This weekend, we will enter the lunar month of Cancer. Cancerians, in particular, can be one of the most sensitive groups of all the signs of the zodiac, and one of their spiritual missions here is to find a way to balance their strong emotions. It is easy for Cancerians to fall into moodiness, and oftentimes they form a sort of shell to protect themselves from getting hurt. This is one reason why it’s so appropriate that the animal that represents Cancer is the crab.
The Glass is half full or half empty? The glass has to be half full. If we see the glass as constantly half empty, then that kind of negativity is what we will create in the cosmos for ourselves.
We create our own consciousness through our awareness. This means that if we wake up in the morning and we say, “Thank you, God: I can see, I can hear, I can walk, I can talk,” we are going to have a different day than if we wake up and think of everything that is wrong with our life. We have to be aware that even the breath we breathe is a gift from the Creator. Even the fact that we can do what we do is a gift.
Taking note of how much we give or take energy can provide a gauge for where we are spiritually.
Examples of taking energy include: Watching TV, gossiping, overindulging, and complaining.
Examples of giving energy include: Volunteer efforts, creative outlets, positive new projects, and sharing support with a friend.
Isn’t it weird that the things we take energy from actually make us feel drained, whereas the ways in which we give make us more energized?
The only way to get more energy is to give it!
A good indication that you’re on the right path is when you start to see more of your garbage. You start noticing the ego at play and how you allow it to take hold of you and in your interactions with others.
Seeing our garbage is never easy, but it’s what we do once we see it that makes all the difference.
Getting down, depressed or sad won’t help us to change it, so that’s a waste of time. On the other hand, we could feel grateful for having the clarity to see what it is we need to change so our lives can improve.
Imagine if we could make the shift so that seeing our garbage becomes an awesome part of the process!
If we can’t see our garbage, we can’t move beyond it into the Light.
There are three things that can help us to be successful on our spiritual path:
1. Be giving of your time with no agenda.
2. Engage in sharing actions without agenda.
3. Give some of the money that you’ve earned to be used for the service of others.
These may seem simple, but they are transformative actions that go a long way in destroying our ego and revealing great Light in the world.
The more you can do these three actions, the more you grow.
With Love & Light,
Has it ever happened that you achieve something great but then feel empty afterwards? Many times, we believe we will be happy and fulfilled once we finish a project, find our soul mate, or win the prize only to discover that after the initial excitement settles, a tremendous emptiness sets in. A feeling of, Well, now what?
While there are few certainties in life, one thing is always sure: Each and every one of us is capable of accomplishing so much more than what we have so far.
That means, no matter what.
We can all do even greater things, but the first step is knowing that we can and we will.
We must keep growing and expanding our capacity for greatness. Because whether we are fifteen or fifty-five, whatever we have accomplished so far in our lives is just the tip of the iceberg.
Here is a affirmation which you can affirm each day: ( Preferably to recite when you are doing your meditation or mastery breath)
ENOUGH IS NEVER ENOUGH
I will not settle for less, in any area of my life. I want everything that is possible.
I let go of any darkness and doubts that prevent me from having it all, including eternal happiness and peace on earth.
All things wonderful are possible, and I will make them a part of my daily existence.
With Love & Light,
When we think of addictions, we usually think of them in the physical sense, like smoking or gambling for instance; but the addictions that give us the greatest challenge exist well below the surface and are not as easy to see.
All of us have below the surface addictions that include: Approval, Recognition, Attention, Enabling Others, Control, Chaos, Anger, and Judgment.
Which of these do you relate to most?
Your free will lets you decide if you want to be an addict to the Light or the addict to the Ego.
Being aware of our addictions below the surface will make it easier to resist them the next time there is an opportunity to forgo the quick fix in favor of earning the eternal joy that comes from being a Creator in your life.
With Love & Light,
Fear is a good barometer to gauge where we are in our level of comfort or discomfort. The more afraid that we become, the greater chance that we are getting out of our comfort zone and connecting with potential fulfillment.
Pick a fear that you have and make an effort to confront it this week. I find writing it down helps. In fact, write down when you’re going to confront it.
Let’s say you need to confront your boss about that raise you were promised, or maybe you have a fear of heights and have avoided flying for years. Become willing to be uncomfortable with the situation, become excited about it even, and face it!
Warning: This can require tremendous support and encouragement from others, and it may even take a few false starts before you have the courage to conquer it, so don’t get discouraged. But when you eventually conquer it, you will have transformed the fear into Light, into fulfillment. That’s our purpose!
With Love & Light,
I am dropping my ego and moving toward actual and lasting fulfillment. I will restrain my selfish longings as I ask for what my soul needs, not what my ego wants. Looking again, I want elevation for my soul, real transformation. I will restrict any tendencies toward negativity or complaining. I appreciate everything around me and reach into my soul at the deepest level to connect with real happiness and joy.
When difficulty arises, we can use the Kabbalistic tools we’ve been given to meditate, and then act with a higher state of awareness knowing that: This challenge is an indication that there is great amount of Light to be revealed here! I may not understand how yet, but I can make the effort to see why this opportunity has been given to me. I can choose, instead of reacting or worry, to continue the development of my soul. I can choose to not allow negativity in, and as I do this more and more, I will grow my certainty in the Light.
A Good Sign
Whenever we choose temporary pleasure, we delay long-term happiness.
When we are willing to put up with temporary discomfort, we have a good chance at lasting fulfillment.
If you are feeling uncomfortable while doing your spiritual work, it’s a good sign you’re on the right path.