Are You Done Yet?

 

We are moving into spring and that antsy feeling that is is time to make changes is getting louder… I know you know which voice I am talking about.

It sounds a lot like:

  • I should slow down but I don’t know how
  • My stress keep affecting my physical health and causing me anxiety
  • My pent up anger or rage hasn’t gone away yet, no matter what I have tried

You might notice that these are leading to fractured relationships that leave everyone feeling unsupported, stranded, and with no way out. These very real cycles of pain, abandonment, and denial foster our addictions to food, alcohol and destructive relationships.

Gah!!  Where is our joy and the end of suffering?!

Spiritual direction  stops the Merry-Go-Round.  The real life value you get will stimulate:

  • Ease of day to day growing pains as you develop mad negotiating skills
  • A deepened relationship with your body, your loved ones and your life’s purpose
  • An increased capacity for love,  joy and intimacy

Ready to not be stressed. Anymore.

Imagine what life might look like if these were the dynamics instead of pain?

Anyone can get to that place… from anywhere.  Period. The trick is to start heading that direction.  Say yes where you normally say no to yourself. It’s new moon, and it’s Spring.  Your gut knows that this is the time you have been waiting for, that open window of opportunity to open up your life and begin anew! Humanity is following the same inner rhythm that the natural world does, and your divine discontent is your turkey timer gone off!

We know you are worth it, and so do you!

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Ride it as far as you can Tuesday – transit will let us out of prison!

Attention YaYa Priestesses!!!

Opportunity is knocking this Tuesday, folks! As your spiritual directors to seek out fortuitous breaks are coming that will making your work easy, potently accessing those on your behalf to help change to occur easily that you have been craving. These short windows let us access tricky difficult part aspects (we all have) take the change plunge.

This Tuesday, the New Moon will be in Scorpio passing through the house that is all about releasing personal limitations and how that splashes over into your mundane affairs. And, like the icing on the cake, at the same time this is coinciding with a total solar eclipse. What this means that you can instill deep and lasting change… with a serious boost.

Accessing your work with your ambition and determination, examine your finances, especially those you share with a partner or spouse, how you relate to your community and workplace and to go into those problematic challenges this next week is an outstanding and unique opening.

Possible choices of tools: energetic healing and clearing, look at your birth chart to see what other areas that also might be ready to clear out, an in-depth Tarot reading to clue you into dynamics that you may not be aware of, or even open up a talk session to just let go of what is coming up. With all that Scorpionic opportunity, get that YaYa Priestess self in gear, and ride it as far as you can!

Stuck in the Middle

“I feel stuck,” she said. Then she frowned and shook her head. “No, that’s not right,” she said, looking for the right word. “I feel lost. I like somebody has gotten ahold of the story of my life and a started to revise the second chapter. It’s like my foundation is changing andwith it so is everything that rests on top.  I am struggling to keep up. I am forgetting who I used to be, but I can’t yet trust who I will be.”

 

Sound familiar? Me too.

 

Many, if not most of us are in this place right now. There are a variety of reasons why. Many of them them are even true. But for the moment let’s not focus on the why. Let’s agree that this is not the important thing, not at this moment. What is the most important thing at this moment is the effect that feeling lost can have on our life.

 

For me, it can be devastating. It tempts me to give up. To walk away. To stop striving. It tells me that I should just go back to bed and to stay there until everything makes sense again.  But I cannot do that. I have to get up in the morning. There are people who depend on me. People who might also give up if I walk away. I have tasks that need doing. Tasks that won’t simply hold on until I have found myself again. I have a life to live. A life that has been custom built for me by my Creator and this means that I am the only one who can live it. It simply won’t fit anyone else. And besides, everyone else is busy with their own life.

 

So, how do I go on?

 

Sometimes, I change my shirt. You heard me right. Sometimes, when I am lost like this, all I need is a simple change. Any element of my surroundings will do. I might change my shirt, get some coffee, put on some music or call up a friend for a short meaningless conversation about the weather. What this does is remind me that nothing is permanent. If I can change my shirt, the idea goes, then I can change my mood.

 

If this isn’t enough, it is time for me to take the problem to a higher authority. I have developed a short chanting sequence that will often do the trick. The chant is composed of names or qualities of the Divine Presence in Arabic.

 

1. Evallah (gratitude for what God has given me)

2. Al-Basir (a calling upon the part of God that can see more than I can)

3. Al-Fattah (a calling upon the part of God that opens the way)

4. As-Salaam (a calling upon the part of God that gives my heart peace)

5. Evallah (again gratitude and the also expressing the desire for trust of the process)

 

One method is to chant each name 11, 33 or 99 times before next. Another method is to string the names together and repeating it 11,33, or 99 times as time permits. All work, and work well. In effect, the chanting is a prayer that might translate into English as, “Oh my Creator, what you have given me is good and I know that you always met my true needs. I am currently troubled by these confusions before me. Please open the way, oh you who sees all things. Please remind me of the things that are true, and real, and peaceful. I ask for a touchstone to remind that the path I walk was given to me by you. A-men.”

Shon Clark Autumn 2012