Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Growth-accelerator Eclipses

The time in between Eclipses is often uncomfortable. The Solar Eclipse brings in a rush of new energy. We can feel limitless with the dreams, ideas, goals and expansion calling us. The Lunar Eclipse is about shedding and letting go: old habits, behaviours, beliefs, patterns, and sometimes people.

Right now you may feel as if you are between a rock and a hard place, as on one hand you want to surge forward. Yet on the other there is all this unpleasant 'stuff' coming up for your attention, either within you or you are seeing it in others. Maybe you are surging forward regardless, in which case: fabulous!

This 'stuff' can make it seem like everything is going pear-shaped, but in fact it is just like the dust that flies around when you give your room a good clean.

Years ago (or even months ago) we may have invested a lot of time trying to work out where all this dust was coming from, why it was there, etc etc etc. Now, all we need to know is: the dust is no longer needing or wanting to be part of us. Likewise, we no longer need or want the dust. We are like that lotus flower emerging out of the mud, realising, oh wow, I'm a big lotus flower, I wasn't all that mud after all!

Our beliefs around lack are old programs: press eject. Our beliefs around not being good enough or worthy enough: vote them off the island. We are going to see a lot of old behaviour and emotions come out of ourselves and others in the coming days and week. Try not to let it push your buttons or give you a reason to berate yourself for not having 'got this' already. Try not to let it cause an argument between yourself and someone you love or your colleagues, or spiral you into a pit of judgement and despair.

We are the lotus flowers emerging out of the mud - so some mud of course will come up as we grow. You or others may feel irritable and nit-picky - as the mud comes up, it is so different now to who we have become, the vibration is so much denser, and you will feel that as heaviness or tension or like something you want to break free from. Knowing it is old mud being brought up by our emerging lotus flowers might help your process.

Eclipses are growth-accelerators. Focus on the lotus flower that you are, and that others are, while becoming increasingly aware of what no longer works for you, or for our world.

How are you all feeling?

(c) Dana Mrkich 2015

Monday, March 30, 2015

Relationships: Shifting and triggering

A couple of people emailed me a similar question last week about big changes that are happening in their relationship. One has ended a long-term relationship, while the other is in a good marriage yet has found there is a strong energy connection with someone else. Both asked if there were any insights that could help their respective situations. I've covered this topic in this week's Let Love In webcast, but here's my response in case you are going through something similar: 

Essentially as one person awakens or has a "growth spurt", one of two things are tending to happen: the relationship (and partner) is called to shift to a higher, deeper level or one person shifts while the other doesn't (or they shift in different directions), triggering the end of that union, or resulting in an uncomfortable experience until something changes.

In this new evolutionary cycle we are experiencing the end of karmic relationships and dynamics..that is, the end of the relationships primary purpose being the healing of old wounds and issues, healing inner child and past life stuff etc. As we move into wholeness and are taking greater responsibility for our own emergence, we are connecting in a new way. Our relationships are more now about supporting and encouraging each other to expand into our wholeness, to be all we are here to be, rather than fill someone else's "hole" or hold their stuff for them.

It is also common to meet someone who triggers all of this for you, and increasingly this is happening while people are in relationship with someone else. This then forces the question for people: am I happy in my relationship, am I not? If not, why not? Is there something my partner and I can do/need to do to regain connection and intimacy or is our time done? These triggers are ideally used in a conscious, responsible way. That is, they are an opportunity for a new level of conversation and connection in your current relationship.

Sometimes those coming along are your next mate, albeit unexpected and unplanned, other times they are a soul 'trigger' mate, destined to come along to shake things up and turn you toward your new direction - in love, and other ways also.

Are you finding that there are lots of relationship shifts going on in your lives and around you?

(c) Dana Mrkich 2015

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Creating your reality...laws and disclaimers

Different teachers use different words but we're all really saying the same thing: "believe it and you'll see it", "ask, believe, receive", "as ye shall ask, so shall ye receive", "If you can see it and dream it, you can achieve it."

These are more than just inspirational quotes, they are laws of vibration and reality creation. I wish we were all taught this in school, but it's never too later to remember these teachings and apply them to our lives.

