28 Days of Love: Connecting With Your Higher Self

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Day 3 Connecting With Your Higher Self

When looking for love we often search outside of ourselves. Buying things, eating rich comfort food, in the company of friends, family, and romantic partners, in various forms of entertainment. Yet, no matter how fulfilling these connections may be, they are nothing in comparison to the connection to authentic self. Finding love from within for many is a lifelong journey.  Everyone experiences the lifelong task of being the embodiment of love that must be continuously and consistently nurtured. When we make this connection though, it provides us with a gateway to our “higher self”. You may have heard this term thrown around the new age, spiritual, conscious, enlightened and whatever else folks are calling themselves these days sphere. Realize that your higher self is nothing more than that innate portion of your being that gently (or for some of us not so gently) guides and supports us. That which is outside of time and space that exists in order to hold our energy in whatever form it may take.

Some folks are preoccupied with connecting with their higher self through meditation, clean eating, and “vibrating higher”. I have another secret to share with you. You are always connected with your higher self. You are always one – just in different forms. One form is not better or worse than the other we just are. In our entirety. We may not be as aware as we could be of the information available to us in this life form. That is the advantage of connecting with our higher self. Insight, wisdom and ultimately power to transmute energy. When we are connected to our soul being or our higher selves it is our direct line to unconditional divine love.

Tomorrow check out how to connect to your higher self.

-Rose

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28 Days of Love: Connecting With Your Higher Self

fhae5yyaer.jpg (709×611)Day 3 Connecting With Your Higher Self

When looking for love we often search outside of ourselves. Buying things, eating rich comfort food, in the company of friends, family, and romantic partners, in various forms of entertainment. Yet, no matter how fulfilling these connections may be, they are nothing in comparison to the connection to authentic self. Finding love from within for many is a lifelong journey.  Everyone experiences the lifelong task of being the embodiment of love that must be continuously and consistently nurtured. When we make this connection though, it provides us with a gateway to our “higher self”. You may have heard this term thrown around the new age, spiritual, conscious, enlightened and whatever else folks are calling themselves these days sphere. Realize that your higher self is nothing more than that innate portion of your being that gently (or for some of us not so gently) guides and supports us. That which is outside of time and space that exists in order to hold our energy in whatever form it may take.

Some folks are preoccupied with connecting with their higher self through meditation, clean eating, and “vibrating higher”. I have another secret to share with you. You are always connected with your higher self. You are always one – just in different forms. One form is not better or worse than the other we just are. In our entirety. We may not be as aware as we could be of the information available to us in this life form. That is the advantage of connecting with our higher self. Insight, wisdom and ultimately power to transmute energy. When we are connected to our soul being or our higher selves it is our direct line to unconditional divine love.

Tomorrow check out how to connect to your higher self.

-Rose

December: Death, Blessings, and Rebirth

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Greetings beloveds,

December has arrived and it’s blowing in with lots of change to create a new world for us. This month on the Bliss Institute we will be exploring the final Goddesses of Life and Death along with the shadow of their world: the Underworld. We will also delve deeply into root chakra work with more breath exercises and movements. Finally we will close this month with our Winter Solstice readings and predictions.

Although this is the shortest intro for a month I’ve ever written, this time will be chock full of powerful information and practices. I cannot wait to finish the year with you all.

Welcome to the time of rebirth, Hello December!

-Rose

Reflections: Exiting the Cage with a Roar

Greetings beloveds,

August was quite a whirlwind was it not? Did you make it out the other side or are you still standing at the door of the Lion’s Gate? This month has been amazing. Who would think that so much could occur over 31 days? We are heading towards fall and you can already feel the change in the energy as the full solar eclipse and mercury retrograde has caused for us to slow alllll the way down.

This month we will continue to review books, astrology, and numerology. This includes analyzing the new moon in Pisces and the full moon in Virgo. What’s more we will examine the general, love, masculine, and feminine energy of Fall. If you want your own energy reading for the new season you can order a reading here at The Bliss Institute etsy shop. With us now being in Virgo season we are all assessing where we stand in relation to our dreams and goals. As the days get shorter and the nights longer this gives us time to reflect further on who and what we would like to be. I hope that this September gives you a rest from the hectic energies of Summer and welcomes you to Fall.

