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no rushing. no waiting.

new moon in Cancer blessings

partial solar eclipse

friday the 13th vibes

Introducing the Intuitive Science Podcast, a collaboration with my soul sister and exact opposite astrologically, Rachele Pojednic.  This project has been birthed over the past six months.  Over that time, we've spent hours upon hours creating, dreaming, visioning, and manifesting an authentic expression of our two different, but similar perspectives.  The work of your soul takes time.  As someone who gets over excited about life, and pursues my passions with full heart, I pushed at the start of the project move things faster.  The words from my mentor, Ali Cramer, came into my head, "No rushing. no waiting."  A reminder from the Universe that everything arrives just when it is meant for us, IF we put our trust in the magic, and stop forcing and pushing things to "happen." 

Rach and I spent eight hours one day just discussing the overall impact we hope to create with Intuitive Science.  We discussed every possible logistic.  We recorded.  We edited.  We designed an aesthetic that fit our style and vibe.  We collabed with the incredible Chris Capozzi, on our photography and logo.  We built an entire website.  Somedays we seemed to get closer and other days I felt further away from the final product.  Each day, I trusted.  I gave myself space to drop into what this creation means for me, to fully align with my higher purpose.  I couldn't be more proud of what we have brought forth.  

Intuitive Science is available on Apple Podcasts and Google Play.  You can listen at the Intuitive Science website HERE.

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sending all the love and magic in my heart.  

 

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Surrender. Trust. Believe.

What a powerful month since my first post.  It's amazing how quickly time moves, and yet each day can feel like a lifetime.  In 28 days, I have been in Bali, Vietnam, NYC (twice), and Boston.  I have four new tattoos, taught over 30 classes, and worked on three exciting projects.  Life is happening!  I want to share EVERYTHING about the aforementioned, but need to pause and give them a bit more time to cook and manifest.  More information to come next month, in the meantime just breathe.    

These projects have taken most of my time since I returned home from overseas, which means the post I wanted to write got pushed to the middle, and then the bottom of my to-do list.  As we are on the heels of the new moon and a major astrological shift, and in an effort to get this information to you as quickly as possible, I'm tabling the post for next month.  This is life, our best intentions are sometimes thwarted by unforeseen circumstances.  Which segues nicely into this months   

New Moon in Taurus and Uranus shift to Taurus

On Tuesday, May 15th, at 7:48 AM EST we encounter a new moon in Taurus (my rising sign).  Taurus, the sign of the bull, is all about stability and security.  But that foundation is about to be shaken up by disruptive Uranus, who moves into Taurus after a seven year journey through Aries.  Aries is a fiery, leader.  Passionate, directed, and ready to transform.  When Uranus makes its transition, expect sudden changes and big time awakenings.  Uranus has been chilling in Aries since 2011.  Think of how much your life has shifted drastically since that time.  In my personal life, I was making monumental decisions around this time.  I had what I refer to as one of my "past life awakenings" and left an unfulfilling relationship in May 2010.  Since then, I have been called to step out of what was comfortable and away from what others expected of me to align with my purpose.  I moved first to Minneapolis, then to Boston.  I quit my corporate job (twice).  I traveled all over the world, seeking more and more information.  I was broken down and reborn, many times. 

I encourage you as a pre-cursor to your new moon wishing this month to take a journey through your past 7 years and journal about the significant changes that have occurred.  Where have you been asked to step forward or step out of what was comfortable?  How did you answer this call?   

So what does this all mean for the new moon....I'm excited to find out!  Now is the time to make big, brilliant wishes.  Taurus rules self-, health, financial stability, and sensual pleasures.   And with Uranus spurring innovation, how do we stay rooted within ourselves while also surrendering to the shifts and changes?  "I surrender.  I trust.  I believe."  

As I pondered this months powerful energy and my offering to you, the following kept entering my consciousness and I feel called to share.  You could try this meditation to inspire your new moon wishing or anytime you feel anxiety around an upcoming life change.  Find your way and trust the process.  

