Monday, April 28, 2014

Follow your inner nudges

Christian enrolled into an intuitive awareness course today, which is something he has wanted to do for a while. The registration lady on the phone remarked that the class this term is nearly all men which was unusual. I loved hearing that! 

We are all moving into a greater balance now with our inner feminine and masculine energies, feeling really strong urges to do things that we have either been putting off or not even considered doing until now. I have been getting major nudges to get out into the garden, to plant herbs, fruit trees and flowers, to re-pot plants, and this past weekend I finally got out there. It felt so good, and I can't wait for my next gardening day. 

If you have been getting some inner nudge to do something, you can be sure that it is coming from some inner part of you that is wanting to flow, wanting a voice, wanting to be expressed, wanting you to experience a greater state of balance, and even a greater state of health and wellbeing. Following our inner nudges allows more of our soul to be revealed, and from there we more easefully and naturally move toward relationships, work, and lifestyles that are in alignment with who we really are. 

What are you being nudged to do lately?

(c) Dana Mrkich 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Party time is over

In this day and age of ‘you create your reality’ mindset, this idea is often talked about as if ‘You’ is a singular entity, able to be controlled and lassoed with a few strong thoughts and positive affirmations. The reality is that this ‘You’ is made up of countless aspects, conscious and subconscious, holding a myriad of beliefs, emotions, desires and fears, existing on multiple dimensions. This kaleidoscope that is ‘You’ can be likened to a team of wild horses, ideally all going in one direction but more often than not they are going in multiple directions, or trying to. In the centre of all that, we have our Soul, the beautiful horse with the very clear vision of where he or she wants to go this lifetime – sometimes the Soul helps to pull the horses in line, and other times the horses push and pull the Soul or ignore her/him completely. At the helm we have our Greater Self, able to see what lies ahead if we keep going in the direction we are going.
            From time to time at crucial points of our evolution the Soul has bucked and demanded the horses’ attention or our Greater Self would rein the horses in if they were veering too far off course. Yet for the most part, until recently, we had a kind of Free Will where these horses could do what they wanted to do. It was all part of our greater learning experience.  
Party time is over for this particular version of our Free Will team of horses.
Our Soul is taking the lead, and our Greater Self is shouting directions like it’s the final sprint section of a long marathon race.
Our Free Will Team of Horses (including our Ego, various dreams we’ve held, our wounds, etc) are being tossed to and fro with every influx of higher vibrational energy/solar flares/eclipses/cardinal crosses/whatever possible cosmic ammunition the universe has available. The image I get is that scene from Forrest Gump where Lieutenant Dan is sitting atop the shrimp boat in a raging storm, rain bucketing down, thunder, lightning, stormy seas, and he shouts out: “C’mon, you call this a storm?....It’s time for a showdown! You and me!.” Right to the end, we try to hold on to the illusion that we are in control, without fully realising the greater enormity of who it is that we really are.
The next morning, the sea is calm.  Lieutenant Dan is sitting on the edge of the boat looking transformed, the anger has left. He says to Forrest “You know, I never thanked you for saving my life.” And he falls over the edge for a swim. Forrest’s observation is:  “I think he made his peace with God.”
When our Soul takes the lead and our Greater Self descends into us, calling us to embody who we really are, as we are being called to do right now, it can feel like a storm. It can feel like we are being pushed and pulled by some Divine Force. This Divine Force is YOU, the authentic you, the greater you, the soul of you, calling you back into alignment with you.
We can fight our Self and our Soul all we like, but we’ll end up pretty bruised. Their terrain is no picnic either some of the time, but just like Lieutenant Dan’s night with the storm, the new day comes and in our newly surrendered, humbled state we can see that our Soul and Self has been working for us not against us, the whole time.  There we can find our peace.

© Dana Mrkich 2014


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Is Action awaiting you?

A lot of the time we delay putting our dreams into action because we think we don't know enough yet, or aren't 'something enough' yet. This especially applies to those of you who feel called to do something in the healing or creative realms work-wise, but it can also apply to things like being ready for a relationship or leaving a relationship. 

Your awareness and version of self tomorrow will always be greater than your awareness and version of self today, but if you keep waiting for tomorrow until you know more or heal more or are more then you could spend your whole life waiting for some magic day to take action. There are times when it is wise to wait, and there are times when action is awaiting us. 

Is there some action awaiting you?

(c) Dana Mrkich 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Energetic Influences and Free Will

Some people don't like the idea, or don't believe, that we are subject to planetary or energetic influences. Just as the tide ebbs and flows with the phases of the moon, so too we are influenced by the movements of the planets, solar activity and non-physical energy. 

