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Symptoms And Signs Of Spiritual Awakening

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Often spiritual awakening happens so spontaneously that many people are confused by what is happening to them. If you are experiencing life changes and feel that you are no longer the person you used to be, it is helpful to know the symptoms and signs of spiritual awakening. It is quite possible that you are in the process of spiritual awakening but do not know about it yet.

What Is Spiritual Awakening?

Spiritual awakening is a reconnection of your material self with your spiritual self. A person who has experienced spiritual awakening realizes that he (she) is not his (her) name, physical body, mind, or personality that he (she) is used to consider himself (herself). In fact, spiritual awakening is an awareness of your spiritual nature.

Spiritual awakening does not necessarily associate with religion as it also happens outside religions.

This is not always a simple and pleasant process. During spiritual awakening, lots of changes happen at different levels: physical, mental, emotional and social. But all these changes always for the best, because the Universe is cleansing the space for something new and good to come.

Let’s look at the signs and symptoms of spiritual awakening. But first of all, I would like to note that each person has his own unique signs because this process is very individual. In this article, I will list only the General symptoms and signs of spiritual awakening that are typical for most people.

Signs Of Spiritual Awakening

Crisis

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Often spiritual awakening begins with life changes, and, it may seem that these changes affect you in a negative way. But in reality, such changes lead to spiritual awakening, liberation from illusions and greater understanding of the Truth. If you’re experiencing a number of serious changes in life, it is not a reason to be discouraged, rather it is a reason to start focusing on prayer, study of sacred knowledge, and the communication with spiritual mentors. Take some time for thinking, analyzing and writing about what is happening to you. Pay attention to details and signs, and stay open to new experience. In fact, spiritual awakening is a joyful event that frees us from all unnecessary things.

Interest in new issues

An important sign of spiritual awakening is the emergence of important questions like: “Who am I? How does the world work? What is Truth? How do I gain liberation?” If you have a genuine interest in finding answers, then these questions will lead you in the right direction. Studying the sacred books, meditation and journaling will help you find the answers.

Increasing conversations with yourself

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You’ll find yourself talking to yourself more often. Suddenly you may notice that you’ve been talking to yourself for the last 30 minutes. Inside you, a new kind of communication is born, and you see only the top of the iceberg in these conversations with yourself. These conversations will grow and they will become more lively, more connected and more insightful. You’re not going crazy, you’re just moving into a new phase of your development. I recommend you write down the most insightful parts of these conversations.

Feeling alone, even surrounded by people

You can feel lonely and disconnected from people. You may want to avoid crowds and groups. You have to understand that you follow a lonely and sacred path. Even though you’re feeling lonely and anxious, it’s hard for you to relate to people. You need to understand that this time will pass and the emptiness inside will be filled with the love and divine energy.

Activity at the top of the head: tingling, itching, irritation, as if something is crawling on the scalp and/or down the spine.

The feeling of energy vibration in the upper part of the head, as if the energy of the shower is pouring out of the head. It may feel as if the energy is emitted through the top of the head in the form of “splashes”. You may also feel pressure on the top of your head as if someone was pressing a finger into the center of your head. You don’t need to worry about these feelings. What you’re experiencing is the opening up of the Crown chakra.

Sudden changes in work or career

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It is one of the most common signs of spiritual development. As you change, everything around you changes too. Don’t worry about finding a “perfect” job or career. It will eventually come. You are in a transition period now and can change a few jobs before you find one that fits your aspirations.

A disconnection with your family

You’re connected to your biological family through old karma. When you break the karmic cycle, the bonds of old relationships break. It may seem that you are moving away from your family and friends. But it is temporary. After a while, you can build a new relationship with them, if that’s what’s meant to be. However, these relations will be based on new energy, without karmic bindings.

The desire to find a soul mate or twin flame

Much more than ever, the idea that you can have a relationship that is consistent with who you truly are is growing stronger. You want to have a conscious relationship, meet your soulmate or twin flame.

