October 2018

Rev. Judyth Sult’s October 2018

Empowerment Newsletter

NOTES from J

October is the month that heads us into the dark of winter. It is the time of the year when the veil is thinnest and many can more easily access the ancestors. Samhain (Halloween) celebrates those who have crossed over.

We see the magic of the trees changing color and dropping their leaves as they go dormant for the winter. Gather the leaves to enjoy the color and note what you want to shed in your life. The air becomes crisp and frost greets us many mornings.

This week has been a challenge for many women who have been abused and/or raped. Many women are speaking out for the first time about their abuse, and others remain silent but hurting. Below is a ritual for women, and men, who have suffered from sexual mistreatment with my sincerest wish for you to reclaim a healthy sense of who you are and what you want for your future.

Blessings to you,

J

Coaching Corner

Ritual Healing to Reclaim Your Power from Abuse

Women and men who have been sexually abused need to discover how to feel safe again, often years after the event. If you experienced that mistreatment it left long lasting effects on your physical and spiritual body, even if there is no long lasting physical evidence.  Sexual abuse has the potential to unbalance all of the chakras, and until you are able to heal those chakras you’ll find unwanted disruptions in your relationships and sense of self. Reclaiming your power is essential to healing.

Reclaiming your power is about you, not the perpetrator. When you have your power you accept yourself as who you are, flaws and all. You feel a sense of connection to the world, to spirit (however you define spirit) and you have healthy relationships with others.

In the ritual below you will be working with the seven energy centers in everyone’s body that are called chakras. When these centers are blocked or damaged, the energy is disrupted and the disruption can cause physical, emotional and spiritual distress.

Here is a reclaiming ritual to open and balance that you can do on your own or with a trusted group of people. If you prefer, an energy worker such as a Reiki healer or Shaman, can be a great assistant to reconnect, open and realign your chakras before or after the ritual.

Prepare a space with items that represent the elements of water (bowl with water and an essence such as lavender or frankincense),  air (feather), earth (crystal or stone), and fire (candle). Bless the elements. Cleanse the space with sage or salt water and declare it sacred.

Start with the seventh chakra which is above the crown of the head. This chakra is associated with spirit and when injured can mean you have difficulty connecting to spirit. Begin by claiming a reconnection with your angels and guides (or however you refer to spirit). This is your personal spiritual connection, not an institutional connection.  Say, for example, “I call on the spirit of One, on my Angels and Guides to be with me on this healing journey.” Place a hand just above your head and move it gently and slowly up and down. Feel the pulsing energy of the crown chakra. If you can’t feel the energy continue the exercise and trust the connection is there.

Move to the sixth chakra, the third eye, which is behind the forehead. It relates to your intuition which can be hard to trust after abuse. Abused people often constantly distrust their intuition because it didn’t keep them safe from harm. Touch a feather to your third eye and ask for a vision of what your guides want to tell you. Still your mind and let the images come until a positive image that might represent healing or safety or joy comes to you. Hold to that image. Breathe into that image and then relax.

Continued below: Healing to Reclaim Power

Moon Phases and Rituals

*Suggestion – Put these dates as a reminder on your calendar!

October 10 – New MoonOctober is the time of the year to integrate the negative and positive aspects of your life. The new moon is the time to set your intentions. Think about what you need to integrate in your life to help you feel safe as you move to the dark time of the year. Set your intentions to make this a sacred and safe transition and integration.

October 24 – Full Moon  This moon is called the Hunter moon because hunters used the light of the moon to bring in the final game before winter to gather food for the long days to follow. It is time to celebrate what you have gathered for the winter.

October Birth Stones

Modern Opal and Tourmaline

Opal

The brilliant flashes of the fire opal are said to inspire love, hope, innocence, purity and luck. In ancient times it was believed it embraced the virtues of all of the gemstones whose colors were reflected in the flashes. Spiritually, the opal is said to bring the full spectrum of light energy, thereby clearing and soothing the aura

Tourmaline

Tourmaline is multicolored, most frequently from a black or blue on one end to a pink at the other end. Legends say that tourmaline journeys through the rainbow and collects the colors as it travels along a rainbow. The watermelon tourmaline displays the blue of one end and the pink of the other end of the rainbow.
Black tourmaline is considered a protective stone and believed to strengthen the body and spirit. It is also thought to inspire creativity.
The watermelon tourmaline, which is rarer, is thought to protect the heart and balance the chakras.

Mystical Jasper

Jasper is the elemental earth stone and is said to align with the electromagnetic energies of earth. The energy of jasper tends to slow one down to the rotation of the planet and to connect with the energies of the moment. It can help one connect the physical and spiritual world.

Aurvedic: Opal (see above)

Judyth’s personal card for October is Strength

What is your card? Draw here

You have the knowing
Call on your intuition
Meditate on the true law of the Universe
As you sit on the seat of wisdom

Continued from above

Healing to Reclaim Your Power

Next, the fifth chakra, at your throat, relates to your ability to communicate and speak your truth. Use the fire of passion to speak your truth. Name the abuse and/or the abuser. Write the name of the abuser and any description about the event or events. Burn the name and abuse as you say something like, “I [your name] call back my power. I reclaim my body, mind, emotions and soul. [abuser name] has no power over me. My body is healed, my mind is soothed, my emotions are strong and healthy, my spirit is true.”  It is very powerful to tone or sing at this point.