1.  Find a comfortable seat somewhere peaceful or meaningful to you.  I encourage you to go out into nature and evoke the power of Mother Earth and entice all of your senses.

2.  Center, ground, breathe.  Start your meditation with whatever method works for you to find a sense of balance, and objectivity.  Open your mind to receive what will move through you.

3.  As you breathe, start to move the inhalation from the Earth, up towards the crown of your head and to the sky.  As you exhale, move the energy from the sky back down our spine towards the Earth.

4.  When you are ready, visualize a tree growing inside of you.  Visualize the roots moving from legs, feet, tailbone into the Earth.  Notice the quality of the roots.  How deep do they go?  Are they nourished?  What words do you associate with YOUR ROOTS?  What words do you feel describe your sense of stability and security?  

5.  Start to notice the trunk of the tree as your torso and upper body. How has the trunk of the tree weathered the changes in nature?  Do you move easily with the wind or do you feel threatened by changes?  Can you surrender to the movement around you?  What words do you associate with your FOUNDATION?  

6.  Bring awareness to your branches, leaves, and the expansion of your internal tree towards the sky.  What goals, dreams, visions do you have that have not yet sprouted, but are budding and waiting to be nourished into new life?  What conditions do you need to thrive?  Are the current internal/external conditions conducive to that abundance? What words do you associate with your GROWTH?    

7.  Sit with your tree for awhile and observe without judgement.  When you are ready, slowing bring yourself out of meditation and journal your experience.  Let your vision inspire your new moon wishes.  

 Sending love and all things magical.

xo, CFM 

 

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Reflect. Realign. Radiate.

The start of 2018 has been revolutionary within my heart.  I have felt the deepest pain and the lightest joy that accompanies healing and powerful transformation.  I spent three weeks traveling through India, finishing another chapter in my journey as a yoga instructor, and diving into lifetimes of my existence.  There is something about Ma Ganga that is indescribable.  The first morning we sat alongside her for meditation, I felt her water running through my veins and immediately, I began to cry.  The following seven days held space for many of the same serendipitous moments.  The ones that can hardly be expressed through words, but only felt through direct experience.  "All water is Ganga," the Indian people say, and I feel that reverence within my heart.

After what was barely enough time to ground in Boston, I re-packed my bag for the next trip.  Destination, BALI and the second Wave of Love Retreat with my soul sister, Kathleen.  We had a few days of landing, planning, and dreaming before our participants arrived.  Wave of Love ran from April 2 - 8th at Desa Seni retreat center in Canggu.  It was our first visit to the eco village and we were blown away!  Kathleen and I encouraged our participants on the first night to show up exactly as they are, in that moment.  The raw vulnerability that was shown throughout our time together was breathtaking.  I know that my life was impacted by each of the participants, as much as we impacted them.  I have no words for the love and gratitude I feel within my soul for the opportunity to share my passion around the world.  Like India, Bali holds an intense magic that can only be felt.  We were so inspired by the location, the people, and the vibes we rebooked for 2019!  Visit my retreat page for more information and get ready to say YES to life.

Reflection.  Realignment.  Radiance.  What once may have been lost, or silenced within me has been reawakened.  It hasn't come easily, but through dedication to brutal honesty, witnessing, and consistent self study / ritual.  Every day I feel more connected to my dharma and I trust wholeheartedly that I am offering my best effort to each intention and moment. 

Which brings me to this newsletter (the first of many) and my invitation to you.  As I began to brainstorm about the creation of a newletter/blog, I struggled with how to create something special.  How could I share not just a list of events, but wisdom and knowledge?  How do I align with what's important to me as a soul on this Earth?  How could I create an interactive experience for my friends all over the world?  How could I promote connection through a social media platform, which can often increase disconnection with reality?  My present moment clarity has developed through the work I've been doing in my own life.  The healing I've been working through each and every day.  I want to share my rituals, and to encourage your participation!  My intention is to send my newsletter around the new moon each month with information specific to each astrological sign, etc., and I'll include magical tips for manifestation.  With everything in life, change is inevitable.  I know that this dream will shape shift until I find what truly "works" for me in the moment.  I encourage you to be unattached, but to follow along with curiosity in your heart.

