As many of you know, we will be in Mercury Retrograde February 6th – 28th. What does it mean? Well, these energies have been known to heighten miscommunication.
The planet Mercury is associated with thought and communication. Retrograde is when a planet appears to turn backwards. So, Mercury in Retrograde can be, in essence, backward communication. This occurs a few times a year. This particular retrograde will be in Pisces, which means you may notice feeling more dreamy and moody than usual.
With this in mind, it is perfect timing for all of us to pause, reflect and process before exchanging in a space of confusion. While we cannot control the emotions, communication, actions and reactions of others, we can control our own.
Step One: Pause. The mind, if not controlled, allows us to create stories that do not serve us. We risk jumping to conclusions, making accusations, being hurt or hurting others…all because we let the mind run wild! It is powerful, and often leads us down roads that we would be better off avoiding. The key is control. Who has it; you or your mind? If you have given the mind power to confine you, you can also CHOOSE to set yourself free!
I want to be clear (again, retrograde is coming); I am not suggesting that we diminish the beauty of imagination. In some cases, the mind running wild and free allows us to dream and create the most beautiful aspects of this world! Positive freedom of the mind is when you recognize your ability to redirect, redefine and recondition your own thought patterns, as YOU CHOOSE.
If you have an ample amount of time before engaging in communication, allow yourself space to meditate. Meditation is an excellent way to learn how to control your own mind, instead of allowing your mind to control you.
Step Two: Reflect and Process. In this space we should make sure we clearly understand what is being communicated, before adding in our own element of communication. You may not have time for meditation, but you can allow yourself space to listen, reflect and process before responding. This is also an opportunity to bridge heart and throat chakra energies, heightening the odds of loving and compassionate exchanges.
Step Three: Communicate with clarity of mind, clarity of words and clarity of intent. What’s the motivating factor behind what you plan to communicate? Is it ego; a need to be right? Are you communicating out of fear, frustration, or love? Be clear on your position, again, without attachment to the position of others.
Remember, there is freedom in taking control of your own mind! Become aware of your abilities, and utilize them in your highest and best interests! The energy you put into the atmosphere has an effect on the whole.
Journey in LOVE!
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Yolanda is a San Diego Reiki-Master Teacher and Author. She began this blog because she believes we must show gratitude by sharing our blessings. Through these writings, she passes on the gifts from her journey! It takes a village, and we are of the same tribe.
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