Updated: Nov 9
Hello, and welcome to the Sea Goddess Healing Arts monthly Soul Broadcast!
Our collective intention is to share with you topics and information relevant to current energies, the Healing Arts, tools and modalities, and whatever our Souls are wishing to share with you every month. This month's theme is Balanced and Bountiful.
We hope you love and find this monthly offering helpful, and a great resource in your own healing journey. Thank you for tuning into your hearts and our collective Soul space.
Balanced and Bountiful
by Mandee Elam
(Medicine Woman of the Soul/Co-Founder and GIC at Sea Goddess Healing Arts)
It's pretty much what we all strive for right? To be balanced and abundant. Loved and worthy. Having the job, partner, and life of our dreams. Yet finding balance is a really hard thing in our world. I believe we designed it that way, but that's a discussion for another day.
Abundance can only happen when we are in a state of balance. When we are in a state of overwhelm, which includes any of the lower vibrational feelings (grief, shame, criticism, guilt jealousy, anger, stress, anxiety, to name a few) for long periods of time, it begins to block some of our chakras and our portals of abundance. The universe wants to give us all that we want and desire, but if our energy says no because our vibe is overwhelmed, it cannot because we signal we are not ready to receive.
When we find balance in our life, we begin to find some peace. We breathe more. We become present and we're able to relax and open our chakras up to those portals of abundance. The concept of balance is easy, but to obtain it requires actual action steps and true work. You have to show up for each and every area of your life, bring order to it, and then sew them all together, as much as possible, while flowing with the other parts of the universe, people and situations that we are encouraged to connect with. It's a dance and an art.
Here are a few of my favorite steps to find a balance in your life...
Make a list of all the areas in your life that are important to you, require consistent time, energy and attention from you. Then give them a rough percentage of how much time you want to devote to each one. For instance, 40% my career 40% my family, friends, partner, dog. 20% home. This is basic, but you get the gist. What does that look like each day? It's wonderful to have a full and balanced life, but it's important to make sure that you don't over commit to yourself and others. Doing that causes rough energy for everyone, especially you.
Create a schedule. It doesn't have to be super detailed. However, when you write things down and you set a goal, you tend to attain it. You have plans. You have things to look forward to, commitments to keep, and relationships you grow because of that. They say the only reason we walked on the moon is because JFK set a goal for us to do it by the end of the '60s. If you have an intention. Write it down. The universe loves that shit and will make magic happen.
Be sure that whatever you have created brings light and joy to your heart. These are things that you don't mind wasting your time doing. You'll even find, it's not wasted time. It's actually super valuable because you're incredibly present in the moment. That's where all the magic happens. Have Grace with yourself. Set intentions, take action, and trust that when the divine timing is right, you'll really stick to some things and you will start to find your balance.
Embody it when you can. Literally drop into your body and balance. I love standing on one foot, then the other and balancing back and forth. This is great when doing small chores and tasks like brushing my teeth, doing the dishes or watering the garden. Making micro movements throughout our day, that represent balance, really helps to draw in that balancing energy.
What can you do to create more balance in your life today?
Looking UP in Awe and Wonder
Virgo and Libra Teach Us About Abundance and Balance
by Ursula Duffy
(Co-Founder and GOO at Sea Goddess Healing Arts, Professional Astrologer and Certified Aromatherapist/Founder, Ursa Alchemy)
As usual, Natural Law can teach us many lessons about being and feeling abundant, bountiful and balanced. The Hermetic Law of Correspondence, As Above, so Below...teaches us that everything that exists outside of oneself on all planes of existence, also exists within. Our outer worlds are a direct reflection of our inner worlds. Take a look around you. Are your surroundings balanced and abundant? If not, that may be a key and a nudge to look within. There are many tools and resources contained in this month's Soul Broadcast! We can also look to the Cosmos for tools and resources; knowing the Cosmic energies of the planets and the zodiac signs can help us tap into the energy of our "seasons". This is an ideal theme for our current zodiac season, Virgo, and the one we'll move into on the Equinox, Libra.
Virgo is the harvest season here in the Northern Hemisphere, roughly August 23rd - September 22nd. It's an Earth sign that teaches us about the abundance nature has to offer us, and how every part of nature in its simplest form nourishes our body, mind and spirit. Virgo also teaches us that we are perfectly imperfect and about assimilation to our environments. It relates to the breakdown of what surrounds us, food, energy, information, and how we consume and digest things info ourselves in the most efficient way. Virgo is ruled by the planet Mercury.
Libra season begins at the Equinox, roughly September 22nd - October 23rd. The Equinoxes are times of the year that show us perfect balance, particularly between light and dark. The word Equinox is composed of two parts: Equi (equal) and Nox (night), and marks the beginning of the Autumn season here in the Northern Hemisphere, as well as the Libra zodiac "season". Libra is the sign that most directly teaches us about balance, from the equinox moment that marks its beginning, to its general themes of harmony, grace, aesthetics, peace and fairness. In reality, these themes are in a constant state of flux, and achieving balance is having an awareness of all the moving parts in one's life, knowing that minor tweaks to everything with intentional and mindful attention means living in the moment and knowing that sometimes there's even beauty in chaos. If you've ever practiced Yoga, you know that muscular vibration going on beneath what may seem on the outside like the perfectly balanced pose. There's a constant flow of energy in balance and equilibrium. Libra is ruled by the planet Venus.
When we look to the rulers of these zodiac signs, we're in the context of our minds, Mercury, and our hearts, Venus. Mercury relates to the way our minds work and process information, to friends, travel, markets and to systems. Venus relates to connection, and can generally be interpreted as our connection to everything we love and value in our lives. Both planets will be uniquely influencing us during Virgo and Libra seasons; Mercury is on the verge of its next retrograde (9/9 - 10/2) during which it's closest to Earth and becomes invisible and Venus is on the verge of invisibility travelling on the opposite side of the Sun, the part of the cycle when it's farthest from Earth. Interesting...
Astro-Weather Events in September:
Mercury Retrograde in Libra and Virgo - September 9th - October 2nd
Pisces Full Moon - September 10th
Libra New Moon - September 25th
As the planets, Sun and Moon do their perfect, divine dances, as well as the energy and influence of the zodiac signs, it's important to remember the Law of Correspondence and to know that these energies exist within as well. Remember to tune into yourself for guidance. You can also tune into them just as you would a Angel or Spirit Guide. If the road gets bumpy, feels scarce or wildly out of balance, there's power in the pause and in returning to your heart. I've been re-watching the movie Eat, Pray, Love often lately, and the Love chapter is particularly focused on balance. If you haven't yet seen the movie or read the book, I highly recommend it!
We also have many tools and resources available to help guide you through these next several months of rough weather in the Cosmos. Mandee and I are teaching our Reaping the Rewards of Retrograde class again, which begins on Wednesday, September 14th. We all offer services and events that can assist and guide you in your own abundance and balance journeys!
From my Libra Sun and Virgo Moon, to your Libra and Virgo parts,