Changes in food preferences: a refusal of meat, craving for fresh and healthy food

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The fact is that your body begins to vibrate at a higher frequency. And therefore now needs high-quality food. Don’t deny what your body says you need to eat. Listen to your body.

The unusual nature of the sleep

Another common sign of spiritual awakening is that very often you will wake up between 2 and 4 am. There’s a lot of energy work is going on inside you, and it often leads to waking up. Don’t worry. If you can’t sleep, get up and do something instead of lying in bed and worrying. It is also temporary.

Intense dreams

They can include dreams about wars and battles, persecution, monsters, etc. You literally release the old energy from within, and these energies of the past are often symbolized in the form of wars, search for a way out and horror stories. It will also pass.

Heart palpitation

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The opening of the Heart chakra may be accompanied by the acceleration of the heart. This only lasts a few minutes and means that the heart is rebalanced after an emotional release. Remember to talk to your doctor about health conditions that concern you. Then you will know for sure that this condition is not associated with health problems.

Invisible presence

There’s a variety of examples. Some people report that they feel that they are surrounded by some beings at night, or that someone is touching or talking to them. Often they wake up as from a push. Some also feel that their bodies are enclosed in a vibrating ball. These vibrations are caused by energy changes as a result of emotional purification.

Electrical and mechanical faults

You may notice that next to you light bulbs flicker, computers crash or radio devices fail.

Increased intuitive abilities and Altered States of consciousness

When you think of someone, you immediately hear from them. Synchronicities happen all the time. You may receive sudden insights about events from the past. You discover psychic abilities, out of body experiences and other psychic phenomena.

Feeling more connected with animals and plants

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Animals now seem more “human” in their behavior. You are less afraid of wild animals. Plants respond to your love and attention more than ever. You may even receive messages from them.

Flashes of creativity

You’re getting images, ideas, music and other creative inspirations at a stunning speed.

You live your purpose

You know you’re finally doing what you came to Earth for. You get new skills and abilities, especially for healing. Your experience of life and your activities now come together and make sense. You are finally starting to use it all.

Signs, visions, numbers, and symbols

You see what has a spiritual importance to you. Now you notice how the numbers appear synchronically in your consciousness. There’s a message in all this if you take time to think about it.

You find a spiritual path

Suddenly you reach a perspective you’ve never thought of before. You are eager to know more. You read, share with others, ask questions and go deep inside to learn more about who you are and why you are here.

You look younger

When you clean up emotional problems and let go of limiting beliefs and “heavy baggage” from the past, you really start to glow more and more. Your frequency is increasing. You start to love yourself and life more and more. You look and feel younger. You begin to look like your perfect true self, who you really are.

Physical disorientation

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Sometimes you will feel very “unearthly”. You will feel as if you can’t put both feet on the ground, or as if you’re walking between two worlds. While your consciousness moves into the new phase, your body sometimes lags behind it. Spend more time in nature to help ground yourself. It is also temporary.

Lucid dreaming

Sometimes your dreams are so real that you wake up confused. It’s hard for you to understand if it’s a dream or reality. Very often your dreams can be mystical messages to you. And in some dreams, you just know that you’re not “sleeping” and that what’s happening is real.

A sense of Unity with all

This is a direct experience of Integrity, a transcendental consciousness. You’re overflowing with compassion and love for life and all living creatures. Compassion and unconditional love for all elevate you to higher levels of consciousness and joy.

A deep desire to come back Home

This is perhaps the most difficult and challenging part. You may have a deep and overwhelming desire to leave the planet and come back Home. This desire is not based on anger or dissatisfaction with something. You don’t want to make a big deal out of it and create drama for yourself and others. It’s just one part of you that longs for spiritual unification. The reason for this is quite simple. You’ve finished much of your karmic cycle and are now striving for spiritual perfection.  You are now ready to start a new life, a rebirth of sorts while remaining in the same physical body.

You need to understand that your Spirit needs you here. There will come a time when some people will need a human Mentor like you who’s already passed this awakening phase.

