Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Letting Go of Worry, Letting in a Solution

If there is anything troubling you in your personal life right now, worry about a certain issue be it financial/health/relationships/other, or an unhappiness with how something is going, imagine yourself holding a balloon containing the issue/worry. Really feel it's all in there. Now let it go. 

Ask that the Divine/God/the universe/your Higher Self please handle it in the best possible way for the highest good. Once you've done this, in the coming days, follow any feelings or intuitive nudges that pop up. 

You may get the urge to do something, say something or go somewhere. You may feel compelled to meditate or journal on something in particular. In that moment of divine inspiration you won't necessarily remember your balloon exercise, but later you'll look back and think, hmm how interesting I did that balloon thing last night and this afternoon I made that realisation that has helped me, or I read that book that's been sitting unread for months and turned to the exact page that had an answer for me. 

Letting go of worry creates the space for us to receive divine guidance and insight, offering ideas on new actions to take and creative solutions we may not otherwise have considered. It 'untwists' our hose that connects us to all that we need including opportunities, meetings with those who can help us, synchronicities and miracles out of nowhere.

(c) Dana Mrkich 2013


Monday, July 29, 2013

29 July Star of David Alignment

Today's 'Star of David' planetary line-up features two grand trines, three oppositions, three mystic rectangles and a couple of T-squares all wrapped up in six sextiles - so what does that mean? 

Energetically it feels a bit like when you're driving a dodgem car at the fun fair. It's part zooming around smoothly with so much ease it feels effortless, part carefree happiness, and part side-swipe from nowhere that hits you so hard it jars your neck and gives you whiplash. 

Whatever happened to you or your loved ones today (or in the days surrounding today) it may have been wonderful, shocking, devastating or a miracle. Very likely it was unexpected. Most definitely it was 'written in the stars' and one of those fated things that happen regardless of what you were consciously planning or wanting to happen. Absolutely, whether directly or indirectly, it was heart-opening and soul-expanding, and for some that may also mean something that was heart-breaking. Sending lots of love to those who are feeling that. 

Today's alignment offered a course correction to those who were wavering off-course or taking unnecessary detours. It involves the hard-hitters Uranus and Pluto who don't play games or beat around the bush. They just come right out and change you. The Moon and Water Trine are there, making it very emotional. Yet at the same time the Moon and the Water Trine act like a caring, soothing mother saying "There, there it's all going to be okay," giving you a sense of peace and calm, sending support, love, inspiration, friends and hugs just as you need them. 

July will end having transformed so many of us, and this alignment wraps up so many of the current influences into one big bundle so there's no escaping change or growth where one or other (or both) are due. What's happening for you all right now?

(c) Dana Mrkich 2013

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Creating our Reality

Continuing on from yesterday's discussion about Manifesting and the ways in which we create our reality, here is an excerpt from my course Create a Life You Love:

We create our reality much the same way as we choose what we want to watch on television. If you want to watch the MTV Music awards, you know that you have to turn your set on to the MTV station. You don't spend time wondering how the broadcast gets to you when you are in London and the awards are in LA. You don't worry about the ten steps that need to happen between camera, presenter, director, studio and satellite to get the show into your living room. All you know is: I want to watch the show. You turn on the right station at the right time, with no doubt you will see what you expect to see. It wouldn't cross your mind to turn to a sports station and get frustrated because instead of music you can only see football which you don't like at all;yet we do that kind of thing all the time with our thoughts and beliefs. We know we have the power to change the television channel anytime we want, but we have forgotten about the power we have to change and choose our own life.

So, this all sounds easy enough: focus on what you want to see and you'll see it in your reality. Why then aren't we all keeping our attention on our 'Abundance' channel, 'Work I Love' channel and 'Soulmate' channel more often? Well, no-one gave us a life instruction manual when we were born, most of our parents didn't know this is how it worked, and it hasn't been until relatively recently that people are waking up to, and then teaching, this information that is our divine birthright to know. Secondly, we have been living in an ego/fear based reality for a long time, so it has become our unnatural natural tendency to focus on what we don't have, or on obstacles that we believe are in the way of what we want to have. We may desire more money, but all we think about is our bills and debt. We yearn for greater freedom and travel, but keep saying things like 'you have to work to live' or 'you need money for that and I can't see how I'm going to suddenly get that much money'. Any time, and every time, that we indulge in thoughts like that, which bring up matching heavy feelings, we are like someone flicking to ESPN every few minutes, when all they really want to do is enjoy the MTV music awards show. We do ourselves zero favours when we tune in to channels we have no desire to watch. We also tend to focus on irrelevant channels. If you want to manifest a wonderful home or three month trip to Europe, picture it, feel it and let go of the mind's need to logically sort out how it will happen. Don't start trying to manifest the amount of money you assume you'll need, because money usually isn't your Soul's true desire. Place your attention on your true desire, the home or the trip, and let the Universe answer your request in a way you would never have thought of.

