Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Once in A Blue Moon.....

There is a fantastically rare Full Moon on Friday. This Moon is Blue, which means it's the second one in one month. Last time it happened was in 2012 and won't be blue again until 2018. I always like a rare and potent moment in the cosmos, don't you?

Once in lifetime certain opportunities come along. For some, it's a lucky lotto ticket. For others, a chance to strike fame. For everyone there is only one. It's that one chance you either take or you don't, and either way, you remember it. In the stars it shows that there is an opportunity of the nature amongst us NOW. For me, it's quite clear. I am fishing up my final draft of my first book proposal ever, and submitting it to the Transformational Author Writing Contest on the SAME DAY as the Full Blue Moon on Friday the 31st.  I feel like I have a good chance of winning one of the choice prizes and I am holding that vision. I am also totally unattached to the outcome and feeling like I am #winning already, simply because I am finally writing the book and steadfastly on the path.

Oh, my book is called 'Make Love to God: Arousing the Connection to Your Wild Heart, Ecstatic Spirit and Perfect Purpose'. I think it sounds awesome, of course I'm a little biased. 
'Like' my page to stay informed on the release and program launches for this! It's juicy ;)

What is your once in a lifetime chance that is happening as we breathe this breath? Can you even see it? It may be very subtle, and require a closer look or deeper listen. Whatever it is, embrace it and say 'YES' to the 'YUM' :)!

Here is a really amazing Blue Moon Blurb from Sianna Sherman (amazing yoga priestess chick):

This upcoming full moon in Aquarius holds 3 major impacts:

1) Blue Moon – the 2nd full moon of July. The last one was Aug. 31, 2012

2) Guru Purnima – the full moon to celebrate the transmissions of our teachers

3) Lunar Lammas – the full moon to celebrate the 1st harvest 

There’s a tremendous amount of energy building throughout the week and we may find ourselves in review of the past 3 years. It’s like being on the edge of a precipice of massive change and wanting to take a leap of trust into the Universe. We are in major karmic review and at the same time, we might feel an immense urge to go for it, get out of our comfort zones, take a chance and toss ourselves fully into our visionary dreams. No doubt, it’s going to bring up fear, resistance and denial, yet the longing for truth and love is much greater than the limiting forces.

Remember to practice. Soften within and listen to your heart. Get together with your heart tribe to sing, dance, chant, and meditate. Be outside in rhythm with nature and welcome the intensity of the surging life within you.

Thanks to Sianna for such insight! :)

That's quite an impressive moon! Keep your prayers strong and give all of your gripes to the Highest Source of Love that exists. This is our chance to really breakthrough. I believe in myself, and I believe in you. I believe in your believing in yourself, most importantly, and that is why my career is shifting towards Life Empowerment Coaching. Whether it's mind set, motivation, inspiration, sexuality, body image or positivity coaching - it's all about you believing in yourself, loving yourself, and being your own best friend! This Full Moon Blue Moon, I choose to attract three new coaching clients so I am offering a 75% discount on my 6 Week Life Empowerment Package. Includes 6 private weekly sessions, techniques for transformations and lots of yummy homework and followups. I'm really fun to hang with and love to inspire people, so if this appeals to you let's schedule a free consult here, and just put in the Subject Line: "Yes to Life Empowerment!" :)

 My prayer for you this Blue Moon is simple. LIVE WHILE YOUR ALIVE! Tilt back your head and hooooooooooooooowl in wild wonder. Why not? THIS LIFE is only once in a lifetime. I hope we all really get that. That was what propelled me around the world without and address for 5 years straight. This is my only life. Not a dress rehearsal. Once in a Blue Moon comes a life like this. Make it your own, and then give it up to God. All of my love.........


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

New Moon - New Movement

The New Moon is a time to go inward and explore the darkness. From the darkness sprouts all new life. A lotus must spiral through the mire before unfolding to the morning sun. A baby must incubate in the lightless womb for many months. Night falls daily, and we slumber in the absence of the sun. The New Moon opens a portal for us to release that which no longer serves us. This particular moon, in Cancer, asks us to consider the following questions: 

What nourishes you? 

What environment provides beauty for you? 

What aspects of your life need drastic change? 

Are there family patterns you are unconditionally playing out? 

We have the opportunity to weed our inner garden, plant new seeds, and create something so amazing, something we have only glimpsed in our imaginations. 

Tonight, for my New Moon celebration and inner gardening, I am leading an elemental journey through music and dance in the town where I grew up. I am here in South Carolina, getting back to my roots, and wriggling down deep to the source of my cycles, patterns and pre-determined personality quirks. Tonight as I dance, I choose to dance the demons keeping me from succeeding to the surface, so they can experience love and appreciation for the ways in which they have served me. As they arise from the deepest, darkest realms of my roots, may they be released with ease and grace. May my process feel beautiful and raw, an inspiration to the dancers around me; a source of strength for them to do that same. My prayer is for us all to feel at Home in our Own skin and bones. Temples in the flesh. 