The Bottom Line

Life never gives us a challenge that we cannot handle. And every time we overcome the most difficult challenges we only become stronger. The same with spiritual awakening. It’s not easy to go through it but once we’re done we become completely new stronger versions of ourselves. No matter how dark and lonely your journey may seem at times, remember that you are never alone.

Katya Ki is the Founder of SOLANCHA Magazine, a Metaphysical Expert, a Reiki Master, and Human Rights Attorney. She has been studying Eastern metaphysics, cosmology, and esotericism for almost 20 years now. And she's still discovering new knowledge, which is hidden in ancient teachings. During her pilgrimage to the monastery of Saint Catherine in Egypt, she discovered the SOLANCHA System. This is how the SOLANCHA journey started!

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Mercury Retrograde In Libra: How Will It Affect Us?

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This fall’s Mercury retrograde happens from September 27th to October 18th. In this article, I will share with you some important information about this period and some tips on how to make Mercury retrograde in Libra a harmonious and peaceful time for you.

What Is Mercury Retrograde?

Retrograde is a special type of movement of the planet, when from the Earth it seems to us that it’s going backward, although the planet simply changes direction relative to the Sun. All planets periodically become retrograde. For some, it happens every few months or every few years. But Mercury is usually the record holder in this “marathon”: a retrograde period occurs on average 3-4 times a year.

Mercury is the only planet whose retrograde effect is felt by most people on Earth. It is believed that during the retrograde period, Mercury has a detrimental effect on people, but if you properly use the energy of this period, you can benefit from it.

Mercury is the planet of contacts, contracts, information, intellectual activity, communication, and commerce. It is associated with travel and transport, negotiations, training, and signing documents. Mercury is responsible for memory, speech, oratory, logic, and intelligence. Therefore, its retrograde movement may negatively affect all the above.

You may feel this retrograde period in different ways, here are some of its effects:

  • exposed secrets;
  • arisen scandals;
  • frequent anxiety;
  • gatherings are prone to turning into gossiping;
  • restlessness;
  • misunderstandings within relationships;
  • delays;
  • obstacles;
  • mistakes, etc.

Mercury Retrograde In Libra

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Mercury goes retrograde in the lunar mansion of Chitra nakshatra from September 27th, starting in the sign of Libra and then back into Virgo by October 2nd, before turning direct on October 18th.

Chitra nakshatra is the Mars-ruled nakshatra that is also known as “the star of opportunity”. This nakshatra is marked by the bright star Spica, venerated throughout many ancient world cultures. Its luminance earned it the title ‘stunning pearl’ – suspended in heaven. Like the hidden wealth of gemstone, Chitra is adept at revealing hidden beauty, coaxing the dull and ordinary into revealing their splendor. Like a pearl, its shell must be opened to reveal its beauty. Therefore, Chitra is said to rule over all acts of transformation and to reflect the world of Maya and delusions, which must be overcome. Chitra is one of the most mystical nakshatras of all, giving spiritual depth with sudden flashes of insight.

Those working on creative ideas (especially related to writing or arts) are going to be supported by the energy of Chitra nakshatra. A small message may turn into a fully-formed article or even a book. Studying a new subject may lead you all the way into a new specialty. Chitra nakshatra will give you discipline and original thought in your research and will give you the inspiration to re-think and edit your writing and get it all down in a smooth and presentable form. This nakshatra encourages us to think bigger and bolder and find new ways to make the world a more beautiful place.

As it reverses back into Virgo, Mercury joins dynamic Mars and gives you an assertive voice in the debate, along with the ability to campaign. This coming-together peaks on October 10th, in Hasta nakshatra.

Hasta nakshatra is the Moon-ruled nakshatra that is symbolized by an open hand. This nakshatra brings business success and charm, but an eventual fall from favor. Hasta nakshatra gives people a strong desire to coerce, heal, and trick. It also increases the mercantile qualities of people. Under the influence of this nakshatra, people will experience highs and lows, like every day there is a new challenge, and every turn of the page brings something new and unexpected. However, Hasta nakshatra also gives people a highly adaptive nature and an opportunity to turn a potential setback into an opportunity, reaping benefits from the most unlikely places.