The channels you choose are ultimately run by two 'networks': fear, doubt and worry being one, love, faith, trust, being the other. It is your decision in every moment as to which one you want to subscribe to. The simple act of consciously choosing, and committing to, your preferred network is so powerful and often bypasses the need to focus on specific channels. When you have faith and trust, you will more easily spend a day relaxing and having fun, which releases your resistance and allows the flow of all you want to come to you. When you have faith and trust you will more easily give to others, turning your attention away from any lack or 'I'm not enough/I don't have enough' energy, shifting your energy to vibrate with the message "I have a lot to offer" which is like hanging a neon light above you, bringing more clients or the right partner to your door.

The third issue is that we have so many subconscious factors at play, influencing our choices and decisions. We may in all earnestness decide we want to place our attention on the 'Abundance' channel, 'Health' channel or 'Faith and Trust' network, but if we have old programs in our system they will inevitably interfere with our creation process. It is for this reason that simply visualising and affirming what you want doesn't work. If you are asking for more money, but a deeper part of you doesn't feel worthy or associates money with greed or any number of other conflicting messages, you are sending out a mixed signal via your vibrational energy. When your thoughts, feelings, beliefs, subconscious energy and desires don't match, it is like projecting four different films out onto a movie screen at the same time. The good thing is: you don't have to spend a whole lot of time digging into your energy to find what your conflicting messages are.

To break the pattern of tuning in to a channel you are no longer into, and make a quantum leap into a new reality and experience, be it in one part of your life or your whole life, you have to shift your entire energy to align with the new reality and experience. In doing so anything within your vibrational field that is not aligned with what you want will naturally come up for attention and release. However if you don’t realise this is what’s happening you can get disillusioned thinking ‘Hey, I set out to have a clean house and now I find dust all over me!” Well guess what, this is what often happens when you clean house! You don’t want to give this dust a lot of energy, but you certainly don’t want to push it back down, or sweep it under the carpet only for it to keep influencing you. You only need to acknowledge it, address it however appropriate, and keep moving forward with your intention. Eventually the dust will settle and you WILL end up on the other side with a wonderful, new space. 

Excerpt from Week 1 of the 7 week e-course Create a Life you Love

(c) Dana Mrkich

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Manifesting and 'Positive Thinking'

The topic of Manifesting has come up on the Facebook page today and its connection with 'positive thinking'. 

This reminded me of an interaction I had the other week with a man who runs a local cafe. As I was waiting for my order I heard him telling his co-workers that he'd been to a meditation evening the previous night and the topic was Manifesting. He seemed to be laughing it off so I, of course, had to pipe up with a "it works you know." He said 'Ah, the power of positive thinking right?" and I said well no not really...it's the power of knowing what is in your energy field, because that's what's creating your reality. He just stood there pondering that, so I picked up my chai latte and made my way out the door with a bye, have a nice day! 

The point is, Manifesting is about so much more than just believe and it will happen or visualise and it will come. Whenever we set an intention for anything new, particularly something that is way above our usual expectations for ourselves, it will always bring up anything within us that is not in alignment with that for attention, for clearing, for release, for transformation. This includes old beliefs, wounds, fears, inherited ancestral patterns (as proven by Epigenetics) and other aspects that are contributing daily to the creation of our reality. 

I am a huge advocate for Conscious Thinking/Feeling/Awareness if you really want to create a life that feels good to you.

(c) Dana Mrkich 2013

Monday, July 22, 2013

Full Moon (and Age) of Aquarius

Mercury went Direct yesterday, and there's a Full Moon on powerful 0 Degrees Aquarius tonight so there are a lot of decisions being made after previous to-ing and fro-ing, conversations happening after recent halts to communication and clarity emerging out of cloudy confusion. 

The Full Moon is making this particular Mercury direct more emotional than most, so your heart and feelings (or someone else's) will be taking a leading role in your decisions, conversations and clarity. 

This can manifest in several ways: finally listening to your feelings despite rational logic or fear telling you to do otherwise, making a tough choice that may upset others but is necessary for your emotional wellbeing, having closure on some matter that may cause equal amounts of sadness and relief, moving forward with a long delayed goal/dream/intention. 

