October 13th 2019
The energy of this full moon in Aries is very interesting.
On this full moon we have a choice to make. The intensity is high and things can really go both ways. Into positive expansion or into anger and disruption.
Do we want to focus on what is wrong and burn up our energy in frustration and anger. Or do we want to expand our vision, see what needs to be done to change our lives for the better and fearlessly head in that direction.
The choice is ours.
The Spiritual Warrior
The energy of Aries in the positive is the Spiritual Warrior. The willingness to fearlessly fight for justice for all. Aries in the negative is uncontrolled anger. Going around egotistically setting things on fire without thinking of the consequences.
Aries is the first sign of the astrological year. It is the great initiator, the headstrong warrior going fearlessly into battle. Aries is ruled by Mars, the god of war. There is nothing like Aries energy to get things going.
In general the energy of the full moon is focused on culmination and release. The full moon in Aries is different. We have the energy of a new beginning mixed up with the energy of letting go. Therefore it is the perfect opportunity to see what needs to change and start heading in a more positive direction.
On a full moon there is always some underlying tension. The sun is opposite the moon so our sense of self (Sun) and our feeling nature (Moon) are pulling us in two different directions.
There is a sense of inner separation. When we are not consciously aware of this separation the tendency can be to resolve the tension by attacking the people around us. Arguments and fights are more likely on a full moon. Add alcohol to the equation and we get the physical violence.
Chaos, Discord and Expansion
This full moon is conjunct Eris, the goddess of chaos and discord. Her other name is Discordia and she is related to the archetype of Kali, the Hindu goddess of destruction.
On top of that the moon and sun are both in a hard aspect to Pluto, the ruler of the Underworld and the great spiritual teacher. Pluto teaches us by showing us what needs to go. It’s not a gentle teacher. If we hold on to what needs to go Pluto will take it from us anyway.
Thankfully we also have very positive aspects to Jupiter, the planet of luck, generosity and the great expander. The Moon is trine Jupiter and the Sun is sextile Jupiter.
Jupiter is the biggest planet in our solar system and a very positive force for good. When we add this Jupiterian energy to the mix, we get the power to direct the hard lessons of Pluto and the disruptive element from Eris into the positive.
The Full Moon Expands Everything
The full moon is an expander. It expands everything it touches. As conscious people our job is to decide what we want to expand. To be aware of the full moon and then make a conscious intentions on what we want the full moon to expand. On an Aries full moon our intentions are extra powerful because of the Aries ability to start new ventures.
How to Best Use this Energy
A great way to use this energy would be to sit down and think what needs to be changed in your life. Where are you out of integrity with the way you want to live? Are there steps you’ve been wanting to take to be more environmentally friendly? Is there a humanitarian project that you’ve been wanting to initiate?
You are powerful beyond measure. Take that in and then take action to re-dream the world. We need more active dreamers in this world.
Happy full moon!
“Teach your eyes to bless everything you see.”
A. Jodorowsky (one of my favourite film makers and crazy, magnificent human).
A few years ago I found this sentence on his twitter or instagram account and wrote this on my bathroom mirror.
So that every time I would look there I would see these words.
So that I would treat myself kindly.
So that I would stop looking at myself and focusing on what’s wrong.
So that I would focus on what’s right. Look at myself with love.
So these words would gently seep into my being.
So that I might eventually live that way. Blessing everything and everyone I see.
It’s so easy to judge and so hard to bless in stead.
But this is one of my favourite practices.
Imagine blessing yourself EVERY SINGLE TIME you look into the mirror.
Imagine looking at your partner and blessing him/her when you look at them, every single time.
Imagine looking at your children when they’re being difficult and blessing them, there and then, in that moment.
Imagine going about your day, using your eyes to bless.
What does it mean to bless?
In the simplest way, it simply means to love.
To choose love over everything else.
And here is a bonus quote from Yogi Bhajan:
“You must look beyond the mirror! You are the spirit, you are the soul, you are the self. You are the honour, you are the source of all sources. You are the redeemer of all redeemers. From you, this creation is born.”
With so much love, Gian Tara
One of the things I have learned is to be very good at editing my self talk. Whenever I catch myself saying anything negative towards myself I automatically change the thought into a positive one.
✨Basically, I don’t take any shit from myself anymore.
I wouldn’t tolerate any of my friends or family talking badly about themselves so why should I tolerate that for myself?
Also, when you stop taking shit from yourself you automatically stop taking shit from others. People also start to respect you more. Because even if you don’t talk about it they get the vibe from you that you’re not one to be fucked with.
✨Positive self talk is vitally important. We have to live in this body and in this mind of ours for now and it’s up to us to make this a nice place to live in.
For me it’s been a long process of getting better and better at this. Now it’s usually so fast that it’s automatic.
