Last week I drew Coventina, and her message is all about cleansing your body and mind using different tools ranging from diet to giving up not-so-healthy habits to meditation and exercise. When we allow ourselves to get clogged up by a bunch of bad energy, which can come in forms ranging from unhealthy eating and sleeping habits to taking on negative stress through toxic relationships, it can make us feel like we’re wearing a pair of concrete boots! Being able to take an honest look at oneself and ones choices and identify what’s healthy and positive enables you to dig in to life in an energetic, vibrant way as opposed to dealing daily with the stuff that’s clogging things up. This is the first step toward clearing the way for optimum output. It’s not always easy to do honest self-assessments. Sometimes our choices are serving to avoid painful things in our lives, or things that cause us anxiety. But in order to live the lives we were meant to live, cleaning house is necessary. Spring is always a good time to step it up to do an inventory and start makings changes that will have a positive impact on every minute of your day.
I’m constantly tweaking my lifestyle by weeding out things I identify as negative energy suckers. Some days I do better than others, but I don’t give myself a free pass and I stay on it. It can help to set goals for oneself that are achievable and create an action plan to keep on track. For instance, by the time I head to South Africa in August I want my immune system to be as resilient as possible and I want significant strength and stamina gains. I know multiple flights and airports batter me hard, and I know I’m going to be moving at a very fast pace once I get on the ground. I’m traveling solo so there’s no allocating of responsibilities. I love traveling solo – but it requires a skill set that differs from traveling with others. So the dangling carrot is to increase all strengths by August, but the outcome is a stronger, quicker, smarter me to apply to my entire life going forward, not just in South Africa, and it’s ongoing. Each trip gives me information as to what my next set of goals will be. From traveling to cooking to writing to interaction with others…it’s all about building your skill sets, and with good solid foundations present there’s no limit to what you can achieve!
Pick a goal that will get you pumped. Make an action plan that includes dumping the old unhealthy coping mechanisms and replacing them with good solid healthy changes that you can sustain over time. Make sure your time frame matches your goal/action plan. Give yourself long enough but not too long. Don’t be unrealistic in your personal assessment, set yourself up for success – but make sure you give yourself a good strong challenge. When you reach your goal, set a new one. Self confidence will grow alongside any changes you successfully make – one of the greatest benefits of systematic, self-generated positive change!
This week I drew Ixchel. Enjoy!
“You are a channel for divine healing power”.
Message from Ixchel: “Commanding power is not the same is demanding it. Demanding comes from a childlike place akin to a tantrum, based upon the fear that it might be withheld. Commanding is based upon the sure and steady knowledge that you are part of the great spirit’s grace and wisdom. You’re a lightening rod that can conduct the powering clarity of your thought processes. Don’t waver for a moment in your sure and steady decision to be a conduit of the power that already resides within you. Connect to the even bigger source, and allow it to amplify your natural power. In this way, you’re a steady connector of the Infinite, from the Infinite, and to the Infinite. In other words, it’s all the spirit, around you, through you, and to whomever you’re healing.
Various Meaning of This Card: You’re a healer * You’re being healed * This situation and/or your loved one is being healed * Honor your healing knowledge and abilities * Learn about healing *Teach the healing arts * Start of continue your healing practice.
About Ixchel: (prounounced EE-Shell or ICH-Chell): Ixchel has been revered since ancient times and the Mayan moon goddess, who with her husband the sun god, gave birth to all the other Mayan gods. As the embodiment of the moon, Ixchel is intimately connected to the tides and to water. In fact, she’s called “Lady Rainbow” as her essence is infused in the water droplet prisms that create rainbows. As the mother goddess, Ixchel helps with fertility and childbirth. She’s also a powerful healer who remembers the origin of human life upon the planet. She can connect you to your foundational roots as a spiritual healer.