Please continue reading to take in the words of amazing astrologist Pat Lilies, who write for The Power Path. 

I hope this New Moon blog inspires, ignites and encourages you to make any changes needed in your life. We are all in this together, and we one of us make a change, it's felt worldwide in subtle and sometimes obvious ways. Blessings and Beauty to you now and always <3

The following write up was excerpted from www.ThePowerPath.com


Written by Patricia Liles.  Contact her at PATLILES@aol.com
Cancer New Moon
Sun and Moon in Cancer ~ 23º
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 7:24 PM Mountain Time
(Thursday, July 16, 1:24 AM Greenwich Mean Time
The emotional dial is turned way up at this point in the year when the Moon is in its own sign, Cancer, and is joined by the Sun for New Moon.  Mercury and Mars also in Cancer are joining the party.  A party for Cancer includes all those things she rules ~ food, family and the comforts of home.  With the Moon as ruler and as the cardinal water sign, Cancer rules our emotional bodies, our receptive nature that waxes and wanes like the Moon’s light bringing constant shift and change.  The fourth sign of the zodiac is a curious mixture of security needs and the unending flow of adaptation to change.  Cancer rules the fourth house of the zodiac where she is guardian of the home, our foundations, ancestors, our intimate private lives, the mother.  Introverted Cancer rules the breasts and the stomach translating to nourishment and what will support family.  The watery, Moon-ruled nature of Cancer greatly heightens and sensitizes intuition, and she can feel the shifts in emotional tides before they are even expressed.  Often accused of moodiness, it’s just her responsiveness to the emotional currents that puts Cancer in a different stream than the rational, intellectual concerns of those around her.  Captain Picard in Star Trek always included his beautiful empath in his council for good reason.
Mercury and Mars (14º) are also in Cancer and are EXACTLY opposing Pluto in Capricorn (14º)! Oh my!
Mars has been highly interactive with the Sun and Moon in the last two months.  There’s something we need to pay attention to here.  Mars adds an element of haste and urgency to everything, we get too much on our plates and the energetic feeling is one of intensity.  Add those ingredients to the mental functions of Mercury and in the sign of emotional Cancer and you have a recipe for breaking out of deep emotional patterns, family patterns, patterns that run in the background, feeling patterns, patterns that hold your personal power small and rigid.  Cancer tends to develop defenses to protect its emotional sensitivity, so if defensiveness rears its head, check inside that exposed emotional artery for clogged energy that wants release. Avoid dwelling on emotional replays of past hurts and slights and use Mars’ energy for activities that enhance the feeling of Mars empowerment and action.  With Mars, God of War, opposite Pluto, Lord of the Underworld, you may see power struggles and resistance with others or within yourself.  There’s a push to win, dominate, break through or to accomplish something big and make big changes that free your emotional energy and really change up your life.
Mercury and Mars will each take a turn at triggering first Pluto in Capricorn and then Uranus in Aries from July 15 (New Moon) until July 25.  (Just what the Sun did last week). It creates a background of crisis/opportunity that is exemplified by Greece and the European Union situation.  Greece is a Capricorn country as is Brussels, Belgium, seat of the EU (and Bosnia, Afghanistan, Iran, Mexico).  Greece is exposing the financial, governmental debt game that they are resistant to and no longer willing to play in a win/lose paradigm ~ a perfect example of the crisis and exposure of no longer functional concepts in our social/financial/governmental/corporate worlds (all Capricorn ruled) by Pluto’s passage through this sign 2008-2024.
We have two annual retrogrades coming up soon.  Uranus in Aries moves retrograde from July 26-December 25 moving ever closer to a square with Pluto until December.  We’ve completed all seven exact squares of these two collective, transpersonal planets – the birth is complete.  Now we learn to live with the infant.  Uranus can open you to the unexpected in whatever house it transits through.  Fresh energy, inspiration, unconventional turns, and discoveries await you.  The rebel within you may soon make itself heard.
Venus also moves retrograde on July 25 having just entered 1º Virgo.  She will begin moving direct on September 6.  Retrogrades can help turn us inward and encourage extreme manifestations of the planet.  You may find yourself more creative in your finances, more organized in your personal space, more critical of your relationships, more willing to make health-oriented changes to improve your magnetic attraction.  Watch for Venus as Evening Star on the 18th meeting with the crescent moon as she marks her final gateway completing a long cycle and marking her descent and disappearance into the underworld before she reappears next month as the morning star beginning a new cycle in Leo.  For a deeper study of this beautiful cycle of the feminine see http://venusalchemy.com/venus-initiation-teleclass-series/
At this Cancer New Moon, realign with the feminine gifts of support, nourishment and fertility.  Bring your feelings to conscious awareness in every situation you find yourself in and heed the messages of your feeling state.  Honor the feelings of others.  Nurture the new beginnings of all you want to see grow in your life.
07/22 Sun enters Leo 9:30 PM Mountain Time
07/31 Aquarius Full Moon 8º 4:43 AM Mountain Time
08/14 Leo New Moon 21º 8:54 AM Mountain Time
Written by Patricia Liles.  Contact her at PATLILES@aol.com