Though you may be under pressure to give an answer or make a decision, keep your patience and wait for the right time to do it. Don’t make any important decisions during this time, especially related to finances and health. Wait until this period pass and you can see more clearly what people’s agenda is.

Don’t be afraid to defer judgment, even if an offer appears too good to miss. You see, details usually emerge after the end of a retrograde period that you couldn’t possibly have known at the outset.

Mercury also receives the influence of expansive Jupiter after October 2nd. At this point, your thinking takes on a broader and more optimistic tone which will help you to express even an uncomfortable truth in a positive way.

As you can see, this is a pretty positive retrograde because Mercury feels good in Libra. Then it goes in Virgo where it’s exalted.

This Mercury retrograde is good for listening, reflecting, repairing relationships, solving past problems with miscommunication, reaching out to others, and reconnecting.

The Dos During Mercury Retrograde

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So, in the period of Mercury retrograde in Libra, the following actions will be favorable:-

#1: Finish things

If you want something new to happen in your life, make room for it, finish things before moving forward. Think about how many things you need to finish, delegate, or get rid of before you can move on and bring new relationships, abundance, and wealth into your life. This period is perfect for finishing old relationships, getting rid of toxic people, sorting out your feelings and emotions. You can also quit your old job.

#2: Deal with unfinished and running projects and documents

You can finish the article, or finish the book you’re working on. It is good to restore order, throw away all unnecessary papers, archives, and media.

#3: Meet with friends

This is a good time to meet with friends and family members you haven’t seen in a long time. If you had some miscommunication problems in the past, it’s time to solve them. Reaching out and reconnecting with people you haven’t been talking to for a while is very beneficial during this time.

#4: Analyze your mental attitudes

Pay attention to how your thoughts and attitude shape your reality. Think about – what thoughts you can let go of to improve your life? Are there any mental programs, blocks, or stereotypes that prevent you from reaching your goals? Well, now it’s the perfect time to let them go.

#5: Engage in spiritual practice

This is the time when we all need to focus more on our spiritual journey. Meditate, purify and calm your mind, chant mantras, pray and work with positive affirmations.

The Don’ts During Mercury Retrograde

During periods of retrograde, all Mercurian affairs develop slowly, there is often confusion, the risk of mistakes increases. New projects are slowed down, transport, and mail services are disrupted. It is more difficult to study and engage in intellectual work, to conduct negotiations. During such periods, equipment breaks down more often, and communication operators have problems with their work. Therefore, take note of what is still better not to do in this period to avoid trouble:-

#1: Making purchases

Especially it is better not to make any big purchases, because later you may be disappointed. For example, you may find hidden defects in the things you buy.

#2: Signing contracts, making transactions, opening a business, and starting a project

During Mercury retrograde, there is a very high probability of making mistakes. Therefore, it’s not recommended to sign contracts, make transactions, open a business, or start a new project during this period.

#3: Getting a new job

Those getting new jobs during the retrograde period are usually disappointed with their jobs later. You may not be satisfied with the conditions, some additional information may open some disadvantages or difficulties the job has, etc.

#4: Making important decisions

Later you most likely will regret such decisions. They may bring you more trouble than satisfaction.

#5: Starting a training or course

If you start a training or take a course during the retrograde period, the study may appear to be more difficult than you expected or the knowledge gained may not be useful.

#6: Making big purchases

Anything you buy during Mercury retrograde has a chance to disappoint you in some way. Don’t buy real estate, cars, or anything that requires big money being paid. Most likely, such purchases will not be useful, or will be unnecessary in the future, or will break down.

#7: Borrowing money

If you borrow money during Mercury retrograde, it may be difficult to pay this money back.

#8: Starting a new relationship

Relationships started during the retrograde period will not be long-lasting and will not become serious.