Unlike the ocean who goes with the flow of nature, we like to feel in control and we like to talk about the fact we have 'free will'. While it's a good thing to feel like you, not something external, is at the wheel of your car, it's a sad thing that in our Western society we haven't been taught to acknowledge energetic activity that is influencing us, whether or not we consciously acknowledge it. I have a saying: Do we really have free will if we are only aware of three of the ten doors that are potentially open to us? By blocking our innate knowledge of energetic influences, I feel it's like throwing away vital tools from our life backpack. This knowledge has the potential to help us see more clearly, make better decisions and choices, understand our patterns and circumstances and step into far greater versions of ourselves than we have been led to believe is possible. With greater energetic knowledge as part of our daily toolkit, now that is when we can truly say we are living our life with free will. Far from being encouraged to acknowledge and work with energy, it is ridiculed by the mainstream which is ridiculous and disempowering - especially when the most powerful members of our Western society use knowledge of energy to its fullest and often to the detriment of others. 

I think people don't like the idea that they are at the mercy of something we can't see or totally understand with the mind, or even fully (yet) measure with our science, but acknowledging energetic influences is not at all about being at the mercy of something. Quite to the contrary, I think it is when we don't know about how energy plays a part in our life (whether internal or external) that is when we are most likely to feel like random victims of random events. Planetary movements for example don't throw us about for fun or to make hapless pawns out of us. They offer us opportunities for growth. Knowing why something is happening, knowing that there is a specific deeper or higher transformational process at play, helps us navigate our life with greater emotional peace and balance. 

As much as we like to think we can, we can't control everything that happens to us - but we can control how we respond. A knowledge of all the energetic influences at play, be they subconscious, be they astrological, be they your belief in a higher power, can help us move through life with strong, healthy, conscious responses to all we encounter day to day.

(c) Dana Mrkich 2014

The Cardinal Cross Pinball Machine

Eclipse season is always powerful under ordinary circumstances but this one, with tonight's Lunar Eclipse and the Solar Eclipse following in a couple of weeks, is extraordinary in that it is happening in skies that are currently playing host to a Cardinal Cross. 

The image I keep getting of this Cardinal Cross is of a diamond-shaped pinball machine with a hard-hitter planet in each corner: Pluto, Jupiter, Uranus and Mars. We are playing the part of the pinballs, just trying to find our way through this maze of life. The light is shining down on us from all angles, making us see and feel every nook and cranny of ourselves and others. Sometimes this light is too bright, too intense, too confronting, and so we try to run and hide from our self, from others, from our potential, from our fears. 

The Cardinal Cross is one of many cosmic events lately that is essentially saying: no more hiding, not on our watch! If we are shying away from our assertiveness or we're exploding with anger inappropriately, Mars will ping us straight to Pluto for a lecture about how we are using, or misusing, or repressing our power. If we are avoiding Jupiter who is trying to get us to step into a bigger version of ourselves, he will slingshot us all the way to Uranus who has an unexpected mack truck waiting for us to remind us of who we came here to be. 

Just as we think we can't take much more, (or are totally loving the thrill of the ride), here comes the Full Moon eclipse, like a giant helicopter shining a mega spotlight on us, complete with loudspeaker: Are you ready to surrender to who you are yet? Are you ready to have a healthy relationship with your inner Masculine and inner Feminine now? (This is a Huge theme for the year, highlighted by this eclipse being in Libra). Are you ready to be whole?

(c) Dana Mrkich 2014

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Out with the old routine, In with the inner message

Something that is increasing lately is, we are being asked to constantly check in with how we are really feeling about something as opposed to going about our day to day routines on auto-pilot. March was a pivotal month for a lot of people where a lot of things slowed down, for the purpose of really taking a good look at where we may be out of balance. What are we doing too much of? Or not enough of? Sometimes it’s not about doing less or more of anything, it’s about how you do what you do: what are we doing in ‘rush-mode’ as opposed to ‘appreciate and smell the roses’ mode? 

We are moving from a head-based reality into a heart-centred way of living, and that requires throwing out the old manuals of how life used to work. If you are finding it hard to stick to a set routine lately, consider that it may be because your energy wants you to be in balance, whatever that means on any given day or week. Our old lives were ruled by the clock and our diary schedule, while this new energy supports a more organic approach. 

Yes commitment and routine can provide structure to our lives and create results, but where it is interfering with the natural flow of your energy, or excessively rigid, it can also create imbalances. Life is doing everything possible right now to help us move into a greater state of balance, and so it pays to listen to your body and your feelings so they can help you do this in as gentle a way as possible. When we don’t listen to inner message after inner message, that’s usually when we are forced to address these kinds of things. 

What are your feelings and ‘inner messages’ telling you lately? 