✨I see it as picking weeds. Or raising a toddler…
What I do is to talk back to myself. For example if I would think – I am such a failure – I talk back at myself and say – Well, I may fail sometimes but mostly I don’t. And that is good enough. I don’t have to be perfect. And what does being a failure mean anyway?
I also notice any negative generalisations. Anything that comes after – I am always…/I always… – is always a lie. Negative generalisations towards ourselves or others are simply not true. Even the worst of us have their good moments.
When my self talk is extra bad sometimes I just say to myself – STOP! Aloud if needed… I try my best to be gentle with myself but sometimes you just have to draw a clear line.
We can only hold one thought at a time and like attracts like. Negative thoughts attract more negative thoughts. Positive thoughts attract more positive thoughts. So by being vigilant and careful about what thoughts I allow in my head has really changed my life.
✨Repeat after me: I don’t take shit from myself anymore!
Do you have any tricks to help your self talk to stay positive?
Lots of love, Gian Tara
This is the story of how I became a healer. Trust me, it was NEVER my plan.
I’ve always been a sceptical person. I don’t believe things unless I there is solid reasons for me to believe in them. At the same time I have always had an open mind and a firm belief that we as a human kind don’t know it all, or even close.
This belief comes from studying history. At the turn of the twentieth century the common belief was that we had already discovered and invented almost everything that we could…
Anyway, so energy healers were a bunch of people that I had very limited faith in. The whole thing just made no sense to me. I didn’t look down on them, my philosophy has always been live and let live, and I have a lot of friends that have learned Reiki at some point but it was just never my thing.
Waking up as a healer – Literally
Fast forward two one morning in May, two years ago. I was walking as steadfastly as I could down this spiritual path that I am on. A year earlier I had been at a very desperate point in my life, seeking help everywhere I could imagine I could find it and my life was at a huge turning point for the better.
(I must mention that during my dark night of the soul I never once thought of going to see a healer.)
So that strange morning in May 2017 I woke up and the first though that entered my mind was “I know how to heal with energy.” The next thought was probably something more like WTF!
I woke up, got out of bed, sat down on my meditation pillow next to the bed and started to play with the energy coming through my hands. It was so strange. A part of me felt like I had always known how to do this and the other part of me was more like – why! what the f am I supposed to do with this.
About a month or two later I decided to learn Reiki, the scientist in me wanted to compare it to my own experience. During the Reiki course everything I learned was just a confirmation of what I already knew, except for the Reiki symbols, the rest I knew.
Sat Nam Rasayan –
Later that year a friend of mine Jóga með Gígju told me about a retreat that she went to. It was a Sat Nam Rasayan retreat. She told me that she had the most profound experience of deep meditation of her life. I was sold.
Sat Nam Rasayan just also happens to be another healing modality. I was not really interested in that part, it was the meditation that I was after. And it has been a life changing experience. To experience oneness with everything, completely sober, sitting in meditation is the most transcendental experience of my life.
However the deeper I got into it the more I realised, by experience, that healing actually works. So here I am, a healer, without ever having had any intentions becoming a healer.
Life truly is strange.
If you are looking for a healer – feel free to send me a message. And if you are very sick and in a bad financial situation because of that, I work for free.
A sceptic? trust me, I understand you completely. The only reason I am a healer is that I have seen and experienced myself what it does. Knowing what I know and seeing all the pain and suffering around me, I just need to do what little I can do to help. So here I am, a healer.
Hey! I am in the process of sharing something daily on the things I have learned on my spiritual journey so far.
It’s hard to know where to start. I have changed so much over the last few years. The biggest change is going from lost and unhappy to having a clear purpose and waking up happy pretty much every day.
Waking up happy is the best. Maybe joyful is a better word. I am simply full of joy most of the time. I don’t really need anything to make me joyful or happy, I just am.
The secret is meditation. I meditate every day in the morning and in the evening. More important than that I try to keep myself aware of my mental state as much as I can. I take a deep breath every time I feel tension in me. While walking I bring myself into the present moment by taking a deep breath and telling myself “I am here now.” Every time I realise that I am going mindlessly through my day I take a mental note, take a deep breath in and try my best to realign to being mindful.
All this was hard when I was starting out but it gets easier and easier. The trick is simply to start and then every time that you find that you’re off the wagon, just jump right back on.
It’s normal to start and stop and start and stop when you’re starting to meditate. It usually takes a while to make meditation a daily practice. Don’t be hard on yourself, just keep doing it as much as you can.
If you think you don’t have time to meditate you’re wrong. Meditation is maybe the only thing in the world that actually gives you time because it makes your brain younger. People who meditate live longer and age slower than people who don’t.
I’ll come on the livestream on my facebook page tomorrow at 6 pm to teach a short meditation. Join me if you can, or catch the replay later.