#9: Moving, buying real estate, signing the rent

Any operations with real estate will face delays and obstacles. Therefore, it’s better to postpone moving, buying real estate, or signing the rent.

Spiritual Practices

Here are some spiritual tools that will help you make this Mercury retrograde in Libra a good period for you.

#1: Mercury Mantra

To neutralize the negative influence of Mercury retrograde on your life, chant the Mercury mantra 108 times daily:

Om Namo Bhagvate Vasudevaya Namah

Chanting this powerful mantra gives:

  • invincible self-confidence;
  • astonishing concentration power;
  • laudable intelligence;
  • commendable communication;
  • business skills;
  • calmness and peace;
  • wisdom;
  • knowledge;
  • enlightenment.

#2: Gemstones

To pacify the effect of Mercury retrograde, you can wear gemstones throughout this period.

Emerald is Mercury’s primary gem! It is the closest in representing Mercury through its crystalline structure that helps distribute Mercury’s cosmic rays that the planet emanates. Wearing emerald can help balance the influence of the planet and re-establish balance and harmony in your energetic field and mitigate difficulties cause by the retrograde period.

Jade can be used as a valid substitute for an emerald when working with Mercury gems.

Peridot can be used to strengthen relationships and connections. This stone pacifies retrograde Mercury and balances your life. It can be worn for health in general and to increase wealth and happiness in life.

Aventurine is connected to Mercury and is known as a lucky stone. It is great for overall health and well-being. Aventurine can be used to regulate pitta dosha in Ayurveda and is connected to Anahata Chakra.

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#3: Yantra

Mercury Yantra (also called Buddha Yantra) helps to decrease the negative impacts of Mercury. This yantra also:

  • helps to boost intellect;
  • improves studying abilities;
  • helps in personal development;
  • improves memory;
  • helps to develop oratory and communicative abilities;
  • attracts success;
  • improves the financial situation, etc.

Display the Buddha Yantra in the North sector of your house and chant the Mercury mantra 108 times while looking in the center of the Yantra. Perform this practice daily or, at least, every Wednesday.

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The Bottom Line

Mercury retrograde in Libra is part of the natural cycle intended to be a time of reflecting and re-doing things that need our attention. This is the time to slow down, reflect, and listen to our voice within. In our fast-paced world, it can feel like a punishment but, truthfully, it can be a blessing. Mercury retrograde offers us a beautiful opportunity to tidy up, chill out, and get crystal clear on exactly what we need to do to further align with our highest purpose.

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Spiritual Warrior Quotes: 40 Deep Sayings to Inspire Your Spiritual Journey

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There are many interpretations and definitions for the term “Spiritual Warrior”. In the Buddhist tradition, a spiritual warrior is someone who longs to attain complete spiritual realization and who combats the universal enemy: self-ignorance, the ultimate source of suffering according to Buddhist philosophy. Others believe that a spiritual warrior is someone who has the courage to walk a path that not many have walked before, who chooses to live up to their true Spiritual Nature, becoming a catalyst for the evolution of consciousness. In this article, we have collected 40 spiritual warrior quotes that express different views on what a spiritual warrior is. May these quotes inspire you to stay committed to your spiritual path, personal evolution, and the journey of self-realization.

40 Spiritual Warrior Quotes

#1

“To be a spiritual warrior means to develop a special kind of courage, one that is innately intelligent, gentle, and fearless. Spiritual warriors can still be frightened, but even so, they are courageous enough to taste suffering, to relate clearly to their fundamental fear, and to draw out without evasion the lessons from difficulties.” ~ Sogyal Rinpoche

#2

“Only as a warrior can one withstand the path of knowledge. A warrior cannot complain or regret anything. His life is an endless challenge, and challenges cannot possibly be good or bad. Challenges are simply challenges.” ~ Carlos Castaneda

