Hello Everyone,

We have a very excited week coming up, with lots of strong and positive energy! The highlights this week include a Master Energy day, Mercury turning retrograde until the beginning of January and the Winter Solstice on Wednesday. There are great opportunities for personal transformation, productivity, increasing abundance and prosperity and just overall enjoyment! So let’s take a detailed look at this week, what to expect and how to make the most of the energy:

Monday December 19th we begin the week with a high-energy day and plenty of active energy. Today’s big events: “Master” energy as well as Mercury turning retrograde until January 8th, 2017. According to numerology this day has special energetic significance because the numbers of today’s date add up to the “Master Number” of 22 (1+9+1+2+2+0+1+6= 22). “22” is known as the “Master Builder”, so today is ideal for taking action and furthering work on existing projects and goals (building your future). It’s also a great day to work on manifesting your goals, so ensure that you set aside some time to sit quietly and visualise each of your goals in their completed forms. To make this exercise more effective, try to use as many of your senses as possible (feel, smell, hear… and most of all, intend) when you visualise. If you are a Reiki 2 (or above) practitioner, it’s an especially powerful day to work on your Reiki affirmations.

Now let’s discuss Mercury retrograde: Mercury retrograde often gets a “bad rap” because of the likelihood of problems and mix-ups in the areas of communication, travel and technology. However, this can actually be a great time to sort out shortcomings and “blind spots” as these issues are revealed. During the time of Mercury retrograde, it’s advisable to double-check and reconfirm all travel plans, back up all electronic data, be clear with all forms of communication and avoid (if possible) signing new contracts. If you must sign new contracts, be very careful to check all of the details and fine print.

As mentioned previously, you can also use this time to grow: if you do experience difficulties, pay attention to what you need to learn. Do you need to improve your communication skills? Are you prone to rushing into things without checking details? Are you expressing yourself clearly and with compassion? Do you need to listen more carefully to others? Perhaps there are also lessons in being more patient with others and not jumping to conclusions.

Working on the inner self is strongly supported during a time of Mercury retrograde. Use this time wisely by being aware of when your buttons are being pushed and then clearing the root issue that causes this reaction in the first place.

Now let’s discuss Mercury retrograde: Mercury retrograde often gets a “bad rap” because of the likelihood of problems and mix-ups in the areas of communication, travel and technology. However, this can actually be a great time to sort out shortcomings and “blind spots” as these issues are revealed. During the time of Mercury retrograde, it’s advisable to double-check and reconfirm all travel plans, back up all electronic data, be clear with all forms of communication and avoid (if possible) signing new contracts. If you must sign new contracts, be very careful to check all of the details and fine print.

As mentioned previously, you can also use this time to grow: if you do experience difficulties, pay attention to what you need to learn. Do you need to improve your communication skills? Are you prone to rushing into things without checking details? Are you expressing yourself clearly and with compassion? Do you need to listen more carefully to others? Perhaps there are also lessons in being more patient with others and not jumping to conclusions.

Working on the inner self is strongly supported during a time of Mercury retrograde. Use this time wisely by being aware of when your buttons are being pushed and then clearing the root issue that causes this reaction in the first place.

Tuesday December 20th we experience a bit of a “lull” between yesterday’s strong energy and tomorrow’s Winter Solstice. Although you may notice the energy increasing as the day goes on, today is best-suited to continuing work on current projects and preparing for tomorrow by taking time to pause and reflect upon the past year: the ups and downs, what you have accomplished and what you would like to work on in the coming year.

Wednesday December 21st is a VERY high-energy day when we experience the Winter Solstice.

The energy is very powerful today (the Summer Solstice for our friends in the Southern Hemisphere), so it’s a great idea to set aside time for some special meditation, or even a group activity… whatever you do, be conscious of this energy so that you may fully make the most of it!

Winter Solstice has been celebrated in cultures the world over for thousands of years as a celebration of Light and the rebirth of the Sun. The extended hours of darkness experienced over the Winter Solstice marks a time of going within, in order to renew ourselves in preparation for the birth to come. For those of you living in the Southern Hemisphere, you will experience the Summer Solstice, but it is still a great opportunity to celebrate transition and positive change.

The energy today is VERY helpful for meditation and insight, and the intuition is very strong. Use this day to contemplate upon the past year, and ask yourself the following questions:

When were the times when I was most out-of-balance?

When did I feel that nothing was going right? (Write these down, and see what fears resulted in your refusal to change, even though you were being ‘pushed’ to do so)

What patterns have I been pushed to change?

What have I released or still need to release to further my process of transformation?

Have I been creating strategies in order to focus my energy and purpose?

Am I living in harmony with my higher purpose?

Which personal judgements do I make that limit my personal and spiritual growth?

What are my greatest fears, and how have they been challenged this year?

With these answers, you can do the following:

CREATE A MOMENT OF RE-BIRTH! You can use the answers to the above questions to help you create clear and solid goals and strategies. The energy of this Winter Solstice equates to huge potential for revolutionary transformation!