One thing that is important to also know in conjunction with the above is the small print disclaimers that follow : "if it is truly meant for you", "in the best most right divine timing", "if it is for your highest good". These aren't the Universe covering itself just in case things don't work out. They are laws working for you. Sometimes we think we want something, or someone, but our Soul can see what is up the road - something better, something more in alignment with who we really are - and so we are re-directed.

Other times we have fears, beliefs or other priorities (conscious and subconscious) that are in conflict with what we want, and so what we want is shoved to the side until we address those. If we believe that having xyz will lead to a loss of something (freedom, time, self), then we will delay it over and over again until we truly don't believe that anymore. One day, when that belief, fear or priority changes, we wake up to new ideas, solutions and pathways that give us new clarity, opening us up to actions that never occurred to us before - allowing us to let in our dreams and desires.

Go easy on yourself as you create your life. It is a work in progress, and with new expansion comes new dreams and desires. Enjoy all you have done so far, and look forward to the more that is to come.

(c) Dana Mrkich 2015


Sunday, March 22, 2015

The week that was: Energies a go-go!

What a week that was! Between multiple strong solar flares, a super new moon, solar eclipse and Equinox, it feels like we haven't been able to catch our breath.

You may have felt like more things than usual were jam-packed into your schedule this past week, meanwhile the clock was accelerated making it feel like we were running on the go constantly! That said, I noticed that anytime I thought "Actually, I don't want to rush. I'm really enjoying what I'm doing right now" it is as if time slowed down and expanded a bit allowing a much more comfortable and joyful experience. 

The energies are fast right now, there is no doubt about it. Yet I'm being shown that scene from the movie Lucy, where she is standing in the middle of Times Square. Everyone is rushing around, but with a wave of the hand she can slow the scene down. If only it were that easy, but we definitely have the ability to feel something similar to this. When we take a moment to stop and breathe, it is like we press pause on all of our hectic to do lists and errands, and step out of time for a minute.

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Scene from 'Lucy'

That may mean literally taking a minute, in between being ready to rush out the door, and stepping outside your door just stop, take a minute, or even 30 seconds. Close your eyes. Breathe. That 30 seconds or a minute can be just as effective as a long meditation because time doesn't really exist. It can make the difference between feeling pushed and stretched all day, to feeling a bit calmer, less anxious, more centred and clearer to take on the day.

It is becoming increasingly important to take this time for ourselves. Sometimes this means re-arranging your calendar to say you know, I just can't fit all of this in today/this week. I am going to re-schedule these things and instead take an afternoon/this evening/this Sunday to just catch up with myself and re-charge. Saying yes to yourself can be hard because it often means saying no to a commitment or something that needs doing, but we are no good to anyone when we feel depleted and frazzled.

So as we move into this last week of March make a commitment to yourself to say yes to yourself more often. To stop, breathe and re-charge more regularly - be it a minute here and there every day, or an afternoon not obligated to be anywhere on a weekend.

These energy waves are like a tidal wave, moving us faster and faster forward. That is not going to stop anytime soon. We can't control those waves, but we can learn to ride them in a way that feels exhilarating when we feel up to the go go pace, yet know how to go within when we need to bunker down for a break.

How has your week been?

(c) Dana Mrkich 2015

Friday, March 20, 2015

Pay what you can day!


Happy Supermoon Solar Eclipse! To celebrate this high-powered day, along with the Equinox tomorrow, today is the annual PAY WHAT YOU CAN Day for my newly revised 7 week e-course Create a Life you Love!

This Pay what you can day is something I started doing as a Gratitude offering when Jax was born in 2011 and have continued since choosing one high energy day a year. To cover all global timezones this offer will be up through the weekend.

This course supports you to look at your current reality, and provides tools to help you shift areas you would like to change. We cover abundance, relationships, your connection to your higher/greater self, owning your power, doing what you love, and so much more!

Each week you will receive insightful material to read, a guided meditation and journalling prompts. For the first time we will also have a private facebook group - open to all previous participants also - as well as a weekly webcast.