#3

“The warrior of light knows the importance of intuition. In the midst of battle, he does not have time to think of the enemy’s blows, and so he uses his instinct and obeys his angel. in times of peace, he deciphers the signs that God sends him. People say, “He’s mad.” Or, “He lives in a fantasy world.” Or even, “How can he possibly believe in such illogical things?” But the warrior knows that intuition is God’s alphabet and he continues listening to the wind and talking to the stars.” ~ Paulo Coelho

#4

“To be a spiritual warrior, one must have a broken heart; without a broken heart and the sense of tenderness and vulnerability, your warriorship is untrustworthy.” ~ Chogyam Trungpa

#5

“Intent is not a thought, or an object, or a wish. Intent is what can make a man succeed when his thoughts tell him that he is defeated. It operates in spite of the warrior’s indulgence. Intent is what makes him invulnerable. Intent is what sends a shaman through a wall, through space, to infinity.” ~ Carlos Castaneda

#6

“The things that can restore us have to get in, too. This is what the wisdom of an open heart is all about. All the spiritual traditions speak of this but I love the Tibetan tradition: “A spiritual warrior always has a crack in his heart because that is how the mysteries can get in.” ~ Mark Nepo

#7

“He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior.” ~ Confucius

#8

“The spirit of a warrior is not geared to indulging and complaining, nor is it geared to winning or losing. The spirit of a warrior is geared only to struggle, and every struggle is a warrior’s last battle on earth. Thus the outcome matters very little to him. In his last battle on earth, a warrior lets his spirit flow free and clear. And as he wages his battle, knowing that his intent is impeccable, a warrior laughs and laughs.” ~ Carlos Castaneda

#9

“Warriors of light are not perfect. Their beauty lies in accepting this fact and still desiring to grow and to learn.” ~ Paulo Coelho

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”The basic difference between an ordinary man and a warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge while an ordinary man takes everything as a blessing or a curse.” ~ Carlos Castaneda

#11

“The spiritual warrior hides from nothing. We jump into the fire, we dive into the ocean. We become the sea.” ~ Charlotte Sophia Kasl

#12

“To be a warrior is not a simple matter of wishing to be one. It is rather an endless struggle that will go on to the very last moment of our lives. Nobody is born a warrior, in exactly the same way that nobody is born an average man. We make ourselves into one or the other.” ~ Carlos Castaneda

#13

“The strongest of us are those that are spiritually strong, and a spiritual warrior is one of vulnerability.” ~ Chogyam Trungpa

#14

“The hardest thing in the world is to assume the mood of a warrior. It is of no use to be sad and complain and feel justified in doing so, believing that someone is always doing something to us. Nobody is doing anything to anybody, much less to a warrior.” ~ Carlos Castaneda

#15

“We warriors of light must be prepared to have patience in difficult times and to know that the Universe is conspiring in our favor, even though we may not understand how.” ~ Paulo Coelho

#16

“The real Art of Peace is not to sacrifice a single one of your warriors to defeat an enemy. Vanquish your foes by always keeping yourself in a safe and unassailable position; then no one will suffer any losses. The Way of a Warrior, the Art of Politics, is to stop trouble before it starts. It consists in defeating your adversaries spiritually by making them realize the folly of their actions. The Way of a Warrior is to establish harmony.” ~ Morihei Ueshiba

#17

“A rule of thumb for a warrior is that he makes his decisions so carefully that nothing that may happen as a result of them can surprise him, much less drain his power.” ~ Carlos Castaneda

#18

“Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.” ~ Carl von Clausewitz

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”Personal history must be constantly renewed by telling parents, relatives, and friends everything one does. On the other hand, for the warrior who has no personal history, no explanations are needed; nobody is angry or disillusioned with his acts. And above all, no one pins him down with their thoughts and their expectations.” ~ Carlos Castaneda

#20

“A warrior of light knows that in the silence of his heart he will hear an order that will guide him.” ~ Paulo Coelho

#21

“Each Warrior wants to leave the mark of his will, his signature, on important acts he touches. This is not the voice of ego but of the human spirit, rising up and declaring that it has something to contribute to the solution of the hardest problems, no matter how vexing!” ~ Pat Riley

