The focus in August was on consolidation and priorities, and I think I felt the energy of both. Over the past several months, I have been getting more comfortable with saying no to places I should not give my energy (used to be hard, I was afraid I’d miss out on something), and to saying yes to what’s right for my soul. Some of my/our plans and ideas seem to feel more concrete and plausible after this month, even if they are very future plans. Part of this consolidation and prioritization is really internal…vs. cleaning out my closet, which I need to do. Anyone need some clothes?
So, at the start of a new month, from The Power Path:
The themes for September are FAITH and TRUST
(There will be other influences and other themes including Expansion, Creativity, Destruction and Change that will manifest as a result of working with Faith and Trust as guiding principles.)
We are truly expanding the boundaries of our creativity, perception, and understanding, and moving ourselves into the unknown. The container of our lives needs to be bigger to accommodate this evolution and we cannot hold ourselves back with our fears, limited thinking and need for control.
This month may at times feel out of control and you may witness others losing control of their rational thoughts and actions. The world may not make sense and chaos may set in. You may feel at a loss as to what to do and where to put your energy. The best-laid plans may go haywire as spirit shows you in no uncertain terms that there is another agenda for you to follow. The rational controlling mind will have trouble with this, but the higher mind of intuition and inspiration will be delighted by the opportunity to take charge. (That sounds daunting.)
At the end of the day, all you will have to really rely on is FAITH and TRUST.
This is the time when you take your skills at organizing your physical life and turn them towards organizing your spiritual life. This is a different type and level of organization and highly important this month. We are learning that the external physical structures of security and support we have been relying on are perhaps not really a reliable source of true support.
As we witness them dissolving and crumbling before our very eyes, we need to turn our focus towards structuring our inner spiritual life in a way that can support us no matter what happens. The stronger and more organized our inner container is, the better it can feed our outer container with the FAITH and TRUST we need to move into the future. This may be the only thing that keeps you sane this month.
Remember that this is an Artisan year and artisans are masters of chaos, destruction and high levels of creativity. It is useful to tap into the artisan within and to trust that you have what it takes to navigate chaos and destruction, and to turn your life into one beautiful outrageous and highly creative work of art. Just as any creative project begins with a blank, your life as a creative project will unfold in its right timing with power and purpose as long as you can practice Faith and Trust every step of the way.
Faith and Trust require flexibility. When one door closes, another opens. If you keep staring at the door that has just closed, you may not see the one that is opening. This month we need to look at our attachments to old dreams and the way we thought things should have been or ought to have worked out. Release what is still holding you back from the exquisite potential of the unknown. Let go of regrets and disappointments, especially if they are in any way connected to your external expectations. Your inner life is the key here and at the end, it is all you really have.
How do you organize your spiritual life?
Start with anchoring a practice of some kind, something you can do every day at the same time that serves as a reminder and a reference point for your Faith and Trust in a larger Spiritual energy. It could be a meditation or saying prayers or doing a walking practice. Build a little altar in your home that can serve as an external anchor for your inner reference point. Spend some time every day strengthening the inner core of who you are and be very disciplined about not matching or sympathizing with fear patterns that you may witness happening around you. They will all be connected to some external drama that is not necessary for you to experience.
If external events are directly affecting you, stay neutral and see all change as a positive expression of necessary evolution. When the going gets tough, have a way to remind yourself of the larger picture and of the Faith and Trust that will carry you forward.
Opportunities this month:
To build your FAITH and TRUST in what you don’t yet know intellectually but can feel is right intuitively
To move beyond old fears and attachments which have kept you small
To expand your sense of self, self-worth, personal power and creativity
To increase your comfort level with chaos and the “don’t know mind”
To become more flexible and really good with CHANGE
To have fun with the spontaneity of the creative process and be delighted with the results
Challenges this month
Getting stuck in fear and negative thinking
Feeling small, worthless, powerless and lost
Blaming others (Martyrdom) for your own inability to let go of your attachments
Being undisciplined about the organization of your spiritual life
Succumbing to your addictions and bad habits as a way to escape having to deal with your life
If you find yourself in any of the challenging and negative expressions of this month, forgive yourself and the situation and regroup. Don’t waste more time in regret, shame and guilt.
How the month shows up:
YOU PERSONALLY: This is an excellent month to discover your “higher mind” of expanded perceptions, new ideas and higher centered inspiration. The challenge will be to keep your basic ego-driven intellectual center from arguing with you about what is not going to work and why. Faith and Trust are not rational and therefore not of the rational mind. Just thank your rational mind for sharing and then move on to what is more important.