(c) Dana Mrkich 2014


Friday, April 04, 2014

Freedom, Truth and Raging against the Machine

Passionate comments have come through on my last post about Earth shifts, from people who have had enough of the shenanigans occurring on this planet. I liked the comments, and thought I'd share my response here: 

Humanity has been stopped from fully experiencing freedom in all its millions of forms. And you are right - When you know and feel and sense what our reality could be (and eventually WILL be) and already is on other planets and planes of existence, the reality here is hellish! For me, it is like a light at the end of the tunnel when I see that more and more people every day have had enough. I know that millions of people today are convinced of things that years ago was considered conspiracy theory. I remember being told 20 years ago I should write science fiction when I told someone what my absolute inner knowing was around government deals with alien technology. Maybe I should have written that science fiction book and reached more ears ha! 

That particular post was about Earth's movements, but I am fully aware that not all her movements are natural thanks to fracking, mining, HAARP etc, and you can bet that certain elite are EXPERTS in all kinds of mass manipulation, weather control and mind control. And this does create Fear in a lot of people. For others, it creates reason and motivation to rage against the machine. Sometimes it does feel like too many people are still asleep, but then I look around and see how many are awake now. 

Elite or not, frustrations or not, I am driven by the desire for Freedom and Truth to be here on this planet, experienced by as many people as possible. Sometimes it feels like you're knocking your head on a brick wall, sometimes you wonder why you signed up for this gig, but then you look around and see that thousands, millions of people are all joining in the fight for a more harmonious, peaceful, free, just, humane world, and you realise...we are going to have that reality we came here to create. Too many of us have come in with the exact same visions of that reality that is our human right and divine right, for it not to be a possibility. I believe it's more than a possibility, I feel it is our destiny, and our responsibility, to create it.

(c) Dana Mrkich 2014

Thursday, April 03, 2014

High pressure conditions

This 'April is starting with a bang' energy continues with two significant earthquakes in Chile focusing many people's energy, and fears, on the 'Ring of Fire' region. Increased attention is also going onto Yellowstone National Park, home to a 'supervolcano' after footage was taken of bison running from the area for no visible reason. 

Earth is a living being, and needs to shift and release energy just as we do. Fear of an event can leave us feeling powerless and hopeless, while experience has shown us that the tools we need to survive any given event often don't show up until we are actually experiencing it. How many times have you heard or read about someone surviving against the odds, or rescuing someone, and saying: "Something came over me. I just did what I had to do." 

I'm not saying it is easy to go through intense Earth shift events, nor am I making any predictions here, but I do feel it's important to say let's not get into a fear frenzy as current natural events as well as the hyper-intense (and at times stress-full) astrological climate of April can cause people to go into emotional over-drive. 

Diamonds are created under high pressure conditions. Highly stressful situations can make us or break us. If fear is present in you, ask it if there is any practical action it would like you to take right now to make you feel more at ease. Eg many people feel better when they have a few days of water or food stored. Otherwise, trust that you are well equipped, more than you realise, to deal with whatever life brings our way. 

Let's take a moment to send love to our beautiful planet Earth. We are so lucky to live here. Also, remember that in times of crisis, more often than not, we see the best of people, and people really do take care of each other. The old myth of 'it's every man for himself' when it comes to survival just hasn't been true when we look at the largest natural events in recent years and people's responses. 

Love to all in Chile and those feeling vulnerable wherever you live.

(c) Dana Mrkich 2014

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Aries New Moon: Warrior Energy Month!

Video Version with Commentary is here

Happy April everyone! I am loving the energy that the New Moon in Aries brought in. It's like the solar flare on Sunday was a firecracker dropped into our energy field, exploding outward anything that needed a bit of a shake up/wake up/healing release - clearing our field in preparation for this new month ahead. 

People often get tired and ask 'when does all this clearing end?' "Who knows?" is the honest answer but...we shower daily even though we've showered every day up to today. Mowing the grass today doesn't mean we'll never have to mow again. Energy Maintenance is similar to all those physical things we do to keep our body, car, home, desk, lawn etc clean and clear. Rather than look at it as something that 'you should surely be done with by now', perhaps look at it from the perspective that it's like a spiral. We go round and round, but we are not going round in circles. 

On our spiral journey we are always increasing in awareness and understanding from the last time we 'mowed that particular patch of grass'. We become better energy gardeners, more efficient at this life thing, sometimes it's exhausting, other times exhilarating. It may seem like we're going over the same thing over again, but if you look closer you'll see you're dealing with things just that bit differently, moving through issues faster, feeling more solid and whole within yourself with each big shift. 

When enough people have moved up to a certain place in the spiral that's when we experience quantum leaps of change in our community and on the world stage, and we've been feeling that the latter is due for a long time now. I have faith in 'we the people'. Our leap has got nothing to do with what the 'elite' are doing or not doing. Yep, they have made things harder, but they do not own the keys to our evolution. Humanity is evolving, we are crashing through the old prison walls, breaking through ceilings, and daring to look behind the veil to see what greater reality is possible for us. The Aries warrior energy is really bringing this out of us this month!

(c) Dana Mrkich 2014