Oh my goodness look at the time! The last week of April already. I have a lot to share with you this month, including some new favorite Spirituality podcasts (both began this year!), some book recommendations and, of course, awesome spiritual links. Let's get started!
I'm sure you've heard allll about Mercury Retrograde this month. I even chimed in with a Divine Feminine/Feminist Communication take on the phenomenon here. But what if you were born with Mercury Retrograde in your birth chart . . .
In her article, Spiller writes on natives, "In this lifetime, they are not allowed to speak superficially. To feel "straight" with themselves, they must communicate fully, from the authenticity of their entire being. Naturally, it takes time for them to get in touch with this level of authenticity."
Emotional Intelligence: Your Moon Sign and You: (Complete with a sign-by-sign take!)
The moon is beyond our personality/persona of what we want people to see and often the parts of ourselves we want to hide or don’t like. While the sun is our conscious awareness of parts of ourselves, the moon is our unconscious and the parts that are more difficult to see. It is our most human and most vulnerable.
My results at work have improved dramatically. I’m sleeping and eating better. I’m getting more done in less time. I’m enjoying more relationships with more people, and actually enjoying them, not just waiting until they leave so that I can work more.
Do you have an Instant Pot? It's a 7-in-1 electric pressure cooker/slow cooker/yogurt maker and I use mine several times a week, if not several times a day. I strongly recommend buying an extra stainless steel pot/insert and a second silicon ring-- one for savory things and one for non-savory things like yogurt or. . . cheesecake. Yep. Today I made a pressure cooker cheesecake in 14 minutes and it is divine. I halved this recipe.
I listen to a lot of books and podcasts in the car and while I'm cleaning the house. I've stumbled upon a few gems and wanted to share with you:
Shift Your Spirits Podcast-- this podcast recently launched and is hosted by one of my very first mentors, Slade Roberson. With episdoe 7 Slade began doing a intuitive "download" at the end of the show-- an oracle of sorts. He gives you a few moments to think on a question and then he tunes into his guides and relays a general message. OMG. SPOT. ON. Plus, the guests he's had on have been fascinating . . . And let's here it for the boys! We need some more intuitive men around here.
The other podcast I'm loving is the Priestess Podcast (and I don't usually go for "priestess" anything) by Julie Parker. I just discovered this podcast last week and gobbled up the first 18 episodes. Now I'm a sad housewife waiting for Wednesday to bring me a new episode . . .
I'm not a raving Danielle LaPorte fan-- I can take her or leave her-- but when another cynical friend recommended the audio version of her new book, White Hot Truth, I jumped on it and I am so glad I did. White Hot Truth asks us to question what we take for Truth on the Spiritual Path and I was nodding my head and softly screaming YES right along with her wisdom and insights. The book comes out in May but you can download the audiobook immediately if you pre-orer the book (and yay for no annoying $1,000 worth of "bonuses").
Finally, I created four guided journeys/attunements for you-- all four are straight from powerful dreams of initiation and attunement that I've had over the last decade and I've got more on the way. Each guided journey is between 6 and 7 minutes long.
In Your Patron Goddess I'll take you through the process I went through in a dream to discover who your . . . patron goddess is at this point in time (mine was/is Medusa).
In The Priestess Training (there's that word again!) you'll journey to a shrine to perform a specific act of devotion-- the details of which may lead you to discover powerful truths about your soul's mission in this lifetime and how you can be of service.
In The Dreaming Ancestors Attunement, you'll go deep underground to go through a specific ritual with your ancestors that will help strengthen your connection with them as well as you're ability to receive dreams and visions from them.
Finally, in The Guide Guild, you'll journey to Guide Intelligence HQ, as I did in a dream, and meet with your guides and have the opportunity to talk shop and strategy.
See you next week!
In love and darkness,