And again, it is coinciding with Mercury in Retrograde. Yay us!

I admit, I have been a slacker on writing this blog. Last year’s combo was a massive trial for everyone sensitive on this planet and having to break it to people that they would be experiencing similar sensations and trials and tribulations again made me cringe.

However, instead of focusing on what the Planetary Shift will be doing to you (hint – 2nd and 4th chakra issues will be arising!), I am going to focus on how the combination of MiR and the PS can assist with releasing deep seated ideas and give you an exercise or two to help you shift in alignment with these two powerful energies.

Let’s look at the 2nd chakra first. The 2nd chakra houses all our ideas of society and our place within. We keep all our ideas about relationships, sexual identity, and sexuality trapped in there as well. Hierarchy within the family unit and the roles we hold in society are unconscious programs running too.

Basically, it’s a massive goulash of messed up ideas, emotions, beliefs, and patterns of behaviors that started accumulating when you were about 8 years old. And needless to say, not too many 8 year olds understand the complexity of the world we live in, much less have the emotional maturity and intellectual discernment capable of making mindful decisions.

So all that plus is massed within our 2nd chakra. Throw into that mess all the messed up relationships and ideas about people we knew/know and there is plenty to keep any one individual busy doing healing work on a daily basis for a year.

Let me give you an example from my repertoire of experiences.

As humans, our capacity for love is magnificent and incredible. And as a human, we very often don’t consider why we love someone. We certainly don’t consider capability when we love someone – we “just do” and it is only down the road when we get to know that person that we realize our personalities do not mesh well together.

It does not mean the love was “wrong” – it just means that the person is not a good fit for our personal path. We can still have them in our life – just not in the capacity we wanted them to be. And thus begins the trials and tribulations of the heart, for all too often, when they don’t fit into the box they think they ought to – or the one we think they ought to – we cut them out, drop them to the curb, and repress their memory deep within us.

This is just one instance, just one person. One relationship experience that has now encapsulated a variety of emotions, a number of roles for both you and the other person, and then tie in the grief of releasing all hopes and expectations for that relationship. Finishing all that up is the repression of the memory of that person within so that it becomes an unconscious program running in our background. We have not learned from it because we repressed the relationship, so we will repeat the lesson by bringing in person after person who reminds us of the one repressed.

And so we begin the string of bad relationships that will taint that aspect of our life – until we stop, pull that individual/relationship out of our memory, heal it, and release it.

Ugh – stop, I can hear the protestations without you opening your mouth! NO, this is NOT going to be fun or pretty. Yes, this is a shit storm alert! BUT do you want to KEEP doing this? Do you want to keep sabotaging your friendships and romantic relationships because of the hurt you have bottled up inside you?

I sure as heck don’t! And yes, to answer the question, I have spent a number of days within the last week processing my own pain. I have had wonderful support from a couple of friends who were able to just love me and let me know that they value me and that I deserve to allow myself to heal.

To Heal. This is the goal. To HEAL. Not to find someone ‘new’ to have a relationship with, but to heal and grow and become more, to travel down my path a little further, to reach within and release the Darkness and bring more Light within me.

And I cannot do that when I hold onto people.

This is not easy. We hold so much grief within us in so many ways and it hurts us to pull it out. But you don’t have to live through the relationship again to release it. You just have to be willing to let it go. And that is the second hard part of the process.

You have to let go of the hope you have been harboring within you that somehow this person, this relationship is going to have a magical experience and all will be wonderful and beautiful and you will have your happy ever after.

The only happy ever after you are going to have is you healing and releasing and developing a deeper and stronger capacity to love others more unconditionally. Tough talk time, but such as it is.

So pull up your big person undies and let’s suck it up and do the exercise.

First, I want you to get into a sitting position, preferable on a chair as you will be having arm movement and need it unrestricted.

Start with your hands in your lap and focus on long, slow, deep breaths in and out of your belly. Allow yourself to slide into a light meditative state.

As your breathing lengthens, allow your hands to naturally drop to your sides.

After they have dropped, allow yourself to feel a large ball of pink light settle over your head, over your crown chakra. Breathe deeply, allowing your breaths to slow even more.

Feel that pink ball expand and slowly encompass your entire body, stretching and covering you with each breath you take.

Once it has fully covered you, focus your attention on your hands, hanging limply at your side.

Now feel a ball of gold and white energy forming in your crown chakra. With each breath, that ball of gold and white energy is going to stretch and grow and flow through your Core, through each chakra, your meridians, and your auric layers.

The combination of the pink energy and the gold and white energies is going to provide you with healing, buffering, knowledge, and wisdom to move forward to the next step.

Feel again your hands hanging limply by your side. Call upon your High Self to come forward and help you. Call upon the Creator to send energy to you and allow yourself to Receive.

Now feel the energy of the Creator moving through your heart chakra, flowing down your arms to your hands. Feel the energy of the Creator stretch your hands out and the energy flow out through your finger tips.

Allow your hands and arms to raise up until the palms meet each other over your head.

Breathe deeply, allowing the energy flow through you organically.

You will feel the directive to allow your hands to drop down in front of you, palms together, until they come to rest in front of your stomach.

Allow your hands to open and come to rest on top of your belly, over the 2nd chakra.

With every breath you take, feel the energy of the Creator flow from your heart, through your arms, and from your hands into the 2nd chakra.

Give yourself permission to release and heal any and all wounds you carry within you.

Give your High Self permission to lift from you those wounds that no longer are serving your Highest and Best Good.

Allow yourself to fill with Light.

And repeat until the time it is indicated your session is done. If you are not accustomed to doing energy work, allow yourself a half hour of this work until you get accustomed to the after effects.

After effects may include emotional exhaustion, crying, anger, the desire to throw things, and finally the acceptance that you deserve way more than holding onto this old nonsense.

Seriously – I derived this list from personal experience. Your personal emotional process may include other states of emotion. Don’t judge – just allow yourself to process and release as much as you can, each time you do the exercise.

Should you decide you feel “nothing”, please note that for some deeply held wounds, issues, and beliefs multiple sessions may be required to dislodge. Give yourself this gift!

Now for the 4th chakra, we have a mantra for you to practice for the next 21 days. The mantra can be stated before, during, and after the 2nd chakra healing exercise, or you can do it in a separate session.

Negativity now vanishes completely from my life. I am safe and everything is in alignment with my Highest and Best Good. I am Loved.

For those who are unfamiliar with mantras, mantras are used to help retrain the mind and thought processes while assisting your energy system to release and heal wounds. At least, in my world this is what they do.

Why does it work? Because we are spiritual beings in a human form that is driven by psychology. For the human mind to change, it must do something different for 21 days, every day, which allows the brain to be reprogrammed.

So, the mantra will be done daily and the 2nd chakra exercise will be done daily and at the end of this time Mercury will be almost out of Retrograde but you will have 3 more weeks of the Earth Mother Planetary Shift. Keep going and do as much as you can while these energies are available to you!

One last exercise – crying can be such a healing experience. Not pretty, artful crying, but crying where you are feeling everything in your lower stomach, in the 2nd chakra. When you tone, your body is able to shift and release vibrations that are trapped within its energy system. When you cry through your 2nd chakra, those are the moments of deep release where it is the noise that is important – not the amount of tears flowing.

When you can give yourself the opportunity to howl, to release trapped energies via your body’s organic flow, you may be quite surprised at how good you feel the next day.

As always, drink tons and tons of water as you are going through the shift! Blessings to you!