#22

“One has to beckon the spiritual warrior inside oneself whenever it is deemed necessary for the task at hand. Courage is the fuel. Healing is the direction. Forgiveness is the balm. Love is the atmosphere Divine.” ~ Donna Goddard

#23

“To open deeply, as genuine spiritual life requires, we need tremendous courage and strength, a kind of warrior spirit.” ~ Jack Kornfield

#24

“Whenever a warrior decides to do something, he must go all the way, but he must take responsibility for what he does. No matter what he does, he must know first why he is doing it, and then he must proceed with his actions without having doubts or remorse about them.” ~ Carlos Castaneda

#25

“Warriors of light frequently ask themselves what they are doing here. Very often they believe their lives have no meaning. That is why they are warriors of light. Because they make mistakes. Because they ask questions. Because they continue to look for a meaning. And, in the end, they will find it.” ~ Paulo Coelho

#26

“Foster and polish the warrior spirit while serving in the world; illuminate the path according to your inner light.” ~ Morihei Ueshiba

#27

“You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.” ~ Swami Vivekananda

#28
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”In order to have faith in his own path, he does not need to prove that someone else’s path is wrong.” ~ Paulo Coelho

#29

“A warrior considers himself already dead, so there is nothing to lose. The worst has already happened to him, therefore he’s clear and calm; judging him by his acts or by his words, one would never suspect that he has witnessed everything.” ~ Carlos Castaneda

#30

Empaths did not come into this world to be victims, we came to be warriors. Be brave. Stay strong. We need all hands on deck.” ~ Anthon St. Maarten

#31

“The Warrior of the Light is a believer. Because he believes in miracles, miracles begin to happen. Because he is sure that his thoughts can change his life, his life begins to change. Because he is certain that he will find love, love appears.” ~ Paulo Coelho

#32

“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” ~ Bruce Lee

#33

“Feeling important makes one heavy, clumsy, and vain. To be a warrior one needs to be light and fluid.” ~ Carlos Castaneda

#34

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” ~ Kahlil Gibran

#35

“Warriors do not win victories by beating their heads against walls, but by overtaking the walls. Warriors jump over walls; they don’t demolish them.” ~ Carlos Castaneda

#36

“Yesterday’s pain is the Warrior of the Light’s strength.” ~ Paulo Coelho

#37

“Be a Warrior, not a Worrier.”

#38

“Untroubled, scornful, outrageous – that is how wisdom wants us to be: she is a woman and never loves anyone but a warrior.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

#39

“Weapons may be carried by creatures who are evil, dishonest, violent, or lazy. The true warrior is good, gentle, and honest. His bravery comes from within himself; he learns to conquer his own fears and misdeeds.” ~ Brian Jacques

#40

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” ~ Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

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6 Rituals To Celebrate September Equinox 2021

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The September equinox 2021 will take place on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at 3:21 p.m. ET. For the Northern Hemisphere, this marks the beginning of shorter days and colder weather. Fall is the time of year when we set up our internal space and make room for the new to come.

In this article, we will share with you what to expect from September equinox 2021 and what practices and rituals you can perform for aligning yourself with the powerful energy of the fall!

September Equinox 2021

The changing seasons are key points in the cycle of life in nature. The four focal points of the year: the Winter Solstice, Spring Equinox, Summer Solstice, and Fall Equinox are illuminated stages of an inner spiritual journey – a spiritual cycle that we take within ourselves.

The word equinox comes from the Latin word aequus, which means “equal,” and nox, which translates as “night”. The Fall Equinox is a meaningful time of year to honor the harvest. Whether that be a “real” harvest of the things planted in your garden or the harvest of efforts and intentions for your life path that you had set earlier in the year.

On the September equinox, we honor the light and the dark and express our gratitude for the changes that come with the passing of time. The Fall equinox is believed to be a magical time, where harmony fell on the planet and where we could embody an equal balance of dark and light. Just like a yin and yang symbol, we can’t have one without the other. We need darkness to see the light and we need the light to recognize the darkness. Therefore, the September equinox is all about honoring both of these qualities that live within each of us – our inner shadow and our divine light.

