We are in the midst of INTENSE ENERGIES right now with the full moon on Monday 7th & the Lion’s Gate portal at it’s peak the very next day - Tuesday 8th Aug (8/8).
It’s a super intense time (energetically), and an important time for rest, reflection, recharging, intention setting, and self care.
On a personal level I experience this as extreme tiredness, achy joints, headaches, and mild anxiety, and sometimes high levels of electrical energy running through my body like I’m plugged into the mains.
So, it’s an important time to take time out, connect with yourself, be open to your intuition and ‘messages’.
A few top tips from me to help you through ... and to make the most of these amazing August energies !
- Acknowledge that if you’re feeling out of sorts, you’re not going crazy, so give yourself a break!
- Take TIME OUT to rest when your body needs to. Try to go with the flow. On a practical level I find the following things really help me:- GROUNDING ! Crystals are fantastic for this (tourmaline, hematite, red jasper & garnet are my favourites). Other ways to do this are; get out in nature, barefoot walking on grass, stretching or yoga.
- Take a SALT BATH (Himalayan or Epsom). Especially before you go to bed.
- HYDRATE. Drink more water, which I’m pretty rubbish at but it really helps the body detox.
- REST & SLEEP. Listen to your body and don’t fight the need to rest. Meditate. You don’t have to do anything fancy, just say 15 minutes of quiet time can be enough to connect to yourself (higher self and/or guides at this powerful time). Try to quiet your mind and body, and simply notice any thoughts or feelings that want to come up.
Making the most of the LION'S GATE PORTAL on Tuesday 8th August
- Carve out some quiet time on or before 8th August to think about what’s going on in your life, what you would like to draw towards you and what you would like to let go of. Find somewhere quiet where you won't be disturbed for between 15 minutes to an hour.
- Set a clear intention and ask with an open heart to “receive all energy upgrades, and to release all that does not serve your highest good”, AND/OR whatever feels right for you. Write down your thoughts, feelings and intentions. Journaling can be great for this.
- You might like to set aside some time and make it special with a little ritual. Light some candles, do a little smudging (sage or incense) to cleanse your energies, set out your favourite crystals, grab a paper & pen, or a journal, try to sit quietly for at least 15 minutes, connecting to your body and your thoughts, and jot down and thoughts, feelings or messages that come through. Just go with the flow, there's no set way to do this, so whatever works for you is great ;-)
- Suggested CRYSTALS to work with at this time:-
1. Grounding: Black Tourmaline, Hematite, Red Jasper, Onyx, Garnet and others:
Checkout my grounding jewellery HERE:
2. Manifestation & Intention setting: Pyrite (which is grounding too), Citrine, Tiger Eye, Clear Rock Quartz & Smoky Quartz. Checkout my favourite manifestation & intention setting jewellery HERE
Lots of love to you all,
For those who want to read more about the Lion’s Gate Portal checkout the links here:
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