Hummingbird Guidance

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Photograph by Steven Metildi

Hummingbird Symbolism

Hummingbirds are magical little creatures with the spirits of sprites. I was fortunate enough to have been visited by one of these little beings of light two days in a row. These beautifully assorted friends symbolize joy, swiftness, and endurance.

They are seen as a sign of happiness due to their uplifting, whimsical nature. Their wings beat so fast we cannot even see them move as if they are propelled by sheer pixie dust. The bright coloring of their plumage stimulates the euphoric energies of our being, and their taste for delicious nectar fills us with their same sweet disposition.

As their wings move faster than the eye can see, hummingbirds are able to hover with immense agility as they change direction and pace at the drop of a dime. They are the only birds who can fly forward and backward as well as side to side. The complexity of their movements paired with their high energy can be hard to keep up with at times, especially while trying to capture a mesmerizing picture like the one above.

Hummingbirds are able to showcase their endurance through their determination to reach the delectable nectar deep within each flower. Sometimes they have to sift through bitter and tough outer layers in order to reach their liquid gold. Hummingbirds can also travel extremely long distances, (even over large bodies of water), in a single trip.

Hummingbird Message

Hummingbirds remind us that life is not as serious as we think, and can be experienced with a lighthearted smile. It is okay to believe in magic and the unknown mysteries of life that make our heart flutter. We are encouraged to continue to have faith in the positive wonders that life has to bring. There are more than enough reasons to find simple delights in the world around us.

The swift movements of not only the wings of a hummingbird, but also their patterns of flight show us that we are capable of infinite combinations of infinite possibilities. They share the knowledge that we are limitless in our movements, decisions, and actions. We are capable of flexibility when faced with instant change as we swiftly adjust to the elements. Hummingbirds spread the message that we are able, competent beings.

Finally, we are being told that if we are hardworking and determined, we will be able to experience the sweet victory of achieving our goals. It is important to never give up because success can be just around the corner as we remain tenaciously focused. There are various treasures that we each hold near and dear to our hearts. We all have the potential to bask in the wealth of our own riches.

Let’s keep our senses open to these uplifting workers as they pollinate the beautiful flowers that surround us during this time. We must enjoy the little things in life with energy and determination as we work toward our goals. Believe in the magic we hold Eternal Waking Beauties because we are powerful and sweet beings just like the beautiful Hummingbird.

Om Mani Padme Hum.࿆ૐ

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Positive Affirmation of the Day: Deserving

 

“Gander at the Gander” – Eternal Waking Beauties

“I deserve everything I want because it is everything I need to fulfill my purpose.” -Eternal Waking Beauties 🌸🌍💫

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How do we decide what we truly deserve in life? What makes us believe we are doing something that merits the benefits life has to offer? Why would we believe we are ever undeserving of a euphoric life of bliss? How do we find that balance in what we truly need to increase the quality and peace within this existence?

We all have a reason for existing, so why not believe it. Otherwise what is the point of our being here if not for some purpose in each of us. We can learn to hold more compassion and empathy for others once we begin to understand we are all interconnected. If we imagined every stranger to be a relative, would it change our perspective on that individual and their situation?

Even though we are all on different points on various paths, we all serve a purpose. In order to achieve our purpose we need specific skills and tools to plan, create, and build our world around us. We deserve to have these tools as long as we use them with proper intention toward achieving our destinies. So manifest your toolkit and begin designing your life to create your future.

Om Mani Padme Hum.࿆ૐ

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Leo New Moon 2017

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Artist: Unknown. Photographer: Unknown. Edited by Eternal Waking Beauties

Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 2:46 AM PST

King of Our Hearts

“I’m gonna be a mighty king so enemies beware!” sang Simba in on of the most heart wrenching Disney classics, Lion King. I know, I know, corny beginning, but how many of us as kids staring up into Johnathan Taylor Thomas’s large, cartoon lion eyes really believed we would be a “mighty king” one day? What constitutes a “mighty king”? Who is this person we are striving to be? How are we going to become this sign of nobility and honor?

Some might think a “mighty king” is one who rules over others and is in a place of power exercising it  how they see fit. Others might believe it is how one practices their leadership roles whether big or small through an ethical morality of the heart. Everyone will have a different definition or perception of this term. Even if some people agree on core characteristics, they may disagree on additional qualities necessary; therefore making no two definitions of a “mighty king” identical.

