It’s the final stretch of 2020 as the sun moves into Sagittarius – my sign. It’s been a long and tiring year for many, and I guess one which we all wish had been a little different.
Journaling and walking the furry ones have kept me sane. While I love my own company, I now have cabin fever big time and need to get out more. My moon in Cancer likes to keep me in my shell – but no more! My Sagittarius sun, which loves freedom and change, pulled me out of my comfort zone and dragged me off to Sunday lunch with friends which was not only delicious but food for the soul.
A time to let go
I felt that it was time to let go of being isolated up in the hills. Sun in Sagittarius is a great time to let go of what is not serving you – that might be people or things – only you will know.
I believe that we can use letting go to create change, which means if we can get rid of the toxins in our life, it can help us to heal, improve communications and find that all-important inner peace. Letting go also creates space for something more beautiful to enter your life.
There is so much that we can let go of to create space. What about letting go of the rubbish that your body doesn’t need, that will certainly help you with better sleep and less stress?
What about decluttering your home? If you were to look around your house, what stuff could you give to charity? Or what stuff could you sell on eBay?
What about who is in your life that are not good people for you? I know it’s difficult to get rid of people from your life but think about how you can spend more time with the people that nourish you. I talk about reason season, lifetime people. Who is in your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime? Who are those people that you want to hold on to, and the people that you don’t want because they’re toxic?
Letting go doesn’t mean just dumping stuff or washing your hands of something or someone, it means forgiving and letting go of your attachment to something or someone so that you can release them, and heal yourself.
What’s on your decluttering and letting go agenda? Visualise what you want that will bring you more joy, inner peace and contentment.
Ignite the fire in your belly with Sagittarius and the solar plexus
When you have let go of what you don’t want, you have more space to create and invite in the things that you do.
Sagittarius links with the solar plexus in the chakra system, which is also associated with Jupiter the planet of opportunities and expansion. This is a wonderful time to consider who you want to become and expanding into your best self.
Think about igniting the fire in your belly, or setting fire to your desires. What images does the idea of fire conjure up for you? Fire has the power of transforming quickly. However, it can be destructive. But rather than look at this in a negative way consider how you can use it to clear away the ashes and debris at the root chakra, and deal with the suppressed emotions and creativity at the sacral. Then you can set light to your desires.
What can you do to prepare yourself for the sacred fire of awakening to what you want and who you want to become? This is where visualisation is so powerful. You could write about your perfect day and hearts desires and then imagine them being set fire to at the solar plexus and the flames licking your heart and awakening the burning desire you so badly want. Just the simple act of seeing what you want in a new light will increase the fire of enthusiasm for life, what you want and the joy of living.
Get back in touch with your vision
When you have lit the fire, take time to look ahead to your future goals, reevaluate your mission and purpose, and get back in touch with your vision. This is all about getting ready for the last month of the year and wondering about the opportunities available to you in the new year.
I’m just rearranging my mini vision board for what I want from today on… Three things are on my mind:
- Writing my first novel – it starts in earnest on January 1st
- My health – As the weather changes it’s easy to eat comfort food and hibernate, so I am focused on continuing to eat well and get out with the furry ones and friends
- Love to journal books – I’ve just edited the Root Chakra book and waiting eagerly for that to go live – this is perfect for kick-starting 2021 as we move into earthly Capricorn. Look out for the course and live group coaching
When I have these, I will use my journal to explore more and practice visualising them as if they have already happened.
Do you have a mini vision board and if you do – what would go on your mini vision board?
I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest, with visions to be realised, than lord among those without dreams and desires. Khalil Gibran
There is a funny thing you may not know about your subconscious. Whether it is real or not, if you create a mental picture of something, your brain believes it to be true.
When you plant new ideas into your mind using visualisation techniques and repeatedly show these images, your subconscious believes these to be your reality. It will then work hard to continue to create the conditions to make this reality stay constant. This is why visualisation works so well.
You can plant new realities into your mind, and when you continue to practice the technique, it will start to influence your emotions, thoughts, and actions over time.
Create a mental picture, not just of what you want, but also of the person you will be when you achieve it. How will you feel? What will be different about you and your life? The more you visualise this, the more likely it is to become a reality.
Astronaut John Grunsfeld said this: “I was not really scared on my spacewalks. We practice so much and need to stay so focused that it has a calming effect on me. I do a kind of visualisation and meditation in the airlock prior to going outside, to guide my first activities once I get out in space.”
Do you use visualisation to help you to get what you want? What if you had a go, how do you think visualisation could help you focus on your vision or help you to light the fire in your belly? Perhaps the vision of what you desire has several outcomes, what about playing with each outcome and seeing how that feels? What might you learn about what you really want?
The roadmap to your magical future
A fun way to work with your vision is to draw it out. You do this by creating a visual roadmap. I use a roll of brown wrapping paper and coloured pens.
Start by drawing the road that you want to travel. At one end, write now and at the other one word that represents what you want to manifest. Design your journey to your magical destination and put whatever you want on your road in the order that feels right. Have fun!
Next, connect to your muse and go on the same journey in your mind. If you find it hard to visualise, know that you can use other senses to bring it alive, you do not need to be able to see; you could think, feel or sense for example.
- Find somewhere comfortable to sit
- Take 3 big deep breaths and exhale loudly
- Close your eyes and start relaxing each part of your body. This is quite easy to do. Just imagine you are screwing up or tensing each part of your body starting at your toes and then letting them go
- Keeping your eyes closed, imagine a road in front of you. You may see this road, or you may think it into place. (remember, it doesn’t matter if you can’t visualise in the sense of seeing something, as long as you can think it or feel it into place)
- See yourself standing at the end of the road, with what you want to manifest in front of you.
- Stand and look back towards the very beginning of your road. Now think, imagine, feel every step you have taken
- Walk to the beginning of your road. Consider the significant steps that you have in front of you. You have already walked these
- Remind yourself by going through the motions of doing each of those significant steps. We are not looking for minute detail we are merely looking for the significant steps
- As you do each step walk towards what you desire. Step into each of the activities that enabled you to reach your destination
- As you step into each of these, see what you see, feel what you feel and hear what you hear
- When you get to the end of the road, breath in the magic and know that it is done
- When you are ready, open your eyes and allow your life to flow
Without a clear outcome, manifesting your vision will feel like a lot of wasted effort. You need to know precisely what it is you want. Including what that outcome will do to benefit your life once it is achieved
The Universe is listening… It wants to support you in achieving your dreams. It responds to clarity, and when there is clarity, it will deliver the things that you want, with greater ease. Because you will have a crystal-clear vision of what you’re calling in.
Take a moment now to reevaluate the things you want – do they really light you up? If they don’t, you will never be able to light the flames of desire or ignite the fire in your belly. Make use of the transition into Sagittarius to consider what opportunities you want to take advantage of going forward. Grab your journal and ask how you will feel when you get what you want? The start focusing on what you want and who you will be when you get it.
If you are feeling stuck, sticky or in treacle, not sure about what you really want, connect with me and let’s chat about how we can get you off the mad cosmic roundabout and back on track.