury is retrograding through your 12th house take time out to listen for the ‘still small voice’ that speaks words of wisdom within. This is a very private and solitary time during which seeking external guidance won’t help. The answers are within now, and your task is to listen when they are spoken. You may find that life takes you to hospitals or other institutions during this transit. If so, go with an open mind that enables you to hear what’s actually being said and not jump to unnecessary conclusions. Information received now, from any source, can be used to illuminate your spiritual life as much as your mundane one, and it can be especially important to see god(dess) in everyone, including yourself. Unconscious habits may trip you up now so try to be as self-aware as possible, and be willing to accept responsibility for your role in any interpersonal problems that arise. It may well not be all your fault, but a willingness to acknowledge that it takes two to tango can go a long way now to keeping the peace and healing relationship wounds.

Sarah Varcas

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Wow, It’s happening again. That was my first thought. Then I paid attention to the sound I was hearing, but had not been focusing on. It was a Morse code type of tapping sound. It was coming from this sweet Rose hanging in my window. This time there was NO visible movement. None at all. But the sound was very distinct. It was 11.11 and I was sitting in the portal energies when I began to pay attention to the sounds. It went on for a while as I sat in the energy and messages being shared.

The first time this happened I was prompted to share the compelling experience and the Rose Tool.  The sound had not happened once since then.

While I did receive a lot of insight, and very distinct messages; there is another part: 

As I read the blog post I wrote the first time this happened, my jaw dropped as I read: “The fires raging in California came to mind. I had been sending prayers and doing energy work with the Elemental’s as guided. Containment had been the very first word/thought when I began this work, and now I saw to place Roses around the fires as a containment. Interesting.”

The tapping incidents we almost exactly 1 year apart to the day and both times fires were raging in California. This was something to pay attention to.

 

 

Here is the original post which contains that experience and a link to the Rose Tool for you.

I was sitting at my desk enjoying the sacred space in the room where the magical client sessions take place. I was feeling quiet and contemplative. Then something got my attention; I had heard it the other day too, but had ignored it. This time I listened and heard the faint tapping knocking kind of  sound. It almost had a rhythm to it, a regular tapping beat for sure and very faint.

I stood up and put a deeper focus on, where is this sound coming from? I let my ear actually lead the way, leaning into the direction of the sound. There it was! I paused and stood back looking at the window directly in front of me. It was the stained glass hanging of The Rose. That was the source of the sound. How curious! There was no movement of air in the room. The Air-conditioning was off, window closed, yet I could see it moving back and forth making the gentle tapping sound!

I sat back in amazement as I gazed at the writing on the stained glass:  There Is Only The Rose. This sweet hanging was a gift from a very dear friend and had hung in this spot silently for over three years. Spirit had done this to get my attention. I was curious to say the least.

As I reflected on the Rose tool I thought of the ways I used this tool daily. With an almost audible sound, the guidance said, “use it more often and in new ways.” Huh, I thought, what an interesting way to get my attention with this Divine request.  The fires raging in California came to mind. I had been sending prayers and doing energy work with the Elemental’s as guided. Containment had been the very first word/thought when I began this work, and now I saw to place Roses around the fires as a containment. Interesting. The Rose Tool used at the edge of your Aura creates a line of delineation or a separation, so placing this sacred tool of Alchemy around the fires made sense to me.  As I did that and pondered on the Rose Tool a bit more I noticed the tapping sound had stopped. Completely stopped.

Not only was Spirit calling my attention to this tool, but it was for another person also. I shared this story during an Angelic Gathering where we did use the Rose Tool in new ways during the Energy Healing portion of the event. After the event a participant, Jacquie shared this:

“I was so amazed when you spoke about using the  Rose Tool in different ways, on Friday night as I got into bed I felt a strong urge to do more with the tools, of late there have been many burglaries in our area, although  I feel safe and protected, it came to me to create a boundary of the roses all around the property, so when you mentioned this on the call I was blown away.”

Information and guidance often comes to many in different ways with a similar message or nudge. The Question is: Are we paying attention? I have continued to use the Rose tool more often and am grateful for the nudge to do so.