Monday, July 6, 2015

A Return to My Roots

I sit on the wooden wrap around deck, under the shade of the gazebo, gazing upon the shimmering water, light dancing and reflecting infinitely across the vast ocean. The waves rhythmically crash against the shore only to slip away; pushing and pulling, inhaling and exhaling, ebbing and flowing. The cycles of nature reveal themselves all the more clearly as I observe and silently witness the wonders around me. Tides change. Children grow. Bird eggs hatch. Fish feed. The sun sets, only to rise again.  The winds are always changing, sometimes without warning, other times so softly....
you hardly notice. 

I am officially 'in my thirties', and this has brought about some deep reflection and self inquisition. 
What am I here to offer the world? How can my life benefit the lives of others?
How can I use my gifts and talents to shed light in a seemingly very dark world?
These questions have given rise to an answer that has been a long time coming.




So, as I sit here listening to birds chirp, children squeal, waves wash and wind rustle the palms....

I write.

I have been here many times before. Edisto Beach has been our family retreat for 28 years now. 
I've been coming here with my mother since I was two. This year is the first year we are here without my sweet Grandmother, My Nonnie. She passed into the Angelic Realms last November, two weeks before her 94th birthday. She is here with us, but this time in Spirit. I celebrate here life, and even brought photos of her when she was a young woman and young girl, to honor her spirit as eternally youthful and tangible. Without her here, I feel the reality of 'getting older'. I feel the reality of innocence lost. I feel the reality that now I am a woman, no longer just a girl, with a responsibility to tell my story as it unfolds, along with the wisdom and reflections it brings me. When I am 94, I want my granddaughter to be able to hold in her hands the Book of My Life, a book the represents the life of a girl turning woman at the turn of the 21st century, a book that represents the life of many women as we step into a world that is beckoning and banishing us at the same time. A world that needs our light NOW more than ever. If it is in my highest calling, when I am 94 I want to be sitting right here, with this view, working the same magic I am working now....Storytelling.

Edisto Island was named after the Edisto Indian Tribe that lived and prospered here until the early 1700's. I have visited their burial sites, and places where relics lie. I have  researched what I can of them, only to find dead ends and some simple  imagery of hunter/gatherer basket weavers. I feel deeply connected to this tribe, so much that perhaps I had a life once as one of them in the 1500's. 500 years later I sit on the same sand, telling a different story. Perhaps I was a Twisted Hair, one who orally passed on stories, teachings and ways of life. Perhaps I was just The Observer; a part of the whole but not manifest in body. Either way, this island, this shore, this tradition....is my home. 
Being here is a Return to My Roots.
Being here means I am stripped down to the core of who I am, who I want to be, where I have been and where I am going.
Being here in the Deep South, the source of my lineage for hundreds of years and back countless generations gets me in a place of raw creation. The words pour forth, the juju gets stronger.
This is the perfect time to write from the depths of my bones.
This is my time to tell my story.

Do you have a story to tell?
Do you you have a message to bring forth?
Are you ready?!

 It's like having a baby. You become pregnant and make announcements and prepare, but really when it comes down to it you are never prepared for the surprises and emotions, the situations and predicaments. There are moments you want to give up and give in but you simply can't. 
There is no other mother for your baby.
There is no other mother for your story!

We are literally the ones we have been waiting for. We are waiting on a savior, a redeemer, the perfect president, the perfect laws and agreements, the end to war, the beginning of peace....
We are waiting on angels to swoop in and save us from the mire we are wading in without direction.
But truly, in reality, the compass is within us! 
Out story is the answer, our past are the clues and our futures the new way forward. 
We are waiting, but are we willing?

As I sit here, watching my 2.5 year old nephew being read a story by his mother who is freshly pregnant with her second child....I realize the responsibility I have. I must birth this book for all of the women who need hope, not for themselves but for their children. I have the responsibility to birth this book before I birth a baby, so that I can give this story and message the same type of attention I would give my own child. This message is equally as important to me as the conception of a child. I will nurture, prepare, pray, provide for and purposefully place each word into this carefully crafted creation so that millions of women world wide will absolutely benefit from this book being birthed.

I remember.
Because I am blessed to remember I am being called forth to speak.
There is a truth that exists inside of us that resonates when we see the colors of the rising sun or the sparkle on the ocean surface. Something is ignited when we witness a baby born or feel the wind on our face on a mountain top. This truth is one we can't quite put on our finger on, but we can point to it. My prayer is that my words will point to this truth in a unique way for each reader. May different aspects of my story touch a special spot on each heart, and make a positive change.

Thank you for your love and support now and always!
Let me know how I can best LOVE and SUPPORT YOU! 
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From Roots to Fruits,
Shellie White Light