Pain Loves You

Pain Loves You

What does it take before you give in to the pain? The pain of not feeling good. Of shame and guilt. The pain of depletion. Or the pain of destroying your relationships. What about the pain of a body wracked with health issues? The pain of burden from taking on too much – work, worry, lies, other people’s stuff…. When do you give into the pain and make it your ally? Pain is a Guide. Pain exists to get your attention. It points to the thing(s) that need your attention. The things that need to change in order for you to live your life in fullness. When pain arises, it’s a heads up, an invitation to go deep within and heed its call. Pain invites you to listen. Pay attention. Witness. Notice. Be *Present*. Become aware. Whether it’s an addiction Unhealthy habits or behaviors Not being honest with yourself Staying stuck in a job, relationship, or situation that drains you Not taking care of your body Temple Giving your power and sovereignty over to a boss, doctor, partner, parent, government… Numbing out won’t help you. It prolongs the pain. Numbing turns pain into sickness, depression, anger, sadness, disgust, shame, guilt, cancer (actual or cancerous thoughts.) Ultimately numbing is sabotage. How are you going to listen to the Truth of your pain? How can you love it for the wisdom it provides? I can honestly say that pain has helped me to turn things around in my life. It’s helped me come to realize that I had/have health issues that require my attention and changes. It helped me put an...
Venus Retrograde

Venus Retrograde

Venus went Retrograde last Wednesday for 40 days and 40 nights. ✨Pro tip – this is a bad time to make big investments, change your appearance, or get into a new relationship you want to be longterm (great for a fling, though. 😉) I repeat: Don’t cut all your hair off or do anything drastic to alter your appearance. Take time and be patient about major investments or cash outlays. If you still want the thing after Venus goes direct, DO IT. It is a good time to revisit/review/renew love relationships. If you marry while Venus is Retrograde, you invite a certain amount of Shadow Work into your Union. While that’s the case with all relationships, it’s intensified and probably more challenging to work through under this transit. And, it can also be a time of challenge for relationships. Crisis is fertile ground for breakthrough. 🌸Indulge in pleasurable experiences. 🌸Treat yourself as your most beloved. 🌸Tell people how much you love them. 🌸Clean and redo your home and altar. 🌸Spend time in or near the water. 🌸Create art, beautify your surroundings, dress up in a way that makes you feel good. Venus cordially invites you to work with her to further your awareness and bring your Shadows to Light. You can do so willingly, or kicking and screaming. The choice is yours. ⚡️💖🖤💖⚡️ Photo by Mina Habibi, Portrait...

Apocalyptic

That tender-heartedness, that aching inside you. Those places where you want to cry, scream, thrash…. Those are the places where you may be holding on too tight. There’s pain in the struggle to hold tight, but there’s freedom, catharsis, and fresh, new energy waiting when you let go. That tenderness may even be the openness you feel as the walls and barriers come down – the thawing of frozen energy that has surrounded your heart for far too long. Or the shedding of scales that covered your eyes to Truth. Welcome the tenderness. Say yes to the devastation and demolition of old constructs. Breathe through it all. Stay empty for a while. Give yourself permission to be ok with that discomfort. You will survive. You may even thrive. Newness and freedom beckon to you. Freedom that’s born of sovereignty. Open up to Truth. Call out what is Real. Celebrate what is Just and lift it up for all to behold. Look closely at what is corrupted and NEVER forget how it looks and feels. The putrid smell… Get used to not knowing, let go of certainty. Control is manipulation and you’re no longer playing that game. Normal was a fallacy they spoon-fed us from birth. There’s no security what is decaying. Facades are dissolving in our midst. Complacency is no longer an option. Life will never be the same. And that is a wonderful thing. ~ Lisa C....