You may be on the receiving end of someone else's need to be true to themselves, which for you doesn't feel good but if you can see it from their perspective everyone right now is needing to do what they need to do. 

Aquarius at this time, as an era as well as a Full Moon, speaks to us of the importance of being who we really are and doing what we came here to do, even if it makes us stand out as unusual, or is unconventional, untried or untested. When we are committed to really following our authentic heart and soul path, it benefits everyone in the long term (and on a higher level), even though it can be challenging in the short-term (and on the surface). 

How are you all feeling?

(c) Dana Mrkich 2013


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

July 2013 Monthly Visions: Entering our Next Level

July 2013 Monthly Visions: Entering our Next Level

Video Version with Commentary is here

Hallelujah for July! Yes we’ve still got a long way to go, but something major has shifted this month. We’ve all been waiting this year for something to look and feel drastically different, for some sort of big sign that yes, we are in a completely new evolutionary cycle. We’ve seen the global protests in multiple countries and thought hmmm..yes, yes, this is a good sign! We’re witnessing a stream of whistleblowers, truth-revealers and all kinds of ‘positive change for humanity’ movements gaining momentum, rapidly increasing millions of peoples’ awareness. Fab. Yet even though we are seeing all of this, really we’ve all been waiting for something to feel drastically different. It doesn’t matter what you read, hear or even see. For anything to really ‘click’ within, we have to feel it as our own truth.
It’s as if we’ve all been pre-programmed with a ‘it’s happened’ or ‘it’s happening’ switch, (whatever ‘it’ is, and I think ‘it’ is so much bigger and greater than we can possibly consciously perceive right now). Instinctively we’d all just know when this switch clicked to green ‘it’s a go’ aka Houston Mission Control style. Last month we spoke about the carwash analogy – being in that little vehicle cubicle, going through the wash, rinse, dry cycle over and over again. Finally, finally, at the beginning of July the light went to green, and oh my godfather, it actually stayed green!!!  The switch clicked, and so many of us could feel it! We may not have known exactly what happened, but from all the comments that poured in from my post that weekend everyone felt a lightness and happiness for no particular reason.
We started piling out of those cubicles and I’m getting this vision now of us all thinking “Quick, let’s get as many of us out as possible until they shut the doors again!” But here we are, mid-July and….the doors are still open!!!! This is unprecedented for anyone who has been following the energy waves of not only this year but the years and years leading up to this time.  We’ve had openings before sure. Yet to have an opening that is this clear, this large, carrying this number of people through to another, higher dimension and to be staying open for this long….unprecedented.  
Just a note re going up to a higher dimension – we are still here, in our physical bodies, on this Planet Earth. We are not being beamed up anywhere aka the Rapture! The Planet is moving into a higher dimension and we’re going with her. This is a vibrational upgrade just like your television went from analogue to digital. If anything, our shift is making us feel more connected to Earth, not less. Just less connected to old drama’s and old ways of being here. We are feeling more love and more compassion for her and for all on her. We are feeling compelled to do something other than what we have been doing. If your focus has been on inner work, you are likely now feeling you want to participate in something physical be it creating a new form of education or media, getting involved in self-sustainable housing or food production, becoming more active in activism and social change. If your focus has been on the physical and material aspects of life you are likely now feeling more of a yearning to go inward and understand yourself more – as well as wanting to make a difference in the outer world. 

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...” Dr Seuss.

