The Season for Releasing

Happy Fall, Samhain Blessings and my favorite time of year. I’ve been fortunate to be in circle a few times over the last month with different groups of women. Being in circle creates sacred space, ignites connection and enables healing. Healing. Healing has a large presence in my life at the moment. I’m grieving a huge loss that has happened in my life. Part of this healing, for me, includes the act of releasing.

With the season of Fall, we are reminded of the process of letting go. We let go what no longer serves us. This could be an old habit, a relationship, a limiting belief we are holding onto and the list goes on. It’s a time to get introspective and release as we prepare to move to the stillness that Winter feeds us. I spoke with a friend the other day about things in my life that felt hard right now or challenging. The word anxiety came up. Anxiety has been making its way into my space over the last 6 months and to be totally honest, I've been trying to ignore it. Over the last few months, I’ve written down in my journal that I’m releasing the anxiety. I’ve written it down on paper and burned that paper during ceremonies. But that isn’t enough. I needed to create action around what I wanted to release. So I was asked, what would it take for anxiety to feel better? I loved this question. My answer- talking about it, feeling supported and committing to spending more time doing the things that bring ease into my life.

The act of writing down what we want to release or burning it, is powerful. But what else.. What’s the next step? Let’s create commitment around this release. What steps are you committed to taking around this release? Perhaps your action item is creating a mantra or it’s reframing that limiting belief and changing it into something positive. Maybe it’s scheduling in a 3-minute check-in each day. Write down what feels best for you. 

I invite you to journal on what’s in your space at the moment that you would like to release. What is no longer serving you? Do you have any beliefs or stories that you would like to leave in the past? Write them down.

Almost done.. When you release, see how it feels to release with gratitude. For example- I’m grateful for the anxiety that bubbles up because it gives me the opportunity to check-in with myself more. It gives me the chance to connect with my intuition and REALLY listen to what I need in that moment. So what if we release but release with gratitude? What if we reframe these things that are in our space and release with love...

If you’re having a blockage on releasing, listen to this powerful meditation that was recommended to me by a friend. I did this meditation and it helped to bring my mind and heart into an attunement.

Enjoy this harvesting time and sending you love.

X
Danielle

Are You Connected With Your Inner Guidance?

As my first post, I intuitively felt called to speak on inner guidance. What’s inner guidance? Simply, your inner guidance is your intuition. It’s listening to your core, your heart center and syncing up your mind with these spaces. It’s listening to your spirit guides, the universe, the divine or however you wish to call it and connecting with them. It’s speaking and acting from your true self.

Do you ever speak up about something and then question what you’ve said a million times? Or before you make any decision, do you call your friends or family to seek approval? Does your fear speak over your intuition regularly?

I feel you, love, and I’ve been there.

Let me share a piece of myself with you. A while back, a family member of mine went for a session with their medium. The medium told them that I needed to start believing in myself. When I heard this, I felt defensive. Immediately I said to myself “Ha! that’s absurd, I do believe in myself.” I was confident with who I was but to be totally real with you, my actions were speaking A LOT louder than my words. I would text or call family and friends any time I needed to make a tough decision. And for me, as an indecisive Libra, I would text them about a wide range of anything. When something would happen that left part of me feeling frustrated, confused or sad, I would need to let not just one, but multiple people know. How many people did I need validation from that I was right in ending a relationship or that moving to a new place was the next step? We get it. This left me not only dependent on my relationships but completely disconnected from my intuition. It left me feeling energetically exhausted.

When I began to dig out my own path and create a life that would align with my true self, this disconnection surfaced in a strong way. The gods and goddesses were essentially smacking me across the face while screaming “intuition!” It became more apparent to me that I wasn’t believing in myself. Knowing that, brought up more stuff.

I wanted this to shift and I knew that I desired to take ownership. I love that word ownership. Ownership is different from control. When we want control, we are so focused on the outcome. We cannot trust ourselves, others or any entity that we believe in. Taking ownership of our power and relationships allows us to create boundaries to teach others to treat us with respect. I OWNED the fact that there was a huge gap between my mind, voice and intuition. As someone who is intuitive, I was seriously disconnected from my intuition. In this context, I don’t mean intuition like meeting someone and your intuition is telling you to run. I mean fully being in the present, with your TRUE SELF and connected with your intuition. And so it began, a relationship between myself and my intuition. I began to take the steps that I desired to heal that relationship. The first step was recognizing and being curious about this disconnection. It’s a constant relationship that invites me to dig deeper. I’m grateful for the relationship that I have with her and the nurturing that I give to her.

We spend such a great deal of time worrying about the relationships around us but the most important relationship is the one with yourself.

So let me ask you, does any of this resonate? Are you fully in connection with your inner guidance? Let’s not wait any longer to mend this relationship. I invite you to think about this and I challenge you to bring a practice into your life that connects these pieces back together. Remember, the first step is recognizing and being curious. Tools to use could include meditation, journaling or mindset practices.

Feeling called to connect with your inner guidance? I’d love to invite you for a free inner guidance session with me. Connect with me here. Interested in hearing more from me? Hop on the email train by clicking here for some of my practices, tools and goodies.

x
Danielle