Please feel free to share this offer with friends.

Enrol here now

(c) Dana Mrkich 2015

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

One phase closes, and a huge door opens

This week we find ourselves at the end of a major astrological chapter, and at the beginning of a major new one. Since June 2012, Uranus has squared off with Pluto not once, but 7 times. Both these guys are transformation specialists.

Working in tandem, Pluto acts kind of like a building inspector, going through a high-rise building, entering every room from top storey to basement, inspecting, checking things off on his clipboard. Pluto likes everything functioning at optimum power. If there is anything amiss, anything not in alignment with occupational health and safety standards, anything a bit dodgy or untoward going on, if the foundation is not solid, or if the walls were created using low-quality plaster, Pluto will not hesitate to make a note on his bit of paper: Marked for demolition! Needs an upgrade and refurbishment!  Light wattage to be increased!

He calls in Uranus, the trigger-happy electrician/explosives expert. Uranus opens his coat and asks 'What do you need? I've got new wires for re-wiring, I've got sparks for extra shocks, and I've got dynamite if you want the whole shebang to come tumbling down."

Pluto issues his directions and the rest is, well, what is now your history of the last almost 3 years.

Depending on where these Uranus/Pluto meetings were happening in your personal natal chart (I have included a list below of the signs/degrees), you may or may not have been consciously aware of what exactly in your life - inner and/or outer - was being transformed. For some it may have been subtle, for others extremely direct, but we've all experienced this influence on some level because we all have the related signs/degrees somewhere in our chart. (You can get a free chart at www.astro.com)

As we pop out the other side of the final 7th meeting, it may only be now that you can look back in hindsight, look at the dates below (even if you don't know your chart specifics) and ask yourself: What was going on during those times? And what theme has been playing out over this period? 

You may find that something quite specific started to play out mid 2012, that has gone through several metamorphosis's and shifts. You may also feel, or will soon, that whatever was playing out has come to a final conclusion, a final resolution or realisation. Perhaps a full circle moment has happened. Something that was out of balance is now balanced or coming into balance in a clearer way. Something that needed addressing has been acknowledged. A healing or outcome that perhaps wasn't possible before is now possible. A particular story of your life is now being put to bed, and you can move forward in a new way: transformed, with a new feeling of power in some way. All of these things are examples of how we may feel in this 'After' phase of this series of alignments.

Uranus Square Pluto Exact Alignment Dates 2012-2015

    June 24, 2012: Uranus 08° 23' Aries/ Pluto 08° 23' Capricorn
    Sept 18, 2012: Uranus 06° 57' Aries, Pluto 06° 57' Capricorn
    May 20, 2013: Uranus 11° 14' Aries, Pluto 11° 14' Capricorn
    Nov 1, 2013:    Uranus 9° 26' Aries, Pluto 9° 26' Capricorn
    April 21, 2014: Uranus 13° 34' Aries, Pluto 13° 34' Capricorn
    Dec 14, 2014: Uranus 12° 35' Aries, Pluto 12° 35' Capricorn
    March 16, 2015: Uranus 15° 18' Aries, Pluto 15° 18' Capricorn

Now, as they say as one door closes another one opens and as timing would have it, this Friday we have the opening of a huge door: The New Moon Solar Eclipse on 29° 27' Pisces, a whisper of a hair away from 0 degrees Aries which represents the beginning of the astrological wheel, is immediately followed by the 21 March Equinox. 

Being so close to the end of a sign could definitely represent huge endings for some people, but a) being a Solar Eclipse and b) being so close to the forward-momentum oriented Aries, the ending will very quickly make way for a new beginning. Anything that happens during a Solar Eclipse is one of those destined things 'written in the stars' so to speak, and knowing that can make some things easier to deal with.

Others will feel the push of the forward movement almost immediately. The time period of Thursday night through the weekend is a really powerful 'portal' time, where you can truly set some amazing intentions into motion, and receive clear insights as to the best directions and actions to take. Sit down with your journal or meditate for 10 minutes each of those days for maximum benefit.

What has your Uranus/Pluto theme been?

(c) Dana Mrkich 2015