This is one of my all time favourite quotes and so aptly describes the fresh, clear, empowering and liberating feel of July so far. Where we were feeling a lack of motivation, enthusiasm and inspiration is returning. If we were feeling disillusioned, hope is emerging like a rainbow after a cloudy day. If we still had residual junk left over in our energy fields from years or lifetimes worth of karma and experiences and clearing processes, it’s like a Cosmic Pick Up Truck came along and took a big load away, driving it off to the Universal Recycling Plant. We feel lighter. We feel more joyful and grateful. We’ve been around long enough to know not to say…oh thank goodness, it’s all over now, it’s all sunshine from here on in! So, enjoy this window while it’s here. We all know there’ll be another carwash up the road soon enough to give us a good polish and detail, taking us out of our ‘I just got used to this space and now you’re moving me?’ zone yet again, however the window that we’re in now has opened up something in us, and whatever it has opened up is ours now, to be used and felt and accessed whenever we want or need it. We have opened up to something that we weren’t able to open up to yet – as a group, as a collective as well as on our own individual journey’s. This opening can’t be shut down no matter how many more carwashes there are still ahead of us.
If there was a Galactic reality show airing in the Cosmos called Keeping up with the Humans, it would be a ratings winner right now. The feeling is that after 6 months of being dunked under the water over and over and over and over again (ever since THAT date), we finally got a break.  Another vision that’s come through is when a baby’s head emerges a bit out then in, out then in during the pushing phase in some labours. If the official beginning of our new cycle represented the date humanity ‘crowned’, (top of head showing for those not up with birthing lingo), well July represented the date that the head finally emerged in full. There is no turning back now!
From the beginning of the month the energy of victory was in the air - as if we'd been doing round after round in the boxing ring, finally the bell went off, and exhausted but joyous we held up our arm to signal we'd won - that battle anyway. Yes, 'win/lose', 'light/dark' type thinking is old reality I know, but nevertheless something massive shifted, it felt good, and it felt very clear that humanity had turned a corner. Maybe we got past a point that those watching the reality show weren't quite sure we'd get past, but they were hoping and praying we would because they are cheering and high 5-ing all over the place.  
An influential factor in July’s energy is the super rare astro alignment on July 17: the Grand Water Trine of Jupiter in Cancer, Saturn in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces (all on 5 degrees of those signs if you know your chart). We're already feeling the influence of it now and have been all month. This alignment is a beautiful blend that is helping to make the impossible possible. Our deepest dreams, wishes and desires (those we might put under 'fairytale come true' category) combine with grounded, practical action and good fortune (right place, right time) to create one of the best potential windows you've had in a while to go for something you've been wanting for a long time.
Neptune provides the vision, Saturn suggests you'll need to put in the work, but Jupiter is ready with his sack of abundance and success to make it all worthwhile. Anytime now is a great time to give conscious thought to what you would really like a big boost of massive help with, what do you need to shift once and for all? Completely let go of how this may happen, the universe usually has a much better, easier plan for us than we can conceive, but at the same time follow your inner nudges and instincts if they say do this, or go there.
If you are ready for your Soulmate but at the same time think 'How will I ever meet him/her?', I say to people all the time: "The Universe knows where you live." Now more than ever synchronicities are working overtime to bring people together in ways you never could have planned: "I wasn't going to go into that shop but I did..", "I was going to leave the party early but my favourite song came on and I thought I'd stay 5 more minutes...". Whether you are looking for the one, a new job, or guidance about a decision you have to make, now is a great time to say to the Universe I'm ready for this, thank you for showing me the way, thank you for bringing this person to me or this new opportunity to me.  If you feel nudged to go somewhere you’d never usually go, or stay a bit longer somewhere but your logical mind is saying ‘why do you want to do that, there’s no reason, look at your watch, it’s time to go home’, try to just go with your feelings even if they make no sense.
Yes Divine Timing always plays a role in us attracting what we want, so we have to take that into consideration, but you can at least meet Divine Timing halfway so that you're ready when the time is ready. Your own energy also plays a role - if there is something you want that isn't happening, it often means there is a part of you that for some reason doesn't want it - or doesn't want it quite yet. Journal with that part. Ask it: why don't you want this? Or why don't you want this yet? The Grand Trine on July 17 is Magic in an Astro-bottle so drink it up and use it to step up and out into the next level of You.  
The Grand Trine is affecting us the whole of this month, and I keep receiving the message that this isn’t a contained astrological event that is only effective for this period. They are showing it to me more as a portal, an opening, allowing us to gain access to things we might put in the ‘magic and miracles’ category not just this month but from now on in, into the coming months and years.  Be open to the fact that magic and miracles can and do occur. Ask for guidance. Tell the universe you are ready. Tell yourself you are ready for your next level.
If new ideas or opportunities come to you, notice any old sabotaging thoughts pop up that try to convince you "oh this is all just too hard, you can't do this, what's the point, it'll fail anyway." Just like you can delete the junk mail in your inbox, so too you can press delete on thoughts like that.
