The End of a Chapter, but the Beginning of a Spiritual Journey

The year of 2018 has been challenging to say the least. The collective has experienced resistance and has dealt with trials and tribulations testing the resolve that we have within ourselves.

We are by no means coming out of the fog that we previously we entered, but we are going into the new year more spiritually sound than ever before, as well as more bonded to one another as we come to realize that we are one. We will never near the finish line of our spiritual journey, and instead will always be starting new chapters of it.  They are life-long lessons that will never expire and will always provide fresh challenges whenever we become a little to complacent in this thing we call ‘life’.

Make no mistake, the soul has grown and you are now more equipped to enter the new year – you are ending a karmic cycle and beginning a new one. This will give you the opportunity to decide what karma you wish to invite into your life this new year and to correct any karma that you put out into the Universe this past year. Not being able to change the past is one thing, but being able to make better, more informed choices for the future is another. The Universe will always give second chances, but the karma you produce for yourself does not.

Heed this observation and commit yourself to making this year the year you begin your journey of becoming the best person you can be for yourself and yourself only. Once you become the best for yourself, you’ve already become the best for the collective.

Signing off from 2018, Happy New Year!

Mystic Rainn

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When the Goddess Calls: Lakshmi

Every once in a while, a God or Goddess will beckon for my attention. Usually, it is in the form of synchronicity, but sometimes the bold will pop in through mediation or dreams. In this particular instance I can say that Lakshmi has been calling out to me for a few weeks now and I’ve finally decided to pay attention. As a result, I’ve decided to share her wisdom with you and if this resonates then perhaps you have been called too.

Who is the Goddess?

Lakshmi is a beautiful four-armed Hindu goddess that sits upon a lotus flower and is known for her ability to empower you to find creative solutions in order to create abundance in your life. If you want to figure out what your perfect career path should be, how to make more money, finding the love of your life, or even finding the perfect place to live, then consider paying your respects to Lakshmi and ask for help. She will help you find your groove and teach you how to work in sync with the Universe. You will be inspired to act when it is necessary and be blessed with the wisdom of knowing when it is time to take a step back and let the Universe work its magic in your favour. This exercise in particular will help you find the balance necessary in life in order to assist you with the ability to RELAX when you feel like things aren’t going your way.

In order to pay your respects, find something pink, whether it be an actual lotus or a candle as legend has it that this is her favourite colour. Say a blessing and simply ask for assistance.

Ask and you shall receive. Let the Goddess of Fortune bless you with success.

Inhibited Expression – Sacral Chakra

The need for balance and harmony is imperative in this chakra as this chakra is responsible for how we express ourselves. All of our creativity, passion, inspired ideas, sexuality, appetite, goals, ambitions, and healthy relationships are born right here in the lower abdomen. If this chakra is not cleansed or balanced then we risk having all of these aspects of our lives thrown into turmoil.

We stand to lose our creative muses making our paintings less vibrant and our voices less song-like. Our care for the important things in life disappears and the goals we have held on to since childhood dissipates. We begin to take those of importance in our life for granted and abandon all the responsibilities that we once took pride in. We begin to feel self-conscious inhibiting us from freely expressing ourselves physical and sexually and slowly, but surely our outside world falls apart as the very essence of our beings suffers.

Here is a non-exhaustive list of symptoms you may feel if your root chakra is blocked:

  • Loss of creativity
  • Apathy 
  • Lack of ambition
  • Loss of libido
  • Increased or decreased appetite
  • Low self-esteem

Affirmation:

I create and express with ease.

The Importance of Being Grounded – Root Chakra

Being grounded is all about having control over your own energy and having the ability to choose how much of it you wish to share. More importantly, being grounded gives you the ability to lessen your sensitivity to the energy around you, be it people or even electronics.

The root chakra keeps you grounded. When you are grounded you are able to formulate cohesive thoughts and do not risk being scattered or having your head stuck up in the clouds. Grounded energy also leads to better sleep patterns and reduces the likelihood of experiencing symptoms of anxiety and depression.  When you are grounded, you are in control of your own energy, and have the ability to block energy that does not belong to you. It is harder to push the buttons of a grounded person and get a reaction out of them, because you cannot manipulate energy that you do not have access to.

Here is a non-exhaustive list of symptoms you may feel if your root chakra is blocked:

  • You feel shaky
  • You feel wobbly or unsteady on your feet
  • You can’t help but daydream often or at the wrong times
  • You feel lightheaded
  • You feel scattered-brain
  • You have a hard time finishing your sentences
  • You keep forgetting what you were doing when you walk into another room
  • You are feeling irritable, agitated, or moody
  • When in large crowds you feel overwhelmed

Affirmation:

I bring my energy back into my body. I do not entertain that which does not belong to me. I am grounded.