With love,

-Rose

Reflections: Completion and Planning

Move Like Water

Greetings beloveds,

July flew by and now we are in August. I cannot believe that half of this year is gone and that we are moving into the darker part of the year. Do you already feel the call of Fall? I have to say, as an October baby, I am biased in believing that Autumn is the best season of them all. The pumpkins, the cider, the hot chocolate, cool temps, watching the leaves change. It’s just everything. But we aren’t quite there yet. In fact we are deep in the heart of Summer and eclipse season.

This Summer is really calling for us to get clear on who we are, what we want to do, and where we want to be in the world. July saw me working through some huge projects and really ironing out the details on things I would like to manifest in the Fall and Winter. I am still finishing up these projects but the larger part of developing the ideas is finished. I am overall going with the flow though as the spirit of water which rules summer suggests. Here at the Bliss Institute we will be moving deeper into the ways of water in our space, our actions, and our beliefs. We’ll also be finishing up our review of the Moon and it’s many elements. This month will be a time of completion and long term planning.

Here’s to August and finishing our plans.

-Rose

Temperance: The Quest for Balance

Dark and Light

Greetings beloveds,

I continue to feel the draw towards balance and grace. It keeps pulling me towards this reality of complex human experiences and beings. That which is more than light and dark, good and bad, or right and wrong. Its so often the case that the lines seem to be firmly and clearly drawn. Yet in practice there is so much more than just being one way or the other. There is the ever present dilemma of what is right for one may be completely wrong for another. The balance being achieved by finding the best fit. A result that includes as many of the elements one desires as one can find.

Yet what of when one persons desires interrupts another persons interests? The basis of this paradigm is lack consciousness, a system upheld by the economic institution of capitalism which can only function in a state where one can control access to resources. This type of system is inherently oppressive and yet it has been the one system that has survived. Yet, in all ways we are all being called to move beyond these systems because they place us out of balance with the universe.

Right now I am working on finding the best fit. Accessing the things in my life that do not align with my desires and then moving towards those that do. So far this has included releasing some resistance I have had towards needing to cleanse and release old eating habits. Mainly in the form of eating out so much and fried foods. There is much work to be done and I do not function as well when I consume these foods. At this time I need to be light, quick witted, and in the best condition possible. This means I must prioritize my health above all else. That is not always the easiest thing for me to do as I so enjoy being lazy in that area. Yet, the season of self-love is upon me and what a glorious season it will turn out to be.

The more that I learn about the underworld, the more it seems that there are no clear lines. There is only what is the best fit at that time. Through that perspective may we find balance in a world bent on forcing us into a binary existence.

-Rose

 

 

 

Reflections: Summer Solstice, Tarot and Books

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Greetings beloveds,

We are officially at the midway point of the Gregorian calendar. Wild how fast time is moving now a days. May was full of growth, inspiration and connecting with our divine purpose through our ancestors. I had such fun writing up the different aspects of ancestor reverence. From creating space within your home, to traditional foods, movement, and divination, our ancestors live on all around and within us. May we never forget the importance of those who have come before us, our impact on the world now and the world our descendants will create.

June promises high temperatures, bright colors, living foods, and the joy of summer solstice. With a new season comes new insights for the next three months in terms of general energy, feminine, masculine, and love. Check in regularly for posts covering each of these areas. We’ll also be completing our current divination toolkit project on astrology by covering the meanings of the planets and houses within western astrology.

Then at the start of summer we will commence with our next divination toolkit project covering the tarot. We will start with a brief overview of the history of tarot, then review each major arcana and minor arcana card each day. This will be a great opportunity for you to review and improve your knowledge of the tarot in a fun and easy fashion.

Lastly, June will feature our first witchy book review on Katherine Ardens’ The Bear and The Nightingale. I love to read and can’t wait to share some of my favorite fictional witchy focused and adjacent texts with you all. If you have any suggestions feel free to include them in the comments.

That’s all for now! Happy June my loves.

-Rose

Shadow Work: From Shadow to Shade

Greetings beloveds!

Here is an excerpt from my piece on Shadow Work that I would like to share with you all.