 A new template, a new potential, a new paradigm has opened, which will increasingly see us experiencing and creating things we’d formerly think of as ‘fairytales’ or ‘impossible’ as the new normal. How many times have you been told “You’re in dreamland” when you articulate your hopes or dreams be it for a soulmate, a vision you have for a new home or healing sanctuary, or the way you’d like to see countries and business run? We are entering a new level of what we expect from life. We, and even more so our children and grandchildren’s generations, will look back and think it inconceivable that we tolerated what we have tolerated, that we accepted less than we deserve in every area of life and society. In the exact same way that you might look back on your relationship history and think, how on earth did I put up with that!? so too will humanity look back on its history and think the same thing.
For those who have been on a certain path for a long time, don't be surprised if new pathways are opening up in a whole other direction than the one you expected! Really pay attention to what you are being guided toward over the next month. We are being given strong signs at the moment telling us in one way or another: "this way, this way!"
On July 22 we have a Full Moon at 0 Degrees Aquarius, and this feels very significant. 0 Degrees of any sign is considered a powerful point. The first 2000 years of this new 26, 000  year cycle is renowned for being the Age of Aquarius, a sign that is commonly thought of as being the ‘water-bearer’ but an informative comment on my Facebook page  from Ron Laswell of www.astrochakras.com let us know that Aquarius in fact represents a “downpouring of cosmic energy” which makes so much sense in light of the foundation of this ‘new age’. (It makes sense too with the visions associated with these times of ‘great waves all over the Earth’ – they are waves of high frequency energy).
Then on July 29 we have an Earth Grand Trine featuring the Moon in Taurus, Venus in Virgo and Pluto in Capricorn (9 degrees for each, if you know your chart). This is exciting to astrologers because it merges with the Water Grand Trine to form a ‘Star of David’.  Now, a three-dimensional Star of David is a Merkaba, which is felt by some to be the shape of our ‘light body vehicle’. If you are unfamiliar with the Merkaba you can picture a pyramid facing up, with an upside down pyramid coming down through it. This represents the merging of Heaven and Earth – to bring the energies of ‘Heaven’ or the higher dimensions down to Earth, and for Earth to embody the higher energies of the higher dimensions.
So for the whole of July we have a series of astrological happenings supporting our shift into a very new level of divine manifestation, helping us to bring in and create our highest potential right here on Earth.
We can expect to see a continuation of ‘people power’ groups, no longer willing to accept unethical actions and decisions of governments, corporations and systems. It may seem that chaos is reigning but this is partly due to the fact that we are becoming more aware now of so much that has been going on for a long time, and partly due to the fact that awareness of something triggers a ‘fight or flight’ mentality in anything that has depended on lack of awareness for its survival. That which isn’t a match for the new, higher vibration has to collapse or transform – but some things/people/systems will go to one of these two destinations kicking and screaming first. We’ve all had kicking and screaming moments, and many of us will continue to have these sometimes – even when life is trying to expand us into a greater version of ourselves, or you could say especially when!
It can be frustrating (and scary) to see governments tightening the reins of control the more they see people awakening, but it helps to remember:’ oh okay, this is what happens to me too when a part of me awakens and another part of me feels threatened by that, not wanting to leave its comfort zone’. By all means do what you feel to do: protest, write letters, meditate, pray, vision how you want things to be, create your own movement, change your shopping habits etc.  So awareness is not a suggestion to become passive as things unfold, rather it is a place from which you can respond consciously in whatever way feels best and right for you.
There is a tremendous amount of ‘fear of loss of power’ occurring everywhere now, and we can feel that with the tightening energy. When ones source of power comes from power over others that is not authentic power at all, and so what is being ‘lost’ was not ours to have in the first place when we are in that category. Of course this old power game we’ve been playing on the Earth plane is a two-way street, and power had to be handed over by someone in order for it to be used by others. Some people are claiming their power back with both arms, others are flailing around in panic, throwing it back like it’s a hot potato. Lack of power can be a comfort zone as it also comes with no need for self-responsibility.  
So we are seeing this balancing thing happening with personal power, whether we’re within ourselves, in our relationships, or between governments or corporations and ‘the people’. We’re also seeing the conflict and chaos that is ensuing where power isn’t ready to be handed over or ready to be owned and received. To the best of our ability we need to be conscious now of what role we are playing with our Power – are we owning our Power consciously? Are we avoiding it and in a habit of blaming others for our situation or being dependent on others to rescue or validate us? Or do we use our energy to overpower or manipulate others? None of us are perfect and we may be surprised at how often we do any of the two extremes just in our day to day life let alone on the big world stage. What you will notice is, anytime you step out of your power these days – whether it’s going against your own true feelings and essentially letting someone else drive your soul car, or pushing against someone else’s true feelings and essentially bumping them out of their soul driver’s seat – you will feel it and more than feel it, you will usually see the consequences. 
Wishing you all a powerful July, it’s certain to be one of those months that you look back on and think wow, that was a real turning point for me this year.

(c) Dana Mrkich 2013

Dana Mrkich is an Energy Intuitive, Author of A New Chapter, Creator of E-course Create a Life you Love and an inspirational teacher, writer and speaker. For more info, please visit her website, or for regular energy updates join her on Facebook or follow her on Twitter.