The fourth chakra is the heart chakra and is charged by our relationships to others and ultimately to ourselves. Dab the water with essential oil on your heart chakra. Mediitate on the people who love you. Mediitate on the relationships you want to call into your life and mediitate on how YOU want to be in that relationship. Call on the power of the Universe to help you create that perfect relationship. For example, “I call on the power of One to bring to me the perfect relationship that makes me feel treasured, joyful and safe.”

Move to the third chakra which resides behind your naval and is the chakra from which your personal power emanates. After being abused a person often loses her sense of place in the world, or becomes so hyper-organized so nothing can ever get near her again. She loses the perspective of boundaries. Think about your relationships and be honest about which ones bring you joy and which ones are stressful. Ask yourself why you have these feelings about them. Are you feeling pressured; does someone barge into your space; do you laugh often with anyone; how do you decide how time will be spent with others? After you’ve thought about these questions, and your own questions, imagine a large square that represents your boundaries. Take each of the elements and draw over your boundaries and say something like, “My emotional (water) boundaries keep me safe, but available. My passions (fire) are mine to decide and to pursue. My thoughts (feather) explore the world.  My physical (crystal or stone) self demands safety and health.

Go to the second chakra where you feel your emotions, or the emotions of others. It is where your sexual feelings reside. For an abused person this chakra may feel ripped and torn. Fear, betrayal, anger, lust, and anxiety can sit in the pit of your gut. Mediitate on weaving the rips in the fabric of your being. Call in your power by saying something like, “I [your name] call on MY power. XX has no power over me. No one has power over who I am. I am [your name] and I embrace her with love. I call on my power to love. I call on my power to be safe, happy and joyful, thoughtful, satisfied and excited in the world. I call on my power to grieve and then release the past. I call on my power to be the most of who I can be in a way that satisfies ME.”

Finally, the first chakra relates to our connection to earth. Sometimes those wounded by abuse have a difficult time deciding if they want to stay on this planet. Stand before the elements, raise your arms to the sky, stamp your feet as you declare, “I claim my power to be me. I claim my power to be healed. I claim my power to love my body and to remove all traces of XX. I am [your name] and I am powerful.” Touch every part of your body, your lips, cheeks, head, throat, breasts, waist, vagina, buttocks with love and kindness. Use your own healing touch to reclaim your body and your power.

If you wish assistance with this exercise, or a healing Reiki session, please contact Judyth at (360) 305-1491.  

Please email judythsult@gmail.com if you are interested in attending a workshop using these methods.

Universal Cards for October – Energy  of 1

One energy is about new beginnings, independence, leadership and initiative. The Wheel of Fortune is 10 which reduces to 1 and the Sun is 19 which reduces to 10 then to 1.

Magician
Earth, Air, Water, Fire
Bring me your power
Manifest my magic to do good
I call on Spirit to ignite my soul

The Magician calls upon the Universe and employs each of the elements to manifest his desires on this earthly plane. Each element symbolizes an aspect of life: air for thoughts and communication, fire for spirit and passion, water for emotions and relationships, and earth for money and health.

The Magician uses his force of will and control to bridge the spirit and physical world. He uses each element appropriately.

You are empowered as the Magician to know what it is you want, for you are empowered to call it to you. Focus your attention on what you want to manifest on this earthly plane. Understand you call on your magical powers doing harm to none.

Learn more about Magician here

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Wheel of Fortune

Spin, spin
Embrace change
Bring good fortune
Spin, Spin

When the Wheel of Fortune comes up in your reading, you are in sync with the Universe, and it is time to pay attention to what it is trying to tell you. Times will change, and this is your opportunity to prepare for your future. Change can be very difficult for people who have a strong desire to control. The wheel will spin, and it is time for you to decide how you will accept and respond to the turn of the Wheel of Fortune.

You are empowered by the Wheel of Fortune when you  participate in your future rather than passively accept the direction of your life’s fortune.

Learn more about Wheel of Fortune here.

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Sun

Yes!
Shine with confidence
Believe the promise of success
Seize your place in the Universe
Go for it!

The Sun is central to our place in the universe. In a like manner, it symbolizes our “self” in relation to the whole of our private universe. It triumphs in the light of each day and surrenders to the dark of night.

When the Sun comes up in a reading, it indicates a strong yes to your question, be it the undertaking of a new adventure or the risk of a new relationship. Have confidence in your decisions and actions. Understand that your attitude in relationships is valued as enlightened, generous, and loving. The Sun allows an internal “sigh,” assuring that things are going well.

You are empowered by the joy the Sun brings to you. Believe and trust that the Sun will shine success on your hopes and dreams.

Learn more about Sun here.

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JudythSult@gmail.com, Empowerment Coach for your growth