Happy Fathers Day!!!… and big (BIG) shout-out to all the cat dads out there! ??? With quarantines still in place in so many areas it’s hard not being able to see our loved ones, but that’s also when we learn that true connection is within. We are honoring the Men in our Lives this month by unveiling our “Essences for Men” category… check it out and SAVE BIG through June!
On the note of distance not truly mattering… we just had our first Group Remote Healing Session using Shanti Kai™ Vibrational Essence Therapies, and it was sooo good to connect with so many of you from around the globe face to face and yet all in one place. I am always in awe that the essences can work like that … that’s nature at work on a truly mystical level..?? (more on that below).
On the topic of “nature’s awe”, today’s solar eclipse with new moon in cancer, and Annular “ring of Fire” phenomena, the second of 3 eclipses is currently underway…so hang on tight as we’ve got a couple more wild weeks before the cosmic energy calms down!
This weekend the Sun moved into the sign of Cancer, and yesterday marked the summer solstice, followed by today’s “Ring of Fire” New Moon Annular Solar eclipse, also in the sign of Cancer. While we will not see this eclipse in North America, some parts of the world will be able to see the moon not quite cover the whole diameter of the sun, creating a ring of light or “fire”. All of this Cancerian energy points to a lot of emotions coming to the surface and perhaps issues related to self-nurturing and taking care of others in need. And how well you manage your temperament (Fire energy) and emotions (water energy) may come up, forcing certain truths, and bringing situations and feelings to the forefront that may need resolution. As is true for all eclipses, this time is best spent taking some time to be still and go within, rather than taking action.
We are recommending our Transformation™ and Removing Obstacles™ Essence Blends for the next two weeks (leading up to another eclipse!) to help you more easily turn within during this period and access higher levels of transformation, helping you clear out inner obstacles, that would rob your peace of mind and helping you with elevating lower emotions, and feelings into higher ones. While this is easy enough to say… we are all too aware, from countless other eclipse experiences, that when emotions do come to the surface it can seem more like a crisis, than a beautiful transformation. Spiritual awakening is rarely pretty to watch, let alone experience, and in the moments just before the clouds part and the light breaks through it may seem more like a tornado tearing through town, upheaving everything in its midst, instead of that that golden aura and beautiful white light you thought you’d be seeing instead.
We thus suggest when working with our June Solar Eclipse Companion Essences: Removing Obstacles™ and Transformation™, that you practice “baby steps”, (kind of like Bill Murray did in “What About Bob”). You may not make the “radical jump” transforming hate into love, so instead go for moving from hate into dislike, and then maybe neutrality, to semi tolerant, and eventually you’ll arrive at “all out” transcendent love.
According to the ancient Indian science of Ayurveda, a Surya Grahan, or solar eclipse, is something mystical and beyond the realm of science, having far reaching impacts that affect everyone.
To understand why an eclipse has such deep cosmic meaning, you must understand it’s legend which (oversimplified) involves the moons of Saturn, Rahu and Ketu. (Rahu and Ketu are points of intersection between the moon and sun and are respectively referred to as the north and south lunar nodes). Rahu represents greed and lust… selfish desires and indulgence, while Ketu is the great liberator, who in legend frees the sun and moon from Rahu who selfishly engulfed them.
Often on Facebook and Instagram, leading up to eclipse, you’ll see a plethora of posts from well-intended astrologers, life coaches or spiritually aligned therapists, advising we all plant new seeds during eclipses; but eclipses have long since been known as inauspicious (since the beginning of time in fact). As mentioned above, an eclipse is Rahu’s revenge on the sun and moon, a time when he steals their light, robbing us humans of the light quotient our brain receptors are accustomed to, causing confusion in our subtle bodies. In fact, the truth is eclipse are a terrible time to start new endeavors, as new endeavors are blessed with “light”. Our White Light™ Essence for instance, is our essence for new beginnings… but during an eclipse Rahu has selfishly gobbled up the light, casting a shadow of doubt on any new endeavors started during this time.
Eclipses can be a good time for meditation or other spiritual and contemplative practices, in fact yogic traditions find eclipses are a powerful time where deep transformation can occur. But unlike our tendency in the west, to want to be outside witnessing this cosmic act, Vedic science would not encourage it. Turning inward can not only help protect you from harmful effects but can help replenish energetic reserves, that might otherwise get depleted.
Moreover the periods of time in between eclipses can be a bit like navigating in a half state, or inter dimensional space… things just don’t quite line up like they normally would or should, and in this case, we are in a sequence of 3 eclipses… with the final being on July 4th through the 5th. Thus, consider using the recommended Essences until we are out of the shadow period of the last eclipse, in mid July.And now, as promised, here’s our Exercise on Working with our June Solar Eclipse Companion Essences: Removing Obstacles™ and Transformation™:
(l.) Tune into where you feel the “inner blockages”…where do you feel your emotions? If you are angry, is it in your chest? If you are worried or anxious, in your stomach (or chest)? If its confusion, is it in your mind…if it’s overwhelm, your back or shoulders? Is it a pain in your neck or in your bleep?
Because knowing where you somaticize (or hold onto) the emotion in your physical body, is the first step.
(2.) Shake your bottle of Removing Obstacles™ and apply over your: 3rd eye area, forehead/ temples, neck (front & back) AND wherever you feel your emotions surging (or even just creeping to the surface).
(3.) Take a few deep breaths in and out, as if the area where you feel the block has a nose and is breathing in and out from this region. If it is your chest breathe in through the front of your chest center, exhale out the back side of your chest center, cleansing this area with breath and the essence energetically “downloads”.
(4.) Simply observe any sensations as if you are merely witnessing yourself doing this exercise in the third person. Stay in body and grounded, but merely witness your emotions and feelings, and any physical sensations as they rise and fall… ebb and flow.
Step out of judgment and into the space of neutrality. Nothing is good or bad. It is all just waves, peaks and valleys. One will surely come after another, joy and pain, conflict and peace… but just be the witness for now in this moment.
(5.) “Shake Shake Shake” your bottle of Transformation™ and then apply over same areas. This time using the same breath. If emotions or feelings intensify, just observe.
(6.) Sit with it a few moments, simply observing. You may wish to repeat step 5 again after a few moments.
(7.) If you have not felt your vibration lift significantly, repeat the entire sequence again, checking first to see if the feeling. or blockage, is still in the same area, or if it has moved.
(8.) After completion, you may add a layer of our Violet White™, Lighten Up™, White Light™, or Prosperity™ Essence to help elevate your vibrational state. Again, shake the bottle to activate, and then spray over same areas, and any new areas where you experience emotion or tension.
However, for the next 2 weeks following the eclipse, the recommended Eclipse Companion Essences are truly ideal.