What is more important is organizing your inner spiritual life. It is a powerful month to connect or reconnect with all of your unseen helpers and spirit guides and to establish a discipline of acknowledging the unseen world that you are building more faith and trust in. Remember that you have the opportunity to greatly expand your container of what is possible in your life.
Practice imagining what it would be like to be someone that can climb a mountain or run a marathon or paint a masterpiece or compose a symphony or live till 150 years old in a healthy body or build a house from scratch or make a billion dollars or write a novel or practice magic or anything else that seems completely out of reach for you. It is a great time to pose “what if” questions to the quantum field and release them with Faith and Trust.
RELATIONSHIPS: The most important relationships this month are your relationship with yourself and your relationship with spirit. If you don’t get your relationship with yourself on line, your relationships with others will not evolve in a positive direction. How is your relationship with yourself? Where is it weak? Where is it strong?
As part of building a stronger inner container, the experience and higher “knowing” of being interconnected with all beings is a powerful force. It will fertilize and nurture your inner life giving it the strength, power and certainty that is needs to support Faith and Trust in the right unfolding of your path in life. This is good month to build trust in your intuition and to have faith that what you feel is right and what you sense is true will guide you in the direction you need to go.
In terms of other relationships in your life, use faith, trust and creativity to be discerning, welcoming, patient and accepting. Don’t get involved in other peoples insanity and drama and don’t take their reactions personally. It will appear at times as if everyone has lost their mind. It is perhaps a good thing in the long run, but navigating the immediate chaos with neutrality will help you keep your own sanity. You need to trust that everything will work out according to a larger plan of collective spiritual evolution.
ENVIRONMENT: The theme around the environment revolves around making space. We are expanding our container of how we define our environment and what and how we expect our environment to react, support, interfere with and influence what we do and how we do it. This pertains to all environment whether it is your personal one, the political one, your family one, your community one, your physical one, the natural one etc. The themes of last month of consolidation and priorities are still important and will continue to influence this area of our lives. The expanded container requires letting go of prior definitions and attachments and trusting that what is showing up to support you is the right thing.
In terms of weather, it is not a good idea to try and predict anything especially when you make plans you are attached to based on a random weather forecast. Be flexible and creative and honor the creativity of the weather as an expression of the whole environment.
HEALTH/PHYSICAL BODY: This is the month to try new things and to have faith and trust that they will work. Whether it is a new dietary program, a new exercise discipline, a new health practitioner in your life or a new supplement or practice, the focus on your physical health and well being needs an infusion of responsibility and trust that your choices are the right ones. Faith and Trust follow commitment and a new commitment to focus on your health and physical well-being will bring the right support your way.
Physical challenges may include blood sugar issues and ups and downs in energy levels. Make sure you get enough rest and enough protein. The body is trying to adjust to a new frequency and vibration and will sometimes feel like it has too much energy and sometimes not enough. It is also easy to become irritable and touchy. It is as if we are in an energetically hormonal time. Keep yourself well rested and well fed, as any sense of deprivation will not go over well this month.
BUSINESS/PARTNERSHIPS/PROJECTS: If you know you are on the right track, that you have the right people and you have good ideas, and that you can feel that there is support for your project, and most of all that you have inspiration and enthusiasm for it, then Faith and Trust are the missing ingredients to moving forward. Look for signs that you are on the right track and don’t be afraid to think out of the box. What things look like to be true on the physical as they are currently manifesting may not be true on the spiritual potential of where they are going. Growth and expansion always starts with a seed that you cannot see until the seedling breaks the surface of the soil. And the flowering comes much later.
So this is a good month to plant the seeds of what you wish to manifest and water them with faith and trust. If you keep fertilizing, feeding and watering with these two energies, they will eventually gather the support they need to come into full bloom.
On the more practical side, this is a good month for taking a risk and expanding your container in some way even if your attachment to security tells you otherwise. You don’t have to know how it will work, you just have to be committed to the discipline of working with faith and trust.
DATES AND TIME FRAMES
September 1-7: This is a time frame that may have you feeling unsettled, at the slight edge of chaos and with a bit of non-specific anxiety lurking in the corners of your psyche. The tendency is to look around for what in your physical environment is not working and causing this sensation. Most likely you will not find anything that you can blame.