New Moon in Aries  

On Sunday, April 15th, at 9:57 PM EST we encounter a new moon in Aries.  The new moon is the sign of new beginning and Mother Moon encourages you to plant seeds in your life that will be nourished to fruition and fulfillment at the full moon in Aries later this year (approximately six months).    Aries is a sign of passion, direction, movement, the masculine side of our psyche, and it is pure fire baby!  This new moon asks us to step outside of what is comfortable into the fires of transformation.  Like a phoenix rising from the flames, you will be reborn.  But we all know that fire can burn.  The first step into a rebirth is the willingness to leave behind what holds us back from our potential.  It may be some old fashioned honesty with yourself about what is and isn't working in your current situations.  At the same time, Mercury, who has retrograde for the past three-ish weeks goes direct.  We look to the past to gain a deeper understanding and to facilitate smooth sailing into the future, and this is what Mercury retrograde can support.  Now is the time to release fear, and move past your imagined internal / external boundaries.  Dream a big, beautiful, unending dream my love.  Surrender the old to transform and blossom into the new. 

"Stop playing small you are the Universe in ecstatic motion."

New Moon Manifestation Meditation:

Wait until after the new moon occurs (9:57 PM EST) to begin your ritual.  The most powerful energy occurs up to eight hours directly following the darkest point of the moon.  Remember wishes, intentions, and dreams can be made anywhere, anytime...but to work with the power of the moon they should be completed within 48 hours.  If this is your first new moon ritual, embrace the excitement of beginning fresh.  Take what works for you and leave the rest.  If you are a seasoned moon child, then embrace the bold energy of Aries and find a way to step outside of what is comfortable 

1.  Create a comfortable space and allow yourself plenty of time.  I usually sit in front of my alter at home, but often am traveling overseas.  If I am in an unfamiliar location, I choose something that feels like home.  You could also try sitting outside underneath a large tree.  Smudge the area of any negative energy and have everything you need within close proximity.  I recommend pen, paper, any crystals, alter items.  

2.  Take a comfortable seat, turn off all electronic devises, and minimize distractions (ideal world right? just do the best that you can).  If you work with any guides, gods/goddesses, archetypes, or angels, take a moment to call them into the space for grace and guidance. 

3.  Start first by connecting to your breath.  Feel the sensations around you.  Notice the current state of your body and mind at the moment.  To move forward successfully, we must first acknowledge where we are.  As you drop into your breath, connect to the fiery aspects of Aries.  Where in your life are you stoking too much fire?  Where are you not bringing enough fire?  What is currently working in our life, and where do you wish to change. 

4.  After a period of time (use your intuition, you will know when you are ready to profess your desires), start to write.  Create your wishes in present/past tense verbiage to accentuate the belief in yourself and the power within you to accomplish your dreams.  (example:  I am disciplined in my self study and enrolled in an intuition development course).  

5.  Create no more than 10 wishes total.  You may create only create one wish if it is the calling of your heart. 

6.  Once you have finished with your wishes, say them out loud and pause after each to feel how the statement resonates within your body and visualize it happening in your life.  Do you feel excitement, love?  Does the wish not feel authentic to you at this moment?  Are you wishing for something that someone else wants for you but it is not your heart's desire?  If something doesn't feel right, adjust it or take it out completely.  

7.  Once you feel complete with your wishes, sit in meditation to complete the ritual.  Thank the Universe for its guidance and release any attachment to the wishes.  Thank your guides for their assistance and seal the ritual in whatever what feels authentic to you.  Depending on my mood, some months I will chant mantra, sing, or simply stay in silence.  I cannot tell you what is best for you, but only help guide your path from my experience of life.

8.  Place your wishes in a special place where you will see them everyday.  I keep mine on my alter or in my journal if I am traveling.  As often as you can throughout the month, say them out loud and visualize the result.  

What are you wishing for this month?  Tag your rituals, wishes, etc on social media with #reflectrealignradiate 

Sending love and all things magical.  

 

 

 

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