Here is the best part. YOU can use this tool of Alchemy too. Listen to this recording The Rose Tool  as I share with you how you can use the particular application of the Rose Tool to Defining your space and create a container for you to experience you in your energy field and not be the effects of others energies.  You will experience how beneficial this tool is.

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The Divine Thesaurus

by Pam Rennie

When holding a one on one session the foundation is always “when two or more are gathered”; that we are indeed in the higher dimensions of Sacred Space gathered with All That Is.

This comes with a knowing and I love how the synchronicity, Divine Guidance and amazing shifts of awareness take place in these gatherings.

In a session of support a beloved client was talking about a relocation and the first step being that she “had to find a job.”

I paused immediately after she said, ‘she had to find a job’.

The word FIND did not feel in alignment. Instantaneously the word PROCURE dropped into my awareness. I can assure you I have never in my life spoken the word before, but there it was. It felt good and I had to google the meaning: (getting a bit in logical thought for a fun moment!)

pro·cure
prəˈkyo͝or/
verb
obtain (something), especially with care or effort.
“food procured for the rebels”
synonyms: obtainacquiregetfind, come by, secure, pick up;

Ah ha, that was it! To Procure; to obtain is more in the alignment of allowing things to come to us rather that the looking for and finding.

Rather than Spell Check we have a Divine Thesaurus assisting us in realizing a better word is available. 

Most importantly making the change of this one word added greatly to the creation of her desired result;  A move with Purpose, Ease and Accomplishment.

Notice your words and how they feel especially when you are intending to manifest and create. When the Divine drops a new word into your awareness, don’t hesitate to see how it feels and even google the meaning!

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I was Stuffed Full. Full of Gratitude

We do Thanksgiving big at our house and I love it. The whole family comes home and the holiday is steeped in traditions. Which also makes for a lot of work and days of preparation.

This Thanksgiving was remarkably different than any other before and not different at all.

The remarkably different part was me and how I experienced not only Thanksgiving day, but the entire week leading up to it.

The not different part was the life all around me. It was the family things going on and even a bit busier with more on my schedule. How did I feel my experience was different? There was zero stress. Zero. No feeling of being in a rush, even amidst tackling a long list of things to do and check off. I was excited, happy, full of energy and very present in the moment. I was all at once in a single moment of many moments the accumulation of everything I have been teaching and sharing. I was grounded, calm, focused, present, senior and happy. Really happy and excited. I was looking forward to the day of Thanksgiving and also enjoying each moment along the way.

I Created The Experience I Desired to Experience

I was in Gratitude each day.

Yet, this was still different in experience on levels that have no words and I wanted to know how and why. I wanted to bottle it and keep drinking from the bottle everyday because this was fun! This was exciting and it was Freedom, Ease and Accomplishing. Ah, that was it! The bells went off as soon as I typed Freedom Ease & Accomplishing. That was the key stone. That had been my intention and it came to be in a larger than life way.

Freedom Ease & Accomplishing

It was during a Mastering Alchemy conference that Lord Metatron said, “this will take 5 years of your time to be fully able to experience this template of Freedom Ease and Accomplishing”  Well, ok it took me 7. Maybe I was on the slow train. While this template Lord Metatron presented, that I had used so often was the end result and the present experience, there was more.

The more of my experience was also about a State of Being. It was an example of how rapidly we are manifesting our desires and intentions and how it can be done with ease. I put in motion what I desired using the tools of Alchemy in my tool box and the power of my intention. Then I went about my life. Here is another key. I went about my life BEing excited, happy and in Freedom, Ease and Accomplishing. I wasn’t looking for it all to happen by trying to find it or doubting it would happen.  I attached the feeling and emotions to what I wanted to experience. Metatron says this piece is essential for manifesting; attaching the feeling and emotions.

Why is this so exciting? It could seem ordinary, but the experience was nothing ordinary. It was outstanding! The excitement is this is for you to experience too. The platform of Freedom, Ease and Accomplishing and all the tools and key’s of Manifesting are right here for you too.

It all begins the simple questions, How do you choose?

How would you like to experience yourself? Then, the key; set your Intentions, write them down and do keep your attention on what you are intending for a most favorable outcome.

Enjoy!

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