Honor, integrity, patience, kindness, tolerance, love. Even these words we use to describe how one can attain the “mighty” aspect of being a king, ruler, or leader of some sort will have various meanings based on the person who is defining them. Right now we are all learning what this means to us. I believe we are no longer trying to work hard on becoming someone, but are rather trying to express who we truly are by becoming connected with ourselves.

A Look into Leo

Leo is a fixed fire sign ruled by none other than the sun. Fixed signs are oftentimes very stable, reliable, hard-working, and loyal. Fire signs are creative, energetic, and passionate. The sun is our divine masculine bringing light, warmth, assertion, happiness, and outward expression. Leos tend to like the materialistic gains made in the physical realm of life such as career achievements, financial prosperity, the newest and best of everything from cars to clothes to accessories, and express themselves in their appearance.

Leos can range from money obsessed workaholics, to pampered house pets only concerned about their looks, to loving and nurturing caregivers, to kind and generous saints. There is an array of diversity among each zodiac sign. The sun sits in it’s own sign magnifying the strong and lovable qualities of our gentle lion, as well as the temperamental and controlling aspects of our shallow dictator.

In Tarot, we find the lion represented on the 8th card of the Major Arcana labeled “Strength”. Eight is the number of prosperity, abundance, material gain, and advancement in life paralleling that of Leo. Strength is the card that teaches us that forceful, controlling power is not always the strongest form of strength. In fact, strength is also recognizing to be patient, soft, and gentle in order to achieve a goal or make a point, and is sometimes more effective than the former nature. This is seen in lions for even though they are ferocious and powerful as the leaders, they are still there to protect and care for all in their pride. There must be a loving and nurturing side in order to achieve the strength of the bonds formed between each member of a lion’s pride.

Planetary Placement

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Artist: Cafe Astrology

The sun, moon, Mars, and Mercury all sit in Leo during this New Moon cycle. Both our conscious and subconscious, masculine and feminine, and positive and negative qualities are being amplified in the light of a Leo. We are finding our strength, practicing our roar, and learning how to be a leader. At the same time, we are allowing ourselves to be nurturing, loving, understanding, and kind with others and ourselves in all aspects of our lives.

Mars is adding an element of extra assertion in our public lives, and sexual passion in our private lives. We are trying to enhance the quality of each facet in life whether work, relationships, or self. Mercury is giving us a fiery or loving form of communication depending on what type of Leo we are projecting.

Right now, manifestation is everything. We are truly in the driver seat on this one. Everything can go one of two ways depending on what type of “mighty king” we decide we want to be. We are the leader of our lives. We are choosing the decisions we are making. We are creating the reality of our perception. Do we want to be the dreaded dictator or revered ruler? We have this choice.

Planetary Aspects

There is going to be a gigantic triangle on the night of the New Moon as Mercury trines Saturn and Uranus while they trine each other. This is going to allow us to set clearly defined boundaries with others; whether communication is effective or not is up to us. Either way the truth about our limitations in the various parts of our lives are going to be expressed.

Uranus wants freedom from restraints and restrictions. This too will easily be relayed – again it may or may not be healthy or effective communication. We are finally asking for the freedom to be ourselves. Lines of communication are opening up all around us to facilitate speaking our truths about what we do and do not need and want in our lives. It is important to be honest and gentle as we express ourselves in order to maintain integrity in our relationships whether with a boss, partner, friend, or foe.

The difficult aspects of the sky are the harsh squares of Uranus with the sun, moon, and Mars. Our freedom is of the utmost importance to us right now. The ability to be ourselves without remorse is at the forefront of our minds. We are willing to fight over our ability to fly by expressing ourselves and savoring the moments of bliss we have been longing to feel.

There is no more room for apologies, but it doesn’t mean that we did not contribute to the folly of our own situations. We need to be honest with ourselves as well and know where we have set up these parameters for ourselves to fail. It is not just others and the outside world that is hindering our growth; it is also what we have done ourselves that lies within.

Ceremony to Shine

It is time to do some real soul searching and realize what is is we truly want and need. We must also reflect not only at what has happened in the past, but how we contributed to manifesting our current reality. This way when we express ourselves to others we can let them know what is truly their part, while accepting responsibility for our own. Continue dreaming big and working toward your goals because we deserve all of the happiness and contentment we desire. Planetary aspects are aiding us in various avenues of communication which is the core of all relationships – even with ourselves. Placements are making room for love, softness, and nurturing during these moments.

