Do you want more peace in your life? In difficult times, feeling more peace in one’s self is a powerful method for coping with stress.
Maybe you are interested in meditation but haven’t found a style that suits you, or don’t have the time to practise meditation. Modern lifestyles are not supportive of a peaceful life. Meditation is known to bring more harmony, peace and inner stillness. Many teachers say that for peace to spread, it must start from within. Humanity must have a lot of work to do with inner peace, and there is no time like now to start this process.
The Moon is both enchanting and bewildering. It can inspire the creatives and artists within us, drawing out metaphors, enabling us to see colours and shades which the naked eye cannot, imagine the fantastic and draw upon deep wells of emotion. It can also heighten sensitivity of all kinds. Don’t be surprised this month if you find yourself experiencing some confusion, fluctuating emotions or anxiety. Moon energy pulls on our emotions, bringing out what we have been feeling and perhaps repressing. It is a time when our subconscious comes to the foreground and we can no longer ignore or gloss over any fears or feelings.
According to research, our ability connect with others (our attachment style) is often defined by our childhood experiences. A recent study(Prior and Glasser) suggests that 65% of people have a secure attachment style, while the remaining 35% have an insecure attachment style. Insecure attachment can lead to a wide range of challenging emotional responses, including obsession, jealousy and other emotional ups and downs. Fortunately, this insecure attachment style can be changed through developing a deeper sense of friendship.
Take time to do more things you both enjoy doing rather than focussing on resolving feelings of anxiety and insecurity. Spend at least 10 minutes each day asking about your partners life - their stressors, new friends, interests etc. Learn to recognise, listen and relate to your partners life outside the boundaries of your own relationship.
This month, the wisdom of Temperence urges us to find a way to go with the flow of whatever is happening around and unfolding within us. This is not a passive stance but a choice to stay open to change, both externally and internally. We experience flow when we abandon our attempts to overly control our life. Our inner pulse can then sync with the outer rhythm of life. By all means, make plans and have goals, but remember to leave a little wiggle room!