She let go.~

She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go.

She let go of the fear.

She let go of the judgments.

She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head.

She let go of the committee of indecision within her.

She let go of all the ‘right’ reasons.

Wholly and completely, without hesitation or worry, she just let go.

She didn’t ask anyone for advice.

She didn’t read a book on how to let go.

She didn’t search the scriptures.

She just let go.

She let go of all of the memories that held her back.

She let go of all of the anxiety that kept her from moving forward.

She let go of the planning and all of the calculations about how to do it just right.

She didn’t promise to let go.

She didn’t journal about it.

She didn’t write the projected date in her Day-Timer.

She made no public announcement and put no ad in the paper.

She didn’t check the weather report or read her daily horoscope.

She just let go.

She didn’t analyze whether she should let go.

She didn’t call her friends to discuss the matter.

She didn’t do a five-step Spiritual Mind Treatment.

She didn’t call the prayer line.

She didn’t utter one word.

She just let go.

No one was around when it happened.

There was no applause or congratulations.

No one thanked her or praised her.

No one noticed a thing.

Like a leaf falling from a tree, she just let go.

There was no effort.

There was no struggle.

It wasn’t good and it wasn’t bad.

It was what it was, and it is just that.

In the space of letting go, she let it all be.

A small smile came over her face.

A light breeze blew through her. And the sun and the moon shone forevermore…

~ Rev. Safire Rose

Leo 2021 year ahead

This is an important period financially – both shared and personal resources. There is some tension between you and your partner (personal or business partner). It is time for you to be prudent personally. Excellent time to plan for the future personally and jointly.

It does look like you are in a difficult place personally. You are feeling very fragile emotionally. You need to take good care of your physical and emotional well-being. Is it you? Are your emotional needs being met in your relationship? This difficult period personally is creating issues in your relationship.

What will make you happy? Travel to far away places – seems like this may not be that straight forward, but there are certainly options you can consider.

Would studying put you in a different place? Would this build more self-confidence? You have built walls around yourself – neither you nor your partner can access your inner being. Time for some soul searching to find your direction personally and jointly. There is tension in relationship – seems like it is a very good time to be sharing your emotional vulnerability and communicating what you need in your relationship. It does seem important to start by taking personal responsibility for your physical and emotional well-being. Put boundaries in place – don’t build walls.

What do you desire? Romance? Keen to take a risk – could have serious implications personally and in relationship. Rather channel this energy into a new creative pursuit. Do something different – time to be bold. Build confidence in your abilities and find your passions.

Siblings are a great support at this time. Your father may be having issues at work or with his health and well-being.

Do you have a legal matter that you need to resolve? Is this causing you to feel some personal discomfort?

Are you struggling to fall pregnant and have a child? A trip far away maybe just be what is required.

Searching for the light post the destruction and looting

I have been looking for positives from the devastating destruction we saw these past few days in SA especially in KZN and Gauteng. I am reminded of the ladder of consciousness.

At the bottom of this ladder is shame, followed by guilt, apathy , grief and fear. The emotions associated with these states of consciousness are humiliation, blame, despair, regret and anxiety. The process that these emotions lead to are elimination, destruction, abdication, despondency and withdrawal. These negative states create a world view that is miserable, evil, hopeless, tragic and frightening.

To move beyond fear you need desire which creates a craving which leads to enslavement. But desire fuels anger which leads to hate and aggression. This anger needs to emerge as pride and then courage to get to a neutral place on the ladder of consciousness. It is with affirmation and trust that empowerment can flourish.

Once past the neutral phase of consciousness, there are positive states described as willingness, acceptance, reason and then love and joy, peace and ultimately enlightenment. The emotions that flourish in these states are optimism, forgiveness, understanding and reverence. The higher the state of consciousness the more likely the feelings of serenity and bliss.

South Africans need to use this moment of anger and desire as fuel to move up the ladder to a higher level of consciousness. We need to salvage our pride and muster some courage to begin a journey of higher consciousness.