Mindfulness is the practice of being fully present to our thoughts, feelings, sensations and the environment around us. As we practice mindfulness we learn to become accepting of our thoughts and feelings without fighting or judging them.
What is important is that we open the channel to the Divine/God/ IO, and that we work hard to both enlarge and keep open that channel. One way of doing that is through Nature, and our connection to the planet. We are a part of the planet, made from and fed by it. In time, each of us will return to it and be reabsorbed by it. Our physical self will no longer exist, and yet it will have become a part of the planet, as it was before it appeared. In so doing we will be connected to all those who have passed and all those yet to be formed from it. There is no physical separation, either past, present, or future. We arise from our mother, the earth, walk upon and with her, and then return to be with and within her once more....read more.
The Sun is in Capricorn and the Moon is in Cancer. These two signs have a lot to offer one another. When they are blended and expressed at their highest levels they demonstrate the marriage of the Divine Masculine and Feminine energies, sometimes called the “marriage in the heavens.” Capricorn represents the Father principle and Cancer the Mother principle. This marriage must eventually take place within all of us.
This particular full moon has some positive aspects that might help us maintain a more balanced emotional life, but change is in the air, dear ones. Uranus is active again with its energy of reformation.
Sagittarius is an expansive sign. It wants to raise our consciousness to its highest levels. It wants to help us envision the highest that is within us, to see our world at its most elevated. This meditation with the fiery energy of Sagittarius can be used to dedicate ourselves to compassionate action.
Non-striving (I call it non-doing) requires that we let go of our agendas and ideas of what has to happen. We still need to manage the details of our day-to-day life. But, as we master non-striving, the focus of life becomes more about our being and less about our doing.
Practicing patience in mindfulness calls for us to slow down. It requires that we watch, wait, and we observe the circumstances that are unfolding. The conditions of the unfolding then help to determine the right time to take action. This slowing down and practice of patience can be challenge, especially in fast-moving demands of everyday life.
Trust begins in our body
When we pay attention to and trust what our bodies are telling us, we open ourselves to a well-spring of subtle information. Begin practicing trust by listening to your body. Listen to its tension. Listen to its aches, twitches, and impulses. Recognize and acknowledge what these hold for you in the moments throughout the day. What does your body communicate during difficult conversations, decisions, or interactions?