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It is time to move beyond exploring the shadow of simply our psyche. Of exploring the shadow as a form of negativity that must be filled with light. Transition the association of shadow to shade. There is a need and relief that can be found there. Relish that moment. This can be accomplished through an underworld journey, alignment of chakras, or a spa retreat. Anything that brings you into further alignment with these vibrations. Release the idea of negativity. There is no such thing. Simply our resistance to slower vibrations due to conditioning that we are supposed to constantly be vibrating higher. Higher vibrations are simply faster vibrations. If the vibrations you are emitting or coming into contact with are slow and we resist that flow instead of leaning into it we are creating further resistance which only serves to further slow ourselves down. It is not simply our psyche in which slower energies lurk but in all things. It is balance. Where there is high there is low. Where there is fast there is slow. Go with the flow.

As you move along the flow that is the point where you can start to turn the tide. Move faster or as is more commonly heard vibrate higher. When one moves with the flow the potential to increase in speed is greater and more likely to occur. Flow with the feelings of anger, depression, grief or jealously. They are “lower” emotions yes but they exist for a reason. They are in your reality for a reason. To slow down and reexamine the situation. Feel the feelings. Pushing them down, ignoring them, trying to cover them up with light, love, and beauty are throwing sticks into the streams. They will not change the flow. In fact they will eventually just create a dam.

What are your thoughts on this beloveds?

Here’s to full integration and individuation,

-Rose

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Love Reading for Spring 2017

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Greetings beloveds,

I need to do some working through feelings and ideas so I’ve come here to write and understand. I not only do readings for the general energy for each season but also for myself. This spring my readings were…powerful. Looking specifically at love, overall I received the Slow Down card. It says “when you are excited, you get ahead of yourself. Take some time to allow things to unfold”. Sigh, this is the one area that I struggle with the most. When I make a decision that I like someone and am interested in them, the Leo moon/Scorpio venus are full throttle ready to go regardless of where that other person may be in the relationship. I’m ready to go and yes that’s a bit selfish especially generally I am slow to want to move forward in the beginning of a relationship. Part of my impatience is fear. I’m afraid if I don’t move quickly and get this locked down then this won’t work out, I’ll miss the window of opportunity and they will leave. It’s a pattern I’m breaking but it’s a habit that’s strongly enforced within me.

Part of my issue is recognizing that I am worthy of love. That I am amazing and worth the work to maintain a relationship. When I’m comfortable with this knowledge it’s easy for me to be calm and let what I desire come. So April’s card is The Only Thing That is Real is Love: Shift your focus from the problem back to love. This month, right now I’m working on changing the chatter in my head to positive words/focus. I’m connecting to my way of making decisions which is splenic. It’s that tiny voice that says yes do this, no don’t do that, take that turn, take today off, talk to this person, offer this class. It’s guiding and present at all times. I just need to listen to it. Trust that inner knowing.

So I’m feeling brave and ready to take on the world. Be super authentic and vulnerable. It feels empowering and when I sit and ask myself, is this the right choice I hear a resounding yes! I’m going to slow down. Take walks, eat the yummy food that I get the yes or feel the call for. Take baths, write, keep my home clean. This will be enough of a distraction to keep me from wanting to push in my relationship when I need to be still and receive.

Here’s to new ways of being.

-Rose

28 Days of Love: Connecting With Your Higher Self

fhae5yyaer.jpg (709×611)Day 3 Connecting With Your Higher Self

When looking for love we often search outside of ourselves. Buying things, eating rich comfort food, in the company of friends, family, and romantic partners, sometimes in even in books. Yet, no matter how fulfilling these connections may be they are nothing in comparison to the connection to ourselves. Finding love from within for many is a lifelong journey and for everyone a lifelong task that must be continuously and consistently nurtured. When we make this connection though, it provides us with a gateway to our “higher self”. You may have heard this term thrown around the new age, spiritual, conscious, enlightened and whatever else folks are calling themselves these days sphere but realize this is nothing more than that innate portion of your being that gently (or for some of us not so gently) guides and supports us. That which is outside of time and space in order to hold our energy in whatever form it may take.

Some folks are preoccupied with connecting with their higher self through meditation, clean eating, and “vibrating higher”. I have a secret to share with you. You are always connected with your higher self. You are one and the same just in different forms. One is not better or worse than the other we just are. In our entirety. We may though not be as aware as we could be of the information available to us in this form. That is the advantage of connecting with our higher self. Insight, wisdom and ultimately power to transmute energy. When we are connected to our soul being or our higher selves it is our direct line to unconditional divine love.

Tomorrow check out how to connect to your higher self.

-Rose