The Blessings of the Lion’s Gate

This tree seemed to be a wild thing roaring with the energies of the Lion's Gate. I loved its fierce ugliness. I love that I am loving the whole so easily these days.....the dark and the light and knowing them as one.

What a day 8-8 turned out to be! Blessing : I awoke after sleeping for 8 hours straight for the first time in years. I felt newly alive in every cell. I had spent the night at my youngest son’s studio apartment in Oakland. Blessing: I got to share time with this amazing young man. We had a magical morning walking about his neighborhood, hanging his art in his space, sharing ideas and enthusiasm for creative enterprises. Blessing: The very air felt alive in a new way. My cells were dancing in joy! Blessing: It has been so long since my body has felt energized. Today it does! The thick goo or gel that I have been moving in, has lifted and I feel lighter in every way. Blessing: We went into the neighborhood thrift store and I found clothes in the magenta/purple/rose colors that I needed to be bathed in. I do not frequent stores as the commercialism aspect is so intense for me. This was a lovely encounter. We found a beautiful Italian vase as a studio warming gift for my son, we had an interesting conversation with the two women working there who were so happy to welcome my son to the neighborhood. They offered advice and ideas. Blessing: My appetite was back, it felt as if more than simply my appetite for food, but my appetite for this life. My son took me to his favorite bakery for their famous morning buns. We ordered two, one savory and one sweet to share. Our perfect combo! Blessing: We walked to a rose garden and found some actually held the fragrance I seek. Deep inhale! Blessing: I saw a heart formed in the concrete of the sidewalk. Blessing: Tiny sweet birds flit about in the morning air on my son’s fire escape. Blessing: I was able to easily find my way back to Sacramento through the maze of highways. Blessing: The golden hills dotted with oak trees that so signify California to me, were a visual treat on my drive. Blessing: I received a joy filled call from my daughter in New Zealand. She asked me to come now.

The nymphs dancing on my son's fireplace frieze. This is how I feel today!

Blessing: I am going! I had only begun to see a possible swirl of my energy there but suddenly it bloomed into a current that carried me. I spent a bit of time browsing the dozens of travel sites with so many options that you must make a decision on. Price, dates, times……things that have become pretty foreign to me. Commit to dates and time? Yet it happened with a click here and there and without much mind activity. I had set my intention for a direct flight (12 hours is truly long enough to be in an airplane!) and a price that I wanted it to be under. I ended up with both and I leave in three days time!

 

Decked out in my new colors, drinking in the fragrance of the pink roses.

Quick, yes these new energies are quick. Blessing: I was able to eat the pink color that I was now wearing in my new clothes. A friend invited me over and we had fresh corn on the cob and strawberry yogurt ice cream that she made in her new blender/juicer. Wow! My body loved eating pink! Delicious. Blessing: I felt so welcomed back to my former home by my former hubby.  How sweet it is that I can be in this house when I need a landing spot and that our hearts can honor one another. Blessing: I felt pin prickles of new activations on and off all day all over my body. Fun! Turn me on team, wake me up in every way. I am so ready to soar.

Blessings flowing gently towards me, like this water way in the rose garden.

Blessing: The half moon is still so bright and it shone on my through many hours of the night. Moon bath….yes that works for this magic woman! Of course, I was awake with it into those wee hours as I soaked up all that she graced me with. Blessing: I received an email saying how much my blog meant to someone. I received it as an affirmation from my higher self, a pat on the cheek that I am doing well. Blessing: I was able to support a young person in moving from her mind to her heart, to let go of society’s expectations in order to listen to what her heart has to say. It is such a gift to be here for one another as this shift moves us all into new territory. We are a gift to one another. We are the rainbow tribe that is birthing this new earth.

Blessing: I am knowing how deeply I am loved. And it feels grand!

 

August 7th, the eve of the Lion’s Gate

The sunflowers against the blue and mustard of a kitchen I painted so many years ago makes my heart sing in joy.

A peace has opened up in me today. I am floating in these viscous energies that do not allow sudden movement. As if I am covered in gel or moving through a cloud. It feels like a blessing. We are being held so close to our mother’s bosom of love. Our hearts are softening, opening. Folks who have not cried in ages. are becoming fountains of tears. The hard layers of self protection are dissolving along with the masks that we wore to feel safe. Transparency is the new norm. Folks may still try to use pretty words to convey a deceitful intent but we are reading the energy behind the words and discovering the truth. Lying, manipulation, coercion are left lying by the wayside. We are moving into the heartland of our mother. We are feeling the oneness in a new way.

The ribbons streaming are how I feel and see the energies moving in my mind's eye.

 

The energies are swirling in a mad dance. Mini tornadoes are whirling all about. Staying centered is paramount or one can be tossed like a rag doll. We are being asked to find the still point. To come to our quiet core and rest there. To observe our life from that vantage point. Planning events is not working as it once did. People are realizing that they need to check in and see what they are feeling in the moment rather than push themselves to be social when their being is calling for quiet. They are disavowing a  presribed path. They are seeking the freedom of open spaces in their agendas rather than the packed schedules of old. We were taught that a full day planner meant a full life. We are seeing through this lie and discovering the joy of the blank page in our schedule. Busyness had become the badge of honor which we are now unpinning. We see how it limited us from discovering ourselves. How it was a clever ruse to keep us from looking within and discovering our truth and thereby, our power. Oh yes, it has all been an attempt to keep us from our power. There are a hundred ways that we have been kept in the dark about who we are. Our dear sun with its continual gifts of solar flares is changing that along with energies from our earth mother and our starry families. We are being gifted with new sight. We are seeing beyond the illusion and feeling the flames of freedom moving our way. We are moving into the present moment more and more.  We are allowing ourselves to move as we feel to move rather than to meet a preset agenda. We are discovering more fluid ways of interacting. We are learning to flow with the currents rather than battle our way upstream..

I am so encouraged by what I am witnessing in those around me. I am ready to step through the portal of tomorrow’s Lion’s Gate and move ever closer to home. Here is one take on what the Lion’s Gate is all about by Emmanuel Dagher at:  thttp://www.magnifiedmanifesting.com/

On August 8th, a powerful portal known as the Lion’s Gate will magnify our ability to manifest from the invisible into the physical/ material realms with much more ease & grace. The Lion’s Gate doorway is usually associated with great amounts of light or fire pouring into our paradigm, so grounding & just allowing ourselves to ‘be’ is key at this time.

During these next few weeks, there’s a uniting of the two hemispheres of the brain which will open us up to even more paradigm shifting ‘aha’ moments & revelations that will support us in sowing the seeds to the next part of our journey. This is a really great time to align ourselves with things that bring us joy & to also get clear on what we want to create more of in our lives & in the world. This year’s Lion’s Gate is playing a large role in our collective awakening, & that in itself is cause for celebration. Time for another major upgrade.
Holding you all in liquid lovelight!