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This is the time to acknowledge growth and expansion as a natural evolution of being. During the fall season, our lives go through cycles of growth, harvest, death, and rebirth just as we see in nature.

On the September Equinox, we should remember to honor all that we have in our lives and shift our consciousness from one of lack to one of prosperity and gratitude. Rituals and special practices can help us to do it in the most powerful way.

Practices & Rituals For September Equinox 2021

#1: Sunrise and sunset watching

Sunrise and sunset on the equinox are the key energy points. By watching them on the equinox, you’re aligning yourself to the natural cycles and cosmic rhythms.

At sunrise, go outside and turn to the east. Stand for a few minutes, welcoming the beginning of a new day and a new cycle of your life.

At sunset, turn to the west, watching the sun going behind the horizon. When watching the sunset, focus on gratitude for everything you have in your life and for letting go of everything that doesn’t serve you anymore.

#2: Reflecting on the blessings

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The September Equinox is the time of the final harvest. When people lived more closely connected to the Earth and grew all their food, this was the time of year they’d celebrate the summer’s abundance. This is the time when we should reflect on the abundance in our lives. Take a moment and make some notes in your gratitude journal. What abundance did you experience this year? What blessings have you received? What are you grateful for?

Use gratitude affirmations to express your appreciation for everything you have in your life.

#3: Letting go practice

To experience new growth, we need to let go of our old leaves – old patterns and habits that no longer serve us. What are you ready to let go of? What do you need to shed in order to grow?

Use the practice of Karmic Relationship Healing to let your past go.

#4: Energy Cleansing Ritual

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September equinox is a perfect time for cleansing your energy from any negativity accumulated in your field. This simple yet powerful energy cleansing bath ritual will help you to do this.

Before you fill the bathtub with hot water, light scented candles (or ordinary candles), dim the lighting. Set up your intention to purify your energyclear your aura, etc.

  1. Fill the tub with warm water.
  2. Be sure to add sea salt, because it takes away all the negativity.
  3. Turn on meditative music for relaxation. These can be the sounds of nature, spiritual chants, mantras, etc.
  4. Get in the bathtub.
  5. While laying in the bathtub, visualize that water and salt take away all your problems. And every minute your body becomes lighter and lighter.
  6. When you feel that you have spent enough time in the bath, drain the water. When draining the water, imagine that all the bad things go away with it.
  7. After performing the ritual, you will feel a true renewal at the level of body and soul. You can climb under a warm blanket with a cup of your favorite herbal tea and just let yourself relax.

#5: Setting Intentions

September Equinox 2021 is a good time for setting intentions and choosing new goals in life. Take your time to think about what you want in life, what changes you need to make, and the new habits you need to develop. Choose what metaphorical seeds you are planting this season, and how you will water them.

Now light a candle to create a sacred space. Choose positive intentions to focus on. Meditate on the candle flame while concentrating your attention on your intentions and goals. You can also repeat positive affirmations and personal mantras to boost the effect of this practice. If you don’t know your personal mantra, take our QUIZ to find yours!

#6: Ritual “Reconnecting With The Sun”

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  1. Stand facing east. Look in the direction where the Sun rises.
  2. Say your gratitude to the Sun for all the good things in your life and ask for guidance and assistance in the future.
  3. Visualize your future as you would like it to be. Listen to all the feelings and emotions that arise. What do you feel? Immerse yourself in these feelings. Let the sun recharge you and fill your intentions for a good future with its energy.

The Bottom Line

The significance of the September Equinox for the people walking the spiritual path is the time of year where we activate our new cycle of spiritual and personal growth. As we become silent and rest we are creating space for our greater vision to emerge. On the day of Fall Equinox, we encourage you to take some time to acknowledge your life cycle and spiritual path. In doing so, you are honoring, not only your own growth and light within but the ancient wisdom that has served humanity for many thousands of years.

Happy Fall Equinox!

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