For this ceremony visualize what it is you want to manifest in yourself, in your life, and in the world. What kind of person do you want to be? What kind of people do you want in your life? What kind of things do you want to achieve? What kind of impact do you want to make? Focus on three major shifts you want to make both inside and outside of yourself and your life. Ask for aid from your guides in manifesting and achieving your soul’s aligned desires. Visualize your perfect world. Feel what it is like to live in that life. Know, believe, and trust that you can achieve all of that and more.

The tools I would use for this ceremony would be some open roads incense for manifesting after a good smudging with white sage, and red, orange, yellow, and white candles to capture purity, stability, creativity, and happiness. I would also include rose, amber, and lavender incense to bring love, light, and peacefulness to this lunar cycle. My stone of choice for this ceremony would be Sunstone.

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Sunstone. Photographer: Unknown

Sunstone harnesses the energy and light of a sun in a stone similar to our solar plexus. It brings about qualities of warmth, happiness, and light. Sunstone gives us confidence and assertion as we face various endeavors. Wearing Sunstone amplifies our own light empowering our true form in the physical realm. If you are dealing with depression, loss, or grief, Sunstones are a great “pick-me-up” uplifting our souls.

Happy Manifesting Eternal Waking Beauties!

Om Mani Padme Hum.࿆ૐ

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Quote of the Day: Shine

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“A sunflower from me to you to help get you through the day. May it help you shine your light keeping all darkness at bay.” -Eternal Waking Beauities 💗🌻💗

Om Mani Padme Hum.࿆ૐ

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Chakra of the Day: Anahata

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“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.” -Dalai Lama

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Today let’s focus on our heart chakra, Anahata, the bridge between the three chakras of matter (base, sacral, solar plexus) and the three chakras of spirit (throat, third eye, crown). It connects the physical plane to the spiritual realm within our bodies as a gateway to higher consciousness. Anahata is the fourth chakra located in the middle of the chest controlling love, compassion, and self- acceptance. It resonates with the colors green and pink, the element of air, the mantra yam, key note F, the sound of wind, and the mudra Ghyan (right hand: tip of thumb and index fingers touch while rest of fingers relax in front of heart chakra). Our heart chakra is also opened with various yoga poses such as cobra, cat, camel, and fish. Anahata is also balanced through aromatherapy utilizing Melissa, Geranium, and Neroli, and food such as spinach, kale, artichokes, broccoli, lettuce, leeks, pears, avocado, and kiwi.

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When we find our heart chakra overactive, we are often very cricitcal with mood swings, possessive and tense. The other extreme is under active. We find ourselves paranoid, indecisive, feeling unloved, afraid of letting go, and feeling sorry for ourselves. I enjoy utilizing meditation while focusing on nature, greens and pinks with the Ghyan mudra in front of my heart chakra as I chant the mantra yam with signing bowls in key note F playing and some of Melissa and Neroli burning to help balance Anahata. I also enjoy placing stones on and around my heart chakra to aid in cleansing and balancing. My favorites are Watermelon Tourmaline, Rose Quartz, Jade, Green Aventurine, and Green Calcite. Some positive affirmations that help me open this chakra are “I love,” “I am open to love,” “I forgive myself,” “I love myself.” When balanced we feel unconditional love, emotionally balanced, empathetic, and compassionate. We all deserve all of the love life has to offer. We deserve to accept love from ourselves, and to accept love from others. We also deserve to enjoy what it feels like to receive this love as well as give unconditional love. Be kind and accepting toward yourself and enjoy some self care today!

👌🏽💚💗🌲🐲🎋🍏🍐🥝🥑🥒🔊

Om Mani Padme Hum.࿆ૐ

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Blessing Buck Full Capricorn Moon 2017

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Sunday, July 9th, 3:59 AM PST

Blessings and Bucks

Our beloved full moon in July is known by many names, but these two stuck out to me the most. The Blessing Full Moon heralds from Pagan roots. This time of year is known for bountiful blessings in the forms of blossoming flowers, harvesting crops, and flourishing herbs. Mother Gaia is gifting us with the beauty of her natural splendor. We are being asked to count our blessings and show gratitude back to the Earth. Slow down to smell a flower, take your time as you enjoy a juicy watermelon, and unearth the secrets of burning dried lemon balm. Also, show yourself gratitude for getting through the first half of the year. There have been fluctuating ups and downs this past week, so embrace the blessings that present themselves.

The stagnant heat has most feeling sluggish and unmotivated. The Buck Full Moon brings about strength and a renewal of energy during these times. The Native Americans dubbed July’s full moon as the “buck” moon due to the stags displaying beautiful, full antlers. Bucks are known to have healing powers and are deeply connected to nature. They are noble, independent creatures with a gentle masculinity. Stags symbolize regeneration due to the fact that they shed their antlers and grow new ones every year. We are  shedding everything from our past that we have held onto hindering the progress of our lives. If we harness the qualities of our noble buck, we will be able to endure this shift with more ease.