We have unsettled energy at this time, like shifting sands, with not much to anchor to that makes any external sense. We may also feel like there is something we are missing or forgetting, or something that we ought to be doing but just cannot think of what that is. Relax. Make sure you are keeping track of the most important things and then let the rest unfold.
We are being prompted to refocus from the external environment to the internal one. You should begin right away with organizing your spiritual life in a way that works for you and including bringing large doses of Faith and Trust into the areas that need it. Stay out of unnecessary drama of others and keep your eyes on your own goals and intentions.
September 8-15: This is the time when you are likely to be tested. Your faith and trust will be tested. The tests are likely to come from others who doubt you and from your own self- doubt. If you cannot put trust and faith in yourself, no one else is going to. This is a good time frame to work on your own self- trust and to build that trust in your own support and guidance. When the tests come up, see them for what they are and do not get derailed by your own self-doubt.
This is also a time when we enter into an intense window of change and opportunity to shift our focus towards what will sustain us in the long run instead of the shallow shiny promises of a quick fix.
September 12/13: The New Moon with a Solar Eclipse is on Sunday, September 13 at 12:42 AM MDT (Mountain Daylight Time). This is close to midnight on Saturday, September 12 and for some time zones it is actually on September 12. So pay attention to the full moon and its influences on Saturday night.
This full moon is the opening act of the play called “now or never” or “what are you waiting for?” You may feel a desperate desire to get on with your life but without the understanding of what that means or how to go about it. Be careful with impatience and being irritated by what you perceive to be standing in your way.
There is really nothing you have to do except to recommit to your own faith and trust in your clear intentions and desires. Ask spirit for help and commit to stepping up and showing up and being willing to change where needed. This is a good day to anchor something of a spiritual practice to honor your inner life.
September 16-22: The energy gets really focused during this time and you will have a lot of opportunities to learn lessons and to expand your awareness. Use the time practically to put into practice some of your ideas, creative concepts and theories that have been downloading for some time. You have a good combination of support to focus on your internal spiritual life as well as witnessing some awesome manifestations you never thought possible in your external life.
Prepare for the change of seasons by honoring what has changed in your life as well as what still needs to shift. You can harness the natural power that supports change and use it to propel transitions in your life that need to happen. Remember to trust the process once you have made the decision and then to have faith in its positive outcome. This window that is bookended by the two eclipses serves as a container for fine-tuning your creativity and the way you organize your spiritual life.
September 22/23: Fall Equinox on Wednesday September 23 at 2:20 AM MDT. Because the equinox falls close to the 22nd MDT (Mountain Daylight Time) you can really celebrate and honor it on both days. We are in the middle of this window of opportunity for change and expansion and resetting the way we perceive what is possible and how we are supported. Use this powerful time to hone your faith and trust in something that is important to you. Share the joy and wonder and ask for help if you need it.
September 23-30: This time frame may feel chaotic scattered, a bit crazy and off center. This is the most likely time this month where you will witness many people losing their way and their center, especially those that continue putting their faith and trust in the wrong structures, the wrong people and the wrong belief systems. Awareness of this can come crashing in making things even more unstable than they already are.
It is very important during this time that you maintain your practices, stay neutral, trust in your own process no matter what it looks like “out there”, and have faith that everything will all turn out just fine. We are still in the play called “now or never” and the final act is about to start. What have you learned about your own process of procrastination versus moving forward? Have you been able to move beyond your own fears and gather some courage to trust?
The energy is up and down. Don’t take anything personally and remember to get enough rest, to be spontaneous and creative, to eat well, and to keep your center.
September 27: The Full Moon with a lunar eclipse is Sunday September 27 at 8:50 PM MDT (Mountain Daylight Time) Yes, this is the beginning of the final act. But since this play is improvisational, where you are ending up today is entirely up to you and your level of trust and faith. Either you will be launched to a new experience of life and opportunity or you will question everything. Either way is good. The play is not over yet.
I am giving myself a lot of notes for this month. The synchronicity is lovely – I’ve been feeling this need to turn inward lately and it’s totally energetically supported right now.
Things to remember this month (I need to review these daily!):
Even when things seem nuts – breathe, have faith, trust, take care of my own soul.
Keep my meditation and introspection practice strong daily (hard, but so good when I do.)
Have some discipline – both physically and spiritually.
Connect with my guides.
Ask the totally out-there “what if” questions to plant those seeds and trust they are coming to life.
Love, take care of, and trust myself. As a part of the universe/whole, I can be in the flow and in exactly the right place.
What rings true for you?
What are your takeaways to remember each day this month?