Shapeshifting allows us to experience life from a completely different perspective. In this way, we are able to broaden our perception of ourselves, of the world around us, and our relationship to it.
Water medicine, then, is perfect for when we are in need of emotional healing and renewal, when we need to attune to our intuition and inner wisdom, when we are seeking inspiration, and when we feel a calling to explore what is dwelling beneath the surface in our hearts, for example, when we are working with our Shadow.
By working honestly and openly with the Shadow, we become more authentic and whole. We gain deeper self awareness and self acceptance, and we have greater compassion and empathy for others. We are more grounded, more centered, and are able to communicate and express ourselves with greater confidence and clarity, which inevitably leads to more genuine and harmonious relationships with the people in our lives. We may also feel more energized — on a physical level as well as mentally, emotionally and spiritually — and more attuned to our creativity.
Spring is here — pregnant with invigorating energy that primes us for renewal and rebirth, for new potential and new momentum, and ultimately for stimulating change.
Creating sacred space for ourselves in our homes helps us to feel more calm and centered in our bodies, and is a great way to enhance our meditation practice and soul work. Sacred inner space is the tranquil atmosphere we create for the psyche — where we can go even deeper in our meditation and even further in our soul work.
By working with your Ecstatic Self, you grant yourself the opportunity to test out new territory and familiarize yourself with new energetic dynamics, almost like test driving a new car.
The Moon is said to govern our inner world — our shadow self — reflecting our deepest fears and most profound desires back to us and charging the well of our intuition and creativity. Each phase in her cycle is marked by a distinct ebb and flow of powerful lunar energy, and by aligning with her cycle we can keep ourselves in balance and better regulate our intentions, monitoring where we are and how to best move forward.
We exist and operate in four distinct states of being — our physical bodies, our mental bodies, our emotional bodies and our spiritual bodies. Therefore, to create change, actively engaging all four bodies is key, for change is a holistic process;
By releasing the negative energy in your life, you are ultimately creating space for new energy to come in; You are clearing energy that is blocked, moving energy that is stagnant, and thereby stepping back into the flow of the Universe and opening yourself up to new opportunity.
Animal spirits come to us with great wisdom to share, to help us heal and to help us grow. They act as our teachers, our guides, our allies, our challengers and our protectors. They encourage us to find balance and harmony, they bring to us courage and strength, they show us how to adapt, how to stand our ground, and they reflect to us the great wisdom inherent in ourselves already.