Higher Self Archetype: Wild/Vampire
Sacred Geometry (How): Soul Time
Past Life (Action): Medicine Man or Woman
Mudra: Dirgha Svara Mudra - gesture of expanded breath
This was an interesting draw of the cards. I originally drew a wild card, which I interpreted to mean that my choices this month determine whether or not the next card, the Vampire, comes to pass. In preparation for this struggle, I read Dodging Energy Vampires by Christiane Northrup, M.D. The book is written from the perspective that assumes the reader is an empath and that other people are the energy vampires. And I had to ask, "What if I'm the vampire?"
Last month I examined ways that I might overwhelm others with my enthusiasm and unrequested generosity. This month I'll examine how I'm depleting my own energy. No. I almost forgot about the wild card. The vampire card makes me "aware that someone or something is draining [my] life force." I choose to focus on the unlimited energy available to me through my connection to source.
"The frequency of Soul Time asks us to allow the possibility of a new reality to emerge - one that embraces the concept that, while the corporeal body is mortal, the soul is timeless, limitless, and infinite." This card is my how. And the action card I drew is from the Past Life oracle deck by Doreen Virtue and Brian L. Weiss, M.D. The card is Medicine Man or Woman. It asks me to bring forward knowledge from my past life as a healer.
I am working on upleveling hypnotherapy courses for my day job. I feel like my practice this month is using self-hypnosis to connect to my akashic record and tap into the power of my past lives, specifically my lifetime as a healer. And I will use that wisdom to establish a fount of limitless energy and life force. The opportunity of the wild card is to create a situation where I am neither a vampire, sustaining myself on the energy of others, nor one who is drained by a vampire.
The Dirgha Svara Mudra invites me to "attune more deeply to my breathing, the life fore revitalizes my entire being." It's core quality is the "expansion of life force energy."
It is August 8th and I still haven't completed my reflection around this month. I was traveling with family and friends. The Medicine Man and Woman could represent our hosts - who are both healers. There was a trance and a conversation about our parents who have passed on - soul time. I did manage to conserve my energy, while traveling and living in close quarters. As an introvert, I have never managed to do this in the past. My outbursts would then drain others' energies. I wonder if that is the lesson - by protecting my boundaries and conserving my energies, I'm actually protecting others from being vampired by me. Yes.
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After burning out from a long career as a middle school/high school reading/math/science teacher, I returned to school to study massage, hypnotherapy, mindfulness, aromatherapy, and yoga.