Planetary Aspects

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Artist: Cafe Astrology

 

The sun conjunct Mars in Cancer opposite the moon conjunct Pluto in Capricorn bringing about difficult aspects between our conscious and subconscious. Assertive Mars builds upon the masculine Sun stimulating passionate and intense unconditional love as they sit in Cancer. We are drawn to creativity and mobilizing our ideas into action with the power couple of the Sun and Mars. In doing so, we are backed up by our emotions with Cancer in our arsenal adding fuel to our intensely compelling fire. Be aware of abusing your masculine power at this time, and remember the strength in softness.

Pluto, the planet of rebirth, renewal and spiritual growth brings about great transformations with the moon holding our intuition, phases of life, and subconscious. We are at a time of major shifts globally and within ourselves. As we shed layers upon layers of ourselves, we are increasing our intuition in this phase of life. A sense of renewal from our rebirth will strengthen the connection with our true form. Pluto and the moon sit in the tenacious and responsible sign of Capricorn leading to certain limitations in our subconscious. Capricorns are stubborn when it comes to situations that do not make sense to them or do not align with their values. Being able to let go of ingrained beliefs, thoughts, and behaviors is going to be more difficult as Capricorn struggles with relying on intuition.

Jupiter in Libra squares both the sun and moon to let us know that this is not going to be easy with the planet in luck in this difficult aspect. Growth and expansion are magnified in the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual planes of our existence. Know the changes we are making are for the better, and it will get easier in time. Celebrate each success no matter how “small” or “minute” for it is a step in the proper direction. Remember that even if we do take a step back, we are still facing forward.

Neptune in Pisces sextiles the moon and trines the sun enhancing the progression and ingenuity of our lives. We are strengthening our intuition and spiritual nature. It is projecting into our physical realm in the form of shifts in our jobs, romantic partners, or friendships. We are able to see what aligns with our souls, and are putting it into action in our lives. Follow your heart, your passion, your dreams without hesitation. It is time to stand by your higher self and bask in the radiant light of your truth.

Ceremony Tools

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Photographer: Unknown

The tools I have chosen for my personal full moon ceremony on Sunday are going to aid me in connecting to my higher self, and allowing what resonates with my truth to enter my life. I hope to give myself motivation and courage to work toward what I define as success for my life. Candles, incense, and crystals are the staples of my ceremonies.

The color of each candle creates ties to various chakras, places, and higher powers. I plan on using light blue candles to connect me to the angelic realm facilitating communication with the divine. Purple candles will instill spiritual awakening as I open my third eye to dimensions not seen. Lavender candles will connect me to the universe, and white candles will cleanse my space while opening my crown chakra to the source.

Incense can bring different energies to a space. For this ceremony, I want to use the planet to help ground me during this time of high spiritual frequency. I also plan on using the star to help fulfill my wishes and dreams that are aligned with my soul.

Finally, I create crystal grids to help increase the intensity of my intention. The main crystal for this ceremony is going to be Labradorite, the stone of transformation. Labradorite helps facilitate change with strength and perseverance as we fight for our true identity. It fills us with confidence and inspiration linking us to our intuition and awareness of our innate abilities. Labradorite also shields our aura and deflects unwanted negativity projected upon us by others.

Take flight toward your destiny as you harness your inner light. Connect to your true self during this time of extreme ups and downs. Practice gratitude and faith in yourself, your path, your decisions, and your guides as you undergo this transformation. It is not going to be easy, however, when is life ever a constant of simplicity? Life is an eternal continuous ebb and flow of change and uncertainty. The best we can do is open and unblock all channels allowing infinite possibilities to pass through us. I hope you are able to realize the truth of the beauty that lies within and around you Eternal Waking Beauties. Sending light and love!

Om Mani Padme Hum.࿆ૐ

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Without Fail

Photographer: Brooke Shaden

 

The young apprentice arises from her fallen heap.

I remember those times

those days

those nights

those weeks.

Toil and turmoil boiling over

this tainted and tarnished bliss.

We stand.

We fight.

We thrive

and do more than survive

for living is the most ethereal experience we are given in this dawn.

Awaken from this gruesome slumber you once called a home.

It is time to give it our all

just as the apprentice arises from her fallen heap.

Om Mani Padme Hum.࿆ૐ

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