July 2012: Go In and Go Deep
By Talyaa Liera
Deep internal stuff! Parts of the Big You!
Long-submerged parts of you will surface this month, if you know what to look for.
For some of you, this will be painful – a constant whirlpool
of old emotion and reaction, going round and round without seeming to
stop. If this is your experience this month, remember that you can get
off the merry-go-round. You can turn a painful experience into a
glorious one. This could be the month where you break the daisy chain
and start REALLY LIVING. I’ll tell you how in a moment.
For others — maybe most of you! — this month’s process will
be joyfully enlightening, like reading a book that you can’t put down
because each new page brings you a different and wholly unexpectedly
delightful part of the story. If this is your experience this month,
congratulations! You are more in touch than ever with the big part of
You, the inner part that expands into limitless space and can do
How can you tell how well you are doing?
So many of us feel better when we have a sense of our overall
progress — am I moving forward or slipping back? — but too often we
rely on external sources to tell us how we are doing. Life does not
grade you! You receive all your awards and acclamations only from one
place — your inner compass. Your inner self is a vast and unending
source of incredible wisdom for you. All you have to do is to learn to
tune in and listen. Go in and go deep.
How to listen to your inner self
Start with your body. Your body holds within its amazing
structure all that you have ever experienced. To disconnect from your
body is to disconnect with your greatest source of knowledge about the
thing that is most important of all — You. But the problem is, many of
us live in our heads. Bodies are too often disregarded. We have begun to
think that what is in our head is more important than what our bodies
tell us. Not true! So how to connect with this vast source of wisdom,
when you are used to thinking your way through life?
This might not be easy to do. In fact, more likely than not, really feeling will be hard at first. Feel. Ahhh.
How to feel
Start with your breath. Breathe deep down into your body.
Imagine your breath going all the way down to your toes. Breathe slowly;
and when one breath ends begin the next. Allow your inhalations to
morph into your exhalations, one big wheel of breath in and out, all the
way down to your toes. Feel this in your body. What happens when you
breathe this way? Do you feel constricted, cold, or tight anywhere?
Concentrate on these parts of you — they need more breath! Give the
constricted, cold, tight parts of you more love, more breath. Notice now
what you feel, what emotions arise in you. Mad? Sad? Glad? Afraid?
Whatever you feel, keep breathing. Give the feeling more space, more
space to live, more space to exist within you.
It is a simple thing — breathing — but most of us only
breathe a little way. We use our upper chest, breathing shallowly. Feel
your lungs expand as you breathe. Imagine your red blood cells bringing
oxygen to all parts of your body. Feel that you are alive. Feel that you
are part of the universe.
When you begin giving space, life, and breath to the
constricted, cold, and tight parts of you, you will begin to go in and
go deep. You will begin to make space to truly listen in to your
gorgeous source of wisdom. And you will begin to build a foundation
inside you that will be strong enough to withstand a virtual tsunami of
emotion and experience.
What to do if this month brings doubt and pain
Remember that all life is cyclical.
New growth emerges from the withered stalks of last year’s
bounty. The moon waxes and wanes. Your heart contracts, emptying and
then refilling with blood. And sometimes you are on top of the world,
feeling that you can do what you are here to do. If you do not feel that
way now, remember that everything changes. Your time of growth and
peace will come again.
Give space to your doubt and fear. This is not wallowing in
it, but rather giving it breath. Consider the phrase, What you resist
persists. Allowing space for your fear takes its power away. Breathe
into whatever is grabbing you. Trust that you are stronger — for you
surely are! Breathe into your doubts and fears and old patterns and cast
light upon them. They only live in the fetid darkness of the cramped
corners of your mind, but when you give them space and light and breath,
they cannot live.
Share your experience with someone else.
Find a trusted friend or partner. Ask them to listen deeply
to you, holding sacred space for you to shed light on the dark parts
inside you. And then tell your story. This, too, gives it light. And
sharing so intimately helps you remember your gold and remember your
incredible strength. When you see yourself reflected in the eyes of
another, you see yourself all the more clearly.
What to expect this month
Pay attention to what emerges for you this month — when you
go in and go deep, you will find that you are more You than ever before.
Be open to being surprised! The real You is quite different from the
faces you wore up to now. Honor your impulses. Want to ride a roller
coaster this month (a real one not a metaphorical one!) – then do it!
Want an ice cream cone? Have one! Want to dip your toes in the ocean? Go
to the beach! Go in and go deep, and listen this month to what it is
that you REALLY want.
Affirmation: I AM a magnificent being.
Woo hoo! What fun this month! Be ready for anything to
happen. Life is fun! Life is being in the company of others! Who do you
want to co-star with you in the script of your life-to-be? Try this:
write a list of qualities you really want in the people in your life.
Then compare your list to the people you hang out with. Get ready to
make adjustments. And understand that others are making adjustments as
well. Are you the person that other people want on their lists?
Affirmation: I WILL open to new and deepening connections.
Why stop with your relationships? Aren’t our communities
really just extended human families? Make a list also of the qualities
you want in your communities. Do your present communities fill your
needs and wants? Maybe this is the month to help create a community that
does. Band together with your sisters and brothers. Remember we are
all in this thing together — but YOU get to help shape what the future
looks like. What are you waiting for?
Affirmation: I AM the harbinger of change.
All this upheaval, up and down, and choosing! Life continues
to polarize, and the delineation between Love and Fear all the more
noticeable. Remember which side you are on, if you are the type to
choose sides. And if you think you already chose a side, take a good
hard look at yourself and your thoughts and actions. What side are you
truly on? How do you know? If someone was watching a video of you, would
they know what side you are on? Be truthful. Then make changes
Affirmation: I AM willing to remember that change starts with me.
Fire, fire, and flood are the watchwords this month as sea
levels rise and trees burn. Weather extremes are likely across most of
the globe. Hot, hot weather and rain, lots of it. In the US, flooding in
Alabama/Gulf Coast and in the Midwest. In Europe, crops drying and hot
weather. Across much of eastern Europe, hot dry winds blowing. Fires
Affirmation: I WILL hold space for the healing of the planet.
Global Spiritual Changes
When everyone does their personal work, we all benefit. Get
your nose to your own grindstone, then, and be the champion for those
around you doing the same thing. Again, we are all in this thing
together. And if you ever think in your head — I can’t do it — then look
again. You ARE doing it. You are doing it.
Affirmation: I WILL be the change I wish to see in the world.
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