You can also do a ‘ritual’ to release the negative energy, fears, etc. by burning the paper upon which you have written your answers to any of the above questions that involve “release”. Write down everything as clearly as possible; really express your inner-self. Then, sitting quietly and comfortably, breathe deeply and evenly. Begin reading from your list, preferably aloud: say “I completely and joyfully release…..” and then read your answers. For example, “I completely and joyfully release the fear I feel when things aren’t going my way”. Or, “I completely and joyfully release the anger I express whenever I feel my ego being challenged” etc…. When you are done, it is time to burn the paper. Have a fire-safe dish (a steel cooking pot etc.) ready. Set the paper alight, and place it in the fire-safe container… as it burns, strongly intend or feel that all of your fears, issues etc., are also being burned and purified. Feel the sense of release, and of the sense of re-birth… NOW is the time for a new start!

If you prefer, you can create an object that represents your fears, issues etc., and then burn it instead of the paper.

You are strongly recommended to meditate today, ideally outdoors. These meditations can be done any time, but the energy of the Winter Solstice will be ‘peaking’ at night. The following are two meditations that will allow you to tap into the incredible energies of today.

Meditation 1

Sit quietly and close your eyes. If you are a Reiki (or other energies) practitioner, place the hands on the body, resting lightly on the knees, or placed over the heart chakra. Breathe deeply and evenly, focusing attention on the breath and quieting the mind.

When you feel calm and centred, begin to imagine your breath as a radiant white light. Imagine/intend that this light is coming directly from the Divine source, filling you and energising every cell of your body with every breath. Be aware of being filled with vitality, strength, joy and love. With every breath, this feeling intensifies…

Feel your heart chakra glowing and growing…expanding infinitely…filled with love.

Feel how we are all ONE, how your love connects you with every living thing. Feel your energy expanding so that you are filled with love for all…feel your connection with the Earth. Continue breathing deeply and evenly.

Imagine that this brilliant light which fills you is expanding throughout the world, and beyond. Feel your connection with the universe, with the Divine!

Give yourself permission to expand! Give yourself permission to raise your vibration, be aware of the higher energies.

When you are feeling this connection, this oneness, just “be”. Take as much time as you like to enjoy this experience, this feeling.

Meditation 2

Begin by sitting quietly, breathing deeply and evenly, feeling yourself relax with every breath (for energy-workers, place the hands over the heart chakra, or on the abdomen). For this meditation, your intention is important, so be clear about what it is you would like to do. State your intention clearly in your head. Examples could be: “I now open myself to receive the energies of the Solstice”, or “I now open myself to receive the energies that raise my energetic vibration” etc., or whatever feels right for you! After stating your intention, imagine that with every in-breath, a white light enters the top of your head (your Crown chakra), and travels down to your Heart chakra (in the centre of your chest). When you exhale, simply allow the breath to leave your body. Remember, this white light is the energy that you called in with your intent.

Continue to breathe in the white light to your Heart chakra, seeing it glowing and growing with a brilliant light. When you feel that your Heart chakra is completely filled with this white light, intend/visualise that with every in-breath you continue to breath the white light into your Heart, and with every out-breath, your Heart chakra expands… this ball of white light continues to grow, encompassing your entire body…. continue to breath in, and then expand this light. You can enjoy this state of being, or, if you like, you can expand this light further… to encompass all around you.

Remain in this state for as long you like… but take your time with this one, it’s very special!

There will be many group meditations taking place world-wide, so there may be something going on your neighbourhood. It’s worthwhile checking these out, or you can get together with your friends for a special meditation, or you can just do your own thing. There are many who feel that today is not only a day for celebrating the Winter Solstice, and the energies it brings…it is also significant because it presents a special opportunity for all of humankind to raise their energetic vibration, if they choose to tap into this energy. If you would like to join one of the worldwide meditations, I suggest that you go online and do a search for “winter solstice meditations”…this way you can also get an idea of when these meditations are taking place, so that no matter where you live you will be able to synchronise your meditation with these groups.

During these times of accelerating energy and awareness, we either take action, or stagnate. Remember that chaos is always part of new creation, so when it’s time to change, sometimes we just need to take a deep breath… trust… and go for it! The changing/re-organisation of energy fields creates incredibly unexpected new things in your life. So embrace the changes, go with it, consciously let go of the “old”.

At this time, I urge you to review all of the spiritual tools that you’ve already gathered, feel solid in your spiritual practises, and USE these tools. Remember to sit in meditation and accept this joyful energy…. and enjoy!

 

Thursday December 22nd is a high-energy day when we will still be feeling the effects of yesterday’s Winter Solstice. In addition, there is lots of support today in the areas of creative expression, productivity and spiritual practises.

 

Friday December 23rd is a day of light, bright energy filled with great potential for inspiration and productivity. So keep busy, but make it enjoyable and keep the focus fun!

 

Saturday December 24th the intuition will be stronger than usual and there will be a continuation of yesterday’s “productive” energy. Remember to stay focused on enjoyable activities and you will feel energised rather than stressed-out.

 

Sunday December 25th is a day of strong, positive energy. This energy is very much focused on the areas of abundance (appreciating the abundance in your life as well as increasing the flow of it through practising gratitude and energy techniques such as using Reiki affirmations and visualisations), creative expression, prosperity and strengthening relationships.

 

Wishing all of you a wonderful week ahead, and a blessed Solstice and Christmas time!

Many blessings,

Chantal